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Event Notification Report for December 7, 2010

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Event Reports For
12/06/2010 - 12/07/2010

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46451 46457 46461 46463

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
General Information Event Number: 46451
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County: CLARK
License #: 03-11-0505-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SNEHA RAVIKUMAR
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/02/2010
Notification Time: 20:45 [ET]
Event Date: 12/02/2010
Event Time: 03:20 [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/03/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4DO)
JAMES DANNA (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - EMPLOYEE CONTAMINATIONS DURING CYCLOTRON OPERATION

The following information was received by e-mail:

The state reported that three employees of Cardinal Health were contaminated by Fluorine 18 (F-18) from operation of a cyclotron. Initial contamination of the employees was 1600 cpm. Soap and water was used to decontaminate the personnel and at 1130 PST the contamination was reported to be 1300 dpm.

The licensee believes the cause of the contamination to be faulty delivery lines. The cyclotron device is a General Electric Accelerator PETrace.

Nevada Incident Number: NV100022

* * * RETRACTION FROM SNEHA RAVIKUMAR TO ERIC SIMPSON AT 1507 EST ON 12/3/10 * * *

The following information was received by email from the State of Nevada:

The State of Nevada is retracting the Event Report sent on December 2, 2010, regarding Cardinal Health.

This event does not need to be reported based on the fact that a contamination events must restrict access to the area for more than 24 hours or cause doses to workers that exceed regulatory limits in order to be reportable. Due to the short half life of the material involved and the fact that it was limited to the transfer tube, it is unlikely that anyone received a dose >1 ALI (24 hr notification) or >5 ALI (immediate notification).

Notified R4DO (Powers) and FSME (McIntosh).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46457
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PRESTON LAWSON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/06/2010
Notification Time: 05:42 [ET]
Event Date: 12/06/2010
Event Time: 04:18 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/06/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 85 Power Operation

Event Text

TECH SPEC REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO EXCEEDING ALLOWED OUTAGE TIME ON THE 'A' EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR

"(KKJ01A) 'A' Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) was removed from service and declared inoperable [on] 11/29/2010 at 0500 (CST) for a scheduled 7 day Technical Specification equipment outage to perform various scheduled maintenance items. Technical Specification 3.8.1 Condition B was entered for one Diesel Generator inoperable, utilizing Action B.4.2.2, 'Restore the Diesel Generator to OPERABLE within 7 days AND 10 days from discovery of failure to meet LCO'.

"On 12/06/2010, it was discovered during the Operability Run Surveillance, STS KJ-015A, utilized to restore the EDG to service, the Engine Analyzer Data Acquisition [software] indicated the No. 12 cylinder is 'out of balance' and will require a clearance order and maintenance repair. On 12/06/2010 [at] 0350 hrs., it was determined that the work required to restore the EDG to service would cause the Tech Spec 3.8.1 Action B.4.2.2 Completion Time requirement of 7 days to be exceeded, requiring a Plant Shutdown per TS 3.8.1 Condition H, with Action H.1, 'Be in Mode 3 within 6 hours', and Action H.2, 'Be in Mode 5 within 36 hours'.

"Plant Shutdown to Mode 3 was commenced [on] 12/06/2010 at 0418 (CST).

"The [NRC] Resident Inspector has been contacted."

The licensee indicated that required repairs should be completed within 8 hours and expects restart to occur on 12/06/2010.

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General Information Event Number: 46461
Rep Org: ULTRA ELECTRONICS
Licensee: ULTRA ELECTRONICS
Region: 4
City: ROUND ROCK State: TX
County: WILLIAMSON
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK MCCRAY
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/07/2010
Notification Time: 09:58 [ET]
Event Date: 12/06/2010
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/07/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
SCOTT SHAEFFER (R2DO)
ROBERT DALEY (R3DO)
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NRR (EMAI)
NRO (EMAI)

Event Text

FAIL SAFE FUNCTION OF THE N7000 SERIES TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER DOES NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS

"The functional issue is limited to N7000 transmitters where the field selectable jumper is set for downscale indication upon loss of input (open circuit, over range RTD, or short circuit). The transmitter may indicate a mid-range output upon open circuit or over range RTD input instead of going downscale (4 mA) as intended. Short circuit detection operates correctly in all cases.

"This issue does not affect temperature transmitters during normal operating conditions, only the downscale input sensor failure indication function. N7000 transmitters that have been set for upscale sensor failure indication are not affected; however, this notification is applicable to all N7000 customers because the sensor failure indication is field selectable."

The following sites are affected: Oconee, Calvert Cliffs, Perry, North Anna, Surry, Framatome ANP, Kewaunee, Diablo Canyon, and Hope Creek.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46463
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICK JACKSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/07/2010
Notification Time: 18:19 [ET]
Event Date: 12/07/2010
Event Time: 15:32 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/07/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES MOORMAN (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SEWAGE SPILL

"An approximate 14,000 gallon sewage spill was identified outside the plant protected area [coming] from a sewage manhole. The spill was suspected to have begun on 12/6/10. Site personnel have responded and the upstream lift station has been secured which has stopped the spill. The manhole is presently being pumped down at this time. It appears at this time that the spill occurred from a severely corroded clean-out pipe cap. This sewage spill has no effect on safe operation of McGuire Units 1 and 2."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Mooresville, NC.

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