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ENS 538111 January 2019 11:02:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramOn January 1, 2019 at approximately 0454 EST, while performing planned maintenance activities on the Feedwater Distributed Control System (FW DCS), it was discovered that the automatic trip instrumentation of the Gland Seal Exhauster (GSE) was inoperable. The automatic GSE trip is assumed in the safety analysis for the Control Rod Drop Accident (CRDA) and is required when Thermal Power is less than or equal to 10%. The automatic trip function of the GSE was inoperable for 1 minute, 19 seconds. No Control Rod movement occurred while the automatic trip of the GSE was inoperable. There was no adverse impact to public health and safety or to plant employees and there was no radiological release. This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."
ENS 5333614 April 2018 14:34:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4

At 1040 EDT, Fermi 2 automatically scrammed on RPV (Reactor Pressure Vessel) Level 3 following a loss of the Division 1 Station System Transformer (SST) #64. All control rods fully inserted. HPCI (High Pressure Coolant Injection) and RCIC (Reactor Core Isolation Cooling) automatically started as designed on Reactor Water Level (RWL) 2 and restored RWL. The lowest RWL reached was 101.8 inches (above Top of Active Fuel). HPCI injected for approximately 35 seconds. RWL is currently being maintained in the normal level band with RCIC. No Safety Relief Valves (SRVs) actuated. All isolations and actuations for RWL 3 and 2 occurred as expected. Investigation into loss of SST #64 continues. At the time of the scram, all Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) and Emergency Diesel Generators (EDGs) were operable, and no safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A), any event that results in ECCS discharge into the reactor coolant system as a result of a valid signal and 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), any event that results in the actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor is critical. Following the loss of power and reactor scram, the Division 2 EECW (Emergency Equipment Cooling Water) Temperature Control Valve (TCV) controller was in Emergency Manual and maintaining max cooling. Operators placed the controller in Auto and the TCV is controlling normally. The NRC Senior Resident has been notified. Decay heat is being removed via Division 2 steam dumps to the condenser. The plant is in a modified shutdown electric lineup with offsite power available and stable. Emergency diesel generators did automatically start and load.

  • * * UPDATE ON 4/14/2018 AT 1838 EDT FROM JEFF MYERS TO HOWIE CROUCH * * *

This update provides additional clarification of the applicable reporting criteria for this event associated with Primary Containment Isolation Actuations. All isolations and actuations for RWL (Groups 4, 13, and 15) and RWL 2 (Groups 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, and 18) occurred as expected. This report is also being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), any event or condition that results in valid actuation of any systems listed in paragraph (b)(3)(iv)(B): RPS, HPCI, and RCIC. RPV pressure is being maintained by the bypass valves to the main condenser. All actuations that occurred were fully completed and restored. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Stone).

  • * * UPDATE ON 4/15/2018 AT 1950 EDT FROM KELLEY BELENKY TO DAVID AIRD * * *

This update provides additional information regarding the specified system actuations and an additional applicable reporting criteria. The loss of Division 1 Station System Transformer (SST) #64 at 1040 EDT on 4/14/2018 resulted in the automatic initiation of Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) 11 and 12. The EDGs started as expected and continue to supply their associated busses. This is reportable pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), as an event or condition that resulted in a valid actuation of any system listed in paragraph (b)(3)(iv)(B), including EDGs. In addition, the loss of the Division 1 SST #64 resulted in the expected transfer from the normal to alternate power source for the Low Pressure Coolant Injection (LPCI) swing bus, rendering LPCI loop select inoperable. The alternate power source continued to energize the LPCI swing bus throughout the event until the system was realigned to the normal power source at 1239 EDT on 4/14/2018. This condition is reportable pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Stone).

