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Event Notification Report for August 1, 2016

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Event Reports For
07/29/2016 - 08/01/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51961 52090 52114 52115 52117 52118 52119 52120 52121 52132 52133 52136
52137

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Agreement State Event Number: 51961
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: TRONOX, LLC
Region: 4
City: HAMILTON State: MS
County:
License #: MS-149-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BENJAMIN CULPEPPER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/26/2016
Notification Time: 16:35 [ET]
Event Date: 05/17/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

MISSISSIPPI AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON LEVEL GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the state of Mississippi via email:

"Licensee reported a stuck shutter on an Ohmart/VEGA Model SH-F1 level gauge, during semi-annual checks of shutter operation. The failure was identified on 05/17/2016 by the licensee and was immediately reported to RSO. The RSO supposes stuck shutter failure was caused by age and oxidation. Licensee has contacted the manufacturer, Ohmart, for repair of shutter mechanism. Gauge remains in its normal operating position.

"Isotope(s): Cs-137
Activity: 10 mCi
Source Serial No. 0441GK
Source Model No. A-2102"

Mississippi Report Number: MS-16003

* * * UPDATE AT 1655 EDT ON 07/29/16 FROM H. BENJAMIN CULPEPPER TO S. SANDIN VIA EMAIL * * *

"The stuck shutter has been closed and equipment involved removed and placed into a secure storage facility, on site, by an Ohmart Vega representative. There are no plans to put the unit back into service."

Mississippi closed this case as of July 29, 2016.

Notified R4DO (Pick) and NMSS Events Notification via email.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 52090
Facility: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)
                   COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL
Region: 2
City: COLUMBIA State: SC
County: RICHLAND
License #: SNM-1107
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001151
NRC Notified By: NANCY PARR
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/14/2016
Notification Time: 18:49 [ET]
Event Date: 07/13/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (a)(4) - ALL SAFETY ITEMS UNAVAILABLE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL RICH (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

DEGRADED SAFETY ITEMS CAUSED BY URANIUM BUILDUP

"On July 13, 2016, it was determined by the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) department that scrubber clean-out material, found in the S-1030 scrubber transition section during the annual maintenance shutdown that occurred in late May, potentially exceeded the uranium mass limit for the scrubber transition.

"(IROFS [Items Relied on for Safety] VENT-S1030-110) requires annual inspection and removal of significant solids buildup in the transition section. Upon inspection, significant buildup was found, and the ductwork was opened to permit extensive cleanout. 36 containers of material with a total gross weight of 210.4 kg was removed from the inlet transition during the cleanout on May 28th to May 29th. Grab samples were subsequently taken from each container and analyzed for uranium concentration. On July 13th, the EH&S department was made aware that the grab sample results averaged 47.8% U. Although the exact uranium mass cannot be determined until the material is dissolved and representatively sampled, available evidence suggests that the mass limit of 29 kg U in the inlet transition was exceeded. The 29 kg U limit is based on an optimally moderated, fully reflected spherical geometry which very conservatively bounds the conditions in the inlet transition of the scrubber. IROFS remained to limit the quantity of uranium available to the scrubber (IROFS VENT-S1030-101, -102, -103 & -104), which are physical barriers designed to minimize uranium in the airflow entering the transition area. Continuous liquid spraying in the inlet transition section to limit solids accumulation (IROFS VENT-S1030-109) was also in place.

"The inlet transition and scrubber were thoroughly cleaned, and the uranium bearing solids were placed into favorable geometry containers. Also, the inspection and cleanout of the transition frequency was increased to monthly.

"Based on available but degraded IROFS, this accident sequence was unlikely. Therefore, this mass accident sequence does not meet the performance requirements of 10CFR70.61. The actual configuration remained safe at all times. Also, no external conditions affected the event.

"Immediate Corrective Actions:
NRC Region II personnel, who were onsite at the CFFF [Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility], were made aware of the discovery.

"The Conversion area was shutdown to plan for a second extensive scrubber clean-out to validate that the accumulation of solids is a slow buildup over time. The last extensive cleanout was performed in 2009.

"An extent of condition was performed to determine if other scrubbers potentially had significant uranium buildup. Inspection data indicated that this material accumulation issue was limited to the S-1030 scrubber.

"This event has been entered into the facility Corrective Action Prevention And Learning system (CAPAL) #100397353."

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY NANCY PARR TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1025 EDT ON 07/26/2016 * * *

"Onsite chemical analysis confirmed that uranium mass limit for the scrubber transition piece was exceeded. The accumulated material contained 87 kgs of Uranium.

"The Criticality Safety Evaluation for this system was revised and implemented on July 20, 2016 to add Items Relied on For Safety to prevent recurrence of a mass exceedance while the causal analysis and additional corrective actions are completed."

