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Event Notification Report for November 19, 2015

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Event Reports For
11/18/2015 - 11/19/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51529 51543 51545 51547 51549 51551

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Agreement State Event Number: 51529
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: NOVA ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC
Region: 1
City: TAMPA State: FL
County:
License #: 4100-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: FLORIDA RAD CONTROL
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 11/11/2015
Notification Time: 16:04 [ET]
Event Date: 11/11/2015
Event Time: 10:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/11/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

The following was received via email:

"At approximately 1000 [EST], a Troxler Gauge was run over by a road construction roller resulting in a cracked housing of the gauge. The instrument's source probe was not extended. Initial survey results indicated 0.5 mR/hr at 12 inches (background was less than 0.1 mR/hr). An ERCIT inspector was dispatched to investigate. [The inspector's] survey indicated 15 mR/hr on contact; his report is forthcoming."

The gauge contains Cesium-137 and Americium/Beryllium sources.

The gauge was transferred to the licensee's radwaste facility.

Florida Incident Report Number: FL-15-116

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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: 11/18/2015
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.

* * * UPDATE FROM STEVE KIRSCHBERGER TO VINCE KLCO ON 11/18/15 AT 1940 EST * * *

The licensee returned the Seismic System to service at 1347 CST on 11/18/15.

The licensee notified NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R4DO (Warnick).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51545
Facility: RIVER BEND
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: ROBERT MELTON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/18/2015
Notification Time: 08:45 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2015
Event Time: 23:55 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
GREG WARNICK (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 71 Power Operation 71 Power Operation

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE

"At 2355 (CST) on 11/17/2015, River Bend Station declared the High Pressure Core Spray [HPCS] system inoperable in accordance with Technical Specification 3.8.9, Condition E (Declare HPCS system and Standby Service Water System Pump 2C inoperable immediately) due to Division 1 Control Room Air Conditioning System HVK-CHL1C being inoperable because of a significant Freon leak on SWP-PVY32C.

"Actions taken to exit LCO: Alternated divisions of Control Room Air Conditioning System to Division 2 HVK-CHL1D in service and Division 1 HVK-CHL1A in standby."

The basis for declaring High Pressure Core Spray inoperable was that the control room chiller also chills the switchgear room that supplies power to the HPCS. HPCS was out of service for less than one hour while the chillers were swapped from Division 1 to Division 2.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51547
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS DESANTIS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 11/18/2015
Notification Time: 09:53 [ET]
Event Date: 11/18/2015
Event Time: 03:26 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)

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

Event Text

AUTOMATIC ACTUATION OF EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR

"This is a non-emergency eight hour notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), for an automatic actuation of the 3A Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG).

"On 11/18/15 at approximately 0326 [EST] a loss of power was experienced on the 3A 4KV Bus. The redundant 3B 4KV bus did not experience a loss of power. All systems operated as expected following the loss of power with the 3A EDG automatically sequencing onto the 3A 4KV bus and the load sequencer loading as designed. At the time of the actuation, Unit 3 was in a refueling outage in MODE 5. Investigation into the cause of the loss of power is in progress. There was no impact on Unit 4 operation during this time."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51549
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: SEAN DUNFEE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/18/2015
Notification Time: 18:30 [ET]
Event Date: 11/18/2015
Event Time: 10:53 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
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

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - UNOPENED CAN OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE FOUND IN THE PROTECTED AREA

"An 8 oz. can of alcohol 'Mike's Harder Lemonade' (8% by volume) was discovered inside the protected area. The can was unopened. Site security took possession of the can and removed it from the protected area. This report is being made under 10CFR26.719(b)(1) as a 24 hour telephone notification.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51551
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: DIRK DRINKARD
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/19/2015
Notification Time: 00:56 [ET]
Event Date: 11/18/2015
Event Time: 23:33 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/19/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)
BERNARD STAPLETON (IRD)
SCOTT MORRIS (NRR)

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

Event Text

AFTER-THE-FACT NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT

"Unit 3 experienced Loss of Offsite Power due to lockout on Unit 3 Startup transformer. The 3B EDG auto started and loaded on the 3B 4KV Bus. The 3A Sequencer was out of service and prevented the 3A EDG from auto starting and supplying 3A 4KV busses. With only 3B 4KV bus powered from an EDG and no offsite power to Unit 3, Unit 3 entered an Unusual Event.

"Core cooling was restored with 3B RHR pump at 2343 EST. At 2350 EST, 3A 4KV Bus was manually loaded onto 3A EDG and conditions for Unusual Event were terminated.

"Additionally this is a non-emergency eight hour notification in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), for a valid automatic actuation of the 3B Emergency Diesel Generator."

While core cooling was lost, the core experienced a 3 degree heat up. Spent fuel pit cooling has also been restored. The cause of the transformer lockout is under investigation.

Unit 4 was unaffected and continues to operate at 100% power.

The licensee has notified state and local authorities about this event. The licensee has also notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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