United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for September 26, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
09/25/2012 - 09/26/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48315 48339 48341 48342 48343 48344

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Agreement State Event Number: 48315
Rep Org: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: APPLIED INSPECTION SYSTEMS INC.
Region: 4
City: BENTON State: AR
County:
License #: ARK-576-03310
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JARED THOMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 09/17/2012
Notification Time: 17:19 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2012
Event Time: 14:20 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/18/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
BRIAN MCDERMOTT (FSME)
BARRY WRAY (ILTA)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)

This material event contains a "Category 2" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA MISSING IN TRANSIT

This report submitted by email from the Agreement State of Arkansas:

"On September 17, 2012 at 1420, the Radiation Safety Officer for Applied Inspection Systems, Inc. (ARK-576-03310) in Benton, Arkansas notified the Department that a radiography camera shipped via [a transportation company] had not been delivered to their location. The camera was shipped from a jobsite in Montoursville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2012. The camera was scheduled for delivery on September 14, 2012 at the licensee's facility in Benton, Arkansas.

"The licensee has begun investigating the location of the camera through use of the tracking number and in conversation with customer service. The licensee has verified that the camera is not at the Pennsylvania location as of September 17, 2012.

"Camera Information: SPEC Model 150; Serial Number: 1301; Source: Iridium-192; Source Serial Number: TF0807

"The camera was shipped in an overpack cardboard container supplied by SPEC.

"The licensee and [the Arkansas Department of Health] are continuing to monitor and search for the camera. Investigation remains on-going."

Arkansas Incident Number: AR-2012-007 Additionally notified: DHS SWO, FEMA, DHS NICC, EPA, DOE, HHS, and USDA.

* * * UPDATE ON 9/18/12 AT 1240 EDT FROM JARED THOMPSON TO PETE SNYDER VIA EMAIL * * *

"The radiography camera and source have been located and has arrived at the licensee's facility on September 18, 2012 at 1040 [CDT]. The package was found in the [transportation] facility in Newark, New Jersey in the afternoon of September 17, 2012. It appears that the shipping documentation had been changed and the package was misplaced.

"The camera was surveyed and there appears to be no damage to the source or camera.

"The licensee will be preparing a report for the [Arkansas Department of Health].

"The [Arkansas Department of Health] considers this event closed."

Notified R4DO (Miller), R1DO (Cahill), FSME-Day EO (McIntosh), ILTAB (Wray), DHS SWO, FEMA, USDA, HHS, DOE, DHS, and EPA.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 2" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 2 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48339
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: GLENN GOELZER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 09/25/2012
Notification Time: 09:46 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2012
Event Time: 05:55 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE

"On September 25, 2012, power was removed from various Technical Support Center (TSC) systems to perform planned system preventative maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM) activities. During these maintenance activities, the normal TSC and Operational Support Center (OSC) are unavailable for use during an emergency. The Plant Data Network (PDN) will not be available to the TSC. This will render the Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS), Emergency Response Facility Display System (ERFDS), Emergency Assessment and Response System (EARS) and the Post LOCA Sampling System in the TSC unavailable. System alarms and data displays will still be available to the plant operators in the Control Room. The expected duration of the power outage is approximately 39 hours.

"As compensatory measures, the backup emergency response facilities will be manned during an emergency. This compensatory measure has been communicated to the emergency response organization. It is expected that appropriate assessment of plant conditions, notifications, and communications could still be made, if required, during the time that the normal TSC and OSC are unavailable. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), which is any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability. An update message will be provided when the emergency response facilities are restored."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48341
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: BEN COOK
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/25/2012
Notification Time: 15:11 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2012
Event Time: 10:44 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2012
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):
MARK RING (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 Shutdown

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DURING MAINTENANCE ON 4160V BUS 12 AMMETER

