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Nuclear Event – (Non-Emergency Emergency Declared) Security Breach: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Alabama

2017/03/04

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: ~44 years
Event: UNUSUAL EVENT – EMERGENCY DECLARED

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Nuclear Event in USA on Thursday, 02 March, 2017 at 12:30 [CST]

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section: 50.72(a) (1) (i) – EMERGENCY DECLARED

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED

At 1230 CST, the licensee declared a notification of unusual event based on Emergency Action Level 6.7-U, a non-hostile security event, due to introduction of contraband into the protected area. All required actions have been completed.

There was no impact to the operation of any of the units at the Browns Ferry site.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

See EN #52586.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email) and NuclearSSA (email).

* * * UPDATE FROM THOMAS BRADFORD TO JEFF HERRERA AT 1611 EST ON 3/2/17 * * *

At 1500 CST, the licensee terminated the notification of unusual event.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (McCoy), NRR EO (King), and IRD (Grant).

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email) and NuclearSSA (email).

Source: NRC  Event Number: 52587


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