January 09, 2010

 Braidwood Station Declares and Terminates Unusual Event  

 Event declared due to minor fire that was quickly extinguished 


Braceville, Illinois - Operators at Braidwood Generating Station entered and terminated an Unusual Event tonight due to a small fire on a plant ventilation fan bearing.

The event was declared at 7:51 pm and terminated less than two hours later at 9:11 pm.

There were no injuries and no damage to the plant. Both units remained at full power during the event. The fire was extinguished in 16 minutes after the initial report of smoke in the area. The fire was extinguished by the Station’s Fire Brigade and no offsite assistance was required.

An Unusual Event is the lowest of the four classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.



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Neal Miller Exelon Nuclear Communications