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10-11-2020

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Allied-General Nuclear Services 0 [Allied-General Nuclear Services events] [RSS]
AmerGen 0 [AmerGen events] [RSS]
Ameren 1 [Ameren events] [RSS]
American Electric Power 1 [American Electric Power events] [RSS]
Arizona Public Service 0 [Arizona Public Service events] [RSS]
Carolina Power & Light Company 0 [Carolina Power & Light Company events] [RSS]
Cleveland Electric 0 [Cleveland Electric events] [RSS]
Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co 0 [Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co events] [RSS]
Constellation 0 [Constellation events] [RSS]
Consumers Energy 0 [Consumers Energy events] [RSS]
DTE Energy 0 [DTE Energy events] [RSS]
Dominion 2 [Dominion events] [RSS]
Duke Energy 2 [Duke Energy events] [RSS]
Duquesne Light Company 0 [Duquesne Light Company events] [RSS]
EDF Energy 0 [EDF Energy events] [RSS]
Energy Northwest 0 [Energy Northwest events] [RSS]
Entergy 2 [Entergy events] [RSS]
Eversource Energy 0 [Eversource Energy events] [RSS]
Exelon 2 [Exelon events] [RSS]
FirstEnergy 0 [FirstEnergy events] [RSS]
GEH Hitachi 0 [GEH Hitachi events] [RSS]
GPU Nuclear 0 [GPU Nuclear events] [RSS]
Houston Lighting and Power Company 0 [Houston Lighting and Power Company events] [RSS]
Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation 0 [Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation events] [RSS]
Long Island Lighting Company 0 [Long Island Lighting Company events] [RSS]
Luminant 1 [Luminant events] [RSS]
NextEra Energy 1 [NextEra Energy events] [RSS]
Niagara Mohawk 0 [Niagara Mohawk events] [RSS]
Northeast Nuclear Energy 0 [Northeast Nuclear Energy events] [RSS]
Omaha Public Power District 0 [Omaha Public Power District events] [RSS]
Ontario Power Generation 0 [Ontario Power Generation events] [RSS]
PSEG 0 [PSEG events] [RSS]
Pacific Gas & Electric 0 [Pacific Gas & Electric events] [RSS]
Pennsylvania Power and Light Company 0 [Pennsylvania Power and Light Company events] [RSS]
Power Authority of the State of New York 0 [Power Authority of the State of New York events] [RSS]
Progress Energy 0 [Progress Energy events] [RSS]
Rochester Gas and Electric 0 [Rochester Gas and Electric events] [RSS]
STP Nuclear Operating Company 0 [STP Nuclear Operating Company events] [RSS]
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company 0 [South Carolina Electric & Gas Company events] [RSS]
Southern California Edison 0 [Southern California Edison events] [RSS]
Southern Nuclear 1 [Southern Nuclear events] [RSS]
Talen Energy 0 [Talen Energy events] [RSS]
Tennessee Valley Authority 3 [Tennessee Valley Authority events] [RSS]
WEC Energy Group 0 [WEC Energy Group events] [RSS]
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation 0 [Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation events] [RSS]
Xcel Energy 1 [Xcel Energy events] [RSS]
ZionSolutions 0 [ZionSolutions events] [RSS]
Électricité de France 0 [Électricité de France events] [RSS]

