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Event Notification Report for June 30, 2014

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06/27/2014 - 06/30/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50218 50231 50234 50235 50236 50237

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Agreement State Event Number: 50218
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: RABA-KISTNER CONSULTANTS
Region: 4
City: AUSTIN State: TX
County:
License #: 01571
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/20/2014
Notification Time: 11:11 [ET]
Event Date: 06/19/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/20/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)
MEXICO (E-MA)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received via e-mail:

"On June 20, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of Health] was notified by the licensee of the loss of a Humboldt model 5001EZ moisture density gauge, serial #4772, containing a 1.48 GBq (40 mCi) Am-Be source and a 0.3 GBq (8 mCi) Cs-137 source. The licensee stated a technician was working at a job site on June 19, 2014, when he rushed home for a family emergency. He failed to secure the gauge in the back of the truck and he left the tailgate down. The gauge fell off the truck between the job site and his home. The licensee stated they searched the job site and the route taken by the technician."

Texas event: I-9205

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 50231
Facility: GINNA
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DALE BISAILLON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/27/2014
Notification Time: 11:22 [ET]
Event Date: 05/08/2014
Event Time: 13:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
BRICE BICKETT (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

60-DAY TELEPHONIC NOTIFICATION OF INVALID SPECIFIED SYSTEM ACTUATION

"This report is being made per paragraphs 50.73(a)(1) and 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to address an actuation of Emergency Diesel Generator 'B' on May 8, 2014 during the performance of 480v safeguards Bus 16 Under Voltage (UV) testing. Emergency AC Electrical Power system, including Emergency Diesel Generators, is a system named in 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(B).

"During testing of the Bus 16 UV cabinet, a human performance error resulted in the simultaneous auto start of the 'B' Emergency Diesel Generator and trip of the Bus 16 normal supply breaker. This is defined as an 'invalid signal' in that the 'B' Emergency Diesel Generator did not start as the result of an actual UV condition on Bus 16.

"This start signal is considered an INVALID signal with respect to 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A), however the system was not fully removed from service. The 'A' train was not affected by this event. The actuation was considered complete since all necessary components responded as would have been expected if there had been a valid UV signal.

"The NRC Resident lnspector was notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50234
Facility: BEAVER VALLEY
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM DAUGHERTY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/27/2014
Notification Time: 16:21 [ET]
Event Date: 06/27/2014
Event Time: 11:31 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BRICE BICKETT (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

INDIVIDUAL VIOLATED FITNESS FOR DUTY POLICY

"On June 27, 2014, at approximately 1131 hours EDT, it was determined that an individual who is licensed under Part 10 CFR Part 55 to operate a power reactor was in violation of the FENOC [FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company] Fitness for Duty policy.

"This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 26.719(b)(2)(ii) .

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50235
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIC WERNER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/27/2014
Notification Time: 20:33 [ET]
Event Date: 06/27/2014
Event Time: 15:35 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)

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

"At approximately 1535 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) the Diablo Canyon Power Plant [DCPP] Emergency Planning Supervisor received a notification from an offsite DCPP employee that one of the emergency plan sirens had inadvertently actuated. The DCPP Shift Manager was notified of the situation by approximately 1545 PDT.

"The County of San Luis Obispo was notified of the inadvertent actuation of the single siren. At approximately 1550 PDT the County of San Luis Obispo sent out a county wide alert stating, 'Civil Emergency in this area until [1610] PDT prepare for action'. At approximately 1600 PDT the County of San Luis Obispo sent out another county wide alert stating, 'An early warning system siren was sounded in error. There is no emergency.'

"Field technicians have been sent out to the siren location and will shut the siren off. The cause of the inadvertent actuation of the siren is not known at this time."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the County of San Luis Obispo.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50236
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DARRELL LAPCINSKI
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/28/2014
Notification Time: 14:53 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2014
Event Time: 12:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR A FISH KILL

"At 1215 PM CDT on June 28, 2014, Xcel Energy notified the Minnesota State Duty Officer that approximately 1000 dead fish of assorted species were discovered in the site's discharge canal. The fish perished due to rising temperatures in the discharge canal caused by an orderly shutdown of Cooling Towers as directed by procedure for response to flooding of the Mississippi River. The discharge canal is a body of water with a barrier from the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River temperature across the site has only risen 0.9F which is well within the permit limit of the maximum of 5F.

"There is no impact to the availability of safety systems or safety system performance. This condition has no impact to public health and safety.

"This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), an event related to protection of the environment for which a notification to other government agencies has been made.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector [and local authorities]."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50237
Facility: PALO VERDE
Region: 4 State: AZ
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: DENNIS MARTIN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/29/2014
Notification Time: 01:54 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2014
Event Time: 22:06 [MST]
Last Update Date: 06/29/2014
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)
PATRICK HILAND (NRR)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
KRISS KENNEDY (R4)
JENNIFER UHLE (NRR)

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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT - EARTHQUAKE FELT ON SITE

"The following event description is based on information currently available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be made via the ENS or under the reporting requirements of 10CFR50.73.

"An event classification of Unusual Event (HU1.1) was declared at 22:17 MST for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station because of an earthquake that originated 50km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico at 21:59 MST. Per the USGS website, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.2 on the Richter scale. Initial walkdowns of plant equipment and review of plant parameters have found no unusual conditions or damage to plant equipment. No abnormalities caused by the seismic event were observed. No reactor protection system (RPS) or engineered safety feature (ESF) actuations occurred and none were required. Palo Verde Unit 1, 2, and 3 are at 100 percent power with all offsite power supplies available.

"Initial analysis of the Seismic Monitoring Instrumentation System indicated a seismic event, below the magnitude of the 0.10g spectra Operating Basis Earthquake (OBE) and the 0.20g spectra Safe Shutdown Earthquake (SSE).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of seismic activity and this ENS call."

This event time is 2206 MST because this is the time the control room was notified by plant Operators that an earthquake had been felt on site.

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

* * * UPDATE AT 0424 EDT ON 6/29/2014 FROM DENNIS MARTIN TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"Emergency classification termination was declared at 6/29/14 01:12 MST. All required power block inspections were completed with no deficiencies noted. No other conditions require an emergency classification, there are no challenges to fission product barriers or radiological release, and plant conditions offer no possibility of adverse impact on health and safety of the public."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, state and local governments.

Notified the R4DO (Allen), NRR (Hiland), IRD (Gott), DHS, FEMA, and NICC. FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA were notified via email.

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