United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for August 12, 2005

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REGION II

Operability of Brunswick Emergency Diesel Generators and Restart of Units

Licensee/Facility:

CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO.
Brunswick 1, Brunswick 2
SOUTHPORT, North Carolina
Dockets: 05000325, 05000324
[1] GE-4, [2] GE-4
License No:
Notification:

MR Number: 2-2005-0010
Date: 08/12/2005

Call from SRI

Discussion:

As documented in Preliminary Notification PNO-II-05-004, Morning Report 2-2005-0009, and Event Notification EN 41895, Brunswick Units 1 and 2 were shutdown on August 6, 2005, due to a potential common cause degraded condition of all four emergency diesel generators (EDGs). Region II initiated a Special Inspection Team on August 9 to assess the circumstances surrounding the inoperability of the EDGs. The Special Inspection Team completed its onsite review on August 12, 2005.

As previously reported, Unit 2 remained shutdown for other, unrelated outage work. With outage work complete, Unit 2 startup commenced at 2337, August 11, and the reactor went critical at 0357, August 12. The resident inspectors are monitoring Unit 2's continued startup and power ascension.

Accession Numbers:

Accession No Accession Date
ML052240445 08/12/2005

Contacts:

Name Office Abbrev Phone No E-Mail
FREDRICKSON, PAUL E R2 (404) 562-4530 PEF@nrc.gov
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