by site

Site#CompanyEvent lists
Aerotest 0 [Aerotest events] [RSS]
Arkansas Nuclear 1 Entergy [Arkansas Nuclear events] [RSS]
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute 0 Department of Defense [Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute events] [RSS]
Barnwell 0 Allied-General Nuclear Services [Barnwell events] [RSS]
Beaver Valley 0 FirstEnergy [Beaver Valley events] [RSS]
Big Rock Point 0 Consumers Energy [Big Rock Point events] [RSS]
Braidwood 0 Exelon [Braidwood events] [RSS]
Browns Ferry 2 Tennessee Valley Authority [Browns Ferry events] [RSS]
Brunswick 0 Duke Energy [Brunswick events] [RSS]
Byron 0 Exelon [Byron events] [RSS]
Callaway 1 Ameren [Callaway events] [RSS]
Calvert Cliffs 0 Exelon [Calvert Cliffs events] [RSS]
Catawba 1 Duke Energy [Catawba events] [RSS]
Chattanooga 0 Tennessee Valley Authority [Chattanooga events] [RSS]
Clinton 0 Exelon [Clinton events] [RSS]
Columbia 0 Energy Northwest [Columbia events] [RSS]
Comanche Peak 1 Luminant [Comanche Peak events] [RSS]
Consolidated Interim Storage Facility 0 Consolidated Interim Storage Facility [Consolidated Interim Storage Facility events] [RSS]
Cook 1 American Electric Power [Cook events] [RSS]
Cooper 0 Entergy [Cooper events] [RSS]
Crystal River 0 Duke Energy [Crystal River events] [RSS]
Davis Besse 0 Cleveland Electric [Davis Besse events] [RSS]
Diablo Canyon 0 Pacific Gas & Electric [Diablo Canyon events] [RSS]
Dresden 0 Exelon [Dresden events] [RSS]
Duane Arnold 0 NextEra Energy [Duane Arnold events] [RSS]
Entergy Headquarters 0 Entergy [Entergy Headquarters events] [RSS]
Farley 0 Southern Nuclear [Farley events] [RSS]
Fermi 0 DTE Energy [Fermi events] [RSS]
FitzPatrick 0 Exelon [FitzPatrick events] [RSS]
Fort Calhoun 0 Omaha Public Power District [Fort Calhoun events] [RSS]
Fort Saint Vrain 0 Xcel Energy [Fort Saint Vrain events] [RSS]
General Atomics 0 [General Atomics events] [RSS]
Ginna 0 Exelon [Ginna events] [RSS]
Grand Gulf 1 Entergy [Grand Gulf events] [RSS]
Haddam Neck 0 Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co [Haddam Neck events] [RSS]
Hallam 0 [Hallam events] [RSS]
Harris 1 Duke Energy [Harris events] [RSS]
Hatch 0 Southern Nuclear [Hatch events] [RSS]
Holtec 0 [Holtec events] [RSS]
Hope Creek 0 PSEG [Hope Creek events] [RSS]
Humboldt Bay 0 Pacific Gas and Electric [Humboldt Bay events] [RSS]
Idaho State University 0 [Idaho State University events] [RSS]
Indian Point 0 Entergy [Indian Point events] [RSS]
Kennett Square 0 Exelon [Kennett Square events] [RSS]
Kewaunee 0 Dominion [Kewaunee events] [RSS]
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory 0 Bechtel [Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory events] [RSS]
La Crosse 0 Dairyland Power Cooperative [La Crosse events] [RSS]
LaSalle 0 Exelon [LaSalle events] [RSS]
Lee 0 Duke Energy [Lee events] [RSS]
Limerick 0 Exelon [Limerick events] [RSS]
Lynchburg Research Center 0 [Lynchburg Research Center events] [RSS]
MIT Nuclear Research Reactor 0 [MIT Nuclear Research Reactor events] [RSS]
Maine Yankee 0 Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company [Maine Yankee events] [RSS]
McGuire 0 Duke Energy [McGuire events] [RSS]
Millstone 1 Dominion [Millstone events] [RSS]
Monticello 1 Xcel Energy [Monticello events] [RSS]
NRC Region 1 0 NRC [NRC Region 1 events] [RSS]
NRC Region 4 0 NRC [NRC Region 4 events] [RSS]
Nine Mile Point 0 Exelon [Nine Mile Point events] [RSS]
North Anna 1 Dominion [North Anna events] [RSS]
North Carolina State University 0 [North Carolina State University events] [RSS]
Oconee 0 Duke Energy [Oconee events] [RSS]
Ohio State University 0 [Ohio State University events] [RSS]
Oregon State University 0 [Oregon State University events] [RSS]
Oyster Creek 0 Exelon [Oyster Creek events] [RSS]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 0 [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory events] [RSS]
Palisades 0 Entergy [Palisades events] [RSS]
Palo Verde 0 Arizona Public Service [Palo Verde events] [RSS]
Parr 0 [Parr events] [RSS]
Peach Bottom 1 Exelon [Peach Bottom events] [RSS]
Pennsylvania State University 0 Pennsylvania State University [Pennsylvania State University events] [RSS]
Perry 0 FirstEnergy [Perry events] [RSS]
Pilgrim 0 Entergy [Pilgrim events] [RSS]
Plum Brook 0 [Plum Brook events] [RSS]
Point Beach 1 NextEra Energy [Point Beach events] [RSS]
Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant 0 [Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant events] [RSS]
Prairie Island 0 Xcel Energy [Prairie Island events] [RSS]
Purdue University 1 [Purdue University events] [RSS]
Quad Cities 1 Exelon [Quad Cities events] [RSS]
Rancho Seco 0 Sacramento Municipal Utility District [Rancho Seco events] [RSS]
Reed College 0 Reed Research Reactor [Reed College events] [RSS]
River Bend 0 Entergy [River Bend events] [RSS]
Robinson 0 Duke Energy [Robinson events] [RSS]
SHINE Medical Technologies 0 [SHINE Medical Technologies events] [RSS]
Saint Lucie 0 NextEra Energy [Saint Lucie events] [RSS]
Salem 0 PSEG [Salem events] [RSS]
San Onofre 0 Southern California Edison [San Onofre events] [RSS]
Saxton 0 GPU Nuclear [Saxton events] [RSS]
Seabrook 0 NextEra Energy [Seabrook events] [RSS]
Sequoyah 1 Tennessee Valley Authority [Sequoyah events] [RSS]
Shippingport 0 [Shippingport events] [RSS]
Shoreham 0 Long Island Lighting Company [Shoreham events] [RSS]
South Texas 0 STP Nuclear Operating Company [South Texas events] [RSS]
Summer 0 South Carolina Electric & Gas Company [Summer events] [RSS]
Surry 0 Dominion [Surry events] [RSS]
Susquehanna 0 Talen Energy [Susquehanna events] [RSS]
Texas A&M University 0 [Texas A&M University events] [RSS]
Three Mile Island 0 Exelon [Three Mile Island events] [RSS]
Trojan 0 PGE [Trojan events] [RSS]
Turkey Point 0 NextEra Energy [Turkey Point events] [RSS]
Tuxedo 0 Union Carbide Company [Tuxedo events] [RSS]
University of Buffalo 0 [University of Buffalo events] [RSS]
University of Illinois 0 [University of Illinois events] [RSS]
University of Missouri-Columbia 0 [University of Missouri-Columbia events] [RSS]
University of Missouri-Rolla 0 [University of Missouri-Rolla events] [RSS]
University of New Mexico 0 [University of New Mexico events] [RSS]
University of Texas at Austin 0 [University of Texas at Austin events] [RSS]
University of Wisconsin 0 [University of Wisconsin events] [RSS]
Vallecitos 0 GEH Hitachi [Vallecitos events] [RSS]
Vanowen 0 Vanowen [Vanowen events] [RSS]
Vermont Yankee 0 Entergy [Vermont Yankee events] [RSS]
Vogtle 1 Southern Nuclear [Vogtle events] [RSS]
Waterford 0 Entergy [Waterford events] [RSS]
Watts Bar 0 Tennessee Valley Authority [Watts Bar events] [RSS]
Wolf Creek 0 Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation [Wolf Creek events] [RSS]
Yankee Rowe 0 [Yankee Rowe events] [RSS]
Zion 0 ZionSolutions [Zion events] [RSS]

by Reactor type

B&W-L-LP 0 [B&W-L-LP events] [RSS]
B&W-R-LP 0 [B&W-R-LP events] [RSS]
CANDU 0 [CANDU events] [RSS]
CANDU-6 0 [CANDU-6 events] [RSS]
CE 0 [CE events] [RSS]
GE-1 0 [GE-1 events] [RSS]
GE-2 0 [GE-2 events] [RSS]
GE-3 0 [GE-3 events] [RSS]
GE-4 0 [GE-4 events] [RSS]
GE-5 0 [GE-5 events] [RSS]
GE-6 0 [GE-6 events] [RSS]
Pool 0 [Pool events] [RSS]
TRIGA 0 [TRIGA events] [RSS]
TRIGA Mark I 0 [TRIGA Mark I events] [RSS]
TRIGA Mark II 0 [TRIGA Mark II events] [RSS]
W-AP1000 0 [W-AP1000 events] [RSS]
Westinghouse PWR 2-Loop 0 [Westinghouse PWR 2-Loop events] [RSS]
Westinghouse PWR 3-Loop 0 [Westinghouse PWR 3-Loop events] [RSS]
Westinghouse PWR 4-Loop 0 [Westinghouse PWR 4-Loop events] [RSS]

