United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for September 26, 2011

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
09/23/2011 - 09/26/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46963 47269 47279 47280 47281 47282 47283 47284 47289 47290 47291

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Agreement State Event Number: 46963
Rep Org: NEW YORK CITY BUREAU OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
Region: 1
City: NEW YORK State: NY
County:
License #: 75-2968-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TOBIAS LICKERMAN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/15/2011
Notification Time: 18:22 [ET]
Event Date: 10/06/2009
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/23/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JUDY JOUSTRA (R1DO)
LARRY CAMPER (FSME)

Event Text

MEDICAL UNDERDOSE DURING BONE RADIATION THERAPY

The following report was received via e-mail:

"A patient was treated in the nuclear medicine department on October 6, 2009 with Quadramet (Sm-153 EDTMP) for bone pain administered by the user. The Nuclear Pharmacy prepared, assayed and dispensed 43.5 mCi of Quadramet. The dose was prepared with a needle attached to a syringe. After administration, the syringe and additional materials were returned to the Nuclear Pharmacy for re-assay to determine the activity remaining in the administering materials. Reassaying is a standard procedure. The assay revealed that 12.7 mCi of the Sm-153 remained in the syringe cap and the needle itself. The administered dose was determined to be 30.8 mCi, an underdose of approximately 30%.

"[The] attending physician in consultation with the Authorized User agreed not to bring the patient back to add to the dose already administered and to await the result of response. In their opinion, there will be no adverse affect on the patient.

"The Nuclear pharmacy will review whether a needle needs to be present on the dose syringe when dispensed. Nuclear pharmacy will also investigate availability and use of three-way lock to facilitate flushing of the syringe.

"An update will be provided when an investigation is done by an inspector from the New York City Office of Radiological Health."

* * * UPDATE FROM LICKERMAN TO KLCO ON 9/23/11 AT 1437 EDT* * *

"The department inspector investigated the above medical event and determined information to be consistent with the initial report to NRC shown above. In addition, the inspector determined that the licensee has instituted corrective actions which should prevent an occurrence of this type of event in the future. In particular:

-The nuclear pharmacy will dispense and calibrate syringe with a cap but without a needle attached;
-Three-way stopcocks will be distributed as standard instruments with all Sm-153 doses to facilitate flushing of the syringe;
-In annual training/retraining, it will be emphasized that Authorized Users must return syringe setups to the nuclear pharmacy for clarification if any setup is incorrect or appears to differ from that which is required per procedure.

No violations were issued following the field inspection."

Notified the R1DO (Newport) and FSME (O'Sullivan).

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 47269
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
                   LEU FABRICATION
                   LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: SCOTT P. MURRAY
HQ OPS Officer: DAN LIVERMORE
Notification Date: 09/15/2011
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 09/14/2011
Event Time: 15:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/23/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
70.74 APP. A - ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)
TIM MCCARTIN (NMSS)
MARY THOMAS (R2)

Event Text

24 HOUR REPORT DUE TO DOUBLE CONTINGENCY NOT MAINTAINED

"During a GNF-A Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) team walk-down of HVAC systems in the decontamination facility area, it was observed that a log entry for a waste-oil can mass was greater than the limit specified in procedural requirements.

"Upon further investigation it was determined at 3:30PM on September 14, 2011 that an operator had incorrectly processed a waste oil can with a gross weight in excess of the limit specified by criticality safety requirements. This resulted in a condition where one of the two controls on mass documented as being necessary to meet double contingency had not been maintained. The second criticality control on mass was maintained at all times.

"At no time was an unsafe condition present, however the decontamination oil processing area was shut down until necessary controls were available.

"This event is being conservatively reported pursuant to GNF-A internal procedure reporting requirements within 24 hours of discovery."

The licensee will inform the state and local agencies and the NRC Region II Office of this incident.


* * * UPDATE FROM SCOTT MURRAY TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1832 EDT ON 9/16/2011 * * *

"The incorrect processing of the waste oil can as reported on 9/15/11 resulted in a failure to meet the performance requirement of 10CFR70.61 and as a result, met the reporting requirements of 10CFR70 Appendix A(b)(2) [and 10CFR70.74].

Notified R2DO (Guthrie) and NMSS EO (McCartin).

