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Event Notification Report for August 8, 2014

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Event Reports For
08/07/2014 - 08/08/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50287 50321 50322 50323 50325 50328 50330 50332 50347 50348 50350 50351

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50287
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: ROBERT PELL
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/20/2014
Notification Time: 20:02 [ET]
Event Date: 07/20/2014
Event Time: 14:54 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
Person (Organization):
GERALD MCCOY (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 95 Power Operation

Event Text

ULTIMATE HEAT SINK TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION LIMIT

"At 1454 EDT on 20 July 2014, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entered the Action for Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS). The action was entered because UHS temperature exceeded the limit of 100 degrees F due to a natural event. This report is in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) because UHS capability to remove residual heat is impacted. At 1800 EDT the NRC verbally approved a natural event Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) which allows the ultimate heat sink temperature to exceed 100 degrees F up to 103 degrees F. Unit power levels have been maintained at Unit 3 100% and Unit 4 95%.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE FROM CHRIS TRENT TO DANIEL MILLS AT 2058 EDT ON 7/26/2014 * * *

"At 2046 on 7/20/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 exited the Action for Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink, when the ultimate heat sink (UHS) temperature decreased below the TS limit of 100 degrees F.

"At 1604 on 7/26/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entered the Action for TS 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink. The action was entered because UHS temperature exceeded the limit of 100 degrees F. This report is in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) because UHS capability to remove residual heat is impacted. Turkey Point is currently complying with NOED No. 14-2-001, which allows a temporary maximum UHS temperature of 103 degrees F.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

At 2058 on 7/26/14 the UHS average temperature was 100.3 degrees F and the peak temperature was 100.5 degrees F. Unit 4 is currently operating at 75% power in anticipation of elevated intake temperature in the next several days.

Notified R2DO (Musser)

* * * UPDATE FROM JOSE VASQUEZ TO DANIEL MILLS AT 1913 EDT ON 7/27/2014 * * *

"At 2102 on 7/26/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 exited the Action for Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink, when the ultimate heat sink (UHS) temperature decreased below the TS limit of 100 degrees F.

"At 1602 on 7/27/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entered the Action for TS 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink. The action was entered because UHS temperature exceeded the limit of 100 degrees F. This report is in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) because UHS capability to remove residual heat is impacted. Turkey Point is currently complying with NOED No. 14-2-001, which allows a temporary maximum UHS temperature of 103 degrees F.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

At 1913 on 7/27/14 the UHS average temperature was 101.1 degrees F and the peak temperature was 101.3 degrees F. Units 3 and 4 are currently operating at 75% power in anticipation of elevated intake temperature in the next several days.

Notified R2DO (Musser)

* * *UPDATE PROVIDED BY CHRISTOPHER TRENT TO JEFF ROTTON AT 2103 EDT ON 07/28/2014 * * *

"At 2212 on 7/27/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 exited the Action for Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink, which was entered at 1602 on 7/27/14, when the ultimate heat sink (UHS) temperature decreased below the TS limit of 100 degrees F.

"At 1445 on 7/28/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entered the Action for TS 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink. The action was entered because UHS temperature exceeded the limit of 100 degrees F. This report is in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) because UHS capability to remove residual heat is impacted. Turkey Point is currently complying with NOED No. 14-2-001, which allows a temporary maximum UHS temperature of 103 degrees F.

"At 1946 on 7/28/14, UHS temperature decreased below the TS limit of 100 degrees F and Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 exited the Action for Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink.

'The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

Peak UHS temperature reached on 7/28/2014 was 101.1 degrees F. Units 3 and 4 are currently operating at 75 percent power in anticipation of continued elevated intake temperatures.

Notified R2DO (Musser)

* * * UPDATE FROM ADRIAN GONZALEZ TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2113 EDT ON 8/7/14 * * *

"At 1455 on 08/07/14, Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entered the Action for TS 3/4.7.4, Ultimate Heat Sink. The action was entered because UHS temperature exceeded the limit of 100 degrees F. This report is in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) because UHS capability to remove residual heat is impacted. Turkey Point is currently complying with NOED No. 14-2-001, which allows a temporary maximum UHS temperature of 103 degrees F.

"The NRC Resident lnspector was notified."

UHS temperature was at 100.4 F at the time of the notification.

Notified R2DO (Nease).

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Agreement State Event Number: 50321
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: COVENANT HEALTH SYSTEM
Region: 4
City: LUBBOCK State: TX
County:
License #: 06028
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/30/2014
Notification Time: 10:48 [ET]
Event Date: 07/28/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
PAMELA HENDERSON (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION DUE TO TREATMENT GIVEN TO WRONG PATIENT

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

"On July 30, 2014, the Agency was notified by the licensee that a patient had received a portion of a treatment intended for a different patient. The licensee's Risk Compliance Officer (RCO) stated two patients had arrived for treatment. Both patients were female of similar size. Both were to receive treatment to the brain, one patient to the right side and the other to the left side. The treatment head frame had been placed on both patients. It was decided that patient two would be treated first. This information was not provided to the individual entering the program into the treatment system so the program for patient one was entered into the treatment system. Patient two was placed on the treatment table and the treatment started. About two minutes into the treatment, a physician reviewing the treatment realized the wrong plan for the patient was being used and halted the treatment.

