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ENS 5474918 June 2020 20:37:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1On June 18, 2020, Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit 1 determined that leakage from an outside out-of-service liquid waste pipe that is within a radiologically controlled area contains several isotopes. Analysis indicates greater than 2,000 picoCuries per liter of tritium, and isotopes of Mn-54, Co-58, Co-60, and Cs-137 are above the lower limit of detection. At 1725 EDT, in accordance with site procedures and NEI 07-07, 'Industry Ground Water Protection Initiative,' notification to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was planned. At 1930 EDT notification to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was completed. The leak is currently contained. The leakage did not exceed any NRC regulations or reporting criteria. This notification is being made solely as a four-hour, non-emergency notification for a planned notification of other government agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 547406 June 2020 12:25:00SeabrookNRC Region 1

At 0920 (EDT), with the unit in Mode 1 and 100 percent power, the reactor was manually tripped due to group 1 of control rod bank 'B' fully inserting into the core. All systems responded normally post trip. Operations has stabilized the plant in mode 3 at NOP/NOT (normal operating pressure and temperature). Decay heat removal is being accomplished via the steam dumps in the steam pressure mode to the main condenser.

Emergency feedwater actuated due to low low steam generator level as expected.

This event is being reported pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)

The senior NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The plant response to the trip was uncomplicated. All safe shutdown equipment is available. There were no reliefs or safeties actuated during the transient. The licensee manually tripped eight days ago for the same condition. See EN #54731.

