United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for November 15, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
11/14/2012 - 11/15/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48482 48483 48484 48486 48488 48489 48490 48505 48506 48507 48508

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Agreement State Event Number: 48482
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CARRILLO & ASSOCIATES INC
Region: 4
City: SAN ANTONIO State: TX
County:
License #: L05804
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/06/2012
Notification Time: 12:10 [ET]
Event Date: 11/02/2012
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)
ILTAB (E-MA)
MEXICO (FAX)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- MISSING TROXLER

The following was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On November 6, 2012, the licensee notified the Agency [State of Texas] that at approximately 0820 hrs one of its employees had discovered that a Troxler Model 3411B moisture/density gauge, containing one 8 millicurie cesium-137 source and one 40 millicurie americium-241/beryllium source, had been stolen from the company-owned vehicle while it was parked at his residence in Laredo, Texas, sometime during the preceding weekend. The licensee reported that the employee had left a temporary work site on Friday, November 2, 2012, and gone to his residence due to a family emergency and had failed to return the gauge to the licensed location. While the employee was loading the vehicle to go to a temporary work site this morning, he realized he had left the gauge in the vehicle over the weekend. When he checked the vehicle he found the chains had been cut the and gauge was gone. The license notified local law enforcement. More information will be provided as it is obtained per SA-300.

"Gauge info: Troxler, Model 3411B, SN: 13121"

Texas Incident Number: I-9007

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 48483
Rep Org: PINNACLE AIRLINES
Licensee: PINNACLE AIRLINES
Region: 1
City: MEMPHIS State: TN
County:
License #: GENERAL LICEN
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RHONDA QUINT
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/06/2012
Notification Time: 11:45 [ET]
Event Date: 11/06/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)
ILTAB (E-MA)
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)

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

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AIRLINE UNDERGOING RE-ORGANIZATION UNABLE TO LOCATE VARIOUS RADIOACTIVE SOURCES

A representative for Pinnacle Airlines called to report that the company has records of various radioactive sources which cannot be located and are presumed lost. The airline is undergoing bankruptcy reorganization. The individual noted that the sources were previously registered under a company called Mesaba Airlines. Mesaba Airlines was at one time associated with Northwest Airlines. The individual believes that the devices were originally registered with the NRC as general licensed material. The material records indicate that the company was in the possession of 10 "Tritium Light Comparators" of approximately 1 curie each. The company has been able to locate 5 of these sources: In Knoxville TN; Memphis TN; Detroit MI; and Ft. Wayne IN. In addition, the company states that it had five explosive detector sources that are unaccounted for and (10 millicuries Nickel - 63 each) were last stored in Michigan (Esbaneba, Muskegon Kincheloe, and Gwinn MI). There may also be some missing Tritium Exit signs but the licensee has not been able to determine how many or where they were last located.

At this time, the licensee believes that this material is lost and that the responsible reporting agency is the NRC. The sources are registered on the generally licensed source tracking list. The licensee has discussed this information with NRC Region 3 (Reichhold).

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

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Agreement State Event Number: 48484
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
Region: 1
City: TAMAQUA State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1131
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 11/06/2012
Notification Time: 13:20 [ET]
Event Date: 10/31/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

"While performing a leak test and shutter check on October 31, 2012, it was discovered that one of the level gauges had an inoperable shutter. Because the location of the gauge was on an operating tank and inaccessible to personnel, no exposure issues were plausible.

"The device is identified as:

"Manufacturer: Ohmart Corp Cincinnati OH
"Model: Minirad II
"Source Holder Model: SHF2
"Isotope: Cs-137
"Activity: 500 mCi

"The manufacturer was notified to make repairs. The licensee plans to increase shutter testing and have the manufacturer install a cover over the source holder to better protect it. DEP plans to follow up with a reactive inspection."

Event Report No: PA 120038

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Agreement State Event Number: 48486
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: LANTHEUS MEDICAL IMAGING
Region: 1
City: BILLERICA State: MA
County:
License #: 60-0088
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN SUMARES
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 11/07/2012
Notification Time: 11:15 [ET]
Event Date: 09/01/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING PACKAGE CONTAINING GA-67

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via fax:

"On September 1, 2012, [a common carrier] notified Lantheus that a package was missing. The Yellow III package, containing 175 mCi of Ga-67, was shipped on 8/30/12 from Lantheus and destined to Bogota, Colombia. The package was received in Miami on 8/31/12, but never scanned out of Miami. [The common carrier] believes the package shipped unmanifested to Bogota. The licensee agreed to write a follow-up report."

