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NPS_Watch Mar 18, 2019
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The Daily Dose - Exposing the nuclear power industry while the nuclear power industry exposes you.

There are 10 EN(s) today, 2 associated with power stations.

Two involve NE_Cooper ]

NRC Event Notices for March 18, 2019 |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...318en.html

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----------------- Power Reactor Event Notices
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----------- [ Current event for AL_BrownsFerry_3 ]

20190317 | AL_BrownsFerry_3 | HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53942

"At 0735 CDT on March 17, 2019, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system was isolated due to a water-side leakfrom the HPCI Gland Seal Condenser.

Unit 3 declared the HPCI system Inoperable and entered Technical Specification LCO 3.5.1 Condition C with required actions to verify the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system is Operable,
and to restore the HPCI system to Operable status within 14 days.

All other Unit 3 Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) remain Operable.

"This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(V)(D),
'Any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function
of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.'

This is also reportable as a 60-day written report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(V)(D).

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

----------- [ 2019 event history for AL_BrownsFerry ]

20190309_2259 | AL_BrownsFerry_3 | AUTOMATIC SCRAM RESULTING IN RPS AND ECCS ACTUATION |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53923

20190309_2312 | AL_BrownsFerry_3 | NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53922

20190308 | AL_BrownsFerry_1;2;3 | OFFSITE NOTIFICATION FOR OIL SPILL INTO U.S. WATERS |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53918
[ RFOD_007; RX Mode: Refueling; Refueling ]

20190302 | AL_BrownsFerry_2 | Begin RFO (   / 25 )


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----------- [ Current event for NE_Cooper_1 ]

20190316 | NE_Cooper_1 | LOSS OF TONE ALERT RADIO TRANSMISSION TOWER |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53941

"At approximately 1100 CDT on March 15, 2019, Cooper Nuclear Station was notified by the National Weather Service
that the Shubert radio transmission tower was not functioning due to evacuating their office in Omaha as a result of local flooding.

This affects the tone alert radios used to notify the public in event of an emergency condition.
Loss of function of this tower is reportable at 1100 CDT on March 16, 2019, when the tower could not be restored within 24 hours of the loss.
This condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

A backup notification method is available and will be utilized for notifications if needed.

"A return to service time for the Shubert tower is not currently available.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed."

----------- [ 2019 event history for NE_Cooper ]

20190315 | NE_Cooper_1 | UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HIGH RIVER LEVEL |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53934


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----------- [ Current event for NE_Cooper_1 ]

20190315 | NE_Cooper_1 | UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HIGH RIVER LEVEL |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53934

At 0546 CDT, Cooper Nuclear Station declared an Unusual Event due to the Missouri River level reaching 899.05 feet above mean sea level (MSL),
which is above the Emergency Action Level (EAL) HU 1.5 elevation of 899 feet above MSL.

The river is expected to crest above 901 feet above MSL within the next day, and remain above 899 feet above MSL for the next several days.

Declaration of an Unusual Event is a 1 hour report, and is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72.a.1.1.
Actions are in progress in accordance with site flooding procedure, including strategic placement of barriers at building entrances and important facilities.

There is no major plant equipment out of service at this time.

Personnel access to the site is not presently impeded and emergency evacuation routes remain available.

A press release is planned for this event, which is a four hour report, reportable under 10 CFR 50.72.b.2.11.

If the Missouri River were to reach 901.5 feet above MSL, Cooper would initiate a unit shutdown in accordance with their procedures.

 If the Missouri River were to rise greater than 902 feet above MSL, Cooper will declare an Alert.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.Notified the DHS SWO, FEMA, and the NICC.

----------- [ 2019 event history for NE_Cooper ]

[ No previous ENs for this year. ]

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----------- [ Current event for NY_IndianPoint_2 ]

20190315 | NY_IndianPoint_2 | AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO TURBINE GENERATOR TRIP |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53937

"On March 15, 2019 at 1300 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped offline from mode 1 - 100% power operations.

Reactor Operators verified the reactor trip and the plant is currently stable in mode 3.

