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Event Notification Report for March 9, 2011

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03/08/2011 - 03/09/2011

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46662 46663

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46662
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM DAIN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 03/08/2011
Notification Time: 07:28 [ET]
Event Date: 03/08/2011
Event Time: 03:57 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/08/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)
JOHN THORP (NRR)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)

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 N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

ONSITE FATALITY

"At 0357 [EST on 3/8/11] the licensee received a call for medical assistance. The caller reported an individual [contract employee] had passed out but was still breathing. Our [McGuire] onsite medical response team reported the person was not breathing and in cardiac arrest. The person was transported offsite via ambulance [Gileade Volunteer Fire and Rescue] to the local hospital. At 0602 EST, the licensee received word that the individual had passed away at the hospital."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 46663
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
                   LEU FABRICATION
                   LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: SCOTT MURRAY
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 03/08/2011
Notification Time: 10:18 [ET]
Event Date: 03/08/2011
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/08/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)
BRIAN SMITH (NMSS)

Event Text

GNF PROCEDURE 40-32 LOSS OF A SINGLE MATERIAL CONTROL TRANSACTION

"At approximately 7:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7th, it was reported that a can of powder was present on a conveyor in the UO2 press feed area without the required material control transaction. At approximately 10:10 a.m. it was discovered that the can contained three vacuum bags of powder. The transaction is one criticality control for the conveyor to ensure only authorized dry materials are stored.

"The second controlled parameter (mass of uranium in each can) was maintained at all times. As a result, no unsafe condition existed. The total amount of UO2 powder in the improperly stored can was approximately 13.6 kg. The material control transactions have been properly performed and the can has been transferred to an approved storage location.

"As a result, SNM movements have been ceased pending investigation and implementation of additional corrective actions."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident (Thomas), New Hanover County Emergency Management, and North Carolina of Environment and Natural Resources.

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