ENS 547385 June 2020 10:39:00MillstoneNRC Region 1On June 5, 2020, at 0320 (EDT) a loss of control room envelope (CRE) was declared inoperable due to failure of door 204-36-007. The door was repaired at 0322 (EDT), restoring the CRE to operable. The NRC Resident Inspector, state, and local authorities were notified.
ENS 5473129 May 2020 16:41:00SeabrookNRC Region 1At 1403 EDT, with the unit in Mode 1 and 100 percent power, the reactor was manually tripped due to Group 1 of Control Rod Bank 'B' unexpectedly inserting. All systems responded normally post-trip. Operations stabilized the plant in Mode 3 at 557 degrees Fahrenheit. Decay heat removal is being accomplished via the steam dumps in the steam pressure mode to the main condenser. Emergency feedwater actuated due to low low steam generator level as expected. This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR (b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5471615 May 2020 13:25:00SalemNRC Region 1At 0947 (EDT) on 5/15/20, Salem reported to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection a sheen on the Delaware River. This discovery did not violate any NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) regulations or reporting criteria. This notification is being made solely as a four-hour, non-emergency notification for a Notification of Other Government Agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will be notifying the National Response Center and Lower Alloways Creek Township. The substance spilled was less than one pint of hydraulic oil.
ENS 546923 May 2020 22:28:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On 5/3/2020 at 1100 EDT, Operations identified a step change in the Main Control Room ambient noise. The cause of the noise was a rise in vibrations on the Number 11 fan motor of the Main Control Room Ventilation Circulating Fan. Another step change in noise occurred and Operations swapped from the Number 11 fan motor to its redundant Number 12 fan motor, but the noise and vibrations did not improve. The two independent motors are connected to the blower shaft with belts on either end of the shaft. This entire fan and motor assembly is contained within the Main Control Room ventilation ducting and is not visible. At 1118 EDT, Operations shut off the Main Control Room Ventilation Circulating Fan due to Number 11 fan motor vibrations, declared the Main Control Room Air Treatment System inoperable, and entered the Technical Specification 3.4.5.e, 7-day action statement. At 1750 EDT, Maintenance entered the ductwork and informed Operations that the Number 11 fan bearing had catastrophically failed and because of the extent of damage and close physical proximity to the Number 12 fan motor, jeopardized its continued operation. As a result, Operations also declared the Number 12 fan motor inoperable and determined the event was reportable as a loss of safety function per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 546913 May 2020 11:43:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1At 0821 EDT on May 3, 2020, the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Unit 1 reactor automatically scrammed due to a trip of the Main Turbine. The Unit 1 reactor was operating at 76 percent reactor power following a ramp schedule to full power subsequent to a maintenance outage. The Control Room received indication of a Main Turbine trip with both divisions of the Reactor Protection System actuated and all control rods inserted. The Reactor Recirculation Pumps tripped on End of Cycle - Recirculation Pump Trip. Reactor water level lowered to -1 inch causing Level 3 (+13 inches) isolations. No Emergency Core Cooling System or Reactor Core Isolation Cooling actuations occurred. The operations crew subsequently maintained reactor water level at the normal operating band using Reactor Feed Water. No Steam Relief Valves opened. The reactor is currently stable in Mode 3. Investigation into the trip of the Main Turbine is in progress. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. A voluntary notification to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and press release will occur. This event requires a 4-hour Emergency Notification System (ENS) notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and an 8-hour ENS notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B).
ENS 5468024 April 2020 07:00:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1At 0130 (EDT) on April 24, 2020, during the Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit 2 refueling outage, while performing examinations of the 66 reactor vessel head penetrations, it was determined that one penetration could not be dispositioned as acceptable per ASME Code Section XI. Penetration 37 will require repair prior to returning the vessel head to service. The indication was not through wall and there was no evidence of leakage based on inspections performed on the top of the reactor vessel head. The examinations were being performed to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 50.55a(g)(6)(ii)(D) and ASME Code Case N-729-4 to find potential flaws/indications before they grow to a size that could potentially jeopardize the structural integrity of the reactor vessel head pressure boundary. This event is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5466313 April 2020 19:33:00MillstoneNRC Region 1At 1550 EDT on 4/13/2020, with Millstone Power Station Unit 3 operating at approximately 82 percent reactor power, an automatic reactor trip occurred following a turbine trip due to low condenser vacuum caused by the trip of multiple circulating water pumps. Due to the loss of the circulating water pumps, decay heat removal was established by the steam generator atmospheric dump valves. All other systems responded as expected to the trip. Auxiliary feedwater actuated automatically as expected following the trip due to low-low levels in the steam generators. There was no risk to the public. There was no impact to Millstone Unit 2. The Senior Resident Inspector has been informed. This event is being reported as a four hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as a condition that resulted in actuation of the reactor protection system while the reactor was critical, and as an eight hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B) for actuation of the auxiliary feedwater system. The licensee also notified the state of Connecticut, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the city of Waterford.
ENS 5465710 April 2020 10:58:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1On April 10, 2020, at 0300 (EDT), an oil leak from 23PCV-12, HPCI (High Pressure Core Injection) Trip System Pressure Control Valve (PCV), resulted in the system being declared inoperable. This condition is being reported as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of a system needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 546311 April 2020 19:11:00MillstoneNRC Region 1On April 1, 2020, at 1625 EDT, Milllstone Unit 3 was in Mode 1, at 100 percent power, when an automatic reactor trip occurred following a main generator trip. The cause was due to a circuit fault between the main generator breaker and the offsite switchyard. The reactor trip was not complicated and the reactor remains stable in Mode 3. One of the two offsite electrical sources remain inoperable with an investigation of the circuit fault underway. Decay heat removal is maintained by the main condenser. There was no effect on Unit 2. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. The licensee notified State and local government agencies.
ENS 5460725 March 2020 03:30:00SalemNRC Region 1At 0056 EDTon March 25, 2020, with Unit 1 at 17 percent power during a unit power ascension, the reactor was manually tripped due to the failure of the 11 Rod Control Motor Generator caused by a malfunction of its associated Voltage Regulator. The trip was not complex, with all systems responding normally post-trip. An actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater system occurred following the manual reactor trip as expected due to low level in the steam generators. The unit is stable in Mode 3. Decay heat is being removed by the Atmospheric Steam Dumps and Auxiliary Feedwater System. Salem Unit 2 was not affected. Due to the actuation of the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), This event is also being reported as an eight hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System. There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident lnspector has been notified.
ENS 545695 March 2020 21:14:00SeabrookNRC Region 1

On March 05, 2020, at 2100 EST, the site commenced a planned upgrade of the main plant computer system (MPCS). During this upgrade, the normal computer data will not be available to the emergency response facilities, but compensatory capabilities will be in place. The scheduled duration for the MPCS upgrade is 96 hours. Since the compensatory measures will be in place in excess of 72 hours, this condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

ENS 545624 March 2020 15:35:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1

At 1205 EST, on March 4, 2020, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 initiated a manual reactor scram due to lowering Electrohydraulic Control System (EHC) level in the turbine control system. The cause of the lowering level was a leak in the EHC system piping.

"All control rods inserted. There were no safety system actuations. The cause of the EHC leak is being investigated.

