United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for October 1, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
09/28/2012 - 10/01/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48308 48324 48326 48329 48330 48331 48333 48335 48354 48357 48359 48360
48361

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Agreement State Event Number: 48308
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: ANDERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 4
City: MERIDIAN State: MS
County:
License #: MS-267-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAYSON MOAK
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/14/2012
Notification Time: 16:57 [ET]
Event Date: 09/10/2012
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RYAN LANTZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - A PATIENT RECEIVING AN INCORRECT DOSAGE OF I-131

The following report was received from the State of Mississippi via email:

"On 9-10-2012, the licensee administered 163 mCi of I-131 from an admission order dated 9-6-2012, instead of the prescribed 100 mCi of I-131 from the written directive dated 9-5-2012. The licensee's investigation revealed a misinterpretation of an admission order as a written directive by the nuclear medicine technologist due to inclusion of the authorized user's name and 150 mCi of a radionuclide activity on the admission order. The written directive was never received by the Nuclear Medicine Department. The licensee determined the root cause of the error stemmed from a new communication process by which written directives are conveyed from the authorized user to Central Scheduling and then to the Nuclear Medicine Department.

"The administered dose is described as not out of line with doses typically prescribed for patients with similar disease and the authorized user indicates an expectation of no adverse effect for the patient. The referring physician and patient were both notified on 9-10-2012 by the authorized user.

"The licensee is correcting its procedure for written directives and how they are communicated to the Hospital's Nuclear Medicine Department and will submit them for review to DRH."

Mississippi Event Report No.: MS-267-01

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.

* * * UPDATE FROM MOAK TO SNYDER ON 9/28/12 AT 1656 EDT * * *

"[The] licensee's inspection revealed the medical event was an isolated incident. The new procedures for communicating written directives were only in place for two (2) months with one (1) I-131 administration during this time. The licensee has since changed back to their old procedures where written directives are communicated directly from the authorized user to the nuclear medicine department."

Notified R4DO (O'Keefe) and FSME Event Resource (e-mail).

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Agreement State Event Number: 48324
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: UNIVERSAL WELL SERVICES
Region: 1
City: MEADVILLE State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1446
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/20/2012
Notification Time: 13:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/18/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE

The following information was provided by the State of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"On September 19, 2012, the licensee sent notification via email to the Department's Central Office regarding an event that took place on September 18, 2012. The event is reportable within 24 hours per 10CFR 30.50(b)(2).

"The licensee discovered during a routine maintenance inspection that the pin which allows the shutter handle to move was stuck in the closed position, rendering the shutter inoperable. No radiation exposure to personnel is believed to have occurred. The cause of the event was normal wear of gauge. The handle is in the closed position and the gauge has been taken out of service. A reactive inspection is planned by the Department's Western Regional Office.

"The device is identified as:
Manufacturer: Berthold Technologies USA, LLC
Model: LB8010
Serial #: 10055
Isotope: Cs-137
Activity: 20 mCi
Source Serial Number: 0800/08"

Event Report ID No: PA120031

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Agreement State Event Number: 48326
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: KNOXVILLE State: TN
County:
License #: R-47011
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JERRY BINGAMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/20/2012
Notification Time: 16:38 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PATIENT RECEIVED UNDERDOSE OF Y-90 MICROSPHERES

The following information was provided by the State of Tennessee via facsimile:

"On September 11, 2012, the Division of Radiological Health received a report from the University of Tennessee Medical Center regarding a misadministration that occurred September 11, 2012. A patient was prescribed a dose of 20.0 mCi of Y-90 SirSphere microspheres, and only 15.32 mCi was administered. The administered dosage was 23% less than prescribed and will result in an absorbed dose of 40.1 Gy less than the calculated 171.3 Gy. The reason why this event occurred is not known.

"The residual activity was detectable in the SirSpheres waste container which contained the V-vial; tubing, catheters, and protective radioactive waste cloths. The administered dosage is still considered to be within therapeutic range, but less than that prescribed by the physician. The patient and the referring physician were both notified on September 11, 2012. Inspectors from the Knoxville Field Office will follow-up on this incident."

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: 48329
Rep Org: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BURLINGTON HOUSE MILL
Region: 4
City: MONTICELLO State: AR
County:
License #: GENERAL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JARED THOMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/21/2012
Notification Time: 16:09 [ET]
Event Date: 09/20/2012
Event Time: 18:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
DARYL JOHNSON (ILTA)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING OHMART BETA GAUGE

The following information was provided by the State of Arkansas via email:

"While conducting an investigation of a citizen's allegation on September 20, 2012, the Department [Arkansas Department of Health] recovered a generally licensed device in a scrap yard in Dermott, Arkansas. The device is:

"Ohmart Beta Gauge: Model BAL
Gauge Serial Number: 3780BC
Isotope: SR-90
Activity: 25 millicuries

"This device was retrieved and transported to the Department's [Arkansas Department of Health] storage location in Little Rock at approximately 1800 CDT on September 20, 2012.

