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Event Notification Report for March 22, 2013

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Event Reports For
03/21/2013 - 03/22/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48769 48837 48840

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48769
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: THOMAS MORSE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/19/2013
Notification Time: 16:39 [ET]
Event Date: 02/19/2013
Event Time: 13:03 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/21/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 96 Power Operation 96 Power Operation

Event Text

TRANSPORT OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED WORKER AND SUBSEQUENT FATALITY

"On February 19, 2013, at approximately 1303 EST, the control room was notified that a supplemental worker (i.e., a contract individual) had fallen and was injured. The worker was in a contaminated area.

"Due to the individual's condition, the individual was not surveyed by a Health Physics technician prior to being transported in their anti-contamination clothing. The individual was transported by ambulance accompanied by Health Physics personnel to the local hospital for medical treatment (i.e., TriPoint Medical Center). Subsequently, the worker was declared deceased at the hospital.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xii) and 50.72(b)(2)(xi). Additionally, OSHA was notified pursuant to the requirements of 29 CFR 1904.39. The Lake County Coroner was also notified.

"Subsequent surveys found no contamination on the worker, hospital, medical personnel, or ambulance.

"No press release is planned. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE ON 3/21/13 AT 2032 EDT FROM LLOYD ZERR TO PETE SNYDER * * *

"The Lake County Coroner has determined that the individual died of natural causes."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Notified R3DO (Passehl).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48837
Facility: LIMERICK
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: THOMAS INGRAM
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/20/2013
Notification Time: 20:52 [ET]
Event Date: 03/20/2013
Event Time: 14:47 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/21/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (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

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION (HPCI) TURBINE OIL LEAK

"After securing the Unit 1 HPCI turbine from service following a planned pump, valve, and flow surveillance test an oil leak of approximately 1 pint per minute developed. The oil leak was stopped by securing the auxiliary oil pump for the HPCI system.

"There was no loss of oil pressure while the HPCI turbine was operating. This issue has caused the Unit 1 HPCI system to be declared inoperable and unavailable. Per LGS [Limerick Generating Station] Unit 1 Technical Specifications section 3.5.1, the HPCI system must be restored to operable status within 14 days.

"The cause of the oil leak is being investigated."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


* * * UPDATE FROM DANIEL WILLIAMSON TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1510 EDT ON MARCH 21, 2013 * * *

"UNIT 1 HPCI has been restored to operable status following repairs and post-maintenance testing at 1300 EDT on March 21, 2013."

The licensee changed the reporting requirement from 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v((D).

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Trapp).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48840
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: AARON TUBB
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 03/21/2013
Notification Time: 10:09 [ET]
Event Date: 03/21/2013
Event Time: 05:07 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/21/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL RICH (R2DO)

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

RADIATION MONITORS INOPERABLE FOR PRE-PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"This is a non-emergency notification. At approximately 0507 EDT on March 18, 2013, radiation monitor RM-01TV-3536-1, Turbine Vent Stack Wide Range Gas Monitor (WRGM) was declared inoperable for pre-planned corrective maintenance. Compensatory actions were put in place to sample per the requirements of the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual (ODCM) and the duration of the maintenance was originally not expected to take longer than 72 hours. This event is now reportable because the planned equipment outage exceeded 72 hours.

"This radiation monitor is necessary for accident assessment and is credited for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classification in the Harris Nuclear Plant Emergency Plan. Inability to classify an EAL due to an out of service monitor is considered a loss of accident assessment capability and is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as described in NUREG-1022, Rev. 2. This condition does not affect the health or safety of the public or the operation of the facility. Compensatory actions remain in place to sample per requirements of ODCM.

"The NRC Resident Inspectors have been notified."

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