United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for June 7, 2011

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
06/06/2011 - 06/07/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46908 46910 46911 46928 46929 46930

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Agreement State Event Number: 46908
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: JANX INTEGRITY GROUP
Region: 1
City: LINDEN State: NJ
County:
License #: NJ PI 507152
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CATHERINE BIEL
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:05 [ET]
Event Date: 05/31/2011
Event Time: 11:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD CONTE (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- DAMAGED RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE RETRIEVAL GUIDE TUBE

The following information was received by fax:

"Radiographers set up a shot on a 2 inch diameter pipe which was laying in jackstands. They were working with a SPEC 150 exposure device containing a 42 Ci Iridium-192 sealed source. The jobsite was a large laydown yard in an industrial setting. The pipe fell from the stands and hit the guide tube. The guide tube was hit about 2 inches from the exposure end, and attempts at retracting the source were unsuccessful. The radiographers re-established boundaries and contacted the local [Assistant] RSO (ARSO) from the new boundary at approximately 1200 [EDT]. The ARSO is authorized to perform source retrieval for JANX. [The licensee] maintained surveillance while awaiting his arrival. The ARSO arrived onsite at 1240 [EDT], assessed the situation and interviewed the crew. He noted that the source tube appeared to have 2 crimps. The ARSO was in contact with the Corporate RSO in Michigan during the operation.

"The ARSO used lead blankets to shield the source and surveyed. Survey revealed need for more shielding that was delivered to the site by [1345 EDT] and acceptable dose rate was achieved. He proceeded to remove the crimped section from the guide tube, observed that the drive cable was unaffected, connected the tube together with tape, and was able to retract the source into the exposure device. The event concluded by [1520 EDT]. The licensee will be making a full report with corrective actions within 30 days of the occurrence."

New Jersey Event: NJ 11003

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Agreement State Event Number: 46910
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: FRANK JIRAN CONTRACTOR, INC
Region: 3
City: LODI State: WI
County: COLUMBIA
License #: 021-1255-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK PAULSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/01/2011
Notification Time: 17:03 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2011
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (R3DO)
BILL VON TILL (FSME)
ILTAB via email ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PORTABLE NUCLEAR GAUGE STOLEN AND THEN RECOVERED

The following information was received by fax:

"On May 31, 2011 the Department [Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section] received notification via email from the licensee's RSO that the licensee had reported a portable nuclear gauge stolen from their storage location in Lodi, WI (Columbia County). The Department called the licensee for additional information on June 1, 2011. The gauge was a Seaman model R-50 roofing gauge containing a maximum of 40 mCi of Americium-241:Be. In the call the licensee stated that on May 1, 2011 they had discovered their storage location had been broken into, their security barriers to the gauge had been defeated, and their portable nuclear gauge had been removed from the premises. Law enforcement had been notified on May 1, 2011 and investigated the theft. The gauge was recovered on May 28, 2011 in Madison, WI and had already been returned to the licensee at the time this conversation took place. The Department performed a reactive inspection on June 1, 2011, and confirmed that the gauge was recovered in good condition and placed in secure storage. The Department is waiting for additional information regarding this theft from both the Madison Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office."

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Agreement State Event Number: 46911
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: UNDERWOOD ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: BELLMAWR State: NJ
County:
License #: 456892
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CATHERINE BIEL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/02/2011
Notification Time: 07:49 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2011
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD CONTE (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED AT A LANDFILL

The following information was received via fax:

"The licensee's portable density gauge operator was performing compaction studies with a Troxler Model 3430 on the slopes of a landfill. The source was in the locked position and the operator was present and standing about 30 feet away. A bulldozer came up over the slope and impacted the gauge. The gauge was intact except for damage to the shutter. The operator immediately contacted the RSO who responded to the site with a survey meter within minutes. Readings were within guidelines. The gauge was returned to its case, and loaded for transport. The RSO surveyed the area to check for contamination. No elevated readings were found. The gauge is in its locked storage area pending instructions from Troxler."

NJ Report ID No. NJ11004

* * * UPDATE FROM CATHERINE BIEL TO VINCE KLCO ON 6/3/2011 AT 1530 EDT * * *

The gauge electronics and outside cover were crushed and the shutter was damaged. However the source housing and the source rod were not damaged and were intact.

Notified the R1DO (Conte) and FSME (Von Till).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46928
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: ROBERT WEBBER
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/06/2011
Notification Time: 07:04 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2011
Event Time: 03:29 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JOSELITO CALLE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

ERROR DURING REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM SURVEILLANCE LEADS TO REACTOR TRIP

"On June 6, 2011, during the performance of Reactor Protection System Logic Matrix Testing, a Reactor Trip occurred. All CEA's [Control Element Assemblies] fully inserted into the core. Decay Heat removal was initially from Auxiliary Feedwater and Steam Bypass to the Main Condenser. All equipment operated as expected. Currently maintaining pressurizer pressure at 2250 psia, temperature maintaining at 532 degrees F. Auxiliary Feedwater actuated as designed. As of 0435, decay heat removal is via Main Feedwater and Steam Bypass control to Main Condenser.

"During the transfer of Auxiliary Feedwater to Main Feedwater a second AFAS actuation occurred.

"Unit 1 was unaffected and remains in Mode 1 at 100% power.

"This event is reportable pursuant to 10CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for the Reactor Trip, as well as 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for specified system actuation (Auxiliary Feedwater)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46929
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: ROBERT CROSS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/06/2011
Notification Time: 09:12 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2011
Event Time: 08:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2011
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
JOHN THORP (NRR)
ELMO COLLINS (R4)
BRUCE BOGER (NRR)
JANE MARSHALL (IR)
DANE GATES (DHS)
PETE VITALE (FEMA)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO RIVER LEVEL

"At 0800 CDT a Notification of Unusual Event (HU 1, EAL 5) for operating mode less than 210 degrees F is being declared for a river level expected to exceed a 1004' MSL (Mean Sea Level), but less than or equal to 1009' MSL elevation. Currently Abnormal Operating Procedure AOP-1 is being implemented for high river level, as well as, PE-RR-AE-1001 for Flood Barrier and Sandbag Staging and Installation. This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i) for declaration of an emergency class specified in the licensee's approved emergency plan. Applicable governmental agencies have been notified per plant procedures. No press release is expected at this time."

* * * UPDATE FROM ERICK MATZKE TO PETE SNYDER AT 1121 EDT ON 6/6/2011 * * *

"During the emergency notification the automated paging function did not cause the pagers to actuate. The issue is being investigated." A notification for 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) be added to the header.

Notified R4DO (Whitten).

* * * UPDATE FROM ERICK MATZKE TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1305 EDT ON 6/6/2011 * * *

"OPPD will be making a press release for this event at about 1220 CDT."

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Whitten) and HQPAO (Brenner).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46930
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: BRAD GAUGER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 06/06/2011
Notification Time: 16:26 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2011
Event Time: 09:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3DO)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR

A contractor supervisor had a confirmed positive for an illegal substance during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access has been suspended. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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