Recent Notifications

 Entered dateSiteRegionReactor typeSystemScramEvent description
ENS 5496321 October 2020 14:10:00VogtleNRC Region 2In accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2) as described in NEI 08-01, Industry Guideline for the ITAAC Closure Process Under 10 CFR Part 52, Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Construction is making this notification to the NRC for determining that Inspections, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) 2.3.05.13a.ii (Index No. 344) for Unit 4 requires additional actions to restore the completed status. The ITAAC Closure Notifications for Unit 4 ITAAC 344 was submitted on July 22, 2020 (ML20204B029).

On October 19, 2020, it was determined that maintenance activities for the Unit 4 Polar Crane auxiliary hoist holding brake used a different approach for Post Work Verification (PWV) than the original test described in the ICN (ITAAC Closure Notification) for ITAAC 344. The alternate PWV used a test method that is standard industry practice and in accordance with ASME B30.2 to demonstrate that the Acceptance Criteria was met. An ITAAC Post Closure Notification will be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2) and NEI 08-01.

The 10 CFR 52.99(c)(4) All lTAAC Complete Notification has not been submitted for VEGP (Vogtle Electric Generating Plant) 4. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5495419 October 2020 07:20:00Arkansas NuclearNRC Region 4EN Revision Text: CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE INOPERABLE

On October 18, 2020 at 2313 CDT, Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) discovered that 2VRA-1B (2VSF-9 outside air damper reserve bottle) was below 600 psig. This condition caused the control room envelope to be inoperable in accordance with OP-2104.007 Attachment L. ANO Unit 1 entered TS 3.7.9 Condition B for inoperable control room boundary. ANO Unit 2 entered TS 3.7.6.1 Action D for inoperable control room boundary. A procedurally controlled temporary modification was implemented to install a blank flange on the 2VSF-9 outside air damper. Both Units declared the control room boundary operable at 2358 CDT. The associated control room emergency recirculation fan remains inoperable with the blank flange installed. This is a 7-day shutdown-LCO for both units. The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

  • * * RETRACTION FROM AARON TOSCH TO HOWIE CROUCH ON 10/24/2020 AT 1657 EDT * * *..

Previously, Entergy notified the NRC that ANO control room envelope was inoperable due to 2VRA-1B (2VSF-9 outside air damper reserve bottle) was below required pressure of 600 psig. After additional engineering evaluation, it was determined the control room boundary remained intact for this condition. As documented in version 2 operability determination for condition report ANO-C-2020-2818, the control room ventilation boundary remained intact for the condition identified and was able to fulfill its function for the required 30-day mission time. In accordance with NUREG-1022, 'Event Report Guidelines 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73,' a report may be retracted based on a revised operability determination. The CRE remained operable; therefore, this report may be retracted. The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

Notified R4DO (Pick).
ENS 5494412 October 2020 03:46:00CookNRC Region 3Steam Generator
Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Main Condenser
At 0026 (EDT) on October 12, 2020, D.C. Cook Unit 2 tripped automatically on low-low level of #24 steam generator which occurred after a lowering of main condenser vacuum.

The reason for the lowering main condenser vacuum and the reason for the low steam generator #24 level is under investigation. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation as a four (4) hour report. Notification is also being made as an eight (8) hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System (AFW). The D.C. Cook Resident NRC Inspector has been notified.

Unit 2 is being supplied by offsite power. All control rods fully inserted. Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps started as required and are operating properly. Decay heat is being removed via steam generator power operated relief valves (PORVs) due to condenser steam dump unavailability from low main condenser vacuum. All four Reactor Coolant Pumps remain running. Preliminary evaluation indicates all plant systems functioned normally following the reactor trip. D.C. Cook Unit 2 remains stable in Mode 3. No radioactive release is in progress as a result of this event.
ENS 5494311 October 2020 10:25:00CatawbaNRC Region 2At 0315 (EDT) on October 11, 2020, Unit 2 ECCS (Emergency Core Cooling System) leakage outside containment was determined to exceed the long term habitability dose analysis for the Catawba Nuclear Station Technical Support Center (TSC) under bounding conditions. At the current leakage (approximately 3.2 gpm), the dose analysis indicates dose to TSC inhabitants would exceed the 30 days REM TEDE (Total Effective Dose Equivalent) limit should leakage continue for the entire duration. Repairs are currently in-progress to arrest the leakage and restore functionality of the TSC.

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. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to the alternate facility. 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 discovered condition of the TSC affects the functionality of an emergency response facility,

There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 549388 October 2020 13:14:00MonticelloNRC Region 3At 1125 CDT on 10/8/20 Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant declared a Notification of an Unusual Event (NOUE) due to a Security Condition that did not involve a hostile action, due to a helicopter that hovered over the site for approximately 10 minutes.

The unit remained at 100 percent power during the event. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the Minnesota State Duty Officer and the Wright County and Sherburne County Sherriff departments of the event. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA Central, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 10/8/2020 AT 2013 EDT FROM JEFF OLSON TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

At 1715 CDT Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant terminated the Notice of Unusual Event (HU1.1), upon confirmation through federal law enforcement and conversation with the aircraft owner that the aircraft in question was performing power line inspections for a different utility and was not a threat to the plant. Monticello determined that this condition did not meet the 1-hour reporting requirements of 10 CFR 73.71.