The NRC Resident has been notified. Additionally, the licensee notified the New York State Public Service Commission.

ENS 5453320 February 2020 15:04:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1(On February 20, 2020, at 1240 EST, the Licensee determined the following information:) This notification is in reference to reports EN 54130 and LER 2019-002, which were retracted. James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant received additional information on the technical basis for the retraction. Further review, including testing of the terminal blocks, demonstrated that the short circuit current would result in heat levels in excess of cable insulation ratings. Unprotected DC control circuits for non-safety related DC motors are routed between separate fire areas. A postulated fire in one area can cause a short circuit and potentially result in secondary fires or cable fires in other fire areas where the cables are routed. The secondary fires or cable failures degrade the degree of separation for redundant safe shutdown trains and are outside the assumptions of the 10 CFR 50 Appendix R Safe Shutdown Analysis. This condition is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). Compensatory actions per the Technical Requirements Manual (TRM) for affected fire areas have been implemented. A modification to install fuses in the control circuits for 94P-2(M), 31P-7A(M), 31P-7B(M), and 94P-13(M) has been scheduled and shall correct this condition. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5450331 January 2020 09:46:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1At 0555 (EST), on January 31, 2020, James A. FitzPatrick was at 38 percent power when an automatic scram occurred as a result of a main turbine trip on high Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) water level. The plant was at reduced power in preparation for maintenance activities. The 'A' Reactor Feed Pump (RFP) was being removed from service when a perturbation in reactor water level reached the high RPV water level setpoint. This resulted in a main turbine trip and 'B' RFP trip. The automatic scram inserted all control rods. A subsequent low water level resulted in a successful Group 2 isolation. The plant is stable in Mode 3 with the 'B' RFP maintaining RPV water level. The initiation of the reactor protection systems (RPS) due to the automatic scram signal at critical power is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The general containment Group 2 isolations are reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, and the State and Local government for the scram. Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser.
ENS 5445727 December 2019 07:53:00MillstoneNRC Region 1

This is a synopsis of initial information received via phone: On December 27, 2019, at 0705 EST, while Unit 2 was at 100 percent (Mode 1), the 'A' Main Feedwater Pump tripped due to an unknown cause. The reactor was manually tripped and is currently at zero (0) percent power (Mode 3). Decay heat is being removed via Auxiliary Feedwater. The 'B' Feedwater pump is operable. There was no impact on Unit 3. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Additionally, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Waterford Dispatch, and East Lyme Emergency Management Division will be notified.

  • * * UPDATE ON 12/27/2019 AT 1330 EST FROM JASON PARIS TO CATY NOLAN * * *

This is an update to NRC Event Number 54457. At 0704 EST, on 12/27/2019, with Millstone Unit 2 operating at 100 percent power, operators inserted a manual reactor trip. The trip was initiated due to a trip of the 'A' Main Feedwater Pump. The Auxiliary Feedwater System (AFW) automatically actuated as required. All control and shutdown rods fully inserted. All safety systems responded as designed. No primary or secondary safety valves actuated during or after the transient. Unit 2 is currently stable at normal operating pressure and temperature in Mode 3, Hot Standby. Reactor Coolant System (RCS) temperature is being maintained by the steam dump system with all Reactor Coolant Pumps (RCPs) in service. Main Feedwater has been secured, and Auxiliary Feedwater is in service. The electrical system is in normal alignment. There was no impact on Unit 3. There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. Due to Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation while critical, this event was reported as a four hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B); and an eight hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that resulted in a valid actuation of the AFW system. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector of the update. Notified R1DO (Cherubini).