* * * UPDATE AT 1100 EDT ON 09/23/11 FROM SCOTT MURRAY TO S. SANDIN * * *

"An extent of condition review has identified two additional cans that were improperly processed with a gross weight over the 9.58 kg gross weight limit specified in procedural requirements.

"March 2, 2011 9.66 kg
"July 13, 2009 9.65 kg

"At no time was an unsafe condition present. The decontamination oil processing area remains shutdown."

Notified R2DO (Lesser) and NMSS (Benner).

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Agreement State Event Number: 47279
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL
Region: 3
City: ROCKFORD State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01067-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 09/19/2011
Notification Time: 18:00 [ET]
Event Date: 09/13/2011
Event Time: 07:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
ADELAIDE GIANTELLI (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT INVOLVING THE MISADMINISTRATION OF I-125 SEEDS IN A PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

The following was received from the state via e-mail:

"On Thursday, September 15, the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the licensee called [the state] to make a preliminary advisement that a medical event involving a prostate cancer treatment had occurred at their facility. The treatment called for the placement of seventy one I-125 seeds in the prostate. As advised by the RSO, post implant imaging revealed only 3 seeds located in the target, indicating a dose under 20 percent of the prescribed amount in the written directive was likely. Post operatively, seven seeds were discovered to be in the bladder and were immediately removed. Additional post operative imaging indicated that a number of seeds were placed in bowel wall, bladder wall, and the lumen of the bowel.

"Subsequent to that initial notification, the licensee conducted additional imaging and reviews of the case in order to assess the dosimetry associated with the implant. The written directive called for 145 Gray to the target and allowed for up to 100% of the reference dose to the prostatic urethra and 150% of the dose to the rectum. Preliminary estimates are that the D90 to the prostate was 2.2 Gy. The dose to the prostatic urethra was 15.3 Gy and the dose to the rectum was 63.9 Gy. Due to the misplaced application of the seeds, doses to the large bowel (10 cc), small bowel (10 cc) and bladder are also believed likely to have occurred. Those doses are 49.19 Gy, 20.7 Gy and 23.8 Gy, respectively. All estimates provided were preliminary and subject to change.

"The patient and referring physician were advised of the event on the day following surgery. The patient was cautioned that due to seed placement, the sources may be passed in the patient's stool and/or urine. Imaging on September 15 suggested the patient in fact passed 8 seeds since the initial implant on September 13. (Additional passages would affect dose estimates.) The patient intends to attempt a second placement procedure at the licensee's facility in order to treat the cancer. Additional corrective measures and risks were also discussed with the patient.

"The licensee notes that two procedural items that have been consistent with other successful treatments at their facility were not in place during this event. Fluoroscopy was not used during needle placement and the benefit of the physical presence of a medical physicist was not used. The Agency [state] intends to conduct an on-site investigation to gather additional information related to the cause of this event and review the licensee's proposed corrective action as well as review additional cases conducted at the facility. The licensee was advised of the 15 day written reporting requirement. Pending submission of that report and the Agency's investigation, this item remains open."

Illinois Item Number: IL11126

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Agreement State Event Number: 47280
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: SOUTH EAST MEDICAL IMAGING SERVICES, INC.
Region: 1
City: DELRAY BEACH State: FL
County:
License #: 3629-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/20/2011
Notification Time: 08:12 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING CO-57 FLOOD SOURCE

The following information was received from the State of Florida via email:

"During a routine inspection, a Co-57 flood source was determined to be missing. Source was accounted for on 18 Aug 11. [A state] inspector surveyed the area and could not locate the source. Licensee believes the source may be at a doctor's office; they will continue to look for it and will notify us [Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] if found. Any further action is referred to [Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] Radioactive Materials [Branch]."

The Co-57 source strength was reported as 414 microcuries.

FL Incident Number: FL11-081

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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Agreement State Event Number: 47281
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: PHILADELPHIA State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0130
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOE MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/20/2011
Notification Time: 10:27 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2011
Event Time: 14:14 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT INVOLVING Y-90 THERASPHERE UNDERDOSE

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"Event Type: A medical event (ME) involving Y-90 Theraspheres where the patient received 51% of the intended dose, which is reportable under 10CFR35.3045(a)(1)(ii).

