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Event Notification Report for June 12, 2014

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06/11/2014 - 06/12/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50167 50171 50187 50188 50189 50190

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Agreement State Event Number: 50167
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: S & ME INC
Region: 1
City: TAMPA State: FL
County:
License #: 4231-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID PIESKI
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/03/2014
Notification Time: 15:17 [ET]
Event Date: 06/03/2014
Event Time: 13:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/03/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PAUL KROHN (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST AND FOUND TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler Model 3430 (8 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241:Be) fell off the back of the truck when the licensee was leaving the construction site. The gauge was discovered just outside the site by a landscaper who contacted the personnel at the construction site.

The licensee was contacted by construction personnel. The licensee returned to the site and took custody of the gauge. It was out of his control for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Florida Incident #: 14-049

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Agreement State Event Number: 50171
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: STRUCTURAL METALS INC
Region: 4
City: SEGUIN State: TX
County:
License #: L02188
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENTRY HEARN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/04/2014
Notification Time: 09:38 [ET]
Event Date: 06/03/2014
Event Time: 06:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/04/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- DAMAGED GAUGE

The following information was received by the State of Texas by email:

"On June 3, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received notice that the licensee had a damaged Berthold LB300ML gauge (S/N 10004). The gauge had been hit with molten steel and damage had been done to attachment points ('ears') for a locking mechanism and carrying handle. No damage to the 2.5 milliCurie cobalt-60 source (S/N 1374-07-11) or the gauge shutter occurred. The gauge is scheduled for repair on June 5, 2014. Additional information will be supplied as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident: I-9198

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50187
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: PATRICK WALSH
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/11/2014
Notification Time: 00:23 [ET]
Event Date: 06/10/2014
Event Time: 20:32 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (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

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DECLARED INOPERABLE

"Nine Mile Point Unit 2 Secondary Containment was declared inoperable on 6/10/14 from 2032 EDT until 2036 EDT during the restoration of Reactor Building Ventilation System to a normal lineup.

"While performing actions to restore ventilation fans the Above Refuel Floor Exhaust Fan, 2HVR-FN5A, tripped when started resulting in building differential pressure becoming less negative than -0.25 inches. Tech Spec 3.6.4.1 Secondary Containment, Action A.1 to restore within 4 hours was entered at 2032 EDT on 6/10/14.

"The standby Above Refuel Floor Exhaust Fan, 2HVR-FN5B, was started per procedure and building differential pressure was restored. Secondary Containment was declared operable at 2036 EDT on 6/10/14 and Tech Spec 3.6.4.1 action was exited.

"Secondary containment being inoperable is a 8-hour report for 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(c), Any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to control the release of radioactive material."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the State of New York.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50188
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DEAN BRUCK
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/11/2014
Notification Time: 01:23 [ET]
Event Date: 06/10/2014
Event Time: 23:27 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
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 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO AN INADVERTENT ACTIVATION OF AN EMERGENCY SIREN

"On 6/10/14 at approximately 2327 EDT, the Operations Shift Manager was made aware that the Berrien County Sheriffs Department (BCSD) had been notified of an Emergency Siren that had actuated. BCSD was notified by local residents. BCSD reset the emergency siren and a local police officer verified the siren was no longer actuating.

"The cause of the actuation is under investigation at this time. The siren remains in service pending further investigation. There are a total of 70 sirens and all remain functional.

"This notification is being made under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), Offsite Notification, as a four (4) hour report.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50189
Facility: BRAIDWOOD
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOEY TRUDEAU
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/11/2014
Notification Time: 22:42 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2014
Event Time: 14:34 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
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

Event Text

ONE CONTAINMENT SPRAY TRAIN CHEMICAL ADDITIVE FLOW OUT OF SPECIFICATIONS

"At 1434 [CDT] on 06/11/14, the 1A Containment Spray chemical additive flow was found out of tolerance low during surveillance testing. This resulted in an unanalyzed condition in that insufficient chemical additive flow might have resulted in lower than assumed containment spray Ph values during past periods. The impact of the unanalyzed condition has not been fully evaluated. Based on the above, this is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). Engineering analyses are in progress to evaluate the past condition. Actions are in progress to restore the 1A Containment Spray chemical additive flow to within tolerance. The 1B Containment Spray system is operable per Tech Spec 3.6.6 and is capable of providing required chemical additive flow."

The required flow is 30 to 63 gpm. Measured flow was 27 gpm. The last measurement was six years ago.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50190
Facility: COMANCHE PEAK
Region: 4 State: TX
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RAMON VALDEZ
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 06/11/2014
Notification Time: 23:17 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2014
Event Time: 21:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2014
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
JENNIFER UHLE (NRR)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
MARC DAPAS (RA)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HALON GAS RELEASE IN UNIT 2 CABLE SPREADING ROOM

"Release of Halon into the Unit 2 Cable Spreading Room. No indication of fire in the area.

"HU3.1 (Toxic, corrosive, asphyxiant or flammable gases in amounts that have or could adversely affect normal plant operations) was declared at 2154 CDT due to Halon release and Oxygen levels below safe habitability conditions (19% oxygen). Ability still exists to maintain safe operations and safely shut down the reactor.

"No adverse plant response or control board alarms indicated. No smoke or fire in the room and access is provided with SCBA.

"Escalation criteria would be if not able to maintain safe operations or safely shut down the reactor.

"Exit criteria would be when normal oxygen levels are restored to Unit 2 Cable Spreading Room.

"Local NRC resident notified at 2223 CDT."

Unit 2 is stable at 100% power. Unit 1 was not affected and remains stable at 100% power.

The licensee notified the State of Texas, the local counties, and the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS, FEMA, and NICC. FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA were notified via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM SCOTT HARVEY TO CHARLES TEAL AT 1642 EDT ON 6/12/14 * * *

At 0330 CDT the Unusual Event was terminated.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R4DO (Werner), NRR (Uhle), IRD (Grant), DHS, FEMA, and NICC. FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA were notified via email.

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