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 Entered dateSiteRegionReactor typeSystemScramEvent description
ENS 5385130 January 2019 17:41:00DresdenNRC Region 3Secondary containment
Standby Gas Treatment System
At 0910 (CST) on January 30, 2019, the Dresden Station Heater Boiler 'B' tripped while placing the station Heater Boiler 'A' in service. With colder temperatures, the density of the supply air increased and contributed to a greater quantity of air entering the Reactor Building than what was previously being supplied with heating steam in service. The Reactor Building differential pressure (DP) degraded and dropped below 0.25 inches water column vacuum. This condition represents a failure to meet Technical Specification (TS) Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.1. Entry into TS 3.6.4.1 Condition A was made due to Secondary Containment becoming inoperable. Standby Gas Treatment System was initiated to assist with Reactor Building DP control. Reactor Building DP was restored to greater than 0.25 inches water column vacuum. TS 3.6.4.1 Condition A was exited. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C), '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 ... control the release of radioactive material.' The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5384222 January 2019 14:40:00Wolf CreekNRC Region 4On January 22, 2019, 0723 CST, the Contracts group called and reported to FFD (fitness for duty), that a box of candy was received from a supplier vendor that may contain alcohol. Upon investigation of the candy with the manufacturer, pieces of the candy contain 20-30mg of Alcohol after the chocolate is cooked. The Contract offices are located in the Protected Area and this incident is being reported under 10 CFR 26.719. No for-cause testing was performed based on the consumption of the candy. No safety related work was performed by the individuals who may have consumed the candy. The box of candy was removed from the site. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5384022 January 2019 09:41:00Watts BarNRC Region 2This 60-day telephone notification is being submitted in accordance with paragraphs 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) and 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to report an invalid Containment Ventilation Isolation (CVI) actuation at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) Unit 1. On December 2, 2018 at 0028 Eastern Standard Time (EST), the Train A CVI actuated due to an invalid High Radiation signal from 1-RM-90-130, Containment Purge Exhaust Radiation Monitor. In addition to the Train A CVI, instrument malfunction alarms were received for 1-RM-90-106, Lower Containment Radiation Monitor and 1-RM-90-112, Upper Containment Radiation Monitor as the associated valves isolated for the CVI. A common instrument malfunction alarm was also received for 1-RM-90-130 and 1-RM-90-131, Containment Purge Exhaust Radiation Monitors. Prior to and following the invalid High Radiation alarm, all radiation monitors except 1-RM-90-130 were stable at their normal values. All required automatic actuations occurred as designed. Upon investigation, the cause of the invalid High Radiation alarm was due to a failed ratemeter for 1-RM-90-130. Control room operators performed appropriate checks and confirmed that the subject indication was an invalid high radiation signal. The ratemeter for 1-RM-90-130 was replaced and the monitor returned to service. At the time of the event, plant conditions for a High Radiation alarm did not exist; therefore, the CVI was invalid. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."
ENS 5383718 January 2019 17:03:00WaterfordNRC Region 4Reactor Coolant SystemThis is a non-emergency notification from Waterford 3. On January 18, 2019, a relevant indication was detected in the performance of Phased Array Ultrasonic Examinations of A600 Dissimilar Metal Piping Welds during planned inspections. The indication was observed during the analysis of data recorded of the Reactor Coolant System (RCS) Loop 2A Reactor Coolant Pump Suction Drain Nozzle to Safe-End Butt Weld (11-007). This indication does not meet applicable acceptance criteria under American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section XI. The plant was in Mode 6 (Refueling) at 0 percent power for a planned refueling outage at the time of discovery. The condition will be resolved prior to plant startup. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50 .72(b)(3)(ii)(A), 'Any event or condition that results in: (A) The condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded,' because an indication was found that did not meet acceptance criteria referenced in ASME Section XI , IWB-3514-2 and Code Case N-770-2, 3132. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Reference: CR-WF3-2019-01041"
ENS 5383417 January 2019 23:07:00WaterfordNRC Region 4Reactor Coolant SystemThis is a non-emergency notification from Waterford 3. On January 17, 2019, a relevant indication was detected in the performance of Phased Array Ultrasonic Examinations of A600 Dissimilar Metal Piping Welds during planned inspections. The indication was observed during the analysis of data recorded of the Reactor Coolant System (RCS) Loop 1A Reactor Coolant Pump Suction Drain Nozzle to Safe-End Butt Weld (07-009). This indication does not meet applicable acceptance criteria under American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section Xl. The plant was in Mode 6 (Refueling) at 0 percent power for a planned refueling outage at the time of discovery. The condition will be resolved prior to plant startup. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A), 'Any event or condition that results in: (A) The condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded,' because an indication was found that did not meet acceptance criteria referenced in ASME Section Xl. IWB-3514-2 and Code Case N-770-2, 3132. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Reference: CR-WF3-2019-0967"
ENS 5383217 January 2019 16:00:00VogtleNRC Region 2A non-licensed contractor supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a for-cause fitness-for-duty test. The contractor's access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5383116 January 2019 23:51:00Fort CalhounNRC Region 4At 1908 CST, a fire was reported in an unoccupied exclusion area opening (EAO) enclosure outside of the Fort Calhoun Station protected area. Offsite fire departments responded at 1923 CST and the fire was extinguished by 1930 CST. There were no injuries reported. The State Fire Marshal of Nebraska was notified by the Blair (Nebraska) Fire Department at approximately 1913 CST. His investigation determined the cause to be a malfunctioning heating element in a climate control unit. There was no release of radioactivity or hazardous materials. The climate control unit was clarified to be a ceiling mounted heater in the enclosure. The licensee notified the NRC Decommissioning Inspector.
ENS 5383016 January 2019 18:38:00FermiNRC Region 3At 0900 EST on 01/16/2019, it was discovered that a licensee manager intentionally failed to re-approve the list of individuals granted unescorted access to verify each individual was subject to a behavioral observation program. Compensatory actions have been taken in response to this event. Personnel affected have had their access authorization suspended. This is reportable under the provisions of 10 CFR 26.719(b)(3) as an intentional act that casts doubt on the integrity of the Fitness-For-Duty program. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 5382916 January 2019 15:10:00Diablo CanyonNRC Region 4A non-licensed supervisor failed to disclose information as required by the fitness-for-duty program. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."
ENS 5382816 January 2019 08:12:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1Secondary containment
Reactor Building Ventilation
Standby Gas Treatment System
On January 16, 2019, with James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant operating at 100 percent power, the Emergency and Plant Information Computer (EPIC) indicated that Secondary Containment differential pressure exceeded the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement of greater than or equal to 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge while isolating Reactor Building Ventilation. The Secondary Containment differential pressure was less than 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge for approximately ten (10) seconds, and then immediately returned to greater than or equal to 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge. This condition did not impact the leak tightness of Secondary Containment or the ability of the Standby Gas Treatment system to establish and maintain the required differential pressure. When Secondary Containment did not meet the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.1 for differential pressure, the Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) was not met. Therefore, Secondary Containment was inoperable. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C). The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 5382715 January 2019 12:25:00FarleyNRC Region 2At 0800 CST on January 15, 2019, a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a for-cause fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been placed on hold. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5382514 January 2019 13:12:00FermiNRC Region 3Reactor Pressure Vessel

