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Event Notification Report for April 05, 2019

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Event Reports For
4/4/2019 - 4/5/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53977 53982 53983

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53977
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1     State: NJ
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: NEAL MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/04/2019
Notification Time: 15:16 [ET]
Event Date: 04/04/2019
Event Time: 11:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/04/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MATT YOUNG (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION NON-FUNCTIONAL

"Oyster Creek NGS [Nuclear Generating Station] Tech Support Center [TSC] ventilation is not functional due to a broken belt on exhaust fan FN-843-14. The TSC ventilation system will remain non-functional until fan belt replacement can be completed.

"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 due to ambient temperature, radiological, or other conditions. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to partial loss of the TSC. An update will be provided once the TSC ventilation has been restored to normal operation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53982
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ETHAN HAUSER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/05/2019
Notification Time: 12:19 [ET]
Event Date: 04/05/2019
Event Time: 11:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOHN HANNA (R3DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY: FALSIFIED PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

A non-licensed employee falsified pre-employment information. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 53983
Facility: GENERAL ELECTRIC OF PLEASANTON
RX Type: 100 KW NTR (TANK)
Comments:
Region: 0
City: PLEASANTON   State: CA
County: ALAMEDA
License #: R-33
Agreement: Y
Docket: 05000073
NRC Notified By: SCOTT MURRAY
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/05/2019
Notification Time: 14:00 [ET]
Event Date: 04/04/2019
Event Time: 12:50 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
DUANE HARDESTY (NRR)
BETH REED (NRR)

Event Text

NON POWER REACTOR - REACTOR NOT PROPERLY SECURED

"On 4/4/19 at approximately 1250 PDT, it was discovered that the Nuclear Test Reactor (NTR) facility control room console had not been properly secured at the Vallecitos Nuclear Center (VNC) in accordance with license technical specifications and internal procedures. The console key remained in the console and no licensed operator was present. The reactor is considered secured when the console key lock switch is off and the console key is in proper custody.

"The reactor was shut down at the time and the key lock was in the off position. The licensed operator exited and locked the control room at 1250 PDT but left the console key at the console failing to secure it in the designated storage safe as required.

"No personnel entered the control room until 1345 PDT when an authorized Radiation Monitoring Technician entered, discovered the key and immediately notified a licensed operator. Additional actions are being evaluated as a part of the corrective action program.

"No unsafe condition existed, however, the event is being reported pursuant to an inadequacy of an administrative or procedural control in NTR Technical Specification 6.2.2(a)(2) because it could have caused the existence or development of an unsafe condition with regard to reactor operations."


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