Power Reactor

Event Number: 42575

Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TOM BYYKKONON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ

Notification Date: 05/15/2006
Notification Time: 01:37 [ET]
Event Date: 05/14/2006
Event Time: 23:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/15/2006

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

Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1)
RICK LAYMAN (EPA)
STU BAILEY (DOE)
AMANDA (USDA)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)
JANET DUZMAN (HHS)

 

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

SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE LEAK INTO THE DELAWARE RIVER

"This 4-Hour notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72 (B)(2)(xi).

"A notification was made to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection of a discharge of approximately 1000 gallons of water containing 3000 parts per million Sodium Hypochlorite to the Delaware river, via a permitted outfall. The source of the water was a leak on the chlorination injection line in the Unit One Service Water Bay. The water was pumped to the river via the building sump pump. On discovery the leak was isolated and the building sumps turned off to prevent further discharge. Follow up investigation to determine the cause of the leak is in progress.

"There was no equipment out of service that contributed to this event and there were no personnel injuries or radiological occurrences associated with this event."

The leak occurred when changing the pump in service. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.