Supervisor at Palo Verde Confirmed positive for illegal substances

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47604
Facility: PALO VERDE
Region: 4 State: AZ
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: KENT CHAVET
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 01/18/2012
Notification Time: 12:30 [ET]
Event Date: 01/17/2012
Event Time: 14:49 [MST]
Last Update Date: 01/18/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 – FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR

A non-licensed contract employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for an illegal substance taken during a pre-access fitness-for-duty test. The contract employee’s access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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