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Monday, August 18, 2008

DIABLO CANYON - Offsite assistance from CAL FIRE

DIABLO CANYON - UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE IN MAIN BANK TRANSFORMER - The licensee is fighting the fire along with offsite assistance from CAL FIRE.
DIABLO CANYON UNUSUAL EVENT / FIRE
At 0012 the licensee declared a Notice of Unusual Event due to a fire in Main Bank Transformer. The licensee is fighting the fire along with offsite assistance from CAL FIRE.
The unit is shutdown and stable in mode 3.
All control rods fully inserted on the trip. Decay heat is being removed via auxiliary feedwater to the steam generators steaming to the main condenser via the main condenser steam dumps.
Emergency buses remain powered via offsite power with emergency diesel generators available if required.
NRC Current Event Notification Report for August 18, 2008: Event Notification Report

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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