On 01/11/2019 at 0958 EST, the Fermi 2 Active Seismic Monitoring system was taken out of service for planned maintenance. During the maintenance activity, the Active Seismic Monitoring System failed a planned surveillance test and was not restored to operability within 72 hours. Compensatory measures to provide alternative methods for event classification of a seismic event were implemented in accordance with the Fermi 2 Emergency Plan procedures prior to the start of the planned maintenance outage. The planned outage time to restore operability exceeded 72 hours on January 14th, 2019, at 0958 EST. Repairs have been completed, the Active Seismic Monitoring System has been declared Functional at 1037 EST, January 14th, 2019, and declared Operable at 1109 EST, January 14th, 2019.

The loss of the Active Seismic Monitoring System is reportable to the NRC within 8 hours of discovery in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). No seismic activity has been felt onsite and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded no seismic activity in the area. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Femi 2 has two seismic monitors, one on the Reactor Pressure Vessel Pedestal and one in the High Pressure Core Injection (HPCI) room. Only the HPCI room monitor was inoperable.

ENS 5382413 January 2019 17:49:00ClintonNRC Region 3High Pressure Core Spray
Primary containment

EN Revision Text: HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SELF TEST FAILURE On January 13, 2019, the Self Test System reported a fault associated with the logic system for the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) high reactor water level closure function that could prevent the system from performing its safety function. The HPCS system was subsequently declared inoperable with actions taken per LCO (Limiting Condition for Operation) 3.6.1.3 to close and deactivate the 1E12-F004 valve, a primary containment isolation valve. Since HPCS is an emergency core cooling system and is a single train safety system, this condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) 'Any event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.' The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. HPCS is in a 14-day technical specification LCO action statement.

  • * * RETRACTION AT 1908 EST ON 3/7/19 FROM JAMES FORMAN TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

Testing of the logic system load driver card for the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) high reactor water level closure function was completed both on site and at General Electric Hitachi (GEH). This testing determined the cause of the self-test system fault report was limited to the self-test portion of the load driver card and did not impact the ability of HPCS system to perform its specified safety function. Based on the testing results, this event is not reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), 'Any event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.' Therefore, EN 53824 is being retracted. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified the R3DO (Hills).

ENS 5382211 January 2019 10:07:00FermiNRC Region 3A non-licensed employee disclosed that he had previously used illegal drugs. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 538199 January 2019 13:23:00PalisadesNRC Region 3Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Steam Generator
Automatic ScramAt 1034 EST on January 9, 2019, with the reactor at 100% power, an automatic reactor trip was initiated. The trip occurred while Reactor Protection System testing was in progress. The trip was uncomplicated with all systems responding normally following the rip. Troubleshooting and investigation of the cause is ongoing. All full-length control rods inserted fully. Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated as designed in response to low steam generator water levels. Operations stabilized the plant in Mode 3 (hot standby). Decay heat is being removed by the turbine bypass valve. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 538188 January 2019 15:45:00PilgrimNRC Region 1Reactor Core Isolation CoolingOn January 8, 2019, at 0945 EST Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station discovered that the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system failed to meet its surveillance test requirements and was declared inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v), 'event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function: (D), mitigate the consequences of an accident.' There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 538178 January 2019 08:12:00HatchNRC Region 2Secondary containment
Primary containment
On November 12, 2018, at 1331 EST, Unit 1 secondary containment isolated and Standby Gas Treatment (SBGT) systems started on Unit 1 and Unit 2 due to a blown fuse. The blown fuse was caused by a degraded refuel floor radiation monitoring relay, causing the radiation monitor to trip and resulted in an invalid actuation of the Unit 1 Group 10 and Group 11 primary containment isolation valves, all Unit 1 secondary containment isolation valves, and auto start of the Unit 1 and Unit 2 SBGT system. The Unit 1 Fission Product Monitor isolated and tripped and both Unit 1 H202 Analyzers isolated. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) since the containment isolation and auto-start of SBGT on both units was not part of a pre-planned sequence and the event resulted in the invalid actuation of general containment isolation valves in more than one system. All primary and secondary containment isolation valves, with the exception of the 2T41F003A, Refueling Floor Inboard Vent Supply Isolation valve, functioned successfully. The refuel floor inboard vent supply isolation valve failed to travel fully closed on the secondary containment isolation signal and was therefore declared inoperable. The 2T41F003B refuel floor outboard vent supply isolation valve was verified to go fully closed and therefore isolation of that associated penetration line was successful. After assistance from maintenance, the valve was verified to be fully closed. All SBGT systems functioned successfully. The associated fuse and relay were replaced, and secondary containment was returned to normal service. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 538155 January 2019 17:30:00PilgrimNRC Region 1Main Steam Isolation Valve

