External Operations Experience Update: Arkansas Nuclear One Findings; and Executive Order 13650

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External Operations Experience Update: Arkansas Nuclear One Findings; and Executive Order 13650. Department of Energy Operating Experience Work Group July 8, 2014 Larry Stirling, Office of Analysis (AU-23). NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident.
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External Operations Experience Update: Arkansas Nuclear One Findings; and Executive Order 13650 Department of Energy Operating Experience Work Group July 8, 2014 Larry Stirling, Office of Analysis (AU-23) NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident
  • On March 31, 2013 a temporary lifting assembly collapsed while moving a 525 ton component (stator)of a turbine, in Unit 1
  • Stator fell through hole in floor onto a heavy transport vehicle
  • One killed, eight injured
  • NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident
  • Stator ruptured a water pipe in transport vehicle bay, causing flooding
  • Certain electrical systems shared by Units 1 and 2 were damaged
  • Emergency generators used for six days to supply power to cooling systems for Unit 1
  • NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident
  • NRC concluded Entergy:
  • Approved a design for the temporary hoisting assembly that was not supported by detailed drawings, specifications, evaluations and/or certifications
  • Failed to review associated calculations to ensue that the assembly was designed to support the projected load
  • NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident
  • Failed to carry out a load test on the lifting assembly in all configurations for which it would be used
  • Did not ensure adequate supervisory and management oversight of the contractors and other supplemental personnel involved with the stator lift
  • September, 2013 OSHA cited 26 safety violations and fines totaling $150,000
  • NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident
  • Link to inspection report, March 24, 2014: http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1315/ML13158A242.pdf
  • Link to NRC News http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1417/ML14175B146.pdf
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • Issued August 1, 2013
  • Purpose: to enhance the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce risks associaed with hazardous chemicals to owners and operators, workers and communities.
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • Directs EPA, DOL, DHS, DOJ, DOT, Dept. Agriculture and DOT to identify ways to improve operational coordination with State, local, tribal, and territorial partners;
  • To enhance safety and security in chemical facilities;
  • And to work with stakeholders to identify best practices to reduce safety and security risks in production and storage of potentially harmful chemicals
  • Modernize polities, regulations and standards
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • Establishes a Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group to oversee effort.
  • Establishes a Federal Action Plan
  • Strengthen Community Planning and Preparedness
  • Enhance Federal Operational Coordination
  • Improve Data Management
  • Modernize Policies and Regulations
  • Incorporate Stakeholder Feedback and Develop Best Practices
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • Link to report http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/01/executive-order-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security
  • Link to OSHA Status Report https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/final_chemical_eo_status_report.pdf
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • General Links:
  • Online repository for best practices: https://www.llis.dhs.gov/topics/chemical-facility-safety-and-security
  • Chemicals of Interest: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/chemsec_appendixa-chemicalofinterestlist.pdf
  • OSHA EO Webpage: https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder
  • Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014
  • Appendix B: Glossary of Terms has some informative links. A few are provided as examples.
  • Link to Facility Response Plan: http://www.epa.gov/OEM/content/frps/index.htm
  • Link to Process Safety Management Standard: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/processsafetymanagement/
  • Appendix C: Resources, links to a variety of websites; a few are provided as examples;
  • Link to Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): https://www.dhs.gov/chemical-facility-anti-terrorism-standards
  • Link to Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO): http://www2.epa.gov/cameo
  • Contact Information: are provided as examples; Larry Stirling Office of Analysis (AU-23) 202-586-2417 [email protected]
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