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Event Notification Report for November 9, 2017

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11/08/2017 - 11/09/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53047 53060 53061

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Agreement State Event Number: 53047
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Region: 1
City: ROCHESTER State: NY
County:
License #: C1347
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DANIEL SAMSON
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/31/2017
Notification Time: 15:36 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/31/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILED SEALED SOURCE LEAK TEST

The following information was received from the State of New York via fax:

"On October 10, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company reported that the results of a leak test showed 0.006 micro curies of removable contamination. The source that was surveyed is an NRD Model A2003, s/n 2977, static elimination device that contains 18.25 mCi of Am-241. The leak test was collected on September 22 and sent to an outside lab for analysis on September 25. The results of the survey were reported on October 9.

"Eastman Kodak will suspend the use of the source until the results of a retest are available. Surfaces adjacent to the device will be surveyed to determine if contamination spread.

"Event Report ID No.: NYDOH-17-10"

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53060
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL S. MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 11/07/2017
Notification Time: 22:32 [ET]
Event Date: 11/07/2017
Event Time: 19:57 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/08/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON TURBINE TRIP

"On 11/7/2017 at 1957 [EST], VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to a turbine trip. The cause of the turbine trip is under investigation at this time.

"All systems responded as expected. All Control Rods fully inserted and all Emergency Feedwater pumps started as required. The plant is stable in Mode 3.

"This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).

"The unit is currently stable in Mode 3 with decay heat removal via the Main Steam to the Main Condenser.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The licensee will notify the South Carolina State Emergency Management Division, the Fairfield, Richland, Lexington and Newberry Counties.

* * * UPDATE FROM BETH DALICK TO VINCE KLCO ON 11/8/17 AT 1409 EST * * *

"All systems responded as expected, with the exception of 'B' Steam Generator Feedwater Isolation Valve XVG1611 B-FW. This valve did not appear to automatically close and was slow to indicate closed from the Main Control Board. All Control Rods fully inserted and all Emergency Feedwater pumps started as required. The plant is stable in Mode 3."

Notified the R2DO (Musser).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53061
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: CHRIS VRIKKIS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 11/08/2017
Notification Time: 11:52 [ET]
Event Date: 11/08/2017
Event Time: 08:24 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/08/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (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

SWITCHYARD AUTOTRANSFORMER FIRE DUE TO EQUIPMENT FAILURE

"At 0824 EST on 11/8/17, a Switchyard Autotransformer began to burn due to an equipment failure. The autotransformer supports interconnectivity between each side of the switchyard and is not required for switchyard operation. There was no work in progress on the associated autotransformer at the time of the event. The autotransformer and the switchyard are outside the protected area approximately one mile away. The fire was contained to the autotransformer only. The fault has been electrically isolated and there was no effect on either MNS [McGuire Nuclear Site] Unit 1 or Unit 2 operations. No personnel were injured as a result of the fire. Local Fire Department responded and has contained the fire. MNS fire brigade leader along with switchyard maintenance have confirmed no effects to the MNS bus lines, power availability, or the ability for the site to generate power.

"Environmental personnel have made a notification to the National Response Center due to the oil and foam mixture occurring as a result of the fire response. McGuire hazmat personnel are currently working to contain this oil and foam mixture. Environmental personnel are also submitting a report to the NC [North Carolina] Department of Environmental Water Quality within 24 hours. There is no impact to the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."

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