'Notifications: On September 16, 2011, at 1414 [EDT], the Department's Southeast Regional Office received notification via phone message about the ME.

"Event Description. The patient was being treated with MDS Nordion Y-90 glass Theraspheres for transarterial radioembolization. A suspected defective catheter caused 49% of the intended dose to clog up in the catheter. No harm to the patient is expected. The referring physician and patient have been notified. No more information is available at this time.

"Cause of the event: The cause of the event is suspected to be a defective catheter.

"Actions: After decay, the catheter will be returned to Nordion for inspection and may also be returned to the manufacturer, Terumo Medical, for a defect analysis. The licensee will be submitting a written report within 15 days. The [Pennsylvania] Department [of Environmental Protection] plans to do a reactive inspection."

PA Report ID: PA110025

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Agreement State Event Number: 47282
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TICONA POLYMERS, INC
Region: 4
City: BISHOP State: TX
County:
License #: 02441
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/20/2011
Notification Time: 10:58 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2011
Event Time: 07:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INDUSTRIAL GAUGE SHUTTER FAILED OPEN

The following was received from the State of Texas via e-mail:

"On September 19, 2011, the licensee reported that while conducting routine inspections and maintenance, the shutter on a Ohmart Corporation model SH-F2 nuclear gauge containing 100 millicuries of Cesium (Cs) - 137 was found to be stuck in the normally opened position. No significant exposure has occurred due to this event. The licensee will contact the manufacture for repairs or replacement of the gauge. The cause for the event is under investigation. Additional information will be provided as it is received IAW SA 300."

Texas Incident Number # I-8885

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Agreement State Event Number: 47283
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CARIBBEAN INSPECTION & NDT SERVICES INC
Region: 4
City: PORT LAVACA State: TX
County:
License #: 06420
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 09/20/2011
Notification Time: 16:39 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2011
Event Time: 19:43 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
KEVIN O'SULLIVAN (FSME)

Event Text

POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE DUE TO FAULTY RADIOGRAPHY DEVICE

The following was received via e-mail:

"On September 19, 2011, at 1943 hours, the Agency [state] received an email stating that a radiography trainee may have received an over exposure to his right hand and was seeking medical attention. The email stated that the overexposure occurred because the radiography device used on the job was faulty, but did not provide any information on when or how the possible overexposure occurred.

"On September 20, 2011, the Agency received an email from a licensee Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) stating that an overexposure may have occurred to an employee's hands. The email stated that the licensee had not received any information from the individual who was reported to have received the exposure. The RSO was in route to a hospital in Houston, Texas where the radiographer trainee was reported to have gone for treatment. The employee's film badge has been sent for processing, but no results are available at this time. The licensee is reviewing records to determine where and when the trainee worked during the two months he has been employed. Individuals that worked with the trainee are being interviewed.

"Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident # I-8886

* * * UPDATE FROM ART TUCKER TO VINCE KLCO ON 9/21/2011 AT 1820 EDT* * *

The following information was received by facsimile:

"The licensee has reported that the trainee stated that on September 12, 2011, while conducting radiography operations in the field, he removed the guide tube from an Amersham 660 D radiography camera containing 73 curies of Iridium - 192 and saw that the source was protruding out of the camera. The licensee stated that they did not know how far the source was protruding or how it was returned to the fully shielded position. The Agency [state] has contacted the trainee and conducted an interviewed with him over the phone.

"The licensee stated that the results of the trainee's film badge indicated that he received 1,410 millirem on the film badge he was wearing at the time of the event. The trainee is in a Houston, Texas hospital. His doctors are conferring with [the] Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) regarding his medical treatment. An on-site investigation will be performed by the Agency at the licensee's location on September 22, 2011."

Notified the R4DO (Walker) and FSME (O'Sullivan).

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Agreement State Event Number: 47284
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: MEDTRONIC MICROELECTRICS CENTER
Region: 4
City: TEMPE State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 07-633
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 09/20/2011
Notification Time: 18:02 [ET]
Event Date: 09/20/2011
Event Time: 14:30 [MST]
Last Update Date: 09/22/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (R1DO)
KEVIN O'SULLIVAN (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING SHIPMENT CONTAINING 53.2 CURIES TRITIUM

The following was received by e-mail:

"On 9/13/2001 Widetronix, Inc. (NY RAM License C5379) shipped a package containing tritium treated beta voltaic foils to Radiation Safety Engineering (RSE). The package was received and wiped for surface contamination by RSE on 9/14/2011. The results of the smears were below action levels. The packaging containing the foils was then transferred to Medtronic Microelectronics Center.

