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ENS 5369123 October 2018 19:24:00SalemNRC Region 1At 1616 EDT on 10/23/18, Salem reported to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection a sheen on ground water discovered during excavation in the Salem Switchyard. This discovery did not violate any NRC 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 licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify Lower Alloway Creek Township.
ENS 5368823 October 2018 04:17:00MillstoneNRC Region 1On October 22, 2018 at 2241 hrs. EDT, a loss of Control Room Envelope (CRE) was declared due to failing to meet the requirements of (surveillance requirement) SR 4.7.6.1h during 72-month surveillance testing. Measured in-leakage exceeded the SR acceptance value. Abnormal Operating Procedure 2588A, 'Mitigating Actions for Control Room Envelope Boundary Breach', have been implemented. The licensee has notified Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut dispatch, Waterford dispatch, and the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.
ENS 5366614 October 2018 07:35:00GinnaNRC Region 1Notified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for draining of sodium hypochlorite (12-15% by weight) from the storage tank into it's engineered secondary containment of approximately 1300 gallons. Reportable per regulation 6 NYCRR Part 597. The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee. Licensee investigation into the cause of the leak is ongoing.
ENS 5366312 October 2018 03:58:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1During a post maintenance start of the 1B diesel generator, the air start solenoid valves did not close as expected. This resulted in lowering air pressure in the common air start headers causing inoperability of the 2A and 2B diesel generators at time 23:03. The 1B diesel generator was isolated from the common air start header, which restored the air start header pressure to the 2A and 2B diesel generators. The 2A and 2B diesel generators were declared operable at 23:34. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.
ENS 536485 October 2018 15:39:00PilgrimNRC Region 1On Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1209 hours, with the reactor at 100 percent core thermal power, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) automatically tripped due to reactor water level perturbation and receipt of a low reactor water level Reactor Protection System (RPS) signal. The cause of the low reactor water level is under investigation. The plant is in hot shutdown. All other plant 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 automatic 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 System Actuation Due to the RPS 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.' 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 5363030 September 2018 15:29:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1On Sunday, September 30, 2018, at 1130 EDT, an automatic scram was received on U3 following a loss of two condensate pumps. Following the reactor scram, water level lowered from normal level of 23" to below 1" which resulted in automatic Group II and Group III isolations. Reactor water level lowered to -48" which resulted in initiation of the High Pressure Coolant Injection and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling systems. Reactor water level and reactor pressure have been restored to their normal bands. All systems responded properly to the event. Unit 3 remains in Mode 3 with reactor pressure being controlled on the turbine bypass valves. The cause and details of the event are under investigation. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A), 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). All control rods inserted. Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. A notification to the media and a press release were made. Unit 2 was unaffected and continues coastdown to refueling.
ENS 5362526 September 2018 21:43:00Hope CreekNRC Region 1

On 9/26/2018 at 1530 EDT, it was discovered that the HPCI system was inoperable due to a blown fuse in the 10C617 Panel, E21-F15A. Therefore, this condition Is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The blown fuse also impacts 'A' channel Residual Heat Removal (RHR) subsystem and 'A' Core Spray (CS) subsystem. These Emergency Core Cooling subsystems have been declared inoperable. Remaining Emergency Core Cooling subsystems and the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system remain OPERABLE.

There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel." The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the local authorities.

