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Event Notification Report for January 11, 2017

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Research Reactor Event Number: 52479
Facility: UNIV OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
RX Type: 10000 KW TANK
Comments:
Region: 0
City: COLUMBIA State: MO
County: BOONE
License #: R-103
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000186
NRC Notified By: BRUCE MEFFERT
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 01/10/2017
Notification Time: 09:56 [ET]
Event Date: 01/09/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
RESEARCH AND TEST REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY WERTZ (RTRP)
ANTHONY MENDIOLA (PROB)

Event Text

ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE DURING MOVEMENT OF A REGULATING BLADE

On Jan 09, 2017, during movement of a reactor regulating blade, an expected annunciator did not occur. This required entry into Technical Specification 3.2.F.8. The rod run in relay and contact block were replaced and the system tested satisfactorily. Technical Specification 3.2.F.8 was subsequently exited.

The licensee will be notifying the Research and Test Reactor Project Manager.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52480
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARK HAWES
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 01/10/2017
Notification Time: 22:45 [ET]
Event Date: 11/10/2016
Event Time: 16:04 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(a)(2) - INTERIM EVAL OF DEVIATION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACT (EMAI)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 67 Power Operation 67 Power Operation

Event Text

PART 21 - FAILURE OF POWER SUPPLIES TO MEET VOLTAGE STABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

"This notification is a 10 CFR 21.21(a)(2) interim report for power supply model N-2ARPS-A6. Two instrument power supplies for the 'B' Residual Heat Removal (RHR) system were being bench tested prior to installation when it was discovered that they failed to meet Vendor Technical Manual specifications for voltage stability for varying loads. The deviation was a voltage drop of approximately 300mV. This did not meet the specification of less than 150mV when varying current from 5 amps (full load) to 2.5 amps. A second replacement power supply exhibited a similar 300 mV drop.

"James A. FitzPatrick (JAF) reviewed the work order instructions to determine if there was a deviation from the recommendations in the Foxboro technical manual F180-0309 Spec 200 Multinest Power Supply 2ARPS Series calibration. Since as-found voltage readings were within the required tolerance of the RHR instrument loops, the power supplies appear to have been capable to perform their intended function. However, this evaluation did not troubleshoot why the power supplies failed to meet the calibration requirements.

"The power supplies were sent to a repair vendor. The input from this vendor is expected to allow JAF to complete the evaluation per 10 CFR 21.21(a)(1) by March 21, 2017, and a notification for failure to comply or defect per 10 CFR 21.21(d)(3)(i) is expected by March 24, 2017, if necessary. This notification is being submitted as an interim report per 10 CFR 21.21(a)(2)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52481
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: BRETT JEBBIA
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 01/10/2017
Notification Time: 22:50 [ET]
Event Date: 01/10/2017
Event Time: 20:40 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

"On January 10, 2017, at approximately 2040 EST, a spill to the environment was determined to be reportable to state environmental and local health agencies. A press release is planned.

"The spill occurred when a portable chemical toilet tipped over and was identified at approximately 2040 EST. The quantity of the spill is estimated to be five gallons. The spill contacted the ground but did not reach any waterways or storm drains. Cleanup efforts are in progress.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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