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Event Notification Report for August 27, 2018

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Event Reports For
8/24/2018 - 8/27/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53553 53562 53563 53565 53566

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53553
Rep Org: JANX
Licensee: JANX
Region: 3
City: PARMA   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-16560-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM REEVE
HQ OPS Officer: KENNETH MOTT
Notification Date: 08/17/2018
Notification Time: 20:30 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2018
Event Time: 10:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/17/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

INABILITY TO RETRACT RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE TO SHIELDED POSITION

While the licensee was performing radiography work in Evansville, Indiana, a radiography camera source (SPEC-150; Ir-192; 46 Ci; Source S/N: ZE0316) became disconnected and did not return to the shielded position. The technician called the corporate radiation safety officer (RSO) at 1015 EDT on 8/17/2018, who then drove to the Indiana site. The RSO verified boundaries at the 2mR/hr level. The source was temporarily shielded while camera maintenance was performed. The source was returned to the camera, secured, and properly shielded within the camera. There was no indication of excessive dose. The RSO who retrieved the source received approximately 100 millirem (as indicated on their self-reading dosimeter).

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED.THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 53562
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/24/2018
Notification Time: 15:01 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (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

INOPERABLE SEISMIC MONITORING SYSTEM

"At 0745 EDT on August 24, 2018, the Active Seismic Monitoring System failed a planned surveillance test and was declared inoperable. Compensatory measures to provide alternative methods for event classification of a seismic event have been implemented in accordance with the Fermi 2 Emergency Plan procedures. The compensatory measures include the use of information provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to confirm if an earthquake has occurred within a 100 mile radius.

"The loss of the Active Seismic Monitoring System is reportable to the NRC within 8 hours of discovery in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"No seismic activity has been felt onsite and the USGS recorded no seismic activity in the area.

"The NRC Resident Inspector bas been notified."

* * * RETRACTION FROM JEFF GROFF TO VINCE KLCO ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT 1524 EDT * * *

"After further review the Active Seismic Monitoring system was removed from service for planned maintenance for a duration less than 72 hours with appropriate compensatory measures established. Therefore, no major loss of emergency assessment capability occurred. In addition, the surveillance tests were re-performed and the Active Seismic Monitoring System was declared Operable. Therefore, no reportable condition existed and EN 53562 reported on August 24, 20I8 is being retracted.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified the R3DO (Hanna).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53563
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: KARA STACY
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 08/24/2018
Notification Time: 15:14 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2018
Event Time: 10:34 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (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

CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR SUBVERTS A FOLLOW-UP FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

"At 1034 [EDT] on August 24, 2018, a contractor supervisor violated the licensee's Fitness-for-Duty (FFD)
program by subverting a follow-up Fitness for Duty Test. The contractor's site access has been terminated.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53565
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: HEATH STICKNEY
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 08/27/2018
Notification Time: 03:12 [ET]
Event Date: 08/27/2018
Event Time: 00:33 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/28/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

AUTOMATIC SCRAM DUE TO A GENERATOR TRIP

"At 0033 EDT Nine Mile Point Unit 2 experienced an automatic scram on high reactor pressure due to a turbine trip. The cause of the turbine trip was due to a generator trip. All control rods inserted. There were no safety system actuations. The cause of the generator trip is being investigated.

"This is a 4-Hour report for 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) RPS Actuation.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Decay heat is being removed via the main condenser. Reactor vessel water level is being maintained by the condensate and feedwater systems.

The licensee will be notifying the state of New York.

* * * UPDATE FROM DANIEL CIFONELLI TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1653 EDT ON 8/28/18 * * *

After further review, the licensee has determined that the cause of the automatic scram was due to turbine control valve fast closure as a result of the turbine trip, not high reactor pressure, as originally reported.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Lilliendahl).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53566
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4     State: MS
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JAY COMFORT
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 08/27/2018
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 08/27/2018
Event Time: 09:18 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

"On 27 August 2018 at 0918 CDT Grand Gulf Control Room was informed that the onsite credit union silent alarm was actuated. The credit union is located outside of the Secure Owner Controlled Area (SOCA), but is located within the Owner Controlled Area.

"GGNS [Grand Gulf Nuclear Station] Security entered an elevated security position at 0920 [CDT] and requested assistance from local law enforcement. Claiborne County Sheriff's Department responded to the site. Investigation of the area conducted with the assistance of GGNS Security personnel determined that the cause of the notification was not valid. GGNS Security stood down from the elevated security positon at 0945 [CDT].

"Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), this issue is being reported as any event or situation, related to the health and safety of the public or on-site personnel, or protection of the environment, for which a news release is planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be made."


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