ENS 5361118 September 2018 09:06:00Indian PointNRC Region 1Due to a steam leak on the reheater line to 36C Feedwater Heater, operators initiated a manual trip of the reactor, verified the reactor trip, and closed all Main Steam Isolation Valves. The plant is currently stable in Mode 3 with the steam leak isolated. The Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated following the trip as expected. This 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 atmospheric steam dumps. Unit 2 was unaffected and remains at 100 percent power. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State of New York, and the local transmission company.
ENS 5360614 September 2018 16:28:00SalemNRC Region 1At 1323 (EDT) on 9/14/18, with Unit 2 in Mode 1 at 90% power, the reactor automatically tripped due to a failure of 23BF19, 23 Steam Generator (SG) Feed Regulating Valve. The trip was not complex, with all systems responding normally post-trip. No equipment was inoperable prior to the event. An actuation of the auxiliary feedwater system occurred following the automatic reactor trip. The reason for the auxiliary feed water system auto-start was due to low level in the steam generator. Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Decay heat is being removed by the main steam dumps and auxiliary feedwater system. Unit 1 is not affected. 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). This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the auxiliary feed water system. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The Lower Alloways Creek Township will be notified."
ENS 5360113 September 2018 08:24:00Indian PointNRC Region 1A hurricane is within 500 nautical miles from Indian Point Energy Center with wind speed in excess of 87 knots. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for a hurricane with wind in excess of 87 knots (approximately 100 mph) within 500 nautical miles of the facility. Per the Technical Requirement Manual a prompt report shall be made to the NRC Incident Response Center within 1 hour of receipt of that hurricane warning. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 5359411 September 2018 17:14:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1On September 11, 2018 the Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation was discovered to be non-functional during system testing. At 1310 EDT, an air leak was identified that prevented the modulating dampers to operate as designed to maintain required pressure. The air leak was not able to be repaired within a 60 minute period. This failure affected the ability of the TSC ventilation system to maintain adequate radiological habitability in the event of an emergency with an airborne radiological release. All other capabilities of the TSC are unaffected by this emergent condition. The air leak has been repaired and post maintenance testing was completed satisfactory at 1654 (EDT), restoring the TSC ventilation to a functional condition. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to the potential loss of an emergency response facility because of the unavailability of the ventilation system. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 535846 September 2018 17:18:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1Pursuant to 50.73(a)(1) the following information is provided as a sixty (60) day telephone notification to the NRC. This notification, reported under 50.73(a)(2)(iv), is being provided in lieu of the submittal of a written LER (Licensee Event Report) to report a condition that resulted in an invalid actuation of the high pressure coolant injection (HPCI). At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater system and is not an emergency core cooling system. On March 19, 2018 Nine Mile Point Unit 1 (NMP1) was at 0 percent power and in cold shutdown in support of a planned maintenance outage. At approximately 0118 (EDT), a reactor water level transient initiated by the fill and vent of 12 Reactor Recirculation Pump (12 RRP) occurred. During the fill and vent, Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level lowered quickly from the initial level of 68 inches and a low level alarm was received. Control Room Operators reduced Reactor Water Clean-Up (RWCU) reject flow to turn the level trend and clear the low level alarm generated off of the compensated, GEMAC, level instrumentation. RWCU reject flow was reduced by 50 percent which caused RPV level to start to rise. RPV level was raised to approximately 72 inches at which time the Reactor Operator began to raise reject flow to reestablish the normal level band. During the RPV level transient, with actual water level at 74 inches on the GEMAC, the Yarway level instrumentation, which is not density compensated and therefore invalid, reached 92 inches causing an invalid high RPV water level turbine trip signal and associated invalid HPCI initiation signal. At no point in time did actual RPV water level reach the high RPV water level turbine trip set point of 92 inches. The potential for a turbine trip signal to occur due to shutdown activities was understood and tags were hung to lockout the Feedwater Pumps to prevent the HPCI start signal. Therefore, no HPCI injection occurred. The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 535781 September 2018 13:52:00Indian PointNRC Region 1Twelve (12) cans of an alcoholic beverage were discovered inside the protected area. The 12 cans were removed from the protected area and taken to and secured by site station security. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5356527 August 2018 03:12:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: AUTOMATIC SCRAM DUE TO A GENERATOR TRIP At 0033 EDT Nine Mile Point Unit 2 experienced an automatic scram on high reactor pressure due to a turbine trip. The cause of the turbine trip was due to a generator trip. All control rods inserted. There were no safety system actuations. The cause of the generator trip is being investigated. This is a 4-Hour report for 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) RPS Actuation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser. Reactor vessel water level is being maintained by the condensate and feedwater systems. The licensee will be notifying the state of New York.

  • * * UPDATE FROM DANIEL CIFONELLI TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1653 EDT ON 8/28/18 * * *

After further review, the licensee has determined that the cause of automatic scram was due to turbine control valve fast closure as a result of the turbine trip, not high reactor pressure, as originally reported. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Lilliendahl).

ENS 5355622 August 2018 02:00:00LimerickNRC Region 1At 2322 EDT, Limerick Generating Station notified the Pennsylvania DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) that our plant waste water pond (holding pond) overflowed due to heavy rainfall in the area. Plant alignment changes were made and the holding pond stopped overflowing at 0017 EDT. Limerick Generating Station has not determined this release to contain oil, grease, or pollutants hazardous to the public. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5355217 August 2018 08:17:00Three Mile IslandNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST POSITIVE FOR NON-LICENSED EMPLOYEE At 1519 EDT on August 16, 2018, Exelon determined a non-licensed employee had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random Fitness-for-Duty test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * UPDATE FROM MICHAEL FITZWATER TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1310 EST ON 1/8/2019 * * *

The following is a correction to the reason for the Fitness-for-Duty test: At 1519 EDT on August 16, 2018, Exelon determined a non-licensed employee had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a follow-up Fitness-for-Duty test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this correction. Notified R1DO (Bower) and FFD E-mail group.