Notified R2DO (Nease) and NMSS Events Notification Group via email.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY NANCY PARR TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1749 EDT ON 07/31/2016 * * *

"On July 31, 2016, it was determined by the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) department that clean-out material found in the S-1030 scrubber packing and floor also potentially exceeded the uranium mass limit for the scrubber criticality safety evaluation. Over years of operations, the same available but degraded mass prevention and inspection/clean-out IROFS did not prevent exceedance of the mass limit.

"This report is being upgraded to a 1 Hour Event Notification based on 10CFR70 Appendix A(a)(4).

"There was no consequence to the public, the workers or the environment.

"The scrubber process will remain in a safe shutdown mode until further investigation and corrective actions are completed."

Notified R2DO (Rose), IRD (Grant), NMSS EO (Kotzalas) and NMSS Events Notification via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 52114
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: WESTROCK SOUTHEAST
Region: 1
City: DUBLIN State: GA
County:
License #: GA 545-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRVIN GIBSON
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/21/2016
Notification Time: 13:20 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FAILED TO CLOSE

The following was received via email:

"On July 21, 2016 at approximately 1200 [EDT], [Georgia Radioactive Materials Program] received a call from WestRock Southeast, notifying [Georgia Radioactive Materials Program] that a fixed gauge malfunction had occurred and that the shutter was not closing. The shutter malfunction was initially noticed on Thursday July 14, 2016. Thermofisher was contacted about repairing the gauge, but [the licensee] was informed that the fixed gauge cannot be repaired. WestRock Southeast has decided to dispose of the fixed gauge and has contacted Ram Services to handle disposal. No disposal date has been determined. Until such time, the fixed gauge has been tagged with danger signs and instructions not to enter [the area]. The fixed gauge is still in use.

"Isotope: Cs-137; Activity: 10 millicuries; Manufacturer: Kay-Ray; Model: 7062B; Source Serial #: 24784A; Leak Test Results: Pass (last tested August 2014)"

Georgia Event # 80359.

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Agreement State Event Number: 52115
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: SRKO FAMILY LTD PARTNERSHIP
Region: 4
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LINDA BARTISH
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/21/2016
Notification Time: 13:37 [ET]
Event Date: 06/10/2016
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/21/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received via email:

"Lost/Abandoned Tritium Exit Signs, Manufacturer - Best Lighting Products Inc. (Forever Lite), Model #SXLTU1GB10, Serial # 206112 to 206140 (29 signs), 7.09 Ci of H-3 (tritium) per sign. Date shipped 9-3-2008.

"The property [at 1818 Spring Water Point, Colorado Springs, CO] was received through reorganization and has now been assigned to a trustee. Twenty nine exit signs were directed for use by Best Lighting Products at the location listed. Annual general license notifications were sent to SRKO Family LTD Partnership from 2009 thru 2014 with no response. County records provided contact information regarding receivership and further review provided New Crossings Inc. as a contact. The property was inspected by the trustee and no exit signs were located. There were approximately 60 subcontractors on the site at the time the exit signs may have arrived. It is unknown what occurred with them.

"In September of 2008 Best Lighting Products Inc. (Forever Lite) shipped 29 exit signs to be installed at 1818 Spring Water Point, Colorado Springs, CO. The site was going to be a commercial building and construction had started. According to the trustee, approximately 60 subcontractors/creditors were involved with the owner when they walked away from the project. It is unknown what occurred with the exit signs. No information has been discovered through years of trying to contact the SRKO Family Partnership LLC. The trustee has provided a statement explaining tritium exit signs will never be used in any project they work on. Should they discover any inadvertently they will immediately contact [The Colorado Department of Public Health] for further guidance."

Event Report ID No.: CO160010 / CO16-I16-17

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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Agreement State Event Number: 52117
Rep Org: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: 3M COMPANY
Region: 3
City: ST. PAUL State: MN
County:
License #: 1066-62
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRANDON JURAN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 07/22/2016
Notification Time: 11:10 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
CNSC (CANADA) (FAX)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR SOURCE

The following information was received by email:

"Event Description: On July 14, 2016, 3M Corporate Health Physics was notified by laboratory personnel that a static eliminator could not be located during a semiannual physical inventory. The static eliminator is an NRD model P-2001 with an initial activity of 9.56 mCi on September 1, 2015 (activity on July 21, 2016 was 1.89 mCi). The room was recently renovated and the contents of the room were moved to another building with some contents moved to a 3M Distribution Center. Both buildings and the distribution center were searched, but the source was not located. 3M Corporate Health Physics notified the Minnesota Department of Health on July 21, 2016 of the missing static eliminator."