"On 9/15/2011 the package was opened in a restricted laboratory area of the Medtronic's chip manufacturing in Tempe, AZ. Wipe samples were taken at each level as the package was opened by Medtronic's RSO. There were several layers of packaging, exterior shipping box, interior shipping box, large sealed metal canister, and a sealed bag containing smaller sealed metal canister containing the tritium treated chips. The licensee left each wipe and package layer on a lab work bench as he continued to open the next layer of packaging. The licensee finished taking wipe samples at approximately 10:30 a.m. and sent the sample to RSE for analysis. The results for the initial wipes were received back by the licensee at approximately 12:30 p.m. on 9/15/2011; the results indicated a leaking source. The licensee's estimated total quantity for the shipment is 53.2 Curies (1.4 Ci x 38 chips).

"Bioassays were given to individuals present in the lab during the opening of the shipping containers and the results showed the highest Committed Effective Dose Equivalent was 0.26 mrem.

"The investigation into this event is ongoing.

"The U.S. NRC, AZ governor's office, and New York have been notified."

Arizona First Notice: 11-010

* * * UPDATE FROM AUBREY GODWIN TO CHARLES TEAL AT 1630 EDT ON 9/22/11 * * *

The following update was provided via email:

"Based upon new information provided by the manufacturer, the total activity of shipment was 1.33 Curies."

"An additional individual was assayed later and his results were 0.12 mrem."

Notified R4DO (Walker), R1DO (Newport), and FSME EO (O'Sullivan).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47289
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: DOUGLAS FOOTE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/23/2011
Notification Time: 00:27 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2011
Event Time: 17:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/23/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO COUNTY AGENCY DUE TO INADVERTENT WASTEWATER DISCHARGE

"This notification is for San Onofre Units 2 and 3, and is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) to report a notification to another government agency regarding a spill of approximately 26000 gallons of untreated waste water (sewage).

"A pending report will be made to the San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Health regarding a untreated (sewage) waste water spill that occurred as San Onofre. The details that were communicated to the DEH are that at 1730 PDT a sewage spill was identified at SONGS in the North Industrial yard area. The leak was being collected in the yard drains and being discharged to the ocean. The sump discharge system has been secured stopping the release."

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47290
Facility: PALISADES
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: BRUCE BAUER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/25/2011
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2011
Event Time: 15:06 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2011
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):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)

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

Event Text

REACTOR TRIP DUE TO LOSS OF TWO 120 VOLT AC INSTRUMENT BUSSES

"At 1506 EDT, while the electricians were working on the left train DC bus, a bus bar slipped causing an arc and a loss of the left train DC busses D-10 L and D-10 R. This resulted in the loss of two preferred AC [120 Volt Instrument] busses Y-10 and Y-30. The loss of both preferred AC busses caused a reactor trip, a safety injection signal, auxiliary feedwater actuation signal, containment high radiation isolation signal, and main steam isolation signal.

"All systems responded as expected. Electric power has been restored to the affected DC busses and preferred AC busses. The plant is stable in Mode 3 at NOT and NOP, and controlling temperature using Atmospheric Dump Valves. Pressurizer level is high due to the loss of letdown (result of containment isolation signal), however, it is recovering slowly."

All rods fully inserted and the electrical lineup is back to normal.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector, and will be notifying local agencies. The licensee will also be issuing a press release.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47291
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID HURT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/25/2011
Notification Time: 19:48 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2011
Event Time: 18:04 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)

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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"At 1804 on Sunday, September 25, the Callaway Plant Technical Support Center (TSC) will undergo planned maintenance to replace the building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This maintenance is currently scheduled to last for approximately five days, at which time the TSC will be restored to service. During this period, the TSC's HVAC system will not be able to provide positive pressure to the TSC, thus rendering it non-functional.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation while the TSC is non-functional, TSC emergency response personnel will report to their backup locations in accordance with Callaway Plant emergency planning procedures.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to the planned unavailability of an emergency response facility.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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