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Event Notification Report for July 7, 2009

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Event Reports For
07/06/2009 - 07/07/2009

** EVENT NUMBERS **


45185 45186 45188

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45185
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JAMES SHAW
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/06/2009
Notification Time: 08:09 [ET]
Event Date: 07/06/2009
Event Time: 07:12 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/06/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNAVAILABILITY OF TSC VENTILATION SYSTEM AND CHARCOAL FILTER FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

"At 0712 on Monday, July 6, 2009, the Cook Nuclear Plant (CNP) Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation system air conditioning and filtration systems were removed from service for scheduled preventive maintenance.

"Under certain accident conditions the TSC may become unavailable due to the inability of the filtration system to maintain a habitable atmosphere. Compensatory measures exist to relocate TSC personnel to the unaffected unit's control room if necessary based upon results of procedurally required monitoring of TSC radiological conditions.

"The TSC ventilation system maintenance is scheduled to complete at 1600 on Monday, July 6, 2009.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss an emergency response facility."

* * * UPDATE FROM JAMES SHAW TO JOE O'HARA AT 1640 EDT ON 07/06/09 * * *

"The TSC Ventilation System and Charcoal Filter have been returned to functional status at 1517 EDT on Monday, July 6, 2009.

"This follow up notification is being made to provide closure from the initial notification under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss of an emergency response facility.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector - Jay Lennartz."

Notified the R3DO(Passehl).

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 45186
Rep Org: VISTEON CORPORATION
Licensee: VISTEON CORPORATION
Region: 3
City:  State: MI
County: WAYNE
License #:
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEFF MORAITIS
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/06/2009
Notification Time: 14:25 [ET]
Event Date: 07/06/2009
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/06/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
DAVE PASSEHL (R3DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The licensee reported 108 Tritium exit signs are unaccounted for and are considered lost and unrecoverable. The signs were used at various locations where Visteon, an auto parts supplier, has outlet stores. Based upon conversations with the NRC, the licensee has spent approximately three weeks attempting to account and locate the whereabouts of the 108 Tritium exit signs without success. The licensee did account for one sign with 9.5 curies of Tritium and 4 other signs with 11.5 curies of Tritium. The licensee has spoken to NRC employees A. McIntosh and K. Lambert regarding the issue.

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.

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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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 45188
Facility: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT
RX Type: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY
Comments: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER
                   6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
                   BETHESDA, MD 20817 (301)564-3200
Region: 2
City: PIKETON State: OH
County: PIKE
License #: GDP-2
Agreement: Y
Docket: 0707002
NRC Notified By: RON CRABTREE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/07/2009
Notification Time: 01:57 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2009
Event Time: 00:54 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (R2DO)
EARL EASTON (NMSS)

Event Text

4-HOUR REPORT DUE TO NOTIFICATION OF OHIO EPA BECAUSE OF BOILER OPACITY LIMIT BEING EXCEEDED

"At 2130 hours, 07/06/09, the PORTS Plant Shift Superintendent's (PSS) Office was notified of an operational upset at the X-600 Steam Plant Facility due to a loss of power on the #3 (operating) Boiler. The operational upset resulted in three separate six minute periods, where the permissible opacity limit was exceeded, while power was being restored to the boiler. The PORTS PSS Office notified the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) of this incident, at 0054 hours, 07/07/09. This notification to another government agency is reportable to the NRC as a 4-hour Event, per the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) Nuclear Regulatory Event Reporting Procedure UE2-RA-RE1030, Appendix D, Section P (Miscellaneous) which states: 'USEC shall notify NRC of any event or situation, related to the health and safety of the public or on-site personnel, or protection of the environment, for which a news release is planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be made. Such an event may include an on-site fatality or inadvertent release of radioactively contaminated materials'."

The licensee notified the Paducah NRC Resident Inspector.

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