ENS 5444917 December 2019 21:10:00MillstoneNRC Region 1At 1929 EST, on 12/17/19, Millstone Unit 3 began preparations for shutting down the reactor as the 'A' Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) could not be restored to operable status within the 14-day outage time, requiring a Technical Specification (Tech Spec) shutdown. Per Tech Spec 3.8.1.1., the reactor must be in Hot Standby in six (6) hours, and Cold Shutdown within the following 30 hours. Hot Standby is estimated by midnight, and Cold Shutdown by 1800 EST on 12/18/19. All other safety and shutdown systems are operable. Decay heat removal will be through the Shut Down Cooling and Residual Heat Removal systems. There was no impact to Unit 2. There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The licensee notified the state of Connecticut, Waterford County, and the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 543694 November 2019 09:06:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1At 0535 (EST) on November 4, 2019, with Unit 1 in mode 1 at 15 (percent) power, the reactor was manually tripped due to the lifting of an 'A' Main Steamline Safety Valve following a Condenser Steam Dump transient. The trip response was not complex, with all systems responding normally post-trip, and all control rods fully inserted into the core. Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Decay heat is being removed by discharging steam to the Main Condenser by using the Condenser Steam Dump Valves. Offsite power is available and is currently supplying Normal and Emergency busses. The plant is currently stable in mode 3. Unit 2 is unaffected by this event and remains at 100 (percent) power in mode 1. Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 543662 November 2019 23:03:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1At 1515 on November 2, 2019, the Refueling Water Storage Tank (RWST) was declared inoperable due to a Low Head Safety Injection relief valve discharging to the Safeguards Sump during routine surveillance testing. The leakage from the Low Head Safety Injection system in conjunction with a postulated Design Basis Accident (DBA) Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) with transfer to Safety Injection Recirculation may result in dose exceeding the Dose Analysis of the Exclusion Area Boundary (EAB) and the Control Room, which is common to both Unit 1 and Unit 2. This condition may not be bounded by existing design and licensing documents; however, it poses no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The Low Head Safety Injection relief valve has been isolated to prevent further leakage, and makeup to the RWST completed. At 1602 on November 2, 2019 the RWST was declared Operable. This event is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B), (C), (D) as an Unanalyzed Condition and a condition that could have prevented the Fulfillment of a Safety Function." The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.
ENS 543641 November 2019 10:03:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On November 1, 2019 at 0316 EDT, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 (NMP2) received Control Room annunciation for HPCS SYSTEM INOPERABLE and inoperable status light indication for TRIP UNITS OUT OF FILE/POWER FAIL. Initial investigation has identified a potential failed 24 vdc power supply which supplies power to the HPCS trip units for system initiation and control. The HPCS system has been declared inoperable per TS 3.5.1 resulting in an unplanned 14 day LCO. All other plant systems functioned as required. NMP2 is currently at 100 percent power in Mode 1. This condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as, 'Any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident.' The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5434724 October 2019 16:24:00Oyster CreekNRC Region 1Holtec Decommissioning International has notified the State of New Jersey that during the conduct of Industrial Site Remediation Act (ISRA) non-radiological site investigation field sampling and analysis activities at the Oyster Creek site, soil and groundwater exceedances to New Jersey Default Impact to Groundwater Soil Levels, Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation, Non-Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation and Class IIA Groundwater Quality Standards were identified. These exceedances are reportable under New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 7:26C. That notification was made at 1524 EDT. The NRC Regional Inspector and the State of New Jersey were notified.
ENS 5434021 October 2019 01:23:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1

While Unit 3 was shutting down for 3R22 refueling outage, the mode switch was taken to shutdown position which is a manual scram signal. The manual scram signal was not received from the mode switch. A subsequent manual scram was inserted with the use of the manual scram push buttons. The Unit 3 reactor is shutdown with all rods inserted. Unit 2 was unaffected by the event and remains in Mode 1 at 100 percent power. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, Pennsylvania and Maryland State Agencies, local government. A media press release is planned. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email), FEMA Region 3 Watch Office (email).

  • * * UPDATE AT 0316 EDT ON 10/21/19 FROM KEVIN GROMANN TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

Conditions no longer meet an Emergency Actuation Level and will not deteriorate. Unit 3 reactor is shutdown with all control rods fully inserted. The NOUE was terminated at 0230 EDT." The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, Pennsylvania and Maryland State Agencies, local government. Notified the R1DO (Jackson), NRR EO (Miller), IRDMOC (Gott), R1RA (Lew via email), NRR (Nieh via email), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email), FEMA Region 3 Watch Office (email).

ENS 5433718 October 2019 02:28:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1

At 1951 (EDT) on October 17, 2019, fretting indications on the reactor coolant system pressure boundary piping (pressurizer spray line) were identified. This condition does not appear to meet original construction code, ANSI B31.1, 1967 Edition thru summer 1971 Addenda. The condition will be resolved prior to plant startup. This event is being reported as an eight-hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. This condition will be corrected prior to the plant entering Mode 4.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 10/31/19 AT 1450 EDT FROM JIM SCHWER TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

An engineering evaluation has determined that the subject fretting is not considered a flaw, but instead is considered wear. Appendix F of Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code was applied and it was determined that the pressurizer spray line piping maintained its required design safety functions in the as-found condition. The wear has been repaired during the current refueling outage in accordance with the original construction code (ANSI B3l.l, 1967 Edition through summer 1971 Addenda) as well as Owner's Requirements. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R1DO (Young).

