OSWEGO, NY –Workers at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station extinguished a small fire in the turbine building earlier today. The small flame was contained in the immediate area, no offsite assistance was required, and it did not impact plant operations.
The event was classified as an "Unusual Event" and operators notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as per procedure. The event was declared and promptly exited.
An Unusual Event is the lowest of four emergency classifications established by the NRC. Exelon Generation notified all appropriate federal, state and local officials.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is located seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse. The station can produce more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity – enough to power nearly two million homes. Join us on Twitter and YouTube.