Minnesota Event: MN160002

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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Agreement State Event Number: 52118
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: NASHVILLE State: TN
County:
License #: R-19266
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RYAN CRIHFIELD
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/22/2016
Notification Time: 12:05 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2016
Event Time: 08:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOSS OF LICENSED MEDICAL TREATMENT SEEDS

The following information was provided via email from the State of Tennessee:

"A patient was treated with 50 I-125 seeds. The patient was apparently not responding well to the treatment so he was brought back to Vanderbilt to have the seeds removed. Today, only 39 of the 50 seeds were recovered from the patient. According to the patient, prior to returning to Vanderbilt to have the seeds removed the patient stated that he 'picked' the 11 seeds out and threw them in the trash can at his home near Huntsville, Al. Total activity of the 11 missing seeds, after decay, equals 1.71 mCi of I-125. Patient is currently still at Vanderbilt Medical Center."

"The State of Tennessee has notified the State of Alabama's Office of Radiation Protection."

TN State Event Report ID no: TN-16-102

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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Agreement State Event Number: 52119
Rep Org: MASSACHUSETTS RADIATION CONTROL PRO
Licensee: QSA GLOBAL INC.
Region: 1
City: BURLINGTON State: MA
County:
License #: 12-8361
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSHUA DAEHLER
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/22/2016
Notification Time: 14:38 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Category 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST AND THEN FOUND SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

The following was received via email:

"The licensee (QSA Global, Inc.) made telephone notification at 1026 [EDT] on July 22, 2016 followed by written report to the Agency (Massachusetts Radiation Control Program), that the licensee was notified by carrier that one piece of a four piece shipment incoming from Australia and destined for QSA Global, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts is unaccounted for. The licensee initially identified that it did not know which of the four pieces is the one missing. The licensee provided update by telephone at 1335 on July 22, 2016 that it had determined that the piece missing is a Model 650L source changer, Type B(U) package, UN2916, containing two special form iridium-192 sources, 0.44 TBq (12 curies) total of iridium-192. The missing package is believed by the licensee to possibly be in Memphis, Tennessee at the carrier's hub.

"The licensee reports that it initiated a trace yesterday with the carrier and has also requested a ramp search of the Boston (Logan Airport) facility in case it was separated there.

"The reporting requirement is immediate and is of 105 CMR 120.281(A)(1), missing licensed radioactive materials in aggregate quantity equal to or greater than 1,000 times quantity specified in 105 CMR 120.297, Appendix C.

"The Agency made notification to FBI.

"The Agency considers this event to be open.

"At 1616 [EDT], on July 22, 2016, the licensee (QSA Global, Inc. of Burlington, MA) notified us (Massachusetts Radiation Control Program) by telephone that the missing package has been located by the carrier at its Memphis, Tennessee hub and that the package is expected to be delivered to the licensee on Monday. The licensee reports that a label had apparently fallen off of the package."

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example: level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Agreement State Event Number: 52120
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: QUALSPEC, LLC
Region: 4
City: BENICIA State: CA
County:
License #: 5299-07
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN FASSELL
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/22/2016
Notification Time: 17:09 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2016
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SOURCE DISCONNECT

The following was received via email:

"Qualspec, LLC. Radiation Safety Officer, reported the following source disconnect incident on July 21, 2016, at [1843 PDT] via email. The incident took place at the Valero refinery, located at 3400 East Second St., Benicia, CA, at approximately 1430. During their 4th and last exposure, they were not able to return the radiography source (Ir-192, 63 Ci) to the INC 100, S/N 4848 radiography camera's shielded position. The RSO and ARSO, were notified right away and responded immediately to the location. After their assessment, they determined the source pigtail had become detached from the drive cable due to the drive cable ball connector breaking off. There was no other sign of physical damage to the camera, the crank assembly or related equipment. After phone consultation with the manufacturer, a retrieval method was determined and the source was safely secured back into the exposure device. TLD dosimeters have been sent to Radiation Detection Company for emergency processing. Individuals involved [received] based on their pocket dosimeter [readings] - Radiographer Trainer 20 mR, Radiographer 10 mR, Radiographer Assistant 10 mR [as measured by] 200 mR scale Arrow pocket dosimeter; Radiation Safety Officer 400 mR, Assistant RSO 300 mR [as measured by] 5R scale Arrow pocket dosimeter."

California 5010 # 072116

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52121
Rep Org: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Region: 3
City: COLUMBIA State: MO
County:
License #: 24-0513-32
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JACK CRAWFORD
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/22/2016
Notification Time: 17:20 [ET]
Event Date: 07/18/2016
Event Time: 14:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/27/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

SEALED SOURCE LEAK

During a sealed source leak test of two (2) cesium-137 needles, prior to implant into an animal, leakage greater than 0.005 microcuries was measured. The leakage was contained in the source holder. The Cs-137 needles have been stored in shielding pending disposal. There was no contamination or over- exposure. The needles contain 10 mCi of Cs-137 total (for both). The licensee has notified NRC Region 3 and expects to submit a 30 day follow up report.


