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ENS 5497129 October 2020 15:12:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1

At 1030 EDT on Thursday, October 29, 2020, during the performance of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station leakage testing of the reactor pressure vessel and associated piping, a through-wall leak (non-isolable) was identified on an instrument line connected to the N16A nozzle.

The reactor will be maintained shutdown until pipe repairs and testing are complete. The NRC resident inspector has been informed.

ENS 5492329 September 2020 21:19:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On July 22, 2020, at 1030 CDT, it was discovered that the as-found Unit 2 Oscillation Power Range Monitor (OPRM) Maximum Confirmation Count Setpoint did not match the values in the Quad Cities Unit 2 (Core Operating Limits Report) (COLR) per TS SR 3.3.1.3.3. All Unit 2 OPRMs were declared inoperable. Due to this inoperability, the OPRM system was in a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function; therefore, this condition is being reported per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). There were no other Technical Specification or safety systems inoperable at the time of this event. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Quad Cities Unit 2 returned their OPRMs to operable on July 23, 2020, at 1210 CDT, following a setpoint adjustment. In addition, during a more recent meeting between station personnel and the NRC resident inspectors, feedback was provided that brought to the station management's attention that they needed to make the required 50.72 notification as a result to this past inoperability.
ENS 5491728 September 2020 05:02:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1

EN Revision Text: LOSS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION SYSTEM DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE: This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the planned maintenance affects the functionality of an emergency response facility. Planned maintenance activities are being performed on 09/28/20 to the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) Technical Support Center (TSC) HVAC. The work includes replacement of supply fan and roof-top unit. Work is scheduled to complete on 10/11/20. If an emergency is declared requiring PBAPS TSC activation during this period, the PBAPS TSC will be staffed and activated using existing Emergency Preparedness (EP) procedures. If the PBAPS TS becomes uninhabitable due to radiological, or other conditions, the TSC Station Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with EP procedures. The Emergency Response Organization team has been notified of the maintenance and the possible need to relocate during an emergency. The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.

  • * * UPDATE ON 10/9/20 AT 1234 EDT FROM BRIAN BAILEY TO ANDREW WAUGH * * *

An eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability was made on 9/28/20 under Event Notification 54917 for planned maintenance activities to the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation system. This event was reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the planned maintenance affected the functionality of an emergency response facility. This update to EN 54917 is to notify applicable stakeholders that, following satisfactory completion of the planned supply fan and roof-top unit replacement work, the PBAPS TSC ventilation system has been returned to service with no remaining work or outstanding deficiencies related to this work. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Lally).

