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Shouldn’t they have looked before they built this? Does it date from the earlier Fermi reactor?
Location exported from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi_Nuclear_Generating_Station
Event Number: 52085
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit:  [ ] [ ]
RX Type:  GE-4
NRC Notified By: BRETT JEBBIA
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/14/2016
Notification Time: 13:01 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2016
Event Time: 09:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/14/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (R3DO)
OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OF AN OIL SPILL TO THE ENVIRONMENT
“At 0915 EDT on July 14, 2016, Fermi 2 Environmental Engineering determined that a notification to the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Fire Services, Storage Tank Division is required regarding discovery of a leaking underground fuel oil storage tank. The underground fuel oil storage tank was unearthed while excavating for 120kv switchyard cable replacements. This is an underground fuel oil storage tank from the 1950s or earlier was not in service at the site, and it is unknown when the tank was last used. The size of the tank is estimated at 2,250 gallons. An unknown quantity of oil has leaked into the immediate surrounding ground and is currently contained in the soil. There is currently no indication of any of the leakage flowing beyond the site boundary or reaching any waterways. Fermi 2 is conducting an investigation to determine the appropriate steps to address the storage tank and impacted soil.
“A notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required.
“This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) for an event or situation related to the protection of the environment for which a notification to another government agency will be made.
“The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.”
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