United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for July 31, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
07/30/2012 - 07/31/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48142 48143 48144

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 48142
Facility: B&W NUCLEAR OPERATING GROUP, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU FABRICATION & SCRAP
Region: 2
City: LYNCHBURG State: VA
County: CAMPBELL
License #: SNM-42
Agreement: N
Docket: 070-27
NRC Notified By: JOHN CARTER
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 07/30/2012
Notification Time: 13:16 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2012
Event Time: 06:43 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (R2DO)
DOUG WEAVER (NMSS)
FUELS OUO GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

FAILED PRE-ACCESS FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a pre-access fitness-for-duty test. The employee was not granted access to the site. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 48143
Facility: LOUISIANA ENERGY SERVICES
RX Type:
Comments: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY
                   GAS CENTRIFUGE FACILITY
Region: 2
City: EUNICE State: NM
County: LEA
License #: SNM-2010
Agreement: Y
Docket: 70-3103
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SLAVINGS
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 07/30/2012
Notification Time: 19:39 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2012
Event Time: 12:43 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (R2DO)
DOUG WEAVER (NMSS)

Event Text

ONSITE FATALITY

"A fatality occurred at the facility due to cardiac arrest. The individual was a maintenance supervisor, not actively engaged in work. He was en-route to an on site meeting. Specific details if requested by regional office will be included in a 30 day follow-up report.

"In accordance with 10 CFR 70 Appendix A(c) this event is being reported concurrently with a report to the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau. The report is required within 8 hours of a fatality at the facility.

"The event did not impact plant safety or systems, structures or components nor did it involve the release of any material.

"Facility medical personnel provided first aid until Eunice Fire and Rescue transported the individual to the Lea County Regional Medical Facility."

No press release is planned.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48144
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DANIEL MCCARTER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/30/2012
Notification Time: 14:29 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2012
Event Time: 13:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (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

NOTIFICATION OF NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES DUE TO STRIP BASS MORTALITY

"Duke Energy notified the NC Wildlife Resource Commission of dead striped bass in the vicinity of the McGuire low level intake. Notification was made 7/30/12 at 1350 EDT. In addition, the NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources will be notified.

"Dead fish are suspected to have been caused by increasing lake temperature and decreased oxygen levels, which is common during the late summer."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

Notified both R2DO (Franke).

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012