Power Reactor

Event Number: 43757

Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JAMES PRIEST
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ

Notification Date: 10/30/2007
Notification Time: 01:44 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2007
Event Time: 19:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/30/2007

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

Person (Organization) :
GLENN DENTEL (R1)

 

Unit

SCRAM Code

RX CRIT

Initial PWR

Initial RX Mode

Current PWR

Current RX Mode

1

N

N

0

Refueling

0

Refueling

Event Text

LOSS OF POWER TO TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER (TSC)

"On 10/29/07 at 1930 hours, it was determined that the Hope Creek TSC has been unavailable for greater than 8 hours as a result of a scheduled electrical bus outage. Although SPDS, the radiation monitoring system, and communications capabilities remain unaffected, and adequate contingency measures are in place to utilize the Salem Generating Station TSC if required, the loss of normal lighting, computers, CRIDS [Control Room Integrated Display System] and dose assessment capabilities have impaired the effective and efficient use of the Hope Creek TSC. A causal investigation to determine why the impact of the electrical bus outage was not pre-identified has been directed. The plant is currently stable in Operational Condition 5. This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b) (3)(xiii) ."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the Lower Alloways Creek Township government.