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Event Notification Report for December 30, 2014

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Event Reports For
12/29/2014 - 12/30/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50695 50698 50699 50705 50707

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Agreement State Event Number: 50695
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: TRICAN WELL SERVICE
Region: 1
City: MILL HALL State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0076
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/19/2014
Notification Time: 12:19 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2014
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/19/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILURE

The following was received via email from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

"Notifications: The [Pennsylvania] Department [Bureau of Radiation Protection] was notified on 12/18/2014 of a shutter malfunction. This event is reportable within 24-hours per 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2).

"Event Description: An operator tried to open the shutter handle, and it was hard to move. When the shutter did move, it spun freely and was put in the open position but no activity was observed. However, when the shutter was placed in the closed position activity was seen, thus verifying a malfunction.

"Manufacturer: Berthold Technologies
Model: LB8010
Serial Number: 10204
Isotope: Cs-137
Activity: 20 mCi

"Cause of the event: Unknown at this time, possible sheared roll pin.

"Action: Berthold, the manufacturer, was called to fix the damaged shutter handle. The [Pennsylvania] Department [Bureau of Radiation Protection] plans to follow-up with the licensee and the manufacturer. More information will be provided when received.

"Event Report ID No: PA140024"

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Agreement State Event Number: 50698
Rep Org: KENTUCKY DEPT OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: WEST CENTERTOWN State: KY
County:
License #: 201-277-56
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ERIC PERRY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/22/2014
Notification Time: 13:05 [ET]
Event Date: 11/24/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARC FERDAS (R1DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

KENTUCKY AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILURE OF FIXED GAUGE ACTUATORS

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Kentucky via facsimile:

"Failure of on/off mechanisms on three fixed gauges to function as designed. Failure discovered during routine testing of on/off mechanism by [the] licensee. The licensee has contacted the manufacturer to schedule removal/repair."

The fixed gauges are in a normally inaccessible area and don't present a personnel exposure concern. The gauges contain Cs-137 with 100 mCi, 25 mCi, and 10 mCi respectively and are used at a coal fired facility.

Kentucky Event Report ID: KY-14-0005

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50699
Rep Org: DASSAULT AIRCRAFT SERVICE
Licensee: DASSAULT AIRCRAFT SERVICE
Region: 1
City: NEW CASTLE State: DE
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEN HEAVLOW
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/22/2014
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 12/03/2014
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
MARC FERDAS (R1DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR

"Dassault Falcon Jet Wilmington Corp. has lost a leased piece of equipment that contains radioactive materials. The tool in question is an air blow gun leased from NRD, LLC. The blow gun model number is P-2021-1000, Serial number A2JT781 and was on lease number 055641 shipped on 12/03/2013. The blow gun [contains] 1.7 mCi (61 MBq) [of Po-210].

"The tool was used to remove static from aircraft interior windows and also to remove static from interior wood paneling between decorative finish coats. It was used primarily in the cabinet department of the company for the purposes described above. The tool was believed to last be used in June of 2014.

"Since discovering the tool was lost, every effort has been made to locate it by posting lost tool messages throughout the company and searching all tool storage locations and employee tool boxes. To prevent this from happening again, the company has placed tools like this into our inventory tool control program where employees will be required to sign out tools and return them after jobs are complete."

The tool was in use at the company's New Castle, DE facility.

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 50705
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: 12/29/2014
Notification Time: 03:40 [ET]
Event Date: 12/28/2014
Event Time: 20:23 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/29/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
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
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
BILLY DICKSON (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 93 Power Operation 93 Power Operation

Event Text

TWO INOPERABLE EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATORS

"While the 12 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) was inoperable for performance of the monthly surveillance, adjustments were inadvertently made to 11 EDG which made it inoperable. As a result, Technical Specification [TS] 3.8.1 Condition E, for both EDG's inoperable was entered. Monticello has subsequently restored 12 EDG to an operable status within the 2 hour TS LCO [Limiting Condition for Operation] completion timer requirement. The station remained in a safe condition during this discovery with 12 EDG available at all times. The plant continues to operate in a normal condition with no initiating events present. The health and safety of the public was not impacted as a result of this condition.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

EDG 12 was restored to operable status at 2214 CST and EDG 11 will remain inoperable until a surveillance test is performed to start the EDG and restore the local governor control idle speed to the correct setting.

The licensee will be notifying the Minnesota State Duty Officer.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50707
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: MARK SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/30/2014
Notification Time: 03:51 [ET]
Event Date: 12/29/2014
Event Time: 23:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)

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

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO LEAK ON DIVISION 3 DIESEL GENERATOR COOLING WATER PUMP

"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 routine surveillance testing of the Unit 2 Division 3 Emergency Diesel Generator (LOS-DG-M3) a small pinhole leak was identified in the pump casing of the Division 3 Diesel Generator Cooling Water Pump. This condition has been evaluated and the Division 3 Diesel Generator Cooling Water Pump has been declared inoperable. The Division 3 Diesel Generator Cooling Water Pump is a support system for the Division 3 Emergency Diesel Generator and the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS). The required actions of Technical Specification (TS) 3.5.1 were entered on 12/29/14 at 2330 [CST] when the HPCS system was determined to be inoperable. This condition could have prevented the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS), a single train safety system, from performing its design function."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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