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Event Notification Report for November 14, 2017

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11/13/2017 - 11/14/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53050 53055 53067 53068

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53050
Rep Org: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
Licensee: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
Region: 1
City: WILMINGTON State: DE
County:
License #: 07-28762-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 11/03/2017
Notification Time: 09:34 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/03/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (R1DO)
DENNIS ALLSTON (ILTA)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

LOSS NI-63 GAS CHROMATOGRAPH SOURCE

On October 3, 2017, Agilent Technologies was notified of a potential loss of an electron capture detector (ECD) that is a component of a gas chromatograph. The ECD contains an embedded sealed source (Ni-63; 15 milliCuries). The device was being shipped from Syngenta Crop Protection LLC., Greensboro, NC, to CSC, LLC. field repair center in Winchester, Tennessee. The gas chromatograph was packaged on June 28, 2017 with an estimated shipment date during the week July 3, 2017. The carrier is not known at this time. The device has not been located at the repair site. An investigation is being performed by the licensee to locate the device.

The ECD source serial number YA779, Model 1533, SSD: NR-0348-D-111-B.

Agilent Technologies holds an NRC license (07-28762-01) and is located at 2850 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.

* * * UPDATE AT 1430 EDT ON 11/3/17 FROM DAVID BENNETT TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

The device was located at the repair center by repair center personnel. The device will to be returned to the licensee.

Notified the R1DO (McKinley), ILTAB (via email), NMSS (via email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 53055
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: WESTLAKE LONGVIEW CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: LONGVIEW State: TX
County:
License #: 06294
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 11/06/2017
Notification Time: 13:21 [ET]
Event Date: 11/06/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JEREMY GROOM (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following information was received from the State of Texas by email:

"On November 6, 2017, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that a shutter was stuck in the closed position. The Ronan SA1 shutter was closed for maintenance on a hopper and failed to reopen. The gauge contains a 50 millicurie Cesium-137 source. The Licensee stated a service company has been contacted to repair the gauges in the next few days. No individual received significant exposure to radiation due to this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Number: I-9519

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53067
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: BRIAN JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 11/13/2017
Notification Time: 03:57 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2017
Event Time: 03:03 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/13/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

CONTAINMENT SPRAY PUMP CONTROL SWITCHES OUT OF SERVICE

"At 2119 [CST] on 11/12/2017 a Control Room board walk down discovered that both of the Unit 2 Containment Spray Pump control switches were in pull-out. With the control switches in pull-out, the pumps would not automatically start as required. Unplanned TS [Technical Specifications] 3.0.3 was entered at 2119 as a result of not complying with TS 3.6.5, Containment Spray and Cooling Systems, which requires both trains of Containment Spray to be Operable while in Mode 4. Unit 2 had entered Mode 4 at 0303 on 11/12/2017. TS 3.0.3 was exited at 2127 on 11/12/2017 when both Containment Spray Pump control switches were placed in Automatic restoring Operability. Preliminary investigation determined that while Unit 2 was in Mode 5, Surveillance SP 2099, Main Steam Isolation Valve Logic Test, had taken the Containment Spray Pump control switches to pull-out but did not re-align the control switches to automatic after the test was complete. This 8-hour Non-Emergency report is being made per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Accident Mitigation. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53068
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: BRUCE HUGO
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 11/13/2017
Notification Time: 17:26 [ET]
Event Date: 11/13/2017
Event Time: 08:02 [PST]
Last Update Date: 11/13/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY - POSITIVE RESULT FOR ALCOHOL

"A licensed supervisor had a confirmed positive test for alcohol. The employee was escorted offsite and their plant access has been terminated and a five year denial placed in Personnel Access Data System (PADS).

"This is being reported per 10 CFR 26.719(b)(2)(ii).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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