As part of our annual audit plan, we audited the tool controls at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN). Our audit objective was to determine if SQN is in compliance with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Nuclear Power Group Business Practice 226 (BP-226), Tool and Equipment Accountability. In summary, we determined SQN is not in compliance with BP-226. Specifically, we found (1) issues and returns of tools and equipment are not made in TVA’s Tool Management System, and periodic random inventories are not performed; (2) tool room access is not adequately controlled; and (3) a new tool tracking system TVA is planning to use cannot accommodate rigging requirements. TVA management agreed with our findings and recommendations.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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