United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

2020 Reactor Actions

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Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (EA-19-112)

On March 31, 2020, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC) for a violation of a Technical Specification surveillance requirement at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, associated with a White significance determination process finding. Specifically, Southern failed to adequately perform periodic channel calibrations for post-accident monitoring equipment since initial startup of Vogtle Units 1 and 2.

Reed College (EA-19-071)

On March 16, 2020, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Order (CO) to Reed College, Reed Research Reactor (Reed or licensee) to formalize commitments made as a result of an alternative dispute resolution mediation session held on January 23, 2020. The commitments were made as part of a settlement agreement between Reed and the NRC based on evidence gathered during an investigation in which the NRC had identified multiple apparent violations. The violations involved the licensee’s failure to provide information to the Commission that is complete and accurate in all material respects, in accordance with 10 CFR Section 50.9(a), "Completeness and accuracy of information," and failure to follow Renewed Operating License R-112, License Condition 2.C.(3). In response to the apparent violations, the licensee agreed to complete additional corrective actions and enhancements, as fully discussed in the CO. In consideration of the corrective actions and commitments outlined in the CO, the NRC agreed not to pursue any further enforcement action (including issuance of a civil penalty) relating to the apparent violation.

H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (EA-19-025)

On March 11, 2020, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Order (CO) to Duke Energy Progress, LLC (Duke Energy) memorializing commitments reached during an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediation session held on December 16, 2019. The ADR session was associated with an apparent violation due to the willful failure of non-licensed operators to conduct procedurally required fire watches and operator rounds. As a result of the CO, the NRC will not cite the apparent violations and will not issue an associated civil penalty.

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