Notified R3DO (Orlikowski), NRR EO (Miller), and IRD MOC (Gott). Additionally, notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA Central, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).
ENS 549357 October 2020 10:25:00Grand GulfNRC Region 4A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 549346 October 2020 20:16:00HarrisNRC Region 2A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 549325 October 2020 14:25:00Browns FerryNRC Region 2Reactor Protection System
Primary Containment Isolation System
Reactor Building Ventilation
Reactor Water Cleanup
Control Room Emergency Ventilation
This 60-day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of a general containment isolation signal affecting more than one system.

On August 6, 2020, at approximately 1749 CDT, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN), Unit 2 experienced a loss of Reactor Protection System (RPS) Bus 2A. Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) Groups 2, 3, 6, and 8 isolated in response to this event. The PCIS isolations caused the initiation of Standby Gas Treatment (SBGT) trains A, B, and C, and Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) subsystem A. Unit 2 declared RCS leakage detection instrumentation inoperable and entered TS LCO 3.4.5 condition A, B, and D with required action D.1 to enter LCO 3.0.3 immediately. Unit 2 entered TS LCO 3.0.3 with required actions to be in Mode 2 within 10 hours, Mode 3 within 13 hours, and Mode 4 within 37 hours. Upon investigation, it was discovered that an age-related overheating condition resulted in the failure of the 2A RPS Motor Generator (MG) set, causing the feeder beaker from the 2A 480v Remote Motor-Operated Valve distribution board to trip. On August 6, 2020, at approximately 1808 CDT, Operations personnel commenced restoration of Unit 2 to normal after transferring 2A RPS to its alternate power supply. The 2A RPS MG Set drive motor was replaced on August 24, 2020. Plant conditions which initiate PCIS Group 2 actuations are Reactor Vessel (RV) Low Water Level or Drywell High Pressure. Plant conditions which initiate PCIS Group 3 actuations are RV Low Water Level or Reactor Water Cleanup Area High Temperature. Plant conditions which initiate PCIS Group 6 actuations are RV Low Water Level, High Drywell Pressure, or Reactor Building Ventilation Exhaust High Radiation. Plant conditions which initiate PCIS Group 8 actuations are Reactor Vessel (RV) Low Water Level or Drywell High Pressure. At the time of the event, these conditions did not exist; therefore, the actuation of the PCIS was invalid.

All affected safety systems responded as expected. There were no safety consequences or impact to the health and safety of the public as a result of this event. This event was entered into the Corrective Action Program as Condition Report 1628707. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.
ENS 549315 October 2020 13:51:00Browns FerryNRC Region 2Service water
Core Spray
Emergency Equipment Cooling Water
This 60-day telephone notification is being made under reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of an emergency service water system component that does not normally run and which provides an ultimate heat sink.

On August 6, 2020, at approximately 0128 CDT, the A3 Emergency Equipment Cooling Water (EECW) pump received an auto-start signal while performing Post-Maintenance Testing (PMT) on the 3C Core Spray pump. Normally, the involved EECW pump would be started prior to testing to prevent an auto-start; however, in this case the pump was not running prior to the test. When the 3C Core Spray pump breaker was closed while in the test position, an unanticipated actuation of the A3 EECW pump occurred. Work was stopped and the workers reported to the Control Room to evaluate the condition. Based on a review of this event, individuals involved were coached on understanding system response prior to performing work.

The A3 EECW pump responded in accordance with the plant design. No other plant equipment was affected during this event. There were no safety consequences or impacts on the health and safety of the public. The event was entered into TVA's corrective action program for evaluation and resolution. Reference corrective action document CR 1628479. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.
ENS 549303 October 2020 15:07:00Point BeachNRC Region 3Steam Generator
Reactor Coolant System
During a scheduled refueling outage, a walkdown inside containment to investigate leakage revealed a pressure boundary leak upstream of 1RC-526B, HX-1B Steam Generator Channel Head Drain. This location would be considered part of the reactor coolant system as defined under 10 CFR 50.2. As such, this event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(ii)(A). Unit 1 is currently in mode 4. Repairs for the condition are being determined.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

The leak rate was determined to be 0.138 gpm.
ENS 549293 October 2020 11:48:00Comanche PeakNRC Region 4Steam GeneratorAt time 0815 (CDT) on 09/30/20, Main Steamline Radiation Monitor 2-RUK-2325/2327 (Main Steam Line 2-01/2-03 Radiation Monitor) was removed from service for planned maintenance.

Compensatory measures were in place prior to removing the monitor from service to assure adequate monitoring capability available to implement the CPNPP (Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant) emergency plan in the unlikely event of challenges to the steam generator or fuel cladding. The N16 radiation monitor serves as a backup with alarm function and Radiation Protection technicians have been briefed on taking local readings with a Geiger-Mueller tube on MSL 2-01 and MSL 2-03. With this radiation monitor non-functional, compensatory measures in place and the monitor not restored to service within 72 hours, the condition is reportable as a loss of assessment capability per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP) has assurance of steam generator integrity and fuel cladding integrity and there is negligible safety significance to the current condition with respect to the public health and safety perspective. Corrective actions are being pursued to complete maintenance and restore 2-RUK-2325/2327 to functional status.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 549272 October 2020 12:35:00MillstoneNRC Region 1Secondary containmentAt 0945 hours (EDT) on 10/02/2020, with Millstone Unit 3 in Mode 4, Operations discovered a door in the Secondary Containment boundary blocked open. Investigation determined the door was blocked open at 1842 (EDT) on 10/01/2020, rendering Secondary Containment inoperable. The door was closed at 1002 ((EDT) on 10/02/2020), restoring Secondary Containment to operable status.

Since Secondary Containment was rendered inoperable, Dominion Energy is reporting this as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function to control the release of radioactive material and mitigate the consequences of an accident. This condition is being reported as an eight hour report pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v)(C) and (D). There was no release of radioactivity to the public. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.

