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Event Notification Report for December 19, 2013

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Event Reports For
12/18/2013 - 12/19/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49579 49621 49622 49623 49648 49650 49651 49652 49657 49659 49660

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Part 21 Event Number: 49579
Rep Org: ABB INC
Licensee: ABB INC
Region: 1
City: FLORENCE State: SC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAY LAVRINC
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 11/25/2013
Notification Time: 14:52 [ET]
Event Date: 11/25/2013
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
DAN SCHROEDER (R1DO)
FRANK EHRHARDT (R2DO)
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3DO)
GREG PICK (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - PRIMARY CLOSE LATCH FAILED TO MEET SPECIFICATION IN K-LINE CIRCUIT BREAKERS

The following is a summary of a fax received from ABB Inc.:

"[ABB Inc. is reporting a] failure to comply with specifications associated with primary close latch, part number 716611K02, used in K-Line 225 to 2000 amp continuous current low voltage electrically operated Model 7 circuit breakers. It does not affect previous models of these same breakers that have not been upgraded to include the interlocking primary and secondary close latches. It does not affect manually operated K-Line breakers or K3000/4000 circuit breakers."

* * * UPDATE FROM JAY LAVRINC TO JOHN SHOEMAKER ON 12/18/13 AT 1324 EST * * *

The following report was received via facsimile:

This is an amended report to identify the affected customers and complete the one outstanding action from the Part 21 Notification of 11/25/2013.

Affected customers are: APS, Detroit Edison, Dominion, Duke Energy Progress, Entergy, Exelon, Crystal River and Nextera.

Notified R1DO (Dimitriadis), R2DO (Freeman), R3DO (Riemer), R4DO (Lantz), and Part 21 Group via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 49621
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: SHOPKO STORES
Region: 4
City:  State: NE
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/10/2013
Notification Time: 16:43 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2013
Event Time: 12:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/13/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - COMPOSITE LISTING OF MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following forty eight (48) lost licensee tritium signs were submitted by the State of Nebraska via email:

1. ShopKo Store #47 located in Lincoln, NE;
(1) SRB Technologies; Model Safety-10; S/N ST18770; H-3; 21 Ci.
(10) Safety Light; Model #2040; S/N A44267, A44269, A44272 thru A44274, A44276, A42278 thru A44281; H-3; 11.5 Ci each.

Nebraska Event - NE130006.

2. ShopKo Store #48 located in Norfolk, NE;
(6) Safety Light Model #2040; S/N Unknown; H-3; 11.5 Ci.

Nebraska Event - NE130007.

3. ShopKo Store #56 located in Omaha, NE;
(29) SRB Technologies; Model Safety-10; S/N 24303 thru 24318, 24327 thru 24333, 24398, 24299, 24400, 24401, 24399H-3; 21 Ci each.
(2) Safety Light Model #2040; S/N AON845, AON847; H-3; 12 Ci each.

Nebraska Event - NE130008.

* * * UPDATE ON 12/13/13 AT 0921 EST FROM TRUDY HILL TO DONG PARK * * *

The following thirteen (13) lost licensee tritium signs were submitted by the State of Nebraska via email:

1. ShopKo Store #53 located in North Platte, NE;
(13) Safety Light Model #2040; S/N Unknown; H-3; 11.5 Ci.

Nebraska Event - NE130009.

Notified R4DO (Walker), FSME Events Resource and ILTAB via email.

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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Agreement State Event Number: 49622
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: CORNERSTONE EARTH GROUP
Region: 4
City: WALNUT CREEK State: CA
County:
License #: CA 7619-43
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENT PRENDERGAST
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/10/2013
Notification Time: 18:37 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2013
Event Time: 05:20 [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
ROBERT BUNCH (ILTA)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
MEXICO (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The California Radiologic Health Branch reported a stolen moisture density gauge from a licensee in Walnut Creek, CA. The gauge was recovered in about 4 hours, in Lafayette, CA, after being abandoned by the thieves. The state assisted local law enforcement in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, CA with the gauge recovery. The gauge was recovered in good condition and there are no known exposures or spread of contamination. The gauge has been returned to the licensee for storage in a secure location. The gauge is a Instro Tek, model 3500 Explorer, Serial #1644, containing 10 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am/Be-241 sources.

California State Report #121013 and Lafayette, CA police report #13-21268.

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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Agreement State Event Number: 49623
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: WILCO NDT
Region: 4
City: FARMINGTON State: NM
County:
License #: IR470-05
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE CASARES
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/11/2013
Notification Time: 15:32 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2013
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 12/13/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
BRIAN HOLIAN (FSME)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ELIOT BRENNER (HQPA)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO RADIOGRAPHER AND MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC

The following information was obtained from the State of Texas via email:

"The owner of J-CAP manufacturing [located in Seminole, TX] reported at 14:10 CST [on 12/11/13] that an incident [involving industrial radiography of a pressure vessel occurred at his facility on December 10, 2013]. Individual reported that his site foreman was working with the industrial radiographer who was performing radiography of a pressure vessel. The radiographer approached the source collimator to change the film and the radiographer realized the source was still in the open - exposed position. The amount of exposure is still in question and the site foreman was escorted by his employer to the hospital for evaluation. The employee reported he was in the area for 5- 8 minutes and approximately 12-24 inches from the source. The employee was not working for the industrial radiography company, thus this is an exposure to the public. The radiographer also received a dose. The Radiation Safety Officer for Wilco NDT [licensed in Farmington, NM] was contacted by the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] to verify the incident. RSO for Wilco NDT reported that he contacted the State of New Mexico to report the incident and is currently working on sending [the radiographer's] monitoring badge to be read. RSO is still trying to contact his radiographer and review details of the incident. A calculated dose for the time period of 8 minutes with a distance of 1 foot from the Ir-192 source with 67 curies of activity was 40 rem/8 minutes. Investigation is ongoing and further details will be supplied as in accordance with SA300."