ENS 5354812 August 2018 02:58:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN - LOSS OF 480 VOLTAGE EMERGENCY BUS On 8-12-18 at 0158 EDT, Beaver Valley Unit 2 experienced a loss of 480 Volt 2P Emergency Bus. This resulted in a Loss of Safety Function due to the 2-2 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) being Inoperable coincident with the Residual Heat Release Valve (2SVS-HCV104). A Technical Specification shutdown is required per LCO 3.0.3. The Licensee also stated they were in an unanalyzed condition due to the EDG and Residual Heat Release Valve being inoperable at the same time. The Licensee is shutting down to Mode 5 (Cold Shutdown). The Licensee is notifying the Resident Inspector. The Licensee will be making a Press Release about the unplanned shutdown.

  • * * UPDATE ON 08/16/2018 AT 1424 EDT FROM BLASE BARTKO TO KEN MOTT * * *

On 8-12-18 at 0158 (EDT) Beaver Valley Unit 2 experienced a loss of 480 Volt 2P Emergency Bus. Per operational guidance, this was determined to be a Loss of Safety Function due to the Unit 2 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) being INOPERABLE coincident with the Residual Heat Release Valve (2SVS-HCV104) 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) and (D). This was also reported as an Unanalyzed Condition 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(b). No Press Release was performed for this event. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. At 0410 (EDT) a Technical Specification Shutdown was commenced 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). At 2011 (EDT) the 480 Volt 2P Emergency Bus was restored and energized. Further evaluation of the event has determined that this event was not an Unanalyzed Condition and did not result in a Loss of Safety Function. The classifications of Unanalyzed Condition and Loss of Safety Function are being retracted. The accuracy of the existing guidance relative to Safety Function has been entered in the Corrective Action Program and interim actions have been taken to provide accurate guidance. Notified R1DO (Young) via email.

ENS 535332 August 2018 13:09:00MillstoneNRC Region 1The following was received via telephone and email notification from Millstone Power Station: Millstone Power Station Unit 3, identified that the underground pipe to the Condensate Surge Tank had leaked greater than 100 gallons of water that included trace amounts of tritium to the ground. The effected piping is inside the protected area and has been isolated and drained. No tritium has been detected in any monitoring wells outside of the Protected Area. There is no threat to employees or the public or impact to drinking water. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the towns of Waterford and East Lyme were notified at approximately 1300 (EDT) on August 2, 2018. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 534937 July 2018 08:29:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1At 0242 EDT, the CCNPP (dual unit, single control room) control room supply damper failed shut. This rendered the Unit 1 and Unit 2 control room ventilation inoperable and the appropriate LCOs were entered. At 0249, control room ventilation was restored to service and the appropriate LCOs were exited. This is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 534381 June 2018 14:42:00SalemNRC Region 1

During the period of evaluation of tornado missile vulnerabilities and the potential impacts to technical specification (TS) plant equipment, it was determined that the power cables to a safety related motor control center (MCC) in the service water (SW) intake structure are not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. During walk downs, it was identified that the installed SW pipe tunnel barrier is not adequate. A tornado could generate missiles capable of striking the power cables and rendering a SW MCC inoperable. These conditions are reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). This condition is being addressed in accordance with NRC enforcement guidance provided in Enforcement Guidance Memorandum (EGM) 15-002, 'Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' Revision 1, and DSS-ISG-2016-01, 'Clarification of Licensee Actions in Receipt of Enforcement Discretion per Enforcement Guidance Memorandum EGM 15-002, Enforcement Discretion for Tornado- Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' Revision 1. Compensatory measures have been implemented in accordance with these documents. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will be notifying the Lower Alloways Creek Township.

  • * * UPDATE ON 6/18/2018 AT 1604 EDT FROM JUSTIN HARGRAVE TO RICHARD SMITH * * *

During subsequent walk downs, PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) identified that both the Unit 1 and Unit 2 turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pumps are also not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. The steam exhaust pipe could be potentially impacted and cause crimping that could reduce steam exhaust flow and pump capacity. EN 53438 is updated to include both Salem units and these additional components. This condition is being addressed in accordance with NRC enforcement guidance provided in enforcement Guidance Memorandum (EGM) 15-002, 'Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' Revision 1, and DSS-ISG-2016-01, 'Clarification of Licensee Actions in Receipt of Enforcement Discretion per Enforcement Guidance Memorandum EGM 15-002, Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' Revision 1. Compensatory measures have been implemented in accordance with these documents." The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will be notifying the Lower Alloways Creek Township. Notified R1DO (Burritt).