EN Revision Text: POTENTIAL LOSS OF MSIV SCRAM FUNCTION DURING MAIN STEAM LINE ISOLATION VALVE TESTING At approximately 1040 EST on January 5, 2019, during evaluation of test results for the 'C' Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV), it was determined that closure of three of four Main Steam Lines would not necessarily have resulted in a full scram during testing due to failure of a limit switch (LS-6) associated with MSIV-1C while in the test configuration. This condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v), 'Any event or condition that 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 system was restored from the testing configuration at 1057 EST and the failed trip channel was placed in the tripped condition at 1326 EST thus restoring the design function. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION AT 1529 EST ON 02/11/19 FROM JOSEPH FRATTASIO TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

The purpose of the notification is to retract ENS Notification 53815 made on 01/05/19 for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The previous notification reported that there was a potential loss of Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV) scram function during main steam line isolation valve testing, at the time of discovery, due to failure of a limit switch (LS-6) associated with MSIV-1C while in the test configuration. Subsequent evaluation has demonstrated that the scram function credited in the design basis was not lost. Specifically, after an Engineering Evaluation, it has been determined that the MSIV position RPS logic was not lost for those functions within the design basis and, as such, was capable of performing its intended safety function. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified the R1DO (Cahill).

ENS 538133 January 2019 23:57:00PalisadesNRC Region 3Auxiliary Feedwater
Steam Generator
Manual ScramAt 2028 (EST) on January 3, 2019, with the reactor at 85% power, the reactor was manually tripped due to cycling of Turbine Governor Valve #4. The trip was uncomplicated with all systems responding normally following the trip. Investigation of the cause of the valve cycling is ongoing. All full-length control rods inserted fully. Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated as designed in response to low steam generator water levels. Operations stabilized the plant in Mode 3 (hot standby). Decay heat is being removed by atmospheric dump valves. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector. This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)."
ENS 538111 January 2019 11:02:00FermiNRC Region 3FeedwaterAutomatic ScramOn January 1, 2019 at approximately 0454 EST, while performing planned maintenance activities on the Feedwater Distributed Control System (FW DCS), it was discovered that the automatic trip instrumentation of the Gland Seal Exhauster (GSE) was inoperable. The automatic GSE trip is assumed in the safety analysis for the Control Rod Drop Accident (CRDA) and is required when Thermal Power is less than or equal to 10%. The automatic trip function of the GSE was inoperable for 1 minute, 19 seconds. No Control Rod movement occurred while the automatic trip of the GSE was inoperable. There was no adverse impact to public health and safety or to plant employees and there was no radiological release. This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5380929 December 2018 10:27:00CooperNRC Region 4

At 0904 CST, on December 29, 2018, Cooper declared a Notice of Unusual Event under emergency action level HU 3.1. The emergency declaration was due to a toxic gas asphyxiant as a result of a fire. The fire is contained and the fire brigade continues to extinguishing the fire. Offsite support has not been requested. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Additionally, State and Local government agencies were also notified. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 12/29/2018 AT 1655 EST FROM JIM FLORENCE TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

At 1544 CST, on December 29, 2018, Cooper terminated the Notice of Unusual Event under emergency action level HU 3.1. The fire was verified to be extinguished and the flammable material was removed. The plant remained at 100% power for the duration of the event. The licensee issued a press release regarding the event at 1202 CST, on December 29, 2018. The license notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Taylor), NRR EO (Groom), IRD MOC (Gott), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

ENS 5380121 December 2018 00:02:00Watts BarNRC Region 2At 1642 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 20, 2018, it was determined that both trains of Containment Air Return Fan (CARF) were simultaneously INOPERABLE from 0817 (EST) to 1129 (EST) on November 20, 2018. This condition is not bounded by existing design and licensing documents; however, it poses no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. Therefore, this event is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5379620 December 2018 05:32:00WaterfordNRC Region 4On December 19, 2018, at 2322 CST, the shift operating crew declared the control room envelope inoperable in accordance with Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.6.1 due to valve HVC-102 exceeding its maximum allowed closed stroke time of 2.0 seconds during performing of surveillance procedure OP-903-119. Actual closed stroke time was 2.1 seconds. Valve HVC-102 is part of the control room envelope. TS 3.7.6.1 requires that two control room emergency air filtration trains shall be OPERABLE. Operations entered TS 3.7.6.1 action b, which requires that with one or more control room emergency air filtration trains inoperable due to inoperable control room envelope boundary in MODES 1, 2, 3, or 4, then: 1. immediately initiate action to implement mitigating actions; 2. within 24 hours, verify mitigating actions ensure control room envelope occupant exposures to radiological, chemical, and smoke hazards will not exceed limits; and 3. within 90 days, restore the control room envelope boundary to OPERABLE status. Actions b.1 and b.2 were completed by placing the control room ventilation system in isolate mode at 2355. This event is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), 'event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function of structures or systems that are needed to (D) mitigate the consequences of an accident,' due to the control room envelope being inoperable. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5379318 December 2018 15:40:00Arkansas NuclearNRC Region 4Emergency Diesel GeneratorAutomatic ScramOn December 18, 2018 at 1126 CST, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 (ANO-1) reactor automatically tripped due to a loss of the A-1, non-vital 4160V bus. All control rods fully inserted. Loss of the A-1 bus resulted in de-energizing A-3 vital 4160V bus. Emergency Diesel Generator #1, K-4A, started automatically and is currently powering A-3 vital bus. Non-vital buses A-2, H-1, and H-2 and vital bus A-4 transferred power automatically to the Startup Transformer #1. Off-site power remains energized and available for ANO-1. The reason for loss of A-1 bus is unknown at this time. Currently, ANO-1 has stabilized in Mode 3, Hot Standby. Decay heat is being removed by the main condenser using the turbine bypass valves. The loss of the A-1, non-vital bus, is under investigation. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the state.
ENS 5378913 December 2018 14:37:00VogtleNRC Region 2At 1700 EST on December 12, 2018, a contractor supervisor violated the licensee's Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) program by subverting a follow-up Fitness for Duty Test. The contractor's site access has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. No work was performed on safety related equipment. The licensee has made a PADs entry.
ENS 5378812 December 2018 17:29:00Grand GulfNRC Region 4Reactor Core Isolation Cooling
High Pressure Core Spray
Manual ScramAt 1351 CST, the reactor was manually shutdown due to 'A' Turbine Bypass Valve opening. The Main Steam Line Isolation Valves were manually closed to facilitate reactor pressure control. Reactor level is being maintained through the use of Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System, Control Rod Drive System, and High Pressure Core Spray System. High Pressure Core Spray System was manually started to initially support reactor water level control. Reactor Pressure is being controlled through the use of the Safety Relief Valves and the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System. The plant is stable in MODE 3. The cause of the 'A' Turbine Bypass Valve opening is under investigation at this time. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5378611 December 2018 15:09:00SalemNRC Region 1Auxiliary FeedwaterThis 60-day telephone notification is being made in accordance with the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A). The successful, complete train actuation of the 22 Auxiliary Feedwater Pump was initiated by an invalid signal during testing. The Auxiliary Feedwater System was not impacted in its ability to perform its function. There were no safety consequences or impacts to the health and safety of the public as a result of this event. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 537848 December 2018 06:12:00BraidwoodNRC Region 3

