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Event Notification Report for February 13, 2014

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02/12/2014 - 02/13/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49792 49793 49797 49820 49821 49823 49824

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Agreement State Event Number: 49792
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: BLACK EAGLE CONSULTING, INC.
Region: 4
City: RENO State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0409-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SNEHA RAVIKUMAR
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 02/04/2014
Notification Time: 14:38 [ET]
Event Date: 10/14/2013
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/04/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

SUSPECTED LOCKING MECHANISM FAILURE ON AN INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The following was received from the State of Nevada via email:

"The plunger lock on Camera 880 D (SN: D9686) spun freely in the locked position and could not be unlocked. It was tagged as inoperable and locked away in the safe.

"On November 15, 2013, the camera was shipped to QSA Global, Inc., for repair. The camera was repaired on November 19, 2013 and returned to the licensee. It was then verified that all its parts including the plunger, lock and locking mechanism were working correctly. The camera was inspected and found to be fine on January 22, 2014, by one of our staff from the Radiation Control Program. The incident is closed."

Item Number: NV140004

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Agreement State Event Number: 49793
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FUGRO CONSULTANTS LP
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: 04322
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENTRY HEARN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 02/05/2014
Notification Time: 13:52 [ET]
Event Date: 02/03/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNABLE TO RETRACT RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE

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

"On February 5, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of Health] received notice that on February 3, 2014, the licensee was unable to retract an 84.5 curie iridium-192 source. The camera and guide tube had fallen from a 22 inch pipe while in use. This caused damage to the guide tube near the camera. The source was retrieved according to license conditions. The retrieval employee received 9 millirem from the retrieval. No member of the public was exposed at rates above limit. The damaged equipment was retired from service and will be replaced. The camera was an INC IR-100 with serial number 7231 and the source had serial number 11337C. Additional information will be provided when it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Number: I-9154

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Agreement State Event Number: 49797
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT
Region: 4
City: OMAHA State: NE
County:
License #: 01-39-04
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM DEFRAIN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 02/05/2014
Notification Time: 17:07 [ET]
Event Date: 02/05/2014
Event Time: 10:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
FSME RESOURCE GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MALFUNCTIONING SOURCE SHUTTER FAILED TO CLOSE

The following information was received via facsimile from the State of Nebraska:

"The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was notified by a representative of the Omaha Public Power District that a Kay Ray fixed gauge Model Number 7080 source shutter failed to close. The device contains approximately 25.5 millicuries of Cesium-137. The gauge is mounted between two fly ash hoppers approximately 20 feet off of the floor. The source closure mechanism on the gauge is connected to a handle located at floor level by a flexible cable. The closure cable is secured so that when the floor handle is operated, the control cable slides inside of the sheath opening/closing the shutter. The shutter closure cable became loose where the sheath attaches to the source closure mechanism which prevented the shutter from closing. The licensee disconnected the lower part from the cable and the on/off handle. By holding on to the lower part of the sheath and sliding the internal cable, the licensee was able to close the shutter. No personnel were exposed to radiation during this event."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49820
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RANDY SAND
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 02/12/2014
Notification Time: 09:27 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2014
Event Time: 08:15 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 88 Power Operation 88 Power Operation

Event Text

SERVICE WATER RADIATION MONITOR REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"Planned preventive maintenance on service water piping will remove the service water radiation monitor from service. As a result, this represents a loss of emergency assessment capability under NUREG 1022, Revision 3, since the radiation monitor is used to assess NUE [Notification of Unusual Event] and Alert thresholds. The planned maintenance is expected to last 8 hours. During this time, the site Chemistry Department will perform sampling at this location every 30 minutes. The sampling is documented in a station procedure and allows the ability to detect NUE levels in a timely manner. As a result of sampling, reasonable assurance exists to monitor and detect rising radiation levels in order to protect the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified prior to removing the service water radiation monitor from service."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49821
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARTIN LICHTNER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 02/12/2014
Notification Time: 14:18 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2014
Event Time: 07:11 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation
2 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT BOUNDRY DOOR FOUND AJAR

"On February 12, 2014 at 0711 EST, secondary containment (Unit 1 reactor building) boundary door-612 was found propped ajar with a secondary containment boundary sign stuck in the door jam, holding the door open. Upon discovery, the sign was removed from the door jam and the door was verified closed. A status walk down was performed and no other doors were found in this condition.

"Although secondary containment differential pressure was maintained throughout the time period that the door was open, the door serves as a secondary containment boundary and is required to be closed for secondary containment operability.

"Secondary containment alignment for removal of the 818 foot elevation (refuel floor) hatch removal had been performed at 0105 EST, February 12, 2014 and the last record of access to the area by security card reader occurred at 0044 EST by the operator performing the ventilation alignment. The potential duration of inoperability based on the available information is approximately 6.5 hours. Past operability evaluation is being performed.

"This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) and per the guidance of NUREG 1022 Rev. 3 section 3.2.7 as a loss of a safety function. There is no redundant Susquehanna secondary containment system."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49823
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WALTER ORF
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 02/12/2014
Notification Time: 15:48 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2014
Event Time: 10:47 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (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

HIGH RANGE STACK RADIATION MONITOR REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

At 1047 EST on 2/12/14, Millstone Unit 2 removed the Stack High Range Radiation Monitor, RM 8168, from service for pre-planned maintenance. Functional test was completed and operability was restored at 1426 EST on 2/12/2014.

The licensee informed the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Waterford Dispatch and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49824
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DARRYL LAPCINSKI
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 02/12/2014
Notification Time: 16:17 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2014
Event Time: 11:13 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (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 10 Power Operation

Event Text

CIRCULATING WATER DISCHARGE MONITOR OUT OF SERVICE

"At 1113 CST on February 12, 2014, R-21 Circulating Water Discharge Monitor failed during routine surveillance testing and was declared nonfunctional. This monitor has no compensatory measure that will allow timely classification of two Emergency Action Levels (EALs) - NUE (Notification of Unusual Event) and Alert classifications - when out of service. This results in a Loss of Emergency Assessment Capability while R-21 is out of service. This is a reportable condition in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"There are no radioactive leaks that will impact the Circulating Water System as evidenced by normal readings on R-21 prior to its failure. In addition all other liquid effluent radiation monitors that monitor releases to the Circulating Water Discharge are in-service and have normal readings. Corrective maintenance is in progress and will continue until the monitor is returned to service. Maintenance will not result in the unplanned release of radioactivity to the environment and will not adversely affect the safe operation of the plant or health and safety of the public.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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