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Event Notification Report for December 12, 2014

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Event Reports For
12/11/2014 - 12/12/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50651 50655 50668 50670 50671

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Agreement State Event Number: 50651
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: ADVANCED INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Region: 4
City: TULSA State: OK
County:
License #: OK-27588-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/03/2014
Notification Time: 09:52 [ET]
Event Date: 11/10/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/03/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - POTENTIAL RADIOGRAPHER OVER-EXPOSURE

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

"Advanced Inspection Technologies (OK-27588-02) has reported [to the State of Oklahoma] that the dosimeter issued to one of their radiographers reported a dose of 16.294 R for the period of October 10 to November 10. The report from Landauer states that the results are 'inconclusive' and the dosimeter was reprocessed. The second read was also inconclusive. Energy level was characterized as high but type not specified. The licensee believes the dosimeter was damaged or otherwise compromised. Investigation is ongoing."

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Agreement State Event Number: 50655
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORP. (STC)
Region: 4
City: CAMERON PARISH State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2783-LOI,
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOE NOBLE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/04/2014
Notification Time: 15:08 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK AND ABANDONED SOURCE

The following report was received from the State of Louisiana via fax:

"The source became stuck/lost down a strategic oil reserve cavern belonging to US DOE. Cavern named WH 9A, in West Hackberry field, Cameron/Cameron Parish, LA.

"STC [the licensee] was logging/taking measurements in/down a strategic oil reserve cavern for the Department of Energy when the 125 mCi source became lost down cavern, STC abandoned in place the Cs-137 source and applied all practical applicable P/A procedures pertaining to a cavern. The source was declared irretrievable November 11, 2014, and requested approval of the information on the plaque. The source is believed to be on the bottom of the cavern at depth of 3,575 ft. Schlumberger, after several 'fishing' attempts, decided to 'cap'/abandon the location and move on.

"LDEQ [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] was notified of the lodged source on October 27, 2014 [approximately] 1720 CDT. At that time, Schlumberger requested direction to abandon the irretrievable source. The request was granted by [LDEQ].

"On October 27, 2014, STC contacted LDEQ with a preliminary notification reporting that a well-logging source was lost down-hole in a DOE Strategic Oil Reserve Cavern in Cameron Parish, LA. The source, a Gulf Nuclear, 125 mCi Cs-137 source, S/N CSV-129. This incident was reported and will be abandoned and maintained by the requirements of LAC 33: XV. 2051 and 2099, Appendix B.

"LDEQ considers this event closed."

Louisiana Event Report ID No.: LA - 140012

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

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50668
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS DESCANTIS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 12/11/2014
Notification Time: 07:45 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2014
Event Time: 08:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (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

PLANNED MAINTENANCE ON THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER

Turkey Point will be conducting routine preventative maintenance on the Technical Support Center [TSC] HVAC. The expected start of the preventative maintenance is 12/11/14, 0800 EST. Planned completion is 12/11/14, 1800 EST. This maintenance renders the TSC non-functional. The planned TSC alternative will be the Control Room.

This event is reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

* * * UPDATE FROM JIM RUSSELL TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1625 EST ON 12/11/14 * * *

The TSC was declared operable at 1445 EST.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Desai).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50670
Facility: LIMERICK
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JOHN HARKINS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 12/11/2014
Notification Time: 14:52 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2014
Event Time: 09:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (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

BOTH SECONDARY CONTAINMENT AIRLOCK DOORS OPENED SIMULTANEOUSLY

"Station personnel simultaneously opened the inner and outer air lock doors from Unit 2 Reactor Enclosure to the Refuel Floor. Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared inoperable per Unit 2 TS 3.6.5.1.1, due to failure to meet surveillance requirement U2 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2, due to the report of both containment airlock doors on 352' momentarily open at the same time. Reactor Enclosure D/P [differential pressure] remained steady at 0.35 inches vacuum water gauge.

"Reactor Enclosure Secondary Containment Integrity was declared operable following verification that at least one air lock door to each access of secondary containment was closed per U2 TS 4.6.5.1.1.b.2. Total time was approximately 5 seconds."

The secondary containment doors do not have a mechanical interlock and this event has been classified as a human performance error.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50671
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN REED
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/11/2014
Notification Time: 17:11 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2014
Event Time: 09:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A non-licensed contract employee working in a supervisory role had a confirmed positive finding for illegal drugs resulting from a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been revoked.

The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.

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