NRC’s Pilgrim Reports (Sept-Oct 2015)

October 1, 2015: Problem Identification and Resolution Inspection Report and Notices of Violation (Report No. 05000293/2015010) (PDF)
September 1, 2015: Final Significance Determination for a White Finding and Notice of Violation – Inspection (Report No. 05000293/2015011) (PDF)

Excerpt — “This letter provides you the final significance determination for the preliminary finding discussed in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) letter dated May 27, 2015, which included NRC Inspection Report Number 05000293/2015007 (ML15147A412).1 The finding involved the failure by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy) to identify, evaluate, and correct a significant condition adverse to quality associated with the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim) ‘A’ safety/relief valve (SRV). Specifically, Entergy did not identify, evaluate, and correct the ‘A’ SRV’s failure to open upon manual actuation during a plant cool-down on February 9, 2013, following a loss of offsite power (LOOP) event. The failure to take actions to preclude repetition resulted in the ‘C’ SRV failing to open due to a similar cause following a January 27, 2015, LOOP event. The NRC also determined that the ‘A’ SRV had been inoperable for a period greater than the Technical Specifications allowed outage time of 14 days.”

September 1, 2015: Mid-Cycle Assessment Letter for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Report No. 05000293/2015005) (PDF)

Excerpt — “On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed its mid-cycle performance review of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). The NRC reviewed the most recent quarterly performance indicators (PIs) in addition to inspection results and enforcement actions from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. This letter informs you of the NRC’s assessment of your facility during this period and its plans for future inspections at your facility.”

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