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Event Notification Report for July 25, 2014

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Event Reports For
07/24/2014 - 07/25/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50283 50303 50305 50306 50307

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Agreement State Event Number: 50283
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: BYER GEOTECHNICAL, INC.
Region: 4
City: GLENDALE State: CA
County:
License #: 6094-19
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DONALD OESTERLE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/17/2014
Notification Time: 16:48 [ET]
Event Date: 07/17/2014
Event Time: 07:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/23/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (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 information was received via E-mail:

"The RSO for Byer Geotechnical contacted RHB [Radiologic Health Branch] to report that an employee working at a construction site at Colorado Blvd. and Glacier St. in Eagle Rock (a suburb of Los Angeles) had a CPN model MC 1DRP gauge (s/n MD50902828) stolen from the back of his pick-up truck around 0730 PDT. This moisture density gauge contains 370 mBq (10 mCi) of Cs-137 and 1.85 Gbq ( 50 mCi) of Am-241:Be. The security chains attaching the gauge transportation case to the vehicle were cut. The employee notified his RSO asap, who contacted RHB. RHB instructed the RSO to contact the local police dept. to make a report and also place an ad in a local newspaper for return of the gauge with a monetary reward. More information will be obtained from the employee via a written report of the incident."

Notified Mexico via E-mail.

* * * UPDATE AT 1431 EDT ON 07/23/14 FROM KATHLEEN HARKNESS TO S. SANDIN VIA EMAIL * * *

"This CPN gauge was recovered by the licensee on 7/22/2014 at 1500 PDT from the driveway at the same location that it was stolen from.

"The RSO notified the RHB inspector on 7/23/2014 at 1000 PDT by phone.

"The transportation box's latch was damaged and the padlock missing, but the gauge itself appeared intact. The RSO will be bringing it to a CPN service provider for repair of the case and inspection of the gauge prior to placing it back into service. California will continue to investigate."

Notified R4DO (Miller), FSME Events Resource and ILTAB (email) and Mexico (fax).

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: 50303
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: TIM KUDO
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 07/24/2014
Notification Time: 07:44 [ET]
Event Date: 07/24/2014
Event Time: 08:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (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 UNAVAILABLE DUE TO PRE-PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On July 24, 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 1700 EDT on July 24, 2014.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii), as an 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."

* * * UPDATED PROVIDED BY TIM KUDO TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1708 EDT ON 7/24/2014 * * *

"The Unit 2 Radiation Monitoring Computer System has been restored to an operable status as of July 24, 2014 at 1650 EDT. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified R2DO(Musser)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50305
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JAMES DEDIC
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/24/2014
Notification Time: 15:38 [ET]
Event Date: 07/24/2014
Event Time: 12:13 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INADVERTENT MESSAGE TRANSMITTED VIA EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIREN

"This event is being reported per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi), 'Any event or situation, related to the health and safety of the public or on-site personnel, or protection of the environment, for which a news release is planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be made.' During troubleshooting activities, a pre-recorded message was inadvertently transmitted from one of eight speakers associated with an emergency response siren. At 1213 CDT, Nemaha County Officials were informed that the message transmission was a spurious actuation. A media/press release is planned."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50306
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: PETER MEIER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/24/2014
Notification Time: 19:43 [ET]
Event Date: 07/24/2014
Event Time: 16:04 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (R2DO)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DECEASED AMERICAN CROCODILE
"This 4-hour Non-Emergency notification to the NRC is being made based on a notification to another government agency per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).

"On July 24, 2014 at 16:04 [EDT], the control room was notified of a deceased American Crocodile inside the intake well. Based on visual evidence of no physical injury or trauma, the crocodile's death was not caused by plant operations. The Federal Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were notified."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50307
Facility: CALVERT CLIFFS
Region: 1 State: MD
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: JAY GAINES
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/24/2014
Notification Time: 23:41 [ET]
Event Date: 07/24/2014
Event Time: 23:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (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

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE BOUNDARY LEAKAGE

"At 2315 EDT on July 24th, 2014, CCNPP [Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant] U1 identified RCS [Reactor Coolant System] pressure boundary leakage from the instrument line to 1-PDT-123A, 11A reactor coolant pump differential pressure transmitter. Technical Specification 3.4.13, Action B was entered and requires that the unit be placed in Mode 3 within 6 hours and Mode 5 within 36 hours. [CCNPP has] initiated plant shutdown in accordance with this Technical Specification. Therefore, this is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i) Plant Shutdown Required by Technical Specifications. This is also reportable under 50.72(B)(3)(ii)(A) as a material defect in the primary coolant system that cannot be found acceptable under ASME Section XI, IWB-3600 or ASME Section XI, Table IWB-3410-1."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE FROM JAY GAINES TO VINCE KLCO AT 0320 EDT ON 7/25/14 * * *

The licensee reduced reactor power to 10 percent and entered containment. The pressure boundary leak was isolated and the licensee exited the Technical Specification 3.4.13 Action B. The Technical Specification required shutdown was terminated. The licensee is making preparation to increase power to full load.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R1DO (Gray).

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