United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for November 6, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
11/05/2012 - 11/06/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48447 48476 48479 48481

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Agreement State Event Number: 48447
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: FULTON COUNTY HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Region: 1
City: FAIRBURN State: GA
County:
License #: 1440-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CYNTHIA LONG
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 10/26/2012
Notification Time: 13:23 [ET]
Event Date: 10/25/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/26/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN CARUSO (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYZER

The following was submitted by the State of Georgia via email:

"Around noon time on 10/26/12, [a licensee representative] called and notified the Department [Georgia Radioactive Material Program] that upon his arrival at work that morning around 8:30 am, he discovered that his office was vandalized, and the Niton Model # XP300A/Serial # 22283 Lead Paint Analyzer radioactive device was stolen. He indicated that his door was left unlocked that night. When he walked in the two drawer file where the gauge was stored, was opened. The intruder was able to locate the key to the cabinet and the key was still in the open drawer. The device was locked in the carrying case, and the case was also stolen. The licensee stated that the device was last used on 10/25/12, and returned to storage around 5:00 pm before leaving work on that day. The device contains a Cadmium 109, 40 mCi source, Serial # TR0380."

Georgia incident ID: GA-2012-30i

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: 48476
Facility: CRYSTAL RIVER
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM KISNER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/02/2012
Notification Time: 11:33 [ET]
Event Date: 11/01/2012
Event Time: 16:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/05/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GEORGE HOPPER (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - CONTRACT SUPERVISOR FOUND IN POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE

A non-licensed contract supervisor was found to have in his possession a prohibited substance prior to entry into the plant protected area. The contractor's access to the plant has been terminated. This event has been re-posted after additional discussions with the licensee. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48479
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DAVE RICHARDSON
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/05/2012
Notification Time: 00:40 [ET]
Event Date: 11/04/2012
Event Time: 21:53 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/05/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)

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 FROM FULL POWER FOLLOWING TURBINE TRIP

"The reactor was scrammed on a valid reactor protection system activation caused by a main turbine trip. The cause of the main turbine trip is under investigation. All control rods fully inserted. All isolations and initiations occurred as designed. High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) initiated as expected. RCIC injected into the reactor coolant system, HPCI did not, as expected."

This scram was characterized as uncomplicated and the reactor is stable in Mode 3. The plant is in a normal post shutdown electrical lineup. All systems functioned as required.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48481
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DON SHEEHAN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/06/2012
Notification Time: 03:56 [ET]
Event Date: 11/06/2012
Event Time: 00:06 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)

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

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION ACTUATION SIGNAL

"On Tuesday, November 06, 2012, at 00:06 EST, during the application of a tag-out associated with feedwater level control, the 12 feedwater flow control valve (FCV-29-137) unexpectedly partially opened. As a result, reactor vessel water level rose to the high level turbine trip set point causing the main turbine to trip. The turbine trip signal then resulted in the initiation of High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) channels 11 and 12 logic. No actual system component starts or actuations occurred as a result of the logic initiation and no actual HPCI injection occurred due to the system configuration, nor was injection required.

"Actions were taken to manually isolate the 12 feedwater flow control valve and reactor vessel water level was restored to normal.

"This meets NRC 8-Hour reporting criteria per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to a valid actuation of the High Pressure Coolant Injection System."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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