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Event Notification Report for September 20, 2016

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09/19/2016 - 09/20/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52233 52235 52248 52251 52252 52253

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52233
Rep Org: THRASHER ENGINEERING, INC.
Licensee: THRASHER ENGINEERING, INC.
Region: 1
City: BRIDGEPORT State: WV
County:
License #: 47-23065-01
Agreement: N
Docket: -
NRC Notified By: RANDY MEANS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/10/2016
Notification Time: 15:45 [ET]
Event Date: 09/10/2016
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

THEFT OF TROXLER MOISTURE-DENSITY GAUGE

Sometime between midnight and 2:30 AM on 09/10/16, a Troxler Moisture-Density Gauge Model 3440, S/N 69105, was stolen from the back of a pickup truck parked at the Sleep Inn in Beaver, WV. The Troxler Model 3440 typically contains two sources; 8 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241/Be. Surveillance video provided to the LLEA (Raleigh Police Department) shows an individual parking a white pickup truck next to the truck containing the gauge and subsequently transferring the gauge box to the white pickup. The licensee confirmed that the gauge was locked and properly secured prior to the theft.

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: 52235
Rep Org: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: EVERGREEN PACKAGING, INC.
Region: 4
City: PINE BLUFF State: AR
County: JEFFERSON
License #: ARK-0042-0312
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE MACK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 09/12/2016
Notification Time: 15:03 [ET]
Event Date: 09/09/2016
Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/12/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MALFUNCTIONING SHUTTER ON DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was provided by the State of Arkansas via email:

"During routine shutter checks performed by the licensee on September 9, 2016, the licensee noted higher than normal readings when closing the shutter on a Ohmart Model SH-100 BS, weight gauge. The gauge contains 50 milliCuries of Cesium-137.

"The gauge is in a secure storage area and radiation exposure is maintained at less than 2 mR/hr.

"The licensee has contacted the supplier and requested disposal as the gauge in question was in storage and not being used.

"In accordance with RH-1502.f.2 (10 CFR 30.50(b)(2)) the malfunctioning shutter is reportable within 24 hours.

"The State of Arkansas is awaiting a written report from the licensee and final disposition information for the gauge. The State's event number is AR-2016-010. "

The Licensee notified the State of Arkansas of the event on September 9, 2016, at 1430 CDT.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52248
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TONY COOK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 12:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2016
Event Time: 12:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
SHAKUR WALKER (R2DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACT (EMAI)

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 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

10 CFR PART 21 NOTIFICATION - JOSLYN CLARK OVERLOAD HEATER ELEMENT PART NUMBER 2455

"This is a non-emergency facsimile notification required by 10 CPR 21.21(d)(3)(i). A written notification in accordance with 10 CFR 21.21(d)(3)(ii) will be provided within 30 days.

"Duke Energy McGuire Nuclear Station (McGuire) has determined there is evidence of a departure from technical requirements, a Deviation, associated with Joslyn Clark overload heater element Part Number (PIN) 2455. This part was procured in accordance with the Duke Energy Commercial Grade Program (CGP) and dedicated for use in safety related applications. Three of 18 overload heater elements, purchased as a lot, had insufficient top weld material. One failed in-service during a post maintenance test, the second and third failed during a visual and mechanical inspection. An extent of condition review inspected over 500 similar Joslyn Clark overload heater elements. No other inventory was found with a top weld issue.

"These overload heater elements are used in motor starters for the Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) ventilation fans. This condition was discovered during post maintenance testing of the 2A EDG on July 27, 2016. None of the suspect overload heater elements were installed in Operable EDG ventilation fan motor starters. The dedicated overload heater elements, from this lot, were not transferred or sold to any third party customers. Specialty Product Technologies, manufacturer of the Joslyn Clark overload heater elements, has been notified of the deviation and is investigating their welding process.

"The Evaluation of the deviation determined that a Substantial Safety Hazard would have been created if the overload heater elements were installed and left uncorrected.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 52251
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
                   LEU FABRICATION
                   LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: SCOTT MURRAY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 14:30 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2016
Event Time: 06:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (b)(2) - LOSS OR DEGRADED SAFETY ITEMS
Person (Organization):
SHAKUR WALKER (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

UF6 SCRUBBER EXHAUST SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS REQUIRED

"EVENT DESCRIPTION: It was determined at approximately 6 AM today (Eastern) that an Item Relied on for Safety (IROFS) associated with a Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) exhaust system was not operating as required. An FMO scrubber exhaust system blower was determined to be not operating and resulted in a failure to meet performance requirements.

"The safety function of the scrubber exhaust system is to limit the release of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and its byproducts to the environment in the unlikely event of an accidental airborne release in a process area. Other upstream controls remained available and reliable and prevented significant quantities of UF6 and its byproducts from being released into the scrubber exhaust system. There was no release of material and at no time was an unsafe condition present.

"The Dry Conversion Process has been shutdown. An investigation is continuing which will provide additional corrective actions and extent of condition.

"While this did not result in an unsafe condition, the event is being reported pursuant with the reporting requirements of 10CFR70 Appendix A (b)(2) within 24 hours of discovery.

"SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENT: At no time was an unsafe condition present

"SAFETY EQUIPMENT STATUS: The Dry Conversion Process (DCP) was shutdown.

"STATUS OF CORRECTIVE ACTIONS: Additional corrective actions, extent of condition, and extent of cause are being investigated.

There was no offsite release of UF6 as a result of the IROF failure.

The licensee will inform the State of North Carolina, New Hanover County and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52252
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: PHYLLIS DOMINGUEZ
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 18:17 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2016
Event Time: 12:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO SAN DIEGO REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

"At 1230 [PDT] on 9/19/16, SONGS [San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station] made an offsite notification to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board in regards to an oily waste water release to the environment in excess of allowable limits.

"On 9/15/16, the Unit 3 oily waste sump overflowed. An estimated 1500 gallons was released to the intake which is pumped to the outfall. A sample was taken during the end of the overflow; no visual indication of oil and grease was noted. The sample analysis completed on 9/19/16 indicated a result that exceeded SONGS' NPDES [National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System] instantaneous maximum limit of 20 ppm; results were 34.4 ppm."

The licensee will inform NRC Region IV staff.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52253
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: HENRY WATERS
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 21:40 [ET]
Event Date: 09/19/2016
Event Time: 15:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
MARK JEFFERS (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
3 N Y 87 Power Operation 87 Power Operation

Event Text

CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION CHARCOAL NOT MEETING ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

"At 1550 [CDT] on September 19, 2016, Dresden received the Methyl Iodide Penetration test results for the Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREVS) charcoal. The test results did not meet technical specification acceptance criteria. This results in the inoperability of CREVS. CREVS is a single train system and therefore is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The Air Filtration Unit (AFU) is required to operate during a design basis accident to maintain Main Control Room habitability. This places unit 2 and unit 3 in a 7 day LCORA [Limiting Condition of Operation Required Action] per Tech Spec 3.7.4 Required Action A.1."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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