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Nuclear Event – Elevated Tritium Contamination Detected Onsite: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Alabama

2016/06/22

North America – USA | State of Alabama, Athens, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
Location: 34°42’14.0″N 87°07’07.0″W
Present Operational Age: ~43 years
Event: OFFSITE NOTIFICATION – ELEVATED TRITIUM DETECTED ONSITE

Nuclear Event in USA on Friday, 17 June, 2016 at 12:22 [CDT]

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO ELEVATED TRITIUM DETECTED ONSITE

“This notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) because the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is in the process of informing the Alabama Radiological Protection Department, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Limestone County Emergency Management Department, and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) of recent groundwater monitoring results at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in accordance with NEI 07-07, Industry Ground Water Protection Initiative.

“There are no indications of any impacts to any off-site drinking water source as indicated by Browns Ferry’s off-site groundwater monitoring well samples.

“TVA has taken immediate action to address the apparent leak following the detection of elevated tritium levels from on-site groundwater monitoring wells and will be monitoring affected wells on an increased frequency. No elevated tritium levels have been detected from off-site monitoring locations, and the public is not at risk.

“The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.”

Source: NRC  Event Number: 52025


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