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ENS 5597330 June 2022 18:07:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6The following information was provided by the licensee via phone and email: At 1445 (CDT) on June 30, 2022, with Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Mode 1 and at 100 percent power, the reactor was manually tripped due to the loss of balance of plant (BOP) transformer 23. All control rods fully inserted into the core and all systems responded appropriately. Reactor level is being maintained with condensate and feedwater. Reactor pressure is being maintained with turbine bypass valves. The cause of the loss of BOP transformer 23 is under investigation at this time. Standby Service Water 'A' and 'B' were manually initiated to supply cooling to Control Room A/C, ESF switchgear room coolers, and plant auxiliary loads. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as an event or condition that resulted in actuation of the Reactor Protection System and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to the actuation of Standby Service Water. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified.
ENS 5596325 June 2022 00:44:00WaterfordAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4CEThe following information was provided by the licensee via email: At 2012 CDT, Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 was operating at 100 percent power when an automatic reactor trip occurred due to Main Steam Isolation Valve MS-124B going closed unexpectedly. Subsequently, both main feedwater isolation valves shut. Emergency Feedwater (EFW) was automatically actuated. Preliminary evaluation indicates that all plant systems functioned normally after the reactor trip. The unit is currently stable in Mode 3. All control rods fully inserted as expected and all other plant equipment functioned as expected. This was an uncomplicated scram. This event is being reported as a 4-hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as an actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical and as an 8-hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as valid actuation of the EFW system. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 551692 April 2021 14:29:00River BendAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6At 1017 CDT on April 2, 2021, while operating at 85 percent power, River Bend Station experienced an automatic reactor scram caused by a turbine trip signal. The cause of the turbine trip signal is not known at this time and is being investigated. Reactor water level is being maintained by feedwater pumps and reactor pressure is being maintained by turbine bypass valves. The scram was uncomplicated and all plant systems responded as designed. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor is critical and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) Specified System Actuation as result of expected post scram level 3 isolations. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.
ENS 5515425 March 2021 13:37:00River BendManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6On March 25, 2021 at 0901 CDT, River Bend Station Unit 1 (RBS) was operating at 93 (percent) reactor power (limited by 100 (percent) recirculation flow) when condenser vacuum began to lower due to ARC-AOV1A, Steam Jet Air Ejector Suction Valve, going closed. At 0918 CDT, a manual reactor SCRAM was inserted at approximately 80 (percent) reactor power due to condenser vacuum continuing to lower. After the SCRAM, all systems responded as designed and condenser vacuum was restored by starting a mechanical vacuum pump. The cause of the Steam Jet Air Ejector Suction Valve closure is unknown at this time and being investigated. Currently RBS is stable, and pressure is being maintained using Turbine Bypass Valves. The Main Steam Isolation Valves remained opened throughout the event. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor is critical and 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A) Specified System Actuation as result of expected post SCRAM level 3 isolations. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.
ENS 5513814 March 2021 18:05:00Arkansas NuclearManual ScramNRC Region 4B&W-L-LPOn March 14, 2021, at 1315 CDT, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1(ANO-1) was manually tripped due to degraded voltage and momentary loss of the A-2, non-vital 4160 V Bus in accordance with Abnormal Operating Procedure. All control rods fully inserted. Degraded voltage of the A-2 non-vital 4160 V Bus resulted in de-energizing the A-4 vital 4160 V Bus. Emergency Diesel Generator No. 2, K-4B, started automatically and is currently powering the A-4 vital 4160 V Bus. All other Vital and Non-Vital Buses transferred power automatically to the Startup Transformer No. 1. Offsite power remains energized and available for ANO-1. All other systems responded as designed. The loss of the A-2 Non-Vital Bus is still under investigation. ANO-1 is currently stable in MODE 3 (Hot Standby), maintaining pressure and temperature with Main Feedwater pumps and steaming to the Condenser. There are no indications of a radiological release on either unit as a result of this event. This report satisfies the reporting criteria of both 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for the Reactor Protection System actuation and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for the actuation of the Emergency Diesel Generator. The Licensee has notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.
ENS 5503011 December 2020 15:15:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6On December 11, 2020 at 1204 CST, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) experienced an Automatic Reactor Scram from 100 percent Reactor Power after a Main Turbine and Generator Trip. All Control Rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. Reactor pressure is being maintained with Main Turbine Bypass Valves. Reactor water level is being maintained in normal band with the condensate system. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. The NRC Branch Chief has been notified.
ENS 5502810 December 2020 20:43:00Arkansas NuclearAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4CE

On December 10, 2020 at 1608 CST, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2 (ANO-2) experienced an automatic reactor scram from 100 percent power due to Low Steam Generator Water Level in 2E-24A Steam Generator. Emergency Feedwater actuated automatically due to low water level in the A Steam Generator. Due to inadequate control of the B Main Feedwater Control System, water level in the B Steam generator rose to a level requiring manual trip of the B Main Feedwater pump. Emergency Feedwater responded as designed to feed both steam generators automatically. All other systems responded as designed. All electrical power is being supplied from offsite power and maintaining unit electrical loads as designed. Unit 2 is currently stable in Mode 3 (Hot Standby) maintaining pressure and temperature via Emergency Feedwater and secondary system steaming. There are no indications of a radiological release on either unit as a result of this event. This report satisfies the reporting criteria of both 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(6) for the Reactor Protection System actuation and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for the actuation of the Emergency Feedwater System. The Arkansas Nuclear One NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * UPDATE FROM JOHN LINDSEY TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1605 EST ON 12/11/2020 * * *

The purpose of this (report) is to provide an update to NRC Event Number 55028. The cause of the inadequate control of the B Main Feedwater Control System to control B Steam Generator Level was verified to be associated with the failure that led to the A Steam Generator low level condition. After taking action to trip the B Main Feedwater Pump, Emergency Feedwater was manually actuated for the B Steam Generator and the Emergency Feedwater System was verified to maintain proper automatic control of both Steam Generator levels. At the time of the initial event notification, plant temperature and pressure control had been transferred from Emergency Feedwater to Auxiliary Feedwater along with secondary system steaming. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Kellar).