ENS 5491325 September 2020 15:28:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1A non-licensed contract supervisor had a confirmed positive for illegal drugs during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 548741 September 2020 14:48:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1The following is a synopsis of information received from the licensee: On March 6, 2020, while at zero percent power and in Cold Shutdown - Mode 4, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 (NMP2) determined through surveillance testing that three Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIVs) did not meet their Technical Specification closure time. The cause of the MSIV failures has been determined to be delayed Air Pack response. The delay was caused by a buildup of corrosion product and waxy foreign material believed to be dried pipe thread sealant or O-ring assembly lube that accumulated on the internal surfaces of the Air Pack during refurbishment by the vendor Trillium (previously Hiller). The following is action taken or planned to be taken to prevent recurrence: A note will be added to the procurement requirement evaluation form and purchase order for MSIV Air Pack refurbishments to minimize use of O-ring lubricant and thread sealant to limit likelihood of capturing foreign material on Air Pack valve internals. The Energy Industry Identification System (EIIS) component function identifier and system name of each component or system referred to above is: Component - Main Steam Isolation Valves, Air Pack. IEEE 803 Function Identifier - VOP. IEEE805 System Identification - SB. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. For further information contact: Todd Tierney Plant Manager Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Exelon Generation Company, LLC Brandon Shultz Site Regulatory Assurance Manager Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station (315) 349-7012 .
ENS 5486328 August 2020 10:22:00DresdenNRC Region 3At 1645 CDT on 8/27/2020, it was determined that a licensed operator tested positive in accordance with the FFD testing program. The individual's authorization for site access has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5482911 August 2020 20:22:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1At 1334 EDT on Tuesday August 11th, the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) Technical Support Center (TSC) Ventilation System lost power due to a trip of the Station Blackout (SBO) electric power supply breaker. The trip was due to a fault at the Conowingo Dam and Conowingo was not able to realign electric power to the SBO within an hour. Power restoration is complete and TSC Ventilation was restored at 1725 EDT. This report is being submitted pursuant to 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a Major Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities due to a reduction in the effectiveness of the Onsite Technical Support Center (TSC). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 548206 August 2020 13:10:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1This report is being made as required by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an automatic actuation of containment isolation valves in more than one system. Because the actuation was invalid, this 60-day telephone notification is being made instead of a written LER (licensee event report), in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1). On 06/08/2020, at approximately 0424 EDT, a trip of the Unit 3 'A' reactor protection system (RPS) MG-Set resulted in a partial activation of the primary containment isolation system and inboard containment isolation valves closed in multiple systems. All affected Group III containment isolation valves were verified to be closed. It was determined that the normal power supply for the Unit 3 'A' RPS had failed. Power was transferred from the normal to the alternate source and the RPS 'A' channel was reset. Investigation determined that the 3A RPS MG Set motor contactor coil winding had failed due to an internal short circuit. The motor contactor has been replaced. The containment isolation was not due to actual plant conditions or parameters meeting design criteria for containment isolation. Therefore, this is considered to be an invalid actuation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification.
ENS 5471013 May 2020 18:01:00ByronNRC Region 3At 1000 CDT on May 13, 2020, the Byron Station Technical Support Center (TSC) emergency ventilation system inlet isolation damper would not open as required to support system operation. This failure affected the ability of the TSC ventilation system to maintain adequate radiological habitability in the event of an emergency with an airborne radiological release. All other capabilities of the TSC were unaffected by this condition. If an emergency was declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC would be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures. If the TSC became uninhabitable, the Station Emergency Director would relocate the TSC staff to an alternate TSC location in accordance with applicable procedures. The TSC emergency ventilation system inlet isolation damper has been repaired and is now functional. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the discovered condition affected the functionality of an emergency response facility. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 546934 May 2020 23:40:00LaSalleNRC Region 3

EN Revision Text: DIESEL GENERATOR COOLING WATER SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Event or Condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a Safety Function needed to mitigate the Consequences of an Accident. A through wall leak was found on piping connected to the Division 3 Diesel Generator (DG) Cooling Water Strainer. This condition has been evaluated and the Division 3 DG Cooling Water System has been declared inoperable. The Division 3 DG Cooling Water System is a support system for the Division 3 Emergency DG and the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION ON MAY 8, 2020 AT 1709 EDT FROM JOE MESSINA TO BRIAN LIN * * *

This update retracts Event Notification #54693, which reported a condition that could have potentially prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. An evaluation of the flaw on the piping connected to the Unit 2 Division 3 Diesel Generator (DG) Cooling Water strainer concluded that the system would have remained operable. The High Pressure Core Spray system, supported by the operable DG Cooling Water system, remained operable and capable of performing its safety function. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R3DO (Stone).