ENS 5139114 September 2015 02:46:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4

At 2305 EDT on September 13, 2015, a manual scram was initiated in response to a loss of all Turbine Building Closed Cooling Water (TBCCW). All control rods fully inserted. The lowest Reactor Water Level (RWL) reached was 137 inches. All isolations and actuations for RWL 3 occurred as expected. Decay heat was initially being removed through the Main Turbine Bypass System to the Main Condenser, however, as a result of the loss of TBCCW, the Main Feed Pumps lost cooling and had to be secured. At 2310, Standby Feedwater was initiated and Main Feedwater was secured. The loss of TBCCW also caused all Station Air Compressors (SACs) to trip on loss of cooling. The loss of SACs caused the Instrument Air header pressure to degrade to the point at which the Secondary Containment isolation dampers drifted closed. This resulted in the Reactor Building vacuum exceeding the Technical Specification limit. At 2325, operators started the Standby Gas Treatment system and manually initiated a Secondary Containment isolation signal. Secondary Containment vacuum was promptly restored to within Technical Specification limits. Additionally, Operators were monitoring for expected MSIV drift due to the degraded Instrument Air header pressure. When outboard MSIVs were observed to be drifting, Operators closed the outboard and inboard MSIVs at 2345. At 2352, Safety Relief Valves (SRVs) reached the Low-Low Setpoint and began cycling to control reactor pressure. RWL is currently being maintained in the normal level band with the Standby Feedwater and Control Rod Drive systems. Reactor Pressure is being controlled with Safety Relief Valves. Operators are currently in the Emergency Operating Procedure for Reactor Pressure Vessel control. Investigation into the loss of TBCCW continues. No safety-related equipment was out of service at the time of the event. All offsite power sources were adequate and available throughout the duration of the event. The NRC resident inspector has been notified.

  • * * UPDATE AT 0555 EDT AT 09/14/15 FROM CHRIS ROBINSON TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

At 0409 EDT the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system was placed in service due to identification of an unisolable leak in the Standby Feedwater System. Reactor water level and pressure is now being controlled though the RCIC system and Safety Relief Valves. This event update is reportable as a valid manual initiation of a specified safety system under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC resident inspector has been notified. The leak rate was reported as approximately 5-10 gallons per minute from a weld on the standby feedwater pump header drain valve F326. The licensee reported the leak stopped once RCIC was placed into service. The licensee is still investigating the issue. Notified the R3DO (Pelke), IRD Manager (Grant), NRR EO (Morris).

  • * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY CHRIS ROBINSON TO JEFF ROTTON AT 2135 EDT ON 09/14/2015 * * *

At 1847 EDT on September 14, 2015, a valid automatic Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation occurred due to Reactor Water Level 3 while shutdown in MODE 3. Operators were manually controlling Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level and pressure with Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) and Safety Relief Valves (SRV). While operators were cycling SRVs, the RPV level went below the Level 3 setpoint. Operators promptly restored RPV level by manual operation of RCIC. The Level 3 actuation and associated isolations were verified to operate properly. The scram signal has been reset. Fermi 2 remains in MODE 3 controlling RPV Level and Pressure through manual operation of RCIC and SRVs. This is the second occurrence of a valid specified safety system actuation reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for this ongoing event. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R3DO (Riemer), IRD Manager (Grant), and NRR EO (Morris)

  • * * UPDATE FROM BRETT JEBBIA TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1446 EST ON 2/27/16 * * *

This update provides clarification of the applicable reporting criteria for this Event associated with primary containment isolation actuations. Upon the manual reactor scram at 2305 EDT on September 13, 2015, Reactor Protection System (RPS) Level 3 actuated and Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) Groups 4, 13 and 15 actuated as expected. The applicable reporting criterion for these actuations is 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The applicable reporting criterion for the manual closure of the inboard and outboard main steam isolation valves at 2345 EDT on September 13, 2015, is also 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). In addition, the manual closures of all MSIV lead to a loss of condenser vacuum which resulted in the actuation of PCIS Group 1 at 0001 EDT on September 14, 2015, as expected. The applicable reporting criterion for this actuation is also 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). Upon reaching Level 3 at 1847 EDT on September 14, 2015, PCIS Groups 4, 13 and 15 actuated as expected. The applicable reporting criterion for this actuation is 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R3DO (Stone).