ENS 549866 November 2020 05:00:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6On November 6, 2020, at 0239 CST, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) experienced an Automatic Reactor Scram from 84 percent Reactor Power after a Main Turbine and Generator Trip. All control rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. Reactor pressure is being maintained with Main Turbine Bypass Valves. Reactor water level is being maintained in normal band with the condensate system. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. The NRC Resident has been notified.
ENS 549782 November 2020 08:10:00WaterfordAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4CEOn November 2, 2020, at 0419 CST, Waterford 3 experienced an automatic reactor trip due to a Control Element Drive Mechanism Control System timer failure while attempting to synchronize a second motor generator set. All control rods fully inserted. The plant is currently in Mode 3 and stable with normal feedwater feeding and maintaining both Steam Generators. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. The cause of the failure is still under investigation.
ENS 549761 November 2020 09:34:00CooperManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-4On November 1, 2020, at 0534 CST the reactor was manually scrammed due to an un-isolable leak on the Turbine High Pressure Fluid System. Initial power level when the leak was identified was 100 percent. Power was lowered commencing at 0525 in accordance with shutdown procedures. The Reactor Operator scrammed the reactor at 0534 from approximately 75 percent power. Following the scram, Reactor vessel water level lowered to approximately -20 inches on the Wide Range Instruments, and was subsequently recovered to normal post scram range (approximately 36 inches) using the Reactor Feedwater system. Group 2 Isolation occurred due to Reactor vessel level reaching the isolation setpoint (3 inches). The plant is stable in MODE 3 and proceeding to cold shutdown. The Main Condenser remained available throughout the evolution and condenser vacuum is currently being maintained by the Mechanical Vacuum Pumps. Pressure is being controlled using the steam line drains to the main condenser. All control rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. The Turbine High Pressure Fluid System has been secured. This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) due to RPS Actuation-Critical and 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) Valid Specified System Actuation. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5485525 August 2020 02:26:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4On August 24, 2020 at 2305 CT at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) an Automatic Reactor Scram occurred after a trip of the Reactor Feed Pump B and subsequent lowering of reactor water level to 11.4 inches Narrow Range. The scram occurred with Reactor Power at 14% and the main generator offline. All control rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. Main Steam Isolation Valves were manually closed to control reactor cooldown, Currently GGNS reactor pressure is being maintained at 450-600psig. Reactor water level is being maintained with condensate through startup level control. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. The NRC Resident has been notified. Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser. Notified R4DO.
ENS 5484921 August 2020 12:53:00River BendManual ScramNRC Region 4On August 21, 2020 at 0908 CDT, River Bend Station was operating at 100% reactor power when reactor recirculation pump 'B' tripped. At 0918 CDT, a manual reactor scram was inserted at 67% reactor power after receiving indications of thermal hydraulic instability as indicated by flux oscillations on the period based detection system (PBDS) and average power range monitors (APRMs). All control rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. Currently River Bend Station Unit 1 is stable and pressure is being maintained using turbine bypass valves. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical and 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A) Specified System Actuation as result of Group 3 isolations. NRC Resident Inspector has been briefed on this event. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit.
ENS 548248 August 2020 05:34:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4On August 8, 2020, at 0127 CDT, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station was manually shut down due to a turbine high pressure control valve malfunction. Reactor pressure is being controlled with bypass control valves to the main condenser. Reactor level is being maintained with condensate and feedwater through startup level control. The plant is stable in MODE 3 and proceeding to cold shutdown. The cause of the 'D' high pressure control valve malfunction is under investigation at this time. All rods fully inserted and there were no complications. All systems responded as designed. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor is critical. Additionally, at 0159 CDT, with all rods fully inserted and after the 0127 CDT manual reactor Scram, an automatic valid RPS actuation signal was received. This event is also being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), as an event or condition that results in a valid actuation of any of the systems listed in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B).
ENS 5472525 May 2020 08:44:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4An (automatic) reactor SCRAM occurred at 0433 CDT, on 05/25/2020, from 66 percent core thermal power. The cause of the SCRAM was due to a Main Turbine Trip. The cause of the Turbine Trip is under investigation. All systems responded as designed. No loss of offsite power or (Emergency Safety Feature) (ESF) power occurred. No (Emergency Core Cooling System) (ECCS) or Emergency Diesel Generator initiations occurred. Main Steam Isolation valves remained open and no radioactive release occurred due to this event. The plant is stable in mode 3. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Decay heat removal is through the Feedwater and Condensate System.
ENS 540961 June 2019 03:15:00River BendManual ScramNRC Region 4

At 2345 CDT at River Bend Station (RBS) Unit 1, a manual Reactor scram was inserted in anticipation of receiving an automatic Reactor Water Level 3 (9.7") scram due to the isolation of the 'B' Heater String with the 'A' Heater String already isolated. The 'B' heater string isolation caused loss of suction and subsequent trip of the running Feed Water Pumps 'A' and 'C'. All control rods fully inserted with no issues. Subsequently Reactor level was controlled by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system. Feed Water Pump 'C' was restored 4 minutes after the initial trip and the RCIC system secured. Currently RBS-1 is stable and is being cooled down using Turbine Bypass Valves. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event from the unit. The plant is currently under a normal shutdown electrical lineup. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * UPDATE AT 1603 EDT ON 6/10/19 FROM ALFONSO CROEZE TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

This amended event notification is being made to provide additional information that was not included in the original notification made on 6/1/19 at 0315 EDT. This event was reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) which was not annotated or described in the original report. Forty-two minutes after the Feed Water Pump 'C' was started, the pump tripped causing a Reactor Water Level 3 (9.7") RPS actuation. Feed Water was restored five minutes later using the Feed Water Pump 'A'. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified the R4DO (Warnick).

