Oconee Nuclear Power Plant Notifies NRC of Breach of Packaging of Radioactive Materials During Transportation

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DAMAGED PACKAGING CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

“The purpose of this report is to notify the NRC of a breach of a package containing a limited quantity of radioactive material. This breach was considered ‘breakage’ in accordance with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Transportation. In accordance with 49 CFR 171.15, Duke Energy contacted the National Response Center at 1350 [EDT] on October 28, 2011, Report Number 993866. The National Response Center then contacted Mecklenburg County, NC, Emergency Management.

“Although the packaging of the radioactive material was damaged during transportation, the package was transported in an enclosed van. The radioactive material itself has not been released, and the damage did not result in radioactive contamination or any radiation exposure. This event is being reported because notification to other government agencies has been made.”

Power Reactor Event Number: 47386
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: SANDRA SEVERANCE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 10/28/2011
Notification Time: 16:28 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/28/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (R2DO)
LYDIA CHANG (FSME)

 

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

DAMAGED PACKAGING CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

“The purpose of this report is to notify the NRC of a breach of a package containing a limited quantity of radioactive material. This breach was considered ‘breakage’ in accordance with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Transportation. In accordance with 49 CFR 171.15, Duke Energy contacted the National Response Center at 1350 [EDT] on October 28, 2011, Report Number 993866. The National Response Center then contacted Mecklenburg County, NC, Emergency Management.

“Although the packaging of the radioactive material was damaged during transportation, the package was transported in an enclosed van. The radioactive material itself has not been released, and the damage did not result in radioactive contamination or any radiation exposure. This event is being reported because notification to other government agencies has been made.”

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Source: www.nrc.gov, via Enformable
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