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Event Notification Report for December 5, 2011

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Event Reports For
12/02/2011 - 12/05/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47486 47494 47495 47496

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Agreement State Event Number: 47486
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: RADIATION MEDICINE SPECIALISTS OF NE PENNSYLVANIA, P.C.
Region: 1
City: FORTY FORT State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1238
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/29/2011
Notification Time: 08:05 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2011
Event Time: 12:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE SCHMIDT (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

PENNSYLVANIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNSECURED RADIOACTIVE SOURCE

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

"On April 25, 2011, an Ir-192 source (SN# D36C-5591), 3.36 Ci activity, was removed from a Nucletron microSelectron HDR unit, placed into an approved Type A source storage and transportation container, and moved to a secure designated HDR source storage location, awaiting return to the manufacturer. However, due to miscommunication, the source was never shipped back to the manufacturer and as a result, the source was relocated by contractors approximately a month later to an unoccupied storage room in an uncontrolled area of the building. The source was estimated to have decayed to 2.5 Ci. On October 10, 2011, the unoccupied storage room became the office of a new full-time physicist. The activity was estimated to be 0.69 Ci at this time. On October 27, 2011, the source was discovered during a routine inspection by the Department of Environmental Protection and immediately placed back into the permanent storage area within the HDR storage location. It was determined that the badged physicist who occupied the office received 5.6 mrem, however, his subsequent dosimeter reading indicated no measureable radiation exposure. The unmonitored contractor who moved the source was estimated to have received 0.6 mrem.

"The source was returned to the manufacturer via [a national shipper] on November 10, 2011. In the future, the new full-time physicist will maintain control of all sources, as well as document when the sources actually leave the facility to be returned to the manufacturers. The licensee has also modified their policies and procedures. The Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] plans another reactive inspection."

PA Event Report ID: PA110037

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47494
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: RUSSELL SEARS
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/02/2011
Notification Time: 13:21 [ET]
Event Date: 12/02/2011
Event Time: 08:29 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 87 Power Operation 87 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A NON-LICENSED EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR

A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive drug test during random testing. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47495
Facility: VERMONT YANKEE
Region: 1 State: VT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JIM BROOKS
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 12/02/2011
Notification Time: 13:28 [ET]
Event Date: 12/02/2011
Event Time: 09:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
WAYNE SCHMIDT (R1DO)

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

WRONG TRAIN EMERGENCY DIESEL FUEL RACK TRIP

"While hanging tags on the 'B' Diesel Generator, which was tagged out for maintenance, the operator mistakenly entered the 'A' Diesel Generator Room and tripped the 'A' Diesel Generator fuel rack, making it inoperable. At this time both diesels were inoperable placing the plant in a 24 Hour LCO.

"When the fuel rack was tripped alarms were received in the control room, the operator was immediately contacted and the problem was identified and corrected. Total LCO time was approximately 2 minutes."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47496
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JASON BOOKMILLER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/03/2011
Notification Time: 16:53 [ET]
Event Date: 12/03/2011
Event Time: 12:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/03/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
WAYNE SCHMIDT (R1DO)

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

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INOPERABLE DUE TO A DEGRADED DOOR SEAL

"On December 3, 2011 during operator rounds, it was discovered that an Enclosure Building (secondary containment) door sweep had failed and was not providing an adequate seal.

"Technical Specification (TS) 3.6.5.2, 'Secondary Containment Enclosure Building', is applicable in Modes 1,2,3, and 4 was entered at 1235 [EST]. Since secondary containment was rendered inoperable, Dominion is reporting this as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function to control the release of radioactive material. The door has subsequently been repaired, the Enclosure Building declared OPERABLE and the TS Action Statement exited at 1524 [EST]. Further engineering review will be conducted to more fully evaluate the impact on radiological controls.

"This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)."

The licensee has notified the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, surrounding towns and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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