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Enusa reports a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council

The ENUSA fuel assembly factory in Juzbado has issued today a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council Emergency Room, due to an error in the criticality system monitoring requirement procedure.

In the framework of the definition of nuclear safety management indicators, an error has been detected in the criticality system monitoring requirement procedure, because this procedure does not include the alarms of two areas in the facility. After assessing this error, it is concluded that this involves a deficiency in the operating procedure that, in the event of failure, would not assure that the alarm system would work properly.

The status of the alarm elements of the affected areas has been checked, verifying that only one acoustic alarm of the UO2 waste area was not operational. It should be noted that in the last verification carried on January 2, there is proof of its operability.

Therefore, the deficiency detected in the Monitoring Requirement procedure has not posed any risk to the facility or to the workers, the public and the environment.

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