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Event Notification Report for May 18, 2017

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05/17/2017 - 05/18/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52739 52740 52743 52761

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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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Agreement State Event Number: 52743
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: KEANE FRAC LP
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: L06829
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 05/10/2017
Notification Time: 17:05 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2017
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/10/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INOPERABLE SHUTTERS ON TWO STORED GAUGES

The following information was received from the state of Texas via email:

"On May 10, 2017, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that during routine testing it found the shutters on two Berthold model LB8010 nuclear gauges that were in storage were inoperable. The shutters were in the closed position. Each gauge contains a 20 milliCurie cesium - 137 source. One source handle was reported as missing and the other handle rotates around the shutter's operating shaft, but does not turn the shaft. The licensee has contacted the manufacture to inspect and repair or replace the gauges. The gauges are not an exposure risk to members of the general public or the licensee's work force. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I 9486

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52761
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: TODD CASAGRANDE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 05/17/2017
Notification Time: 12:29 [ET]
Event Date: 05/17/2017
Event Time: 09:08 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/17/2017
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
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LOW PRESSURE CORE SPRAY PUMP INOPERABLE DUE TO MINIMUM FLOW VALVE CLOSURE

"This report is being made pursuant to 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 Low Pressure Core Spray (LPCS) Pump Injection HI Flow alarm was received at 09:08 CDT on May 17, 2017, at which point the minimum flow valve was observed to go closed. The LPCS pump remained in standby during the event. To prevent damage if the pump were to auto start, the control switch for the LPCS pump was placed in pull to lock. This condition prevents LPCS, a single train safety system, from performing its design function. This is a reportable condition as an 8 hour ENS notification.

"The required action of Technical Specifications (TS) 3.5.1, 'ECCS - Operating,' was entered on May 17, 2017 at 09:08 CDT when the condition was identified and the LPCS system was determined to be inoperable. Investigation into the cause of the condition is in progress. There were no related work activities in progress at the time the condition was identified."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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