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Title: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE PROTECTED AREA (Event: 52632)
Post by: News Team on Mar 27, 2017, 03:00
Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE PROTECTED AREA (Event: 52632)

Region: 4 State: CA
      Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
      RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
      NRC Notified By: DONALD TOWNSEND
      HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
   
   
      Notification Date: 03/23/2017
      Notification Time: 13:55 [ET]
      Event Date: 03/23/2017
      Event Time: 06:00 [PDT]
      Last Update Date: 03/23/2017
   
 
 
   
      Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
      10 CFR Section:
      26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
   
   
      Person (Organization):
      JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
      FFD GROUP (EMAI)
   
 



 
    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

Source: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE PROTECTED AREA (Event: 52632) (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html#en52632)
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: ipregen on Mar 30, 2017, 01:40
this is a non-issue, nobody is in trouble
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: Marlin on Mar 30, 2017, 03:06
I had to look it up but Kombucha tea can be up to 1% alcohol, enough not to sell to minors. Would that make it potentially prohibited substance even if it is not likely to cause a blood content exceeding fitness for duty limits?
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: chuckdhuff on Mar 30, 2017, 10:45

I have never heard of the stuff either. Apparently it's some kind of "health drink"? Not sure how it can be a non-issue, but apparently it is. I guess then it's okay to take to site the Whiskey Sour drink mix that is 1% alcohol also? I think I'll pass on being that guinea pig.


https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part026/part026-0027.html (https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part026/part026-0027.html)


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(4) Prohibit the consumption of alcohol, at a minimum—
(i) Within an abstinence period of 5 hours preceding the individual's arrival at the licensee's or other entity's facility, except as permitted in § 26.27(c)(3); and
(ii) During the period of any tour of duty;
(5) Convey that abstinence from alcohol for the 5 hours preceding any scheduled tour of duty is considered to be a minimum that is necessary, but may not be sufficient, to ensure that the individual is fit for duty;
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: Chimera on Apr 03, 2017, 11:00
I had to look it up but Kombucha tea can be up to 1% alcohol, enough not to sell to minors. Would that make it potentially prohibited substance even if it is not likely to cause a blood content exceeding fitness for duty limits?


Near beer used to be on that list, too.  Sounds like this Kombucha Tea is gonna be a problem.
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: 61nomad on Apr 04, 2017, 01:42
The konnucha you buy in the grocery store is labeled like any other food/drink and lists all ingredients. Alcohol is not listed as an ingredient in the brands I have seen so it shouldn't be prohibited.  However, the licensee gets to make their own rules, and they can ban them if they want to.
Title: Re: Facility: DIABLO CANYON; FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE
Post by: techtoolong on Apr 04, 2017, 02:43
I just saw this stuff in Walmart.