"Ohmart provided information concerning the shipment date (12/1994) and the location. The device was shipped to Burlington House Mill in Monticello, Arkansas. Ohmart also informed the Department [Arkansas Department of Health] that a second device had also been shipped with this source. The source holder serial number for this device is 3779BC.

"Health Physicists visited the old Burlington site after finding the device in the scrap yard in Dermott, Arkansas.

"Health Physicists returned on September 21, 2012 to the Monticello and Dermott areas to search in locations where the second device may have been disposed. At the time of this notification, the Department [Arkansas Department of Health] considers the second device to be missing.

"The Department [Arkansas Department of Health] has notified the Mississippi Department of Health.

"The Department [Arkansas Department of Health] is still investigating and searching for the missing device. An investigation is on-going to identify the possible owner of the devices.

"The Department [Arkansas Department of Health] considers this event open at this time pending the completion of the investigation."

Arkansas Incident Number AR-2012-009.

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: 48330
Rep Org: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CLEARWATER PAPER CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: MCGEHEE State: AR
County:
License #: ARK-0530-0312
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE MACK
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/21/2012
Notification Time: 16:46 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2012
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was provided by the State of Arkansas via email:

"During an on-site inspection on September 19, 2012, the licensee stated that a Berthold Model 7440, density gauge was in storage and that the shutter was not operating (stuck open). The gauge is serial number 2718 and contains 50 millicuries of Cesium-137.

"On or about March 30, 2009 the licensee was preparing to replace this gauge. While preparing to remove the gauge from service, it was determined that the shutter would not close. The gauge was removed from service, under the direction of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), and placed in a secure storage location by the RSO. The gauge is contained a metal storage locker, facing down toward a concrete slab.

"In accordance with RH-1502.f.2 (10 CFR 30.50(b)(2)) the stuck shutter should have been reported to the State of Arkansas within 24 hours.

"With the manufacturer no longer being in business, the RSO contacted another gauge service company for assistance. The service company indicated they could supply a shielded container to ship the gauge to their facility. At this time, the gauge is still in storage at the licensee's facility.

"The State of Arkansas is awaiting a written report from the licensee and final disposition information for the gauge. The State's event number is AR-2012-010. "

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Agreement State Event Number: 48331
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: NON-LICENSEE: NITARDY FUNERAL HOME
Region: 3
City: WHITEWATER State: WI
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KRISTA KUHLMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/21/2012
Notification Time: 16:37 [ET]
Event Date: 09/20/2012
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

CREMATORY CONTAMINATED DUE TO MEDICAL IMPLANT

The following information was provided via facsimile transmission:

"The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) received a phone call from the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison informing them that the university had received a phone call from a funeral home, that had just cremated remains of a person who had received an I-125 lung mesh implant. The implant was put in the patient on September 13, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hospital. The patient was implanted with a lung mesh with 40 seeds totaling 23 mCi. The funeral home received a phone call during the cremation, from a family member notifying them that the person had received a radiation treatment a few weeks prior to the cremation. The cremation took place on September 20, 2012. After the cremation was completed, the crematory remained closed until DHS inspectors arrived. DHS conducted an investigation on September 21, 2012. Radiation readings inside the crematorium were 0.75 mR/hr with a Victoreen, Model 451 (#199588, calibrated on 1/20/2012). The cremains read 3.8 mR/hr on contact with a plastic bag. They have placed the cremains in a concrete container and radiation levels were at background on the outside of the container. No other areas of the facility were contaminated. The facility has agreed to suspend the operations until clean-up."

Wisconsin Event Report ID No.: WI120013

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 48333
Facility: GINNA
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: REX REISSNER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/21/2012
Notification Time: 20:28 [ET]
Event Date: 09/21/2012
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
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

UNANALYZED CONDITION IDENTIFIED IN APPENDIX R FIRE SCENARIO

"On September 21, 2012, a condition was identified where hydrogen may become entrained in the charging pump suction after the credited pump is restarted as part of the alternate shutdown procedure for the Auxiliary Building basement and mezzanine levels.

