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Event Notification Report for August 30, 2010

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Event Reports For
08/27/2010 - 08/30/2010

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46207 46209 46211 46212

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General Information or Other Event Number: 46207
Rep Org: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BOISE CASCADE CORPORATION
Region: 3
City: INTERNATIONAL FALLS State: MN
County:
License #: G/L
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRANDON JURAN
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 08/25/2010
Notification Time: 12:56 [ET]
Event Date: 08/23/2010
Event Time: 15:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- BASIS WEIGHT GAUGE ABB MODEL TG-1(U-7) SHUTTER FAILED TO CLOSE

The following report was received via e-mail:

"The Minnesota Department of Health was notified on 8/24/2010 by a representative from Boise Cascade that a Basis Weight Gauge located at the Off Machine Coater Reel had a shutter failure. The shutter is designed to close after going off sheet; however it remained in the open position. When power was cut to the device the device failed closed (shutter did close).

"The gauge was taken out of service and repaired by ABB. The problem was determined to be shorted out wires in the device. The device has been repaired and placed back in service.

The source is 250 mCuries Kr-85, serial number K-1988E.

Event Report Number: MN100003

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46209
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: STEVE SEILHYMER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/27/2010
Notification Time: 16:13 [ET]
Event Date: 08/27/2010
Event Time: 07:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3DO)

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

24 HOUR FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT

"A supervisor had a positive for alcohol during a follow-up fitness-for duty test. The employee's access to the facility has been suspended. Contact the Headquarters Operation Officer for further details."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46211
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BRITT
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/28/2010
Notification Time: 21:09 [ET]
Event Date: 08/28/2010
Event Time: 17:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/28/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF THE OPERATIONS SUPPORT CENTER DUE TO INOPERABLE EMERGENCY HVAC

"During the performance of procedure 34S0-Z41-006-0 section 7.3.1.8, which tests the operability of the HP/CHEM area emergency HVAC, the system failed to indicate proper flow of the system. On panel 1Z41-N030, the system flow gauge failed upscale high and could not be lowered. The decision was made to halt the procedure at 1700 [EDT] on step 7.3.1.8 and restore the normal HP/CHEM HVAC lineup.

"The HP/CHEM area emergency HVAC is required for functionality of the Operations Support Center (OSC), as this area may be used during declared emergencies. Alternate OSC facilities have been verified to be available. All efforts and resources have been made available to restore the HP/CHEM emergency HVAC to functional status.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) and TRM 3.10.1.B.2"

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46212
Facility: VERMONT YANKEE
Region: 1 State: VT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: BOB VITA
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/29/2010
Notification Time: 19:58 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2010
Event Time: 19:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2010
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1DO)
MICHELE EVANS (NRR)
BILL GOTT (IRD)
MARC DAPAS (R1 R)
JACK GROBE (NRR)
PAM VESTAL (DHS)
KEVIN VISCE (FEMA)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO LOSS OF ANNUCIATORS IN THE CONTROL ROOM

At 1905 EST, Vermont Yankee declared a Notice of an Unusual Event (NOUE) based on EAL SU 4.1, loss of 75% of the control room annunciators associated with safety related systems for greater than 15 minutes. Around 1845 EST, several annunciators were received and based on the failure mode, the licensee conservatively estimated that greater than 75% of the annunciators in the control room were inoperable.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * NOTIFIED BY BOB VITA TO BILL HUFFMAN AT 2037 EST ON 8/29/10 * * *

The licensee determined that the cause of the annunciator loss was a blown fuse. The fuse was replaced and the annunciators were restored without further issues. Vermont Yankee exited the NOUE at 2028 EST.

The licensee has notified State authorities and will notify NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Henderson), NRR EO (Evans), IRD (Gott), DHS (Vestal), and FEMA (Visce).

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