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Event Notification Report for February 2, 2017

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02/01/2017 - 02/02/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52509 52526 52527

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52509
Rep Org: KINROSS
Licensee: KINROSS
Region: 4
City: FAIRBANKS State: AK
County:
License #: 50-29098-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN SHORT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/24/2017
Notification Time: 19:40 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2017
Event Time: 14:30 [YST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

STUCK OPEN SHUTTER

During the semi-annual inspection, the licensee discovered that the shutter on a fixed density gauge would not close. The gauge is used to monitor slurry flow at a gold mining operation and the shutter is normally open. The gauge remains in operation and does not present a safety concern to personnel. There are no exposures involved with this event. The licensee has notified the manufacturer of the gauge to request that an authorized technician repair the shutter.

The gauge is Ronan SA-1 Density Gauge containing a Cs-137 1000 mCi source, Serial # M4884.

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 52526
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KENNETH HUNTER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/01/2017
Notification Time: 16:46 [ET]
Event Date: 02/01/2017
Event Time: 16:05 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/01/2017
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
SHAKUR WALKER (R2DO)
BRIAN HOLIAN (ET S)
LEN WERT (R2DR)
JON WALLO (IAT)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR)

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 90 Power Operation 90 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT - POTENTIAL SECURITY EVENT

Plant Hatch declared a notification of unusual event. Subsequent investigation determined the paraphernalia was related to plant drills. The Unusual Event was terminated at 1727 EST.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the DHS SWO, FEMA, NICC, and NNSA (via e-mail).

* * * RETRACTION FROM KENNETH HUNTER TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ AT 1829 EST ON 2/1/2017 * * *

The event was retracted.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R2DO (Shakur), NSIR (Holian), IRD MOC (Gott), DHS SWO, FEMA, NICC, and NNSA (via e-mail).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52527
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JEFFREY KOSCIK
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/01/2017
Notification Time: 21:22 [ET]
Event Date: 02/01/2017
Event Time: 19:38 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/02/2017
Emergency Class: ALERT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
CINDY PEDERSON (R3 R)
BRIAN McDERMOTT (ET N)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR)

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

ALERT - FIRE IN SAFETY RELATED SYSTEM

"On February 1, 2017, at 1929 hours [CST], a fire was discovered on the Unit 2 Main Control Room panel 902-3 in the 3E ERV/ADS valve switch. A reactor SCRAM was not required. No automatic isolations/actuations occurred. The fire was extinguished at 1932 and the reactor remained at 100% power.

"An Alert was declared at 1938 [CST].

"The initiation of the event was attempting to change a light bulb. The cause of the event is under investigation.

"The Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of the event."

The licensee entered a 14 day Technical Specification Action statement as a result of the damage to the switch.

Notified DHS SWO, DOE, FEMA, HHS, NICC, USDA, EPA, FDA, NNSA (e-mail), and NRCC SASC (e-mail).

* * * UPDATE AT 0040 EST ON 2/2/17 FROM DAVID KNEPPER TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

Notified that the Alert was terminated at 2336 CST on 2/1/17. The licensee stated that the fire was extinguished and an extent of condition walkdown did not identify any additional equipment damage as a result of the fire. The licensee will be issuing a press release.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R3DO (Duncan), IRD MOC (Gott), NRR EO (Miller), DHS SWO, DOE, FEMA, HHS, NICC, USDA, EPA, FDA, NNSA (e-mail), and NRCC SASC (e-mail).

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