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Event Notification Report for September 19, 2018

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Event Reports For
9/18/2018 - 9/19/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53592 53596 53609 53610 53611

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53592
Rep Org: NUCOR STEEL CORPORATION
Licensee: NUCOR STEEL CORPORATION
Region: 3
City: CRAWFORDSVILLE   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-25975-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHAWN AKER
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 09/10/2018
Notification Time: 16:02 [ET]
Event Date: 09/10/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
JOHN HANNA (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

DAMAGED GAUGE

On September 10, 2018 at approximately 0130 EDT a gauge containing a 1 Curie Am-241 source fell and was damaged. The area surrounding the gauge was isolated and the gauge was locked in a secure cabinet. On contact readings were 420 microR/hr and readings at 1 foot were 35 microR/hr. The gauge shutter has been repaired and the gauge has been reinstalled. There were no overexposures as a result of this event.

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Agreement State Event Number: 53596
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: HDT&I DBA AMERICAN ENGINEERING LABS, INC.
Region: 4
City: MONTEREY PARK   State: CA
County:
License #: 5775-36
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 18:23 [ET]
Event Date: 09/07/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE

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

"HDT&I doing business as American Engineering Laboratories, Inc. had a CPN moisture density gauge (MC39048771 containing nominally 10 mCi of Cs-137 and 50 mCi of Am-241/Be) run over by construction equipment at a temporary job site in Monterey Park on Friday, September 7, 2018 around 1400 PDT. The gauge operator notified his [radiation safety officer] RSO of the accident. He sent photographs of the broken handle and said the source rod was bent. In accordance with the RSO's instructions, the source rod was retracted, secured inside the transport box, and taken to their permanent storage site. Upon return from his travel, the RSO was able to visually inspect the damaged gauge on Sunday, September 9, 2018 and instructed the gauge operator to transport it to the CPN service center on Monday, September 10, 2018.

"On Monday, September 10, 2018, the damaged CPN gauge was brought to the CPN service center for evaluation and it was discovered that the tip containing the Cs-137 source had apparently broken off from the source rod in the accident. The Am-241/Be source was secure in place. The gauge operator and the RSO went to the accident site with a Geiger-Muller survey meter to search for the missing source after contacting the job site supervisor that they were returning to search for the lost radioactive source and to ensure personnel/equipment were not working in that area. The gauge operator was able to locate the Cs-137 sealed source at the job site, and used 8-inch long pliers to place it into the gauge's shielding. The gauge was then placed into the transport case and transported back to the service center for evaluation and emergency leak testing of the sealed source."

California Report No.: 5010-091018

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53609
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: THOMAS SHERRILL
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/15/2018
Notification Time: 15:45 [ET]
Event Date: 09/15/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/18/2018
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)
CATHERINE HANEY (R2)
HO NIEH (NRR)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown
2 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown

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UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SITE CONDITIONS PREVENTING PLANT ACCESS

"A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence."

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS, and DHS NICC. Notified FEMA NWC, NuclearSSA, and FEMA NRCC via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM BRUCE HARTSCOK TO VINCE KLCO ON 9/28/2018 AT 1414 EDT * * *

On 9/18/2018 at 1400 EDT, the Unusual Event at Brunswick was terminated due to the ability to transport personnel to the site.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspectors.

Notified the R2DO (Guthrie), NRR EO (Miller) and the IRD MOC (Grant).

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS, and DHS NICC. Notified FEMA NWC, NuclearSSA, and FEMA NRCC via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53610
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: CURTIS CASTELL
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 09/18/2018
Notification Time: 08:28 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/18/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (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

CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE ON RANDOM FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

"At 1610 [EDT] on September 17, 2018, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) determined a contractor supervisor confirmed positive for drugs during a Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been suspended.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53611
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [] [3] []
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIK SILKO
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 09/18/2018
Notification Time: 09:06 [ET]
Event Date: 09/18/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/18/2018
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):
JONATHAN GREIVES (R1DO)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO A STEAM LEAK ON A HIGH PRESSURE FEEDWATER HEATER

"Due to a steam leak on the reheater line to 36C Feedwater Heater, operators initiated a manual trip of the reactor, verified the reactor trip, and closed all Main Steam Isolation Valves. The plant is currently stable in Mode 3 with the steam leak isolated.

"The Auxiliary Feedwater System actuated following the trip as expected. This is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). The unit remains on offsite power in Hot Standby at normal operating temperature and pressure.

"Decay heat is being removed from the steam generators via the Auxiliary Feedwater System and atmospheric steam dumps.

"Unit 2 was unaffected and remains at 100 percent power."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State of New York, and the local transmission company.


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