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Event Notification Report for May 23, 2014

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Event Reports For
05/22/2014 - 05/23/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50113 50129 50130 50131 50132

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Agreement State Event Number: 50113
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: SEADRIFT COKE LP
Region: 4
City: PORT LAVACA State: TX
County:
License #: LO3432
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/14/2014
Notification Time: 15:57 [ET]
Event Date: 05/12/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON A PROCESS GAUGE

"On May 14, 2014, the licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of Health] that when it was locking out sources on May 12, 2014, for a shutdown it was unable to close the shutter on one of its Ohmart-Vega model SHLG-2 fixed nuclear gauges which contained a 3 curie cesium-137 source. The licensee contacted the manufacturer. A service company came to the licensee's facility on May 14, 2014, and closed the shutter, removed the gauge, and placed it in storage.

"The licensee will send the gauge to the manufacturer for repair. The gauge normally operates with the shutter in the open position. No one received any exposure as a result of this event. Additional information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

TX # I-9193

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50129
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ERIC STEELE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/22/2014
Notification Time: 02:02 [ET]
Event Date: 05/21/2014
Event Time: 17:21 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
FRANK EHRHARDT (R2DO)

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

STANDBY LIQUID CONTROL INOPERABLE DUE TO TANK INLEAKAGE

"On 5/21/2014 at 1721 CDT, BFN [Browns Ferry Nuclear] U2 declared both trains of standby liquid control (SLC) inoperable due to suspected in-leakage to the U2 SLC tank. Control Room Operators received an alarm for high tank level and corresponding high level on the control room indicator. Personnel were dispatched to check the tank level locally and reported that tank level was high and rising. Based on this report, the SLC tank isolation valve common to both pumps was closed to prevent potentially overflowing the tank. It was subsequently determined that the sensing line had become clogged causing erroneous level indication and the local report of level was incorrect. Sensing lines for the tank level instrumentation were subsequently cleared, indicated tank level then returned to normal, and local check verified that tank level was normal. Operability was restored with tank level being verified normal and isolation valve returned to the open position.

"This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). This is also reportable as a 60-day written report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(C) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(D).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50130
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: STEVE NICOLAOS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/22/2014
Notification Time: 09:31 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2014
Event Time: 02:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 65 Power Operation 65 Power Operation

Event Text

UNPLANNED ISOLATION OF REACTOR BUILDING VENTILATION RADIATION MONITOR

"At 0210 [EDT] on May 22, 2014, Nine Mile Point Unit 2, the reactor building vent radiation monitor (Vent WRGMS) was removed from service due to a problem with the check source.

"The unplanned isolation of Vent WRGMS is a 8-hour report for 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability.

"Until the equipment is restored, Chemistry will perform sampling requirements per the ODCM.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The licensee notified the State of New York Public Service Commission.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50131
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DANIEL BACKUS
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 05/22/2014
Notification Time: 09:34 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2014
Event Time: 07:08 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)

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

Event Text

PLANNED MAINTENANCE ON THE AUXILIARY BUILDING SERVICE WATER RETURN MONITOR

"On May 22, 2014 at 0708 CDT, Kewaunee Power Station rendered the Auxiliary Building Service Water Return Monitor (R-20) nonfunctional for planned maintenance. R-20 is used for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classifications of an unplanned release of liquid radioactivity to the environment that would result in an Alert or Unusual Event and is being conservatively reported under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a loss of emergency assessment capability.

"R-20 is planned to be restored to functional by 1530 CDT today, 05/22/2014.

"The NRC Regional Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50132
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM STRICKLAND
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 05/23/2014
Notification Time: 01:01 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2014
Event Time: 21:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/23/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (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 100 Power Operation

Event Text

BOTH HPCI SECONDARY CONTAINMENT AIRLOCK DOORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY

"On May 22, 2014, at 2150 hours, the Shift Manager was notified that both HPCI Secondary Containment interlock doors were open simultaneously. The doors were immediately closed and Secondary Containment pressure remained negative.

"This condition represents a failure to meet Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.2 given two doors in a single access opening were open. As a result, entry into Technical Specification 3.6.4.1, Condition A, was made momentarily due to Secondary Containment being inoperable.

"This event is reportable under 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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