EN Revision Text: INOPERABLE CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE Braidwood Station was performing Control Room Envelope Testing. During testing the Station identified a failed acceptance criteria. The Control Room Envelope is a single train system and could constitute a Loss of Safety Function. If a single train system is inoperable per Technical Specifications (TS), it is Reportable as a Loss of Safety Function per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) regardless of the system's continued ability to meet the accident analysis requirements.

Both Units remain Mode 1, 100% power. The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector. The acceptance criteria that failed was to maintain the control room pressure above the miscellaneous electrical equipment room pressure. The station has realigned ventilation to normal, and has entered TS Limited Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.7.10 condition B, which requires the station to restore to operable the control room envelope within 90 days or shutdown the plant. The station has also initiated contingency actions to verify SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) are available and control room personnel are qualified to use SCBA.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 12/20/18 AT 1714 EST FROM ANTHONY SIEBERT TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Braidwood Station concluded that the ENS notification 53784 could be retracted. It has been determined that the issue was not with the Control Room Envelope structure. Troubleshooting identified that the Unit 1 Upper Cable Spreading Room Area Supply Flow Control (OVC035Y) damper which supplies the Train A control room ventilation equipment room with air flow was not opening enough to supply the required flow. The subject duct work is shared by both A-train and B-train, and the flow through OVC035Y is controlled by a two-position actuator. The damper is less open when A-train is in operation (actuator energized) and more open when B-train is in operation (actuator de-energized). The only adjustments performed were to the actuator energized stroke limits which only affect the A train and thus a single train failure which could affect the safety function of both trains did not exist. Further calculations of unfiltered air inleakage into the Control Room Envelope (CRE) under a slightly negative differential pressure condition resulted in a calculated in leakage to the CRE of less than the maximum allowable unfiltered air inleakage for a radiological event of 436 scfm. The unfiltered air inleakage into the CRE assumed in the licensing basis analyses of Design Basis Accident consequences was never exceeded. Thus, TS Surveillance Requirement 3.7.10.4 continued to be met and entry into TS 3.7.10 Condition B was not required. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R3DO (Stone).