"The licensee determined the patient received 3.7 gray to 0.5 cc of brain tissue during the treatment. The patient and the patient's physician were notified of the error. The RCO stated the patient's doctor evaluated the event and stated the patient should not experience any adverse effects from the exposure. The patient was later treated using the correct treatment plan.

"The licensee has implemented several corrective actions as a result of the event. They include adding a second time out prior to treatment and requiring multiple staff to identify.

"The device was a Leksell Gamma System Model 24001 containing about 1800 curies of cobalt-60.

"Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9217

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50322
Rep Org: BLEVINS ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION CO.
Licensee: BLEVINS ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
Region: 3
City: MT VERNON State: MO
County:
License #: 24-32645-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/30/2014
Notification Time: 11:50 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2014
Event Time: 08:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

With the moisture/density gauge still on the ground after performing a standard count, the licensee Radiation Safety Officer backed over the gauge with his pickup truck. The source was not exposed at the time and the source remained shielded. Damage noted to the gauge was a broken shaft that sets the depth of test which is also part of the handle along with some surface scarring to the gauge housing. The gauge was checked with a survey meter for leakage from the sources. At one meter the survey meter reading was less than 0.2 mrem/hr which is comparable to a non-damaged gauge. A leak test wipe was also performed and sent to Humboldt Mfg. for measurement. The gauge was transported and placed in its secure storage location until a determination has been made on how repairs will be accomplished.

The gauge is a Humboldt Model 5001 moisture/density gauge containing 10 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241/Be.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50323
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: KENNETH E TAND AND ASSOCIATES
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: 05137
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 07/30/2014
Notification Time: 12:06 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was received from the State of Texas by facsimile:

"On July 29, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that a Humboldt Scientific Inc. model 5001 moisture density gauge containing a 10 millicurie Cesium-137 and a 40 millicurie Americium-241 source was damaged at a field site. The technician had placed the device at a sample location and extended the cesium source into the inspection hole. The area had been compacted and the technician did not believe there was any heavy equipment in the area he was working. While waiting for the results of the sample, the technician received an email. The technician needed his glasses to read the email so he walked 70 feet to his truck to get his glasses. While at the truck, the device was run over by a soil compactor (steam roller). The technician went to the gauge and restricted access to the area. He then contacted his Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The licensee's RSO contacted a service provider (SP) who responded with the RSO to the scene. The device case was severely damaged, but the licensee was able to return the Cesium source to the shielded position and secure it in position. The SP's technician verified the Americium source was still in the device. The SP's technician surveyed the device and did not find any abnormal dose rates. The SP took the damaged device to their facility for disposal. No individual received any significant additional exposure due to this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident: I-9216

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Agreement State Event Number: 50325
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: ECS MID-ATLANTIC LLC
Region: 1
City: CHANTILLY State: VA
County:
License #: 107-314-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES COLEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/30/2014
Notification Time: 13:07 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received via facsimile:

"The licensee reported on July 29, 2014, that a portable density gauge had been damaged by a compaction roller at a temporary job site in Loudoun County, Virginia. The gauge was a CPN Model MC with a 10 millicurie Cesium-137 source and a 50 millicurie Americium-241 source. Investigation by the licensee's radiation safety officer indicated there was no damage to the gauge casing and that the sources were in their shields when the accident occurred. The control rod for the Cesium source was slightly bent as a result of the accident, but both sources remained in their shielded positions. The gauge was returned to the licensee's office and a leak test wipe was sent for analysis. The licensee plans to transport the gauge to an authorized repair facility after the leak test results are received. A written report is required within 30 days."

Virginia Event Report ID Number: VA-2014-05

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50328
Rep Org: FROEHLING & ROBERTSON, INC.
Licensee: FROEHLING & ROBERTSON, INC.
Region: 1
City: RICHMOND State: VA
County:
License #: 45-08890-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHUCK STARNES
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 10:26 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2014
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

A moisture/density gauge was damaged by Lullr construction equipment at the Civil Affairs Battalion Complex on Fort Bragg Military Base. The source rod was not damaged and the damage was mostly to the electronics portion. The RSO performed surveys of the gauge and no abnormal dose rates were observed.

The gauge is a Troxler Model 3430 moisture/density gauge and typically contains 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50330
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CA IRVINE
Region: 4
City: ORANGE State: CA
County:
License #: 0278-30
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DONALD OESTERLE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 13:07 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PATIENT RECEIVED LESS THAN PRESCRIBED DOSE

The following report was received from the California Department of Public Health via email:

"[The licensee reported to the State of California that a] patient [was] receiving Y-90 treatment to the right lobe of liver with Theraspheres. (10CFR35.1000). The prescribed dose was 100-150 Gray, actual dose received was 63.4 Gray. The targeting vessel was 'flowing slowly' causing Theraspheres to 'settle out' prior to reaching target. Preliminary findings suggest that the underdose was due to the physical condition of patient, not through any fault of the medical physicist or licensee.

