Just so you get it:
See, crap quality assurance and crap maintenance. This came out on the same date of the new scram.
Junk! Another plant scram! They fixed the stuff relevant to NRC rules...but neglected components support reliable plant operation
Three years and 200 million dollars...16 days of operation...and they already had two shutdowns.
No findings were identified during this examination.
Can you imagine they would tolerate this post Fukushima?
"The licensee already has areas for improvement that include improved critical task development and scenario performance weaknesses on critical tasks, with Condition Report CR-CNS-2014-04683 written to address these issues."
Can you imagine how horrified the operators would be with their plant in this condition? I always thought the procedures and the component used should be at a much higher quality than if a plant was running in a normal state. A plant at normal operation is fault tolerant and has multiple back up systems…while a plant like this is mostly naked and has most of the safety systems stripped away from them. One operator error can screw the whole region. The industry thinks these procedure and component can be of a lesser quality because the chance of being here is slim to none...I think the quality needs to be at a much higher quality because the consequences of a error is so much higher.
You know, they could have caught Cooper on this five years ago? Why did they catch them on this at this inspection?
I am giving you an example where in the USA training might not be up to the quality advertised to prevent a serious accident or mitigate a bad accident.
Or because credibility issues, we do not the know the true condition of all the plants.
COOPER NUCLEAR STATION – NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT05000298/2014003
You gotta know it is ten times more worse than the NRC reports it and employees admit it. Think about it, seven out of nine employees failed initial licensing testing.
Did they shorten initial licensing training…almost an instant license...in order to mitigate the crisis with not enough qualitied licenses at Cooper? Is this why the NRC made an example out of Cooper because initial licensing “lite” training?
How could they get this far behind the license eight ball?
“Interviewees indicated that a lack of Senior Reactor Operators (SROs) has placed the station in a staffing crunch that could ultimately affect shift staffing options. Operators are concerned that if the number of operating crews is reduced, quality of life effects could add stress to the operators. Management is aware of these concerns. There are currently two initial license classes in progress to address this issue.
The inspection team concludes that staffing at Cooper Nuclear Station is adequate. Station management is taking steps to address potential future short comings, i.e. training more senior reactor operators, and planning a four crew rotation contingency. However, the inspection team recommends that increased monitoring of operation.”
Isn’t it interesting, two completely different corporate nuclear managers, (Entergy, Exelon) Cooper and Fort Calhoun having profound troubles with training…