ENS 537795 December 2018 20:07:00Point BeachNRC Region 3Auxiliary FeedwaterManual ScramAt 1539 (CST) December 5, 2018, with Unit 1 at 100 percent power, the reactor was manually tripped due to degrading condenser vacuum. The trip was uncomplicated with all systems responding normally, post-trip. An actuation of the auxiliary feedwater system occurred during the manual trip. The auxiliary feedwater system automatically started as designed when the valid actuation signal was received. Operations stabilized the plant in mode 3 (hot standby). Decay heat is being removed by atmospheric dump valves. Unit 2 is not affected. This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The loss of condenser vacuum resulted because one of two circulating water pumps was running and its discharge valve shut. The cause for the valve shutting is under investigation. There is no primary to secondary leakage. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector
ENS 537785 December 2018 17:06:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1Secondary containment
Standby Gas Treatment System
Reactor Building Ventilation
At 1010 (EST) on December 5, 2018, Secondary Containment differential pressure exceeded the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement of greater than or equal to 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge. This condition existed for approximately 3 minutes before the differential pressure was restored to normal when the Standby Gas Treatment system was manually initiated. This event was caused by a trip of the service air compressor 39AC-2A. The loss of instrument air pressure caused Reactor Building ventilation to isolate and raise Secondary Containment differential pressure. The instrument air pressure was restored when 39AC-2A was isolated and the two backup air compressors started. This condition did not impact the leak tightness of Secondary Containment or the ability of the Standby Gas Treatment system to establish and maintain the required differential pressure. When Secondary Containment did not meet the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.1 for differential pressure, the Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) was not met. Therefore, Secondary Containment was inoperable. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 537775 December 2018 14:54:00Arkansas NuclearNRC Region 4Shutdown Cooling
Service water
Emergency Diesel Generator
This 60-day telephone notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to provide information pertaining to an invalid Engineered Safety Feature actuation signal. On October 9, 2018, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2 was in refueling Mode 6, when a vital inverter failed while aligned from its alternate power source causing a loss of one of four vital instrument buses. The loss of the instrument bus resulted in one of the four engineered safety feature protection channels to enter a tripped state. Because one of the other four channels was already in a tripped state in support of a channel power supply replacement activity, two out of four protection channels were now in the tripped state resulting in a Safety Injection Actuation Signal, Containment Spray Actuation Signal, Containment Cooling Actuation Signal, Recirculation Actuation Signal, Emergency Feed Actuation Signal, and Containment Isolation Actuation Signal. In general, only one train of equipment is protected and assumed to be available during Mode 6 operations. Due to the defense-in-depth plant configuration in Mode 6, which is intended to avoid inadvertent start of emergency systems, the resulting actuations caused no adverse impact to Shutdown Cooling or Spent Fuel Pool cooling operations. At least one train of the following systems was aligned for automatic actuation: Service Water Emergency Diesel Generator Containment Penetration Room Exhaust Fan Other non-essential components which are shed or realigned upon safeguards actuation The few systems and components that were aligned for automatic operation responded as designed, including containment isolation valves and valves associated with the above systems (if aligned for automatic operation). The Service Water system was already in operation and, therefore, no Service Water pumps actuated. All systems and components which were capable of automatic operation performed as designed. The Emergency Diesel Generator started but did not synchronize to the bus. No safety injection occurred to the core. This actuation was caused by equipment failure and was not an actual signal resulting from parameter inputs. The affected actuation signals do not perform a safety function in Mode 6 and are not required to be available or operable. Therefore, this actuation is considered invalid. This event was entered into ANO's corrective action program for resolution. This event did not result in any adverse impact to the health and safety of the public. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(i) a telephone notification is being made in lieu of submitting a written Licensee Event Report. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 537765 December 2018 11:24:00CooperNRC Region 4Primary Containment Isolation System
Main Steam Isolation Valve
Reactor Water Cleanup
Secondary containment
Reactor Core Isolation Cooling
Residual Heat Removal
Standby Gas Treatment System
Shutdown Cooling
This 60-day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of a Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) Group 1 for Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIVs), Group 3 for Reactor Water Cleanup (RWCU), Group 6 for Secondary Containment isolation, Group 7 for Reactor Water Sampling, Diesel Generator, Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) System logic, and Residual Heat Removal (RHR) logic. Group 1, Group 6, Diesel Generator actuation, RCIC actuation and RHR actuation are within scope of 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv). Group 3 and Group 7 are not within scope as they affect only one system. Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) was shut down in Mode 5 at the time of the event with the reactor cavity flooded. On October 13, 2018, at 0028 Central Daylight Time, CNS received full PCIS Groups 1, 3, and 6, and a half Group 7 on the Division 1 side. The MSIVs and RWCU isolation valves were already closed for maintenance. The Secondary Containment isolated. Control Room Emergency Filter and the Standby Gas Treatment Systems initiated. The inboard Reactor Water Sample valve isolated. Diesel Generator #1 started but was not required to connect to the critical bus. Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System logic actuated with no expected response due to being isolated for shutdown conditions. Division 1 RHR pump logic actuated. Division 1 RHR system was operating in shutdown cooling mode. The actuation caused the Division 1 RHR outboard injection and heat exchanger bypass valves to open. Shutdown cooling was unaffected and remained in service throughout the event. The plant systems responded as expected with no Emergency Core Cooling System injection. At the time of the event, an in-service inspection of welds inside the reactor vessel was taking place using a robot scanner that uses two vortex thrusters to hold the robot to the vessel wall. The robot inadvertently passed over an instrument penetration, drawing suction on the process leg, resulting in low reactor water level indications and the subsequent invalid Level 1 and 2 system actuations. Actual reactor vessel water level remained steady at cavity flooded conditions. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."
ENS 537754 December 2018 17:12:00ColumbiaNRC Region 4On 12/4/2018 at 1340 (PST), Columbia entered a planned evolution to replace the seismic monitoring system. Use of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale has been implemented as a compensatory measure per station procedures. The expected duration of the replacement activity will exceed 72 hours, therefore, this is being reported as a major loss of emergency assessment capability in accordance with regulation 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Compensatory measures will remain in place until the seismic system replacement has been completed. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 537724 December 2018 13:35:00FermiNRC Region 3Emergency Equipment Cooling Water
High Pressure Coolant Injection

EN Revision Text: HPCI INOPERABLE DUE TO MECHANICAL DRAFT COOLING TOWER FAN BRAKE INVERTER FAILURE At 0935 EST on December 4, 2018, the Division 2 Mechanical Draft Cooling Tower (MDCT) fans were declared inoperable due to failure of the over speed fan brake inverter. The brakes prevent fan over speed from a design basis tornado. The MDCT fans are required to support operability of the Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS). The UHS is required to support operability of the Division 2 Emergency Equipment Cooling Water (EECW) system. The EECW system cools various safety related components, including the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system room cooler. An unplanned HPCI inoperability occurred based on a loss of the HPCI Room Cooler. Investigation into why the Division 2 MDCT fan over speed brake inverter failed is in progress. This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) based on an unplanned HPCI inoperability. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Fermi 2 is in a 14-day LCO for inoperability of HPCI and a 72-hour LCO for UHS inoperability.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 1/30/19 AT 1605 EST FROM CHRIS ROBINSON TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

The purpose of this notification is to retract EN 53772 made on December 4, 2018. Subsequent to the initial notification, the event and site Technical Specifications (TS) were reviewed further. An evaluation determined that TS Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.0.9 for barriers could be applied to the MDCT fan brakes. As a result of applying TS LCO 3.0.9 to the MDCT fan brakes, it was not necessary to declare the UHS inoperable. With the Division 2 UHS operable on December 4, 2018, the HPCI system was also operable. With HPCI operable, there was no event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). Therefore, EN 53772 is retracted and no Licensee Event Report (LER) under 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(D) is required to be submitted. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Cameron).

ENS 537673 December 2018 11:15:00Comanche PeakNRC Region 4Auxiliary Feedwater
Emergency Diesel Generator
At 0315 (CST) on 12/3/18, the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant experienced a loss of 138 KV transformer XST1. Unit 1 is currently at 100% power. Unit 2 was subjected to actuation of both blackout sequencers causing an automatic start of both motor driven Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) pumps as well as the turbine driven AFW pump. No emergency diesel generators started as per design. Train A and B motor driven and the turbine driven AFW pumps have been returned to automatic. All other safety systems functioned per design. The loss of power to 138 KV transformer XST1 resulted in loss of power to both safeguards busses on Unit 2. The busses performed a load-shed and slow transfer to power supplied from 345 KV transformer XST2A as designed and were re-energized and loads sequenced back onto the busses. The emergency diesel generators are not required to start unless the busses are not re-energized by the alternate offsite transformer. All electrical power related actuations functioned as designed. There was no impact on Unit 1. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
ENS 537652 December 2018 06:17:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1Emergency Diesel Generator
High Pressure Core Spray