With the door blocked open, the plant was in a 24-hour shutdown action statement. The state of Connecticut and local towns were notified.
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 5492129 September 2020 10:21:00North AnnaNRC Region 2A non-licensed Dominion Energy 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 5491828 September 2020 14:39:00SequoyahNRC Region 2On 9/28/20 at 1143 EDT, a notification to the National Response Center was made after discovery of a visible oil sheen on the waters of the U.S. (Sequoyah's side of the intake forebay skimmer wall at the Essential Raw Cooling Water (ERCW) building). The source was an oil bucket that overflowed with rain at the ERCW pumping station. Efforts are in progress to eliminate all other potential sources of oil at the station that could be released to the environment. Estimate of volume spilled is less than one quart.

The following agencies have also been notified: - EPA Region 4 - Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) - Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Cleanup is in progress. Measures to prevent recurrence are being taken.

This is a four-hour notification, non-emergency for a notification of other government agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5491728 September 2020 05:02:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1HVACEN 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 5491627 September 2020 05:08:00CallawayNRC Region 4Steam Generator
Feedwater
Auxiliary Feedwater
At 0203 (CDT) on September 27, 2020 the plant was in Mode 1 at 98 percent power when a turbine trip/reactor trip (from a generator trip signal) occurred. All systems responded as expected. A Feedwater Isolation signal was received due to the reactor trip with RCS average temperature less than 564 degrees Fahrenheit. The Auxiliary Feedwater system started on a valid actuation signal to restore and maintain steam generator levels. The plant is being maintained stable in Mode 3 with no complications. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the reactor trip. All control rods fully inserted from the reactor trip signal, and decay heat is being removed via the Auxiliary Feedwater and Steam Dump Systems.
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 5490824 September 2020 06:31:00Grand GulfNRC Region 4On September 24, 2020, at 0258 CDT, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) was notified that one Emergency Notification Siren located on US Hwy 61 had actuated. Claiborne County was informed that no emergency exists at GGNS. The alarming siren has since been secured. Notification is being provided to the NRC in regards to the potential for media inquiry. The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5490723 September 2020 18:56:00Fort CalhounNRC Region 4At 1528 CDT, a fire was reported in containment. Fire was extinguished using a portable fire extinguisher by dedicated fire watch. Offsite fire departments responded at 1541 CDT and the fire was confirmed extinguished at 1601 CDT. There were no injuries reported. The state Fire Marshal of Nebraska has been notified. There was no release of radioactivity or hazardous materials.

The following statement is planned to be released to the media: A small industrial fire broke out this afternoon at OPPD's Fort Calhoun Station, the decommissioning nuclear plant just south of Blair, Nebraska. It had been put out by fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived. No release of radioactivity occurred. All employees and contractors are accounted for and safe. Based on our preliminary investigation, the fire appears to have been caused by a torch used for cutting. Firefighters are using a thermal gun to identify any potential remaining hot spots. The plant is undergoing decommissioning and all spent nuclear fuel is fully secured in industry-standard dry cask storage, located away from the site of today's fire. The public remains safe and the facility remains secure. All work at the site is on a temporary hold. Safety remains our highest priority.

OPPD will provide additional information as it becomes available.
ENS 5489812 September 2020 21:12:00CatawbaNRC Region 2At 1748 EDT on September 12, 2020, Unit 2 emergency core cooling system (ECCS) leakage outside containment was determined to exceed the long-term habitability dose analysis for the Catawba Nuclear Station Technical Support Center (TSC) under bounding conditions. Repair options to arrest the leakage and restore functionality of the TSC are currently being evaluated.

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. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to the alternate facility. 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 discovered condition of the TSC affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

This same condition was reported under EN #54887.
ENS 5489711 September 2020 22:54:00PalisadesNRC Region 3At 1930 EDT, on September 11, 2020, Palisades Nuclear Plant was conducting ultrasonic data analysis from reactor vessel closure head in-service inspections. During this analysis, signals that display characteristics consistent with primary water stress corrosion cracking were identified in head penetration 34. No leak path signal was identified during ultrasonic testing.

The plant was in cold shutdown at 0% power and in Mode 6 for a refueling outage at the time of discovery. Repair actions will be completed prior to plant startup from the outage. This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for degradation of a principal safety barrier. This is the only indication that is currently present, however, if additional indications are found, they will also be repaired prior to the plant startup.

The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.
ENS 5489510 September 2020 16:09:00PilgrimNRC Region 1A contract employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's rights to access the plant have been suspended. The licensee notified the NRC Region I Decommissioning Lead Inspector.
ENS 548888 September 2020 13:13:00CatawbaNRC Region 2Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Main Condenser
Automatic ScramAt 0925 EDT, on September 8, 2020, with Unit 1 in Mode 1 at 100 percent power, the reactor automatically tripped on Overpower Delta Temperature. Unit 1 Channel 1 Overpower Delta Temperature was tripped as a planned evolution when an inadvertent Unit 1 Channel 2 Overpower Delta Temperature signal was received. This resulted in an automatic reactor trip. The trip was not complex, with all systems responding normally. Because of the reactor trip, the Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) System actuated as expected due to on ATWS Mitigation System Actuation Circuitry (AMSAC) signal. Unit 2 is not affected.

Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Decay heat is being removed by discharging steam to the main condenser using the condenser steam dump valves.

Due to the Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a 4-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). This event is also being reported as an 8-hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the AFW system.

There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 548876 September 2020 11:39:00CatawbaNRC Region 2At 034S (EDT) on September 6, 2020, Unit 2 ECCS leakage outside containment was determined to exceed the long term habitability dose analysis for the Catawba Nuclear Station Technical Support Center (TSC) under bounding conditions. Repairs are currently in-progress to arrest the leakage and restore functionality of the TSC.

