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Event Notification Report for June 6, 2017

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Event Reports For
06/05/2017 - 06/06/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52773 52788

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Agreement State Event Number: 52773
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: ADVOCATE CONDELL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 3
City: LIBERTYVILLE State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01541-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: C. GIBB VINSON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/26/2017
Notification Time: 16:21 [ET]
Event Date: 05/12/2017
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/26/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CONTAMINATION EVENT

The following information was received from the State of Illinois via email:

"Advocate Condell Medical Center called to report that a patient treated with 200 mCi of I-131 on 5/10/17, subsequently released on 5/12/17, had returned to the hospital's ICU unit that same night with unrelated complications and a contamination event occurred. Her husband and her doctor both called the hospital prior to her arrival to inform them of her previous treatment with I-131. They were able to prepare for her arrival and prep the ER in plastic. She was admitted to ICU and later transferred to a regular hospital room. The only contamination is from the plastic covering the mattress, which is being stored for decay and from when the nurse drained a Foley catheter and a drop of urine ended up on the floor. Cleaning did not totally remove it. The hospital decided they did not need the room and it has been closed to allow for decay.

"Additional surveys are to be conducted. The patient has since been released. The licensee will follow up with a written report."

NMED Item Number: IL177004

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52788
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: BRUCE LEITCH
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/05/2017
Notification Time: 19:40 [ET]
Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 13:52 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/05/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
SCOTT SHAEFFER (R2DO)

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 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

CONTROL ROOM AIR CONDITIONING AND EMERGENCY VENTILATION SYSTEMS INOPERABLE

"At 1352 hours Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 5, 2017, during control building damper inspection activities, a control building instrument air line was disconnected. This resulted in the inoperability of the three Control Room Air Conditioning subsystems required by Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, 'Control Room Air Conditioning (AC) System', and the two Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) subsystems required by TS 3.7.3, 'Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) System. As a result, this condition could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function for these systems.

"Control Room AC and CREV system operability was restored at 1407 hours with restoration of control building instrument air. Because Brunswick has a shared control room, this report applies to both Units 1 and 2 and is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), as a condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function of systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"This event did not impact public health and safety.

"INITIAL SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE EVALUATION: The safety significance of this event is considered minimal. The condition existed for approximately 15 minutes. Plant staff took immediate actions to return the equipment to service. For the brief time the Control Room AC and CREV systems were inoperable, performance of plant personnel and equipment in the Control Room was not adversely affected. The maximum Control Room back panel temperature during this event was approximately 70 degrees F.

"CORRECTIVE ACTIONS: Control Room AC and CREV system operability was restored at 1407 hours with restoration of control building instrument air.

"During subsequent investigation of the event, it was determined that at approximately 0930 hours on June 5, 2017, both subsystems of CREV were similarity rendered inoperable due to isolation of control building instrument air. Control Room AC was not affected. Operability of CREV was restored at approximately 1009 hours. This loss of the CREV system was not apparent to Operations personnel at the time of the event."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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