North Anna Workers Find 150 Gallon Oil Spill While Purging Carbon Dioxide from Unit 2 Generator

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47198
Facility: NORTH ANNA
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: DON TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/25/2011
Notification Time: 17:14 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2011
Event Time: 16:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)

 

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

NOTIFICATION TO OFFSITE AGENCY REGARDING AN ONSITE OIL SPILL”At 1610 EDT on August 25, 2011 the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality was notified of an oil spillthat occurred at 1900 EDT on August 24, 2011. The spill was approximately 150 gallons to the gravel outside the North Anna Unit 2 Turbine Building. The event occurred while purging CO2 from the Unit 2 Main Generator with air. Standing oil from the gravel was pumped to barrels and oil soaks were applied to the remaining oil. Clean up of the gravel areas continued.”The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified in addition to the state and local authorities.

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