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Event Notification Report for November 18, 2015

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11/17/2015 - 11/18/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51524 51525 51543

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Agreement State Event Number: 51524
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: NEWPAGE WISCONSIN SYSTEMS, INC.
Region: 3
City: STEVENS POINT State: WI
County:
License #: 141-1258-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KRISTA KUHLMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 11/09/2015
Notification Time: 14:33 [ET]
Event Date: 11/08/2015
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/09/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

FIXED GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

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

"On Sunday November 8, 2015, the Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section received a phone call from the mill Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the Wisconsin Rapids facility that the licensee had a fixed gauge with a shutter stuck open. An alarm light on the panel indicated that the shutter was not closed. The operator notified the mill RSO who then contacted the corporate RSO. The RSO had Voith Paper, who is authorized for non-routine maintenance to come in to fix the shutter. He pulled the scanner offline around 2230 [CST] with the shutter stuck open. The manufacturer's representative was able to fix the shutter. The scanner went back online around 0030, Monday, November 09, 2015."

Wisconsin Event Report ID No.: WI150020

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Agreement State Event Number: 51525
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE SYSTEMS COMPANY, INC
Region: 4
City: SUNNYVALE State: CA
County:
License #: 0169-43
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: NIKA HEWADIKARAM
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 11/09/2015
Notification Time: 17:14 [ET]
Event Date: 10/20/2015
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 11/09/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (FAX)

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

Event Text

LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR SOURCE

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

"On 10/30/15, the RSO at Lockheed Martin reported the following to RHB [California] via an email:

"On 10/20/15, the RSO had declared a missing Po-210 static eliminator source from their inventory. The device model is Nuclecel P-2035 static eliminator, S/N A2KB502. The sealed source contained 10 mCi as of 10/15/14. As of 10/29/15, the source would have remaining activity of 1.5 mCi. The lab using the static eliminator had recently relocated operations between buildings within the Sunnyvale campus and the licensee suspects that it was lost during this process.

"RHB [California] will be following up with this incident."

California 5010 Number: 103015

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

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51543
Facility: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR
Region: 4 State: AR
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: BUCK DICKSON
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/17/2015
Notification Time: 12:11 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2015
Event Time: 11:11 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/17/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG WARNICK (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
2 N Y 68 Power Operation 68 Power Operation

Event Text

PLANNED MAINTENANCE ON SEISMIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL TEST

"This notification is being made due to planned maintenance during the Semi-Annual Seismic System Functional Test. This test will result in a major loss of emergency assessment capability for emergency action level (EAL) HA6 (natural or destructive phenomena affecting VITAL AREAS), while the control room 0.1g acceleration alarm is non-functional. The emergency preparedness plan requires the 0.1g acceleration alarm indication to declare EAL HA6 during a seismic event greater than the Operating Basis Earthquake (OBE). This condition requires an 8 hour non-emergency immediate reportability to the NRC in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), Major Loss of Assessment, Response, or Communication Capability.

"At approximately 1200 CST on November 17, 2015, the Semi-Annual Seismic System Functional Test will commence. While this test is in progress, seismic alarm capability is not available for EAL declaration purposes. ANO procedures provide compensatory measures of using offsite sources to obtain seismic data. It should be noted that seismic data will still remain capable of being recorded and only alarm capability is lost. The Semi-Annual Seismic System Functional Test will occur intermittently over the next four days."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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