United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for March 29, 2010

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
03/26/2010 - 03/29/2010

** EVENT NUMBERS **


45725 45757 45781 45787 45792 45793 45795 45796 45797 45798 45799

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
General Information or Other Event Number: 45725
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO
Region: 4
City: SAN ANTONIO State: TX
County:
License #: 05217
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 02/25/2010
Notification Time: 14:13 [ET]
Event Date: 01/26/2010
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RYAN LANTZ (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL SHALLOW DOSE EQUIVALENT OVEREXPOSURE

"On 1/26/10, the Agency [State of Texas] received a report from the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer stating they had received a report from their dosimetry processor indicating one of their workers had received 230 rem to the badge worn on his left hand. The right hand badge read 1.420 rem for the same period. The RSO stated that the individual involved handled predominantly Fluorine (F)-18. His deep dose equivalent (DDE) for the same period was 439 millirem. The RSO stated that the typical exposure to the hands is between 500 and 1,200 millirem and that the DDE was about 250 millirem per exposure period. The RSO believed the exposure was to his badge only. The RSO stated that on December 23, 2009, the individual was involved in a spill of F-18 and his badge may have become contaminated causing the exposure. The RSO stated that he was waiting on a statement from the individual involved.

"On February 25, 2010, the Agency received a written report of the event from the licensee. A review of the report indicated that the information provided did not appear to substantiate the conclusion made by the licensee that this was a badge only event. The Agency's position is that the actual shallow dose equivalent (SDE) is currently unknown, and may have exceeded the limit. The Agency has begun their investigation. Additional information will be provided as obtained."

Texas Incident Number I-8707

* * * RETRACTION FROM ART TUCKER (VIA EMAIL) TO HOWIE CROUCH @ 0944 EDT ON 3/26/10 * * *

"It was determined that the individual was involved in a spill of F-18 and his badge became contaminated causing the exposure. It is believed that the worker contaminated his badge when he removed his gloves after cleaning up the spill. Surveys of the room after the spill indicated that the door handle used to exit the room by the individual was contaminated. The individual performed a contamination survey of his hands after leaving the room and they were not contaminated. Calculations indicate that, based on the specific activity of the F-18 involved, a small fraction of a milliliter would be required to cause this dose to the badge. The Agency agrees that this was a badge only exposure.

"This Agency is requesting that this event be retracted."

Notified R4DO (Deese) and FSME EO (McIntosh).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45757
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0255-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM MITCHELL
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 12:43 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2010
Event Time: 05:45 [PST]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
JIM WHITNEY (ILTA)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler moisture density gauge was stolen from an open bed truck at the employee's residence. The gauge was chained in the back of the truck. The theft was discovered at 0545 PST on 3/11/2010. "RSO was notified at 0550 PST, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) at 0555 PST and the Nevada State Health Division at 0556 PST. The State is following the incident and working with LVMPD. Follow-up information will be provided to the NRC on the situation and entered into NMED. LVMPD Event No.: 100311-0802."

Troxler model 3440
Serial Number: 17916
Sources: Am-241:Be 40 mCi Be (Model No.47- Serial No.13357) and Cs-137 8 mCi 137 (Model No. 50,Serial No. 7401)

Nevada Incident Number: NV100003

* * * UPDATE FROM SNEHA RAVIKUMAR TO PETE SNYDER ON 3/26/10 AT 1303 EDT * * *

At 0900 PDT on 3/25/10, the RSO reported that the gauge had been found by local police. When the RSO examined the gauge on 3/26/10, he found that the gauge was undamaged, intact and in good condition with only the outer lock of the case broken.

Notified FSME EO (McIntosh), R4DO (Deese) and ILTAB (Hahn).


THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45781
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PROTECHNICS
Region: 4
City: ALICE State: TX
County: JIM WELLS
License #: 03835
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 03/20/2010
Notification Time: 01:35 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2010
Event Time: 23:20 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
JIM LUEHMAN (FSME)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)
MEXICO VIA FAX ()

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - THEFT OF LICENSED MATERIALS

The following information was received by e-mail:

"On March 19, 2010 at 2350 hours, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services-Radiation Branch] was notified by the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) that 120 milliCuries of Iridium (Ir)-192 was stolen from one of their trucks parked at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Alice, Texas at about 2320 hours. The Ir-192 was contained in six, 20 milliliter vials each containing 20 millicuries (15 grams) of Ir-192 in the form of zero wash [isotope tracer]. Each vial was placed into a labeled lead pig and each pig was then shrink wrapped. The six pigs were then placed into a zip lock bag. The zip lock bag was placed into a tool box in the back of the pick up truck. The licensee stated that the employee had stopped at the Wal-Mart on their way to a job site in south Texas. The RSO stated that the tool box was not locked and other items were stolen from the tool box. The tool box did not have any labeling on it. The RSO stated that the employee did not perform a radiation survey of the pigs, but he estimated the dose rate to be about 100 millirem per hour on the outside of the tool box. Local law enforcement was notified of the theft. Additional information will be provided as it is received."

Texas Incident Number: I-8730

* * * UPDATE FROM ART TUCKER (VIA EMAIL) TO HOWIE CROUCH @ 1017 EDT ON 3/26/10 * * *

"At 1730 on March 24, 2010, Alice police department notified the Agency that they had information regarding the location of the radioactive material. The material was subsequently found at a private residence. The material was inspected, surveyed, and returned to the licensee. The shrink wrap around each of the lead pigs was still intact, indicating the glass vials containing the radioactive materials had not been accessed. The Agency is performing dose estimates for the individuals who lived in the home."

Notified R4DO (Deese), FSME EO (McIntosh), and FSME (Mauer). Notified ILTAB via email and Mexico via fax.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45787
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PET IMAGING OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Region: 4
City: FORT COLLINS State: CO
County:
License #: 1105-0
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ED STROUD
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 03/24/2010
Notification Time: 12:30 [ET]
Event Date: 12/14/2009
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/24/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FETAL EXPOSURE IN EXCESS OF 500 MILLIREM DURING A PET/CT SCAN

The following information was obtained from the State of Colorado via facsimile:

"The Department received notification on March 23, 2010, of a fetal exposure in excess of 500 milliRem from a PET/CT Scan. The licensee, PET Imaging of Northern Colorado, License No. 1105-0, is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The licensee reported that on December 14, 2009, a female patient received 17.4 mCi of F-18 and underwent a PET/CT scan. The patient had indicated that she was not pregnant on her medical history questionnaire and told the technologist she was not pregnant prior to the scan. Later, the patient's physician notified the licensee that the patient was indeed pregnant at the time of the scan.

"A consulting medical physicist calculated the total dose to the fetus from the PET/CT scan as 2.6 Rem (26 mGy). However, the medical physicist did not report the individual dose from the F-18 component alone, and this information has been requested from the licensee.

"The licensee's authorized user physician reported that the risk of abnormality for the fetus is considered to be negligible per the guidance from the American College of Radiology Practice Guidelines.

"No other details are available at this time."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45792
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: GARY MEEKINS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/26/2010
Notification Time: 01:02 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2010
Event Time: 22:39 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN CARUSO (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 91 Power Operation 91 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO PIPING LEAK THAT CANNOT BE CLEANED UP WITHIN 24 HOURS

The licensee made a 15 minute notification to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection due to a piping leak that cannot be cleaned up within 24 hours. The leak is on piping from the steam generator blowdown system to the non-radioactive waste bin and is leaking onto the asphalt beneath the piping. The leakage rate was approximately 1/2 gal/minute upon discovery but has since been stopped. The is no known primary to secondary leakage through the steam generator. No contact with the groundwater is suspected. The licensee has taken actions to divert leakage to the waste holdup system.

