Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Entergy Operations, Inc. (River Bend Station)
Current Parent Company: 
Entergy
Penalty: 
$140,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
January 5, 2012
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
nuclear safety violation
Violation Description: 

On January 5, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation and Proposed Civil Penalty in the amount of $140,000 to Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy) for a Severity Level III violation as a result of an investigation at the River Bend Station. An investigation conducted by the NRC Office of Investigations determined that on multiple occasions multiple reactor operators willfully failed to follow an Entergy procedure that prohibited internet access in the At-the-Controls area of the control room, except as specifically authorized by the Operations Manager. These reactor operators put Entergy in violation of the River Bend Station Technical Specifications.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Louisiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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