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Event Notification Report for September 25, 2015

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Event Reports For
09/24/2015 - 09/25/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51399 51400 51404 51414 51421 51423

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Agreement State Event Number: 51399
Rep Org: KENTUCKY DEPT OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: HARLAN CUMBERLAND COAL CO.
Region: 1
City: EVARTS State: KY
County:
License #: 201-732-56
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AJ BHATTACHARYYA
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 09/16/2015
Notification Time: 11:38 [ET]
Event Date: 03/10/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
SILAS KENNEDY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

KENTUCKY AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER MECHANISM

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

"[This failure was] not previously reported by licensee to RHB [KY Radiation Health Branch], but recent inspection of facility [performed on 8/4/2015] showed that the defect was noted on 3/10/15 during the routine 6 month inventory and shutter check updates.

"Equipment failure: On-Off shutter mechanism on KAYRAY/Sensall 7062BP (Cs-137, 100 mCi; Serial No. 2975) fixed gamma gauge has broken spring. Shutter is kept in open position by makeshift wire fastener. No release of radioactivity. (Sealed Source capsule model 7700Y). Last leak test on 3/19/15 showed MDA (<5 nCi)."

Event Report ID No.: KY 150006

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Agreement State Event Number: 51400
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: GEORGIA PACIFIC CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: PALATKA State: FL
County:
License #: 1391-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KELLIE ANDERSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 09/16/2015
Notification Time: 14:34 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
SILAS KENNEDY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED NUCLEAR GAUGE WITH STUCK OPEN SHUTTER

The following information was received from the State of Florida via email:

"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] at Georgia Pacific Corporation in Palatka, Florida called to report [to the State of Florida that] a fixed Cesium-137 source installed on the top half of a tank has the shutter stuck open. Device originally had 2,000 mCi, but now is estimated to have 892 mCi of Cs-137. This same equipment was reported with the same defect on April 9, 2015 (FL15-025). There is no report of any over exposure of personnel and no leaks (confirmed by leak test). The location of the device prohibits the access of personnel and the shutter is only closed when maintenance or repair is performed. The RSO has put in a work order for repair and will provide a copy of a report confirming the equipment was serviced/repaired back in April. Initial NRC Event Notification #50971."

The fixed gauge manufacturer is Kay-Ray, Model number - 7063P, serial number 10682F.

FL Incident Number: FL 15-094

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 51404
Rep Org: JANX
Licensee: JANX
Region: 3
City: PARMA State: MI
County:
License #: 21-16560-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM REEVE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/17/2015
Notification Time: 11:36 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2015
Event Time: 12:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/17/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)
SILAS KENNEDY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE DISCONNECT

While the licensee was performing radiography work in Twilight, West Virginia, a radiography camera (SPEC-150; Ir-192; 72 Ci; S/N: WH0603) source became disconnected and did not return to the shielded position. The West Virginia site called the corporate RSO at 0200 on 9/17/2015, who then called a qualified Pennsylvania RSO in order to supervise source retraction. The qualified RSO verified boundaries at the 2mR level. The source was retrieved and placed in the shielded position. The camera was secured and is out of service. There was no indication of excessive dose.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 51414
Facility: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Comments: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)
Region: 2
City: METROPOLIS State: IL
County: MASSAC
License #: SUB-526
Agreement: Y
Docket: 04003392
NRC Notified By: SEAN PATTERSON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/20/2015
Notification Time: 22:05 [ET]
Event Date: 09/20/2015
Event Time: 20:19 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2015
Emergency Class: ALERT
10 CFR Section:
40.35(f) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
MARVIN SYKES (R2DO)
HIPOLITO GONZALEZ (NMSS)
VICTOR MCCREE (R2RA)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)

Event Text

ALERT DECLARED DUE A FIRE GREATER THAN 15 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY

At 2019 CDT, the licensee declared an Alert due to a truck fire, outside of the protected area, that lasted greater than 15 minutes. The truck was awaiting entry to the plant to deliver materials when the truck driver noticed smoke emanating from the dash. He attempted to put out the fire using a handheld extinguisher but was unsuccessful so he left the vehicle and notified licensee employees.

The licensee contacted the Massac County and Metropolis Fire Departments who responded to the site and put out the fire. The cab of the truck is considered a total loss but the trailer was not affected by the fire and remains intact. The licensee is awaiting clearance from the fire department to enable them to take swipes of the trailer to verify no contamination exists.

At 2055 CDT, once they determined the fire was out, the licensee downgraded the Alert to a plant emergency.

The licensee notified local authorities and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the event.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, USDA Ops Center, HHS Ops Center, DOE Ops Center, DHS NICC Watch Officer and the EPA EOC.

* * * UPDATE FROM SEAN PATTERSON TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2329 EDT ON 09/20/15 * * *

At 2216 CDT, the licensee declared all clear for the event when the swipes taken on the trailer did not indicate a spread of contamination.

Notified IRD (Gott), NMSS EO (Gonzalez) and R2DO (Sykes) via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51421
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JEFF SIMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 09/24/2015
Notification Time: 05:52 [ET]
Event Date: 09/23/2015
Event Time: 21:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/24/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION INOPERABLE DUE TO MGU FAILURE

"During surveillance testing of the U2 HPCI [High Pressure Coolant Injection] system, the HPCI motor gear unit [MGU] was positioned from 100 percent to 75 percent demand to satisfy operability testing. The motor gear unit did not respond as system demand was returned to 100 percent. This indicated a failure of the MGU which requires declaration of inoperability of the HPCI System. This is a 14 day LCO. HPCI is a single train system and reportable under SAF 1.8 'Event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function.'"

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51423
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: J. BREEN
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/24/2015
Notification Time: 16:34 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2015
Event Time: 12:22 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/24/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
SHANE SANDAL (R2DO)

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

Event Text

VALID ACTUATION OF UV RELAYS FOLLOWING LOSS OF UNIT 2 STARTUP TRANSFORMER

"On September 17, 2015, at 1222 hours, with Unit 2 in Mode 5 at the beginning of a refueling outage, an electrical fault on the 2A 6.9 kV bus resulted in the loss of the 2A startup transformer and its associated non-safety related 2A2 and safety related 2A3 busses. At the time of the event, the 2A Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) had been properly removed from service for scheduled maintenance. The loss of the 2A start up transformer initiated the under voltage relays, which resulted in a valid actuation signal that would have started the 2A EDG.

"Additionally, the 2A train of shutdown cooling (SDC) was de-energized; the 2B (protected) train of SDC was not affected by the event and remained in service to remove decay heat. The 2A shutdown cooling train was restored and made available on September 19, 2015 at 0030. The 2B EDG and 2B startup transformer remained operable.

"St. Lucie did not report this event within 8 hours of occurrence, however, this event was subsequently determined to be reportable pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b )(3)(iv)(A).

"During this event, Unit 1 experienced a loss of the 1A startup transformer. There was no effect on Unit 1 operation, as its associated non-safety and safety-related busses remained powered by the auxiliary transformer. The 1A startup transformer returned to service on September 18, 2015 at 2103."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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