Hole in Beaver Valley Containment


Power Reactor


 

Event Number: 49413


Facility: BEAVER VALLEY

Region: 1 State: PA

Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]

RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP

NRC Notified By: PATRICK HARTIG

HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER


Notification Date: 10/05/2013

Notification Time: 01:19 [ET]

Event Date: 10/04/2013

Event Time: 23:24 [EDT]

Last Update Date: 10/05/2013


Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY

10 CFR Section: 

50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION


Person (Organization): 

 

JUDY JOUSTRA (R1DO)



 

Unit


 

SCRAM Code


 

RX CRIT


 

Initial PWR


 

Initial RX Mode


 

Current PWR


 

Current RX Mode


 

1


 

N


 

N


 

0


 

Refueling


 

0


 

Refueling

 

Event Text

 


 

UNEXPECTED CONTAINMENT LINER PENETRATION FOUND

"On October 4, 2013, during the Beaver Valley Unit 1 refueling outage, a planned visual examination of the interior containment liner and coatings was being performed. The containment design consists of an interior steel liner that is surrounded by reinforced concrete. An area approximately 0.4 inches by 0.28 inches was discovered that penetrated through the containment steel liner plate. 

 

"With the plant currently shut down and in Mode 6 the containment as specified in Technical Specification 3.6.1 is not required to be operable. The cause of this discrepancy is currently being evaluated.

"This is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A). 

 

"The Site Resident Inspector has been notified."