The licensee will be notifying authorities in the Lower Alloways Creek Township and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45793
Facility: PILGRIM
Region: 1 State: MA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL HITTWER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 03/26/2010
Notification Time: 03:05 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2010
Event Time: 22:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN CARUSO (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

STANDBY GAS TREATMENT DECLARED INOPERABLE AFTER DISCOVERY OF OPEN DEMISTER DOOR

"System Affected: Standby Gas Treatment (SBGT)

"Condition: Demister Door Discovered open rendering both trains of SBGT INOP

"At 2255 [EDT] on 3/25/2010, a Demister Door on 'B' Train of Standby Gas Treatment (SBGT) was found open. The door was closed upon discovery. The door was opened during performance of a scheduled surveillance during the dayshift and it appears that the door was not closed at the completion of work. With this door being open the 'B' Train of SBGT was INOP. Due to the physical configuration of the SBGT System it cannot be immediately verified that the 'A' Train of SBGT would have been able to perform its Safety Related Function since there is a probability that it could have drawn suction through the demister door of the 'B' Train and a normally open crosstie between the Trains. A 10 CFR 50.72 notification is conservatively being made based on the information currently available.

"This condition has no impact on the health and safety of the public.

"Both trains of SBGT are currently operable."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 45795
Rep Org: DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Licensee: DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Region: 3
City: MIDLAND State: MI
County:
License #: 21-00265-06
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM WELDY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/26/2010
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 02/26/2010
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)
ILTAB (EMAI)
CANADA (FAX)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

MISSING MATERIAL IDENTIFIED DURING ANNUAL INVENTORY

A 5.862 mCi sample of C-14 in a dipropylene glycol propyl ether mix was identified as missing on 2/26/10 during the annual physical inventory of radioactive materials. The sample had been present in its approved storage location during the 2009 physical inventory.

The material was lost sometime between March 2009 and February 2010.

The licensee has taken the following actions to locate the material:

- Spoke with all authorized users to identify location or usage within the last year;
- Detailed search of all storage areas and radioisotope-approved labs; and
- Checked waste disposal records.


THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45796
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DREW STUBBLEFIELD
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/26/2010
Notification Time: 23:31 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2010
Event Time: 22:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/27/2010
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)
BRIAN MCDERMOTT (IRD)
THOMAS BLOUNT (NRR)
MARY ANN (DHS)
DWIGHT FULLER (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUT TO FIRE GREATER THAN 15 MINUTES IN TURBINE BUILDING

"An Unusual Event was declared at 2259 EDT due to a fire in the Unit 1 Turbine Building lasting > 15 minutes. The fire was reported by field personnel working in the Unit 1 Turbine Building Condenser Bay at 2245. Smoke was observed coming from the overhead but no visible flames were evident. The source of the fire was from electric blankets used for post-weld heat treatment. The fire was extinguished when the blankets were de-energized. No off-site assistance was required. The Unusual Event was terminated at 2310."

There were no injuries and no damage to plant equipment. The fuel for the fire was tape that was used to bind the blankets together.

The licensee has notified State and local authorities and will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45797
Facility: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR
Region: 4 State: AR
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: DAVID THOMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/27/2010
Notification Time: 20:32 [ET]
Event Date: 03/27/2010
Event Time: 15:31 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/27/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

POTENTIALLY DEGRADED PRESSURIZER LEVEL TAP IDENTIFIED

"Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 1 is currently shut down in Mode 6 for refueling outage 1R22.

"On March 27, 2010 at 1531 CDT a visual examination of Unit 1 pressurizer level tap 1-RC-1001 A/B indicated evidence of past leakage from the nozzle bore. The leakage is indicated by a small trail of what appears to be dry boron on the lower portion of the nozzle bore accompanied by rust stains on the stainless steel nozzle."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45798
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: DAVID DUESING
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/28/2010
Notification Time: 22:13 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2010
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 68 Power Operation

Event Text

PRESS RELEASE DUE TO LUBE OIL FIRE AFFECTING REACTOR FEED PUMP

"At 1818 , the control room was notified of a lube oil fire on Reactor Feed Pump Turbine B. The fire brigade was toned out, and the Perry Township Fire Department was notified for assistance. Reactor Feed Pump Turbine B was manually tripped to allow removing the turbine lube oil system from service. The Motor Feed Pump started as expected, and the Reactor Recirculation system lowered reactor power as designed. Currently the reactor is at 68% reactor power following rod line adjustments after the transient was complete.

"The fire was reported to be out by the fire brigade leader at 2122. Damage assessment is currently in progress. Two fire brigade members were transported by ambulance to Tri-Point Medical Center with signs of heat exhaustion. Both individuals were verified to be free of contamination prior to transport.

