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Event Notification Report for October 5, 2011

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47304 47317 47319

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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: 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: 10/04/2011
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."

* * * UPDATE FROM BUD HINCKLEY TO JOE O'HARA ON 10/04/11 AT 1443 * * *

"The TSC ventilation system maintenance began at 0504 EDT on 10/04/11 and the system was restored to service at 1430 EDT on 10/04/11."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Notified R3DO(Phillips)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47319
Facility: BRAIDWOOD
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOE CONQUEST
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/04/2011
Notification Time: 19:33 [ET]
Event Date: 10/04/2011
Event Time: 16:35 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/04/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO ONSITE FATALITY

"At 1430 CDT, 10/4/11, the licensee Main Control room received an emergency phone call for medical assistance. The caller reported that he had a person down in the auxiliary building. On-site medical response team reported the person was not breathing and not responsive. The symptoms were non-occupational. The person was transported off site via ambulance to the local hospital. At 1635, 10/4/11, the licensee was informed that the individual was declared deceased. OSHA is being notified pursuant to the requirements of 29CFR1904.39. This ENS report is being made in accordance with 50.72 (b)(2)(xi)

"There was no radioactive contamination involved in this event. The licensee does not plan any media or press release and have not notified any other government agencies besides OSHA. The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified."

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