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Event Notification Report for April 13, 2009

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Event Reports For
04/10/2009 - 04/13/2009

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44977 44982 44983 44984 44985

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44977
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: THERMO NITON ANALYZERS
Region: 1
City: BILLERICA State: MA
County:
License #: 55-0238
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN SUMARES
HQ OPS Officer: DAN LIVERMORE
Notification Date: 04/08/2009
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 04/06/2009
Event Time: 13:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)
MARK DELLIGATTI (FSME)

Event Text

CONTAMINATED SEALED SOURCES RECEIVED IN TWO SHIPMENTS

The following information was provided by the state via fax:

"On 4/6/09, the Agency [MA Radiation Control Program] received written notification from Thermo NITON Analyzers that they had received 2 shipments of Isotope Products Laboratory Model XFB-3 Cd-109 sources, both of which contained a few contaminated sealed sources. On 9/9/08, NITON received a shipment of 45 sealed sources containing 40 mCi of Cd-109 each and 3 of the sources were found to be contaminated. On 10/13/08, NITON received a shipment of 30 sealed sources containing 10 mCi of Cd-109 each and 3 of the sources were contaminated. The licensee, NITON, returned the sources to IPL for evaluation. IPL's evaluation concluded the sources were contaminated and not leaking. The licensee stated that a notification was drafted in October 2008, however, an oversight occurred and inadvertently the notification was not submitted."

Massachusetts Docket No.: 04-8408

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44982
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: BRAIN FINCH
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 04/10/2009
Notification Time: 12:43 [ET]
Event Date: 04/10/2009
Event Time: 05:38 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/10/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 28 Power Operation 23 Power Operation

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION AUTOMATIC INITIATION DUE TO TURBINE TRIP

"At 0538 on Friday, April 10, 2009, Nine Mile Point Unit One manually tripped the turbine at approximately 28% rated power in response to rising turbine bearing vibrations. Following the manual turbine trip, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system automatically initiated on the turbine trip signal. The HPCI system initiation signal was reset immediately following the turbine trip. Reactor water level was maintained in the normal operating range throughout the transient. At Nine Mile Point Unit One the HPCI system is a mode of operation of the feedwater and condensate system. It is not an Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS). A HPCI system actuation signal on a turbine trip is an expected response of the HPCI system. Nine Mile Point Unit 1 remains at power since the turbine was tripped at a power level that is within the capacity of the turbine bypass valves.

"10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) requires reporting within 8 hours when a valid actuation of the feedwaler coolant injection system occurs.

"The event has been entered into the corrective action program.

"There are no other adverse impacts to the station based on this event."

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44983
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL MCBEARTY
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 04/10/2009
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 04/10/2009
Event Time: 09:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/10/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SULFURIC ACID OVERFLOW

"On Friday April 10, 2009, at about 0900 PDT, Southern California Edison (SCE) discovered that approximately 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid had overflowed from the Unit 3 Sulfuric Acid Day Tank. The acid was contained within a berm around the tank, and there was no release to the environment. SONGS (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) Hazardous Materials personnel responded to the event, and are in the process of removing the acid from the berm for disposal at a hazardous waste facility. The overflow was caused by leakage from the Bulk Acid Tank to the Acid Day Tank.

"At about 1340 PDT, SCE notified the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, and at about 1353 PDT, SCE notified the California Office of Emergency Services.

"SCE is making this notification in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).

"At the time of this report, SONGS Unit 2 is in Mode 1 at approximately 99% power and Unit 3 is in Mode 1 at approximately 100% power. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this occurrence and will be provided with a copy of this report."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44984
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ROBERT MATUSZAK
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/11/2009
Notification Time: 14:27 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2009
Event Time: 12:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

LOSS OF EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY - TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION UNAVAILABLE

"Notified by Engineering that Technical Support Center (TSC) emergency charcoal sample failed acceptance criteria. Declared TSC ventilation unavailable at 12:10 PM EDT, 4/11/09. TSC ventilation supports RERP radiological habitability function and as such represents a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Notified all Shift Managers if an emergency event is declared (Alert or higher), Shift Managers will need to modify emergency call out service so that TSC staffing report to Emergency Operating Facility (EOF). The use of the EOF as a backup facility for the TSC is included in Fermi's RERP Plan. Fermi will notify the NRC upon completion of corrective maintenance."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44985
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: GEOFFREY COOK
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 04/12/2009
Notification Time: 13:47 [ET]
Event Date: 04/12/2009
Event Time: 04:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/12/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SULFURIC ACID SPILL INTO BURM

"On Sunday, April 12, 2009 at about 0430 PDT, Southern California Edison (SCE) discovered that approximately 300 gallons of sulfuric acid had overflowed from the Unit 3 Sulfuric Acid Day Tank. The acid was contained within a berm around the tank, and there was no release to the environment. SONGS (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) Hazardous Materials personnel are in the process of responding to this event. Once onsite they will remove the acid from the berm for disposal at a hazardous waste facility. The overflow was caused by leakage from the Bulk Acid Tank to the Acid Day Tank.

"At about 1004 PDT, SCE notified the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, and at about 0940 PDT, SCE notified the California Office of Emergency Services.

"SCE is making this notification in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).

"At the time of the report, SONGS Unit 2 is in Mode 1 at approximately 99% power and Unit 3 is in Mode 1 at approximately 100% power. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this occurrence and will be provided with a copy of this report."

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