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 Report dateSiteEvent description
05000369/LER-2016-00122 July 2016Mcguire

On March 22, 2016, while Unit 1 was in end of cycle (EOC) refueling outage 1E0C24 (Mode 5), a manual ultrasonic (UT) examination of the Chemical and Volume Control System (NV), Charging Line to the 1A Reactor Coolant System (NC) cold leg confirmed a previously identified circumferential indication associated with weld 1NC1F-1374. The current examination results had shown that the indication had changed since the previous examination during 1E0C23 and concluded that the indication no longer met American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section XI Code requirements. This condition is reportable under 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(ii)(A) as a degraded condition.

A specific cause for the condition could not be determined. A metallurgical examination concluded that the cause of the UT result could have been influenced by pre-existing welds associated with a legacy modification.

The affected NV piping on Unit 1 was replaced during refueling outage 1E0C24.

APPROVED BY OMB: NO. 3150-0104 EXPIRES: 01/31/2017 Reported lessons learned are incorporated into the licensing process and fed back to industry.

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