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Event Notification Report for July 22, 2014

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Event Reports For
07/21/2014 - 07/22/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50271 50274 50280 50289 50290 50291 50292

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Agreement State Event Number: 50271
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
Region: 3
City: CHESHIRE State: OH
County:
License #: 00006GL0265
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN JAMES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/11/2014
Notification Time: 13:25 [ET]
Event Date: 07/11/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK IN CLOSED POSITION

The following information was received via e-mail:

"The licensee reported the malfunction of the shutter mechanism on a fixed gauge. The device is stuck in the closed position. Repair to the shutter will be made by the manufacturer, Ohmart-Vega. A date for their site visit to repair the shutter is pending. Information about the source is shown below:
Manufacturer: Ohmart/Vega
Model: SH-F2
Serial #: 13549338
Source Serial #: 1224CO
Isotope: Cs-137
Initial Activity: 500mCi"

Ohio Report Number: OH 2014-019

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Agreement State Event Number: 50274
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: GEO/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATES
Region: 1
City: KNOXVILLE State: TN
County:
License #: R-47158-D16
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BILLY FREEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/11/2014
Notification Time: 15:57 [ET]
Event Date: 07/11/2014
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"Tennessee Div. of Radiological Health was notified on 7/11/14, by a representative form Geo/Environmental Associates, that a CPN Model MCI, portable moisture density gauge containing 10 mCi, Cs-137 and 50 mCi, Am-241 was run over by a bulldozer at a construction site in Kentucky while working under reciprocity in that state. Initial surveys performed on the device indicate the source was not damaged and there was no loss of sources from the device. The device is being returned to it's home storage site in Knoxville, Tennessee and will be assessed by state inspectors with further investigation."

The gauge was surveyed and is showing 40 mR/hr on contact.

Tennessee Report Number: TN-14-138

* * * RETRACTION PROVIDED BY BILLY FREEMAN TO JEFF ROTTON VIA EMAIL AT 0913 EDT ON 07/14/2014 * * *

The State of Tennessee is retracting this event due to the fact that this event notification should be made by the Commonwealth of Kentucky where the event occurred.

Notified R1DO (Cahill) and FSME Events Resource via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50280
Rep Org: KENTUCKY DEPT OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: GEO/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATES
Region: 1
City: HATFIELD State: KY
County:
License #: 45-31292-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CURT PENDERGRASS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 07/14/2014
Notification Time: 15:47 [ET]
Event Date: 07/11/2014
Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Kentucky via email:

"KY RHB [Kentucky Radiation Health Branch] was notified by telephone on 7/11/14 by Todd Ramkey, Corporate RSO at Schnabel Engineering Inc. in Glenn Allen, VA, of the fact that a CPN model MC-1 portable moisture/density gauge had been run over and crushed at a coal slurry impoundment belonging to Long Fork Coal Company in Hatfield, KY. The CPN gauge contained 10 mCi of Cs-137 and 50 mCi of Am-241/Be.

"Initial surveys performed by the licensee with a RadAlert GM survey instrument indicated the sources were not breached and that there was no contamination on the ground where the incident occurred or on the bulldozer involved. The shattered pieces of the device, including the two sources, were packaged on-site by the licensee into a 55 gallon drum in accordance with guidance provided by the radiation safety staff at Instro-Tek in Raleigh, NC, labeled appropriately and shipped back to the offices of Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc. in Knoxville, TN in a company owned vehicle. The shipment was met by a representative of the TN Division of Radiological Health where follow-on surveys and contamination smears were taken. They also instructed the licensee to send leak test wipes to Instro-Tek for expedited analysis and instructed the licensee to send personal monitoring for those involved in for analysis.

"A telephone call to RHB from the CRSO at Schnabel on 7/14/14 at approximately 1500 said indicated leak test results from Instro-Tek were less than the 185 Bq limit and that no breach of the sources had occurred. RHB gave the CRSO permission to release the control of the site and the equipment at Long Fork Coal based on these negative leak test results. The CRSO at Schnabel indicated that hardcopies of the leak test results would be provided to both RHB and TN Div. Rad Health as well as the results of personal monitoring for those involved in the incident including transportation of the gauge back to Knoxville. Reporting criteria defined in 902 KAR 100:040, Section 15(2)(b) [10 CFR 30.50(b)(2)]."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50289
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MATT KERCHENFAUT
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/21/2014
Notification Time: 06:42 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2014
Event Time: 05:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

"At 0525 [CDT] on Monday, July 21, 2014, the Dresden Nuclear Power Station (DNPS) Technical Support Center (TSC) emergency ventilation system was removed from service for planned preventative maintenance activities on the TSC air handling unit, air compressor units, and TSC air filtration unit. During the maintenance, the TSC Ventilation was shut down. The TSC air filtration fan and dampers are non-functional, rendering the TSC HVAC accident mode nonfunctional. This maintenance is scheduled to minimize out of service time. The planned TSC ventilation outage is scheduled to be completed within 48 hours. Contingency plans are in place so that if an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing Emergency Planning (EP) procedures and checklists. If radiological or environmental conditions require TSC facility evacuation during ventilation system restoration; the Station Emergency Director will evacuate and relocate the TSC staff in accordance with station procedures.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50290
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: REESE KILIAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/21/2014
Notification Time: 08:09 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2014
Event Time: 08:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GERALD MCCOY (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

RADIATION MONITORING COMPUTER SYSTEM INOPERABLE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On July 21, 2014 at 0800 EDT, the Unit 2 Radiation Monitoring Computer System will be inoperable and unavailable due to pre-planned maintenance to implement an upgrade to the system. Alternate methods for monitoring are being utilized. The Radiation Monitor Computer System is expected to be restored to available status at approximately 1900 EDT on July 21, 2014.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii), as any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability. An update will be provided once the Radiation Monitoring Computer System has been restored to normal operation. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


* * * UPDATE FROM CARLOS SANTOS TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 2038 EDT ON 7/21/2014 * * *

"The Unit 2 Radiation Monitoring Computer System is restored to an available status as of July 21, 2014 at 1955 EDT. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified R2DO (McCoy).

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Part 21 Event Number: 50291
Rep Org: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Licensee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Region: 3
City: Marshalltown State: IA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHAD ENGLE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/21/2014
Notification Time: 16:35 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
GERALD MCCOY (R2DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - INCORRECT VALVE SOLENOIDS PROVIDED

The following is a synopsis of information received via facsimile:

Brunswick Nuclear Plant ordered 10 (ten) 120VAC/60Hz valve solenoids on two purchase orders from Fisher Controls International LLC. In February, 2014, Fisher shipped six 125VDC solenoids to Brunswick. All six of those solenoids were identified as non-conforming prior to installation in the plant. The remaining 4 solenoids at Fisher are on a shipping hold. For technical questions or concerns contact: George Baitinger, Manager, Quality, Fisher Controls International LLC, 301 South 1st Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Fax: (641) 754--2854, Phone: (641) 754-2026.

Fisher Information Notice: FIN 2014-02

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50292
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS E. RULLMAN
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/21/2014
Notification Time: 17:30 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2014
Event Time: 10:03 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014