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Event Notification Report for February 8, 2013

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Event Reports For
02/07/2013 - 02/08/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48616 48707 48710 48730 48731 48732

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 48616
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RICK DAVIDSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/21/2012
Notification Time: 00:06 [ET]
Event Date: 12/20/2012
Event Time: 16:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (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

UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO AN IDENTIFIED DEGRADED FIRE BARRIER

"During a walkdown on December 20, 2012 at 1600 CST, two degraded Appendix R fire barriers (walls) were identified. These barriers separate the Torus Room (Fire Area IV)/ 'A' RHR Room (Fire Area I) and the Torus Room (Fire Area IV)/ 'B' RHR Room (Fire Area II). The walls separate Appendix R fire safe shutdown divisional equipment.

"A fire watch was established as a compensatory measure immediately following identification of the issue on December 20, 2012. The barrier affecting the 'B' RHR Room has been repaired on both sides. The barrier affecting the 'A' RHR Room has been repaired on the Torus Room side. The discovery of this non-compliance is being reported as an unanalyzed condition as defined by 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B).

"The fire watch remains in place until verification of the completed repair is performed."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * RETRACTION AT 1746 EST ON 2/07/13 FROM JACK EARSLEY TO HUFFMAN * * *

"An eight hour report per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) was conservatively reported on December 21, 2012 for degraded fire barriers between the Torus Room (Fire Area IV) and 'A' RHR Room (Fire Area I), and the Torus Room (Fire Area IV) and 'B' RHR Room (Fire Area II). Subsequent engineering analysis determined that the degraded fire barriers maintained the required degree of separation for redundant safe shutdown trains and plant safety was not significantly degraded. The 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) report is retracted."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Kunowski).

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Agreement State Event Number: 48707
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: UNIVERSAL WELL SERVICES
Region: 1
City:  State: PA
County: LYCOMING
License #: PA-1446
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH M. MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 01/30/2013
Notification Time: 08:17 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2013
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/30/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"On January 15, 2013, the licensee sent notification via email to the Central Office [PA Bureau of Radiation Protection] about an event that took place on January 14, 2013. This email was received by Central Office [PA Bureau of Radiation Protection] on January 16, 2013. It is reportable within 24 hours under 10CFR30.50(b)(2).

"During use of the gauge, the density readings were not as anticipated. The electronic technicians replaced the detector with no change in output. Based on the output readings, the suspicion is that the shutter is closed and cannot be opened. The gauge has been taken out of service and stored securely in their Meadville Warehouse.

"The device is identified as:
Manufacturer: Berthold Technologies USA, LLC
Model: LB 8010
Serial #: 10185
Source Serial #: 1160/10
Isotope: Cs-137
Activity: 20 mCi

"The manufacturer is being contacted to investigate and perform repairs if needed. A reactive inspection will be performed by the Department [PA Bureau of Radiation Protection]."

Event Report No: PA 130002

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Agreement State Event Number: 48710
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: GENERAL CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: FRAMINGHAM State: MA
County:
License #: G0038
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANTHONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 01/31/2013
Notification Time: 15:25 [ET]
Event Date: 09/10/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/31/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
DARYL JOHNSON (ILTA)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GENERAL LICENSE DEVICE CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL MISSING

The following information was received from the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program via email:

"General licensee requested termination of GL registration G0038 on 9/13/12 noting that the registered material (two electron capture detectors [ECD]) had been shipped to another organization. Upon Agency [MA Radiation Control Program] inquiry, the receiving organization confirmed receiving only one ECD. The shipper stated the missing ECD had been physically removed from its original gas chromatograph several years earlier and was last known to be in a small cardboard box that was assumed to have been segregated during a lab cleanup and subsequently included in an overall lab equipment transfer to the receiving organization. Upon further investigation and review, the shipping organization stated on 12/20/12 that the ECD may have been inadvertently dispositioned during the lab cleanup. The ECD is a small metallic cylindrical object approximately less than one inch in diameter and four inches in length.

"The Agency considers this event to be closed."

The electron capture detector is a Hewlett Packard Model G1223A (Serial Number K0118). The source contained less than 15 mCi Ni-63.

MA Event #: 130131.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48730
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: TIM SCHULTE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/07/2013
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 02/07/2013
Event Time: 14:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO POSSIBLE RUN-OUT OF HIGH PRESSURE SAFETY INJECTION PUMP

"Current design basis calculations indicate the high pressure safety injection (HPSI) pumps could potentially operate in a run-out condition under certain worst case design basis conditions. The calculated flow is beyond the pump curves. The HPSI pumps could operate in a run-out condition for an extended period following a design basis accident. The pump vendor indicates that long term operation in this condition could not be supported due to accelerated wear of pump internal components. This represents a reportable unanalyzed condition."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48731
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: GREG KANDA
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/07/2013
Notification Time: 18:37 [ET]
Event Date: 02/07/2013
Event Time: 17:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION RELATED TO DEATH OF CONTRACTOR ONSITE

"At 1620 EST on 2/7/2013 an emergency medical report was received in Unit 1 Control Room that an individual was reported to have collapsed and was lying unconscious outside of the protected area. Fire protection and Emergency Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. The individual was unresponsive, without a pulse and not breathing. Off-site medical assistance was immediately requested. CPR was commenced and continued until transfer of the individual to off-site medical ambulance service Medic 1. An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) was used once, as allowed by the AED.

"Confirmation of the fatality was received at 1735 EST on 2/7/2013. The individual was pronounced dead at 1712 EST on 2/7/2013.

"Both Units remain at 100% power. This Event notification is being made due to the onsite fatality.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48732
Facility: RIVER BEND
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JEFF REYNOLDS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/07/2013
Notification Time: 19:34 [ET]
Event Date: 02/07/2013
Event Time: 15:53 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (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

INADVERTENT EMERGENCY SIREN ACTUATION

"At 1553 CST on 02/07/2013, River Bend Station emergency preparedness personnel were notified by a dispatcher at the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office that several calls had been received regarding one or more River Bend emergency sirens sounding in the vicinity of the city of New Roads, Louisiana. The siren(s) sounded at least twice. Emergency Preparedness personnel notified the caller that no emergency condition existed at the station and made other notifications in accordance with River Bend procedure EPP-2-401 for inadvertent siren sounding. Notifications included the governors office of homeland security to notify the public that the sounding is inadvertent and that no emergency exists at the station. Additionally, the Emergency Alert System local station (WJBO/WFMF) was directly notified to broadcast the notification. The cause of the siren sounding is currently being investigated.

"The Senior Resident NRC Inspector has also been notified."

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