"A news release will be made due to local media interest for this event. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45799
Facility: ROBINSON
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: CURTIS CASTELL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/28/2010
Notification Time: 22:47 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2010
Event Time: 18:52 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2010
Emergency Class: ALERT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A) - ECCS INJECTION
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 99 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

ALERT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE AFFECTING SAFETY RELATED EQUIPMENT

"At approximately 1852 hours Eastern Daylight Time [EDT], on March 28, 2010, with the unit operating at approximately 99.5% power, the H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, reactor protection system actuated resulting in an automatic trip of the reactor. At about the time of the reactor trip, there was indication of a loss of the power to the Train 'B' emergency bus. The Train 'B' Emergency Diesel Generator started and provided power to the Train 'B' emergency bus. The Reactor Coolant System pressure response after the reactor trip resulted in the actuation of the Safety Injection System. The reduction in Reactor Coolant System pressure allowed the safety injection system to provide flow to the reactor coolant system, although, there was no indication of conditions that would require the safety injection system to provide flow to the reactor coolant system. Specifically, diagnosis of the event determined that a loss of coolant event, steam generator tube rupture, or secondary system break were not occurring. The safety systems that actuated for this event included the Reactor Protection System, the Safety Injection System, both Emergency Diesel Generators started and the 'B' Emergency Diesel Generator provided power to the 'B' Train Emergency Bus, the Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated, and the three main steam isolation valves closed. The Steam Generator Power Operated Relief Valves are being used for decay heat removal because of the closure of the main steam isolation valves. The Startup Transformer is energized and providing power to the 'A' Train Emergency Bus. Investigation of the cause of the reactor trip and associated emergency system actuations is in progress. At the time of the event, it was noted that there was evidence of a fire condition at 4KV bus number 5 located in the Turbine Building. It is currently believed that this is the cause of the transient condition that resulted in the reactor trip and other emergency system actuations. The reactor is currently being maintained in MODE 3, Hot Standby, conditions."

"This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(A) for ECCS discharge into the RCS and (B) for RPS actuation, and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for specified system actuation as described.

"Additionally, based on an inquiry from the local news media reporter, information regarding this event was discussed with the local media. This contact with the local news media is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."

All control rods fully inserted on the trip. Volume Control Tank [VCT] level was not dropping consistent with no reactor coolant system leakage. Pressurizer level and pressure drop was indicative of shrink associated with the Reactor Coolant Pump stoppage and cooldown in one loop. The licensee observed no indication of reactor coolant system leakage from the containment sump water level monitors.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 2340 EDT ON 03/28/10 FROM MIKE DONITHAN TO PETE SNYDER * * *

The original Non-Emergency classification was reclassified as an ALERT based on the following:

"A fire on 4kV Bus 5 affected 4kV Bus 4 which caused a loss of 'B' Reactor Coolant Pump which caused a Reactor trip and Turbine Trip.

"That fire was extinguished without a required event declaration, but a subsequent fire on 4kV Bus 4 required declaration of an ALERT at 2300 [EDT] based on the fire affecting the safety-related 'A' and 'B' DC Buses. The fire was out at 2301 [EDT].

"The primary systems are available and control of the Reactor Coolant System has been maintained. The Safety Injection termination Emergency Operating Procedure has been performed and the general procedure for post-trip stabilization is being performed."

The licensee informed state/local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO(Guthrie), IRD(Gott), EO(Blount), ET(Leeds), and R2RA(Reyes).

* * * UPDATE AT 0134 EDT ON 03/29/10 FROM BRYAN C. WALDSMITH TO CHARLES TEAL * * *

"Event Termination Notice for Event 45799. ALERT declaration is no longer required.

"Event Termination Notice: Current plant Conditions are stable and the conditions that required declaration of the ALERT are no longer present. The fire causing the ALERT classification was extinguished at 2301 [EDT]. There was no explosion or steam line break. The last safety-related DC bus ground was identified and cleared at 0001 [EDT]."

The licensee informed state/local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO(Guthrie), IRD(Gott), EO(Blount), DHS(Moore), FEMA(Casto), DOE(Moorone), USDA(Hovey), and HHS(Nunn).

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