Strange Days at U.S. Nuclear Plant: “Individual” lying on ground unconscious, pronounced dead — Possible human remains found soon after… “Obviously, it’s quite rare”

Published: February 17th, 2013 at 1:19 pm ET
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NRC: Event Notification Report for February 8, 2013 (h/t rumorecurioso): At 1620 EST on 2/7/2013 an emergency medical report was received in Unit 1 Control Room that an individual was reported to have collapsed and was lying unconscious outside of the protected area. Fire protection and Emergency Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. The individual was unresponsive, without a pulse and not breathing. Off-site medical assistance was immediately requested. CPR was commenced and continued until transfer of the individual to off-site medical ambulance service Medic 1. An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) was used once, as allowed by the AED. Confirmation of the fatality was received at 1735 EST on 2/7/2013. The individual was pronounced dead at 1712 EST on 2/7/2013. Both Units remain at 100% power. This Event notification is being made due to the onsite fatality. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

NRC: Event Notification Report for February 13, 2013 (h/t anonymous tip): At 1530 EST on February 12, 2013, bones were discovered in the debris removal baskets in the Screen House at the Cook Nuclear Plant. These bones have the potential to be human remains. Local law enforcement agencies have been notified and the remains were removed by law enforcement personnel. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified. Plant operations was not impacted by the event. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of offsite agencies and potential for media involvement related to the discovery.

Bloomberg: Bones Found at Michigan Nuclear Plant May Be Human [...] Berrien County sheriff’s officials collected the bones and are determining if they are human, Bill Schalk, a [Cook nuclear] plant spokesman, said in a phone interview. “Obviously, it’s quite rare” for bones to turn up in a nuclear plant’s water intake system, Scott Burnell, a spokesman for the federal atomic agency, said in an e-mail. [...] Divers found 6-inch (15 centimeter) and 4-inch bone fragments [...] A spokesman for the Berrien County’s sheriff’s office in St. Joseph, Michigan, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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