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Event Notification Report for October 19, 2016

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Event Reports For
10/18/2016 - 10/19/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52299 52300 52302 52303

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52299
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NATHAN ERICKSON
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 06:11 [ET]
Event Date: 10/18/2016
Event Time: 04:56 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

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

Event Text

CONTRABAND SUBSTANCE FOUND INSIDE PROTECTED AREA

"This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 26.719(b).

"At 0305 [CDT] today an unknown substance was identified inside the protected area (inside an emergency light fixture in the emergency escape hatch for containment). At 0456, local law enforcement determined [the substance] was likely a prohibited substance (marijuana). The substance was obviously very old, so is surmised to be from a preoperational period and unable to be positively tested.

"The item (a bag of leafy material, round metal tube, rope with washer, light bulb) was under the control of the site security department upon discovery and was turned over to local law enforcement for disposal.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Part 21 Event Number: 52300
Rep Org: ITT ENIDINE INC.
Licensee: ITT ENIDINE INC.
Region: 1
City: WESTMINSTER State: SC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 10:08 [ET]
Event Date: 08/19/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
FRANK EHRHARDT (R2DO)
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACTO ()

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - DEFECTIVE CURRENT TO PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS

The following was received by facsimile:

"The ITT Conoflow models GT25CA1826 and GT25CD1826 current to pressure (l/P) transducers produce a calibrated 3.0 to 15.0 psi output pressure from a 4.0 to 20.0 mA DC (input) signal. Other dedicated l/P transducer part numbers are available with different output pressure ranges and input signal values.

"On August 19, 2016 a defective model GT25CA1826 (s/n 628894) was received for evaluation. This transducer would only achieve 0-9 psi output pressure, falling short of the specified 3-15 psi output range. The failure was caused by misalignment of a key internal sub-assembly component as a result of shipping damage (mechanical shock). The product has been repaired, calibrated/tested, and is being returned to the customer (Arizona Public Service Co.).

"The following is a list of customers, and the specific l/P transducer part numbers procured from ITT since 2006. These customers will be notified by November 1, 2016.

"ACSYR SL GT25CA1826
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY GT25CA1826
AMERGEN ENERGY, LLC GT25CA1826
ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE CO GT25CA1826
ASIAM INT'L (TAIWAN) INC. GT25CA1826
CALVERT CLIFFS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, INC GT25CD1826
CATAWBA NUCLEAR STATION GT25CA1826 GT25CD1826
CCNPP STOREROOM GT25CD1826
CENTRAL NUCLEAR DE ALMARAZ GT25CD1826
CONTROL COMPONENTS INC GT25CD1826
DETROIT EDISON GT25CD1826
DTE ENERGY GT25CD1826
ENERGY NORTHWEST GT25CA1826
ENERTECH CURTISS-WRIGHT GT25CA1826, GT25CD1826
ENRICO FERMI POWER PLANT 2 GT25CD1826
ENTERGY OPERATIONS GT25CA1826, GT25CD1826
ERGYTECHINC GT25CD1826
EXELON BUSINESS SERVICES GT25CA1826
FLOWSERVE GT25CA1826
GEFRAN BENELUX NV GT25CA1826 GT25CD1826
KOREA HYDRO & NUCLEAR PWR GT25CA1826
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER GT25CA1826
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT KRSKO GT25CA1826
OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DIST GT25CA1826 GT25CD1826
ONTARIO POWER GENERATION GT25CA1826 GT25CD1826
SPX MCKEAN GT25CA1826
TVA NUCLEAR ASSURANCE AND LICENSING GT25CA1826 GT65CD1826
WATTS BAR UNIT 2 CONSTRUCTION GT25CD1826
WEIR VALVES & CONTROLS UK GT25CA1826
ZVONIMIR ZEC GT25CA1826"

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Part 21 Event Number: 52302
Rep Org: C&D TECHNOLOGIES INC
Licensee: C&D TECHNOLOGIES INC
Region: 1
City: BLUE BELL State: PA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT MALLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 16:23 [ET]
Event Date: 09/13/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACT (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 - EVALUATION REGARDING TERMINAL WELDING FAILURE IN 3DCU-9 BATTERIES

The following information is a synopsis of information received via E-mail:

On August 8, 2016 a user of commercial grade (non-Class 1E) 3DCU-5 batteries notified C&D of an issue with two units that exhibited high on-charge voltage and sulfated positive plates. The batteries were returned and analyzed. On September 13, 2016 C&D's laboratory issued a report showing that the batteries had failed welds between the terminal posts and the external battery terminals. This weld has the function of carrying current between the battery energy storage elements and the customer load. Failure of the welds could interrupt the current flow to customer loads during discharge.

Although the batteries were not sold or used in a nuclear safety related application, C&D conducted an extent of condition analysis to determine whether this condition could exist in DCU products sold into safety related products. Although no similar reports have been made from users of Class 1E DCU batteries, based on the results of this analysis, there is a risk that this condition may exist in safety related products.

The batteries in question are DCU Batteries, manufactured from April 2010 to August 2016. The battery manufacturing date is on the label.

The following nuclear plants were supplied DCU batteries for use in 1E applications, with shipment dates of April 2010 to August 2016: Energy Northwest - Columbia, Exelon - Nine Mile, Talen Energy - Susquehanna, Entergy - Grand Gulf, and Exelon - Limerick.

As corrective actions, C&D has implemented a discharge test to detect and eliminate any improperly made welds prior to shipment to end users. C&D has also performed additional training and qualification work with employees responsible for terminal welding on DCU products. These actions were implemented prior to shipment of Class 1E nuclear products in September 2016, and now are complete.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52303
Facility: SOUTH TEXAS
Region: 4 State: TX
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ROBERT TATRO
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 22:18 [ET]
Event Date: 10/18/2016
Event Time: 17:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (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 N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed supervisory employee had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test.. Unescorted access to the plant has been denied.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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