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Event Notification Report for October 4, 2011

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47304 47314 47315 47316 47317

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Agreement State Event Number: 47304
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: U.S. STEEL
Region: 1
City: WEST MIFFLIN State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0309
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/29/2011
Notification Time: 14:17 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2011
Event Time: 09:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

PENNSYLVANIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INDUSTRIAL GAUGE SHUTTER FAILURE

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via fax:

"Event type: Shutter Failure

"Notifications: On September 28, 2011, the Department's [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] Southwest Regional Office received notification via phone from the licensee at approximately 1530 hrs. of a reportable event listed under 10CFR 30(b)(2). (Note, this is similar but a different event from PA 110022 [EN#47226]).

"Event Description: The shutter failure was identified while performing a routine preventative maintenance and standardization. The shutter became stuck in the closed position and could not be opened. No radiation exposure to personnel ensued during this event. The device is identified as: Manufacturer (IRMS), Model (TG-2), Serial# (00M0397-I5), Isotope (Americium- 241), and Activity (3 Ci).

"Cause of the Event: Spring Default Piston

"Actions: Service provider repairs were completed the same day by replacing the source holder which was then surveyed, wipe tested, and put back into operation."

PA Report No.: PA110026

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47314
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOHN TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/03/2011
Notification Time: 05:25 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2011
Event Time: 03:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 99 Power Operation

Event Text

UNIT 2 ENTERED TECH SPEC 3.0.3 AFTER DECLARING ALL THREE CONTAINMENT RECIRC FAN COOLERS INOPERABLE

Indian Point Unit 2 entered TS 3.0.3 (TS Required Shutdown) at 0345 EDT on 10/3/11 after declaring all three Containment Recirc Fan Coolers inoperable due to insufficient Service Water (SW) flow through SW Headers 1, 2, and 3 during the quarterly surveillance test. At 0438 EDT, Unit 2 commenced a controlled shutdown. The licensee has shifted SW flow to Headers 4, 5 and 6 and is in the process of re-performing the test. If the test is successful, they will exit TS 3.0.3. Unit 2 is currently stable at 99% reactor power.

The licensee informed state agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE FROM JOHN TAYLOR TO CHARLES TEAL ON 10/3/11 AT 0625 EDT * * *

"Three trains of Fan Cooler Units (FCU) are inoperable due to insufficient flows during the flow test 2-PT-Q016. Entered ITS 3.0.3 at time 0345 EDT. At time 0438 EDT Unit 2 commenced a plant shutdown. At time 0515 EDT the plant was at 99% and stable under operator control. Service water headers were swapped from the 1,2,3 header to the 4,5,6 header. The plant is in the process of re-performing the FCU flow tests with the 4,5,6 as the essential Service Water header."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Doerflein).

* * * UPDATE FROM STEVEN RADOMSKI TO CHARLES TEAL ON 10/3/11 AT 0752 EDT * * *

"After swapping Essential Service Water headers from the 1,2,3 header to the 4,5,6 header, 2-PT-Q016 Containment Cooler Unit Cooling Water Flow Test was performed satisfactorily. At 0532 EDT LCO 3.0.3 was exited, and LCO 3.6.6 was met. All five Fan Cooler Units were declared operable."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Doerflein).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47315
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: GERRY RAUCH
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 10/03/2011
Notification Time: 10:24 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2011
Event Time: 08:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)

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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"At 0850 [CDT] on Monday, October 03, the Callaway Plant Technical Support Center (TSC) is undergoing planned maintenance to repair MTSUB7001, Manual Transfer Switch between normal and emergency power. This maintenance is currently scheduled to last for 1 day, at which time the TSC will be restored to service. During this period, the TSC will be without either normal or emergency power, thus rendering it non-functional.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation while the TSC is non-functional, TSC emergency response personnel will report to their backup locations in accordance with Callaway Plant emergency planning procedures.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to the planned unavailability of an emergency response facility.

* * * UPDATE AT 1907 EDT ON 10/03/11 FROM GERRY RAUCH TO JOE O'HARA * * *

"Callaway Plant Technical Support Center (TSC) normal power was restored at 1751 CDT. The TSC is functional and available as an emergency response facility."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Notified R4DO (Whitten).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47316
Facility: CALVERT CLIFFS
Region: 1 State: MD
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: KEVIN UMPHREY
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/03/2011
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2011
Event Time: 10:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 60 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 67 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION (TS) REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO BOTH 'A' TRAIN EDG'S INOPERABLE

"Dual Unit Shutdown due to T.S. 3.0.3. Unit 1 and Unit 2 'A' Train Emergency Diesel Generators (EDGs) OOS [Out-of-Service]. '2A' DG OOS due to '21' Salt Water Header scheduled maintenance. '1A' DG OOS due to emergent loss of '16' Battery charger for the '1A' DG DC bus. Neither '11' nor '22' 125 VDC busses have an Operable charger. (Chargers have power, but do not have an Operable DG). "

The licensee entered TS 3.0.3 at 1035 EDT and is expected to be in Mode 3 on both units at 1735 EDT unless the licensee exits T.S. 3.0.3 upon restoration of the battery charger. '0C' EDG is functional but not credited towards T.S. The salt water header is not expected to be restored until 10/4/11. There are no issues with offsite power.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will notify the Calvert Control Center and plans to make a press release.

CR No.: CR-2011-009860; Calvert Cliffs internal event notification number 4194.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47317
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAN KURTH
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/03/2011
Notification Time: 15:00 [ET]
Event Date: 10/04/2011
Event Time: 04:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNAVAILABILITY OF TSC VENTILATION SYSTEM DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

"At 0400 EDT on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the Cook Nuclear Plant (CNP) Technical Support Center (TSC) air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems will be removed from service for scheduled maintenance.

"Under certain accident conditions the TSC may become unavailable due to the inability of the air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems to maintain a habitable atmosphere. Compensatory measures exist to relocate TSC personnel to the unaffected unit's control room, if necessary.

"TSC ventilation system maintenance is scheduled to be completed by 1500 EDT on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss of an emergency response facility."

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