ENS 5342827 May 2018 00:40:00MillstoneNRC Region 1CE
Westinghouse PWR 4-Loop
County and state governments were notified due to the spurious actuation of a single emergency notification siren located in New London County in the Town of Lyme. The siren was silenced. If required, alternate notification of the public in the area will be through local Emergency Operations Center route alerting. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5341922 May 2018 18:38:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: GAS VOIDS DISCOVERED IN BOTH TRAINS OF LOW HEAD SAFETY INJECTION On 5/22/2018, while operating at approximately 100 percent power, Ultrasonic Testing of the Beaver Valley Power Station (BVPS) Unit 1 Low Head Safety Injection (LHSI) pump suction piping identified gas voids in excess of the acceptable limit for void volume. Both trains of LHSI were declared inoperable. Technical Specification (TS) 3.5.2 for both trains of the LHSI system was entered along with TS 3.0.3 which requires the initiation of a plant shutdown. Time of TS entry was 12:56 (EDT). Plant shutdown was commenced at 15:56 (EDT) in accordance with plant procedures. At 15:59 (EDT) Train 'A' LHSI was restored to operable status, TS 3.0.3 Action was exited and the power reduction was stopped at approximately 99 percent. At 17:43 (EDT) Train 'B' LHSI was restored to operable status, TS 3.5.2 Actions were exited. This is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii) Unanalyzed Condition, 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) Event or Condition that Could Have Prevented the Fulfillment of a Safety Function and 10 CFR 50. 72(b )(2)(i) TS Required Shutdown. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 6/21/18 AT 1535 EDT FROM SHAWN KEENER TO RICHARD SMITH * * *

Further engineering evaluation has determined that the gas voids that existed at the time of discovery would not have rendered the LHSI (Low Head Safety Injection) system inoperable if it were required to actuate. The engineering evaluation concluded that filling of the containment sump during a Design Basis Accident would result in a void volume reduction such that the void in the LHSI suction piping would not be large enough to significantly impact the operability of the system. Therefore, the system remained operable but degraded. No TSs (Technical Specifications) were required to be entered and no shutdown was required. As such, all three reporting criteria do not apply and are being retracted. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R1DO (Burritt).

