ALERT: Emergency at US nuclear plant after “massive” fire and multiple explosions
of a sudden we heard this loud boom and the whole ground started
Flames… Heavy Black Smoke… Chaos” — Hundreds of fire
personnel called in
ask that the public stay away from the area” (VIDEOS)
8 March, 2016
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mar 7, 2016 (emphasis added): [Oconee Nuclaer Power Station, South Carolina] EMERGENCY DECLARATION DUE TO FIRE/EXPLOSION IN THE MAIN TRANSFORMER… At 1520 EST, the licensee declared a Notification of Unusual Event. Offsite assistance was requested… Fire brigade personnel were applying additional foam to prevent a re-flash… Offsite assistance was requested with three local fire departments responding… The licensee has notified state and local authorities… At 1658 EST, the licenseedeclared an Alert [when] the fire damaged an overhead power line that supplies emergency power to all three units at Oconee.