United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Document Collections > Reports Associated with Events > Event Notification Reports > 2014 > May 15

Event Notification Report for May 15, 2014

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
05/14/2014 - 05/15/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50061 50087 50088 50091 50114 50115

To top of page
!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 50061
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DOUG LaMARCA
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 04/27/2014
Notification Time: 01:45 [ET]
Event Date: 04/26/2014
Event Time: 23:22 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)

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

Event Text

MINIMUM PATHWAY LIMIT OF MSIV COMBINED LEAKAGE EXCEEDED DURING SURVEILLANCE TESTING

"On 4/26/14 at 2322 EDT it was determined that the combined leakage for Main Steam Isolation Valves (including MSIV's, Main Steam Line Drains, HPCI Steam Supply and RCIC Steam Supply) per SR [Surveillance Requirement] 3.6.1.3.12 exceeded the minimum pathway limit of 300 scfh [standard cubic feet per hour]. The MSIV Combined leakrate of 309 scfh exceeded the limit of 300 scfh with the Local Leak Rate Test failure of the HPCI Steam Supply Outboard Isolation Valve.

"This event is being reported as a degraded condition pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii), as it was discovered that the required leakage limits were exceeded."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 1415 EDT ON 05/14/14 FROM JAY BARNES TO S. SANDIN * * *

The licensee is retracting this event based on the following:

"Subsequent engineering review identified an administrative error with procedures used to calculate MSIV leakage. Recalculation using revised procedures resulted in a MSIV Combined leakrate of 129 scfh, which is below the associated minimum pathway limit of 300 scfh specified in SR 3.6.1.3.12.

"Therefore, this condition is not reportable and EN 50061 is being retracted."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Jackson).

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 50087
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: HONEYWELL RESINS AND CHEMICALS LLC
Region: 1
City: CHESTER State: VA
County: CHESTERFIELD
License #: 041-344-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES COLEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 05/06/2014
Notification Time: 09:26 [ET]
Event Date: 05/05/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHNATHAN LILLIENDAH (R1DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia:

"The licensee discovered a shutter stuck in the open position during a routine test of a fixed gauge on May 5, 2014. The gauge is a Ronan Engineering Model SA1, serial number M-7299. It is used as a low-level indicator in a pre-dryer vessel and contains a 26.9 milliCurie (decay corrected) cesium-137 source. The licensee indicated that using unusual force to try to close the shutter would likely damage the actuator rod mechanism. The shutter is kept in the open position during operations and does not pose an additional radiation exposure to personnel. The licensee performs radiation surveys at one foot from the gauge surface during routine tests. The maximum reported result for this gauge was 300 microR per hour. The licensee has contacted the manufacturer to repair the gauge. The Agency [Virginia Radioactive Materials Program] will continue to monitor the situation until the shutter is repaired."

Virginia Event: VA-2014-004

To top of page
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50088
Rep Org: MANSON CONSTRUCTION
Licensee: MANSON CONSTRUCTION
Region: 4
City: ANCHORAGE State: AK
County:
License #: WN-I0448-1
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ISAAC BRADLEY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/06/2014
Notification Time: 11:47 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2014
Event Time: 12:00 [YDT]
Last Update Date: 05/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
40.60(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

PROCESS GAUGE SHUTTER FAILED TO FUNCTION PROPERLY

The licensee Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) determined that the shutter to a Berthold Model LB7440-D-CR process gauge with a 500 mCi Cs-137 source (source s/n: 031-08) did not open despite repeated attempts to cycle and lubricate the shutter opening mechanism. The RSO made this determination using instrumentation after rotating the shutter opening handle 180 degrees to the normally open position. The shutter had apparently become disconnected from the opening mechanism. The instrument is installed on a hopper dredge and is pointed down in an area not normally accessible by personnel.

A licensed Berthold technician has been contacted and will come to the site to repair the gauge.

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 50091
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 4
City: LOS ANGELES State: CA
County:
License #: CA 0404
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPHINE ORTEGO
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 05/06/2014
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 04/30/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INCORRECT DOSAGE ADMINISTERED TO PATIENT

"I am reporting a Medical Event and Abnormal Occurrence. The event resulted from incorrect dosage administered to the patient for the second phase of the yttrium-90 SirSperes for treatment of the liver. The patient was administered 43 millicuries of Y-90 for the second phase instead of 12 to 12.5 mCi as intended. The event occurred at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (California Radioactive Materials License number 0404-19) in Los Angeles, CA, on April 30, 2014. Los Angeles County Public Health, Radiation Management was notified on May 1, 2014. During the original report date, the licensee did not have any information regarding the radiation dose to the patient and was working with their Medical Physicists. On May 6, 2014, Cedars Sinai Medical Center reported that the patient received 363 Gray instead of the intended dose within the range of 53-102 Gray. Per the licensee, both the patient and referring physicians have been notified. The patient has not reported any side effects that were unanticipated and the patient will continue to be medically monitored."

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

To top of page
Power Reactor Event Number: 50114
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KARL HANTEO
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/14/2014
Notification Time: 17:58 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2014
Event Time: 17:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (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

FIVE GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL SPILLED ONSITE REQUIRING STATE NOTIFICATION

"At 1705 [EDT] on May13th, 2014, approximately 5 gallons of diesel fuel oil was spilled onto the ground on the south side of the Service Water Intake structure at the Salem Generating Station. The spill of diesel fuel was caused by a leak from the fuel supply line to the service water hot air furnace. The leak was isolated at the time of discovery and the spill terminated. The diesel fuel oil cleanup is in progress by Clean Harbors personnel and will continue until the spill has been remediated.

"Nuclear Environmental Affairs Department determined a 4 hr report to the NRC under RAL 11.8.2.a. was warranted due to the 15 minute notification to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at 1651 [EDT] on May 14, 2014."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

To top of page
Power Reactor Event Number: 50115
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: CHET JOZWIAK
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/14/2014
Notification Time: 18:07 [ET]
Event Date: 05/14/2014
Event Time: 14:54 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)

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

Event Text

PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING WILDFIRE NEAR THE FACILITY

"SONGS [is] making a 4-Hour notification per 10CFR72.75 (b) to the NRC Operations Center regarding the following:

"There has been a fire in the vicinity of the station. The fire is not on plant property and has not challenged station operations. Entry into SONGS' Emergency Plan and activation of the Emergency Response Organization is not required at this time. Because of the fire near the plant, Southern California Edison will be making a press release today to update the public as to the situation at the plant."

The licensee notified an onsite NRC Inspector.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014