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Nuclear Event – Alert: Emergency Declared, Equipment Fire: Dresden Nuclear Power Plant, Illinois

2016/06/28

Technological Hazard –  Accident Mitigation, Fire

North America – USA | State of Illinois – Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 3
Location: 41°23’23.0″N 88°16’05.0″W
Present Operational Age: ~55 years
Event: ACCIDENT MITIGATION/EMERGENCY DECLARED

Nuclear Event in USA on Monday, 27 June, 2016 at 10:50 [CDT]

DRESDEN UNIT 3 DECLARES ALERT

“At 1050 CDT, [on 6/27/16], an Alert was declared at Dresden Unit 3. The Alert is due to Unit 3 experiencing a fire in the HPCI (High Pressure Coolant Injection) system, auxiliary oil pump motor. The fire is out.

“This notification is being made per 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i).”

Dresden Unit 3 is stable and continues to operate at 100% power and HPCI has been declared inoperable. There is no impact on Dresden Unit 2.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA, USDA, HHS, DOE, DHS NICC, EPA, and FEMA National Watch Center, FDA EOC, NuclearSSA via email only.

* * * UPDATE FROM MICHAEL HAYES TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1433 EDT ON 6/27/16 * * *

“Termination of MA-5 [Alert]. Fire in HPCI room verified extinguished. HPCI system is inoperable. [Technical Specification] TS 3.5.1 condition G in effect, per 10 CFR 50.72(c)(i) – notification of termination of Alert.”

Dresden Unit 3 terminated the Alert at 1319 CDT, on 6/27/16. Dresden Unit 3 continues to operate at 100% power.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R3DO (Kunowski), NRR (Miller), IRD (Grant), DHS SWO, FEMA, USDA, HHS, DOE, DHS NICC, EPA, and FEMA National Watch Center, FDA EOC, NuclearSSA via email only.

* * * UPDATE FROM MICHAEL CSERNAK TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1755 EDT ON 6/27/16 * * *

“At 1042 [CDT] on 6/27/16, the U3 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system was declared inoperable after the Auxiliary Oil Pump failed.

“This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D); any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. This is an eight hour reporting requirement.

“The Dresden NRC Resident [Inspector] has been notified.”

Notified R3DO (Kunowski).

Source: NRC Event Number: 52046

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