ENS 5409126 May 2019 09:25:00Arkansas NuclearAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4This is a 4-hour Non-Emergency 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) notification due to a Plant Protection System (PPS) actuation. Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2, automatically tripped from 100 percent power at 0512 CDT. The reactor automatically tripped due to 2P-32B Reactor Coolant Pump tripping as a result of grounding. No additional equipment issues were noted. All control rods fully inserted. Emergency Feedwater (EFW) actuated and was utilized to maintain Steam Generator (SG) levels. The EFW actuation meets the 8-hour Non-Emergency Immediate Notification Criteria of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). No Primary safety valves lifted. Main Steam Safety Valves (MSSVs) did lift initially after the trip. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Decay heat is being removed via the steam dump valves to the main condenser. Unit 2 is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup. Unit 1 was not affected by the transient on Unit 2. The licensee notified the State of Arkansas.
ENS 5406816 May 2019 18:07:00WaterfordAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4This is a non-emergency notification from Waterford 3. On May 16, 2019, at 1348 CDT, Waterford 3 experienced an automatic reactor trip due to Steam Generator number 1 high level, which was the result of a Main Turbine trip and subsequent reactor power cutback which had occurred at 1345 CDT. The cause of the Main Turbine trip is currently under investigation. Subsequent to the Reactor trip, Main Feedwater Isolation Valves number 1 and number 2 closed on high Steam Generator levels. Emergency Feedwater automatically actuated for Steam Generator number 2 at 1419 CDT and Steam Generator number 1 at 1425 CDT. Main Feedwater was restored to both Steam Generators by 1629 CDT. The plant entered the Emergency Operating Procedure for an uncomplicated reactor trip and is in the process of transitioning to the normal operating shutdown procedure. The plant is currently in Mode 3 and stable with Main Feedwater feeding and maintaining both Steam Generators. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. All control rods fully inserted. Decay heat is being removed through the main condenser. The plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup.
ENS 5406212 May 2019 15:28:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4

At 1039 CDT the reactor was manually (scrammed) due to a partial loss of plant service water. The loss of plant service water was caused by a loss of (balance of plant) BOP transformer 23. Reactor power was reduced in an attempt to restore pressure to plant service water. Reactor level is being maintained with condensate and feedwater. Reactor pressure is being maintained with bypass control valves. Standby Service Water A and B were manually initiated to supply cooling to Control Room A/C and (Engineered Safety Feature) ESF switchgear room coolers. The cause is under investigation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical and also reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), as any event or condition that results in actuation of RPS and Standby Service Water. The plant is currently in a normal electrical lineup.

  • * * UPDATE ON 5/12/19 AT 1846 EDT FROM GERRY ELLIS TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

This is an update to the original notification. The Drywell and Containment exceeded the technical specification (TS) temperature limits of 135 degrees F (TS Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) 3.6.5.5) and 95 degrees F (TS LCO 3.6.1.5), respectively. An 8-hour notification is being added 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 control the release of radioactive material per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C). Notified R4DO (Alexander).

ENS 5395424 March 2019 17:40:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC Region 1On March 24, 2019, at 1445 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped on a turbine trip due to a loss of excitation. All control rods fully inserted and plant equipment responded normally to the unit trip. This RPS (reactor protection system) actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the automatic trip as expected. This specified system actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). During the event offsite power remained available and stable. No primary or secondary reliefs lifted. Unit 2 is in Mode 3 at normal operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat removal is via the steam generators to the atmospheric steam dumps. No radiation was released. Indian Point Unit 3 was unaffected by this event and remains defueled in a scheduled refueling outage. A post trip investigation is in progress. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector The New York State Public Service Commission, Consolidated Edison System Operator, and New York State Independent System Operator were also notified.
ENS 5393715 March 2019 13:39:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC Region 1On March 15, 2019 at 1300 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped offline from mode 1 - 100% power operations. Reactor Operators verified the reactor trip and the plant is currently stable in mode 3. All automatic systems functioned as required. The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the trip, as expected. All control rods fully inserted upon the trip, as expected. This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The unit remains on offsite power in hot standby at normal operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat is being removed from the steam generators via the auxiliary feedwater system and the condensate steam dump valves. Unit 3 remains in mode 6 for a scheduled refueling outage. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the local transmission company, and New York State Independent System Operator. The Indian Point Unit 2 automatic trip was caused by the trip of the main generator. The cause of the generator trip is unknown at this time.
ENS 5389423 February 2019 19:05:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4Actuation of RPS (Reactor Protection System) with the reactor critical. Reactor scram occurred at 1458 (CST) on 2/23/2019 from 100% power. The cause of the scram was due to Turbine Control Valve Fast Closure. All control rods are fully inserted. Currently reactor water level is being maintained by the Condensate Feedwater System in normal band and reactor pressure is being controlled via Main Turbine Bypass valves to the main condenser. No ECCS (Emergency Core Cooling System) initiation signals were reached and no ECCS or Diesel Generator initiation occurred. The Low-Low Set function of the Safety Relief Valves actuated upon turbine trip. This was reset when pressure was established on main turbine bypass valves. The cause of the turbine trip is still under investigation. There were no complications with scram response. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. There was no maintenance occurring on the main turbine at the time of the scram.
ENS 538199 January 2019 13:23:00PalisadesAutomatic ScramNRC Region 3At 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 538133 January 2019 23:57:00PalisadesManual ScramNRC Region 3At 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 5379318 December 2018 15:40:00Arkansas NuclearAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4On 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 5378812 December 2018 17:29:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4

EN Revision Text: MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO FAILED OPEN TURBINE BYPASS VALVE At 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.

