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Event Notification Report for July 8, 2010

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Event Reports For
07/07/2010 - 07/08/2010

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46064 46065 46075

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 46064
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
                   NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
                   LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: TONY SCHILL
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/01/2010
Notification Time: 20:02 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2010
Event Time: 19:18 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/06/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
74.57 - ALARM RESOLUTION
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (R2DO)
DOUG WEAVER (NMSS)
FUELS OUO GRP EMAIL ()

Event Text

MATERIAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY (MC&A) ALARM ACTUATION

"10 CFR 74.57(f)(2) requires notification within 24 hours that an MC&A alarm resolution procedure has been initiated. Because the alarm investigation has been initiated, this notification is being made. There is no indication that a material loss has occurred. "

Material processing operations related to this alarm have been suspended.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

* * * UPDATE FROM RANDY SHACKELFORD TO DONG PARK AT 1509 EDT ON 7/6/10 * * *

The investigation from the MC&A alarm resolution procedure has been successfully completed. No material loss occurred, and the alarm was caused by the material being held up in the process.

Notified R2DO (Widmann), NMSS EO (Pstrak), and Fuels OUO Group via email.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 46065
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: GANNETT FLEMING
Region: 1
City: MIAMI State: FL
County:
License #: 4195-3
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HECTOR TABARES
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/02/2010
Notification Time: 13:07 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2010
Event Time: 10:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/02/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"[The State of Florida] received [a] report from company's RSO at 1030 hrs today that a soil moisture density gauge and case were stolen yesterday July 1st at 1830 hrs from a truck parked in a lot near the MIC Earlington Heights jobsite in Miami. FL. Thief or thieves apparently used bolt cutters or other device to cut chain used to secure transportation locked box which contained said gauge, then took both transportation box and gauge. Miami-Dade police were contacted (case# PD 100701276792). The licensee will offer a reward for information helping in the recovery. The incident was assigned to the Miami Inspection office for investigation. This office will take no further action on this incident."

The Troxler gauge (Model 3440; S/N 23094) contained 40 mCi AmBe and 8 mCi Cs-137.

Florida Incident Number: FL10-079

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. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46075
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIC POWELL
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/07/2010
Notification Time: 13:22 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2010
Event Time: 11:17 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
MIKE CHEOK (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP CAUSED BY MAIN GENERATOR AND TURBINE TRIP

"Salem Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor trip at 1117 hours due to a trip of the main generator and turbine. The main generator tripped as a result of a fault on the B Main Power Transformer (MPT). The B MPT fire protection deluge system automatically actuated and extinguished a small fire that occurred on the B MPT. The fire existed for approximately 5 minutes prior to being extinguished.

"All control rods fully inserted on the trip and all systems responded as designed with decay heat being removed via the Steam Dump system with condenser vacuum maintained. All three AFW [Auxiliary Feed Water] Pumps auto started as expected due to low Steam Generator level. Following the trip, the Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) thermal barrier supply valve 1CC131 automatically closed and was subsequently reopened with no issue.

"Salem Unit 1 is currently in mode 3. The Reactor Coolant System temperature is 547 degrees F with pressure at 2235 psig (NOT and NOP). All ECCS and ESF Systems are available and no ECCS [Emergency Core Cooling System] systems actuated during the event. The 13 AFW pump has not yet been reset following the trip, per the Emergency Operating Procedures and is unavailable.

"No personnel injuries occurred as a result of the trip. There is no primary to secondary leakage. There was no impact on Unit 2."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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