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. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to the alternate facility. 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 discovered condition of the TSC affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 548855 September 2020 02:27:00CookNRC Region 3Reactor Coolant System
Feedwater
Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Manual ScramOn September 4, 2020, DC Cook Unit 2 experienced a lowering Reactor Coolant System (RCS) pressure caused by a failed open Reactor Coolant Pressurizer Spray valve. At approximately 2242 (EDT), a manual Reactor Trip was performed due to the lowering RCS pressure. Following the manual reactor trip, an automatic Safety Injection was actuated due to the lowering RCS pressure. RCS pressure has recovered to normal and is stable.

This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation, and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A), ECCS Discharge to RCS, as a four (4) hour report. Notification is also being made as an 8 hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), Reactor Protection System (RPS), Containment Isolation, Emergency Core Cooling (ECCS), Auxiliary Feedwater System (AFW), and Emergency AC Electrical Power actuations. The DC Cook Resident NRC Inspector has been notified. Unit 2 is being supplied by offsite power. All control rods fully inserted. Aux Feedwater Pumps started as required and are operating properly. All ECCS components operated as required including Containment Isolation. Decay heat is being removed via the Condenser Steam Dumps and ECCS has been secured. Three of four Reactor Coolant Pumps were secured and RCS pressure has recovered to normal pressure and is stable. Preliminary evaluation indicates all plant systems functioned normally following the Reactor Trip and Safety Injection. DC Cook Unit 2 remains stable in Mode 3. No radioactive release is in progress as a result of this event.

Unit 1 was not affected and remains in Mode 1, 100 % power.
ENS 548804 September 2020 01:40:00River BendNRC Region 4Feedwater
Service water
High Pressure Core Spray
River Bend Station experienced an inadvertent initiation and injection of High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) at 2048 (CDT) on 9/3/2020 while operating at 92% power. Initial investigation indicates a power supply failure in the Division III trip units which feeds HPCS and Division III Diesel Initiation signals.

The Control Room Operator responded to the event by taking manual control of Feedwater Level Control to maintain Reactor Water Level nominal values. The HPCS injection valve was open for approximately 25 seconds before operators manually closed the valve. The manual closure of the injection isolation valve caused the system to be incapable of responding to an automatic actuation signal. The manual override of the injection isolation valve was reset approximately 52 minutes after the event. The HPCS system has remained inoperable. The event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as a condition that caused loss of function of the HPCS System. No radiological releases have occurred due to this event. The Senior NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

These conditions put the unit in a 14-day LCO (3.5.1) for HPCS Inoperability and a 30-day LCO (3.7.1) for one Standby Service Water Pump Inoperable (2C).
ENS 548773 September 2020 15:36:00Prairie IslandNRC Region 3On 9/3/2020, at 1421 (CDT), a notification was made to the National Response Center as a result of a spill of approximately 3 fluid ounces of hydraulic oil into the plant waters of Prairie Island Nuclear Plant intake on 9/2/2020.

This notification is being made as a four-hour, non-emergency notification for a Notification of Other Government Agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). There was no impact to public health and safety.

The NRC resident inspector has been notified.
ENS 548741 September 2020 14:48:00Nine Mile PointNRC Region 1Main Steam Isolation ValveThe 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

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ENS 5487031 August 2020 15:30:00Watts BarNRC Region 2This 60-day telephone notification is being submitted in accordance with paragraphs 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) and 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to report two invalid Containment Ventilation Isolation (CVI) actuations at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) Unit 1.

On July 23, 2020, at 0956 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), the Train A CVI actuated due to an invalid high radiation signal from 1-RM-90-130, Containment Purge Air Exhaust Monitor. Upon investigation, the high radiation signal was caused by a failed power supply. Corrective action included replacing the power supply, 1-RM-90-130 detector, and restoring the system to service. On August 7, 2020, at 2017 EDT, the Train A CVI actuated due to an invalid high radiation signal from 1-RM-90-130, Containment Purge Air Exhaust Monitor. Upon investigation, a small tear was identified in the foil covering the scintillation detector. This defect caused erratic indication and the system actuation. The foil was replaced and the system was restored to service. Prior to and following the invalid high radiation alarms, all radiation monitors except 1-RM-90-130 were stable at their normal values; therefore, the CVI was invalid. Control room operators performed appropriate checks and confirmed that all required automatic actuations occurred as designed. These events were entered into the corrective action program as CR 1625135 and CR 1628904.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.
ENS 5486731 August 2020 08:28:00PalisadesNRC Region 3A contract employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 5486428 August 2020 16:38:00VogtleNRC Region 2In accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2), as described in NEI 08-01, 'Industry Guideline for the ITAAC Closure Process Under 10 CFR Part 52,' Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Construction is making this notification to the NRC for determining that Inspections, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) 2.5.02.07a (Index No. 534) and ITAAC 2.5.02.07e (Index No. 538) for both units require additional actions to restore their completed status. The ITAAC Closure Notifications for ITAAC 534 were submitted on March 31, 2017 (Unit 3 ML17093A286, Unit 4 ML17093A535). The ITAAC Closure Notifications for ITAAC 538 were submitted on November 30, 2016 (Unit 3 ML16351A350, Unit 4 ML16351A334).

On August 26, 2020, it was determined that a design change, issued for several Protection and Safety Monitoring System (PMS) isolation barrier assemblies (ISBs), materially altered the basis for determining that the ITAAC 534 and ITAAC 538 Acceptance Criteria were met. The modified ISBs will require testing per IEEE 384-1981, Standard Criteria for Independence of Class 1E Equipment and Circuits, to demonstrate that the Acceptance Criteria is met. System function is not required while the plant is under construction.

ITAAC Post Closure Notifications in accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2) will be submitted following completion of corrective actions.

The 10 CFR 52.99(c)(4) All ITAAC Complete Notification has not been submitted for VEGP ((Vogtle Electric Generating Plant)) 3 and 4.

The resident inspector has been notified.
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 5485926 August 2020 18:10:00Prairie IslandNRC Region 3Steam Generator
Feedwater
Reactor Protection System
Auxiliary Feedwater
Automatic ScramAt 1319 CDT, on August 26, 2020, with Unit 1 in Mode 1 at 95.2 percent power in coast down for the 1R32 refueling outage, the reactor automatically tripped due to flux rate. All systems responded normally to these conditions with auxiliary feedwater initiating as expected. Operations stabilized the plant without complication. Decay heat is being removed via a main feedwater pump to the steam generators. Unit 2 is not affected and remains at 100 percent power. Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and an eight-hour report per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), specified system actuation. The cause of the scram is under investigation.

