U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Event Reports For
02/07/2018 - 02/08/2018
** EVENT NUMBERS **
|Power Reactor ||Event Number: 53198 |
| Facility: DRESDEN |
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ]  
RX Type:  GE-1, GE-3, GE-3
NRC Notified By: MARK BOAZ
HQ OPS Officer: DAVID AIRD
| Notification Date: 02/07/2018 |
Notification Time: 15:04 [ET]
Event Date: 02/07/2018
Event Time: 10:40 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2018
| Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY |
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
| Person (Organization): |
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
|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 |
|EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIRENS INADVERTENTLY ACTUATED |
"At approximately 1040 CST, seven (7) Dresden Nuclear Power Station Offsite Emergency Notification sirens (i.e., Siren Nos. DR1, DR4, DR5, DR6, DR9, DR10, and DR11) were inadvertently activated. The Kendall County, IL Emergency Management Agency notified the Exelon Generation Company, LLC. Emergency Response Organization that at 1040 CST, a contract individual inadvertently cut a wire that resulted in the actuation of these seven sirens for three minutes. The contract organization personnel are addressing the issue with the sirens.
"The Kendall and Will County Emergency Management Agency contacted Exelon Generation Company regarding this event.
"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as an event where other government agencies were notified.
"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification."
The sirens are operable.