Discharge from Monticello reactor scram leads to fish kill

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47464
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: LT. EARSLEY
Notification Date: 11/21/2011
Notification Time: 17:51 [ET]
Event Date: 11/21/2011
Event Time: 16:06 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/21/2011
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
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FISH KILL“At 1606 Central Standard Time, Xcel Energy Environmental Services made a report to the State of MN regarding 190 fish killed from the discharge canal temperature transient during the reactor scram on 11/20/11. The report was made verbally with a follow-up email message detailing the species of fish killed.

“This is a notification being made under 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as an event related to the environment for which notification to other government agencies have or will be made.”

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State and will notify local authorities of this event.



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