Docket Number: 22-0446

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

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Agreement State Event Number: 48488
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: PIEDMONT FAYETTE HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: FAYETTEVILLE State: GA
County:
License #: GA 1340-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRAVIS CARTOSKI
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 11/07/2012
Notification Time: 11:38 [ET]
Event Date: 07/06/2010
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DELIVERED DOSE DIFFERENT THAN PRESCRIBED

The following was received from the State of Georgia via email:

"The Licensee reported to the Department [state of Georgia] on July 14, 2010 that a patient who received a prostate seed implant procedure on July 6, 2010 resulted in a medical incident. The patient was scheduled to receive a Cs-131 Isoray seed implantation for the prostate with a total planned activity of 194.3 mCi. During the procedure on July 6, 2010 it was noticed that many of the seeds implanted were not visible on ultrasound. Following final implantation of all the seeds, a cystoscopy was performed on the patient where it was revealed that 19 seeds were implanted in the bladder and not the prostate which was the intended implant site. All 19 seeds were removed from the bladder without difficulty. A post plan evaluation was completed the same day of the treatment. The total activity implanted (seeds implanted to the prostate) was determined to be 140 mCi with a difference of -54.3 mCi deviation from the total planned activity. Post plan D90 for the prostate was calculated to be 62.68% with a D90 deviation of 53.28 Gy from the dose prescribed of 85 Gy. An additional procedure was scheduled for the patient on July 12, 2010 where 18 seeds were implanted to bring the combined dose distribution to the prescribed amount.

"The department [Georgia Radioactive Materials] reported the incident to NMED in November 2012."

Georgia Incident Summary: GA-2010-07i

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: 48489
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: EARTH ENGINEERING INC
Region: 1
City: EAST NORRITON State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1040
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 11/07/2012
Notification Time: 14:05 [ET]
Event Date: 10/26/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE - RECOVERED LOST PORTABLE GAUGE

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via fax:

"NOTIFICATIONS: On October 31, 2012, the PA DEP Southwest Regional Office received a call from the licensee regarding an event that took place between October 26 and October 31, 2012.

"EVENT DESCRIPTION: An employee of the licensee used a portable gauge on October 26th in the south Philadelphia area. He then secured it in his car that evening. The car remained parked near his home until the morning of October 31. The licensee received a call from an unrelated construction worker who found the gauge hidden between shrubberies near a hotel in Philadelphia. The portable gauge was retrieved by Earth Engineering and was found intact but water logged.

"The device is identified as:

"Manufacturer: Troxler
"Model #: 3440 Serial #: 21391
"Isotope: Cs-137 Activity: 8 mCi
" ** Source Serial Number: 35-2906
"Isotope: Am-241 Activity: 40 mCi
" **Source Serial Number: 47-16682

"CAUSE OF THE EVENT: Human error. After a reactive investigation and interview by DEP with the licensee on November 1, 2012, it was determined the gauge was not properly secured within the vehicle, and the vehicle my have been unlocked.

"ACTIONS: The gauge is currently secured with the licensee and will be inspected by a vender before use."

Event Report Number: PA120039

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Agreement State Event Number: 48490
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ATC GROUP SERVICES INC
Region: 4
City: CARROLLTON State: TX
County:
License #: 05920
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENTRY HEARN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/07/2012
Notification Time: 14:57 [ET]
Event Date: 11/07/2012
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On November 7, 2012, the Agency [State of Texas] was notified by the licensee that one of its Troxler model 3411B moisture/density gauges had been damaged. The gauge contained one 8 milliCurie cesium-137 source and one 40 milliCurie americium-241/beryllium source. The operator had stepped aside to a nearby wall to get location information. A bulldozer operator assumed that this meant that the test was finished and drove into the area, impacting the gauge. The gauge was not run over, but suffered a bent top and damaged electronics. The licensee performed a survey and determined that the integrity of the sources and shielding were not impacted. The licensee has performed a leak test and will be returning the device to the manufacturer for evaluation. The investigation into this event is ongoing."

Texas Incident Number: I-9009

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48505
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RODNEY NACOSTE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/14/2012
Notification Time: 15:34 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2012
Event Time: 03:12 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 80 Power Operation

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60-DAY OPTIONAL TELEPHONIC NOTIFICATION OF INVALID ACTUATION OF CONTAINMENT ISOLATION SIGNALS

"This 60-day telephone notification is being made in accordance with the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of a general containment isolation signal affecting more than one system.

"On September 13, 2012, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN) personnel completed the installation of three metal-oxide varistors (MOVs), MOV1, MOV2, and MOV3, on the governor of the 3C Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) as part of a design change. On September 17, 2012, at 0312 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT), during post-modification testing of the 3C EDG, the Direct Current (DC) control circuit breaker tripped, causing a loss of governor control power for the 3C EDG. This event resulted in the loss of the 3B Reactor Protection System (RPS) Bus. In addition, Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) groups 3, 6, and 8 successfully isolated. The Steam Vault Booster Fan tripped and the 3B Steam Jet Air Ejector isolated. Standby Gas Treatment (SGT) Trains 'A' and 'B' and Control Room Emergency Ventilation Train 'A' initiated. The SGT Train 'C' was already in service for BFN, Unit 3, Reactor Zone Ventilation.

"Plant Conditions which initiate PCIS Group 3 actuations are Reactor Vessel Low Water Level or Reactor Water Cleanup Area High Temperature. The PCIS Group 6 actuations are initiated by Reactor Vessel Low Water Level, High Drywell Pressure, or Reactor Building Ventilation Exhaust High Radiation (Reactor Zone or Refuel Zone). The PCIS Group 8 actuations are initiated by Low Reactor Vessel Water Level or High Drywell Pressure. At the time of the event, these conditions did not exist; therefore, the actuation of the PCIS was invalid.

