The Ontario government erroneously sent out a mass alert telling of an “incident” at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, and this sent people across the area into a panic.

Just before 7:30 am Sunday, an alert went out. “There has been NO abnormal release of radioactivity from the station,” the warning read. “People near the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station DO NOT need to take any protective actions at this time.”

Ontario Power Generation released this statement shortly after. The alert regarding #Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. There is no danger to the public or the environment.