  • * * UPDATE ON 12/14/18 AT 1140 EST FROM GERRY ELLIS TO TOM KENDZIA * * *

This is an update to EN # 53788 to correct an error on the event classification block of the form. The original notification did not have the block for 8 hour notification for Specified System Actuation checked. The actuation of Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System was discussed in original notification. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Taylor).

ENS 5373210 November 2018 04:35:00River BendAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4

At 0046 CST, River Bend Station experienced an automatic reactor scram on high reactor pressure. Initial indications are that the cause of the scram was an uncommanded closure of the #3 turbine control valve. The plant is stable with reactor water level in the normal level band of 10-51 inches being maintained with feedwater and condensate. Reactor pressure is in the prescribed band of 500-1090 psig, being maintained with turbine bypass valves and steam line drains. No injection systems were actuated either manually or automatically as a result of the event. The reactor scrammed on a Reactor Pressure High scram signal. A Reactor Level 3 signal resulted from the normal post-scram water level response. All systems responded as designed.

This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as an automatic RPS actuation with the reactor critical. All control rods fully inserted. The Unit is in a normal shutdown electrical alignment. All control rods inserted properly and all systems functioned as designed. The licensee is investigating the cause of the event. The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.

ENS 5361118 September 2018 09:06:00Indian PointManual ScramNRC 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 5360814 September 2018 21:09:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4At 1644 (CDT) a manual reactor scram was inserted by placing the Reactor Mode Switch to Shutdown. At 1643 (CDT) the Condensate Booster Pump A tripped on low suction pressure. At 1644 (CDT) the Reactor Feed Pump A tripped on low suction pressure. A Recirculation Flow Control Valve runback occurred as designed. Reactor Water level was approaching the Automatic Low Water Level 3 (11.4 inches) scram set point and manual actions were taken by placing the Mode Switch to Shutdown before the low level set point was reached. All systems responded as expected following the manual scram. The plant is stable in mode 3. This event is being reported under 10CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. All control rods fully inserted, and decay heat is being removed through the turbine bypass valves to the main condenser. The licensee is investigating the cause of the event.
ENS 5345916 June 2018 15:56:00Arkansas NuclearManual ScramNRC Region 4At 1121 CDT on June 16, 2018, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 (ANO-1) performed a manual reactor trip due to a Turbine Bypass valve failing open on reactor startup. At the time, ANO-1 was in Mode 2 at approximately 2 percent power. The failed Turbine Bypass valve resulted in an overcooling event and the Overcooling Emergency Operating Procedure (EOP) was entered. Main Steam Line Isolation (MSLI) automatic actuation occurred on 2 of the 4 channels of Emergency Feedwater Initiation and Control during the overcooling event in the 'B' Steam Generator. The remaining channels of MSLI were manually actuated by the control room staff from the control room. Overcooling was terminated after the closure of the Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV) and reactor coolant parameters were stabilized as directed by the Overcooling EOP. Additionally, Gland Sealing Steam was lost to the main turbine due to the closure of the 'B' Steam Generator MSIV and Loss of Condenser Vacuum Abnormal Operating Procedure was entered. This is a 4-hour non-emergency 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(iv)(B) notification due to a Reactor Protection System actuation (scram) and an 8-hour non-emergency 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A) notification for safety system actuation." All control rods fully inserted into the core during the trip. Heat removal is via the Atmospheric Dump Control valves to atmosphere. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee also notified the State of Arkansas.
ENS 5340416 May 2018 22:19:00Arkansas NuclearAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4At 1750 CDT, the Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 (ANO-1) reactor tripped due to the trip of the 'B' Main Feedwater Pump. Unit 1 was at 10 percent power with escalation of power in progress with one Main Feedwater Pump in service. Investigation is in progress as to the cause of the Main Feedwater Pump trip. The Main Feedwater Pump trip resulted in RPS (reactor protection system) actuation on loss of both Main Feedwater Pumps and resulted in Emergency Feedwater (EFW) actuation. All Control Rods inserted into the core properly and the reactor was verified shutdown. EFW experienced a half-trip on the 'A' train of Emergency Feedwater Initiation and Control (EFIC) at time of system actuation, but was successfully actuated manually immediately upon discovery. Train 'B' EFIC actuated in Automatic as designed. The half-trip of the 'A' train of EFIC is currently believed to be associated with EFIC Channel 'C'; however, investigation is underway to verify this. Currently, ANO-1 has been stabilized and is being maintained in Mode 3 with Auxiliary Feedwater in service. Heat removal is via Turbine Bypass valves to the Condenser. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event. There was no effect on Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State of Arkansas.
ENS 5334819 April 2018 23:41:00Indian PointManual ScramNRC 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 5321616 February 2018 04:43:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC 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 531921 February 2018 14:23:00River BendManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6

At 1057 CST on February 1, 2018 with the unit in Mode 1 at approximately 27% power, a manual actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) was initiated due to an unexpected trip of the B Recirc Pump with A Recirc Pump in fast speed. B Recirc Pump tripped during transfer from slow to fast speed resulting in single loop operation. Operators were unable to reconcile differing indications of core flow. This resulted in a conservative decision to initiate a manual scram. The cause of the B Recirc Pump trip and the apparent issues with core flow indication are under investigation. The plant is currently stable in Mode 3. The plant response to the scram was as expected. All control rods (fully) inserted as expected; the feedwater system is maintaining reactor vessel water level in the normal control band and reactor pressure is being maintained with steam line drains and main turbine bypass valves. The NRC Senior Resident (Inspector) has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION AT 1015 EDT ON 03/22/2018 FROM DAVID DABADIE TO OSSY FONT * * *

This event was initially reported under 10 CFR 72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as a manual actuation of the RPS due to an unexpected trip of the B Reactor Recirculation Pump with the A Reactor Recirculation Pump running in fast speed (Single Loop Operations). Operations was unable to reconcile differing indications of core flow and made the conservative decision to perform a planned shutdown in accordance with normal operating procedures. Therefore, this event 'resulted from and was part of a pre-planned sequence during testing or reactor operation' as specified in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and NUREG-1022 Section 3.2.6. Consequently, this event is not reportable as an actuation of RPS. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. R4DO (Groom) has been notified.