ENS 5340114 May 2018 13:17:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1CEOn May 14, 2018, during evaluation of protection for Technical Specification (TS) equipment from the damaging effects of a tornado generated missile, Calvert Cliffs identified a non-conforming condition in the plant design such that specific TS equipment is considered to not be adequately protected from a tornado generated missile. A tornado could generate a missile that could strike the Unit 1 Saltwater system header and associated piping. This could result in damage to the unit 1 Saltwater system header which could affect the ability of the Unit 1 Saltwater subsystems to perform their design function if such a tornado would occur. This condition is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) for any event or condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety, and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for 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 mitigate the consequences of an accident. This condition is being addressed in accordance with NRC enforcement guidance provided in EGM 15-002 and DSS-ISG-2016-01. Compensatory measures have been implemented in accordance with these documents. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification.
ENS 5339510 May 2018 08:59:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1GE-5At 0248 (EDT), with the plant shutdown in Mode 4, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 experienced a partial loss of off-site power during relay testing that resulted in an automatic start of the Division 2 Emergency Diesel Generator. All systems responded as expected for the event. The cause is being investigated. The station responded in accordance with appropriate Special Operating Procedures and restored impacted systems. This event is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) At the time of the report, the emergency diesel generators are loaded and supplying plant safety equipment. The licensee has notified the state of New York Emergency Management Agency and the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 533867 May 2018 05:23:00SalemNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopThis 4 and 8 hour notification is being made to report that Salem Unit 2 initiated a manual reactor trip and subsequent automatic Auxiliary Feedwater system actuation. The trip was initiated due to a 21 Reactor Coolant Pump reaching its procedural limit for motor winding temperature of 302F. Salem Unit 2 is currently stable in Mode 3. Reactor Coolant system pressure is 2235 PSIG and Reactor Coolant System temperature is 547 F with decay heat removal via the Main Steam Dump and Auxiliary Feedwater Systems. Unit 2 has no active shutdown technical specification action statements in effect. All control rods inserted on the reactor trip. All ECCS (emergency core cooling systems) and ESF (emergency safety function) systems functioned as expected. No safety related equipment or major secondary equipment was tagged for maintenance prior to this event. No personnel were injured during this event. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. The Lower Alloways Creek Township will be notified.
ENS 5335220 April 2018 16:05:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1GE-4A non-licensed supervisory contract worker was found in violation of the Fitness for Duty Program. The individual's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5334819 April 2018 23:41:00Indian PointNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopWhile performing a turbine startup, a turbine control anomaly caused a steam generator level transient. The rise in steam generator level above the setpoint caused the turbine to automatically trip. The high steam generator level of 73 percent caused a feedwater isolation signal at 2107 EDT, which also tripped both Main Boiler Feed Pumps. The tripping of the Main Boiler Feed Pumps auto started the motor driven Aux Boiler Feed Pumps 21 and 23. The reactor was manually tripped at 2108 EDT in accordance with AOP-FW-1 Loss of Main Feedwater. All control rods inserted. Electrical power is being provided from offsite via the Station Aux Transformer. Decay heat removal is being provided via the Atmospheric Dump Valves. An investigation into the cause of the turbine control anomaly is underway. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The event did not have an affect on Unit 3 and there is no primary to secondary leakage.
ENS 5334117 April 2018 16:29:00LimerickNRC Region 1GE-4Unit 1 HPCI (High Pressure Coolant Injection) was declared inoperable due to a Main Pump seal leak that was identified during surveillance testing. Unit 1 HPCI was declared inoperable at 1030 EDT. HPCI was secured and was manually re-aligned to an available status. At the time of this notification, repairs have been completed and the licensee is making preparations to re-perform the surveillance. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5332812 April 2018 17:36:00MillstoneNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopAt 1148 EDT on April 12, 2018, a 16.2 ounce bottle of Kombucha tea was found in a small refrigerator in the Administration Building inside the Protected Area. The bottle was found to have a small amount missing from the contents. Kombucha tea is a fermented tea containing trace amounts of alcohol, and is legally sold without restrictions. Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut had previously notified its workforce that Kombucha tea was prohibited from being consumed or carried onsite. The owner has not yet been determined. This is considered an alcoholic beverage and is being reported pursuant to the requirements of 10 CFR 26.719 as a 24 hour report. The NRC Resident Inspector, the State of Connecticut, and local authorities have been notified.
ENS 5332311 April 2018 09:09:00Three Mile IslandNRC Region 1B&W-L-LPOn April 11, 2018, a hydrazine spill resulted in measurable hydrazine levels released at the station outfall to the Susquehanna River over an approximately 16 minute time period. The hydrazine levels exceeded the station NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit effluent limitations. The Industrial Waste Treatment system release to the river was secured and no further hydrazine was released to the river. The concentrations released did not threaten the downstream users or the environment. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the NPDES non-compliance on April 11, 2018 at 0542 EDT. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), this notification satisfies the requirement to notify the NRC of the occurrence of any event or situation related to the health and safety of the public or onsite personnel, or protection of the environment, for which notification to other government agencies has been made. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 533103 April 2018 02:53:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1GE-4On April 3, 2018 at 0019 (EDT), the Susquehanna control room received indication that a loss of Secondary Containment Zone 3 differential pressure had occurred. Control room operators noted the loss following completion of surveillance testing. The cause is under investigation. Zone 3 differential pressure was restored to greater than 0.25 inches WC (water column) at 0145 (EDT). Zone 3 differential pressures being less than 0.25 inches WC constitutes a loss of Secondary Containment based on not meeting requirements of SR (Surveillance Requirement) 3.6.4.1.1. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and per the guidance of NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Section 3.2.7, as a loss of a Safety Function. There is no redundant Susquehanna Secondary Containment system. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5330531 March 2018 19:33:00Indian PointNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopOn March 31, 2018, during the Indian Point Unit 2 refueling outage, with the reactor defueled and the head removed and located on the head stand, and all fuel from the reactor vessel removed and located in the spent fuel pool, while performing planned examinations on the 97 reactor vessel head penetrations, it was determined that one penetration could not be dispositioned as acceptable per the requirements of 10CFR50.55a for the reactor coolant system pressure boundary. The examinations are being performed to the meet the requirements of 10CFR50.55a(g)(6)(ii)(D), and ASME Code Case N-729-4, to find potential flaws/indications well before they increase to a degree that could potentially challenge the reactor vessel head pressure boundary. All other reactor vessel head penetrations have had a bare metal visual inspection completed with no other indications identified. The station is currently performing the remaining non-destructive examinations required by Code Case N-729-4. Repairs are currently being planned, and will be completed prior to entering Mode 5 from the current refueling outage. This is reportable, pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) since the as found indications did not meet the applicable acceptance criteria referenced in ASME Code Case N-729-4 to remain in-service without repair. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed. The licensee has also notified the NY Public Service Commission.
ENS 5328725 March 2018 23:43:00PilgrimNRC Region 1GE-3

