BE AWARE OF THIS SITUATION AND CALL LOCAL OFFICIALS TO DEMAND HONEST UPDATES.
I DO NOT FIND REPORTS OF THIS IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA, BUT DID FIND THIS:
IT WAS DOCUMENTED ON THE "EVENT STATUS" WEBSITE.
Facility: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Comments: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)
City: METROPOLIS State: IL
License #: SUB-526
|NRC Notified By: SEAN PATTERSON|
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
|Notification Date: 09/20/2015|
Notification Time: 22:05 [ET]
Event Date: 09/20/2015
Event Time: 20:19 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2015
|Emergency Class: ALERT|
10 CFR Section:
40.35(f) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
At 2019 CDT, the licensee declared an Alert due to a truck fire, outside of the protected area, that lasted greater than 15 minutes. The truck was awaiting entry to the plant to deliver materials when the truck driver noticed smoke emanating from the dash. He attempted to put out the fire using a handheld extinguisher but was unsuccessful so he left the vehicle and notified licensee employees.
The licensee contacted the Massac County and Metropolis Fire Departments who responded to the site and put out the fire. The cab of the truck is considered a total loss but the trailer was not affected by the fire and remains intact. The licensee is awaiting clearance from the fire department to enable them to take swipes of the trailer to verify no contamination exists.
At 2055 CDT, once they determined the fire was out, the licensee downgraded the Alert to a plant emergency.
The licensee notified local authorities and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the event.
Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, USDA Ops Center, HHS Ops Center, DOE Ops Center, DHS NICC Watch Officer and the EPA EOC.
* * * UPDATE FROM SEAN PATTERSON TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2329 EDT ON 09/20/15 * * *
At 2216 CDT, the licensee declared all clear for the event when the swipes taken on the trailer did not indicate a spread of contamination.
Notified IRD (Gott), NMSS EO (Gonzalez) and R2DO (Sykes) via email.