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Event Notification Report for March 14, 2013

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
03/13/2013 - 03/14/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48810 48819 48820 48821

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 48810
Rep Org: ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER
Licensee: ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER
Region: 3
City: KANSAS CITY State: MO
County:
License #: 24-02704-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARCIA WEST
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/06/2013
Notification Time: 15:58 [ET]
Event Date: 03/05/2013
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/13/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
NICK VALOS (R3DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

CONTRACT AUDIT DISCOVERED PHYSICIAN NOT LISTED ON LICENSE

During an audit by Cardinal Health on behalf of St. Josephs Health Center it was discovered that a physician who was not listed on the current license has signed approximately 20 qualified medical procedures (QMP). The physician had been listed on earlier licenses but apparently was removed from the license in 2005. A technologist at St. Josephs said that at one point a number of oncologists were removed from the license. This physician may have been inadvertently removed at that time.

The licensee's representative is reporting this as a violation of 10 CFR 35.300 since a physician not listed on the license signed QMP. Cardinal Health will continue to investigate.

* * * RETRACTION FROM MARCIA WEST TO CHARLES TEAL ON 3/13/13 AT 1357 EDT * * *

Upon further review it was determined that this was not a medical event.

Notified R3DO (Dickson) and FSME Event Resource via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48819
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL QUITTER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 03/13/2013
Notification Time: 00:58 [ET]
Event Date: 03/12/2013
Event Time: 17:06 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 03/13/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) - POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

UNIT 2 LOSS OF SHUTDOWN MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

"On March 12, 2013, at 1706 PDT, with the reactor coolant system not intact, plant operators identified [an] unexpected increase in nuclear reactivity count rate as indicated by source range instrumentation channel N-32. This increase was NOT indicated on redundant wide range instrumentation channels N-51 and N-52. Operators identified that technicians working in the area of the N-32 cable routing had bumped the cabling, resulting in the false increase in the count rate. The source range channel N-32 was subsequently declared inoperable. Prior to this event the other source range channel N-31 had been declared inoperable.

"The above event resulted in loss of control room audible indication required by DCPP [Diablo Canyon Power Plant] technical specification to monitor the core reactivity condition and consequently caused loss of the monitoring system. Operators retained capability of monitoring core reactivity conditions through use of the two wide range nuclear instrumentation channels N-51 and N-52.

"In response to this concern, plant operators verified all core alterations were suspended, verified boron concentration was within acceptable limits for current conditions, suspended operations that could dilute the boron concentration, verified reactor trip breakers were open and control rods incapable of withdrawal, and initiated actions to restore to service one of the source range instrumentation channels with its associated control room audible count rate indication.

"NRC Resident Inspectors have been notified."

* * * UPDATE AT 0848 EDT ON 3/13/13 FROM MICHAEL QUITTER TO DONG PARK * * *

"This is an update to EN #48819 reported on March 12, 2013 at 2158 PDT.

"This update informs the NRC that PG&E, in accordance with provisions of TS 3.0.4b, will be restoring the source range instrumentation channel N-32 to service in Mode 5, maintaining the availability and monitoring of the wide range instrumentation channels while in Mode 5 until the source range channel is returned to service."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Powers).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48820
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: EDWARD WINN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 03/13/2013
Notification Time: 03:11 [ET]
Event Date: 03/13/2013
Event Time: 01:49 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/14/2013
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4DO)
ELMO COLLINS (RA)
JOHN LUBINSKI (NRR)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO INOPERABLE EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATORS

At 0149 CDT on 3/13/2013, Wolf Creek declared an Unusual Event due to inoperability of both on-site emergency diesel generators. While the A-EDG (Emergency Diesel Generator) was out of service due to planned maintenance, the B-EDG experienced a loss of control power. The cause is currently under investigation. Offsite power is available and providing electrical power to the Unit.

The licensee notified state and local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS, FEMA, DHS NICC and NuclearSSA (email).

* * * UPDATE FROM MARTINSON TO KLCO ON 3/14/13 AT 0407 EDT * * *

"Repairs are complete on the 'B' EDG (Emergency Diesel Generator). The 'B' EDG has been tested and restored to operable status at 0221 [CDT] on 03/14/2013. The 'A' EDG remains out of service for scheduled maintenance. NUE (Notification of Unusual Event) terminated at 0239 CDT on 03/14/2013."

The licensee notified state and local agencies and will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified the R4DO (Powers), IRD (Grant) and NRR (Lubinski).

Notified DHS, FEMA, DHS NICC and Nuclear SSA (email).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48821
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: SEAN BLOOM
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 03/13/2013
Notification Time: 19:01 [ET]
Event Date: 03/13/2013
Event Time: 11:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/13/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AFW ACTUATION DUE TO TRIP OF 3B FEEDWATER PUMP

"This is a non-emergency event notification to the NRCOC [NRC Operations Center] in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for valid Engineered Safeguards (ESF) actuations of the Auxiliary Feedwater System (AFW).

"On 3/13/2013 at 1120 EDT, Unit 3 experienced an automatic initiation of AFW due to a trip of the 3B Steam Generator Feedwater Pump while shutdown with Rod Banks withdrawn in preparation for startup. Subsequently, at 1131 EDT, Rx Trip Breakers were opened due to a lowering Reactor Coolant System average temperature resulting from AFW operation. Unit 3 remains stable in Mode 3. The initiation of AFW is currently under investigation."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

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