On March 25, 2018 at 1616 hours (EDT), with the reactor in cold shutdown condition, two control rod drive piping lines were determined to be potentially inoperable in the event of a design basis earthquake due to support defects. The control rod drive piping forms a portion of the reactor coolant pressure boundary and primary containment boundary. The supports will be repaired prior to plant startup. This event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the public. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will notify the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • * * RETRACTION FROM JOE FRATTASIO TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1500 EDT ON 4/13/18 * * *

The purpose of the notification is to retract ENS notification 53287 made on 03/25/18 for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The previous notification reported that control rod drive (CRD) piping could be potentially inoperable in the event of a design basis earthquake, at the time of discovery, due to piping support defects. Subsequent evaluation has demonstrated that the piping was not inoperable. Specifically, after an engineering evaluation, it has been determined that the CRD Hydraulic System operability was never lost and the system was operable, although non-conforming, based on the support configuration not conforming to the pipe support drawings. The affected pipe supports have been restored or reworked to the proper design condition in accordance with the design drawings. The CRD System has subsequently been restored to a fully operable status. Notified R1DO (Jackson) and IRD MOC (Pham).

ENS 5327219 March 2018 13:09:00GinnaNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 2-LoopEmergency Assessment Capability cannot be performed in the Technical Support Center due to an equipment deficiency in the HVAC system which could impact facility habitability. An Alternate Technical Support Center is in place at the Emergency Offsite Facility. Priority maintenance is in progress to correct the deficiency. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5326515 March 2018 22:08:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1GE-4At 1524 (EDT) on Thursday, March 15, 2018, Operations was notified of a failure to meet Appendix R requirements for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) Unit 2 and Unit 3. Valves associated with the feedwater system for both units were not properly considered as Hi-Lo Pressure interface valves as required by the Appendix R program. This results in the susceptibility to a hot short condition that could open valves, diverting flow from the reactor, damage piping and prevent injection. U3 (Unit 3) Fire Safe Shutdown Credited Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) System is affected. U2 (Unit 2) is affected by a potential leak path through the Reactor Water Cleanup system. This event is being reported as an occurrence of an event or condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii). The Station (PBAPS) is performing hourly fire watches for the impacted areas and is also evaluating this condition for corrective action. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5325913 March 2018 15:54:00PilgrimNRC Region 1GE-3On March 13, 2018 at 1000 hours (EDT), with the reactor in Cold Shutdown condition, both 345kV incoming power lines and 23 kV Shutdown Transformer became unavailable during the Northeast winter storm. Per procedures, the emergency on-site emergency power supplies (Emergency Diesel Generators) were running and providing power to essential systems. In addition, the back-up Diesel Air Compressor was in service and one Reactor Protection System bus was on the back-up power supply prior to the loss. With both 345kV incoming power lines and 23 kV Shutdown Transformer unavailable, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station procedures direct a report be made to the NRC per the requirements of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations 50.72(b)(3)(v), any event that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function. No actual loss of safety function has occurred since the on-site emergency power supplies are maintaining the reactor in a safe shutdown condition and removing residual heat. The loss of incoming power is under investigation. This event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the public. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5325612 March 2018 14:34:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1GE-4A non-licensed supervisor tested positive for alcohol during pre-access screening. The individual's access to the plant was denied. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 532423 March 2018 02:19:00PilgrimNRC Region 1GE-3At 2315 EST on March 2, 2018, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) determined, based on information received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that there may be a potential loss of offsite response capabilities due to ongoing severe natural hazard conditions (i.e., major winter storm) along the coast of Massachusetts. According to information received by PNPS, towns within the 10 Mile EP Radius could be hampered in implementing some protective actions specified in the emergency plan in the unlikely event an emergency were to occur. There is no condition at the Station that would warrant implementation of any emergency plan at this time. PNPS continues to operate safely and is monitoring the weather conditions closely. The Station maintains emergency assessment, response, and communication capability. This report is being made conservatively in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) which is any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability. As stated previously, the Station maintains emergency assessment, response, and communication capability. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5322925 February 2018 11:24:00MillstoneNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopA non-licensed employee was found in violation of the sites Fitness for Duty Policy. The employee's access authorization to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5322823 February 2018 20:29:00Beaver ValleyNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 3-LoopAt 1750 (EST) on 2/23/2018 credible information was obtained that a non-licensed supervisory person had intentionally misused a controlled substance. Unescorted access has been withdrawn. Per 10 CFR 26.719(b)(2)(i) this is a 24 hour reportable event. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5321616 February 2018 04:43:00Indian PointNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopOn February 16, 2018 at 02:01 EST Indian Point Unit 3 automatically tripped on a turbine trip due to a loss of main generator excitation. All control rods fully inserted and all plant equipment responded normally to the unit trip. This is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the automatic trip as expected. This 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. The plant is stable, in Mode 3, at no load operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat removal is via the steam generators to the main condenser via the condenser steam dumps. No radiation was released. Indian Point Unit 2 was unaffected by this event and remains at 100 percent power. A post trip investigation is in progress. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5320211 February 2018 23:36:00SusquehannaNRC Region 1GE-4On February 11, 2018 at 2203 (EST), the Susquehanna Control Room received indication that a loss of Secondary Containment Zone 2 differential pressure (DP) had occurred. Control Room operators noted a differential pressure of <.25" WC (inches Water Column) for several seconds. System DP was restored to normal in 1 minute. The cause of the pressure swings is under investigation. Zone 2 differential pressures being less than 0.25" WC constitutes a loss of Secondary Containment based on not meeting requirements of SR 3.6.4.1.1. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(c) and per the guidance of NUREG 1022 Rev 3 section 3.2.7 as a loss of a Safety Function. There is no redundant Susquehanna Secondary Containment system. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 531901 February 2018 11:59:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1GE-5

