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Haddam Neck - Docket No. 050-00213

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-97-366
Haddam Neck
NOV
(SL III)
10/09/1997 Feedwater regulation valve modification resulting in USQ.
EA-96-496
Haddam Neck
NOV
(SL III)
04/05/1999 Violations are related to the control of radiological work activities.
EA-96-001
Haddam Neck
NOVCP
(SL III)

$650,000
05/12/1997 This action was based on three Severity Level II problems consisting of multiple individual violations, one Severity Level III problem not assessed a civil penalty, and numerous Severity Level IV violations. The violations were grouped into a number of broad categories, namely, numerous longstanding deficiencies in engineering programs and practices, including plant design, design control, and engineering support, some of which led to significant safety equipment being inoperable or degraded for extended periods; numerous operational deficiencies, including inadequate procedures, failure to follow procedures, and inadequate corrective actions, which led to an event in which nitrogen gas was allowed to intrude into the reactor coolant system; and inadequate implementation of the emergency preparedness program during the August 1996 exercise.

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Harris 1 - Docket No. 050-00400

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-12-132
Harris
NOV
(White & SL III)
10/03/2012 On October 3, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation associated with a White Significance Determination Process (SDP) finding and a Severity Level III violation to Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L). The White Finding was issued for the failure of Shearon Harris personnel to maintain adequate emergency facilities and equipment to support emergency response, as required by 10 CFR 50.54(q) and 10 CFR 50.47(b)(8), and the Severity Level III violation was issued for CP&L's failure to make an eight hour report of the occurrence of a major loss of emergency assessment capability, as required by 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Specifically, between August 4, 2009, and November 9, 2011, CP&L failed to maintain adequate emergency facilities and equipment to support emergency response when the Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) normal and emergency ventilation system was in a degraded state and/or removed from service, for extended periods of time. CP&L failed to report this condition as required between August 4, 2009, and November 9, 2011.
EA-04-028
Harris 1
NOVCP
(SL II)

$88,000
04/07/2004 On April 7, 2004, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $88,000 was issued for a Severity Level II violation for discriminating against the former Corporate Superintendent of Site Access Authorization for Carolina Power & Light for raising safety concerns.
EA-02-067
Harris 1
NOV
(White)
06/13/2002 On June 13, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving foreign material in the containment sump suction piping to the A Residual Heat Removal (RHR) pump. The violation cited the licensee's failure to implement adequate foreign material exclusion controls that resulted in the A RHR pump being inoperable.
EA-02-022 and
EA-01-310
Harris 1
NOV
(White)
04/16/2002 On April 16, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation associated with a White SDP finding involving the failure to implement and maintain NRC approved fire protection program safe shutdown system separation requirements and the failure to receive NRC approval prior to making changes to the approved fire protection program.
EA-00-263
Harris 1
NOV
(White)
02/02/2001 On February 2, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving the inoperability of the charging/safety injection pump (CSIP). The violation was based on the licensee's failure to maintain operability of the CSIP in accordance with the technical specifications.
EA-98-020
Harris 1
NOVCP
(SL III)

$ 55,000
03/26/1998 Two authorized personnel were allowed access to the protected area.

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Hatch 1 & 2 - Docket Nos. 050-00321; 050-00366

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-10-009
Hatch 1 & 2
NOV
(White)
05/12/2010 On May 12, 2010, a Notice of Violation (NOV) was issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. for a violation associated with a White Significance Determination Finding as a result of inspections at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant. The White finding involved the licensee's failure to meet Technical Specifications. From 1988 to 2009 the licensee failed to establish and perform preventative maintenance activities on components having a specific lifetime. This resulted in a capacitor failure on a circuit card, during a surveillance test of an emergency diesel generator (EDG) and caused the EDG to be declared inoperable.
EA-09-054
Hatch 1 & 2
NOV
(White)
06/09/2009 On June 9, 2009, a Notice of Violation was issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. for a violation associated with a White Significance Determination Finding involving a violation of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, Criterion XVI, "Corrective Actions." Specifically, since 1988 the licensee had observed cracks in the glands of the emergency diesel generator (EDG) couplings, but did not recognize the cracking was an indication of coupling deterioration. This fact was not documented during routine maintenance inspections, therefore there was no condition report written to identify and correct the condition. Consequently, the 1B EDG coupling developed higher than normal vibration on July 12, 2008, during a routine surveillance test which prompted the licensee to declare the 1B EDG inoperable.
EA-05-134
Hatch 1 & 2
NOV
(White)
09/19/2005 On September 19, 2005, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving the removal of the Technical Support Center from service for more than 7 days which represented a loss of a planning standard function. The violation cited the licensee's failure to provide and maintain facilities and equipment to support emergency response, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.54(q) and 10 CFR 50.47(b)(8).

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Hope Creek 1 - Docket No. 050-00354

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-04-086
Hope Creek 1
NOV
(White)
05/10/2004 On May 10, 2004, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving the failure of the service water system traveling screen that increased the likelihood of the loss of service water initiating event and affected the ability of a service water pump train to mitigate the effects of initiating events. The violation cited the failure of maintenance procedures to contain adequate instructions and the failure to follow procedures.
EA-97-563
Hope Creek 1
NOVCP
(SL III)

$ 55,000
03/20/1998 Procedure violations during shutdown margin demonstration regarding control rod drive system operation.
EA-97-351
Hope Creek 1
NOV
(SL III)
04/24/1998 Falsification of safeguards event log by two contract security personnel.
EA-97-160
Hope Creek 1
NOV
(SL III)
10/20/1997 RHR cross tie modification created USQ.
EA-96-125
Hope Creek 1
NOVCP
(SL III)

$150,000
10/23/1996 Control rods speeds in excess of limits.
EA-96-014
Hope Creek 1
NOV
(SL III)
04/08/1996 Inadequate and ineffective corrective actions regarding the operation of safety-related equipment, specifically, the safety auxiliaries cooling system and the shutdown cooling system.

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