United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for June 12, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
06/11/2012 - 06/12/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47989 47991 48010 48011 48013 48014

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 47989
Rep Org: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION R-I
Licensee: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION R-I
Region: 1
City: KING OF PRUSSIA State: PA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY LORSON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/01/2012
Notification Time: 15:09 [ET]
Event Date: 05/08/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/04/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB (EMAI)
FSME EVENTS (EMAI)

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

Event Text

MISSING CHECK SOURCE

"On May 8, 2012, Region I identified that a survey instrument check source containing approximately 2.64 micro-curies of strontium-90 was missing. The source is believed to have been inside of a metal cabinet that was inadvertently discarded on May 2, 2012, during the removal of excess property in preparation for relocation of the regional office. The source is not considered to be a hazard to public health and safety due to its low activity level and beta emission decay path. Upon discovery, the Region implemented several immediate actions including: attempts to locate and retrieve the source; confirmation that the remaining instrument check source was properly secured; and, a courtesy notification regarding this issue to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, a review of this event, consistent with the NRC's Management Directives, was initiated to identify and implement appropriate follow-up actions to prevent recurrence.

"This report is being submitted in accordance with NRC MD 10.131 Part V for missing material in a quantity greater than 10 times the quantity specified in 10 CFR 20 Appendix C."

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 47991
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: TESTAMERICA ANALYTICAL TESTING CORP.
Region: 4
City: BEAVERTON State: OR
County:
License #: ORE-90559
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DARYL LEON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/04/2012
Notification Time: 16:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2012
Event Time: 08:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/04/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS EMAIL ()
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST NI-63 ELECTRON CAPTURE DETECTOR

On June 1, 2012, the licensee reported a lost Ni-63 electron capture detector to the state of Oregon. The source is an Agilent Technology model 19233, serial number L5286 and was used in a gas chromatograph device. The source was obtained in April of 2006. The last time the source was known to be in possession of the licensee was during a 6-month wipe test performed on November 1, 2011.

The gas chromatograph was sent to Far West Fiber Metal Recycling around the first of the year and it is possible the source was in the machine at the time of disposal. The licensee will continue to search for the source. The state of Oregon will follow-up with the licensee.

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

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48010
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TOM FOWLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 03:56 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2012
Event Time: 03:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On June 11, 2012, at approximately 0335 hours, the Hope Creek Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation system was removed from service to perform planned maintenance to the system. The maintenance consists of a 12-year preventative maintenance overhaul of the ventilation supply fan and emergency filtration unit. The removal of ventilation potentially affects the TSC habitability during a declared emergency requiring activation. Appropriate compensatory measures are in place while ventilation is out of service. The Emergency Response Organization duty team has been notified of the maintenance and the possible need to activate the TSC in an alternate location. The ventilation system is scheduled to be out of service for approximately 60 hours."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. The local township will be notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48011
Facility: ROBINSON
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: RICH ROGALSKI
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 10:03 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2011
Event Time: 13:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)

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

Event Text

REFUELING WATER STORAGE TANK CONNECTED TO NON-SEISMICALLY QUALIFIED SYSTEM

"On May 4, 2011, at approximately 1325 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), with H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (HBRSEP), Unit No. 2, in Mode 1 at 100% power, it was determined that over the last 40 years, HBRSEP, Unit No. 2 periodically performed cleanup of the Refueling Water Storage Tank (RWST) by aligning the non-seismically qualified refueling water purification system to the safety related and seismically qualified RWST without recognizing that the action rendered the RWST inoperable. As a result, on multiple occasions, the RWST was inoperable for a period longer than allowed by Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation 3.5.4, Emergency Core Cooling Systems Refueling Water Storage Tank.

'The cause of this event was that regulatory requirements for the separation of seismically qualified and non-qualified systems, structures, and components were not adequately incorporated into the Design Basis Document (DBD) and Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR).

"A clearance order has been placed in effect to ensure restrictions for piping that could affect the operability of the RWST remain in place.

"This event was described in Licensee Event Report 2011-001-00 and was initially reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(i)(B), any operation or condition which was prohibited by the plant's Technical Specifications. However, further reviews determined at 0800 on June 11, 2012, that the event is also reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Event or Condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function.

"During the three year period prior to May 4, 2011, it is estimated that the purification loop was in service aligned to the RWST while on-line nine times, totaling 297 days."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48013
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: THOMAS MORSE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 14:41 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2012
Event Time: 08:52 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
BILLY DICKSON (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 73 Power Operation 73 Power Operation

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY INOPERABLE

"On June 11, 2012, at 0845 hours, an unexpected Division 3 battery DC system trouble alarm was received in the control room along with indication of lowering battery voltage. As a result of this condition, the plant operators declared the Division 3 DC electrical power subsystem inoperable at 0852 hours and entered the applicable Technical Specifications which require the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS) be declared inoperable. HPCS is a single-train safety system and its inoperable status is considered a loss of safety function. The cause of the trouble alarm was failure of the normal battery charger. Following a walkdown inspection of the Division 3 DC electrical bus with no abnormalities noted, the reserve charger was placed in service at 0858 hours to supply the bus. At 1245 hours, the HPCS system was declared operable following restoration of the Division 3 DC electrical power subsystem to operable status.

"This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48014
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: NATHAN LILEINTHAL
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 16:08 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2012
Event Time: 10:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (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
2 N Y 60 Power Operation 60 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed contractor refused a random fitness for duty test. The individual's access to the site has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

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