"No adverse outcomes are expected for the patient. Medical physicist and physicians [are] evaluating whether or not retreatment is necessary."

California Report Number: 073014.

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50332
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: GEOTECHNICAL TESTING SERVICES, INC.
Region: 4
City: YUMA State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ-14-030
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/31/2014
Notification Time: 16:22 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2014
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK IN OPEN POSITION

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

"This first notice constitutes early notice of events of possible safety or public interest significance. The information is as initially received without verification or evaluation, and is basically all that is known by the [State of Arizona] Agency Staff at this time.

"On July 29, 2014, during an inspection, the inspectors noted that a moisture density gauge had a shutter mechanism that was stuck open with the handle in the closed position. The gauge is a Troxler Model 3440, Serial Number 29505, containing 10 millicuries of Cesium-137 and 50 millicuries of Am-241. The licensee is scheduling to have a service company come out to service the gauge.

"The investigation into this event is ongoing pending the licensee servicing the gauge."

Arizona State Report Number: 14-018.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50347
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ROB DORMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/06/2014
Notification Time: 05:36 [ET]
Event Date: 08/06/2014
Event Time: 05:16 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)

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

TSC HVAC AND FILTRATION REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"This is a non-emergency notification per Vogtle U1 & U2 Technical Requirements Manual (TRM) 13.13.1, Emergency Response Facilities, Action 8.2. The functionality of the Technical Support Center (TSC) has been lost due to planned maintenance activities on the TSC support systems. Alternate facilities are available to provide emergency response functions, and, actions are proceeding to return the TSC to functional status with high priority. A 10 CFR 50.54(q) evaluation has been prepared and approved for this planned maintenance activity. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


* * * UPDATE FROM RUDY JOHNSON TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1132 EDT ON 8/6/14 * * *

As of 1124 EDT maintenance has been completed and the TSC has been returned to service.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Notified R2DO (Nease).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50348
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: FRED POLLAK
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 08/07/2014
Notification Time: 06:59 [ET]
Event Date: 08/07/2014
Event Time: 07:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (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 DUE TO PRE-PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On August 7, 2014 at 0730 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 2000 EDT on August 7, 2014.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(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."

* * * UPDATE AT 1925 EDT ON 8/7/14 FROM JOHN REXRODE TO S. SANDIN * * *

"The Unit 2 Radiation Monitoring Computer System has been restored to an operable status as of August 7, 2014 at 1733 EDT.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified R2DO (Nease).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50350
Facility: COMANCHE PEAK
Region: 4 State: TX
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICK RODGERS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 08/07/2014
Notification Time: 17:26 [ET]
Event Date: 08/07/2014
Event Time: 09:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2014
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
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY AIR CONDITIONING OPERATING AT REDUCED CAPACITY

"At 0925 [CDT] on 08/07/14, a Condition Report was initiated identifying that one of the two air conditioning condenser coil fans for the CPNPP [Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant] Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) air conditioner was damaged. With low outside air temperatures, the air conditioner can adequately maintain habitability of the EOF with one of the two air conditioning fans not working. However, outside air temperatures at CPNPP are forecast to reach 100 degrees F later today, and it is believed that the air conditioner will likely trip due to the increased load. With the air conditioner out of service and outside air temperatures near 100 degrees F, the EOF may no longer have the capability for protracted operation under emergency conditions. Compensatory measures are currently in place to staff and activate the Alternate EOF in the event of a declared emergency. Repair of the damaged air conditioning condenser coil fan is scheduled to be completed by the end of the day on 08/08/14.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50351
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KENNY HUNTER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 08/07/2014
Notification Time: 20:00 [ET]
Event Date: 08/07/2014
Event Time: 17:07 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)

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

UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO DISCOVERY OF DEGRADED FIRE BARRIER WALLS

"During a fire inspection activity involving inspection of fire walls that serve as Appendix R barriers, degradation of some fire walls was identified that was sufficient to prevent these walls from meeting Appendix R requirements as 3-hour fire barriers. In the event of a postulated fire in the affected areas, both safe shutdown paths on the affected unit could be compromised. Given this information, the determination was made that this condition meets the reporting criteria of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B).

"Compensatory measures were already in place in accordance with the plant's Fire Hazard Analysis (FHA) as a result of previous conditions involving degraded penetrations in these same fire areas. The presence of the compensatory measures in addition to automatic fire detection in these fire areas ensure that the safe shutdown paths are preserved until the degraded conditions can be corrected.

"Condition Reports: 850802, 850819"

In addition to automatic fire protection features, the licensee has posted fire watches as a compensatory measure.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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