ENS 546923 May 2020 22:28:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On 5/3/2020 at 1100 EDT, Operations identified a step change in the Main Control Room ambient noise. The cause of the noise was a rise in vibrations on the Number 11 fan motor of the Main Control Room Ventilation Circulating Fan. Another step change in noise occurred and Operations swapped from the Number 11 fan motor to its redundant Number 12 fan motor, but the noise and vibrations did not improve. The two independent motors are connected to the blower shaft with belts on either end of the shaft. This entire fan and motor assembly is contained within the Main Control Room ventilation ducting and is not visible. At 1118 EDT, Operations shut off the Main Control Room Ventilation Circulating Fan due to Number 11 fan motor vibrations, declared the Main Control Room Air Treatment System inoperable, and entered the Technical Specification 3.4.5.e, 7-day action statement. At 1750 EDT, Maintenance entered the ductwork and informed Operations that the Number 11 fan bearing had catastrophically failed and because of the extent of damage and close physical proximity to the Number 12 fan motor, jeopardized its continued operation. As a result, Operations also declared the Number 12 fan motor inoperable and determined the event was reportable as a loss of safety function per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5466614 April 2020 23:36:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On April 14, 2020 at 1645 CDT, the Control Room Emergency Ventilation Air Conditioning (CREV AC) system was declared inoperable when the electrical feed breaker to the Refrigeration Compressor Unit (RCU) was found in a tripped condition. As a result, both units entered Technical Specification 3.7.5 Condition A. Investigation is in progress to determine the cause and corrective actions of the RCU feed breaker trip. The CREV AC system maintains a habitable control room environment and ensures the operability of components in the control room emergency zone during accident conditions. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) because the CREV system is a single train system, and loss of the CREV AC could impact the plant's ability to mitigate the consequences of an accident.
ENS 5465710 April 2020 10:58:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1On April 10, 2020, at 0300 (EDT), an oil leak from 23PCV-12, HPCI (High Pressure Core Injection) Trip System Pressure Control Valve (PCV), resulted in the system being declared inoperable. This condition is being reported as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of a system needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5459420 March 2020 17:47:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On March 20, 2020, at 1025 hours (CDT), Unit 2 MCC (motor control center) 28/29-5 failed to transfer to its alternate feed during surveillance testing. This would result in MCC 28/29-5 being de-energized in the event of a DBA LOCA (design basis accident loss of coolant accident) in which the Unit 1 Emergency Diesel Generator fails to energize Bus 29. Consequently, the LPCI (low pressure coolant injection) Injection Valve (MO 2-1001-29A/B) would not have power to open on the loop selected by LPCI Loop Select. This renders both divisions of the LPCI mode of Residual Heat Removal system inoperable. Technical Specification 3.5.1, Condition E had previously been entered during testing, requiring restoration of LPCI in 72 hours. No other ECCS (emergency core cooling) systems were inoperable at the time of the event. Troubleshooting and repairs are in progress. This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function. The plant is still in its 72-hr. LCO action statement. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the state of Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
ENS 545624 March 2020 15:35:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1

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

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

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

ENS 5453320 February 2020 15:04:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1(On February 20, 2020, at 1240 EST, the Licensee determined the following information:) This notification is in reference to reports EN 54130 and LER 2019-002, which were retracted. James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant received additional information on the technical basis for the retraction. Further review, including testing of the terminal blocks, demonstrated that the short circuit current would result in heat levels in excess of cable insulation ratings. Unprotected DC control circuits for non-safety related DC motors are routed between separate fire areas. A postulated fire in one area can cause a short circuit and potentially result in secondary fires or cable fires in other fire areas where the cables are routed. The secondary fires or cable failures degrade the degree of separation for redundant safe shutdown trains and are outside the assumptions of the 10 CFR 50 Appendix R Safe Shutdown Analysis. This condition is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). Compensatory actions per the Technical Requirements Manual (TRM) for affected fire areas have been implemented. A modification to install fuses in the control circuits for 94P-2(M), 31P-7A(M), 31P-7B(M), and 94P-13(M) has been scheduled and shall correct this condition. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5450331 January 2020 09:46:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1At 0555 (EST), on January 31, 2020, James A. FitzPatrick was at 38 percent power when an automatic scram occurred as a result of a main turbine trip on high Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) water level. The plant was at reduced power in preparation for maintenance activities. The 'A' Reactor Feed Pump (RFP) was being removed from service when a perturbation in reactor water level reached the high RPV water level setpoint. This resulted in a main turbine trip and 'B' RFP trip. The automatic scram inserted all control rods. A subsequent low water level resulted in a successful Group 2 isolation. The plant is stable in Mode 3 with the 'B' RFP maintaining RPV water level. The initiation of the reactor protection systems (RPS) due to the automatic scram signal at critical power is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The general containment Group 2 isolations are reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, and the State and Local government for the scram. Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser.
ENS 5440321 November 2019 21:11:00ClintonNRC Region 3

