United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for April 28, 2005

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REGION I

Millstone 1 Flanders Line Fire

Licensee/Facility:

DOMINION NUCLEAR CONNECTICUT, INC.
Millstone 1
WATERFORD, Connecticut
Dockets: 05000245
[1] GE-3
License No:
Notification:

MR Number: 1-2005-0002
Date: 04/27/2005

Call from SRI

Discussion:

On Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at approximately 06:45 a.m., Millstone Unit 1 lost power to the spent fuel pool pumps when a transient caused the Flanders Line main breaker to open and automatically re-close. The licensee observed smoke, some arcing, and small flames on a utility pole located outside the protected area. The spent fuel pools pumps were returned to service when power was restored at 08:59 am.

During this short period no significant increase in spent fuel pool temperature occurred. It should be noted that the time to boil for the Unit 1 spent fuel pool is in excess of several days.

Accession Numbers:

Accession No Accession Date
ML051180534 04/27/2005

Contacts:

Name Office Abbrev Phone No E-Mail
PRINCE, ROBERT J R1 (610) 337-5376 RJP4@nrc.gov
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