Nine Mile Point unit 2 experienced an unusual event due to a small fire in the turbine building that was immediately extinguished and then reflashed. The fire was declared out at 1119 (EST), 2/1/18. The fire was caused when steam leak repair injection equipment failed and leaked onto hot piping. There was no equipment damage or impact to plant operation. The fire was extinguished by the fire brigade. Offsite assistance was not required. The fire resulted from Furmanite repair of a Moisture Separator Reheater inlet flow control valve. The unusual event will be terminated when sufficient lagging is removed to verify the extent of leaked fluid. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA, DHS NICC, and NNSA (via e-mail).

  • * * UPDATE AT 1240 EST ON 2/1/2018 FROM ANTHONY PETRELLI TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The unusual event was terminated at 1211 EST. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R1DO (Janda), NRR EO (Miller), IRD MOC (Grant), DHS SWO, FEMA, DHS NICC, and NNSA (via e-mail).

ENS 5318526 January 2018 13:06:00GinnaNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 2-LoopOn January 26, 2018, a containment entry was made to identify the source of elevated Unidentified Reactor Coolant System (RCS) operational leakage. A through-wall leak was identified on a Class 1 piping weld on the letdown line at 0853 EST. It was determined that the leak was RCS pressure boundary leakage. Ginna entered Technical Specification (TS) LCO (Limiting Condition for Operation) 3.4.13, RCS Operational Leakage, Condition B. for the existence of pressure boundary leakage. This condition requires the plant to be in MODE 3 within 6 hours and MODE 5 within 36 hours. The leak was isolated and TS LCO 3.4.13 exited at 1015 EST. This event is reportable within 8 hours in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for 'Any event or condition that results in: (A) The condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded'. The Station (Ginna) is developing an evaluation and a repair plan at this time. This condition has no impact on public health and safety. The licensee has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 531536 January 2018 06:05:00Oyster CreekNRC Region 1GE-2

Oyster Creek Declared an Unusual Event HU 6 Hazardous Event for an Abnormal Intake Structure Level Less than or equal to -3.0 feet MSL (Mean Sea Level) on points 23 and 24 in the Main Control Room at time 0524 (EST). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State, and local authorities. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 1/6/18 AT 2325 EST FROM JAMES RITCHIE TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

Oyster Creek Terminated Unusual Event HU 6 Hazardous Event for an Abnormal Intake Structure Level at time 2308 (EST). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State, and local authorities. Notified R1DO (Werkheiser), NRR EO (King), IRD MOC (Gott), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