"The affected equipment responded as designed. On September 17, 2012, at 0335 hours CDT, Operations personnel restored the 3B RPS Bus.

"This condition was the result of MOV1 and MOV3 operating due to induced current in their associated ground cables. This resulted in grounds which tripped the DC control power breaker. To address this condition, MOV1 and MOV3 were permanently removed.

"There were no safety consequences or impact to the health and safety of the public as a result of this event. This event was entered into the Corrective Action Program as Problem Evaluation Report 610091.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48506
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RODNEY NACOSTE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/14/2012
Notification Time: 15:40 [ET]
Event Date: 09/18/2012
Event Time: 00:45 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (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

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60-DAY OPTIONAL TELEPHONIC NOTIFICATION OF INVALID ACTUATION OF CONTAINMENT ISOLATION SIGNALS

"This 60-day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of a general containment isolation signal affecting more than one system.

"On September 18, 2012, at 0045 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT), during performance of surveillance procedure 1-SR-3.3.6.2.3(B), Reactor/Refueling Zone Ventilation Radiation Monitor 1-RM-90-141/143 Calibration and Functional Test, a Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) partial Group 6 isolation occurred. The partial Group 6 isolation caused the initiation of Standby Gas Treatment (SBGT) subsystems 'A' and 'B' and Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) subsystem 'A', and the isolation of the Unit 1 H2O2 analyzer and the 1-RM-90-256 Continuous Air Monitor (CAM). Due to the isolation of the 1-RM-90-256 CAM, Operations personnel declared the drywall CAM inoperable and entered Technical Specifications (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.4.5 Condition B.

"Plant conditions which initiate PCIS Group 6 actuations are Reactor Vessel Low Water Level (Level 3), High Drywall Pressure, and Reactor Building Ventilation Exhaust High Radiation (Reactor Zone or Refuel Zone). At the time of the event, these conditions did not exist, therefore, the partial actuations were invalid.

"The affected equipment responded as designed. On September 18, 2012, at 0123 hours CDT, Operations personnel commenced restoring the affected systems to normal. At 0132 hours CDT, the 1-RM-90-256 CAM was returned to service, the SBGT subsystems 'A' and 'B' were secured, and TS LCO 3.4.5.B was exited. At 0133 hours CDT, the CREV subsystem 'A' was secured and at 0138 hours CDT, the Unit 1 hours analyzer was returned to service.

"This condition was the result of improper test setup during performance of 1-SR-3.3.6.2.3(B). It was determined that a jumper installed during the performance of 1-SR-3.3.6.2.3(B) to prevent an invalid actuation was not installed correctly. When the detector lead was lifted, an isolation signal was received. The surveillance procedure was stopped and the equipment was restored to pre-test condition.

"There were no safety consequences or impact to the health and safety of the public as a result of this event.

"This event was entered into the Corrective Action Program as Problem Evaluation Report 611238.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48507
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JOHN CAVES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/14/2012
Notification Time: 15:43 [ET]
Event Date: 11/14/2012
Event Time: 10:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (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

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LOSS OF ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY - GROSS FAILED FUEL DETECTOR

"This is a non-emergency notification. At approximately 10:00 am on November 14, 2012, it was identified that on June 14, 2012 at 4:04 am, the Gross Failed Fuel Detector was not controlling flow as required and therefore would not be able to perform its function. Further investigation revealed that the monitor has been in and out of service since that time. The last time the monitor was taken out of service was November 2, 2012 at 08:40 am and currently remains out of service. This condition has not impacted the health and safety of the public as this condition is not impacting the operation of the facility.

"This radiation monitor is necessary for accident assessment and is credited for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classification for an Unusual Event in the Harris Nuclear Plant Emergency Plan. Inability to classify an EAL due to an out of service monitor is considered a loss of accident assessment capability and is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as described in NUREG-1022, Rev. 2. Actions are in place to restore the monitor to functional status."

The licensee can obtain chemistry grab samples to determine if there is failed fuel though this is not as responsive. The Gross Failed Fuel Detector is planned for repair on 11/16/2012.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48508
Facility: ROBINSON
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: WARREN WONKA
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/14/2012
Notification Time: 16:13 [ET]
Event Date: 11/14/2012
Event Time: 09:27 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (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

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RADIATION MONITOR OUT OF SERVICE

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

"On November 14, 2012, Radiation Monitor R-9, Letdown Line Radiation Monitor was removed from service at 0927 [EST] hours following failure of the internal and external source checks during performance of radiation monitor source checks. Both source checks failed high.

"This radiation monitor is used for accident assessment and is credited for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classification for an Unusual Event in the Robinson Nuclear Plant Emergency Plan. Additionally, this monitor is one of multiple indicators used to detect the loss of a fission product barrier. Inability to classify an EAL due to an out of service monitor is considered a loss of accident assessment capability and is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as described in NUREG-1022, Rev. 2. Actions are in place to restore the monitor to functional status.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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