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Event Notification Report for June 19, 2014

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Event Reports For
06/18/2014 - 06/19/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50113 50184 50209 50210

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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: 06/18/2014
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

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY ART TUCKER TO JEFF ROTTON VIA EMAIL AT 1249 EDT ON 06/18/2014 * * *

"A review of the licensee's written report found that a second gauge had failed during this event. The second gauge was an Ohmart-Vega model OHM-S-A2 gauge containing a 3000 milliCurie cesium - 137 source. The licensee stated that while trying to close the shutter on this gauge, the pin for the actuator handle broke and the handle came loose from the gauge. The handle was placed on the gauge and held in place with wire. The shutter was left in the open position. On May 14, 2014, the manufacturer was able to free the shutter and place it in the closed position. The gauge was removed from its mounting and package for shipment by the manufacturer. No significant exposure was received by any individual as a result of this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Hay) and FSME Resources (email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 50184
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: WESTLAKE LONGVIEW CORP
Region: 4
City: LONGVIEW State: TX
County:
License #: L06294
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/10/2014
Notification Time: 18:05 [ET]
Event Date: 06/05/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/10/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (E-MA)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PROCESS GAUGE SOURCE DISCONNECTED

"On June 6, 2014, the Agency was notified by the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) that on June 5, 2014, after retracting a 148 milliCurie cobalt-60 source into an Ohmart-Vega model SHLM-CR gauge, the source separated from the cable. The licensee reported the gauge shutter closed and they locked the shutter in the closed position. The licensee stated the manufacturer had been contacted and would be at the facility on the morning of June 6, 2014. The RSO stated he would provide additional information as soon as he could. There were no exposures as a result of this event."

NMED Report: TX140032
Texas Incident #I-9200

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50209
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ANGELO LEONE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/18/2014
Notification Time: 12:35 [ET]
Event Date: 06/18/2014
Event Time: 08:32 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/18/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (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

MAINTENANCE BEING PERFORMED ON MAIN STEAM LINE RADIATION MONITORS

"At 0832 EDT on 6/18/2014, Millstone Station Unit 2 removed the Main Steam Line Radiation Monitors RM-4299B and RM-4299C from service for pre-planned maintenance. Portable handheld radiation detectors will be used to assess radiation releases. Both radiation monitors will be restored no later than 2200 EDT on 6/19/14."

The licensee informed both State and local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50210
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: HENK VERWEY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 06/18/2014
Notification Time: 21:20 [ET]
Event Date: 06/18/2014
Event Time: 15:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/18/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 86 Power Operation 86 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF HPCI ROOM COOLING

"At 1545 [EDT], while testing of the Emergency Service Water system (ST-8Q) was being performed at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAF), two of five unit coolers (66UC-22H and 66UC-22K) in the East Crescent were found with indicated flow of 0 gpm. The other three unit coolers in the East Crescent Area were found with sufficient flow. At least four unit coolers are required to support the functionality of the East Crescent Area Ventilation Subsystem (TRO 3.7.C). The East and West Crescent Area Ventilation Subsystems support the Operability of the Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system by removing heat from the areas, in the event that ECCS and RCIC were used to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The West Crescent Area Ventilation Subsystem remained functional. The accident mitigating function of the division of ECCS and RCIC located in the West Crescent Area were unaffected by this condition. However, this condition could have prevented the function of one division of the ECCS, including the single train of High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI), located in the East Crescent. Therefore, this condition could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function of HPCI and it is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

"As part of the testing, the throttle valves to the unit coolers (66UC-22H and 66UC-22K) were cycled and normal flow was restored. This condition no longer exists."

The licensee is investigating the loss of flow to the "H" and "K" unit coolers and the restoration of flow by cycling the unit cooler supply throttle valves.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

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