ENS 5433015 October 2019 19:14:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1

On 10/15/19 at 1210 (EDT) Peach Bottom discovered a degraded spring hanger (23DBN-H39) associated with Unit 3 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system. The hanger is located downstream of MO-3-23-14 HPCI Steam Supply Valve before the HO-3-23-4513 Turbine Stop Valve. A review of the piping and support design analysis were performed and concluded the U3 HPCI turbine inlet nozzle would potentially exceed its allowable stresses. Following Engineering review, U3 HPCI was declared inoperable at 1743 (EDT). This report is being submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 11/22/19 AT 0851 EST FROM DAN DULLUM TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

Additional evaluation by Engineering personnel determined that the degraded spring hanger would have no adverse effect on the subject piping or HPCI turbine nozzle structural integrity. Pressure, deadweight, and seismic stresses were within allowable limits. Non-destructive examination (NDE) of the piping and nozzle was performed to identify any signs of cracking, yielding, or defects. NDE results were satisfactory. The degraded spring hanger did not effect the Unit 3 HPCI system operability and this call is being retracted. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R1DO (Cahill).

ENS 5432511 October 2019 14:22:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1At 1300 EDT, a Technical Specification required shutdown was initiated at Calvert Cliffs Unit 1. Technical Specification Action 3.1.4.C (Restore Control Element Assembly (CEA) alignment) was entered on 10/11/2019 at 1100 EDT, with a Required Action to reduce thermal power to less than 70 percent Rated Thermal Power and restore CEA alignment within 2 hours. This Required Action was not completed within the Completion Time; therefore, a Technical Specification required shutdown was initiated, and this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). At 1345 EDT, CEA alignment was restored and Technical Specification 3.1.4 (Control Element Assembly Alignment) was met. Reactor Power is being stabilized. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5428317 September 2019 14:08:00Three Mile IslandNRC Region 1Event of Public Interest performed to notify State and Local agencies for emergency vehicle response required due to an on-site non-work related illness. The individual was unresponsive and was unable to be resuscitated due to the medical issue. The individual was outside the Radiological Controlled Area (RCA) and no radioactive material or contamination was involved. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. Responding to the site were emergency medical services, fire, and police. The licensee notified Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency, York County Emergency Management Agency, and Lebanon County Emergency Management Agency.
ENS 5421111 August 2019 11:40:00SalemNRC Region 1At 0814 EDT on 8/11/19, with Unit 2 at 83 percent power during a planned load reduction, the reactor was manually tripped due to degraded feedwater flow control to the 23 Steam Generator caused by a malfunction of the associated Feedwater Regulating Valve, 23BF19. The trip was not complex, with all systems responding normally post trip. An actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater system occurred following the manual reactor trip as expected due to low level in the steam generators. The unit is stable in Mode 3. Decay heat is being removed by the Main Steam Dumps and Auxiliary Feedwater System. Due to the actuation of the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). This event is also being reported as an eight-hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System. There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee notified the State of New Jersey. Unit 1 remains at 100 percent power.
ENS 541995 August 2019 01:28:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On August 4, 2019 at 1745 (EDT), Reactor Recirculation Pump (RRP) 11 tripped. The cause for the trip is under investigation. Following the RRP trip, the Average Power Range Monitors (APRMs) flow bias trips are inoperable due to reverse flow through RRP 11. The APRMs were restored to operable on August 4, 2019 at 1807, when the RRP 11 Discharge Blocking Valve was closed. This 8-hour non-emergency report is being made based upon requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) which states: 'Licensee shall notify the NRC of any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (A) Shut down the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition.' The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 541983 August 2019 23:33:00Hope CreekNRC Region 1At 1947 (EDT) on 8/3/19, with Hope Creek in Mode 1 at 37 percent power, the reactor was manually scrammed due to loss of condenser vacuum. All control rods fully inserted into the core. All safety systems responded as designed and expected. Reactor level was stabilized using Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) and Reactor Feedwater Pumps. Currently reactor water level is being maintained by the feedwater system and decay heat is being removed by the main condenser using the main turbine bypass valves. Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). Due to the manual actuation of RCIC, this event is also being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50. 72(b )(3)(iv)(A). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The plant is in its normal shutdown electrical lineup with all safe shutdown equipment available. The licensee will be notifying the state of Delaware, state of New Jersey and the Lower Alloway Creek township.
ENS 5418326 July 2019 13:27:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 541484 July 2019 12:36:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1A licensed supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol on a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.
ENS 5413727 June 2019 16:06:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1At 0937 EDT on 6/27/19, Susquehanna Unit 2 had a control power fuse fail that caused a loss of power to one of two power distribution systems of the Reactor Protection System. This loss of power resulted in a valid isolation signal and actuation of the Primary Containment Isolation System that affected multiple systems, and is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The situation has been resolved and the plant is currently using an alternate power source. Offsite power and the Emergency Diesel Generators are still available. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5413024 June 2019 21:18:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: POTENTIAL UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO UNPROTECTED CONTROL CIRCUITS RUNNING THROUGH MUTILPLE FIRE AREAS During a review of industry Operating Experience it was identified that there were unprotected DC control circuits for non safety-related DC motors which are routed from the Battery Charger Rooms to other separate fire areas. Circuit Breakers used to protect the motor power conductors appear to be inadequate to protect the control conductors. The concern is that under fire safe shutdown conditions, it is postulated that a fire in one area can cause short circuits potentially resulting in secondary fires or cable fires in other fire areas where the cables are routed. The secondary fires or cable failures are outside the assumptions of the 10 CFR 50 Appendix R Safe Shutdown Analysis. This condition is reportable as an 8-hour ENS report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) as an unanalyzed condition. Requirements of the Technical Requirements Manual (TRM) for the affected fire areas will be implemented." The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * RETRACTION FROM ROBERT GRAHAM TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2045 EDT ON 9/30/19 * * *

