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Nuclear Event – Unusual Event: Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Unit 1, Wisconsin

2017/03/21

North America – USA | State of Wisconsin, Two Rivers, Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Unit 1
Location: 44°16’52.0″N 87°32’12.0″W
Present Operational Age: ~47 years
Event:  UNUSUAL EVENT/FIRE ALARM IN CONTAINMENT

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

Nuclear Event in USA on Monday, 20 March, 2017 at 16:20 [CDT].

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED FOR FIRE ALARM IN CONTAINMENT

“At 1620 [CDT], an unusual event was declared due to a smoke detector alarm in Unit 1 containment. [There were] no indications of any other detector alarms, no abnormal equipment indications, and containment parameters are normal (temperature, humidity).

“At 1631 [CDT], visual inspection [of the] 66 ft. hatch indicated no smoke or abnormal smell.

“At 1640 [CDT], local inspection of Unit 1 containment verified no fire or hot spots.”

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC. Notified FEMA National Watch and Nuclear SSA via E-mail.

* * * UPDATE FROM RYAN RODE TO DONG PARK AT 2208 EDT ON 3/20/2017 * * *

“Event transmitted under ENS # 52627 is terminated at 2022 [CDT on] 3/20/17.”

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Notified R3DO (Orlikowski), NRR EO (Miller), and IRD (Stapleton). Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC. Notified FEMA National Watch and Nuclear SSA via E-mail.

Source: NRC  Event Number:  52627

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