Power Reactor

Event Number: 42331

Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: CLYDE BAUER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE

Notification Date: 02/12/2006
Notification Time: 04:05 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2006
Event Time: 04:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2006

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE

Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1)
TONY MCMURTRAY (NSIR)

 

Unit

SCRAM Code

RX CRIT

Initial PWR

Initial RX Mode

Current PWR

Current RX Mode

1

N

Y

100

Power Operation

100

Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF ABILITY TO COLLECT METEOROLOGICAL DATA

"This 8-hour notification is being made to report that both Salem and Hope Creek sites have lost all meteorological data for wind speed and direction for greater than 8 hours. The data was recognized as not being available at 2000 hours on 02/11/06.

"All three units are operating at 100% power. No actuations have taken place related to this event. The cause of this inability to predict meteorological conditions is being investigated. Procedural guidance is available to obtain the necessary data from the National Weather Service should this data be necessary."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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Power Reactor

Event Number: 42332

Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: CHRISTOPHER SERATA
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT

Notification Date: 02/12/2006
Notification Time: 11:34 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2006
Event Time: 08:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2006

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE

Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1)
TONY MCMULTRAY (NSIR)

 

Unit

SCRAM Code

RX CRIT

Initial PWR

Initial RX Mode

Current PWR

Current RX Mode

1

N

Y

100

Power Operation

100

Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS - LOSS OF SIRENS

"At 07:00 am, it was determined that 21 of 34 Offsite Sirens in New Jersey and 11 of 37 Offsite Sirens in Delaware, scattered through the 10-mile EPZ surrounding the Salem-Hope Creek site were not functional due to the winter storm conditions and loss of residential power. Actions to recover sirens in New Jersey and Delaware are awaiting restoration of residential power by local utilities. Local utilities are presently working to restore power. As of 10:29, 9 Offsite Sirens in Delaware have been returned to functional status, however there is no estimate when remaining Delaware and New Jersey Offsite Sirens will be functional. An alternate method to provide 'route alerting' is available as directed by county Emergency Services Directors.

"This report is being made for both Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations. Hope Creek Generating Station is at 100% power. The 'D' Service Water (SSW) Pump is inoperable; all other safety related Structure Systems Components (SSCs) are operable. Both Salem Generating Station units are operating at 100% power with all safety-related SSCs operable."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.