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Event Notification Report for May 17, 2017

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05/16/2017 - 05/17/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52737 52739 52740 52757 52758

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Agreement State Event Number: 52737
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
Region: 4
City: COLUMBUS State: NE
County:
License #: 10-08-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRYAN MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/08/2017
Notification Time: 10:48 [ET]
Event Date: 05/08/2017
Event Time: 06:45 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/08/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CO-60 IRRADIATOR SOURCE DOWN SWITCH FAILURE

"According to 180 NAC 3-026.02 (NRC 10 CFR 30.50) this is the twenty four hour report to the HOO [NRC Headquarters Operations Officer] due to an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to function as designed and is required to regulation or license condition and no redundant equipment was available and operable to perform the required safety function.

"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer], called to report that on May 6th, [2017] at approximately 0645 [CDT] in the morning, Becton Dickinson had a source rack time-out alarm. The Source Rack down switched failed to indicate the rack reached the down position. Upon initial investigations they determined the source was in the down and shielded position. With the help of their service company, Nordion, they bypassed the door interlock and with survey instruments, they ensured the sources were down in the shielded position. No exposure to personnel occurred. Upon initial visual inspection, it appears there may have been a broken [electrical] cable that caused the alarm. Nordion is expected to be on-site today, Monday, May 8, to fix the problem. Will update when we receive the written report."

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Agreement State Event Number: 52739
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST OF AMERICA, INC.
Region: 1
City: RURAL RETREAT State: VA
County:
License #: GL #2665
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ASFAW FENTA
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/09/2017
Notification Time: 09:42 [ET]
Event Date: 04/19/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/09/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE SHUTTER MECHANISM FAILED TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via email:

"On May 8, 2017, the licensee notified the Virginia Office of Radiological Health (ORH) that on April 19, 2017, the shutter mechanism of the fixed gauge device (Thermo EGS Gauging Inc. Model TFC-185, Serial Number QC00323; 1250 millicuries of Krypton-85) was not opened all the way to the end as it should function by design. The gauge is used to scan the thickness of plastic sheeting. The licensee has contacted the gauge manufacturer (Thermo EGC Gauging, Inc.) and found that the cause of the problem was due to failure of the Solenoid Rotary Coil found in the device.

"The licensee's report indicated that Thermo EGS Technician replaced the Solenoid Rotary Coil and fixed the problem. The case is closed.

"There was no public health and safety concern.

"Event Report ID No.: VA-17-006"

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Agreement State Event Number: 52740
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: U.S. STEEL CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: CLAIRTON State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0309
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/09/2017
Notification Time: 11:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/08/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/09/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILED SHUTTER PISTON

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via fax:

"Event Description: The licensee reported that on May 8, 2017 the indicator light on an AccuRay Model U-3 gauge, serial number 6631901, containing 1 Curie of americium-241 would not change from red (open) to green (closed). The area around the shutter was surveyed and the shutter was determined to be in a closed position. A service provider was contacted and the piston was replaced. All regulatory precautions were taken and no exposures occurred.

"Cause of the Event: Equipment failure.

"Actions: The Department [PA Department of Environmental Protection] will perform a reactive inspection. A service provider has already corrected the problem. More information will be provided upon receipt."

PA Event Report ID No.: PA170010

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52757
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: TOM PLOWER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/16/2017
Notification Time: 00:17 [ET]
Event Date: 05/15/2017
Event Time: 18:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/16/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)

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

VALID EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR SIGNAL GENERATED UPON LOSS OF 4160V POWER

"On May 15, 2017 at 1800 hours EDT, the '2A3' 4.16 KV safety related bus unexpectedly de-energized. The '2A' emergency diesel generator (EDG) system received a valid start signal from the undervoltage condition on the '2A3' bus but did not start as the EDG had been removed from service for maintenance. Loss of the '2A3' 4.16 KV bus resulted in a valid actuation of the undervoltage protection relays. The direct cause of the de-energization was determined to be failed secondary side potential transformer fuses. The 'B' train safety related electrical busses were unaffected by the event.

"The '2A3' 4.16 KV bus was reenergized at 2340.

"This event was determined to be reportable pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)."

During the electrical transient, the licensee briefly entered Technical Specification 3.0.3 but plant conditions were restored, all required LCOs were satisfied, and Technical Specification 3.0.3 was exited before the plant was required to downpower.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52758
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: DOUG ASHTON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/16/2017
Notification Time: 00:27 [ET]
Event Date: 05/15/2017
Event Time: 19:18 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/16/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (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

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE

"On May 15, 2017 at 1918 hours [CDT], Unit Two High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) Minimum Flow Valve MO 2-2301-14 failed to open as required by procedure and HPCI was declared inoperable. When the HPCI Turbine was tripped, the Minimum Flow Valve did not open when system flow reduced to the low flow setpoint. This event is being reported as a condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The HPCI system is a single train system and the loss of HPCI could impact the plant's ability to mitigate the consequences of an accident. In accordance with Technical Specification 3.5.1 Condition G, the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system was confirmed operable."

This places the plant in a 14-day LCO action statement.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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