United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for April 19, 2011

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
04/18/2011 - 04/19/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46750 46765 46766

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Agreement State Event Number: 46750
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Region: 1
City: CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP State: PA
County: WASHINGTON
License #: PA-1176
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/13/2011
Notification Time: 12:00 [ET]
Event Date: 04/12/2011
Event Time: 10:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/13/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIRE IN PORTABLE DARKROOM

The following information was received from the state via email:

"On 4/12/2011, at 10:35AM the corporate RSO for TEAM Industrial Services informed the PA DEP Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) of a temporary job site fire which occurred earlier in the day. This event type is 'An unplanned fire... damaging any licensed material or any device, container, or equipment containing licensed material' which is reportable under 10CFR30.50(b)(4).

"A fire occurred in the portable darkroom which was housed within the bed of a pickup truck at the job site. A QSA Model 880 Delta radiographic exposure device containing approximately 75 curies of Iridium-192 (Ir-192) was stored in its metal over-pack inside the darkroom. The metal over-pack sustained significant fire damage, however, the radiographic exposure device was undamaged with the exception of a melted plastic handle. Surveys revealed radiation levels to be in the normal range and consistent for the source being in the locked position. It appears that the Ir-192 source was undamaged by the fire, however, the housing and source will be returned to the manufacturer for examination. Early indications are that an electrical problem started the fire.

"An immediate reactive inspection occurred on 4/12/11. BRP responded, examined the damaged truck and confirmed radiation surveys and measurements taken by the licensee. The camera was taken out of service and will be returned to QSA for inspection once a suitable shipping container is received. Further details [from the State] will be reported as received."

PA Event Report No. PA110007

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46765
Facility: FARLEY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: BILL ARENS
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 04/18/2011
Notification Time: 13:24 [ET]
Event Date: 04/18/2011
Event Time: 08:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/18/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
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

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"The facility Technical Support Center (TSC) has been rendered non-functional due to a pre-planned and scheduled maintenance period for the Technical Support Center ventilation system. The maintenance activities include replacement of the evaporator coil, fan, and expansion valve. The TSC ventilation maintenance will be worked with high priority and is expected to be complete prior to 1200 EDT on 4/19/11 .

"Pre-arranged compensatory measures for maintaining emergency assessment, off-site response, and off-site communication capabilities were put in place prior to the beginning of the TSC ventilation maintenance and will remain in place for the duration of the maintenance period. These measures include the relocation of the TSC staff in the event of a declared emergency IF the Emergency Director deems the TSC uninhabitable."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46766
Facility: BRAIDWOOD
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RANDALL RAHRIG
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 04/19/2011
Notification Time: 00:44 [ET]
Event Date: 04/18/2011
Event Time: 23:09 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/19/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

PLANT PROCESS COMPUTER REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED REPLACEMENT

"At 2309 [CDT] on April 18, 2011, the Unit 2 Plant Process Computer (PPC) was removed from service for planned replacement in the current Unit 2 refueling outage. The Unit 2 PPC feeds the Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) used in the Main Control Room (MCR) and the Technical Support Center (TSC). The Unit 2 PPC also feeds the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS). The Unit 1 and Unit 2 PPCs also feed the Plant Parameter Display System (PPDS) used in the MCR, TSC and Emergency Operations Facility (EOF). Meteorological data will remain available. The dose assessment program will remain functional as the Unit 1 Plant Process computer will be capable of providing the necessary data through PPDS to run the program. The dose assessment program is not affected by the Unit 2 PPC being out of service. As compensatory measures, the backup method to fax or communicate via a phone circuit applicable data to the NRC, TSC and EOF exists. There is no impact to the Emergency Notification System (ENS) or Health Physics Network (HPN) communications systems.

"The new Unit 2 PPC is scheduled to be functional on April 23, 2011. However, based on the mode Unit 2 will be in, this will limit the number of points that would provide usable data. The Unit 2 PPC will be tested as mode changes occur. The Unit 2 PPC is planned to be declared functional by Mode 2. A follow-up ENS call will be made once the Unit 2 PPC is declared functional.

"The loss of SPDS and ERDS is a 'major loss of assessment capability' and is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector and the State of Illinois (through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Resident Inspector) have been notified of this ENS call."

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