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Event Notification Report for June 1, 2006

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42611

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42611
Facility: POINT BEACH
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DEAN RAASCH
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/31/2006
Notification Time: 14:15 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2006
Event Time: 09:23 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/31/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3)

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

CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY FILTRATION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"Control Room Emergency Filtration System (CREFS) was declared Inoperable at 0923 on 5/30/2006 per TS 5.5.10.c 'Ventilation Filter Testing Program'. Laboratory testing results of a sample of the charcoal adsorber taken on 5/2/2006 did not meet the methyl iodide penetration percentage acceptance criteria of less than or equal to 1.0%. This condition is covered by TS 3.7.9 and both Unit 1 and Unit 2 entered Condition A, 'CREFS Inoperable' with a Required Action of 'Restore CREFS to OPERABLE status' with a Completion Time of 7 Days.

"CREFS is a single train system. Based on the guidance in NUREG-1022 for single train systems that perform safety functions, this condition was determined to be reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v), 'Event or Condition That Could Have Prevented Fulfillment of a Safety Function'. Technical Specifications allow this system to be inoperable for a period of seven days.

"This condition was not reported within the 8 Hour Non-Emergency reporting requirements."

The charcoal has been replaced and the licensee estimates testing at approximately 17:00.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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