ENS 5090319 March 2015 10:51:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4At 0702 EDT on March 19, 2015, Fermi 2 received an automatic scram due to actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) function of Oscillation Power Range Monitor (OPRM) Upscale. The plant had recently transitioned to Single Loop Operation after securing the 'A' Reactor Recirculation Pump due to loss of normal and emergency cooling water supply. The lowest reactor water level was 134 inches above top of active fuel. Reactor water level is being maintained in the normal band by the Feedwater and Control Rod Drive Systems. No Safety Relief Valves (SRV) actuated. Reactor pressure is being maintained via the Main Turbine Bypass Valves and Main Condenser. Reactor Pressure Vessel Level 3 isolation occurred. No additional safety system actuations occurred. All off-site power sources were available throughout the event. The plant is currently in Mode 3 and in a stable condition. Investigation into the cause of the event is ongoing. This event is being reported under the four hour Non-Emergency reporting criteria of 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 484877 November 2012 12:39:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4At 09:21 EST 11/7/12, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown and the main turbine generator was manually tripped in response to hydrogen gas in-leakage into the stator water cooling system from the main turbine generator. The scram was uncomplicated, and all control rods, except one, fully inserted into the core. One control rod stopped at position 02 and was manually inserted. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 125 inches, and as expected, HPCI & RCIC did not actuate. No safety relief valves (SRV) actuated. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using the control rod drive and reactor feedwater systems. All isolations and actuations for reactor water level 3 occurred as expected. The cause of the increased hydrogen gas in-leakage into stator water cooling is under investigation. At the time of the manual scram, all Emergency Diesel Generators were operable. All Emergency Core Cooling Systems were available and no significant safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as an event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. The MSIVs are open with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. The plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4830914 September 2012 19:27:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4At 1603 EDT, Fermi 2 automatically scrammed due to onsite loss of 120 kV switchyard. All control rods fully inserted. The lowest Reactor Water Level (RWL) reached was 98 inches. Division I diesels, EDG-11 and EDG-12, automatically started and loaded. HPCI and RCIC automatically started and restored RWL. RWL is currently being maintained in the normal level band with Condensate/Feed and Control Rod Drive (CRD) systems. No Safety Relief Valves (SRV) actuated. All isolations and actuations for RWL 3 and 2 occurred as expected. Investigation into loss of 120 kV switchyard continues. At the time of the scram, all Emergency Core Cooling (ECCS) and Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) were operable with the exception of EDG-11 which was available vice operable due to ventilation work, and no other safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A), any event that results in ECCS discharge into the reactor coolant system as a result of a valid signal and 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), any event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. EDG-11 and EDG-12 are performing all of their functions and providing power to the Division I AC buses. Temperatures are being monitored in the room containing EDG-11 and the room is not approaching any temperature limits. The MSIVs are open with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4804725 June 2012 16:38:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4At 1330 EDT on June 25, 2012, while restoring the Main Turbine Generator (MTG) to service after repairs to Main Unit Transformer 2B (MUT2B), Main Control Room (MCR) staff manually initiated a reactor scram in response to trip of both Reactor Feed Pumps (RFP). All control rods fully inserted. The lowest Reactor Water Level (RWL) reached was 154 inches and, as expected, HPCI and RCIC did not actuate. RWL was restored to normal using the Standby Feedwater (SBFW) system. RWL is currently being maintained in the normal level band with SBFW and Control Rod Drive (CRD) systems. No Safety Relief Valves (SRV) actuated. All isolations and actuations for RWL 3 occurred as expected. Investigation into the trip of RFPs continues. At the time of the scram, all Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) and Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) were operable and no safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as an event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. The plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4635924 October 2010 18:09:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4At 1641 EDT 10/24/10, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown following an automatic scram due to a main turbine trip, caused by a loss of (condenser) vacuum. The scram was uncomplicated, Control Rod 10-35 did not fully insert on scram and was manually inserted from position 38. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 137 inches, and as expected, HPCI, RCIC. & SRVs did not actuate. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using the CRD (Control Rod Drive) and reactor feedwater systems. All isolations and actuations for reactor water level 3 occurred as expected. The loss of condenser vacuum is under investigation. All Emergency Core Cooling Systems and EDG's (Emergency Diesel Generators) were operable, and no safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as an event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. Decay heat is being removed through the main turbine bypass valves to the main condenser. Electrical offsite power lineups are normal. Reactor pressure is 882 psig and reactor temperature is 515 degrees F (NOP and NOT). The reactor is stable in mode 3. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 459796 June 2010 03:10:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4

