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Event Notification Report for June 29, 2011

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Event Reports For
06/28/2011 - 06/29/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46978 46980 46983 46996

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Agreement State Event Number: 46978
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: MEADWESTVACO VIRGINIA CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: COVINGTON State: VA
County:
License #: 580-375-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES COLEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/23/2011
Notification Time: 14:34 [ET]
Event Date: 06/22/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/23/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
JIM LUEHMAN (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON FIXED GAUGE

The following was received via fax:

"During a routine test on June 22, 2011, the licensee determined the shutter on a fixed gauge failed to completely close. The gauge is used to monitor levels in a digester tank and was identified as a Berthold Technologies Model LB 7444, serial number 903-2-92. It contains a 7.8 milliCurie Cobalt-60 source. The licensee has contacted Berthold to repair or replace the gauge."

Virginia Report #: VA-11-0002

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Agreement State Event Number: 46980
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC
Region: 4
City: ALVIN State: TX
County:
License #: 00087
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 06/24/2011
Notification Time: 08:25 [ET]
Event Date: 06/23/2011
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SOURCE DISCONNECT FROM DRIVE CABLE DURING RADIOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES

The following report was received from the Texas Department of Health Radiation Branch via e-mail:

"On June 23, 2011, the Agency [Texas Dept of Health] was notified by the licensee that a 67.5 Curie Iridium (Ir) - 192 source disconnected from its drive cable during radiographic operations. The licensee reported that the radiographer had completed the first shoot of the day and when he tried to retract the source to the QSA Global 880D camera, he noted that the source had disconnected from the drive cable. The radiographer isolated the area and contacted his Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). A source retrieval team was sent to the location. The source retrieval team verified that the source was in the collimator and then detached the guide tube from the camera. Using remote handling tools, the source was shaken out of the guide tube and placed into the camera.

"The RSO stated that no overexposure occurred and that there was no exposure to any member of the general public. The personnel dosimetry devices of the retrieval team have been sent to the licensee's processor for immediate reading. The cause for the source disconnect is unknown at this time. The camera will be returned to the manufacturer for inspection and for assistance in determining why the connector between the source pigtail and the drive cable disconnected. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident # I - 8865

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Agreement State Event Number: 46983
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: SUNBURY GENERATION LP
Region: 1
City: SHAMOKIN DAM State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0283
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOE MEINIC
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/24/2011
Notification Time: 14:54 [ET]
Event Date: 06/24/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
JIM LUEHMAN (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE DUE TO BROKEN CABLE

The following information was obtained from the State of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

The remote shutter actuator on a Texas Nuclear gauge, Model 5197 (serial #81623) with approximately 100 mCi of Cs-137 was found inoperable. The remote shutter actuator controller cable failed. The shutter is locked in the closed position and shall remain so until repairs are made.

PA Report #: PA110013

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 46996
Facility: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT
RX Type: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY
Comments: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER
                   6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
                   BETHESDA, MD 20817 (301)564-3200
Region: 2
City: PADUCAH State: KY
County: McCRACKEN
License #: GDP-1
Agreement: Y
Docket: 0707001
NRC Notified By: R. J. COOK
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/28/2011
Notification Time: 23:10 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2011
Event Time: 00:05 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
76.120(c)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (R2DO)
ROBERT JOHNSON (NMSS)

Event Text

FAILURE OF #2 FIRE WATER PUMP TO REALIGN

"At 0005 CDT, on 06-28-2011, the Plant Shift Superintendent was notified that the C-631 High Pressure Fire Water (HPFW) pumps #2 and #3 automatically started in response to low HPFW header pressure created by a line leak and rendered inoperable. Following isolation of the water leak the #2 and #3 pumps were shut down and were being configured for automatic start. The RCW operator observed the 'Auto Start' Indicator for the #2 pump was not illuminated. The pump was declared inoperable and power was removed from the #2 pump for troubleshooting and repair by electrical maintenance (EM). When power was removed from the pump the HPFWS could not perform its intended safety function of providing 4875 gpm. Two HPFW system pumps are required to be operable according to TSR LCO 2.4.4.8. EM reset a disconnect interlock switch which reenergized the 'Auto Start' controls and the pump was declared operable and returned to service.

"This event is reportable under 10 CFR 76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment required by the TSR is disabled or fails to function as
designed.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

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