"An air operated valve separates the Volume Control Tank (VCT) from the charging pump suction and this valve fails open on loss of air or power caused by the postulated fire. The alternate flow path from the Refueling Water Storage Tank (RWST) fails closed on a loss of air or power. A manual valve is provided to bypass this closed valve. However, due to hydrogen pressure in the VCT and the potential for significant pressure losses in the piping from the RWST to the charging pump suction, insufficient elevation head exists in the RWST to ensure that hydrogen will not become entrained. If this condition is left unmitigated, the credited charging pump is assumed to fail.

"Due to the location of the postulated fire and its impact on equipment and cables, no other inventory makeup sources are credited.

"Compensatory Measures have been implemented as follows:
1. All fire detection and suppression systems in the Appendix R fire zones have been verified functional.
2. All Hot Work in the area has been suspended.
3. Continuous Fire Watch has been posted in the Appendix R fire zone.
4. Combustion engine powered vehicles are restricted from entering the Auxiliary Building.
5. Within 24 hours remove all non-attended transient combustible materials from Appendix R fire zones.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * RETRACTION FROM REISNER TO SNYDER ON 9/28/12 AT 1415 EDT * * *

"This is a retraction of ENS report 48333 that was submitted at 2028 EDT on Friday, September 21 , 2012.

"A 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) ENS notification was made due to a condition that was identified where hydrogen may become entrained in the charging pump suction after the credited pump is restarted as part of the alternate shutdown procedure in the event of a fire in the Auxiliary Building basement and mezzanine levels.

"A subsequent engineering evaluation calculated the amount of gas that will be entrained into the charging pump suction flow and the duration of the entrainment. This evaluation demonstrates that for the most limiting Appendix R scenario that the charging pump will entrain a minimal amount of gas for a short duration, and is unaffected by this condition. Inventory control for the reactor coolant system is maintained throughout the scenario.

"Based on the above information the 'Unanalyzed Condition' ENS notification made on September 21, 2012 is being retracted."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Bellamy).

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 48335
Rep Org: DOW CORNING
Licensee: DOW CORNING, MIDLAND PLANT
Region: 3
City: MIDLAND State: MI
County:
License #: 21-08362-12
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID DILLON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/21/2012
Notification Time: 22:51 [ET]
Event Date: 09/21/2012
Event Time: 22:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

DENSITY GAUGE SHUTTER FAILURE

A density gauge with a 4 milliCurie Cs-137 source was identified to have a stuck shutter. The gauge is an Ohmart Vega Model SHF1A-0, S/N 0964CO, and is permanently installed on a process line in an isolated tower area. This event did not result in exposure to any personnel. The licensee barricaded the area, which read less than 1mR/hr. The licensee plans on having the gauge repaired by the manufacturer.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48354
Facility: ROBINSON
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: MARTIN ARNOLD
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/28/2012
Notification Time: 09:00 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2012
Event Time: 08:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (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

PLANNED EMERGENCY OFFSITE FACILITY/TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION MAINTENANCE

"This is a non-emergency eight hour notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability.

"On September 28, 2012, the EOF/TSC air handler chiller unit was removed from service to perform planned maintenance. This maintenance activity will not affect the air filtration portion of the system and these facilities remain available for use during an emergency. This maintenance activity will be performed in a manner to minimize the time that the air handler chiller is out of service. This maintenance activity impacts the ability to maintain ambient air temperature in the facilities. The [estimated] duration of this activity is planned to be 4 hours.

"If an emergency condition occurs that requires activation of the emergency response facilities, the EOF and TSC will be utilized. The Emergency Response Organization team members have the ability to relocate to alternate locations in accordance with emergency implementing procedures based on conditions. Alternate emergency response facilities will remain available in the event that relocation is necessary. 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 notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State of South Carolina and the local counties of Lee, Chesterfield and Darlington.

* * * UPDATE FROM ARNOLD TO KLCO ON 9/28/12 AT 1125 EDT * * *

"The EOF/TSC Chiller is back in service as of 1102 [EDT] on 9/28/12. The ability to maintain ambient air temperature in the EOF/TSC facilities has been restored."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R2DO (Nease).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48357
Facility: WATERFORD
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM HARDIN
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 09/28/2012
Notification Time: 17:49 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2012
Event Time: 14:10 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

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

Event Text

PART 21 - DEFECTIVE MASONEILAN TRANSDUCER MODEL 8005N

"This message is notification to the NRC, pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21(d)(3)(i) requirements, that the Vice President Operations at Waterford 3 was notified on September 28, 2012 at 14:10 CDT of a condition which will be conservatively reported as a defect under the rule. A written report to the NRC will follow within 30 days.

