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Event Notification Report for June 29, 2018

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Event Reports For
6/28/2018 - 6/29/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53465 53466 53477 53479

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Agreement State Event Number: 53465
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: TULSA GAMMA RAY, INC.
Region: 4
City: TULSA   State: OK
County:
License #: OK-17178-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 06/21/2018
Notification Time: 12:07 [ET]
Event Date: 06/20/2018
Event Time: 16:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/21/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA CRANK FAILURE

The following was received from the state of Oklahoma via phone call and E-mail:

On June 20, 2018, at approximately 1615 CDT, Tulsa Gamma Ray, Inc. (License # OK-17178-02) had a failure of the industrial radiography camera leaving the source exposed. The radiography camera is a model QSA 880D, source Spec T5, source strength unknown. The crank was a Sentinel SAN 882 Serial Number 15997.

The licensee was authorized to perform a source recoveries, and the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) successfully recovered the source. The RSO received a dose of 140 mRem as indicated on the RSO's pocket dosimeter. No other exposure information was provide at the time of the report.

The state of Oklahoma will provide more information on this event as it becomes available. A State report number will be provided at that time.

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Agreement State Event Number: 53466
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Region: 4
City: EMERY   State: UT
County:
License #: NONE
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SPENCER WICKHAM
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 06/21/2018
Notification Time: 18:12 [ET]
Event Date: 06/21/2018
Event Time: 13:35 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 06/21/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM SIGNS

The following was received from the state of Utah via E-mail:

On June 21, 2018 at 1335 MDT, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC), received written notification from the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints that on June 21, 2018 four tritium exit signs were discovered to having been sent to the landfill for disposal. The licensee will continue to investigate the incident and will submit a written report to the DWMRC.

Utah Event Report ID No: UT180004.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53477
Facility: PALO VERDE
Region: 4     State: AZ
Unit: [] [] [3]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: ROBERT WARNER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/28/2018
Notification Time: 05:37 [ET]
Event Date: 06/27/2018
Event Time: 23:12 [MST]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2018
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):
RYAN ALEXANDER (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON LOW STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL

"The following event description is based on information currently available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be made via the ENS [Emergency Notification System] or under the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.73.

"On June 27th, 2018 at approximately 2310 Mountain Standard Time (MST), in Palo Verde Unit 3, the #1 Steam Generator Economizer valve started closing. This caused Steam Generator #1 water level to decrease. Both Feed water pumps speed increased to raise Steam Generator level. At approximately 2311 [MST], the B Main Feed water pump tripped resulting in a Reactor Power Cutback. Steam Generator #1 level continued to decrease resulting in an Automatic Reactor Trip on Low Steam Generator #1 water level. All control rods inserted to shut down the Reactor to Mode 3 using Main Feed water and Steam Bypass. Post trip Steam Generator #1 level then increased and at approximately 2316 [MST] a Main Steam Isolation Signal (MSIS) was received on high Steam Generator level. The 'B' Auxiliary Feed water pump was manually started to maintain Steam Generator water levels and Steam Generator pressure was controlled using the Atmospheric Dump Valves (ADVs).

"Following the reactor trip, all CEAs [Control Element Assemblies] inserted fully into the core. All systems operated as expected. No emergency plan classification was required per the Emergency Plan. Safety related busses remained powered during the event from offsite power and the offsite power grid is stable. No major equipment was inoperable prior to the event that contributed to the event or complicated operator response. Unit 3 is stable and in Mode 3 feeding Steam Generators with Auxiliary Feed water Pump 'B'. The event did not result in any challenges to fission product barriers and there were no adverse safety consequences as a result of this event. The event did not adversely affect the safe operation of the plant or the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was informed of the Unit 3 reactor trip."

Unit 1and Unit 2 were unaffected by the Unit 3 trip.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53479
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: MARTIN WASHINGTON
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 06/28/2018
Notification Time: 13:05 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2018
Event Time: 09:02 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
ERIC MICHEL (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST POSITIVE FOR NON-LICENSED SUPERVISOR

At 0902 EDT on June 28, 2018, a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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