Category Archives: Fitness for Duty

Event Report: Columbia Generating Station supervisor found unfit for duty

The Columbia Generating Station in Washington state informed the NRC this morning that a non-licensed employee supervisor had tested positive for a controlled substance in a random Fitness for Duty Test. Columbia has terminated the supervisor’s plant access.   Advertisements

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Event Report: Another impaired supervisor at Florida nuke

A report in today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification page says that a non-licensed supervisor at the Crystal River nuclear power plant was found to be in violation of the facility’s Fitness for Duty policy. No indication of what substance … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Earthquake felt on-site at Arizona nuke, Fitness for Duty failures in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, alarm failure reported in Illinois and high winds felt at Iowa nuke

Some items from this week’s Events Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. On Saturday night, Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear power declared an Unusual Event after an earthquake was felt on-site. The shaking was the result of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Drunk supervisor at North Carolina nuke

According to a report today on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report, a supervisor at the McGuire nuclear power plant in North Carolina tested positive for alcohol in a random Fitness for Duty screening. The supervisor’s access to both … Continue reading

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Event Report: Contract employee working on Georgia nuclear plant expansion fails Fitness for Duty screening

According to a notice posted on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report web page, a contract employee working on the two new reactors being built at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia tested positive for a controlled substance in … Continue reading

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Event Report: You don’t have to be drunk to work here, but apparently it helps

Thursday’s Event Notification Report page on the NRC’s website included a notice from Alabama’s Browns Ferry nuclear power plant. Browns Ferry reported that a non-licensed supervisor at the plant failed a random Fitness for Duty screening. The supervisor’s access to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: An Arizona nuke reports an explosion five months after the fact and a Michigan licensed nuke worker fails a Fitness for Duty test

Two items from this morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report: 1. Last November, the Palo Verde nuclear power plant reported a control room alarm that indicated low fluid pressure in a hyrdaulic accumulator serving a main steam isolation valve … Continue reading

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