* * * UPDATE FROM JACK CRAWFORD TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1721 EDT ON 7/27/2016 * * *

Follow-up leak tests have been performed on all remaining Cs-137 needles used for equine brachytherapy. One additional leaking needle was identified. The activity for the additional leaking needle, as of 7/18/2016, was 7.1 mCi. The additional leaking needle was manufactured in 1982. The additional leaking needle has been taken out of service, put into secondary containment, and is awaiting waste disposal. The licensee notified NRC Region 3.

Notified R3DO (Peterson) and via E-mail NMSS Events Notification.


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: 52132
Facility: BEAVER VALLEY
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: KEN TIEFENTHAL
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/29/2016
Notification Time: 01:51 [ET]
Event Date: 07/28/2016
Event Time: 21:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)

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

POSTULATED FIRE EVENT THAT COULD ADVERSELY IMPACT SAFE SHUTDOWN EQUIPMENT

"A review of the Beaver Valley Unit 2 Fire Protection Safe Shutdown Report (FPSSR) found that a postulated fire had the potential to spuriously open all three individual steam generator atmospheric dump valves in addition to a common residual heat release valve. Previous analysis did not consider all of the valves spuriously opening from a fire. The potential impact of these valves spuriously opening is a cooldown that could adversely affect shutdown margin.

"Hourly fire tours have been put in place for those fire areas that have the potential to initiate this condition.

"This condition is reportable as an 8 hour report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B).

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

This condition is not applicable to Unit 1.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52133
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DON CRISP
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/29/2016
Notification Time: 06:51 [ET]
Event Date: 07/28/2016
Event Time: 23:57 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)

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

TEMPORARY LOSS OF POWER TO THE EMERGENCY CONDENSER

"On 7/28/2016 at 2357 EDT, Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Unit 1 experienced a fault in the in-service 11 RPS UPS [Reactor Protective System Ultimate Power Supply], resulting in an isolation of both emergency condensers. Emergency condenser 12 was returned to standby on 7/29/2016 at 0041 EDT and emergency condenser 11 was returned to standby on 7/29/2016 at 0045 EDT.

"This 8-hour non-emergency report is being made based upon requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) which states, 'Licensee shall notify the NRC of any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (B) Remove residual heat.'

"The state of New York and the NRC Senior Resident Inspector were informed."

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 52136
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: PAUL REIMERS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 07/30/2016
Notification Time: 03:52 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2016
Event Time: 03:33 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 54 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

TURKEY POINT UNIT 3 SHUTDOWN DUE TO WATER HAMMER

"Power had been reduced for planned maintenance on the 3B feedwater heater. During isolation of the feedwater heaters, a repeated water hammer was experienced.

"A normal shutdown of Unit 3 was performed."

Unit 4 was not affected by the water hammer. The decay heat is being removed via the condenser and all offsite and onsite electrical power is available. The investigation of the cause is underway.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 2141 EDT ON 07/30/16 FROM ERIC JUERGENS TO S. SANDIN * * *

The licensee is retracting this report based on the following:

"At 0352 EDT on July 30, 2016, EN #52136 provided notification of a Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation during a normal shutdown of Unit 3 in response to a secondary system equipment issue. Upon further investigation, the unit shutdown and manual RPS actuation were in accordance with general plant operating procedures. The manual RPS actuation was in accordance with the general operating procedure and not required to mitigate the consequences of the secondary system equipment issue. As such, the notification made by EN #52136 for a valid actuation of a specified system is hereby retracted.

"The NRC Resident lnspector will be notified."

Notified R2DO (Rose).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52137
Facility: NORTH ANNA
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP,[3] M-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DON TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/30/2016
Notification Time: 15:17 [ET]
Event Date: 07/30/2016
Event Time: 11:52 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 35 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO UNISOLABLE REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM BOUNDARY LEAKAGE

"On July 30, 2016 at 1152 hours [EDT] following a containment walkdown to investigate an increase in RCS unidentified leakage to 0.15 gpm, a leak was identified on the seal return line from 2-RC-P-1C, 'C' Reactor Coolant Pump. The source of the leakage cannot be isolated and is considered RCS pressure boundary leakage. [Technical Specification] LCO 3.4.13, RCS Operational Leakage, Condition B for the existence of pressure boundary leakage was entered. Technical Requirement TR 3.4.6, ASME Code Class 1, 2, and 3 Components is also applicable. Unit 2 is projected to be taken to Mode 5 for repair.

"This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2) for 'the initiation of any nuclear plant shutdown required by the plant's Technical Specifications' and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for 'any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear plant including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded.'"

The licensee will be notifying the Louisa County Administrator and has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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