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Event Notification Report for September 28, 2016

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Event Reports For
09/27/2016 - 09/28/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52249 52250 52264 52266

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Agreement State Event Number: 52249
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.
Region: 3
City: PEKIN State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01797-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 13:19 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE SHUTTER FAILURE

The following information was received from the State of Illinois by email:

"The licensee's radiation safety officer contacted the Agency [Illinois Emergency Management Agency] on September 16, 2016 to advise that while a licensed contractor was conducting calibration of sensors, the shutter failed on an older KayRay fixed gauge. The gauge is mounted on a process line in a remote location that is normally not accessible. Workers were putting the gauge back into service when it appeared that a shear pin broke on the lever that controls the shutter position. The area was cleared of workers and radiation measurements performed. Those measurements showed the shutter was not completely closed. No exposures to workers were noted. Arrangements are being made with a specifically licensed contractor to make repairs to the gauge as soon as can be managed."

Fixed gauge is manufactured by KayRay/Sensall; Model 7063P; Serial Number S98L2001; Sealed Source Gauge (.331 Ci of Cs-137).

Illinois Event: IL 16006

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Agreement State Event Number: 52250
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: G.E. HEALTHCARE DBA/MEDI+PHYSICS
Region: 3
City: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01109-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/19/2016
Notification Time: 13:33 [ET]
Event Date: 09/07/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE SEED PACKAGE FAILED TO REACH FINAL DESTINATION

The following information was received from the State of Illinois by email:

"The radiation safety officer, (RSO) at GE Healthcare, called to advise that a package of I-125 seeds which had been given to [a common carrier] to deliver to Sydney, Australia had not reached their destination by the desired date. The package is 6x6x6 inches box of 'excepted package - limited quantity' which contains 10 sealed sources with a total activity of 6.8 milliCi (actual) in a box calibrated for Saturday, 8/27/16, at noon. The RSO has been in touch with [common carrier] since September 3, 2016 when GE's customer service became concerned while routinely performing package tracking. [The common carrier] last had positive tracking for this package in San Francisco, CA on August 28th. [The common carrier] is still conducting visual surveys in San Francisco and Sydney in an attempt to locate the box and has no evidence to indicate the materials have been delivered to an outside entity. Surveys conducted at O'Hare Airport in Chicago where the package was initially offered for transport were negative. [The common carrier] reports that it is still conducting searches and has put a 'world wide tracer' into effect to locate the material as it still believes it is within their delivery system."

Illinois Event: IL 16007

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: 52264
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: BRIAN BAILEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/27/2016
Notification Time: 00:20 [ET]
Event Date: 09/26/2016
Event Time: 18:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/27/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1DO)

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

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE

"On 9/26/16 at approximately 1845 EDT, investigation of an identified water leak on one of the two Unit 3 HPCI turbine exhaust drains to the drain pot determined that there was through wall leakage of approximately 2 drops per minute. Operations promptly declared the HPCI system inoperable and entered Technical Specification 3.5.1 Condition C for HPCI being inoperable. Other standby systems (Reactor Core Isolation Cooling and low pressure emergency core cooling systems) are operable.

"HPCI is a single train system. Therefore, per NUREG-1022, this condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of a system required to mitigate the consequences of a design event.

"This condition has been entered into the corrective action program (IR 2720241). Investigation of the exact flaw location is in progress so that repairs can be made.

"The NRC resident has been informed of this notification."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52266
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DARVIN DUTTRY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/27/2016
Notification Time: 22:27 [ET]
Event Date: 09/27/2016
Event Time: 16:44 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/27/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT LEAKAGE EXCEEDING REQUIREMENTS

"On September 27, 2016 at 1644 [EDT], damaged ductwork was identified in the secondary containment boundary associated with reactor building zone 3 (Units 1 and 2) recirculation plenum. The size of the hole in the secondary containment boundary was determined to be 22.5 square inches. Due to exceeding allowable total leakage in the current secondary containment isolation configuration, a violation of SR 3.6.4.1.5 [occurred].

Action to establish a tested configuration with sufficient inleakage margin to restore compliance with SR 3.6.4.1.5 was completed September 27, 2016 at 2115 hrs.

"This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and per the guidance of NUREG 1022, Rev 3, Section 3.2.7 as a loss of a Safety Function. There is no redundant Susquehanna Secondary Containment System."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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