There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5485525 August 2020 02:26:00Grand GulfNRC Region 4Feedwater
Main Steam Isolation Valve
Main Condenser
Automatic ScramOn 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 BendNRC Region 4Reactor Protection System
Reactor Recirculation Pump
Manual ScramOn 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 5484821 August 2020 12:42:00PerryNRC Region 3Standby Liquid ControlAt 0953 EDT on 8/21/20, it was discovered that both trains of the standby liquid control system were simultaneously inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v). All control rods remained operable during this time period.

There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Both trains of the standby liquid control system were declared inoperable due to an inadvertent addition of water to the storage tank which caused the boron concentration in the tank to go low out of specification.
ENS 5484721 August 2020 03:12:00Turkey PointNRC Region 2Steam Generator
Auxiliary Feedwater
Manual ScramOn 08/20/20 at 2354 (EDT), with Unit 3 in Mode 1 at approximately 34% RTP (Rated Thermal Power), the reactor was manually tripped. This was due to Steam Generator Water Level control issues that resulted in the only Steam Generator (S/G) Feed Pump tripping on low suction pressure. Unit 3 reactor was tripped manually upon the loss of the last running feed pump. All other systems operated normally. Auxiliary Feedwater initiated as designed to provide S/G water level control. EOPs have been exited and General Operating Procedures (GOPs) were entered. Unit 3 is stable in Mode 3 at normal operating temperature and pressure.

This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) The NRC Resident Inspector bas been notified.

Decay heat removal is by the steam dumps to atmosphere. Unit 4 is not affected. The cause of the low suction feed pressure to the steam generator feed pump is under investigation.
ENS 5484419 August 2020 15:57:00Turkey PointNRC Region 2Automatic ScramOn 08/19/20 at 1325 EDT, during Unit 3 startup at approximately 0 percent rated thermal power, the reactor automatically tripped. The trip was automatically initiated from the Source Range Nuclear Power Instrumentation. All other systems operated normally. Operations stabilized the plant in Mode 3. Decay heat is being removed by Steam Dumps. Unit 4 is not affected.

This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

The cause of the Source Range Nuclear Power Instrumentation trip is under investigation.
ENS 5483918 August 2020 00:08:00Turkey PointNRC Region 2Steam Generator
Feedwater
Main Steam Isolation Valve
Auxiliary Feedwater
Manual ScramOn 08/17/20 at 2113 EDT, with Unit 3 in Mode 1 at approximately 92% (Rated Thermal Power) RTP, the reactor was manually tripped. This was due to a turbine runback caused by CV-3-2011, Low Pressure Feedwater Heater Bypass Control Valve, failing open, followed by rising Steam Generator (S/G) levels. Unit 3 reactor was tripped manually when the 3C S/G Level reached 78% narrow range. Unit 3 Main Steam Isolation Valves were closed manually in accordance with Emergency Operating Procedure (EOP) network due to 38 MSR Main Steam Stop valve position indication lost. All other systems operated normally. Auxiliary Feedwater initiated as designed to provide S/G water level control. EOPs have been exited and General Operating Procedures (GOPs) were entered. Unit 3 is stable in Mode 3 at normal operating temperature and pressure.

This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

All rods are inserted, decay heat is being removed via S/G through normal secondary systems. The plant is in normal electrical line up. Lightning strike is believed to be the initial cause of the runback.
ENS 5483413 August 2020 13:24:00HarrisNRC Region 2Steam Generator
Feedwater
Auxiliary Feedwater
Manual ScramOn August 13, 2020, at 0938 EDT, with Harris Nuclear Plant Unit 1 in Mode 1 at 100 percent power, a control rod dropped during control rod testing. This is considered to be an unanalyzed condition and requires a manual reactor trip in accordance with plant procedure. All safety systems functioned as expected. Auxiliary Feedwater started as designed and was secured. Steam generator levels are being maintained by Main Feedwater through the feedwater regulator bypass valves. Decay heat is being removed by using the condenser steam dump flow path. Due to the RPS actuation, this event is being reported as a four hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). Due to the unanalyzed condition and unplanned Auxiliary Feedwater actuation, this event is also being reported as an eight hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5483212 August 2020 11:24:00Palo VerdeNRC Region 4On August 11, 2020, at approximately 1432 MST, a licensed operator's test results were confirmed positive for use of a controlled substance following a random Fitness For Duty screening test. The individual's unescorted access has been terminated in accordance with station procedures. 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 5482811 August 2020 11:12:00Diablo CanyonNRC Region 4At 0915 PDT, on August 10, 2020, Pacific Gas and Electric determined a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.
ENS 5482610 August 2020 14:38:00Duane ArnoldNRC Region 3Primary Containment Isolation System
Reactor Core Isolation Cooling
Shutdown Cooling
Automatic ScramAt 1258 CDT on August 10, 2020, Duane Arnold Energy Center declared an Unusual Event due to a loss of offsite power due to high winds. The event at the single unit plant resulted in an automatic scram from 82 percent power (Mode-1) to zero percent power (Mode-3). They are headed to Mode-4. There is damage on site, but the Reactor Building is intact. All rods inserted and cooling is being addressed via Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) for level control and Safety Relief Valves are removing decay heat to the torus. Both Standby Diesel Generator are running.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the Iowa Department of Emergency Management, and the Linn County and Benton County Emergency Management agencies. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA Central, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 08/10/2020 AT 1554 EDT FROM CURTIS HANSEN TO OSSY FONT * * *

This report is being made under CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(iv)(B) for an automatic reactor scram due to loss of offsite power due to high winds. In addition, this report is being made under CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A) and (B) due to PCIS ((Primary Containment Isolation System)) Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (activating) due to loss of offsite power. All isolations went to completion. RCIC injecting for level control. All rods fully inserted during the scram. The plant electrical line up is both SBDGs (Standby Diesel Generators) are running. Decay heat is being removed via SRVs (Safety Relief Valves) to the torus. Progress towards shutdown cooling. NRC Senior Resident (Inspector) notified at 1448.