Texas Incident #: I-9142

* * * UPDATE FROM IRENE CASARES (VIA EMAIL) TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1758 EST ON 12/13/13 * * *

"On December 13, 2013, at 1632 hours [CST], the licensee notified the Agency [that] their dosimetry processor had completed reading the radiographers' badges. One badge read 34 millirem DDE, and the other 30 millirem, DDE.

"Two Agency inspectors are scheduled to interview all parties involved in the event [on] Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

"Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Werner) and FSME EO (Holian).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49648
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: STEVEN JOHNSTON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 03:41 [ET]
Event Date: 12/17/2013
Event Time: 19:57 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)

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

Event Text

REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM (RPS) ACTUATION WITH THE REACTOR IN HOT SHUTDOWN

"Pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), notifications are being performed for a valid actuation of the reactor protection system resulting in a full scram. The actuation was a result of the reactor mode switch being placed from the refuel position to the shutdown position without the scram bypass jumpers installed. The reactor was subcritical with all rods inserted at the time of the actuation. All systems functioned as designed."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49650
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLEN
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 12:21 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 09:32 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
SCOTT FREEMAN (R2DO)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
TIM McGINTY (NRR)

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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO CONTRACT EMPLOYEE COLLAPSING WITHIN THE PROTECTED AREA

"On December 18, 2013, at approximately 0700 EST, with Watts Bar Nuclear Unit 1 at 100% power and Unit 2 under construction, a contract employee on his way to his job site collapsed. The emergency team responded and the individual was transported via ambulance offsite. The individual was declared deceased at Rhea County Medical Center. The individual was not contaminated. Due to a required report to OSHA at 0932 EST, this report is submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), as a notification of other government agency.

"NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49651
Facility: LIMERICK
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KRIS STRAUSSER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 12:22 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 09:39 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (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

LOSS OF UNIT 1 SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INTEGRITY

"Station Personnel simultaneously opened the inner and outer air lock doors from Unit 1 Reactor Enclosure to the Radwaste Enclosure. Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared inoperable per U1 TS 3.6.5.1.1, due to failure to meet surveillance requirement U1 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2, due to the report of both containment airlock doors on 217 [foot elevation, being] momentarily open at the same time. Reactor Enclosure D/P [delta pressure] remained steady at 0.35 inches vacuum water gauge.

"Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared Operable following verification that at least one air lock door to each access of secondary containment was closed per U1 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2. Total LCO time was approximately 5 seconds."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49652
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: KEITH MAESTAS
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 13:01 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 13:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
SCOTT FREEMAN (R2DO)

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

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER INOPERABLE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"NRC Operations Center notification for planned routine preventative maintenance on the Technical Support Center HVAC. Expected start of the preventative maintenance is 12/18/13 at 1300 EST. Planned completion is 12/19/13 at 0100 EST. This maintenance renders the TSC non-functional. The planned TSC alternate location will be the Control Room."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49657
Facility: DUANE ARNOLD
Region: 3 State: IA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MIKE STROPE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 15:39 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 08:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
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

BOTH DOORS IN SECONDARY CONTAINMENT AIRLOCK OPENED CONCURRENTLY

"At 0830 CST on December 18, 2013, both doors in the Secondary Containment Airlock were opened concurrently. The doors being open at the same time caused a failure to meet SR 3.6.4.1.2 to verify that either the outer door(s) or the inner door(s) in each Secondary Containment access opening are closed. The identified condition caused Secondary Containment to be considered inoperable per TS LCO 3.6.4.1. Upon discovery, immediate action was taken to close the doors. This action allowed SR 3.6.4.1.2 to be met, and restored Secondary Containment to an operable status.

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

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49659
Facility: LIMERICK
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: PAUL MARVEL
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 18:50 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 14:09 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (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

LOSS OF UNIT 2 SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INTEGRITY

"Station Personnel simultaneously opened the inner and outer air lock doors from Unit 2 Reactor Enclosure to the Refuel Floor. Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared inoperable per U2 TS 3.6.5.1.1, due to failure to meet surveillance requirement U2 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2, due to the report of both containment airlock doors on the 352 foot elevation being momentarily open at the same time. Reactor Enclosure D/P [differential pressure] remained steady at 0.35 inches vacuum water gauge.

"Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared Operable following verification that at least one air lock door to each access of secondary containment was closed per U2 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2. Total LCO time was approximately 5 seconds."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49660
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JOHN WALKOWIAK
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 12/18/2013
Notification Time: 18:56 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2013
Event Time: 15:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (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

SAFETY FUNCTION FOR THE HPCI SUCTION AUTOMATIC LOW CST LEVEL SWAP OVER INOPERABLE

"During the performance of surveillance testing on 12/17/2013 for the HPCI CST low water level switch instrument functional test, the safety function for the low CST level suction swap-over was lost.

"While performing testing, 23LS-75B setpoint was found to be below the TS required value with 23LS-74B already declared inoperable. Tech Spec 3.3.5.1 Condition D was entered and within 1 hour of finding 23LS-75B setpoint below the TS required value, this switch was adjusted to within tolerance as allowed by procedure and tested satisfactory. Both switches were inoperable concurrently for a period of less than 1 hour from time of discovery of 23LS-75B being out of tolerance.

"This issue has been discussed with the NRC Resident Inspector."

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