26,000 Gallons of Untreated Waste Water Spilled and Discharging Into The Ocean at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47289
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
Notification Date: 09/23/2011
Notification Time: 00:27 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2011
Event Time: 17:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/23/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):


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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO COUNTY AGENCY DUE TO INADVERTENT WASTEWATERDISCHARGE”This notification is for San Onofre Units 2 and 3, and is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) to report a notification to another government agency regarding a spill of approximately 26000 gallons of untreated waste water (sewage).”A pending report will be made to the San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Healthregarding a untreated (sewage) waste water spill that occurred as San Onofre. The details that were communicated to the DEH are

that at 1730 PDT a sewage spill was identified at SONGS in the North Industrial yard area. The leak was being collected in the yard drains and being discharged to the ocean. The sump discharge system has been secured stopping the release.”

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.

Source: NRC Event Notifications

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