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Event Notification Report for June 01, 2018

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Event Reports For
5/31/2018 - 6/1/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53420 53421 53425 53433 53435 53438

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Agreement State Event Number: 53420
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS, LLC
Region: 4
City: ZACHARY   State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2162-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES PATE
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 05/23/2018
Notification Time: 10:52 [ET]
Event Date: 05/23/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/23/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JASON KOZAL (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - THREE FIXED GAUGES WITH STUCK SHUTTERS

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

"On Friday May 23, 2018 Georgia-Pacific was notified by a third party inspection company performing fixed gauge inspections that three fixed gauges were found with stuck shutters.

"The three gauges were:
1.) Ohmart, Model Number HM-8, S/N: 6563, 100 mCi Cs-137
2.) Ronan, Model Number SA8-C10, S/N: 9775GG, 50 mCi Cs-137
3.) Berthold, Model Number P2608.11, S/N: 773/2-03-11, 1.297 mCi Co-60

"Georgia-Pacific is planning to replace the gauge holders and sources."

Louisiana Event Report ID No.: LA-20180009

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Agreement State Event Number: 53421
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: BAYFRONT HMA MEDICAL CENTER, LLC
Region: 1
City: ST. PETERSBURG   State: FL
County:
License #: 4374-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL NORMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 05/23/2018
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/23/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PATIENT CARE NURSE EXPOSED TO I-131 FOLLOWING PATIENT URINATION

The following report was received from the State of Florida via email:

"The [Bayfront HMA Medical Center] RN [Registered Nurse] called FDOH/BRC/ERCM [Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, Environmental Radiation Control Materials] (Tallahassee - Licensing & Enforcement), to report that she was exposed to I-131 following patient urination during that patient's care. [The RN] was informed that she received a POSITIVE bioassay subsequent to the exposure event. Her shoes were impounded for decay. Other employee bioassays conducted were NEGATIVE. [The RN] reported that she DID NOT conduct urine clean-up during the patient care. The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer], was called, and a VM [Voice Mail] was left requesting a return call. [A State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control Inspector] was called and directed to conduct an investigation."

FL Incident Number: FL18-065

* * * UPDATE ON 05/23/2018 AT 13:57 EDT FROM PAUL NORMAN TO THOMAS KENDZIA * * *

"Incident occurred May 10 following Thyroid Ablation (150mCi I-131); RN bioassay performed following week; results slightly greater than background. Bioassay & dosimetry results to be forwarded."

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Agreement State Event Number: 53425
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: WESTROCK, SEVEN HILLS PAPER
Region: 1
City: LYNCHBURG   State: VA
County:
License #: GL-1451
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ASFAW FENTA
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 05/23/2018
Notification Time: 15:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/23/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/23/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER FOR FIXED GAUGE WOULD NOT OPEN

The following report was received from the State of Virginia via email:

"On May 23, 2018, the Radiation Safety Officer of the licensee reported to the Agency [Virginia Office of Radiological Health] that an on-site technician noted that the computer system had issued a 'Wheel Stuck' alarm, and found that the shutter of the fixed gauge could not open when ordered to do so due to a broken part in the shutter positioning mechanism. This was discovered on May 19, 2018.

"The gauge is a Valmet Automation Model BWM-T, serial number 18500173, with two 400 milliCurie Krypton-85 sources (IUT Model KR85.1, capsule ID number X9093). The device was repaired by HOOSIER Technical Services, and is currently working correctly.

"More information has been requested by the Agency regarding the root cause of the problem. This report will be updated when any additional information is received."

Virginia Event Report ID No.: VA-18-002

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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 53433
Facility: UNIV OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
RX Type: 10000 KW TANK
Comments:
Region: 0
City: COLUMBIA   State: MO
County: BOONE
License #: R-103
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000186
NRC Notified By: SEAN SCHAEFER
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 05/31/2018
Notification Time: 08:54 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2018
Event Time: 07:10 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/31/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
GEOFFERY WERTZ (PM)
ELIZABETH REED (NPR)

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION DEVIATION

"On May 30, 2018, at 07:10 CST, with the reactor operating at 10 MW in the automatic control mode, MURR [University of Missouri Research Reactor] was shut down due to a failure of the Control Rod Operate Switch 1S4 to move the shim control blades in the inward direction. The Reactor Safety (Scram) and Rod-Run-In Systems were unaffected by this failure and remained operational and would automatically and manually initiate, if required. This email is a required notification per MURR TS [Technical Specification] 6.6.c(1) to report to the NRC Operations Center that an Abnormal Occurrence, as defined by MURR TS 1.1.b, has occurred. MURR was not in compliance with all of the Limiting Conditions for Operations (LCOs) as established in Section 3.0. Specifically, MURR was not in compliance with TS 3.2.a, which states, All control blades, including the regulating blade, shall be operable during reactor operation. Control Rod Operate Switch 1S4 was replaced and retest was conducted satisfactorily, which included verifying inward and outward movement of all 4 shim control blades. Authorization was received from the Reactor Facility Director, as required by TS 6.6.c(4), to restart the reactor and resume 10 MW operation. A detailed event report will follow within 14 days as required by MURR TS 6.6.c(3)."

The failure was identified during scheduled testing and the reactor was shutdown by manual Scram in accordance with procedures.

The licensee notified the NRC Research and Test Reactor Project Manager (Wertz).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53435
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JEFF MYERS
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 05/31/2018
Notification Time: 16:20 [ET]
Event Date: 05/31/2018
Event Time: 14:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/31/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (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

REACTOR WATER CLEANUP SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE

"On May 31, 2018 at 1420 EDT, the Reactor Water Cleanup (RWCU) System Isolation Differential Flow - High function was declared inoperable as a result of indicating downscale. This condition would have prevented the primary containment isolation valves for the RWCU system from automatically isolating on a high differential flow condition.

"At 1519 EDT, RWCU was shutdown and the affected penetration flow paths were isolated in accordance with station procedures per Fermi Technical Specifications.

"The cause of the event is under investigation.

"There was no radiological release associated with this event. All other RWCU primary containment isolation instrumentation functions remained operable and the associated RWCU system primary containment isolation valves were capable of being remotely closed by the control room operators throughout the event. However, the condition is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C), and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53438
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1     State: NJ
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW D. MOG
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 06/01/2018
Notification Time: 14:42 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/19/2018
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):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
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

TORNADO MISSILE VULNERABILITIES

"During the period of evaluation of tornado missile vulnerabilities and the potential impacts to technical specification (TS) plant equipment, it was determined that the power cables to a safety related motor control center (MCC) in the service water (SW) intake structure are not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. During walk downs, it was identified that the installed SW pipe tunnel barrier is not adequate. A tornado could generate missiles capable of striking the power cables and rendering a SW MCC inoperable.

"These conditions are reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

"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,' Revision 1, 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 notified."

The licensee will be notifying the Lower Alloways Creek Township.

* * * UPDATE ON 6/18/2018 AT 1604 EDT FROM JUSTIN HARGRAVE TO RICHARD SMITH * * *

"During subsequent walk downs, PSEG [Public Service Enterprise Group] identified that both the Unit 1 and Unit 2 turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pumps are also not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. The steam exhaust pipe could be potentially impacted and cause crimping that could reduce steam exhaust flow and pump capacity. EN 53438 is updated to include both Salem units and these additional components.

"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,' Revision 1, 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 notified.

The licensee will be notifying the Lower Alloways Creek Township.

Notified R1DO (Burritt).


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