"The basic component that is subject to reporting is the Masoneilan I/P (current to pneumatic) Transducer Model 8005N. These transducers are utilized in safety related applications at Waterford 3. This condition has been corrected in the plant."

Waterford has identified that the subject transducer fails to calibrate at the high end of its span. No defective components are currently installed.

"Waterford 3 is operating normally at 100% power. This identified condition caused no loss of safety function and had no impact on public health and safety."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Part 21 Event Number: 48359
Rep Org: FAIRBANKS MORSE
Licensee: FAIRBANKS MORSE
Region: 3
City: BELOIT State: WI
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DOMINIC DEDOLPH
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 09/28/2012
Notification Time: 21:03 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2012
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1DO)
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 - FAIRBANKS MORSE OPPOSED PISTON EDG FUEL OIL PUMP LEAK

The following information was received via fax and email:

"Utilities operating Fairbanks Morse (FM) Opposed Piston (OP) Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) are as follows:

"Constellation Energy - Calvert Cliffs;
"Dominion - North Anna, Millstone;
"DTE - Fermi II;
"Entergy - Vermont Yankee; Arkansas Nuclear One;
"Exelon - Limerick, Peach Bottom, Three Mile Island;
"Next Era Energy - Duane Arnold;
"Progress Energy - H.B. Robinson, Crystal River 3;
"Southern Company - Georgia Power (Plant Hatch), Alabama Power (Plant Farley);
"Xcel Energy - Prairie Island.

"The defect is a significant oil leak from the fuel oil pump shaft. Leakage will occur if the mechanical seal area within the pump is displaced by an impact to the pump shaft during shipment and handling.

"Even with a significant leak the pump has sufficient capacity to provide the proper operating pressure and volume of fuel oil to start the engine / EDG within the design specifications and continue operating the EDG at 100% load. However, the significant amount of fuel oil leaking while the system is under pressure, during standby and operating conditions, could potentially result in having an inadequate volume of stored fuel for the EDG to fulfill the seven day operating mission.

"FM has instituted the following corrective actions which will be effective on all shipments after September 28, 2012:

"1. Hydrostatic testing will be performed at FM during the dedication.
"2. Outgoing shipments will be packaged in accordance with a new packaging procedure which requires the pump be secured to a piece of wood or directly to a skid, thus prevents an impact to the shaft during shipment.

"Customers should perform a visual inspection after installation to ensure the fuel pump has no leaks. Defective pumps will have an immediate and significant leak.

"All installed pumps that are free of leaks are acceptable for continued operation."

Fairbanks Morse Report Number 12-01 - Issued Sept 28, 2012

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48360
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: THOMAS AGSTER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 09/29/2012
Notification Time: 14:50 [ET]
Event Date: 09/29/2012
Event Time: 08:09 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (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

LOSS OF POWER SUPPLY FOR NUCLEAR EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

"At 0809 [EDT] on 9/29/12 a loss of power to the Nuclear Emergency Telecommunication System (NETS) at the PSEG Nuclear Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) located in Salem, New Jersey resulted in a loss of dial tone to the NETS phones located at the Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations. This failure had no effect on the safety system or ability to safely control or monitor the Salem and Hope Creek generating stations: back-up emergency telecommunications (Direct-Inward-Dial, and Centrex) remained available. At 1038 [EDT] on 9/29/12, power was restored along with full NETS functionality. No injuries have occurred."

The NETS communicates between the site and the County and State. A card in the UPS power supply failed resulting in this loss of power. Power was restored by bypassing the UPS.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48361
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: KATHARINE NETEMEYER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/30/2012
Notification Time: 23:22 [ET]
Event Date: 09/30/2012
Event Time: 19:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/30/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)

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 97 Power Operation 97 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FIRE IN THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING

"At 1804 hrs. CDT on Sunday, September 30, 2012, security personnel reported a fire in the mechanical maintenance shop. Fire Brigade responded and due to the severity of the fire, Coal City Fire Department was called for assistance. The fire was successfully extinguished at 1834 hrs. There were no personnel injured in the fire. The fire did not affect any structures, systems, or components that are required to provide for nuclear safety. At no time was the health and safety of the public adversely affected by this condition.

"The maintenance shop is not attached to safety related structure of the operating units; therefore Dresden Station Unit 2 and Unit 3 were not affected by the fire.

"At approximately 1930 hrs., information was released to the media due to fire in the mechanical maintenance shop requiring Coal City Fire Department assistance. This condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to a release of information to the media. No official press release was made."

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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