EN Revision Text: UNIT 1 HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY INOPERABLE On 11/21/2019, at 1225 CST, as a result of Division 4 DC bus voltage oscillations, bus voltage lowered to less than the required improved technical specification (ITS) voltage of 127.6 VDC. This resulted in declaring High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) system inoperable per technical specification LCO 3.8.4 and 3.8.9 actions. Division 4 DC bus voltage was restored to greater than 127.6 VDC at 1227 CST. The HPCS system remains inoperable due to Division 4 DC battery charger inoperability. 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). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Clinton Power Station has implemented required compensatory actions due to the Division 4 DC battery charger and HPCS remaining inoperable.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 1/10/20 AT 1145 EST FROM JACOB HENRY TO KARL DIEDERICH * * *

The purpose of this notification is to retract a previous report made on 11/21/2019 (EN 54403) under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). Subsequent to the initial notification, the event and the NRC guidance in NUREG-1022 pertaining to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) were reviewed further. The evaluation determined that the Division 4 DC bus voltage oscillations were caused by a degraded but operable charger. The Division 4 battery remained fully charged during the event and its operability was not impacted. Therefore, the HPCS system remained Operable. Under these circumstances, this event does not represent an inoperability of an accident mitigation system under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). Therefore, EN 54403 is retracted. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R3DO (Hanna).

ENS 5438412 November 2019 18:23:00LaSalleNRC Region 3This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi), "News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency". The Main Control Room received a report from on-site Maintenance personnel performing diving activities at the lake screen house that communications with a diver had been lost. Onsite and offsite emergency responders were dispatched. The diver was removed from the water but was unresponsive. At 1601 (CST), the LaSalle County Station Operating Department was notified by emergency responders on-site that the individual was deceased. The Grundy County Sheriff, LaSalle County Sheriff, Seneca Emergency Services, and NRC Senior Resident Inspector have been notified. A press release is planned
ENS 543641 November 2019 10:03:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On November 1, 2019 at 0316 EDT, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 (NMP2) received Control Room annunciation for HPCS SYSTEM INOPERABLE and inoperable status light indication for TRIP UNITS OUT OF FILE/POWER FAIL. Initial investigation has identified a potential failed 24 vdc power supply which supplies power to the HPCS trip units for system initiation and control. The HPCS system has been declared inoperable per TS 3.5.1 resulting in an unplanned 14 day LCO. All other plant systems functioned as required. NMP2 is currently at 100 percent power in Mode 1. This condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as, 'Any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident.' The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5436029 October 2019 13:58:00BraidwoodNRC Region 3At approximately 0945 CDT, on 10/29/2019, the Braidwood Station main control room was notified of the inadvertent actuation of 17 full sounding sirens affecting Braidwood Station in Will County, Illinois. Will County notified Exelon of the inadvertent actuation that occurred on 10/29/2019, at 0919 CDT, during the performance of regular maintenance on the siren equipment at the Laraway Communication Center at the Will County Sheriff Dispatch Center. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), News Release or Notification of Other Government Agencies. The Braidwood NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The siren equipment has been repaired and restored to service.
ENS 5435829 October 2019 13:12:00DresdenNRC Region 3At approximately 0945 CDT, on 10/29/2019, the Dresden Station main control room was notified of the inadvertent actuation of nine full sounding sirens affecting Dresden Station in Will County Illinois. Will County notified Exelon of the inadvertent actuation that occurred on 10/29/2019, at 0919 CDT, during the performance of regular maintenance on the siren equipment at the Laraway Communication Center, the Will County Sheriff Dispatch Center. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), News Release or Notification of Other Government Agencies. The Dresden NRC Resident has been notified. The siren equipment has been repaired and sirens have been returned to service.
ENS 5435527 October 2019 22:36:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On October 27, 2019, at 1605 CDT, the Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) was declared inoperable due to finding water in the system's Air Filtration Unit (AFU) filter enclosure. Technical Specification 3.7.4, Condition A, was entered which requires the CREV system to be restored to an operable status in seven days. No other systems were out of service at the time this was declared inoperable. The CREV system maintains a habitable control room environment and ensures the operability of components in the control room emergency zone during accident conditions. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), "Event or Condition That Could Have Prevented Fulfillment of a Safety Function," because the CREV system is a single train system required to mitigate the consequences of an accident. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5434724 October 2019 16:24:00Oyster CreekNRC Region 1Holtec Decommissioning International has notified the State of New Jersey that during the conduct of Industrial Site Remediation Act (ISRA) non-radiological site investigation field sampling and analysis activities at the Oyster Creek site, soil and groundwater exceedances to New Jersey Default Impact to Groundwater Soil Levels, Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation, Non-Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation and Class IIA Groundwater Quality Standards were identified. These exceedances are reportable under New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 7:26C. That notification was made at 1524 EDT. The NRC Regional Inspector and the State of New Jersey were notified.
ENS 5434021 October 2019 01:23:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENS 5432511 October 2019 14:22:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1At 1300 EDT, a Technical Specification required shutdown was initiated at Calvert Cliffs Unit 1. Technical Specification Action 3.1.4.C (Restore Control Element Assembly (CEA) alignment) was entered on 10/11/2019 at 1100 EDT, with a Required Action to reduce thermal power to less than 70 percent Rated Thermal Power and restore CEA alignment within 2 hours. This Required Action was not completed within the Completion Time; therefore, a Technical Specification required shutdown was initiated, and this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). At 1345 EDT, CEA alignment was restored and Technical Specification 3.1.4 (Control Element Assembly Alignment) was met. Reactor Power is being stabilized. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5428923 September 2019 14:15:00BraidwoodNRC Region 3

