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Event Notification Report for May 3, 2013

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05/02/2013 - 05/03/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48967 48980 48988 48991 48993

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Agreement State Event Number: 48967
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: METCO
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: 03018
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/25/2013
Notification Time: 14:52 [ET]
Event Date: 04/23/2013
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (E-MA)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILURE OF RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE TO FULLY RETRACT

The following information was received from the State of Texas via E-mail:

"On April 24, 2013, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that they were unable to fully retract an Iridium-192 source into a QSA model 660 radiography device. The radiographers attempted to retract the source several times, but were unable to get the device to lock the source in the fully shielded position. The radiographers contacted the Radiation Safety Officer who responded to the location along with the licensee's Source Retrieval Supervisor. The supervisor attempted to retract the source and on the second attempt, dose rates indicated that the source was fully shielded, but the device's locking device had not tripped. The supervisor inserted the source shipping plug into the device to secure the source in place. The source crankout device was dismantled and they discovered the connector on the end of the drive cable had separated from the drive cable. The crankout device has been shipped to the manufacturer for inspection and repair. The crankout device was placed in service by the licensee on April 11, 2013. The exposure device was inspected by the licensee and found to operate normally. No significant exposure was received by any individual involved in this event. Additional information will be provided in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9074

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48980
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RANDY ROSE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 04/29/2013
Notification Time: 08:41 [ET]
Event Date: 04/29/2013
Event Time: 09:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TSC VENTILATION SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

"At 0900 EDT on Monday, April 29, 2013, 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 and post maintenance testing is scheduled to be completed by 1200 EDT on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

"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 GREG KANDA TO HOWIE CROUCH ON 5/2/13 AT 1448 EDT * * *

"Due to scheduling issues, the restoration of the Technical Support Center (TSC) air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems has been delayed. The TSC ventilation systems are expected to be returned to service by 0000 EDT on Friday, May 3, 2013.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

Notified R3DO (Duncan).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48988
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NAVEEN KOTEEL
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 05/01/2013
Notification Time: 10:41 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2013
Event Time: 05:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"A condition is being reported per TRM 13.13.1 Emergency Response Facilities Action B.2 The functionality of the Technical Support Center (TSC) has been lost due to planned maintenance activities performed on TSC Support Systems. Alternate facilities are available to provide emergency response functions and actions are proceeding to return the TSC to functional status with high priority. A 10CFR50.54(q) evaluation has been performed for this planned maintenance activity. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. "

The licensee anticipates the maintenance will be complete at 1630 EDT on 5/1/13.

* * * UPDATE FROM PARKER TO SNYDER AT 1702 EDT ON 5/1/13 * * *

The TSC was returned to service at 1607 EDT on 5/1/13.

Notified R2DO (O'Donohue).

* * * UPDATE FROM ASHTON PARKER TO CHARLES TEAL AT 1123 EDT ON 5/2/13 * * *

The TSC has been taken out of service to perform planned maintenance.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

Notified R2DO (O'Donohue).

* * * UPDATE FROM PARKER TO SNYDER AT 1747 EDT ON 5/2/13 * * *

The TSC was returned to service at 1733 EDT on 5/2/13.

Notified R2DO (O'Donohue).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48991
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: APRIL RICE
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 05/02/2013
Notification Time: 11:27 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2013
Event Time: 07:48 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

VIOLATION OF THE FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAM

On May 2, 2013, a non-licensed employee supervisor tested positive for alcohol on a random fitness for duty test. The individuals site access has been terminated.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspectors.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48993
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WALTER ORF
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 05/02/2013
Notification Time: 23:56 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2013
Event Time: 22:07 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GORDON HUNEGS (R1DO)

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

Event Text

RADIATION MONITORS TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR PRE-PLANNED RADIOGRAPHY

Main Steam Line radiation monitors, MSS-RE75, RE76, RE77, RE78 and Terry Turbine Radiation monitor MSS-RE79 have been taken out of service for pre-planned radiography and plant conditions. This results in a loss of assessment capability since the radiation monitors are used for EAL classification.

The radiation monitors will be restored prior to entering Mode 4.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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