"During maintenance on 4160V Bus 12 ammeter, a Bus 12 lockout occurred. The station power was from 1R Reserve transformer for work on the 2R Auxiliary transformer. Net effect was Bus 12 locked out, removing power from 12 Reactor Feed Pump and 12 Reactor Recirculation pump. Reactor level lowered to +23 inches then began to rise. With both Main Feed Reg Valves in AUTO, the level transient reached +48 inches, the Reactor Water Level Hi Hi setpoint. The Main Turbine and 11 Reactor Feed Pump tripped as designed, and a Reactor SCRAM occurred. Reactor water level began to drop, and C.4.A Abnormal Procedure for SCRAM was used to restart 11 Reactor Feed Pump and recover water level. Minimum water level reached was -26 inches. Reactor Low Level SCRAM signal and Group 2 Primary Containment isolation occurred at +9 inches as designed, No Safety Relief valves lifted during this transient. High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) did not receive an initiation signal due to not reaching their setpoints. There were no Emergency Core Cooling Systems initiation setpoints reached. Prior to the event, both divisions of Standby Liquid Control were inoperable as part of planned maintenance."

All control rods fully inserted. Decay heat is being removed through the turbine bypass to the main condenser. The plant is in a normal shutdown electrical lineup and stable in Mode 3.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the State and local governments.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48342
Facility: SURRY
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: THOMAS D. OLIVER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/25/2012
Notification Time: 18:07 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2012
Event Time: 15:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO TRITIUM IN OVERFLOW

"At 1215 hours on September 24, 2012, Surry Power Station personnel confirmed the presence of tritium at a level of 1,450 picoCuries/Liter (pCi/L) in a Unit 2 Turbine Building heating steam drain receiver (HSDR) tank. This tank collects condensate from steam which is used to heat buildings. A sample of the condensate was analyzed following failure of the pump (used to control level) which resulted in the tank overflowing to a drain line on September 17 and 23. The sample was taken because the drain line was degraded and the overflow resulted in a release to the environment.

"The normal inputs into this drain line had been isolated from use in August when the degraded pipe was discovered. Currently, the tank contents are being diverted to a sump until repairs to the drain line and pump are complete. These are expected to complete in the next couple of weeks.

"Both releases were estimated to be greater than 100 gallons. The location of the leak was within the Protected Area of Surry Power Station. There has been no tritium detected in any monitoring wells in the vicinity of the degraded drain line, nor in any monitoring wells outside the Protected Area. Because the leak remained onsite, no offsite impact to ground water is expected. Furthermore, the leak posed no threat to employees or the public.

"Because there was a detectable amount of licensed material in the water, Surry implemented communication to offsite agencies as part of [licensee] commitment to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Ground Water Protection Initiative.

"This notification is being transmitted due to Notification of Other Government Agencies under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi). The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, NRC Senior Resident Inspector and Surry County Administrator were notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48343
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JERRY STOCKHAM
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/25/2012
Notification Time: 18:23 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2012
Event Time: 15:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3DO)

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

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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO HYDRAULIC LEAK

"On September 25, 2012 at 1055 CDT, a road grader developed a hydraulic leak on a steering hose. This resulted in a light mist of approximately 20 gallons of oil being sprayed for a quarter mile. Three hundred feet of that was on gravel and the rest on blacktop. There is no actual or potential impact to the environment.

"There is no impact to plant operation. At 1500 CDT, [the licensee was] notified by Xcel Energy Environmental Services that the State has been notified."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48344
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: CHUCK HAIDAR
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/25/2012
Notification Time: 22:50 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2012
Event Time: 17:07 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO A FREON LEAK FROM BUILDING AIR CONDITIONER

"The control room was notified by the Environmental Protection Group that 43 lbs of Freon was released [from an air conditioning unit] at the Administration Warehouse Supply/Shop, not in the Protected Area, and that it was reported to the California Emergency Management Agency at 17:19 PDT and San Diego County at 17:12 PDT, per lAW procedure SO123-XV-17.3, 'Spill Contingency Plan'.

"There is no longer a Freon release in progress."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012