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Event Notification Report for August 1, 2014

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07/31/2014 - 08/01/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50298 50300 50304 50327 50329 50331 50333 50334

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Agreement State Event Number: 50298
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: EPSILON ENGINEERING & MATERIAL, LLC
Region: 4
City: GOODYEAR State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 7-534
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/23/2014
Notification Time: 13:35 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2014
Event Time: 15:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 07/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)
MEXICO (FAX)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE STOLEN FROM BACK OF A TRUCK

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

"At approximately 1830 MST on July 22, 2014, the Agency [Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency] was informed that the licensee had a Troxler Model 3430, SN 35843, portable moisture density gauge stolen from the back of a truck. The theft occurred at approximately 1500 MST. The gauge was locked in a metal box fastened to the bed of the truck which was parked unattended at the Fry's parking lot. The gauge contains 10 mCi of Cesium-137 and 40 mCi Am-241:Be.

"Phoenix Police Department [Maryvale] is investigating and has issued report number 20141264003.

"The Agency continues to look for the source.

"The states of CA, NV, CO, UT, and NM, Mexico, U.S. NRC and FBI are being notified of this event."

* * * UPDATE FROM AUBREY GODWIN TO VINCE KLCO AT 1135 EDT ON 7/25/14 * * *

Clarification provided that police department is Phoenix (Maryvale). Address of the incident is 4320 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

Notified R4DO (Miller), FSME and ILTAB via email.

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: 50300
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: QUALSPEC
Region: 4
City: MT VERNON State: WA
County:
License #: IR075
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN P. MATTHEWS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/23/2014
Notification Time: 18:45 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2014
Event Time: 20:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
PATRICIA MILLIGAN (NSIR)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO RADIOGRAPHER

The following information was received from the State of Washington via email:

"At 2030 PDT on July 21, 2014 a Level 2 radiographer doing radiography for QualSpec at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery in Washington was potentially over exposed to radiation. The individual was conducting an examination in the Catalytic Reformer Unit #10 on 3/4 inch piping on line #L-V6657. The individual noticed the survey meter he had with him was off the 10 Mr/hr scale. He immediately returned to the crank and noticed the source was still out, hence he cranked the source back in. The individual checked his pocket dosimeter and it was also off scale. He then shut down the job and contacted the RSO. An estimated calculated dose was approximately 7 rem, however, his TLD was sent in for emergency processing on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to determine the actual dose. More information to come including equipment, activity, etc.

"Incident Number: WA-14-028"

The State of Washington will investigate and has categorized this incident as an Abnormal Occurrence.

* * *UPDATE PROVIDED BY STEPHEN MATTHEWS TO JEFF ROTTON VIA EMAIL AT 1751 EDT ON 07/24/2014 * * *

"The radiographer approached the source/collimater without cranking the source in. He also did not look at his survey meter during the approach to the source. After arriving at the source (within 2-3 feet) he noticed his survey meter was pegged on the 10 mR/hr scale. The dose on the radiographer's TLD was later determined to be 1.6 rem. The radiographer stated that he did not hear his alarming rate meter due to the noise level where he was working. This was also agreed on by the Tesoro NDE Official. The assistant radiographer was approximately 50 feet away in a lower area looking up at the operation as well as the immediate area. The radiographer's survey meter was an NDS ND2000, serial 21940, calibrated on 6-14-14; pocket dosimeter was an Arrowtech w138, serial 097093, calibrated 4-14-14; and his alarm ratemeter was an NDS RA500, serial N82947, calibrated 5-14-14."

The radiography camera was a QSA Global model number: A424-9, serial number 16141C containing a 84.6 Curie Ir-192 source.

Corrective Actions: Personnel received additional training to include lessons learned regarding forgetting to crank the source in, and forgetting to watch the survey meter while approaching the source area.

Notified R4DO (Miller), FSME Daytime Officer (McIntosh), NSIR (Milligan), and FSME Events Resource via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50304
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: GEOSERVICES LLC
Region: 1
City: KNOXVILLE State: TN
County: KNOX
License #: R-47218-A16
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANDREW HOLCOMB
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/24/2014
Notification Time: 13:32 [ET]
Event Date: 12/01/2010
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/24/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

The following was received from the Tennessee Division of Radiological Health via email:

"During a routine radioactive materials inspection of GEOServices LLC, a Tennessee Division of Radiological Health inspector found a portable moisture/density gauge, Troxler model 3401-B, containing Cs-137 (8 mCi) and Am-241/Be (40 mCi) that had been struck by a tractor at a construction site located somewhere in Knox County TN. The accident occurred in the month of December 2010. The RSO of GEOServices did not contact DRH about the accident. The RSO did not perform any surveys on the damaged moisture/density gauge. The RSO packaged the damaged moisture/density gauge and returned it to GEOServices' licensed storage location. Once the device was discovered by Tennessee Div. of Radiological Health, surveys were performed. Surveys indicated that the sources were not damaged and were not leaking. The device was packaged by the RSO and returned to Troxler for disposal."

