Sirens Sound At Beaver Valley
|Power Reactor||Event Number: 51948|
|Facility: BEAVER VALLEY
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit:   [ ]
RX Type:  W-3-LP, W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: MIKE ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
|Notification Date: 05/20/2016
Notification Time: 18:40 [ET]
Event Date: 05/20/2016
Event Time: 15:31 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/20/2016
|Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
|Unit||SCRAM Code||RX CRIT||Initial PWR||Initial RX Mode||Current PWR||Current RX Mode|
|1||N||Y||100||Power Operation||100||Power Operation|
|2||N||Y||100||Power Operation||100||Power Operatio|
|OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INADVERTENT SOUNDING OF THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIRENS
"At approximately 1531 [EDT] hours, a tornado signal was inadvertently activated from Hancock County, West Virginia which sounded 118 out of 120 Emergency sirens. The remaining 2 sirens do not receive a tornado signal. The sirens alarmed for approximately 3 minutes. A silent test was subsequently performed for all 120 sirens and validated the emergency siren system remains functional.
"In accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency, a 4 hour notification is required.
"The [NRC] Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. No press releases are planned."
The licensee notified state and local agencies.