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Current Event Notification Report for December 14, 2018

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Event Reports For
12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53678 53789

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED.THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 53678
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2     State: AL
Unit: [] [] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TODD CHRISTENSEN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 10/21/2018
Notification Time: 06:19 [ET]
Event Date: 10/21/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 12/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
GERALD MCCOY (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 67 Power Operation 67 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION SHUT DOWN DUE TO CHEMISTRY LIMIT EXCEEDED

"At 0200 Central Daylight Time on 10/21/2018, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 3 commenced a reactor shutdown as required by the Technical Requirements Manual Limiting Condition for Operation 3.4.1 Coolant Chemistry Condition D due to conductivity greater than 10 micro mho/cm at 25 degrees Celsius. The required action for this condition is to immediately initiate an orderly shutdown and be in Mode 4 as rapidly as cooldown rate permits. This event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i).

"There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * RETRACTION AT 1719 EST ON 12/13/2018 FROM NEEL SHUKLA TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"ENS Event Number 53678, made on 10/21/18, is being retracted.

"NRC notification 53678 was made to ensure that the four-hour non-emergency reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.72 were met when the licensee discovered a condition requiring shut down of a reactor.

"10 CFR 50.72 requires a report in accordance with 50.72(b)(2)(i) for any Technical Specifications (TS) required reactor shutdown. NUREG-1022 only specifies TS applicability and makes no mention of a Technical Requirements Manual (TRM) required shutdown. Because the shutdown comes from the TRM and not the TS as discussed in 10 CFR 50.72 and NUREG-1022, an EN was not required.

"TVA's evaluation of this event notification is documented in the corrective action program.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

Notified the R2DO (Ehrhardt).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53789
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: KARA STACY
HQ OPS Officer: JOANNA BRIDGE
Notification Date: 12/13/2018
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 12/12/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
FRANK EHRHARDT (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR SUBVERTS A FOLLOW-UP FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

"At 1700 EST on December 12, 2018, a contractor supervisor violated the licensee's Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) program by subverting a follow-up Fitness for Duty Test. The contractor's site access has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

No work was performed on safety related equipment.

The licensee has made a PADs entry.


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