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Event Notification Report for June 25, 2014

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Event Reports For
06/24/2014 - 06/25/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50171 50201 50204 50205 50216 50223 50225

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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: 06/24/2014
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

* * * UPDATE FROM ART TUCKER TO HOWIE CROUCH VIA EMAIL ON 6/24/14 AT 0959 EDT * * *

"On June 23, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received a written report from the licensee stating the gauge shutter was not damaged during this event. The licensee stated they were able to close the shutter at the time of the event. The gauge was placed in a locked storage box. The manufacturer has completed repairs to the gauge and the gauge has been returned to service. The licensee stated no additional exposure was received by their employees or members of the general public.

"Additional information will be provided in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Allen) and FSME Events Resource email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50201
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: PORT LAVACA State: TX
County:
License #: L00051
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/16/2014
Notification Time: 11:43 [ET]
Event Date: 06/16/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/16/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTERS

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

"On June 16, 2014, the Agency [State of Texas] was notified by the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) that while conducting routine maintenance checks, the shutter on two Ohmart-Vega Model SHD source holders containing 250 millicuries of cesium-137 failed to shut. A third SHD source holder shutter appeared to shut but there was no change in the radiation level as expected. The RSO has contacted a vendor to inspect and repair the gauges. The gauges are normally open. There were no exposures as a result of this event. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident: I-9204

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Agreement State Event Number: 50204
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ANSUL INC/TYCO FIRE PROTECTION PRODUCTS
Region: 3
City: MARINETTE State: WI
County:
License #: 704087
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KYLE WALTON
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/16/2014
Notification Time: 16:40 [ET]
Event Date: 06/13/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/16/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK VALOS (R3DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

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

"During an inventory on June 13, 2014, the licensee determined a total of 6 tritium exit signs were not accounted for at the facility. One 20 Ci SRB Technologies sign and five 11.5 Ci Safety Light Corporation signs were missing. Three of the signs are known to have been removed during a previous remodeling and are presumed to have been disposed of with the waste. The three other signs are missing from their normal locations. Maintenance staff have been alerted to the missing items and told to look for them in the storage areas. Additional training is being developed that will require any person who removes an exit sign, regardless of type, to return it to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department for review prior to disposing. A plan is also in place to remove all tritium exit signs from the facility and replace with electrically wired signs. The Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section is continuing to monitor the situation."

Event Report ID: WI 140007

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Agreement State Event Number: 50205
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: HOQUE & ASSOCIATES INC
Region: 4
City: PHOENIX State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 07-431
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/16/2014
Notification Time: 18:58 [ET]
Event Date: 06/16/2014
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 06/16/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
MEXICO (FAX)
ILTAB (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

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

"On June 16, 2014, the Agency [State of Arizona] was notified of the theft of a Troxler Model 3450 Moisture-Density gauge Serial Number 533, from a locked box on a pickup truck parked in a secure area of the licensee facility. Other equipment was also stolen from the truck. The locks and one hasp and a gate lock were ground off. The theft occurred over the June 14 -15 weekend.

"The investigation into this event is ongoing.

"The AZ Governor's Office, FBI, US NRC, and the states of CA, NV, CO, and NM are being notified of this event."

First Notice: 14-014

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50216
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: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/20/2014
Notification Time: 07:31 [ET]
Event Date: 06/20/2014
Event Time: 01:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2014
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

RADIATION MONITORS DECLARED NON-FUNCTIONAL

"At 0110 [EDT] on June 20, 2014, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 lost communication to the DRMS (Digital Radiation Monitor System Computer). The DRMS provides the Control Room alarm functions for Offgas Pretreatment Process Radiation Monitors 2OFG-CAB13A/13B and Cooling Tower Blowdown Effluent Radiation Monitor 2CWS-CAB157. Due to the loss of the Control Room alarm function, 2OFG-CAB13A, 2OFG-CAB13B, and 2CWS-CAB157 have been declared non-functional. Compensatory measures (i.e. collect and analyze grab samples) have been implemented per the requirements of the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual (ODCM).

"The non-functional radiation monitors are necessary for accident assessment and are credited for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classification. The inability to classify an EAL due to the out of service radiation monitors is considered a loss of assessment capability per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The licensee has notified the State.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY CHRIS SKINNER TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1313 EDT ON 06/24/2014 * * *

"At 1208 [EDT] on June 21, the DRMS was declared functional. With the alarm functions restored, radiation monitors 2OFG-CAB13A, 2OFG-CAB13B, and 2CWS-CAB157 were declared functional and compensatory actions per the ODCM have been discontinued."

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

Notified R1DO (Bickett).
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Power Reactor Event Number: 50223
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KURT BERAN
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 06/24/2014
Notification Time: 10:37 [ET]
Event Date: 06/24/2014
Event Time: 11:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (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

UNAVAILABILITY OF TSC VENTILATION SYSTEM DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

"At 1100 EDT on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 the Cook Nuclear Plant (CNP) Technical Support Center (TSC) air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems will be removed from service for scheduled maintenance.

"Under certain accident conditions the TSC may become unavailable due to the inability of the air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems to maintain a habitable atmosphere. Compensatory measures exist to relocate TSC personnel to the unaffected unit's control room if necessary.

"TSC ventilation system maintenance and post maintenance testing is scheduled to be completed by 16:00 EDT on Tuesday, June 24.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss of an emergency response facility."

* * *UPDATE PROVIDED BY KURT BERAN TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1617 EDT ON 06/24/2014 * * *

At 1615 EDT, TSC ventilation systems were restored to service. The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R3DO (Lara)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50225
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JEREMY TANNER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 06/24/2014
Notification Time: 15:06 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2014
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (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

VARIOUS TELECOMMUNICATION LINES AND ERDS OUTAGE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"Planned preventive maintenance will render parts of telephone system and Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) nonfunctional. As a result, this represents a loss of emergency communications capability and is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The maintenance is scheduled to begin on 6/25/2014 at 00:00 [CDT], and is expected to last approximately 5 hours. During this maintenance window, various communication connections will be intermittently interrupted for short periods of time. Affected communication connections include some local telephone company lines, Federal Telephone System, ERDS, the Monticello's NRC office, and automatic ring down lines to the state of Minnesota's Emergency Operations Center.

"During the planned maintenance window, communications to offsite will be available via radios, cell phones, and satellite communications. This ensures that the plant can adequately communicate with the NRC, state, and local agencies to ensure protection of the health and safety of the general public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the planned telecommunications maintenance."

Licensee also notified the Minnesota State Duty Officer and the Wright and Sherburne County Sheriff dispatchers.

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