During the post-maintenance testing run of the Division III Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG), (a field operator) reported smoke coming from the diesel and an emergency shutdown was required. After the EDG was shutdown, significant damage (thrown rod) to the EDG was observed. Emergency Action Level HA 2.1 (an Alert) was declared at 0530 (EST). Currently, the plant is stable and operating at 100 percent power. All safety systems are available. The damage occurred approximately 20 minutes into the required 1 hour run. The licensee's emergency response organization has been activated. No offsite assistance was required or requested. There is a 14-day shutdown limiting condition for operation (LCO) in effect under technical specification 3.5.1 for the high pressure core spray system. Notified DHS Senior Watch Officer, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC Watch Officer, HHS Operations Center, DOE Operations Center, EPA Emergency Operations Center, FDA EOC (email), FEMA NWC (email) and DHS Nuclear SSA (email). The licensee has notified state and local authorities and the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * UPDATE ON 12/2/18 AT 0737 EST FROM TODD DAVIS TO HOWIE CROUCH * * *

The licensee terminated the Alert at 0731 EST on 12/2/18. The basis for termination was that the licensee has met all procedural requirements to terminate the emergency and on-shift personnel can operate the unit without further assistance. Notified R1DO (Burritt), NRR EO (Miller), IRD MOC (Gott), HQPAO (Couret), ERDS Activation Group, DHS Senior Watch Officer, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC Watch Officer, HHS Operations Center, DOE Operations Center, EPA Emergency Operations Center, FDA EOC (email), FEMA NWC (email) and DHS Nuclear SSA (email).

ENS 537641 December 2018 16:56:00Diablo CanyonNRC Region 4Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Automatic ScramAt 1006 (PST), on December 1, 2018, with Unit 2 at 100 percent power, the reactor automatically tripped due to a load rejection from the 500 kV offsite electrical system. Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Decay heat is being removed by the Main Steam system to the main condenser using the steam dump valves. The cause of the load rejection is currently under investigation. 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). Additionally, due to the actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System, as expected, this event is being reported 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 Senior Resident Inspector was notified. A press release is planned for this event. All control rods fully inserted and the trip was uncomplicated. There was no effect on Unit 1.
ENS 5376230 November 2018 04:22:00CatawbaNRC Region 2

At 2300 EST on November 29, 2018 Catawba Nuclear Station (CNS) requested offsite transport for treatment of a contractor to an offsite medical facility. Upon arrival of the offsite medical personnel, the individual was declared deceased at 2354 EST on November 29, 2018.

The fatality was not work-related and the individual was outside of the Radiological Controlled Area.

No news release by CNS is planned. Notifications are planned to the South Carolina Division of Occupational Safety and Health. This is a four hour notification, non-emergency for a notification of other government agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

ENS 5376029 November 2018 12:56:00SeabrookNRC Region 1Reactor Protection SystemThis 60-day telephone notification is being made under reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS). At 0147 (EST) on October 1, 2018, Seabrook Unit 1 was in Mode 3 shutdown, when an invalid Reactor Protection System actuation occurred due to a high Source Range detector. All equipment responded in accordance with the plant design. Specifically, all actuations were complete and successful. There were no safety consequences or impacts on the health and safety of the public. The event was entered into Seabrook's corrective action program for resolution. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The Source Range detector which gave the invalid input has been replaced.
ENS 5375928 November 2018 17:25:00CallawayNRC Region 4On November 28, 2018, while performing an engineering review of the bases for environmental qualification (EQ) requirements for the Atmospheric Steam Dumps (ASDs), it was determined that applicable EQ requirements had not been applied to a key component of each of the ASDs. The result of this issue is that it the availability of the ASDs for a controlled plant cooldown following a postulated steam line break outside containment cannot be assured. Callaway is developing a compensatory action temporary plant modification to install insulation that will protect the affected ASD components from the post Main Steam Line Break temperature. This condition is reportable 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) 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 (B) remove residual heat, or (D) mitigate the consequences of an accident. The issue places the plant in a 24-hour Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operations (LCO), 3.7.4. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5375728 November 2018 12:30:00Prairie IslandNRC Region 3At 0752 CST, on November 28, 2018, Dakota County inadvertently actuated their sirens while performing a scheduled weekly (Emergency Planning Fixed Siren Test). All seven (7) Dakota County sirens actuated for approximately 9 seconds before Dakota County Dispatch canceled the activation. This 4-hour non-emergency report is being made per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), Offsite Notification (which was made to Dakota County Dispatch). Capability to notify the public was never degraded during this time. All Emergency Notification sirens remain in service. No press release is planned at this time. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5375628 November 2018 05:40:00River BendNRC Region 4Main Steam Isolation Valve

EN Revision Text: INOPERABILITY OF EQUIPMENT FOR CONTROL OF RADIOLOGICAL RELEASE At 2130 CST on 11/27/2018, Division 1 Main Steam Positive Leakage Control System (MS-PLCS) was declared inoperable because of a leaking check valve that caused excessive cycling of the associated air compressor. Division 2 MS-PLCS had been declared inoperable on 11/27/2018 at 1400 CST when a pressure control valve in the system exceeded the maximum allowable stroke time. Because MS-PLCS supplements the isolation function of the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs) by processing fission products that could leak through the closed MSIVs, both divisions of MS-PLCS inoperable at the same time represents a condition that could prevent the fulfillment of a safety function of an SSC (Structures, Systems and Components) that is needed to control the release of radioactive material. The station diesel air compressor is available to supply backup air to the safety relief valves as required by the Technical Requirements Manual." (This is associated with operability of the safety relief valves, due to the inoperable MS-PLCS air compressor.) The unit is in a 7 day shutdown Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO), 1-TS1-18-Div 1 & 2 MSPLCS-685, for the two divisions of MS-PLCS being inoperable. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 12/03/18 AT 1551 EST FROM TIM GATES TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