At 1106 CDT Braidwood Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor trip due to lowering steam generator water levels following closure of the 1B steam generator feed water regulating valve.

The cause of the 1B steam generator feedwater regulating valve failing closed is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

Both trains of auxiliary feedwater started automatically following the reactor trip to maintain steam generator water levels.

All systems responded as expected with the exception of intermediate range nuclear instrument N-36 which was identified as being undercompensated following the reactor trip. Both source range nuclear instruments were manually energized in accordance with station procedures. Steam generator power operated relief valves lifted momentarily and reseated as designed in response to the secondary transient due to the reactor trip. The main steam dump valves are in service to the main condenser to provide heat sink cooling. The plant is being maintained at normal operating pressure and temperature. AC power is being provided by offsite power with the diesel generators in stand by and all safety systems available. There is no impact to Unit 2. This report is being made per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for a RPS actuation, 4 hour notification, and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for an automatic actuation of the auxiliary feedwater system, 8 hour notification. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

ENS 5428317 September 2019 14:08:00Three Mile IslandNRC Region 1Event of Public Interest performed to notify State and Local agencies for emergency vehicle response required due to an on-site non-work related illness. The individual was unresponsive and was unable to be resuscitated due to the medical issue. The individual was outside the Radiological Controlled Area (RCA) and no radioactive material or contamination was involved. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. Responding to the site were emergency medical services, fire, and police. The licensee notified Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency, York County Emergency Management Agency, and Lebanon County Emergency Management Agency.
ENS 5428116 September 2019 14:35:00ClintonNRC Region 3On 9/16/19 at 0817 CDT, the Division 1 and Division 2 reactor water cleanup (RT) system differential flow instrumentation was declared inoperable due to failing downscale caused by flashing in the sensing lines that occurred during reactor cooldown for refueling outage C1R19. The Division 1 and Division 2 RT differential flow instrumentation were declared inoperable in accordance with Technical Specification 3.3.6.1 Conditions D and E which require restoring at least one division of instruments to operable status within one hour. This condition renders the leakage detection system incapable of performing its safety function, thus it is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). In response to the above, system alignment was changed to increase subcooling to restore indication. Division 1 and 2 Division RT differential flow instrumentation were declared operable at 0852 on 9/16/19. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5423925 August 2019 15:51:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On August 25, 2019, at 1102 (CDT), Quad Cities Unit 1 experienced an automatic scram from 100 percent power. All rods fully inserted and there were no complications. The trip was initiated from a main generator ground fault relay. Troubleshooting of the fault is in progress. All systems responded as designed. There were no systems inoperable and no TS (Technical Specification) action statements were in progress prior to the Reactor Scram. Reactor water level dropped below the Group 2 and Group 3 Reactor Water Level Isolation set-points as expected, and recovered via the Feedwater system. Standby Gas Treatment System auto started and Reactor Building Ventilation Isolation occurred as expected. Unit 1 remains in Mode 3. Decay heat is being removed using the steam bypass valves to the condenser and the safety relief valves did not lift as a result of the trip. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Unit 2 was not affected.
ENS 541995 August 2019 01:28:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On August 4, 2019 at 1745 (EDT), Reactor Recirculation Pump (RRP) 11 tripped. The cause for the trip is under investigation. Following the RRP trip, the Average Power Range Monitors (APRMs) flow bias trips are inoperable due to reverse flow through RRP 11. The APRMs were restored to operable on August 4, 2019 at 1807, when the RRP 11 Discharge Blocking Valve was closed. This 8-hour non-emergency report is being made based upon requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) which states: 'Licensee shall notify the NRC of any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (A) Shut down the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition.' The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 541973 August 2019 06:47:00ClintonNRC Region 3

