In this case, we have not released an alert because they appear to have gotten the system back up within a few hours of its re-demise. None-the-less, these occurrences bare watching. Fortunately we have the following reassuring words from the Columbia Generating Station:
"To compensate for the loss of assessment capability while the Turbine Building Stack Radiation Monitoring equipment was nonfunctional, a field team survey would have been used if required." (emphasis added)
The question remains how would they know if they required a survey team if the very equipment which would alert them to such a need was not working? In other words, Columbia Nuclear was blind to a radiation detections during the failure.
See NRC event reports:
#49306 and #49327