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NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Fitzpatrick Power Reactor

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 53828) involving James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York. The report was filed by Fitzpatrick power reactor:

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE EXCEEDED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ALLOWED VALUE

"On January 16, 2019, with James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant operating at 100 percent power, the Emergency and Plant Information Computer (EPIC) indicated that Secondary Containment differential pressure exceeded the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement of greater than or equal to 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge while isolating Reactor Building Ventilation. The Secondary Containment differential pressure was less than 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge for approximately ten (10) seconds, and then immediately returned to greater than or equal to 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge.

"This condition did not impact the leak tightness of Secondary Containment or the ability of the Standby Gas Treatment system to establish and maintain the required differential pressure. When Secondary Containment did not meet the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.1 for differential pressure, the Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) was not met. Therefore, Secondary Containment was inoperable. This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)."

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

Power Reactor

Facility: FITZPATRICK

Region: 1

State: NY

Unit: [1] [] []

RX Type: [1] GE-4

NRC Notified By: JOHN WALKOWIAK

HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY

10 CFR Section:

50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL

Event Number: 53828

Notification Date: 01/16/2019

Notification Time: 08:12 [ET]

Event Date: 01/16/2019

Event Time: 00:00 [EST]

Last Update Date: 01/16/2019

Person (Organization):

ERIN CARFANG (R1DO)

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David Sullivan's picture
David Sullivan on January 21, 2019

If you are going to cite an event at a nuclear power plant, please post a picture of the actual plant where the event took place.   The picture in this article is not the Fitzpatrick plant.

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