ENS 531474 January 2018 17:57:00PilgrimNRC Region 1GE-3On January 4, 2018, at 1410 hours EST, with the reactor at approximately 100 percent power and steady state conditions, the winter storm across the Northeast caused the loss of offsite 345 kV Line 342. Reactor power was reduced to approximately 81 percent and a procedurally required manual reactor scram was initiated. All control rods fully inserted. As a result of the reactor scram, indicated reactor water level decreased, as expected, to less than +12 inches resulting in automatic actuation of the Primary Containment Isolation Systems for Group II - Primary Containment Isolation and Reactor Building Isolation System, and Group VI - Reactor Water Cleanup System. Reactor Water Level was restored to the normal operating band. The Primary Containment Isolation Systems have been reset. The Reactor Protection System signal has been reset. Following the reactor scram, the non-safety related Control Rod Drive Pump "B" tripped on low suction pressure. Control Rod Drive Pump "A" was placed in service. All other systems operated as expected, in accordance with design. This event is reportable per the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 50.72 (b)(2)(iv)(B) - "RPS Actuation" and 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A) - "Specified System Actuation. This event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the public. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The main steam isolation valves are open with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser. Offsite power is still available from 345kV line 355. As a contingency, emergency diesel generators are running and powering safety busses per licensee procedure. The licensee notified the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The licensee will be notifying the town of Plymouth as part of their local notifications. The licensee will be issuing a press release.
ENS 5312417 December 2017 11:56:00GinnaNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 2-LoopGinna notified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of a sulfuric acid spill of approximately 270 gallons in the AVT, All Volatile Treatment, building. Ginna is currently contacting offsite support for hazardous chemical cleanup. The spilled sulfuric acid is currently contained within the secondary containment structure associated with the sulfuric acid tank. There is no release to the environment. There is no impact to habitability in the AVT building at this time. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 531088 December 2017 17:25:00LimerickNRC Region 1GE-4U/2 HPCI (Unit 2/High Pressure Coolant Injection) was declared inoperable due to leak by of the pump discharge check valve after pump shutdown from flow testing. This resulted in cycling of the minimum flow valve. The discharge valve was closed to prevent the continued cycling of the minimum flow valve. This condition was identified during normal surveillance testing. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 531066 December 2017 12:42:00Three Mile IslandNRC Region 1B&W-L-LPOn December 6, 2017, during evaluation of protection for Technical Specification (TS) equipment from the damaging effects of tornado generated missiles, Three Mile Island Nuclear Station identified a non-conforming condition in the plant design such that specific TS equipment is considered to not be adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. A tornado could generate a missile that could strike the emergency diesel generator (EDG) fuel oil supply tank (DFT) vent stack. This could result in crimping of the stack, which could affect the ability of the DFT to perform its design function if such a tornado would occur. This condition is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) for any event or condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety, and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for 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 mitigate the consequences of an accident. This condition is being addressed in accordance with NRC enforcement guidance provided in EGM 15-002 and DSS-ISG-2016-01. Compensatory measures have been implemented in accordance with these documents. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification.
ENS 5309930 November 2017 17:17:00SalemNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-Loop

An Unusual Event was declared at 1657 EST due to an earthquake detected onsite. The Unusual Event was declared under EAL HU1.1. There is no release in progress due to this event. There are no protective actions recommended at this time. The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Note: See also EN #53101 for Hope Creek Unusual Event.

  • * * UPDATE FROM JOSHUA MYERS TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1742 EST ON 11/30/2017 * * *

An earthquake was felt onsite at time 1645 EST. Multiple phone calls were made to the Control Room confirming the earthquake. It was verified there was an earthquake felt in Delaware with a magnitude of 4.4. Neither seismic monitor at Salem Unit 1, Salem Unit 2, and Hope Creek actuated. There is no indication of any damage to any systems or plant structures. Plant walk-downs have been initiated in accordance with plant operating procedures for a seismic event. No injuries have been reported to the Control Room. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector and State and local government agencies. Notified R1DO (Gray), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), and DHS Nuclear SSA (email).

  • * * UPDATE FROM THOMAS CLARK TO DAVID AIRD AT 2137 EST ON 11/30/2017 * * *

The licensee terminated the Unusual Event at 2125 EST on 11/30/2017 following plant walkdowns that revealed no damage to plant structures, systems, or components. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R1DO (Gray), IRD (Grant), and NRR EO (Miller), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), and DHS Nuclear SSA (email).