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Company: Duke Energy
Current Parent CompanyDuke Energy
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Penalty: $60,000
Year: 2004
Date: April 8, 2004
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: nuclear safety violation
Violation Description: On April 8, 2004, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $60,000 was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to adhere to the requirements of 10 CFR 50.59, in that the licensee made changes to the Oconee facility as described in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report and referenced analyses that involved unreviewed safety questions without obtaining prior NRC approval. In this case, the licensee revised an analysis for high energy line break accidents, which permitted the facility to initiate emergency feedwater up to 30 minutes and initiate high pressure injection up to eight hours after a high energy line break accident instead of 15 minutes and one hour as was discussed in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: South Carolina
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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