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Nuclear Event – Reactor Shutdown: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant – Unit 2, New York

2016/06/24

Technological Hazard – Nuclear Reactor Shutdown

North America – USA | State of New York,  Buchanan, Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2
Location: 41°16’11.0″N 73°57’08.0″W  
Present Operational Age: ~40 years
Event: PLANT S/D REQD BY TS – LEAKING SERVICE WATER WELD

Nuclear Event in USA  on Friday 24 June, 2016 at 04:00 [EDT]

TS REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO LEAKING SERVICE WATER WELD ON CCW HX

“At 0400 (EDT) on June 24, 2016, Indian Point Unit 2 initiated actions to commence reactor shutdown to comply with Technical Specification (TS) LCO 3.7.7, Condition B. TS LCO 3.7.7, Condition A had been entered at 0230 on June 21, 2016 in order to repair a leaking weld on the 20 inch service water pipe to nozzle weld on the 21 Component Cooling Water Heat Exchanger (CCW HX). Condition A allows 72 hours to restore the inoperable CCW train to service or Condition B is entered which requires the plant to be in Mode 3 in 6 hours and Mode 4 in 12 hours.

“The initiation of a nuclear plant shutdown required by TS requires a 4-hour report in accordance with 50.72(b)(2)(i) which is being made by this notification.”

The licensee notified the New York Independent System Operator and the New York Public Service Commission.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Source: NRC  Event Number: 52039


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