Reactor shutdown. All control rods inserted. Maintaining reactor vessel level with reactor core isolation cooling. Maintaining reactor vessel pressure with reactor core isolation cooling. (Automatic) Reactor scram due to loss of division 2 offsite power. Classification code: Unusual Event (HU1) Natural Destruction Phenomena Affecting the Protected Area. The licensee declared a Notification of Unusual Event at 0253 EDT. All rods fully inserted and decay heat is being removed by the main condensers. Division 1 buses are being powered by 1 of 3 offsite feeds and division 2 buses are being powered by the Emergency Diesel Generators. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * UPDATE FROM JEFF GROFF TO DONG PARK AT 0425 EDT ON 6/6/2010 * * *

Division 2 power provided by Emergency Diesel Generators number 13 and 14. Classification Alert Code: (HA1) Natural Destruction Phenomena Affecting the Plant Vital Area. Main condenser is the heat sink. The licensee declared an Alert at 0417 EDT. The reactor remains stable in Mode 3. Physical damage to the auxiliary and the turbine buildings were noticed after an initial inspection. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3RA (Satorius), NRR (Grobe), IRD (Morris), R3DO (Pelke), NRR EO (Galloway), DHS (Doyle), FEMA (Guy), DOE(Morrone), USDA (Ussery), HHS (Standifer), and CNSC (Gdesnryxrs).

  • * * UPDATE FROM JEFF GROFF TO DONG PARK AT 0603 EDT ON 6/6/2010 * * *

At 0238 (EDT), severe weather caused a loss of 345KV (switchyard power). Reactor scrammed from a turbine trip. Plant is stabilized with RPV (Reactor Pressure Vessel) water level in normal band and RPV pressure at 820 psig. RPV Pressure is being controlled on turbine BPV (By Pass Valve). Division 2 EDG's (Emergency Diesel Generator) are supplying power to division 2 buses. Plant is currently in Alert due to physical damage to plant due to severe weather. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector is on-site. Notified IRD (Morris), R3DO (Pelke), NRR EO (Galloway).

  • * * UPDATE FROM ED KOKOSKY TO DONG PARK AT 0247 EDT ON 6/7/2010 * * *

There is no release of radiological materials. No further potential exists for uncontrolled release of radioactive materials to the environment. The Reactor is shut down. Reactor pressure and temperature are within normal bands. Offsite electrical feeds to the site have been restored. An overall damage assessment has been prepared and reviewed to ensure no conditions exist that would create an entry condition to the Emergency Plan. Plant repairs will be accomplished through site processes. At 0220 EDT on 6/7/10, the licensee has terminated from the Alert classification. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3RA (Satorius), NRR (Grobe), IRD (Grant), R3DO (Pelke), NRR EO (Galloway), DHS (Doyle), FEMA (Blankenship), DOE(Bailey), USDA (Ussery), HHS (Peagler), and CNSC (Gdesnryxrs).

