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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
Mr. Ben Welch
IA-18-031
NOV
SL III
12/10/2018 On December 10, 2018, the NRC issued a Severity Level III Notice of Violation to Mr. Ben Welch for violations of 10 CFR 50.5(a)(2) "Deliberate misconduct." Specifically, Mr. Welch submitted to the licensee information that he knew to be incomplete and inaccurate and in some respect material to the NRC. He initiated a condition report which he knew contained incomplete and inaccurate information which stated that there were suspected leaking valves in a reactor system when he well knew that his failure to perform a step in a procedure caused an inadvertent transfer of water in the system.
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