In accordance with NUREG-1022, Sections 2.8 and 5.1.2, James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant is retracting (formally withdrawing) Licensee Event Report (LER) Number 2019-002. LER 2019-002 was transmitted to the NRC via letter JAFP-19-0080 dated August 23, 2019. The LER reported, under 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(B), the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degraded plant safety. Subsequent to submittal of LER 2019-002, FitzPatrick Engineering completed analyses using more accurate input conditions. This analysis has determined no credible hot short scenario will result in damage to adjacent cables in other fire zones, showing that the postulated condition would not degrade plant safety. Therefore, James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant is retracting LER 2019-002 (and this event notification). The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the New York State Public Service Commission. Notified R1DO (DeFrancisco).

ENS 541036 June 2019 12:02:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1This 60-day telephone notification is being made in accordance with the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of a general containment isolation signal affecting multiple Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIVs). On April 18, 2019 at approximately 0110 EDT, during performance of an ASME reactor vessel leak check, all four inboard MSIVs closed as a result of actuation of the Main Steam Line (MSL) high flow instrumentation. The high flow signal was spurious on the 'D' channel with no flow in the MSLs. Since an actual high flow condition did not exist at the time of the actuation, the actuation was considered invalid. The MSIVs functioned as designed on actuation of the MSL high flow instrumentation. All outboard MSIVs were closed at the time of the actuation in accordance with the vessel leak check procedure. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 540984 June 2019 04:10:00LimerickNRC Region 1At 0145 EDT, on 6/4/19, Unit 2 was manually scrammed during a Rapid Plant Shutdown. At 64 percent reactor power, a Rapid Plant Shutdown was initiated due to lowering Main Condenser vacuum as a result of the loss of a plant electrical panel that powers Offgas System controls. The shutdown was normal and the plant is stable in Hot Shutdown with normal pressure control via the Main Turbine Bypass Valves to the Main Condenser and normal level control using Feedwater and Condensate. Main Condenser Vacuum has been restored. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Additionally, State and local government agencies were notified. Prior to restarting Unit 2, an evaluation needs to be done due to the Unit 1 Diesel currently out of service for maintenance. The Unit 1 Diesel is a power supply for some of the common systems under the Unit 2 Technical Specifications and therefore required.
ENS 5408925 May 2019 00:30:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1A licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random (fitness-for-duty) test. The employee's access to the plant has been canceled. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5408324 May 2019 09:51:00LimerickNRC Region 1This 60-Day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 containment isolation logic. On April 18, 2019, while performing a relay replacement on the Division 2/4 Main Steam Line logic, a partial containment isolation occurred due to a blown fuse. The following systems had components that actuated due to the partial isolation: Reactor Water Clean-Up System Primary Containment Instrument Gas System Drywell Chilled Water System Reactor Enclosure Cooling Water System Core Spray System The Residual Heat Removal System received an isolation signal; however, the system remained in service because the isolation was defeated in accordance with plant procedures. This event resulted in partial Group 2A, 3, 7A, 8A, and 8B isolations. The systems successfully functioned per the plant design and plant configuration. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5407822 May 2019 06:01:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1