This event was initially reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as a condition that could have prevented the Main Steam Positive Leakage Control System (MS-PLCS) from fulfilling its safety function to control the release of radioactive material. Division I was declared inoperable due to a failed component. Division II was declared inoperable due to a pressure control valve in the system exceeding the maximum allowable time to close by 0.50 seconds. An engineering evaluation has since been performed and concluded that the 2 second maximum allowable time to close was based on the pressure control valve being classified as a rapid closure valve and was established from the original baseline data of 0.50 seconds. This baseline data is an administrative target value per the In-Service Testing Program. There are no technical specification requirements associated with the 2 second closure time. The engineering evaluation also determined that the volume of air supplied through the pressure control valve during the extra 0.50 seconds of valve closure would have an inconsequential effect on the pressure within the volume of leakage barrier between the Main Steam Isolation Valves associated with the MS-PLCS pressure control valve or have any effect on containment over-pressurization. Based on the information provided by the engineering evaluation, the Division II MS-PLCS has been declared operable-degraded non-conforming since time of initial discovery. Consequently, this event is not reportable as a condition that could have prevented the Main Steam Positive Leakage Control System (MS-PLCS) from fulfilling its safety function. The (NRC) Resident Inspector has been notified via e-mail. Notified the R4DO (Gaddy).

ENS 5375426 November 2018 08:31:00SequoyahNRC Region 2Residual Heat Removal

At 0816 EST, a Notification of Unusual Event was declared for Unit 2 under Emergency Action Level H.U.4 for excessive smoke in the lower level of containment with a heat signal. Onsite fire brigade is responding to the event. A command post is established. Offsite support is requested by the fire brigade. No flames have been observed as of this report. The NRC Resident Inspector and State and Local government agencies will be notified. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 11/26/18 AT 1036 EST FROM BILL HARRIS TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

At 1036 EST, Sequoyah Nuclear Station Unit 2 terminated the Notice of Unusual Event. The licensee determined that the source of the smoke in containment was oil on the pressurizer beneath the insulation, that heated up during plant heatup. The licensee did not see visible flame during the event. The licensee is still working to determine if there was any damage to the pressurizer. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Rose), R2RA (Haney), NRR (Nieh), IRD MOC (Gott), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 11/26/18 AT 1337 EST FROM STEPHEN FRIESE TO KARL DIEDERICH * * *

Following declaration of the Notification of Unusual Event, TVA media relations communicated with the local media regarding the event. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Rose).

  • * * UPDATE ON 11/26/18 AT 1551 EST FROM STEPHEN FRIESE TO DONG PARK * * *

At 1036 EDT, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN) terminated the Notification Of Unusual Event (NOUE) due to initial report of heat and smoke in Unit 2 Lower Containment. At 1000 EDT, it was determined that no fire had occurred. Due to difficulty of access to some of the areas being searched, the source could not be identified prior to 1000 EDT. No visible flame (heat or light) was observed. The source of the smoke was determined to be residual oil from a hydraulic tool oil in contact with pressurizer piping. The pressurizer piping was being heated up to support Unit 2 start-up following U2R22 refueling outage. Once the residual oil dissipated, the smoke stopped. It has been concluded that no fire or emergency condition existed. Unit 2 is currently in Mode 5, maintaining reactor coolant temperature 160F-170F and pressure 325psig-350psig with 2A Residual Heat Removal (RHR) system in service in accordance with U2R22 refueling outage plan. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Rose).

  • * * RETRACTION ON 11/29/2018 AT 1358 EST FROM FRANCIS DECAMBRA TO ANDREW WAUGH * * *

Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN) is retracting this notification based on the following additional information not available at the time of the notification: Following a full Reactor Building inspection, it was concluded that a fire did not exist. The source of the smoke originally reported was later determined to be residual oil from a hydraulic tool in contact with pressurizer piping. Once the residual oil dissipated, the smoke stopped. The source of heat originally reported was normal heated conditions associated with the pressurizer commensurate with plant conditions. SQN reported initially based on the available information at the time and to ensure timeliness with emergency declaration and reporting notification requirements. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Shaeffer).

ENS 5375225 November 2018 02:47:00MillstoneNRC Region 1Control Room Emergency Ventilation

EN Revision Text: LOSS OF CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE DUE TO DOOR FAILURE On 11/24/18 at 2015 EST, a loss of Control Room Envelope (CRE) was declared due to failure of the control room boundary door, 204-36-008. (Abnormal Operating Procedure 8588A Mitigating Actions for Control Boundary Breach was implemented). The door was repaired at 2030 EST, restoring CRE to operable (status). A mechanical failure of the control room door latch prevented the door from closing. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 01/18/19 AT 1457 EST FROM GARY CLOSIUS TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

The purpose of this call is to retract a report made on November 25, 2018, NRC Event Number EN53752. NRC Event Report number EN53752 describes a condition at Millstone Power Station Unit 2 (MPS2) in which a control room envelope boundary door was discovered to not be able to fully close due to the latching mechanism being stuck in the extended position. The condition was reported to the NRC pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) via an 8-hour prompt report as an 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. Upon further review, MPS2 determined that there was no loss of safety function. An engineering evaluation determined that even with the control room boundary door unable to be fully closed due to the latching mechanism being stuck in the extended position, control room air in-leakage would not have been sufficient to prevent the control room emergency ventilation system from performing its safety function. Therefore, this condition is not reportable and NRC Event Number EN53752 is being retracted. The basis for this conclusion has been provided to the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R1DO (Carfang).