ENS 4578925 March 2010 18:18:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4At 1627 EDT on 3/25/10, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown following an automatic scram due to a main turbine trip. The scram was uncomplicated, and all control rods fully inserted into the core. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 136 inches, and as expected, HPCI & RCIC did not actuate. No safety relief valves (SRV) actuated. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using the control rod drive and reactor feedwater systems. All isolations and actuations for reactor water level 3 occurred as expected. The cause of the Main Turbine Trip is under investigation. At the time of the scram all Emergency Core Cooling Systems and (Emergency Diesel Generators) EDGs were operable, and no safety related equipment was out of service. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4539430 September 2009 14:11:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4At 11:09 EDT 09/30/09, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown and the main turbine generator was manually tripped in response to hydrogen gas in-leakage into the stator water cooling system from the main turbine generator. The scram was uncomplicated, and all control rods fully inserted into the core. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 122 inches, and as expected, HPCI & RCIC did not actuate. No safety relief valves (SRV) actuated. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using the control rod drive and reactor feedwater systems. All isolations and actuations for reactor water level 3 occurred as expected. The cause of the increased hydrogen gas in-leakage into the stator water cooling is under investigation. At the time of the manual scram all Emergency Core Cooling Systems and Emergency Diesel Generators were operable, and no significant safety related equipment was out of service. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), as an event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4494228 March 2009 03:45:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4At 0146 EDT 3/28/09, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown in response to high vibration levels on the Main Turbine #1 bearing. Reactor power was at its reduced level in preparation for entry into Refueling Outage #13 which was scheduled to begin at 0300 EDT. All control rods fully inserted into the core. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 162 inches. HPCI & RCIC did not initiate. No safety relief valves (SRV) actuated. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using the Control Rod Drive (CRD) system. All isolations and actuations for reactor vessel water level 3 occurred. The cause of the high main turbine vibrations is currently under investigation. There was no maintenance or testing in progress that would explain the high turbine vibration levels. At the time of the scram all ECCS systems and Emergency Diesel Generators were operable. This report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), any event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical. The Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4394831 January 2008 18:06:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4At 1544 EST 01/31/2008, the reactor mode switch was taken to shutdown in response to the trip of both reactor recirc pumps. All control rods fully inserted into the core. The lowest reactor vessel water level reached was 157 inches. Reactor water level is being controlled in the normal band using CRD. The cause of the reactor recirc pump trips are under investigation at this time. There was no maintenance or testing in progress that would explain the pump trips. At the time of the scram all ECCS systems and Emergency Diesel Generators were operable with the exception of Division 1 RHR. Division 1 RHR Surveillance testing was in progress. Surveillance testing is complete. Division 1 RHR is available with administrative activities remaining before it will be declared operable. Isolations and actuations occurred as expected. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), Any event that results in actuation of the reactor protection system (RPS) when the reactor is critical." Decay heat is being removed to the main condenser via the turbine bypass valves. The electric plant is a normal shutdown lineup. No SRVs lifted during the reactor scram. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4264315 June 2006 13:38:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4At 10:53 on 6/15/06, a reactor scram, occurred due to a Turbine/Generator Trip. All control rods fully inserted into core. The lowest vessel water level reached was 134 inches. Water level is now being controlled in the normal water level band using Condensate/Feedwater system. No SRVs lifted. RPV pressure is being controlled by the Turbine Pressure Regulator. At the time of the scram, 2B Main Transformer cleaning was taking place. The initial alarm was 'Main Transformer 2B Oil Temp Hi' followed by Generator Differential Relaying and a Turbine Trip. Transformer Deluge also initiated. An investigation is in progress to determine the specific cause for the initiating event. Group 13 'Drywell Sumps' isolated on Level 3 as expected. At the time of the scram, all ECCS systems and Emergency Diesel Generators were Operable. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4135424 January 2005 16:28:00FermiNRC Region 3Manual ScramGE-4

The licensee reported that it had indications of unidentified reactor coolant leakage greater than 10 gpm which placed the licensee into an unusual event emergency action level (EAL). Indication of drywell sump level increase and pump out rate gave an approximate leak rate of 30 gpm. The licensee also indicated that drywell pressure was above the normal range. The unusual event declaration was made at 1610 EST.