ENS 5318830 January 2018 21:56:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6On 1/30/2018 at 1750 (CST), the Reactor Pressure Control Malfunctions ONEP (Off Normal Event Procedure) was entered due to main turbine load oscillations of approximately 30 MWe peak to peak. At 1822 (CST), a manual reactor scram was inserted by placing the Reactor Mode Switch in Shutdown due to continued main turbine load oscillations. Reactor SCRAM ONEP, Turbine Trip ONEP, and EP-2 were entered. Reactor water level was stabilized at 36 inches narrow range on startup level and reactor pressure stabilized at 933 psig using main turbine bypass valves. Reactor Water Level 3 (11.4 inches) was reached which is the setpoint for Group 2 (RHR to Radwaste Isolation) and Group 3 (Shutdown Cooling Isolation). No valve isolated in these systems due to all isolation valves in these groups being in their normally closed position. The lowest Reactor Water level reached was -36 inches wide range. No other safety system actuations occurred and all systems performed as designed. That event is being reported under 10CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical and also reported under 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), as any event or condition that results in actuation of RPS. The MSIVs are open with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. Off site power is stable, and the plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup. RCIC (Reactor Core Isolation Cooling) was out of service for maintenance, and the reactor water level did not reach the system activation level. The cause of the main turbine load oscillations being investigated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5309025 November 2017 06:02:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6

At 0238 (CST) a manual reactor scram was inserted by placing the Reactor Mode Switch in Shutdown. At 0149 (CST), with reactor power just above the point of adding heat, IRM (Intermediate Range Monitor) channels A, C, and D received a spurious upscale trip signal which immediately cleared. Upon investigation, operability of RPS (Reactor Protection System) scram function for Intermediate Range Detectors was placed in question. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 26, 2017, AT 1850 FROM GRAND GULF TO MICHAEL BLOODGOOD * * *

At 0238 (CST) a manual reactor scram was inserted by placing the Reactor Mode Switch in Shutdown. At 0149 (CST), with reactor power just above the point of adding heat, Intermediate Range Monitor neutron flux detector (IRM) channels A, C, and D received a spurious Upscale Trip signal which immediately cleared. Upon investigation, IRM channels A, C, and D were declared Inoperable. IRM G was already Inoperable for another reason. RPS scram function from IRM channels B, E, F, and H was always Operable and available. That event is being reported under 10CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical. This Revised Statement to Event Notification # 53090 is being made to make it clear that only four IRM channels (A, C, D, G) were Inoperable and that the IRM RPS SCRAM function was still available from the four remaining Operable IRM channels (B, E, F, and H). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (O'Keefe)

  • * * RETRACTION ON 01/16/2018 AT 1629 EST FROM JASON COMFORT TO DAVID AIRD * * *

On 11/25/17, at 0149 (CST), with reactor power just above the point of adding heat, Intermediate Range Monitor neutron flux detector (IRM) channels A, C, and D received a spurious Upscale Trip signal which immediately cleared. Upon investigation, IRM channels A, C, and D were declared Inoperable. IRM G was already Inoperable for another reason. At 0238 (CST) a manual reactor scram was inserted by placing the Reactor Mode Switch in Shutdown. RPS scram function from IRM channels B, E, F, and H was always Operable and available. That event was initially being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS), when the reactor is critical. After the trip alarms were received, the Operators spent approximately twenty minutes investigating possible causes and implications, and consulted with Reactor Engineering and the Shift Technical Advisor. The investigation showed that the plant was stable and the upscale IRM alarms were spurious. A review of plant technical specifications by the operators determined that a plant shutdown was not required. After further discussions, Operations concluded that a shutdown to allow further investigation of the issue was the prudent course of action. Prior to shutting down, Operations spent approximately twenty minutes reviewing procedures, notifying personnel to exit containment, and conducting a brief. The shutdown was then conducted by inserting a manual reactor scram by placing the reactor mode switch in SHUTDOWN. This was initially reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as an actuation of the RPS. Based on the sequence of events, and Operator actions in conducting the shutdown, the event is considered 'part of a pre-planned sequence during testing or reactor operation' as specified in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A). In accordance with NUREG-1022, Section 3.2.6, the event is not reportable as an actuation of RPS. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Taylor).

ENS 530523 November 2017 21:08:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-Loop

On November 3rd, 2017 at 2022 EDT, the Indian Point Unit 3 Reactor Protection system automatically actuated at 100 percent power. Annunciator first out indication was from 33 SG (Steam Generator) Low Level. This automatic reactor trip is reportable to the NRC under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). All control rods fully inserted on the reactor trip. All safety systems responded as expected. The Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated as expected. Offsite power and plant electrical lineups are normal. All plant equipment responded normally to the unit trip. No primary or secondary code safeties lifted during the trip. The Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated following the automatic trip as expected. This is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The Emergency Diesel Generators did not start as offsite power remained available and stable. The Unit remains on offsite power and all electrical loads are stable. Unit 3 is in Hot Standby at normal operating temperature and pressure with decay heat removal using auxiliary feedwater to the steam generators and normal heat removal through the condenser via the high pressure steam dumps. Unit 2 was unaffected and remains at 100 percent power. A post trip investigation is in progress. The licensee indicated that Radiation Monitor number 14 spiked twice during the transient, however, is currently not indicating any signs of radiation. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the NY Public Service Commission.