ENS 5375124 November 2018 21:27:00SequoyahNRC Region 2Secondary containmentAt 1420 (EST) on November 24, 2018, operators discovered that a door was blocked open creating a breach of the auxiliary building secondary containment enclosure (ABSCE) boundary that exceeded the allowed ABSCE breach margin (of three minutes). As a result, Unit 1 entered Technical Specification Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) 3.7.12 Condition B for two trains of Auxiliary Building Gas Treatment System (ABGTS) inoperable due to an inoperable ABSCE boundary in MODE 1, 2, 3, or 4, and both Units entered Condition E for one required ABGTS train inoperable with fuel stored in the spent fuel pool. In MODES 1, 2, 3, and 4, the analysis of the loss of coolant accident (LOCA) assumes that radioactive materials leaked from the Emergency Core Cooling System are filtered and absorbed by the ABGTS. For the fuel handling accident, the analysis assumes that the ABSCE boundary is capable of being established to ensure releases from the auxiliary and containment buildings are consistent with the dose consequence analysis. The event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) as an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (C) control the release of radioactive material and (D) mitigate the consequences of an accident. No actual LOCA or fuel handling accident occurred while both trains of ABGTS were inoperable. The condition had no impact on the health and safety of the public. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. This situation occurred because of maintenance activities. A breeching permit had been initiated however, the required personnel to ensure the door could be closed within the required three minutes were not assigned. The door was closed approximately 15 minutes after the situation was noticed.
ENS 5375022 November 2018 03:56:00Browns FerryNRC Region 2High Pressure Coolant Injection

EN Revision Text: HPCI UNEXPECTEDLY TRANSFERRED TO ALTERNATE SUCTION SOURCE DURING TESTING At 2125 (CST) on 11/21/2018, it was discovered that U1 High Pressure Coolant Injection System (HPCI) was inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v), as an 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. During performance of a routine surveillance, HPCI automatically transferred from its normal suction source to the alternate suction source. The control room operator then manually tripped the HPCI turbine. HPCI was already inoperable in accordance with Technical Specifications (TS) Limiting Condition for Operability (LCO) 3.5.1, ECCS Operating, Condition C during performance of the surveillance. However, this condition was not expected nor induced by the testing. There was no impact to the safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. CR 1469109 documents this condition in the Corrective Action Program.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 12/28/18 AT 1300 EST FROM MARK MOEBES TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

ENS Event Number 53750, made on November 22, 2018, is being retracted. NRC notification 53750 was made to ensure that the Eight-Hour Non-Emergency reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) were met when the licensee discovered an 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. During performance of a routine surveillance, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System automatically transferred from its normal suction source to the alternate suction source. As a result, Unit 1 HPCI was declared inoperable. On December 20, 2018, a Past Operability Evaluation was completed which determined that the HPCI System remained operable. The evaluation determined that the HPCI System could have performed its specified safety function of vessel injection throughout the time that the suction path was aligned to the torus. Therefore, this event is not reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). TVA's evaluation of this event is documented in the Corrective Action Program in Condition Report 1469109. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Desai).

ENS 5374921 November 2018 17:27:00PalisadesNRC Region 3On November 21, 2018, during an extent of condition review, after completion of ultrasonic testing, further interrogation of reactor vessel closure head (RVCH) penetration 36 was performed using eddy current testing. The testing detected three repairable indications. No indication of boric acid leakage was identified at this location during the bare metal visual inspection. Extent of condition review is complete on all RVCH penetrations. The plant was in cold shutdown at 0 percent power and in Mode 6 for a refueling outage at the time of discovery. Repair actions will be completed prior to plant startup from the outage. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for degradation of a principal safety barrier. The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector."
ENS 5374519 November 2018 23:04:00RobinsonNRC Region 2Emergency Diesel Generator
Auxiliary Feedwater
On 11/19/2018, at 1916 EST, with unit 2 in Mode 5 at 0 percent power, an actuation of the 'B' (Emergency Diesel Generator) EDG occurred during troubleshooting activities with the opposite train protected. The reason for the 'B' EDG auto-start was low voltage on the E-2 bus due to its supply breaker opening. The 'B' EDG automatically started as designed when the low voltage signal was received. Following the EDG start, required loads sequenced on as designed including the 'B' (Motor Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump) MDAFW Pump. 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 Emergency AC Electrical Power System (Emergency Diesel Generator) and Auxiliary Feedwater System (Motor Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5374116 November 2018 05:16:00SurryNRC Region 2

On November 16, 2018 at 0202 EST, a potentially contaminated Dominion worker was transported offsite for medical attention. The individual was initially found unresponsive in a contaminated area. A partial survey was performed prior to the individual being transported offsite, and no contamination was found. The individual passed away in transit to the hospital. Follow-up surveys to verify no contamination are ongoing. A notification to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is planned. This event is being reported pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of an offsite organization and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xii) due to a potentially contaminated worker transported offsite. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

  • * * UPDATE FROM ALAN BIALOWAS TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1640 EST ON 11/16/2018 * * *

Follow-up radiological surveys were performed and determined that there was no contamination on the worker, response personnel, or ambulance. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration was notified on 11/16/18. No media release is planned. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. Notified the R2DO (Sandal) and via E-mail the NRR EO (Miller) and IRD MOC (Gott).

ENS 5373612 November 2018 20:52:00SurryNRC Region 2Emergency Diesel GeneratorOn November 12, 2018, at 1636 EST, with Surry Unit 1 at 100 percent power and Surry Unit 2 defueled, the 'C' Reserve Station Service Transformer (RSST) pilot wire lockout actuated during restoration of the 'C' RSST following transformer replacement. This resulted in electrical isolation of the 'C' RSST, the 'F' Transfer Bus, the Unit 1 'H' Emergency Bus, and the Unit 2 'J' Emergency Bus. The #1 and #3 Emergency Diesel Generators automatically started and loaded onto the 1H and 2J emergency buses, respectively, as designed. Operations entered the appropriate abnormal procedures and stabilized both units. This equipment operated as expected during the event. The Surry electrical distribution system was in an off-normal alignment to support 'C' RSST replacement with the dependable alternate power supply from Unit 2 station service backfeed supplying the 1H and 2J emergency buses. The 'C' RSST pilot wire lockout tripped and locked out the station service supply tie breaker to the 'F' Transfer Bus. The organization is reviewing the 'C' RSST pilot wire lockout and the required actions for recovery. Surry Unit 1 entered a 6-hour action statement to place the unit in Hot Shutdown due to this partial loss of offsite power. This clock was exited upon reset of the pilot wire lockout, restoring backfeed as a dependable offsite power source. Unit 1 remained at 100 percent power throughout the event. No radiological consequences resulted from this event. This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to actuation of the #1 and #3 Emergency Diesel Generators. The NRC Resident was notified."