EN Revision Text: AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM ON LOW REACTOR WATER LEVEL At 0226 (CDT), an automatic scram on low reactor water level occurred due to a trip of the 'B' Reactor Feed pump. All control rods fully inserted. Reactor water level 2 was reached and the High Pressure Core Spray system, Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system, Division 3 diesel generator, Standby Gas Treatment Systems 'A' and 'B' and all shutdown safety related service water pumps started as expected. Reactor Core Isolation Cooling and High Pressure Core Spray injected as expected. All level 2 containment isolation signals occurred as expected and all level 2 containment valves closed as expected. Reactor water level is currently being controlled in band by condensate. Reactor pressure is being maintained by main turbine Bypass Valves. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A), for ECCS discharge to RCS; 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), for RPS actuation, and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), for specified system actuation. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. No safety relief valves lifted during the transient. The plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup with all safety equipment available. The licensee notified the Illinois Emergency Management Agency per their communications protocol.

  • * * UPDATE FROM DAVID LIVINGSTON TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 0321 EDT ON 8/4/19 * * *

Following automatic initiation of the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) System as described above, the HPCS System was manually secured following station procedures after verification that additional RPV (reactor pressure vessel) injection was no longer required. Securing HPCS injection in this manner prevents automatic restart of the system in the event of a subsequent low RPV level condition, rendering it inoperable. As the HPCS system is considered a single train safety system, this meets the reportability requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). This reportable condition was identified following review of post-scram actions. The HPCS system has been restored to a Standby lineup. The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Pelke).

  • * * UPDATE FROM JAMES FORMAN TO KERBY SCALES AT 1545 EDT ON 8/6/19 * * *

Following the scram, the Primary Containment to Secondary Containment and the Drywell to Primary Containment differential pressure limits were exceeded. Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.6.1.4, Primary Containment Pressure, and 3.6.5.4, Drywell Pressure, Actions A.1, B.1, and B.2 were entered. Primary Containment to Secondary Containment differential pressure and Drywell to Primary Containment differential pressure were restored to within the LCO limits at 1505 on 8/3/19 and the associated TS Actions were exited. This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) as an unanalyzed condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the primary containment function due to being outside the initial conditions to ensure that drywell and containment pressures remain within design values during a loss of coolant accident. This event is also reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the drywell and primary containment functions to control the release of radioactive material for the same reason. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Pelke).