  • * * UPDATE AT 1523 EST ON 11/06/17 FROM RAMIREZ OVIDIO TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

The initial notification stated that Indian Point Unit 3 Reactor Tripped on 33 SG (Steam Generator) Low Level, this is incorrect. Indian Point Unit 3 Reactor Tripped on a Turbine Trip. The Turbine Trip was caused by a Generator Back-up Lockout Relay. The Turbine Trip was the 'first' annunciator first-out but was acknowledged instead of silenced during initial operator actions. The Turbine Trip first-out being acknowledged allowed a Low Steam Generator first-out to later annunciate. A Low Steam Generator Level is an expected condition post trip. This update does not change any actions taken by the operating team or required notifications under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). A post trip investigation remains in progress. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the NY Public Commission. Notified the R1DO(Cook)

ENS 5291518 August 2017 23:41:00River BendAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6At 2055 CDT on August 18, 2017, an automatic actuation of the reactor protection system occurred while the plant was operating at 100 percent power. No plant parameters requiring the actuation of the emergency diesel generators or the emergency core cooling system were exceeded. The main feedwater system remained in service following the scram to maintain reactor water level, and the main condenser remained available as the normal heat sink. The scram occurred after a planned swap of the main feedwater master controller channels in preparation for scheduled surveillance testing. When the channel swap was actuated, the feedwater regulating valves moved to the fully open position. The scram signal originated in the high-flux detection function of the average power range monitors, apparently from the rapid increase in feedwater flow. The cause of the apparent feedwater controller malfunction is under investigation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. No safety relief valves opened. Decay heat is being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves and steam drains. The licensee intends to go to Cold Shutdown to investigate the malfunction.
ENS 5286317 July 2017 17:37:00WaterfordAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4CE

During a rain and lightning storm, plant operators observed arcing from the main transformer bus duct and notified the control room. The decision was made to trip the main generator which resulted in an automatic reactor trip. The plant entered EAL SU.1 as a result of the loss of offsite power for greater than fifteen minutes. Plant safety busses are being supplied by both emergency diesel generators while the licensee inspects the electrical system to determine any damage prior to bringing offsite power back into the facility. Offsite power is available to the facility. No offsite assistance was requested by the licensee. During the trip, all rods inserted into the core. Decay heat is being removed via the atmospheric dump valves with emergency feedwater supplying the steam generators. The main steam isolation valves were manually closed to protect the main condenser. There were no safeties or relief valves that actuated during the plant transient. There is no known primary-to-secondary leakage. Reactor cooling is via natural circulation. All safety equipment is available for the safe shutdown of the plant. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the local Parish emergency management agencies. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA, DHS NICC, FEMA National Watch Center (email) and Nuclear SSA (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 7/17/17 AT 2007 EDT FROM MARIA ZAMBER TO DONG PARK * * *

This notification is also made under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). This is a non-emergency notification from Waterford 3. On July 17, 2017 at 1606 CDT, the reactor automatically tripped due to a loss of Forced Circulation, which was the result of Loss of Offsite Power (LOOP) to the electrical (safety and non-safety) buses. Both 'A' and 'B' trains of Emergency Diesel Generators (EDGs) started as designed to reenergize the 'A' and 'B' safety buses. The LOOP caused a loss of feedwater pumps, resulting in an automatic actuation of the Emergency Feedwater (EFW) system. Prior to the reactor trip, at 1600 CDT, personnel noticed the isophase bus duct to main transformer 'B' glowing orange due to an unknown reason. Due to this, the main turbine was manually tripped at 1606 CDT. Following the turbine trip, the electrical (safety and non-safety) buses did not transfer to the startup transformers as expected due to an unknown reason. The plant entered the Emergency Operating Procedure for LOOP/Loss of Forced Circulation Recovery. At 1617 CDT, an Unusual Event was declared due to Initiating Condition (IC) SU1 - Loss of all offsite AC power to safety buses (greater than) 15 minutes. All safety systems responded as expected. The plant is currently in mode 3 and stable with the EDGs supplying both safety buses and with EFW feeding and maintaining both steam generators. Offsite power is in the process of being restored. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the local Parish emergency management agencies.

  • * * UPDATE FROM ADAM TAMPLAIN TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2203 EDT ON 7/17/17 * * *

The licensee terminated the Notification of Unusual Event at 2056 CDT. The basis for terminating was that offsite power was restored to the safety busses. The licensee has notified Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, St. John and St. Charles Parishes, Louisiana Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness, and will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified IRD (Stapleton), NRR (King), R4DO (Hipschman), DHS SWO, FEMA, DHS NICC, FEMA National Watch Center (email) and Nuclear SSA (email).

  • * * UPDATE FROM SCOTT MEIKLEJOHN TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1724 EDT ON 7/19/17 * * *

This update is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B). During the event discussed in EN# 52863, at 1642 CDT (on July 17, 2017), Condensate Storage Pool (CSP) level lowered to less than 92% resulting in entry to Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.1.3. Level in the CSP was lowered due to feeding from both Steam Generators with EFW. Normal makeup to the CSP was temporarily unavailable due to the LOOP. Filling the CSP commenced at 1815 CDT (on July 17, 2017), and TS 3.7.1.3 was exited on July 18, 2017 at 0039 CDT. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Hipschman).