All automatic systems functioned as required.

The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the trip, as expected.

All control rods fully inserted upon the trip, as expected.

"This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B).

The unit remains on offsite power in hot standby at normal operating temperature and pressure.

Decay heat is being removed from the steam generators via the auxiliary feedwater system and the condensate steam dump valves.

"Unit 3 remains in mode 6 for a scheduled refueling outage.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the local transmission company,
and New York State Independent System Operator."

The Indian Point Unit 2 automatic trip was caused by the trip of the main generator.

The cause of the generator trip is unknown at this time.


----------- [ 2019 event history for NY_IndianPoint ]

20190311 | NY_IndianPoint_3 | Begin RFO ( 01 / 30 ) - last RFO - perm SD Apr 2021

20190311 | NY_IndianPoint_2;3 | FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT - EMPLOYEE FAILED TO REPORT FOR TESTING |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53929

20190206 | NY_IndianPoint_2;3 | FITNESS-FOR-DUTY - CONTRABAND DISCOVERED IN PROTECTED AREA |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53863


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------------[ PART 21 ] - These ENs are for issues that involve multiple site/reactor units
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----------------- Other reactor info from daily power tracking
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Region 1
 
MD_Calvert_Cliffs_2 @ 72 % up from 8 % Sunday; 7 % Saturday
[ Exit RFO ( 26 / 22 ) 20190218 ] [ missed planned restart date ]

NY_Indian_Point_3 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 08 / 30 ) 20190312 ]

PA_Limerick_2 @ 95 % [ coastdown to RFO 20190415 ]

NY_Nine_Mile_Point_1 @ 0 % [ Begin RFO ( 01 / 21 ) ]

NJ_Oyster_Creek_1 @ 0 % [ RPV CLOSED , defueled , permanent shutdown ]

NJ_Salem_1 @ 83 % [ coastdown to RFO 20190426 ]

PA_Susquehanna_2 @ 82 % [ coastdown to RFO 20190323 ]


Region 2

AL_Browns_Ferry_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 17 / 25 ) ]

AL_Browns_Ferry_3 @ 47 % down from 48 % Sunday; 20 % Saturday recovering from
 AUTOMATIC SCRAM RESULTING IN RPS AND ECCS ACTUATION |
 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53923

NC_Brunswick_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 17 / 28 ) ]

GA_Hatch_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 43 / 20 ) ] [ 20190204 shutdown early ]
[ missed planned restart date ]

NC_McGuire_1 @ 93 % [ coastdown to RFO 20190323 ]

VA_NorthAnna_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 16 / 36 ) ]

SC_Summer_1 @ 95 % down from 100 % Sunday
[ no EN, unk reason fo power drop. ]

FL_Turkey_Point_4 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 08 / 28 ) 20190311 ]

GA_Vogtle_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 08 / 20 ) 20190310 ]


Region 3

IL_Clinton_1 @ 98 % unch from 98 % Sunday;
[ units normal operating range ]

MI_DC_Cook_1 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 13 / 90 ) 20190306  ]

IL_La_Salle_2 @ 100 % [ Completed RFO ( 20 / 35 ) 20190218 ]

MN_Monticello_1 @ 80 %  [ coastdown to RFO 20190413 ]

OH_Perry_1 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 09 / 34 ) 20190309 ]

WI_Point_Beach_1 @ 95 % [ coastdown to RFO 20190322 ]

IL_Quad_Cities_1 @ 0 % [ Begin RFO ( 01 / 20 ) 20190318 ]


Region 4


CA_DiabloCanyon_1 @ 12 % [ Exit RFO ( 35 / 33 ) ]

LA_RiverBend_1 @ 75 % unch from 75 % Saturday
[ coastdown to RFO 20190329, coastdown breakdown ]

LA_Waterford_3 @ 18 % [ Exit RFO ( 70 / 39 ) ]
[ missed planned restart date ]


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[ There is/are currently 9 unit(s) with the RPV OPEN - ref the 2019 Spring Refueling Outage Schedule and Status ]

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