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Event Notification Report for August 3, 2004

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40915

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40915
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: M. STRUBMULLER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 08/03/2004
Notification Time: 01:41 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2004
Event Time: 15:58 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/03/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MOHAMED SHANBAKY (R1)

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

FUEL LEAK- OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.


"Salem Unit 1 experienced an underground fuel leak that required notification to the state of N.J. (NJDEP). Fuel oil was observed in a storm drain, there was not a release to the Delaware river and the storm drain system has been isolated and pumped out. The source of the leak is under investigation. There were no injuries as a result of the spill and no equipment has been declared inoperable. The bulk fuel oil storage tank has been isolated as a potential leak source." Lower Alloways Creek Township will be notified.

The Bulk fuel oil storage tank makes up to Salem Unit 1 & 2 diesel storage tanks which are at full capacity. Licensee is making a contingency plan that they will not be able to use the bulk fuel oil tank and they plan to have fuel oil tank trucks come onsite Tuesday.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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