  • * * UPDATE FROM SCOTT MEIKLEJOHN TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1233 EDT ON 9/14/17 * * *

Waterford 3 is retracting a follow up notification made on July 19, 2017 for EN# 52863, concerning the loss of safety function associated with the Condensate Storage Pool (CSP) per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B). The Condensate Storage Pool was performing its required safety function by providing inventory to the Emergency Feed Water pumps when the required Tech Spec level (T.S. 3.7.1.3) dropped below 92%. The Technical Specification was entered at 1624 (CDT) on July 17, 2017 and exited after filling at 0039 on July 18, 2017. The total allowed outage time allowed by Tech Spec 3.7.1.3 is 10 hours to be in Hot Shutdown if not restored. The Condensate Storage Pool level was restored to greater than 92% prior to exceeding the allowed outage time. Based on level being restored and the Condensate Storage Pool performing its required safety function, 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) does not apply. Prior to the automatic reactor trip, Condensate Storage Pool level was greater than 92%. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the retraction. Notified R4DO (Groom).

ENS 5282926 June 2017 18:39:00Indian PointManual ScramNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopOn June 26, 2017, at 1531 (EDT), Indian Point Unit 2 inserted a manual reactor trip prior to Steam Generator levels reaching the automatic reactor trip setpoint. Steam Generator water level perturbation resulted from a loss of 22 Main Boiler Feed Pump. All Control Rods verified inserted. The Auxiliary Feedwater System started as designed and supplied feedwater to the Steam Generators. Heat removal is via the Main Condenser through the High Pressure Steam Dumps. Offsite power is being supplied through the normal 138kV feeder 95332. The cause of the 22 Main Boiler Feed Pump loss is currently under investigation. Entergy is issuing a press release/news release on this issue. Unit 2 is stable and in Mode 3. There was no impact on Unit 3. The licensee notified the State of New York and the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5282523 June 2017 23:58:00River BendAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6While performing a scheduled generator voltage regulator test, River Bend Station experienced an automatic scram when the main generator tripped. It is unknown at this time why the main generator tripped. There were no equipment issues that materially impacted post scram operator response. The intention at this time is to go to cold shutdown while the cause of the trip is investigated. All rods inserted during the scram. Reactor water level is being maintained via normal feedwater with decay heat being removed via turbine bypass valves to the main condenser. The electrical grid is stable and supplying plant loads via the normal shutdown electrical lineup. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5271026 April 2017 14:49:00Arkansas NuclearAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4CE
B&W-L-LP
At 1004 CDT, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 (ANO-1) reactor automatically tripped due to the partial loss of offsite power. At the time of the trip, the site was in a Tornado Warning and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. The Emergency Feedwater (EFW) system auto-actuated due to the loss of main feedwater pumps and the loss of the Reactor Coolant pumps. Both Emergency Diesel Generators started as expected with only one loading as expected. All control rods fully inserted. Currently, ANO-1 has stabilized in Hot Standby via natural circulation. ANO-1 also lost Spent Fuel Pool cooling for approximately 69 minutes. The temperature of the spent fuel pool at the beginning of the event was approximately 102 (degrees) F. The spent fuel pool saw a heatup of 1 (degree) F during the loss of spent fuel pool cooling. The Spent Fuel Pool cooling has been restored. ANO-2 is currently in a refueling outage with all fuel in the spent fuel pool. ANO-2 completed a full core off load to the spent fuel pool and this was completed on April 12, 2017. Spent Fuel Pool cooling was lost for approximately 10 minutes. The Spent Fuel Pool temperature was 91 (degrees) F prior to the event. No heat up of the pool was identified during the event. Cooling has subsequently been restored. The #1 Emergency Diesel Generator auto-started as designed but did not supply the safety bus due to availability of offsite power. No radiological releases have occurred from either unit due to this event. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 526634 April 2017 06:57:00Grand GulfManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6At 0010 (CDT), 04/04/2017, the reactor was manually scrammed from approximately 75 (percent) core thermal power due Condensate Storage tank level lowering to 24 feet. All control rods fully inserted and all systems actuated and operated as designed. No safety relief valves actuated. Reactor level and pressure are currently being controlled within normal bands. RCIC (reactor core isolation cooling) was manually initiated for level control. This event is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for the reactor trip and 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for the manual start of the reactor core isolation cooling system. The cause of lowering level was a condensate pipe leak. Decay heat is being removed via steam dumps to the condenser. The electrical grid is stable and supplying plant loads. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5260210 March 2017 11:41:00River BendManual ScramNRC Region 4GE-6At 0714 CST on March 10, 2017, with the unit in Mode 1 at approximately 17% power, a manual actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) was initiated due to rising reactor pressure caused by the closure of the Main Turbine Control Valves (MTCV's). The cause of the closure of the MTCV's is under investigation. The unit is currently stable in Mode 3. All control rods inserted as expected; water level control is stable in the normal control band and reactor pressure is being maintained with steam line drains (aligned to the main condenser). The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 520676 July 2016 13:16:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopOn July 6, 2016 at 0938 EDT Indian Point Unit 2 experienced a trip from 100% steady state power during the performance of reactor protection testing. The cause of the trip is under investigation. All control rods fully inserted and all systems responded as expected. The auxiliary feedwater system actuated as expected on a low level in the steam generators which occurs as a result of a trip from full power. Auxiliary feedwater is maintaining steam generator levels and decay heat removal is via the steam generators to the main condenser. Offsite power and plant electrical line ups are normal with the exception of 13.8kV feeder 33332 which remains out of service during the replacement of breaker BT4-5. No primary or secondary code safety relief valves lifted. The reactor is in Mode 3 and stable. Indian Point Unit 3 was unaffected and remains at 100% steady state power. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee notified the New York Public Service Commission and the New York Independent System Operator. Indian Point indicated they have issued a press release regarding the event.
