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Event Notification Report for August 6, 2014

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50317 50318 50319 50341 50343 50345 50346

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Agreement State Event Number: 50317
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FUGRO CONSULTANTS LP
Region: 4
City: PASADENA State: TX
County:
License #: 04322
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENTRY HEARN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/29/2014
Notification Time: 08:16 [ET]
Event Date: 07/26/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT

The following information was obtained from the state of Texas via email:

"On July 28, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received notice that a radiography source retraction failure had occurred at a temporary field site [Houston] on July 26, 2014. The guide tube had separated at the crimp between the flexible portion and the fitting to the camera. The flexible portion had pushed out when the source was cranked out. The source was retrieved by manually pulling the drive cable back through the camera. The guide tube was removed from service and replaced. The camera was a Sentinel 880 Delta with about 40 curies of selenium-75. No overexposures resulted from this event. An investigation into this event is ongoing. Additional information will be supplied as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9215

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Agreement State Event Number: 50318
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ALLWEST TESTING AND ENGINEERING
Region: 4
City: SPOKANE VALLEY State: WA
County:
License #: I0557
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRISTAN HAY
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/29/2014
Notification Time: 11:59 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

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

"On June 25, 2014 at 1600 PDT, a CPN portable gauge (model MC1-DR, SN: MD00405577) containing 50 mCi of Am-241/Be and 10 mCi of Cs-137 was damaged by a front end loader. An AllWest employee was [performing] an in-place moisture/density test in a parking lot at the URM warehouse project in Spokane, Washington. A front end loader was brought into the same parking lot to work on another part of the project. The AllWest employee walked 20 feet away from the gauge to direct the loader operator. The loader made a hard right turn while backing up to do a line up for a proof roll. The AllWest employee realized the loader was traveling in the direction of the portable gauge. The AllWest employee tried to get the loader operators attention by yelling and waving his hands. The operator noticed and stopped the loader just as the tire bumped the portable gauge. The employee looked at the gauge and did not notice any obvious damage until the loader was moved away. The AllWest employee noticed the gauge guide tube was slightly bent. The employee was able to retract the source rod (which was at 2 inch depth at the time of the accident) and verified the slide plate was in the safe position. The loader was checked for contamination and none was found. The AllWest employee notified the office manager at the time of the accident and was told to return to the office since there was no major damage to the gauge. The office manager contacted the company RSO to report the incident and to report that a leak test would be performed before the gauge would be sent to CPN/Instrotek for repairs. The leak test showed no sign of leaking sources. The gauge was sent to CPN/Instrotek on July 1, 2014 and on July 14, 2014, AllWest was notified that the source rod was also slightly bent and could not be repaired and needed to be disposed of."

Incident Number: WA-14-030

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Agreement State Event Number: 50319
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Region: 1
City: OAK RIDGE State: TN
County:
License #: R-73016-A15
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RUBEN CROSSLIN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/29/2014
Notification Time: 15:53 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2014
Event Time: 09:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGE ON CONTACT RADIATION READING ABOVE LIMIT

The following information was provided by the State of Tennessee via email:

"[State of Tennessee Division of Radiological Health] was notified on 7/29/2014 by the Radiation Safety Officer of Energy Solutions [Oakridge, TN] that a package (55 gallon drum) [on flat bed truck] was delivered above the 200 millirem an hour non-exclusive use limit. This drum was surveyed with an ion chamber and it was determined to be 300 millirem an hour. Tennessee Division of Radiological Health inspector also surveyed this drum and found it to be 300 millirem an hour on contact."

TN Event ID Number: TN-14-147

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50341
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DUANE SALSBURY
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/05/2014
Notification Time: 00:57 [ET]
Event Date: 08/04/2014
Event Time: 17:01 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (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

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RADWASTE BUILDING RADIATION MONITORING SAMPLE RACK DECLARED NONFUNCTIONAL

"At 1701 hours PDT on August 4, 2014, the Rad Waste Building process radiation monitoring sample rack was declared nonfunctional. The cause of the equipment malfunction is under investigation. Field team assessment function is unaffected and remains available if required.

"This event is being reported as a major loss of assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50343
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL MAZZONE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/05/2014
Notification Time: 13:47 [ET]
Event Date: 08/05/2014
Event Time: 07:47 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DAN SCHROEDER (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

REMOVAL OF STACK HIGH RADIATION MONITOR FOR MAINTENANCE

"Unit 2 high range stack radiation monitor, RM-8168, was removed from service for planned maintenance. This action is reportable as a loss of assessment capability per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii). RM-8168 will be restored to operable status by 1800 EDT.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State of Connecticut, and local agencies.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50345
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM STANG
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/05/2014
Notification Time: 20:53 [ET]
Event Date: 08/05/2014
Event Time: 14:46 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 89 Power Operation 89 Power Operation

Event Text

BOTH TRAINS OF CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY FILTRATION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"The Division 1 Control Room Emergency Filtration System (CREF) was inoperable for scheduled replacement of charcoal. During the scheduled maintenance, Division 2 CREF was placed into service. Approximately 5 minutes after startup (1446 CDT on 8/5/2014), the Division 2 CREF recirculation fan tripped off for unknown reasons. This rendered both trains of CREF inoperable. This required entry into Technical Specification TS 3.0.3.

"This is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"At 1707 CDT on 8/5/2014, the Division 1 CREF train maintenance was completed and the Division 1 CREF was declared operable. TS 3.0.3 was exited at this time.

"Investigation is in progress to determine the cause of the Division 2 CREF trip.

"The control room boundary was not challenged during this time period with any change in radiation levels as plant operation was unaffected. Thus, the health and safety of the public was not affected."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State of Minnesota Duty Officer.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50346
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: JASON ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/05/2014
Notification Time: 22:20 [ET]
Event Date: 08/05/2014
Event Time: 17:34 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

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AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM

"This notification is being provided pursuant with SAF 1.6 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and SAF 1.7 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).

"At 1734 CDT on August 5, 2014, LaSalle Unit 2 automatically scrammed due to an RPS actuation. The MSIVs isolated on a Group 1 signal, the cause is under investigation. The reactor water cleanup system isolated during the transient. The plant is stable with Reactor Pressure Control being maintained by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System and SRVs and level being controlled by the Low Pressure Core Spray System. The plant is planned to remain in hot shutdown pending investigation of the trip."

The Unit 2 electric plant is in a normal shutdown lineup. All control rods inserted fully on the scram. Unit 1 was not affected by the Unit 2 transient.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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