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NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Indian Point Nuclear Plant Unit 2

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WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 53954) involving Indian Point Nuclear Plant Unit 2, New York:

REACTOR AUTOMATIC TRIP ON TURBINE TRIP

"On March 24, 2019, at 1445 EDT, Indian Point Unit 2 automatically tripped on a turbine trip due to a loss of excitation. All control rods fully inserted and plant equipment responded normally to the unit trip. This RPS [reactor protection system] actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B).

"The auxiliary feedwater system actuated following the automatic trip as expected. This specified system actuation is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). During the event offsite power remained available and stable. No primary or secondary reliefs lifted. Unit 2 is in Mode 3 at normal operating temperature and pressure. Decay heat removal is via the steam generators to the atmospheric steam dumps. No radiation was released.

"Indian Point Unit 3 was unaffected by this event and remains defueled in a scheduled refueling outage.

"A post trip investigation is in progress.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector"

The New York State Public Service Commission, Consolidated Edison System Operator, and New York State Independent System Operator were also notified.

Power Reactor

Event Number: 53954

Facility: INDIAN POINT

Region: 1

State: NY

Unit: [2] [] []

RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP

NRC Notified By: JOHN DIGNAM

HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT

Notification Date: 03/24/2019

Notification Time: 17:40 [ET]

Event Date: 03/24/2019

Event Time: 14:45 [EDT]

Last Update Date: 03/24/2019

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY

10 CFR Section: 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL

50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION

Person (Organization): CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO).

Click here to view the table: (https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2019/2...).

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