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Saturday, December 8, 2012

TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - NRC 95001 & 95003 Inspection Reports/Citizen Input


On Wednesday December 5, 2012 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, held an update and safety/inspection report for the 3 nuclear reactors at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility. This report was related to three White findings, 95001 Inspection and one Red finding, 95003 Inspection. Huntsville Times/Al.com report: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/12/browns_ferry_preparing_for_fin.html 

NRC Browns Ferry Unit 1 information and Reports: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/bf1.html
NRC Browns Ferry Unit 2 information and reports: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/bf2.html
NRC Browns Ferry Unit 3 information and reports: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/bf3.html
All U.S. civilian nuclear power reactor reports and status may be found at this NRC link:  http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/index.html 
GE Mark 1 Nuclear Reactor Diagram
Chattanooga Times Free Press article by Pam Sohn: "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulators told TVA nuclear officials Wednesday that it is lifting the white safety findings from the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. TVA chief nuclear officer Preston Swafford and Browns Ferry's plant manager Keith Polson said they will in January ask NRC to schedule a third volley of inspections aimed at lifting the NRC's most serious safety flag -- a red finding that has been hanging over the plant for more than a year."

"The red flag stemmed from a faulty valve on a shutdown cooling system on Unit 1 that went unnoticed for 18 months. RC found that the failure was a one of TVA's safety and maintenance culture there. n Wednesday, plant manager Polson told NRC officials that TVA had created an improvement plan containing over 1,000 action items."To date 72 percent of those actions are complete," Polson said." http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/dec/06/browns-ferry-gets-green-light-on-some/

If the TVA requests the final inspection in January 2013 it is expected that the comprehensive final inspection to remove the "Red Flag Finding," the most serious safety finding reflecting degraded conditions, will begin in April 2013 according to NRC officials.

Previous articles about the TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility and the GE Mark 1 type of nuclear reactors on this blog: http://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/TVA%20Browns%20Ferry This listing contains previous NRC meetings on Browns Ferry and the related issues concerning defects in the GE Mark 1 type of nuclear reactors which exploded and melted down at Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Facility in Japan due toan extended Station Blackout as a result of a natural disaster.

VIDEO Part 1-NRC and TVA Presentations

VIDEO Part 2 Public Presentations The Browns Ferry Incident - If we forget our history, we are doomed to repeat it.

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