ENS 5413024 June 2019 21:18:00FitzPatrickNRC Region 1

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

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

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

ENS 540984 June 2019 04:10:00LimerickNRC Region 1At 0145 EDT, on 6/4/19, Unit 2 was manually scrammed during a Rapid Plant Shutdown. At 64 percent reactor power, a Rapid Plant Shutdown was initiated due to lowering Main Condenser vacuum as a result of the loss of a plant electrical panel that powers Offgas System controls. The shutdown was normal and the plant is stable in Hot Shutdown with normal pressure control via the Main Turbine Bypass Valves to the Main Condenser and normal level control using Feedwater and Condensate. Main Condenser Vacuum has been restored. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Additionally, State and local government agencies were notified. Prior to restarting Unit 2, an evaluation needs to be done due to the Unit 1 Diesel currently out of service for maintenance. The Unit 1 Diesel is a power supply for some of the common systems under the Unit 2 Technical Specifications and therefore required.
ENS 5409026 May 2019 01:58:00BraidwoodNRC Region 3At 1930 (CDT) on 5/25/2019, communications were lost with the main control room area radiation monitors. These detectors are used to determine if an emergency action level (EAL) has been reached for initiating condition RA3 (Radiation levels that impede access to equipment necessary for normal plant operations, cooldown, or shutdown). This unplanned loss of the ability to evaluate an EAL for initiating condition RA3 is considered a loss of emergency classification capability and is reportable as a Major Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). This is an 8-hour reportable notification. Portable area radiation monitors have been established as a compensatory measure per station procedures. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5408925 May 2019 00:30:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1A licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random (fitness-for-duty) test. The employee's access to the plant has been canceled. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5408324 May 2019 09:51:00LimerickNRC Region 1This 60-Day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 containment isolation logic. On April 18, 2019, while performing a relay replacement on the Division 2/4 Main Steam Line logic, a partial containment isolation occurred due to a blown fuse. The following systems had components that actuated due to the partial isolation: Reactor Water Clean-Up System Primary Containment Instrument Gas System Drywell Chilled Water System Reactor Enclosure Cooling Water System Core Spray System The Residual Heat Removal System received an isolation signal; however, the system remained in service because the isolation was defeated in accordance with plant procedures. This event resulted in partial Group 2A, 3, 7A, 8A, and 8B isolations. The systems successfully functioned per the plant design and plant configuration. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5406010 May 2019 15:30:00DresdenNRC Region 3At 0720 CDT (on 5/10/19), security was notified of a prohibited item (un-opened alcohol container) reported in the protected area. Security assumed escort of the non-supervisory (contract) individual and took custody of the prohibited item. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 540549 May 2019 07:01:00DresdenNRC Region 3On May 9, 2019 at 0348 CDT, an automatic scram was received on Unit 2 following a turbine trip. All rods inserted to their full-in positions. All Group 2 and Group 3 automatic isolations actuated as expected. Systems operated as expected. Reactor vessel inventory and pressure are being maintained in normal control bands. This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), 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 is being removed using the steam bypass valves to the condenser and the safety relief valves did not lift as a result of the trip.
ENS 5403529 April 2019 20:01:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1During power ascension on April 29, 2019, at 1630 (EDT), Nine Mile Point Unit 1 power and pressure oscillations were observed with reactor power at approximately 82 (percent). At time 1633 (EDT), the reactor was manually scrammed when the scram criteria of greater than 4 (percent) APRM power oscillations were observed in accordance with special operating procedures. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. Following the manual scram, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System automatically initiated as expected. At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, a HPCI system actuation signal on low Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level is normally received following a reactor scram, due to level shrink. HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater systems, and is not an Emergency Core Cooling System. At 1633 (50 seconds after the reactor scram), RPV level was restored above the HPCI System low level actuation setpoint and the HPCI System initiation signal was reset. Pressure control was established on the Turbine Bypass Valves, the preferred system. No Electromatic Relief Valves actuated due to this scram. Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. The cause of the power oscillations is currently under investigation. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. The New York State public service commission was notified.
ENS 5402022 April 2019 20:41:00ByronNRC Region 3At 1324 CDT, on 4/22/2019, with unit 2 in Mode 3 at 0 percent power, an intentional manual initiation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System occurred in response to a loss of feedwater condition. The loss of feedwater condition occurred after the non-safety related Startup Feedwater Pump was secured due to high bearing temperatures. The A Train Auxiliary Feedwater Pump was started per procedure. The Auxiliary Feedwater System started and operated as designed following intentional manual initiation. This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5401521 April 2019 12:43:00LimerickNRC Region 1Event of Public Interest performed to notify State and Local agencies for emergency vehicle response required due to an on-site non-work related illness. The individual was unresponsive and was unable to be resuscitated due to the medical issue. The individual was outside the Radiological Controlled Area (RCA) and no radioactive material or contamination was involved. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.
