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Event Notification Report for September 3, 2014

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09/02/2014 - 09/03/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50296 50335 50399 50401 50402 50403

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 50296
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: CARL JONES
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/22/2014
Notification Time: 21:36 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2014
Event Time: 13:43 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (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

DIESEL GENERATOR FOR HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE DURING SURVEILLANCE TESTING

"This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Event or Condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a Safety Function needed to Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident. During the conduct of the Unit 2 Division 3 High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) Diesel Generator (DG) surveillance test, one of 2 Cooling Water Outlet Valves failed to automatically open. The Division 3 Diesel is supplied by two redundant trains of cooling water one from each Service Water Divisional Header. Although the redundant cooling water supply was fully available and supplied adequate cooling to the diesel generator, the DG was at reduced margin to have adequate cooling water supply, if required during a loss of offsite power. Due to this loss of margin and inoperable condition, it has been determined that this failure could potentially affect the safety function of this system, and is being reported as an 8 hour ENS notification."

The licensee has attributed the failure to high resistance in a relay which is currently being replaced. This places Unit 2 in the Technical Specification Action Statement 3.8.1, which requires restoration of Diesel Generator within 72 hours or commence a Reactor Shutdown. All other ECCS Systems have been verified operable.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector and will inform the State of New York.

* * * RETRACTION AT 1940 EDT ON 9/2/2014 FROM ANTHONY PETRELLI TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"This update retracts Event Notification #50296, which reported an event or condition that could have potentially prevented fulfillment of a Safety Function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. Upon further review, it was determined that the ability of the HPCS system (single supported train) remained operable and capable of performing its safety function as evaluated by the NMP Unit 2 Safety Function Determination Process (TS 5.5.11).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified the R1DO (Ferdas).

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Agreement State Event Number: 50335
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: ECO RECYCLING
Region: 1
City: BROCKTON State: MA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANTHONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/01/2014
Notification Time: 11:22 [ET]
Event Date: 09/12/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ALPHATRON IONIZATION VACUUM GAUGE FOUND IN LOAD OF SCRAP METAL

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via email:

"On 9/12/12, a scrap metal load shipped by ECO Recycling of Brockton, MA, was rejected by Metal Recycling of Providence, RI, for triggering the site's radiation detectors. The highest vehicle radiation reading was < 0.2 mR/hr. The vehicle returned to Brockton where, on 9/13/12, one device (described as an Alphatron ionization vacuum gauge containing approximately 500 microCuries Radium-226 manufactured by National Resources of Newton, MA approximately 40 years ago) was located and removed from the load by an independent consultant and isolated in secure storage on-site in Brockton for future disposition. The consultant indicated < 0.5 mR/hr readings in accessible areas near the storage container. The original owner not determined. The device continues to be secured at Brockton site as of 8/1/14.

"The Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program] considers this event to still be OPEN."

Event Docket #: 19-1408

* * * UPDATE AT 1441 EDT ON 9/2/2014 FROM TONY CARPENITO TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The following information was received via e-mail:

"9/12/14 Update - Agency conducted on-site inspection 8/1/14. No significant change to previously reported information. Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program] review ongoing.

"The Agency considers this matter to still be OPEN."

Notified the R1DO (Ferdas) and FSME Event Resources (via e-mail).

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Agreement State Event Number: 50399
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: US NDI LLC
Region: 4
City: ABILENE State: TX
County:
License #: 06597
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENTRY HEARN
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/25/2014
Notification Time: 17:21 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE OF RADIOGRAPHER

The following was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On August 25, 2014, the Agency [State of Texas] received notice that a dosimetry badge for a radiographer trainee had come back with an exposure of 8.6 roentgen for the period of July 5 to August 4, 2014. The individual has stated that he dropped his badge during work and picked it up later. The trainer working with the trainee received 210mR for the same period. The trainee worked 10 days with the company in all. Currently awaiting written statements from trainee and trainer and further reports from dosimetry provider. Additional information will be provided in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9225

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Agreement State Event Number: 50401
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TERRACON INC
Region: 4
City: COLORADO SPRINGS State: CO
County:
License #: 664-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CARRIE ROMANCHEK
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 16:25 [ET]
Event Date: 08/26/2014
Event Time: 09:48 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOUCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE RUN OVER BY A SKID-STEER

The following was received from the State of Colorado via email:

"At 0948 MDT on the morning of August 26, 2014, [the State of Colorado] was notified by the ARSO at Terracon, Inc (Colorado License # 664-02) that a Troxler 3430 moisture/density gauge had been run over by a skid-steer at a temporary job site. The source was locked in the shielded position when the gauge was hit. Surveys taken at the site confirmed that the source remained shielded.

"The gauge was placed in its transport case (Transport index confirmed) and taken to Instrotek for leak testing and analysis. Final results should be available within a week and initial results show no evidence of leakage.

"The investigation is still ongoing."

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Agreement State Event Number: 50402
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: HENKLE AEROSPACE
Region: 4
City: BAY POINT State: CA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENT PRENDERGAST
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 17:59 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE FOUND AT RECYCLING FACILITY

The following was received from the State of California via email:

"On August 21, 2014, . . . Henkle Aerospace contacted . . . RHB to report that one of their generally licensed fixed gauges (NDC, Model 103, S/N 4331 containing Am-241) had been found at a recycling facility. The recycling facility had contacted the manufacturer of the gauge (NDC) and it was returned to NDC. NDC contacted Henkel to notify them of the gauge was found at the recycling center. The source was intact and NDC has performed a leak test which indicated no contamination.

"On 08/26/14, . . . Henkel called RHB and provided the following information: The gauge contained 150 mCi of Am-241 (as of late 90s) and it was acquired by Henkle in 2006. This gauge was replaced by a licensed vendor in February 2010, and was set aside to be transferred to the vendor. Eventually, they lost track of the gauge, and it ended up at the recycling center with the rest of the metal Henkel had shipped to the scrap yard.

"Corrective actions by Henkle: After this incident they have revised their policies and procedures to keep track of the two gauges they currently possess (Sr-90 containing 250 mCi each, GL units licensed by Mahlo).

"Note: As of now, RHB does not have the information on current activity of the Am-241 source in the gauge."

California 5010 #: 082114

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Agreement State Event Number: 50403
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: MISTRAS GROUP INC
Region: 4
City: SALT LAKE CITY State: UT
County:
License #: UT 0600485
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE GIVENS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 18:29 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2014
Event Time: 18:30 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT

The following was received from the State of Utah via email:

"[The licensee was unable] to retract and secure a radiographic source to its fully shielded position. [The] licensee's RSO was able to disassemble the locking mechanism and retract the source. The exposure device was then locked and the source verified to be in the fully shielded position."

There were no overexposures as a result of this event.

Event Report ID No.: UT140003

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