ENS 5204425 June 2016 18:30:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6At 1407 (CDT), during power ascension to 100 percent, turbine control valves closed unexpectedly causing reactor protection trip signals that in turn caused a reactor scram. Reactor scram, turbine trip ONEPs (Off Normal Event Procedure), and EP2 (Emergency Procedure for Level Control) were entered. Reactor water level was stabilized at 36 inches narrow range on startup level and reactor pressure stabilized at 935 psig using bypass valves. No other safety system actuations occurred and all systems performed as designed. All control rods inserted. Reactor level is maintained by feedwater. Normal electrical shutdown configuration is through offsite electrical power sources. The Safety Relief Valves lifted, then closed. The plant is stable at normal level and pressure and remains in Mode 3. The event is under licensee investigation. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5201217 June 2016 06:21:00Grand GulfAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6During planned stop and control valve testing, two main turbine high pressure stop valves closed instead of the expected one (stop valve 'B'). This caused the main turbine control valves, power, reactor pressure to swing and a division 2 half SCRAM. Control rods were inserted to reduce power and the power swings. At 0257 (CDT) the reactor automatically SCRAMMED. Reactor SCRAM, Turbine Trip (procedures) ONEPs and EP-2 were entered. Reactor water level was stabilized at 34 inches narrow range on startup level control and reactor pressure stabilized at 884 psig using main turbine bypass valves. No other safety related systems actuated and all systems performed as expected. The plant is in its normal shutdown electrical lineup using normal feedwater and turbine bypass valves for decay heat removal. Reactor pressure is slowly trending down. The licensee is investigating the cause of the second stop valve shutting. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 516449 January 2016 07:04:00River BendAutomatic ScramNRC Region 4GE-6On 1/9/16 at 0237 (CST), River Bend Station sustained a reactor scram during a lightning storm. An electrical transient occurred resulting in a full main steam isolation (MSIV) (Group 6) and a Division II Balance of Plant isolation signal. During the scram, level 8 occurred immediately which tripped the feed pumps. A level 3 signal occurred also during the scram. Subsequent level 3 was received three times due to isolated vessel level control. The plant was stabilized and all spurious isolation signals reset, then the MSIVs were restored. The plant is now stable in Mode 3 and plant walkdowns are occurring to assess the transient. During the scram, all rods inserted into the core. The plant was initially cooled down using safety relief valves. Offsite power is available and the plant is in its normal shutdown electrical lineup. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5160715 December 2015 10:24:00Arkansas NuclearManual ScramNRC Region 4B&W-L-LPThis is a 4-hour Non-Emergency 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) notification due to a Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation. Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1, was manually tripped from 43 percent power at 0544 CST. The reactor was manually tripped due to operator judgement during control issues with the Integrated Control System (ICS) during a planned downpower for Electro-Hydraulic Control (EHC) system maintenance. CV-2672 B, low load control valve, failed to close. Subsequently, CV-2674 B, low load block valve, began to close and caused a loss of feed to E-24B Steam Generator. No additional equipment issues were noted. All control rods fully inserted. Emergency Feedwater (EFW) actuated and was utilized to maintain Steam Generator (SG) levels. This (EFW actuation) meets the 8 hour Non-Emergency Immediate Notification Criteria ((10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)). No Primary safety valves lifted. Main Steam Safety Valves (MSSVs) did lift initially after the trip. The NRC Resident (Inspector) has been notified. Decay heat is being removed via the steam dump valves to the main condenser. Unit 1 is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup. Unit 2 was not affected by the transient on Unit 1. The licensee notified the State of Arkansas.
ENS 5160614 December 2015 19:49:00Indian PointAutomatic ScramNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopAt 1906 (EST) on 12/14/2015, Indian Point Unit 3 received a Main Generator Lockout trip signal, and the reactor automatically tripped. Site personnel reported seeing arcing on a 345kV output transmission line tower. At the time of the trip, there was moderate rain and fog in the area. The site fire brigade leader investigated the reports of arcing and found no evidence of fire; fire brigade response was not required. All automatic systems functioned as designed and all control rods inserted automatically. Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps started automatically due to expected low steam generator levels following a reactor trip from 100% power. Unit 3 is being maintained in Mode 3 with decay heat removal via steam dumps to the condenser. Offsite power remains available and in service from 138kV to the 480V safeguards buses. The cause of the Main Generator Lockout signal is being investigated. Unit 2 was not impacted and continues to operate at 100% power. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. After the trip, operators observed high vibrations on the 33 reactor coolant pump which eventually returned to normal range. The licensee will be notifying the New York Public Service Commission and their local Independent System Operator. A press release will be issued by the Communications Department.
ENS 515865 December 2015 18:48:00Indian PointManual ScramNRC Region 1Westinghouse PWR 4-LoopAt 1731 (EST) on December 5, 2015, Indian Point Unit 2 Control Room operators initiated a Manual Reactor Trip due to indications of multiple dropped Control Rods. The initiating event was a smoldering Motor Control Center (MCC) cubicle in the Turbine Building that supplies power to the Rod Control System. The unit is stable in Mode 3 with heat sink provided by Auxiliary Feedwater and decay heat removal is via the steam dumps to the condenser. Offsite Power remains in service. The smoldering MCC cubicle had power removed from it when 24 MCC breaker tripped on overcurrent. The affected cubicle has ceased smoldering and is being monitored by on-site Fire Brigade trained personnel. The trip of 24 MCC removed power to 22 Battery Charger, 22 DC Bus remained powered from the 22 Battery without interruption, and 22 Battery Charger was subsequently repowered. The cause of the smoldering MCC is being investigated and a post reactor trip evaluation is being conducted by the licensee. There was no impact on Unit 3, which continues to operate at 100% power. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and appropriate State and Local authorities.