Bruce Power picks up heavily-armoured security
Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:09PM EST
A photo provided by Bruce Power shows the 'GURKHA,' made by Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc. of Newmarket, Ont., which has been purchased for the company's security.
Bruce County's largest employer is bringing in some heavy artillery to make the world's largest nuclear plant safer.
In a statement John Collin, chief of emergency and protective services at Bruce Power, said "At Bruce Power, we continuously strive to make our site safer and stronger and we’re confident the GURKHA will help us achieve that goal."
Bruce Power has purchased several Ontario-made armoured vehicles to patrol their 2,300 acre property near Kincardine.
The company runs the largest nuclear plant in the world. They wouldn't say how much the new armoured vehicles cost or even how many they bought.
The company already has an imposing security force including an award-winning nuclear response team that has the training and arsenal of most American SWAT teams.
'Gurkha' armoured vehicles are normally used by law enforcement and the military.