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Event Notification Report for January 7, 2004

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40428

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40428
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 01/06/2004
Notification Time: 13:32 [ET]
Event Date: 01/06/2004
Event Time: 12:58 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/06/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
PAUL FREDRICKSON (R2)
RICHARD WESSMAN (IRO)
BOB DENNIG (NRR)
DAN SULLIVAN (FEMA)
MARIANNE DOYLE (DHS)
ROBERT MANILI (NRC)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE ON REFUEL FLOOR

Fire reported to control room at 1240 EST 01/06/04. Fire was located inside a portable "Kelly" building on the Refueling Floor which lasted greater than 10 minutes. An Unusual Event was declared at 1258 on 01/06/04. Fire was extinguished at 1302. Fire did not spread beyond the boundary of the Kelly building. The Kelly building was in a contaminated area, but there was no radioactive release outside of the Kelly building. Unusual Event was terminated at 1321.

Initial notification to NRC Headquarters of the Unusual Event was made by the NRC Senior Resident Inspector at 1254 EST. At 1303 EST 01/06/04 the decision was made not to enter the Monitoring Phase of Normal Mode of Incident Response for this event.

Licensee notified NRC Resident Inspector, State, and Local emergency management authorities.

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