ENS 5401421 April 2019 08:46:00LimerickNRC Region 1This 60-Day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid actuation of Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 containment isolation logic. On February 22, 2019, while performing work on the 1C Main Seam Line Rad Monitor a partial containment isolation occurred due to a blown fuse. The blown fuse caused a single channel 'C' isolation signal for the Refueling Area Ventilation Exhaust High Radiation and the Reactor Enclosure Ventilation Exhaust-High Radiation logic. The following systems had components that actuated due to the partial isolation: - Plant Process Radiation Monitoring System - Nuclear Boiler System - Control Rod Drive Hydraulic System - Containment Atmospheric Control System - Primary Containment Instrument Gas System This event resulted in partial Group VIC and partial Group VIIIB isolations. All the components that would actuate on a single 'C' isolation signal responded as designed. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5399814 April 2019 03:21:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1On April 14, 2019 at 0003 (EDT), Nine Mile Point Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor scram during reactor startup. The cause of the automatic scram was due to high (Reactor Pressure Vessel) pressure following closure of the turbine stop valves. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. Following the automatic scram, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System automatically initiated as expected. At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, a HPCI System actuation signal on low Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level is normally received following a reactor scram, due to level shrink. HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater systems, and is not an Emergency Core Cooling System. At 0004, RPV level was restored above the HPCI System low level actuation set point and the HPCI System initiation signal was reset. Pressure control was established on the Turbine Bypass Valves, the preferred system. No Electromatic Relief Valves actuated due to this scram. Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. The unit is currently implementing post scram recovery procedures. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The Licensee will notify the State of New York.
ENS 539774 April 2019 15:16:00Oyster CreekNRC Region 1Oyster Creek NGS (Nuclear Generating Station) Tech Support Center (TSC) ventilation is not functional due to a broken belt on exhaust fan FN-843-14. The TSC ventilation system will remain non-functional until fan belt replacement can be completed. If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC becomes uninhabitable due to ambient temperature, radiological, or other conditions. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to partial loss of the TSC. An update will be provided once the TSC ventilation has been restored to normal operation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5393314 March 2019 17:08:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1A licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended pending an investigation. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 539219 March 2019 13:59:00Calvert CliffsNRC Region 1A sewage line on the south end of the plant backed up causing sanitary wastewater to flow into storm drains and out to the Chesapeake Bay. This is a required notification of the Maryland Department of the Environment under COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations) 26.08 for discharge of a pollutant into navigable waters or the adjoining shoreline. The amount has been estimated at less than 1000 gallons and the source has been isolated and storm drains have been covered to stop any flow into them and subsequently to the Chesapeake Bay. This notification is made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of a state agency. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 539031 March 2019 04:03:00LaSalleNRC Region 3On February 28, 2019, at 2217 CST, LaSalle Unit 2 experienced a trip of the 241Y Safety Related Bus during surveillance testing resulting in a valid undervoltage actuation signal to the Common Emergency Diesel Generator ('O' EDG), causing it to start and load to Bus 241Y. The purpose of the surveillance testing was to demonstrate the operability of the breakers necessary to provide the second off site source to Unit 2. This event is reportable 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. In addition to the 241Y bus trip and 'O' EDG actuation signal, the following plant responses occurred as designed due to the momentary loss of this AC Bus: "A" RPS de-energized due to the loss of the 2A Reactor Protection System Motor-Generator Set, and the running Unit 2 Fuel Pool Cooling pump tripped. The Non-Safety Related Bus 241X de-energized resulting in a trip of the Unit 2 Station Air Compressor. All systems have been restored and troubleshooting is currently in progress. Unit 1 remained in MODE 1 during this event. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 538616 February 2019 02:22:00Quad CitiesNRC Region 3On February 5, 2019, at 1804 (CST), during a Unit 1 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) operability surveillance, a fuse blew in the logic for the motor speed changer for the turbine. The Unit 1 HPCI system was taken out of service for planned maintenance earlier in the day. The fuse issue was not related to any maintenance activities. Had HPCI been demanded, this fuse failure would not have allowed HPCI to reach its required speed. HPCI remains inoperable pending resolution of the issue. The Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system was confirmed operable. There were no other systems inoperable at the time of the event. HPCI had been last successfully tested on November 6, 2018. This event is being reported as a condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The HPCI system is a single train system and the loss of HPCI could impact the plant's ability to mitigate the consequences of an accident. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. Inoperable HPCI places the unit in a 14 day Technical Specification Limiting Condition of Operability.