Power Reactor

Event Number: 41942

Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIC POWELL
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON

Notification Date: 08/24/2005
Notification Time: 15:47 [ET]
Event Date: 08/23/2005
Event Time: 15:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2005

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE OF NEW JERSEY DUE TO CHEMICAL SPILL

"This is a 4-hour notification to report a notification made to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP] for a chemical spill to the ground that could not be cleaned up within 24 hours. The spill was discovered at 1545 on 8/23/05, when water containing approximately 30 ppm hydrazine was discovered north of the condensate polisher building. The source of the spill was secured. Efforts to clean-up the affected soil commenced in parallel but could not be completed within 24-hours therefore necessitating notification of NJDEP per NJAC 7: 1E. The full volume of the discharge is unknown, however approximately 500 gallons of water have been removed. The operations shift manager made a report to the state of New Jersey to report the discharge at 1530 [on 08/24/05] when it was realized that the clean up could not be fully completed in less then 24 hours. There was no effect on plant operation. There was no one injured during the event."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.