On 5/22/2019, the 'A' Control Structure Chiller (Div I) tripped due to a loss of (motor control center) MCC 0B136. The 'B' Control Structure Chiller was already inoperable due to Div II (Emergency Service Water) ESW being out of service for planned maintenance. With the loss of Control Structure HVAC System the ability to maintain temperatures in various spaces including relay rooms, Control Room Floor Cooling and Emergency Switchgear rooms was lost. The 'B' Control Structure Chiller was restarted at 0251 EDT and cooling was reestablished to the required areas, however the 'B' chiller is not considered operable at this time. Units 1 and 2 entered (Technical Specification) TS 3.0.3 at 0256 EDT and a controlled shutdown of both units commenced, Unit 2 at 0340 EDT and Unit 1 0350 EDT. This constitutes a TS required shutdown and requires a 4 hour (Emergency Notification System) ENS notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). The failure also requires an 8 hour ENS notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) due to the loss of a safety function. The licensee needs to restore the 'B' loop of ESW to exit the Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO). The licensee is currently performing a flow surveillance, once complete and assuming the data is acceptable, the licensee will be able to exit the LCO. The units are in a normal electrical lineup. The licensee will be notifying the state of Pennsylvania FEMA Operations Center. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * UPDATE ON 05/22/2019 AT 1302 FROM SCOTT MYRTHEL TO THOMAS KENDZIA * * *

On 5/22/2019 at 0601 EDT Susquehanna Steam Electric Station reported a shutdown had been commenced at 0340 EDT for Unit 2 and 0350 EDT for Unit 1 due to inoperability of both control structure chillers. Power has been restored to MCC 0B136, and at 0901 EDT the 'A' control structure chiller was declared operable and LCO 3.0.3 was exited. Power reduction for both units was halted at 0901 EDT and preparations for power restoration initiated. As of 1255 EDT on 5/22/2019, Unit 1 power is 94% and Unit 2 power is 92%. Notified the R1DO (Arner).

ENS 5407118 May 2019 02:09:00PilgrimNRC Region 1

On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2303 (EDT), with the reactor at 70 (percent) core thermal power, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station initiated a manual reactor scram due to degrading condenser vacuum as a result of the trip of Seawater Pump B. All control rods inserted as designed. The plant is in hot shutdown. Plant safety systems responded as designed. Pressure is being controlled using the Mechanical Hydraulic Control System and Main Condenser. Reactor water level is being maintained with the feedwater and condensate system. During the manual reactor scram, the plant experienced the following isolation signals as designed:

"Group 2 Isolation: Miscellaneous containment isolation valves
Group 6 Isolation: Reactor Water Clean-up
Reactor Building Isolation Actuation

Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), 'any event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical...' This notification is also being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), 'Any event or condition that results in valid actuation of any of the systems listed in paragraph (b)(3)(iv)(B) of this section...' (B)(2) 'General containment isolation signals affecting containment isolation valves in more than one system or multiple main steam isolation valves (MSIVs).' This event has no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will notify the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