At 1619 EST, the licensee manually scrammed the reactor.  The scram was uncomplicated with all rods fully inserting and all systems functioning as required.   Decay heat is being rejected to the main condenser.  There has been no ECCS injection actuation and reactor water level is being maintained by feed pumps.   The licensee has no significant safety related equipment out of service.

The licensee stated that there is no indication of further degradation of the leak rate and the source of the leak is still under investigation The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector along with State, Local, and other government agencies.

  • * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE (SKORBEK) TO NRC (HUFFMAN) AT 1640 EST ON 1/24/05 * * *

At 1640 EST, the licensee upgraded to an ALERT following additional leak rate calculations that indicated the leak rate was approximately 75 - 80 gpm based on drywell sump pump out rate. The licensee's EAL for an alert is RCS leakage greater than 50 gpm. The NRC entered the monitoring mode at 1653 EST. The licensee stated that there has been no increase in drywell radiation levels and that sump water chemistry analysis is in progress. In addition to the normal government agencies notified, the NRC also notified the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Duty Officer (R. Chamberlaine).

  • * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE (VIA MANAGEMENT BRIEFING) AT 1930 EST ON 1/24/05 * * *

The licensee has indications that the leakage may not be reactor coolant leakage. Chemistry results show that the sump water radiation levels are at a level less than would be expected for RCS leakage. In addition, a secondary cooling system was found in a lineup configuration that could have masked leakage from the system. The licensee is waiting to get additional chemistry results on the presence of corrosion inhibitors in the sump water to provide additional confirmation that the leakage is not from the RCS.

  • * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE (VIA MANAGEMENT BRIEFING) AT 2200 EST ON 1/24/05 * * *

The licensee confirmed the presence of corrosion inhibitors in the drywell sump. In addition, based on manipulations of the Reactor Building Closed Cooling Water system and the Emergency Equipment Cooling Water system the licensee believes that the leakage is from the Reactor Building Closed Cooling Water system and not RCS leakage. The plant is stable and the licensee is continuing to cool down with pressure now at 180 psi and decreasing.

  • * * UPDATE FROM THE LICENSEE (STROBEL) TO NRC (VIA R3 IRC BRIEFING) AT 22:30 EST ON 1/24/05 * * *

The licensee terminated its Alert and Unusual Event at 22:28 EST based on sump water chemistry, activity, and Reactor Building Closed Cooling Water System manipulations that indicate the leakage is secondary cooling water and not from the RCS. The NRC secured from the monitoring mode at 22:36 EST. Notified DHS (Belt), FEMA (Caldwell), DOE (Dasilva), EPA (Baumgartner) USDA (Sykes), and HHS( Pyles). The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Duty Officer (R. Chamberlaine) was also notified.

ENS 412434 December 2004 05:07:00FermiNRC Region 3Automatic ScramGE-4On December 4, 2004 at 0417 (EST), the Reactor Scrammed as the result of an AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) trip. AVR Channels A and B were both operating at the time. The AVR trip caused a Main Generator trip which caused a Main Turbine trip. The Main Turbine trip causes a direct Reactor SCRAM on Turbine Valve position. RPS functioned properly and all rods inserted (fully). MSIVs remain open with Reactor Level being maintained in the normal band of 173 to 214 inches. Reactor Pressure is being maintained with the Main Turbine Bypass valves. Isolations expected for Reactor Level 3 occurred and have been reset. Previous to the reactor scram, the AVR alarm was being monitored. All other safety systems functioned as required. Similar event occurred 09/04/04 (EN#41017). The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.