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Event Notification Report for March 26, 2015

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Event Reports For
03/25/2015 - 03/26/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50921 50924 50925

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50921
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: CHRISTOPHER TRENT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 03/25/2015
Notification Time: 17:01 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2015
Event Time: 15:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID AYRES (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

SHEEPSHEAD MINNOW MORTALITY IN COOLING CANAL SYSTEM

"This is a non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) for notification to 'other government agencies.'

"On March 25, 2015 at approximately 1525 EDT, Florida Power & Light Company notified the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of an observed increase in the mortality of sheepshead minnows in the cooling canal system; an industrial wastewater facility. No other animal or fish species were affected. The impact is estimated to be a very small fraction of the total minnow population. The condition has had no adverse impact on station operations.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Sheepshead minnows are not an Endangered Species.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50924
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KYLE C. SAYLER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 03/25/2015
Notification Time: 21:33 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2015
Event Time: 17:19 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO EFFLUENT BELOW NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PH LIMITS

"At time 1719 CDT it was determined that notification of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) was required based on the results of a quarterly sample drawn at 1632 CDT on 3/25/2015 from the headwall effluent flow 002C sample point identifying a Ph of 4.4 which is below the allowable levels of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements for Ph of 6.5-9.0. Notification of NDEQ will be made within 24 hours in-accordance with the requirements of NPDES Permit NE0001244. The notification to the NDEQ will be made during normal business hours 3/26/15.

"This sample point is supplied by floor drains in Auxiliary Steam Boiler room, Turbine Building HVAC Fan room and DG [Diesel Generator] Building sumps. Discharge from this line is approximately 76 gallons per day. All flow from this sample point was isolated at 2008 CDT. Investigation of the cause of the low Ph levels is on-going."

No indications of environmental impact were reported by the licensee.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50925
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: WESLEY CONKLE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 03/25/2015
Notification Time: 21:37 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2015
Event Time: 14:57 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
DAVID AYRES (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

OFFSITE TRANSPORTATION OF CONTAMINATED AND INJURED INDIVIDUAL

"On March 25, 2015, at approximately 1413 CDT, a Browns Ferry Nuclear (BFN) employee fell approximately 6 feet and sustained a laceration to his forehead and potential other injuries. The individual had been working in the Unit 2 drywell, which is a contaminated area. The individual was able to be removed from his anti-contamination clothing prior to leaving the Radiological Controlled Area (RCA).

"The individual was surveyed by a Radiation Protection (RP) technician and had slight contamination (150 cpm [counts per minute]) on his forehead in the area near the laceration. No survey of his back was performed due to being on a stretcher. At 1457 CDT, the individual was transported to an off-site medical facility. A BFN RP technician accompanied the individual to the hospital. Subsequent survey of the individual at the medical facility determined that no other areas of contamination existed. The individual was successfully decontaminated at the medical facility during initial treatment and all locations have been free released. All contaminated materials have been properly controlled.

"This event is reportable in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xii) any event requiring the transport of a radioactively contaminated person to an offsite medical facility for treatment.

"This event has been entered into the Corrective Action Program (CAP) in SR# 1004507.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The individual was transported to Decatur Morgan General Hospital in Decatur, Alabama for decontamination and follow-up medical treatment.

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