ENS 540559 May 2019 13:51:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the site has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.
ENS 5403730 April 2019 07:37:00Indian PointNRC Region 1A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive test for a prohibited substance during a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The individual's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.
ENS 5403529 April 2019 20:01:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1During power ascension on April 29, 2019, at 1630 (EDT), Nine Mile Point Unit 1 power and pressure oscillations were observed with reactor power at approximately 82 (percent). At time 1633 (EDT), the reactor was manually scrammed when the scram criteria of greater than 4 (percent) APRM power oscillations were observed in accordance with special operating procedures. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. Following the manual scram, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System automatically initiated as expected. At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, a HPCI system actuation signal on low Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level is normally received following a reactor scram, due to level shrink. HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater systems, and is not an Emergency Core Cooling System. At 1633 (50 seconds after the reactor scram), RPV level was restored above the HPCI System low level actuation setpoint and the HPCI System initiation signal was reset. Pressure control was established on the Turbine Bypass Valves, the preferred system. No Electromatic Relief Valves actuated due to this scram. Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. The cause of the power oscillations is currently under investigation. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. The New York State public service commission was notified.
ENS 5401521 April 2019 12:43:00LimerickNRC Region 1Event of Public Interest performed to notify State and Local agencies for emergency vehicle response required due to an on-site non-work related illness. The individual was unresponsive and was unable to be resuscitated due to the medical issue. The individual was outside the Radiological Controlled Area (RCA) and no radioactive material or contamination was involved. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.
ENS 5401421 April 2019 08:46:00LimerickNRC Region 1This 60-Day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 containment isolation logic. On February 22, 2019, while performing work on the 1C Main Seam Line Rad Monitor a partial containment isolation occurred due to a blown fuse. The blown fuse caused a single channel 'C' isolation signal for the Refueling Area Ventilation Exhaust High Radiation and the Reactor Enclosure Ventilation Exhaust-High Radiation logic. The following systems had components that actuated due to the partial isolation: - Plant Process Radiation Monitoring System - Nuclear Boiler System - Control Rod Drive Hydraulic System - Containment Atmospheric Control System - Primary Containment Instrument Gas System This event resulted in partial Group VIC and partial Group VIIIB isolations. All the components that would actuate on a single 'C' isolation signal responded as designed. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5399814 April 2019 03:21:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On April 14, 2019 at 0003 (EDT), Nine Mile Point Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor scram during reactor startup. The cause of the automatic scram was due to high (Reactor Pressure Vessel) pressure following closure of the turbine stop valves. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. Following the automatic scram, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System automatically initiated as expected. At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, a HPCI System actuation signal on low Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level is normally received following a reactor scram, due to level shrink. HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater systems, and is not an Emergency Core Cooling System. At 0004, RPV level was restored above the HPCI System low level actuation set point and the HPCI System initiation signal was reset. Pressure control was established on the Turbine Bypass Valves, the preferred system. No Electromatic Relief Valves actuated due to this scram. Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. The unit is currently implementing post scram recovery procedures. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The Licensee will notify the State of New York.
ENS 539774 April 2019 15:16:00Oyster CreekNRC Region 1Oyster Creek NGS (Nuclear Generating Station) Tech Support Center (TSC) ventilation is not functional due to a broken belt on exhaust fan FN-843-14. The TSC ventilation system will remain non-functional until fan belt replacement can be completed. If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC becomes uninhabitable due to ambient temperature, radiological, or other conditions. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to partial loss of the TSC. An update will be provided once the TSC ventilation has been restored to normal operation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5395424 March 2019 17:40:00Indian PointNRC Region 1On March 24, 2019, at 1445 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped on a turbine trip due to a loss of excitation. All control rods fully inserted and plant equipment responded normally to the unit trip. This RPS (reactor protection system) actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the automatic trip as expected. This specified system actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). During the event offsite power remained available and stable. No primary or secondary reliefs lifted. Unit 2 is in Mode 3 at normal operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat removal is via the steam generators to the atmospheric steam dumps. No radiation was released. Indian Point Unit 3 was unaffected by this event and remains defueled in a scheduled refueling outage. A post trip investigation is in progress. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector The New York State Public Service Commission, Consolidated Edison System Operator, and New York State Independent System Operator were also notified.
ENS 5393715 March 2019 13:39:00Indian PointNRC Region 1On March 15, 2019 at 1300 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped offline from mode 1 - 100% power operations. Reactor Operators verified the reactor trip and the plant is currently stable in mode 3. All automatic systems functioned as required. The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the trip, as expected. All control rods fully inserted upon the trip, as expected. This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The unit remains on offsite power in hot standby at normal operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat is being removed from the steam generators via the auxiliary feedwater system and the condensate steam dump valves. Unit 3 remains in mode 6 for a scheduled refueling outage. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the local transmission company, and New York State Independent System Operator. The Indian Point Unit 2 automatic trip was caused by the trip of the main generator. The cause of the generator trip is unknown at this time.
ENS 5393314 March 2019 17:08:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1A licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended pending an investigation. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.