Saturday, August 3, 2013

USA: nuclear plant alert at Alabama

An alert has been issued for Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generation Station in Alabama (border with Georgia, not far from Florida). According to the latest report:

Plant Farley continues to operate at full capacity, as safety teams on site determine what caused a carbon dioxide release in an auxiliary building.

Around 5:20 Saturday morning, the facility went on Alert as a standard precaution. The Alert status will be lifted as soon as plant personnel confirm a safe level of oxygen in the hallway. The carbon dioxide did come from a fire retardant system, although there is no evidence of any fire.

All site personnel have been accounted for and there are no accidents or injuries reported.

An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant emergency classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. There is no danger to the public. Appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified.

Additional details will be announced as they become available. Members of the public should stay tuned to their radio and television for the latest information. Information is also available by calling 1-800-367-4020 and at the Alabama Power Website.

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