17:06 Jul 31, 2019
Technical Specification Required Shutdown Due to Inoperable Boron Injection Flow Paths and Charging Pumps
On July 31, 2019, at 1206 CDT, Waterford 3 commenced initiation of a plant shutdown as required by Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.0.3. Prior to this, on July 31, 2019, at 1108 CDT, the boron injection flow paths were declared inoperable in accordance with LCO 22.214.171.124, 'Flow Paths - Operating,' and the charging pumps were declared inoperable in accordance with LCO 126.96.36.199, 'Charging Pumps-Operating.' This was due to visual examination identifying that propagation had progressed on a previously identified flaw on piping upstream of the header supplying the charging pumps. TS LCO 3.0.3 was entered due to the action statements of LCOs 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 not being met. LCO 3.0.3 requires that action shall be initiated within one hour to place the unit in a mode in which the specification does not apply by placing it in hot standby within the next 6 hours
6.944444e-5 daysand cold shutdown within the next 30 hours
3.472222e-4 days. At 1206 CDT, Waterford 3 commenced direct boration to the reactor coolant system. This condition meets the reporting criteria of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i) due to the initiation of plant shutdown required by Technical Specifications and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) and (D) due to an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function of structures or systems that are needed to (A) shutdown the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition and (D) mitigate the consequences of an accident."
Louisiana (NRC Region 4)
|10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i), Tech Spec Required Shutdown|
10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A), Loss of Safety Function - Shutdown the Reactor
10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Loss of Safety Function - Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident
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|Time - Person (Reporting Time:+-0.77 h|
16:20 Jul 31, 2019
|NRC Officer:||Donald Norwood|
|Last Updated:||Jul 31, 2019|
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