Notified R3DO (Pelke).
ENS 548248 August 2020 05:34:00Grand GulfNRC Region 4Feedwater
Reactor Protection System
Main Condenser
Manual ScramOn 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 548206 August 2020 13:10:00Peach BottomNRC Region 1Reactor Protection System
Primary Containment Isolation System
This 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 548164 August 2020 22:43:00MillstoneNRC Region 1Service waterEN Revision Text: BOTH SERVICE WATER HEADERS DECLARED INOPERABLE

On 8/4/20, at 1745 EDT, Millstone Unit 2 entered technical specification (TS) 3.0.3 due to both service water headers being declared inoperable because strainer differential pressures (D/Ps) were greater than 9 psid. The high service water strainer D/P was the result of heavy debris impingement caused by tropical storm Isaias. To reduce heat loads and service water flow, Unit 2 reduced power to 75 percent. One service water header was restored to operable at 1816 EDT, at which time TS 3.0.3 was exited. At 1843 EDT both service water headers were declared operable. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

  • * * RETRACTION ON 8/19/2020 AT 1141 EDT FROM ERIC DONCH TO KIRBY SCALES * * *

The purpose of this call is to retract a report made on August 4, 2020, NRC Event Number EN 54816 describes a condition at Millstone Power Station Unit 2 (MPS2) in which both trains of service headers were declared inoperable due to service water strainer differential pressures greater than 9 psid. The condition was reported to the NRC pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A), (B) and (D) via an 8 hour prompt report as an event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to shutdown the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition, remove residual heat and mitigate the consequences of an accident. Upon further review, MPS2 determined that there was no loss of safety function. An engineering evaluation supports the conclusion that a strainer differential pressure of 16 psid would not challenge the system flow distribution during worst case conditions. The evaluation also demonstrates that flowrates on both headers were observed to be unaffected during the timeframe of the high strainer differential pressure conditions. Therefore, both service water headers would have provided the required flows to perform their safety function. Therefore, this condition is not reportable and NRC Event Number EN 54816 is being retracted. The basis for this conclusion has been provided to the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Greives).
ENS 548123 August 2020 23:31:00BrunswickNRC Region 2High Pressure Coolant Injection
Reactor Protection System
Emergency Diesel Generator
Main Steam Isolation Valve
Primary Containment Isolation System
Reactor Core Isolation Cooling
Shutdown Cooling
Fuel Pool Cooling and Cleanup
At 2312 EDT, on August 4, 2020, Brunswick Unit 1 declared an Unusual Event due to a loss of offsite power. The unit was at approximately 20 percent power and was not synced to the grid when the unit automatically scrammed. All control rods fully inserted. Emergency Diesel Generators started and began powering the safety buses. Safety systems actuated as expected.

The Unit also experienced a loss of Fuel Pool Cooling and Cleanup System, but one pump was returned to service. Unit 2 remains at 100 percent power and is unaffected. The licensee notified State and local governments, as well as the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA IOCC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

  • * * UPDATE FROM MARK TURKAL TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 0120 EDT ON 8/4/2020 * * *

At approximately 2302 EDT, a loss of offsite power occurred on Unit 1. This resulted in a Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation. Per design, emergency diesel generators 1 and 2 properly started and loaded to their respective emergency buses. The Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system was manually started and is being used to control reactor water level. The High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system was manually started and is being used for pressure control. As previously reported, an Unusual Event was declared at 2312 EDT due to the loss of offsite power. At the time of the event, Unit 1 was in the process of shutting down for maintenance associated with a ground on the main generator. Due to the RPS actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, nonemergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). As a result of the reactor trip, reactor water level reached low level 1 (LL1). The LL1 signal causes a Group 2 (i.e., floor and equipment drain isolation valves), Group 6 (i.e., monitoring and sample isolation valves) and Group 8 (i.e., shutdown cooling isolation valves) isolations. The LL1 isolations occurred as designed; the Group 8 valves were closed at the time of the event. Per design, the loss of offsite power also caused a Group 1 (i.e., main steam isolation valve) isolations. Due to the Emergency Diesel Generator and Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) actuations, this event is also being reported as an eight-hour, nonemergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). Unit 2 was not affected. There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The safety significance of the event is minimal. All safety related systems operated as designed. Investigation of the cause of the loss of offsite power is in progress.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Inverso).
ENS 5480831 July 2020 17:40:00Saint LucieNRC Region 2A Hurricane Warning is in effect for St. Lucie County including the plant site. A Hurricane Warning was confirmed with the State Watch Office at 1700 EDT. As a mater of procedure, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant entered an Unusual Event classification for the Hurricane Warning. State and local officials have been notified by the licensee.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee. This report is submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i) due to the Notice of Unusual Event and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the Offsite Notification." Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OC, DHS NICC WO, CISA IOCC (email), DHS SWO (email); FEMA NWC (email), FEMA Ops Center (email), FEMA-NRCC-sasc (email), NRCC THD Desk (email), NuclearSSA (email).

  • * * UPDATE ON 8/2/20 AT 1456 EDT FROM LOUIS ENGELKE TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

The Hurricane Warning was downgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service for St. Lucie County, including the plant site. At time 1445 EDT, on 08/02/20, St. Lucie Nuclear Plant has terminated from the Unusual Event classification. There are no changes in plant status for either unit. Both units are stable at 100% power. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this by the licensee. The licensee notified State and County officials of the termination."

Notified R2DO (M. Miller), IRD MOC (Kennedy), NRR EO (C. Miller), DHS SWO, FEMA OC, DHS NICC WO, CISA IOCC (email), DHS SWO (email); FEMA NWC (email), FEMA Ops Center (email), FEMA-NRCC-sasc (email), NRCC THD Desk (email), NuclearSSA (email)
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