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Event Notification Report for February 13, 2018

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02/12/2018 - 02/13/2018

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53194 53195 53203 53204

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Agreement State Event Number: 53194
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICE
Region: 1
City: SAVANNAH State: GA
County:
License #: FL 3721-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/02/2018
Notification Time: 13:50 [ET]
Event Date: 02/01/2018
Event Time: 12:16 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/02/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED RADIOGRAPH CAMERA

The following report was received via email:

"The radiographers placed the camera on a pipe, several feet from the ground, to take a shot. They did not secure the camera to the pipe. During the crank out process the camera fell off the pipe, face first, crimping the guide tube and causing the source to become stuck. The company called their radiographer crew located in Jacksonville, FL, to assist them in the retrieval of the source. The RSO and the helper from that office are trained in source retrieval. In the meantime, the area was cordoned off and secured until assistance could arrive. The incident occurred at approximately 1216 EST and completed the source retrieval at approximately 1900 EST. The source was not damaged. The exposure device and drive cable were put out of service and sent to the manufacturer for inspection/repair. The guide tube was damaged due to the fall and was disposed.

"The licensee will be submitting a report within a few days with detailed information. The licensee will be in the State for the remainder of the month providing us an opportunity to do an on-site inspection."

Camera: QSA Model 880 Delta
Source: Ir-192, 91 Ci
RSO dose: 310 mrem,
Helper dose: 118 mrem

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Agreement State Event Number: 53195
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: MIOTIVA ENTERPRISES LLC
Region: 4
City: PORT ARTHUR State: TX
County:
License #: 05211
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/02/2018
Notification Time: 17:07 [ET]
Event Date: 02/02/2018
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

The following report was received from the State of Texas via e-mail:

"On February 2, 2018, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) that a nuclear gauge shutter had failed to operate. The gauge is a Vega SHLG-2 gauge containing a 4,000 milliCurie Cesium-137 source. The source is a plunger type source and it is in the exposed position. The licensee stated the unit the gauge is installed on will be shutdown in the near future and the gauge will be repaired at that time. The licensee has contracted a service provider for the repairs. The Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] has requested additional information. Additional information will be provided as it is received."

Texas Incident #: I-9537

* * * UPDATE ON 2/5/2018 AT 1714 EST FROM ART TUCKER TO DAVID AIRD * * *

The following report was received via e-mail:

"The inability to fully shield the source was discovered while they [the licensee] were making preparations for maintenance on the vessel the gauge is installed on. The licensee stated there is no additional risk of exposure to its workers or members of the general public."

Notified R4DO (Deese) and NMSS Events Notification (via e-mail).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53203
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JEREMY MORTON
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 02/12/2018
Notification Time: 11:21 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2018
Event Time: 04:12 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (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

LOSS OF VENTILATION IDENTIFIED DURING TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER TEST

"On February 12, 2018, during performance of a TSC Diesel Generator Functional Test, the TSC Ventilation could not be placed in Filter Mode. Filter Mode operation is credited in the TSC habitability analysis of record. The TSC was declared non-functional due to the unavailability of the filtration system.

"The Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) is available for use as a backup TSC. Additionally, the TSC would be available for emergency response purposes for events that do not involve a release in progress.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE AT 1605 EST ON 2/12/2018 FROM JEREMY MORTON TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

At 1258 CST, TSC ventilation was declared operable. A start permissive lever was adjusted to remedy interference.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53204
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: SARAH KISH
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/12/2018
Notification Time: 13:47 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2018
Event Time: 12:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
AARON McCRAW (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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION FOR TORNADO GENERATED MISSILES

"On February 12, 2018, during evaluation of protection for Technical Specifications (TS) equipment from the damaging effects of tornado generated missiles, Dresden Station identified a non-conforming condition in the plant design such that specific TS equipment is considered to not be adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. Tornado generated missiles could strike the Unit 2, Unit 2/3, and Unit 3 Emergency Diesel Generator main fuel oil tank vents. This could result in crimping of the vents, which would affect the ability of the main fuel oil tanks to perform their function if a tornado would occur.

"This condition is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) as a condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as a condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"This condition is being addressed in accordance with NRC enforcement guidance provided in Enforcement Guidance Memorandum (EGM) 15-002, 'Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' and DSS-ISG-2016-01, 'Clarification of Licensee Actions in Receipt of Enforcement Discretion' per Enforcement Guidance Memorandum EGM 15-002, 'Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,' Revision 1. Compensatory measures have been implemented in accordance with these documents.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification."

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