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La Salle 1 & 2 - Docket Nos. 050-00373; 050-00374

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-06-022
La Salle 2
NOV
(SL III)
03/31/2006 On March 31, 2006, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to comply with the written procedures required by the facility's Technical Specifications addressing entry into high radiation areas (HRAs). Specifically, a contractor pipefitter foreman and two contractor pipefitters entered a properly posted HRA without reviewing and signing the appropriate radiation work permit and without a briefing from radiation protection personnel for entry into a HRA.
EA-05-103
La Salle 1 & 2
NOV
(White)
09/07/2005 On September 7, 2005, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving a single point vulnerability that could result in a loss of all onsite and offsite power sources to both 4160 Vac Division 1 and Division 2 safety-related buses at either of the LaSalle County Station units. The violation cited the licensees failure to assure that applicable regulatory requirements and the design basis for safety-related systems were correctly maintained and controlled in accordance with the applicable standards, when the licensee made modifications to the emergency diesel generator (EDG) output circuit breakers.
EA-04-170
La Salle 1
NOVCP
(SL III)

$60,000
05/02/2005 On May 2, 2005, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of a Civil Penalty (NOV/CP) in the amount of $60,000 was issued to Exelon for a willful Severity Level III violation involving four contract employees who violated radiation protection procedures associated with entry into high radiation areas. On May 12, 2005, Exelon informed the NRC of its intent to appeal this enforcement action using the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process as a means to obtain resolution. In order to resolve disagreements, Exelon, The Venture, and NRC representatives met with an independent mediator on July 11, 2005. As part of the ADR settlement agreement, Exelon agreed that a willful violation occurred as documented in the NRC's May 2, 2005, NOV/CP and committed to implement numerous comprehensive short-term and long-term corrective actions. Based on the expectation that Exelon will satisfactorily implement these corrective actions, the NRC agreed to reclassify the violation at Severity Level IV, to reduce the civil penalty to $10,000, and to not consider the violation as part of the civil penalty assessment process (NRC Enforcement Policy, Section VI.C.2) should the NRC consider future enforcement actions against LaSalle. Exelon acknowledged concurrence with the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement in an August 25, 2005, letter, and Exelon signed a "Consent and Hearing Waiver Form" on November 18, 2005. Therefore, a Confirmatory Order confirming commitments reached as part of an ADR mediation settlement agreement was issued to Exelon on November 22, 2005.
ORDER 11/22/2005
EA-98-560
La Salle 1 & 2
NOV
(SL III)
03/29/1999 Failure to establish and implement written policies and procedures for the Fitness for Duty (FFD) program.
EA-96-325
La Salle 1 & 2
NOVCP
(SL III)

$650,000
01/24/1997 Service water system clogging resulting from the licensee injecting foam material into the service water system.

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Limerick 1 & 2 - Docket Nos. 050-00352; 050-00353

NRC Action Number(s) and
Facility Name
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date
Issued
Description
EA-11-221
Limerick 2
NOV
(White)
12/8/2011 On December 8, 2011, the NRC issued a White Significance Determination Process finding and a Notice of Violations for two violations to Exelon Generation Company, LLC. as a result of inspections at the Limerick Generating Station, Unit 2.  The White finding was based on the failure to ensure that sufficient technical guidance was contained in an operating procedure.  This failure resulted in two valves failing to fully shut, which rendered two reactor systems inoperable for greater than the Technical Specification allowed outage time.  The two violations are based on the Licensee’s failure to:  1) establish adequate procedures; and, 2) exceeding Technical Specifications for two reactor systems.
EA-01-293
Limerick 2
NOV
(White)
01/11/2002 On January 11, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a violation associated with a White SDP finding involving the 2N Safety/Relief Valve (SRV). The violation cited the failure to establish adequate measures to identify that the SRV was in a degraded condition and was vulnerable to a failure to re-close after lifting.
EA-01-189
Limerick 1 & 2
NOV
(SL III)
10/23/2001 On October 23, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the willful creation of inaccurate and incomplete siren testing maintenance records by two former maintenance technicians and deficiencies with the ability to provide early notification to the populace surrounding the facility in the event of an emergency.
EA-98-141
Limerick 1 & 2
NOVCP
(SL III)

$ 55,000
07/07/1998 Corrective action.
EA-97-340
Limerick 1 & 2
NOV
(SL III)
09/29/1997 Failure to pre-stage Appendix R equipment.
EA-97-050
Limerick 1 & 2
NOVCP
(SL III)

$80,000
08/05/1997 Falsification of reactor enclosure cooling water sample and fire protection Surveillances documentation.
EA-96-243
Limerick 1 & 2
NOV
(SL III)
02/03/1997 Secretary enter text file for entire physical security plan onto LAN. Failure to protect aperture cards containing safeguards information.
EA-96-209
Limerick 1 & 2
NOV
(SL III)
10/17/1996 Failure to exclude foreign material from the suppression pool.

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