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Event Notification Report for February 3, 2017

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52499 52510 52512 52527

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52499
Rep Org: GEO ENGINEERING & TESTING INC
Licensee: GEO ENGINEERING & TESTING INC
Region: 4
City: TAMUNING State: GU
County:
License #: 56-18173-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: UKRIT SIRIPRUSANAN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 01/20/2017
Notification Time: 03:52 [ET]
Event Date: 01/01/1988
Event Time: [GST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
JIM WHITNEY (ILTA)

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

Event Text

LOST/MISPLACED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler moisture density gauge was last leak checked in 1988. The gauge handle was damaged by construction equipment and put aside sometime between 1988 and 1990. The current location of the gauge is unknown.

Troxler Model 3411B
Serial Number 8117
Sources: Cs-137 10 mCi and Am-241 60 mCi

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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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 52510
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: JEFFERY KUETHER-ULBERG
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 01/26/2017
Notification Time: 03:11 [ET]
Event Date: 01/25/2017
Event Time: 18:36 [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/03/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)

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

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM DIESEL ROOM FAN MOTOR FAILURE

"On January 25, 2017, at 1836 PST, smoke was detected in the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS) diesel room with no indication of a fire. Investigation found the motor starter coil for DMA-FN-32 (Diesel Mixed Air Fan 32), HPCS diesel generator room normal cooling fan, failed. This fan is required for operability of the switchgear that powers the HPCS pump. The HPCS pump is currently inoperable due to maintenance being performed on other support systems.

"This condition is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

* * * RETRACTED ON 0036 EST ON 2/3/17 FROM QUOC VO TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

"At the time of discovery HPCS was out of service in accordance with plant technical specifications, therefore the failure of the supporting equipment, DMA-FN-32, is not reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified the R4DO (Miller).

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 52512
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
                   NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
                   LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: KENNETH GREER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 01/26/2017
Notification Time: 15:54 [ET]
Event Date: 01/25/2017
Event Time: 17:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/26/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BRANNEN ADKINS (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY POLICY VIOLATION

A contract employee had a prohibited item in the Protected Area. The employee's access to the site has been restricted.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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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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