United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for December 28, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
12/27/2012 - 12/28/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48613 48614 48628

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Agreement State Event Number: 48613
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: PACTIV LLC
Region: 3
City: FRANKLIN PARK State: IL
County:
License #: 9222886
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/20/2012
Notification Time: 12:21 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2012
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/20/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE

The following information was received via email from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency:

"On December 19, 2012 this general license registrant called to advise that a shutter on one of their process gauges had failed. The registrant had discovered the failure as a result of conducting their routine 6-month safety checks of the device. A makeshift shield was placed over the beam opening following the manufacturer's instructions, pending repair. Arrangements were made to have a field engineer from the company come to the site the next day to replace the shutter. No exposures to operating personnel were reported due to the circumstances of the gauge installation and low activity of the source involved.

"Source/Radioactive Material: SEALED SOURCE GAUGE
"Radionuclide: AM-241, 0.025 Ci, 0.925 GBq
"Manufacturer: QSA GLOBAL
"Model Number: AMC.P6
"Serial Number: 7734AR"

Illinois Item Number: IL12018

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Agreement State Event Number: 48614
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
Region: 1
City: COLLEGE PARK State: MD
County: PRINCE GEORGES
License #: MD-33-004-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENNETH BRENNEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/20/2012
Notification Time: 13:46 [ET]
Event Date: 12/19/2012
Event Time: 15:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/20/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GORDON HUNEGS (R1DO)
FSME RESOURCE (EMAI)

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MARYLAND AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - IRRADIATOR SOURCE CHAIN FAILED TO FUNCTION

The following information was obtained from the State of Maryland via fax:

On December 19, 2012 at 1500 EST, the licensee's irradiator chain became "kinked" and failed to function as required. The sources were being raised at the time of the incident. The chain was de-kinked from around the sprocket and the elevator/sources were returned to their lowest position in the pool.

The sources will remain stored at the lowest position until an internal investigation determines the cause of the event.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48628
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL PEAK
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 12/27/2012
Notification Time: 15:46 [ET]
Event Date: 12/27/2012
Event Time: 14:45 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/27/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)

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

SCHEDULED OPERATIONS SUPPORT CENTER (OSC) OUTAGE FOR EQUIPMENT UPGRADE

"Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) will be implementing a scheduled modification to renovate and upgrade the interior configuration of the site's Operational Support Center (OSC). The OSC is located within the Technical Support Center (TSC). The TSC will remain fully operable. Due to the construction, beginning on December 27, 2012 with a planned completion date of February 27, 2013, the OSC will be inoperable. An alternate OSC has been established on-site and is fully operable."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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