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Entergy Nuclear Staff May Not Have Standards to Know what “Good” Actually Is; Seem to Lack Engineering Acumen; Overwhelmed by Trying to Run the Nuclear Station; Security Forgot to Show Up to Safety Culture Focus Group – Leaked USNRC Inspection for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

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Excerpted from a leaked US NRC inspection report regarding New Orleans based Entergy owned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station near Boston, Massachusetts:
The Safety Culture Group is hearing that people are happy and working to improve the site (Exception- Security). The observation of actual performance however is somewhat disjointed. It appears that many staff across the site may not have the standards to know what “good” actually is. There is a lot of positive energy, but no one seems to know what to do with it, to improve performance, leading to procedural non compliances, poor maintenance, poor engineering practices, and equipment reliability problems… We attempted to conduct a safety culture focus group with Security and no one showed up, because the security supervisor “forgot” he needed to support it. The plant seems overwhelmed by just trying to run the station. An RP person wrote a CR last evening…

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December 11, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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