Tennessee Incident Number: TN-14-110

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50327
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: ANGEL BRAY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 08:21 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2014
Event Time: 07:20 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (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

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SERVICE WATER RADIATION MONITOR OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE

"Planned preventative maintenance on the Service Water Radiation Monitor (SWRM) strainer will remove the SWRM from service. As a result, this represents a loss of emergency assessment capability since the SWRM is used to assess NUE and ALERT thresholds. The activity is expected to last 6 hours. During this time, the site will be monitoring alternate indications to detect leakage and the Chemistry Department will perform grab samples as required to ensure the ability to detect NUE levels of radioactivity in a timely manner and protect the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified prior to removing the SWRM from service."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50329
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOSHUA KEITH
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 11:08 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2014
Event Time: 08:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 80 Power Operation 83 Power Operation

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HIGH RANGE STACK MONITOR TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

At 0825 EDT, Millstone Station Unit 2 removed the Stack High Range Radiation Monitor RM-8168 from service for planned maintenance. Maintenance was completed and operability was restored at 0937 EDT.

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

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Part 21 Event Number: 50331
Rep Org: UNITED CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Licensee: UNITED CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Region: 1
City: NORCROSS State: GA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LUIS SANCHEZ
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 15:51 [ET]
Event Date: 06/04/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(a)(2) - INTERIM EVAL OF DEVIATION
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (R2DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

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PART 21 INTERIM REPORT - TEMPERATURE SWITCH SET POINTS OUT OF CALIBRATION

On June 19, 2014, United Controls International (UCI) issued a Return Material Request to Florida Power and Light, Turkey Point. It was discovered that a tool used in the verification of the temperature switch set points was out of calibration during the impact analysis of the out of tolerance condition these switches were identified as needing to be returned for adjustment and re-testing.

At this time, UCI is unable to complete our evaluation into the possible effects the out-of-calibration tool had on the temperature switches. Florida Power and Light has not returned the items to UCI for evaluation and rework. June 4, 2014, is the date on which the information of such defect or failure to comply was obtained.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this matter or this report, please contact:

Jim Garrison
Engineering Manager, Seismic and Equipment Qualification
jgarrison@unitedcontrols.com
770-496-1406 X 103

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50333
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: STEVE PETZEL
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 19:02 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2014
Event Time: 14:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (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

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TRITIUM AND COBALT DETECTED IN GROUND WATER MONITORING WELL

"Voluntary notification per the NEI Groundwater Protection Initiative.

"On July 31, 2014, Callaway Plant received results of a sample from a new ground water monitoring well. The sample was taken on July 25, 2014. The sample results indicated a tritium concentration of approximately 1.6 E6 picocuries/liter and a Co-60 concentration of approximately 12 picocuries/liter.

"The new monitoring well is located within the plant's property and is adjacent to a manhole where the plant's discharge piping joins with the cooling tower blowdown piping. Both the plant discharge piping and the cooling tower discharge piping are buried.

"Releases from the plant discharge line have been suspended. A backup sample taken on July 25, 2014, will be sent to a lab for analysis. Another sample will be taken on August 1, 2014.

"There is no effect on drinking water, and therefore, no dose to the general public or plant staff."

The licensee will notify the Missouri State Department of Natural Resources and Callaway County officials.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50334
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WES FIANT
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 23:49 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2014
Event Time: 17:29 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/01/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) - POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (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

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UNANALYZED CONDITION

"On 07/31/2014 at 1729 PDT, Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) identified an unanalyzed condition involving the three class 1E 4160 volt buses on Unit 1 and on Unit 2. Following a postulated main steam line High Energy Line Break (HELB) in the Turbine Building, steam could enter the 4160 volt bus rooms through ventilation ducts that exhaust to the turbine deck where the steam lines are located. New analysis identified that the relative humidity (RH) of the 4160 volt bus rooms could reach 100%, which exceeds the design RH used in the analyses for the protective devices in the room. The high-humidity could possibly prevent the protective devices from operating as intended and could therefore result in the unavailability of the 4160 volt buses to supply power to engineered safety feature systems.

"This concern is being reported as an unanalyzed condition per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) and as a condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v).

"Compensatory measures were taken to isolate the ventilation ducts between the 4160 volt bus rooms and the turbine deck, thereby preventing steam entry into the 4160 volt bus rooms, assuring the protective devices would not be subjected to conditions exceeding the design RH. With this compensatory measure all three 4160 buses on each unit are assured of performing their expected design function following the postulated main steam line break.

"This concern did not result in any adverse affect on the health and safety of the public.

"The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector."

In addition to the 10 CFR sections listed in the header of this event notification, the licensee is also reporting this under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

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