United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for October 16, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
10/15/2012 - 10/16/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48384 48406 48407

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Agreement State Event Number: 48384
Rep Org: NH DEPT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Licensee: PROLERIZED NEW ENGLAND
Region: 1
City: CONCORD State: NH
County:
License #: 461R
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TWILA KENNA
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/05/2012
Notification Time: 11:55 [ET]
Event Date: 04/16/2010
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/05/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON PORTABLE ANALYZER

The following information was obtained from the State of New Hampshire:

"NH Radiological Health (Agency) was contacted by NH Licensee 461R, Prolerized New England Co., LLC, a part of Schnitzer Northeast, on April 16, 2010. Their Niton Model XLp-818 XRF Analyzer, Serial No. 7170, with a 30 mCi AM-241 source, reported an error message regarding the shutter when turned on. The instrument was surveyed and a high reading of 120,000 cps was detected. When the instrument was turned off, high readings were still detected. The Agency detected 10 mR/hr at the shutter.

"The instrument was leak tested and properly stored until it could be sent back to the manufacturer. The manufacturer received the instrument on May 26, 2010. The description of repairs was that they 'found large metal shavings in front end. Small shaving was jammed in the shutter motor gear causing shutter to remain opened. Removed metal shavings and tested shutter. Shutter working properly. Ran detector calibration and found resolution to be out of spec. Top and bottom housings are damaged. Strongly recommend upgrading to new LCD/Power board.' Unit required a wipe test.

"The licensee turned the instrument in and purchased a new one."

During a records review, it was determined that this event was not reported but should have been. No personnel overexposures occurred.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48406
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: DREW GRIFFITHS
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/15/2012
Notification Time: 09:13 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2012
Event Time: 08:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/15/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)

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

PLANNED TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER (TSC) MAINTENANCE

"Planned maintenance activities will commence today (October 15, 2012) on the Quad Cities Station TSC. The maintenance involves replacing a portion of the TSC roof. The roof repair work affects the TSC habitability during a declared emergency requiring activation (the roof is part of the habitability boundary). The maintenance is scheduled to be completed in approximately 48 hours. During off-hours the roof will be temporarily sealed.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC becomes uninhabitable due to ambient temperature, radiological, or other conditions. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Station Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) since the scheduled maintenance affects an emergency response facility.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48407
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: BOB MEIXELL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 10/15/2012
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2012
Event Time: 06:56 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/15/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL RICH (R2DO)

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

AREA RADIATION MONITOR USED FOR EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT FAILED

"At 0656 on 10/15/2012, the Unit 3 Control Room received indication that the area radiation monitor, 3RlA-15 for Unit 3 High Pressure Injection (HPI) Pump Room had faulted. 3RIA-15 is used in the Oconee Emergency Plan Enclosure 4.3 (Abnormal Rad Levels Radiological Effluent) and Enclosure 4.4 (Loss of Shutdown Functions) for declaration of NOUE and/or Alert. Although the loss of a single area radiation monitor is not generally reportable, the loss of 3RIA-15 is conservatively considered as a major loss of emergency assessment capability pending further review of the Oconee Emergency Plan. The loss of 3RIA-15 is being reported per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"Initial Safety Significance: None. There is no event in progress and the station has implemented an alternate means to monitor area radiation for the Unit 3 HPI Room.

"Corrective Action(s): Repair and restoration of the affected radiation monitor has been initiated as a high priority work request. An alternate means to monitor Unit 3 HPI Pump Room has been established. The station will notify the appropriate Emergency Response Organization personnel of the loss of 3RIA-15.

"Corrective actions are in place to review station procedures/processes for improvement relative to reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."

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