Supervisor at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant confirmed positive for alcohol during random fitness for duty test

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Sequoyah Nuclear Plant is located in east Tennessee 18 miles north of Chattanooga, on the banks of Chickamauga Reservoir. Sequoyah is TVA’s second nuclear power plant. Construction began in 1969, and Unit 1 began full commercial operation in 1981. Unit 2 began operation the following year.

Power Reactor Event Number: 48383
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MARLIN JOSEPH QUARBERG
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/05/2012
Notification Time: 11:19 [ET]
Event Date: 10/04/2012
Event Time: 19:21 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/05/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 – FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O’DONOHUE (R2DO)
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
CONFIRMED POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

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

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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