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Event Notification Report for May 22, 2017

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Event Reports For
05/19/2017 - 05/22/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52724 52746 52764 52765

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 52724
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KELLEY BELENKY
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 05/02/2017
Notification Time: 18:34 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2017
Event Time: 17:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/19/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
ROBERT ORLIKOWSKI (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

UNANALYZED CONDITION FOR COMBUSTION TURBINE GENERATOR CONFIGURATION

"On May 2, 2017, while performing a past operability review associated with Combustion Turbine Generator (CTG) 11-1, it was determined that a past configuration of CTG 11-1 could not have assured all of the applicable Appendix R success criteria under all of the postulated scenarios described in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report [UFSAR]. From November 21, 2016 until March 18, 2017 when Mode 4 was entered, CTG 11-1 was in a configuration where it could not be started from the dedicated shutdown panel, although it could be started locally. One of the specific scenarios for Appendix R in the UFSAR credits CTG 11-1 to support a safe shutdown based on an assumed time required to start CTG 11-1 and then provide flow to the reactor pressure vessel using the Standby Feedwater System. During the time period where CTG 11-1 could only be started locally, this assumed time would have been exceeded. Therefore, this event is being reported as an 'unanalyzed condition that significantly affects plant safety' under 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). At the time of discovery, CTG 11-1 was fully operable and the described condition had already been corrected.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * RETRACTION PROVIDED BY GREG MILLER TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1532 EDT ON 05/19/2017 * * *

"The purpose of this notification is to retract a previous report made on May 2, 2017 (EN 52724) under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B). The notification to the NRC involved an event where Combustion Turbine Generator (CTG) 11-1 could only be started locally such that required operator actions during an Appendix R safe shutdown scenario could be delayed. Subsequent to the initial notification, the event, additional site documentation, and the NRC guidance in NUREG-1022 pertaining to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) were reviewed further. lt was verified that Fermi 2 procedures contained actions to ensure Appendix R safe shutdown capability under the plant conditions during the relevant time period. A time validation study was performed [May 9, 2017] which verified that the operator actions could have been completed within the time described in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) for initiating Standby Feedwater flow to the reactor pressure vessel. In addition, a review of the supporting design calculation identified margin in the required time described in the UFSAR. Based on this information, the condition of CTG 11-1 during the time period from November 21, 2016 until March 18, 2017 would not have prevented compliance with the Appendix R safe shutdown requirements. Under these circumstances, the event does not represent an 'unanalyzed condition that significantly affects plant safety' under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) per the guidance in NUREG-1022. Therefore, EN 52724 can be retracted and no Licensee Event Report (LER) under 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(B) is required to be submitted."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R3DO (Cameron).

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Agreement State Event Number: 52746
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: ZEVACOR PHARMA INC
Region: 1
City: SOMERSET State: NJ
County:
License #: 439619
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CATHY BIEL
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 05/11/2017
Notification Time: 12:16 [ET]
Event Date: 04/26/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - IMPROPER SHIPPING PACKAGE LABELS

The following information was received from the State of New Jersey via facsimile:

"Notifications: Phone call was made to the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP] Bureau of Environmental Radiation on 5/10/17. The event occurred on 4/26/17.

"Event Description: PADEP [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] staff notified NJDEP staff of a package that was transported by a [New Jersey] pharmacy from a [Pennsylvania] nuclear medicine office. It appears that the package was accompanied by an inaccurate bill of lading and package label/[Transport Index]. and brought to the licensee's [Somerset, New Jersey] facility. Investigation is ongoing."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52764
Facility: PALISADES
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: JARROD MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 05/19/2017
Notification Time: 08:48 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 02:06 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/19/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

VALID REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM ACTUATION WHILE SHUTDOWN

"Pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), notifications are being performed for a valid actuation of the reactor protection system resulting in a full scram. The actuation was a result of pre-startup testing. The generator coastdown protective relay was left in service which needed to be bypassed to facilitate the testing. This resulted in a reactor scram occurring.

"The reactor was subcritical with all rods inserted at the time of the actuation. All systems functioned as designed.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52765
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ERIC HARRIS
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/19/2017
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 08:05 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/19/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)

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

NONFUNCTIONAL RADIO TRANSMISSION TOWER AFFECTS TONE ALERT RADIOS

"At approximately 0805 CDT on 05/19/2017, Cooper Nuclear Station was notified by the National Weather Service that the Shubert radio transmission tower was not functioning. This affects the tone alert radios used to notify the public in event of an emergency condition. This is considered to be a major loss of the Public Prompt Notification System capability, and is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"Nemaha County, NE, Richardson County, NE, and Atchison County, MO authorities within the 10 mile EPZ [Emergency Planning Zone] were notified by Cooper Nuclear Station of the condition and the affect on the tone alert radios. The first county was notified at 0834 CDT and the last was notified at 0836 CDT. Backup notification method will be utilized. Notification of other government agencies makes this condition reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).

"At time 1007 CDT on 5/19/2017, Cooper Nuclear Station was notified by the National Weather Service that the Shubert radio transmission tower was returned to service.

"The NRC Senior Resident [Inspector] has been informed."

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