United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for August 1, 2013

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
07/31/2013 - 08/01/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49212 49228 49230

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Agreement State Event Number: 49212
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FOX NDE LLC
Region: 4
City: ABILENE State: TX
County:
License #: 06411
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/24/2013
Notification Time: 10:16 [ET]
Event Date: 07/20/2013
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNABLE TO RETRACT SOURCE INTO RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The following information was obtained from the State of Texas via E-mail:

"On July 23, 2013, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that on July 20, 2013, a radiography crew was unable to retract an Iridium - 192 source into a QSDA 880 D exposure device. The failure was caused by a spool that had fallen on the guide tube, crimping the tube so that the source could not pass through the tube at the crimp. The radiographers isolated the area, placed bags of concrete over the source to reduce area dose rates, and contacted their Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The RSO drove to the location and reach the site about six hour later. The RSO was able to remove the crimp enough to allow the source to pass through the crimp and lock back in the exposure device. The camera was returned to the licensee's facility for further inspection. No one involved in the event received an exposure that exceeded any regulatory limit. No member of the general public was exposed to any radiation due to this event. Additional information will
be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9099

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49228
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: RICHARD DAVIS
HQ OPS Officer: NESTOR MAKRIS
Notification Date: 07/31/2013
Notification Time: 11:40 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2013
Event Time: 05:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL F. KING (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

Event Text

EMERGENCY RESPONSE FACILITY PREPLANNED MAINTENANCE

"This condition does not affect the health and safety of the public or the operation of the facility. At 0510 [EDT] on July 31, 2013, preplanned maintenance commenced which affects the Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation and radiation monitoring systems. The scope of the maintenance is to inspect and perform functional checks on various TSC ventilation system fans and the outside air intake radiation monitor. This maintenance is scheduled to be performed and completed within approximately 20 hours.

"TSC functionality requires all occupied areas of the TSC be maintained between 60.8 degrees F and 82.4 degrees F. Actual TSC temperatures have been verified to be less than 78 degrees F. If an emergency should occur, the ventilation system will be restored, but potentially not within the time required for activation of the TSC. If the facility were activated with full staff, temperatures could rise above the 82.4 degree F limit. Consideration will be given to relocating the TSC to the alternate emergency facility in accordance with PEP-240. The alternate TSC has been verified to have electrical power, ventilation, and communication capability. The Technical Support Center - Site Emergency Coordinator has been notified.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE AT 1620 EDT ON 07/31/13 FROM RICHARD DAVIS TO S. SANDIN * * *

Preplanned maintenance was completed at 1540 EDT on 7/31/13. The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R2DO (King).

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Part 21 Event Number: 49230
Rep Org: ABB INC.
Licensee: ABB INC.
Region: 1
City: FLORENCE State: SC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAY LAVRINC
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/31/2013
Notification Time: 17:45 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2013
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
GORDON HUNEGS (R1DO)
MICHAEL F. KING (R2DO)
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
PART 21 REACTORS (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - DEVIATION OF HK CIRCUIT BREAKER CLOSE LATCH SPRING

ABB identified a deviation with close latch springs provided since 1/20/2010 used in medium voltage HK circuit breakers. These close latch springs are used on new legacy HK circuit breakers, replaced during HK circuit breaker refurbishment activities, and provided in HK refurbishment kits and as component items. The ABB part number for the close latch spring is: 162374A00. The nature of the deviation is a reduced spring force. There is a potential for an aged HK circuit breaker with hardening grease and this reduced spring force not to close.

The following is a list of affected customers:
Detroit Edison Fermi 2
Dominion VA
DTE
Duke Catawba
Duke Energy - Seneca
Duke Energy - Cataw
Duke Huntersville
Duke McGuire
Duke Oconee
Entergy River Bend
Exelon Limerick
Exelon Nuclear
Exelon Peach Bottom
Exelon Point Beach
First Energy Beaver Valley
Georgia Power Plant Vogtle
Nextera Point Beach
Nextera Seabrook
Prairie Island Nuclear
Progress Energy Brunswick
Progress Energy Crystal River
PSEG Alloway Creek
Southern Cal Edison
STP Nuclear
TVA Sequoyah.

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