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Event Notification Report for November 21, 2018

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Operations Center

Event Reports For
11/20/2018 - 11/21/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53735 53749

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 53735
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
LEU FABRICATION
LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON   State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: PHILLIP OLLIS
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 11/12/2018
Notification Time: 14:06 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO FIRE MARSHALL FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM INSPECTION

"At 0930 (EST) on November 12th, 2018, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per State code requirements that the fire suppression system (Fire Riser 617) for the FMO [Fuel Manufacturing Operations] oil storage warehouse will be taken offline to replace sprinkler heads and conduct the required 5 year inspection. This impairment will begin Tuesday, November 13th. This building is normally unoccupied. Because the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified, a concurrent notification to the NRC Operations Center is being made per 10 CFR 70 Appendix A(c)."

The system will be offline for approximately 8 hours and the NRC will be notified once work is complete.

The licensee will notify the NRC Region and the State of North Carolina

* * * UPDATE ON 11/14/18 AT 1547 FROM PHILLIP OLLIS TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

"Fire Riser 617 and the supporting system was restored to service at approximately 1300 EST, 11/14/18. The NHC Deputy Fire Marshall was notified via telephone of the return to service."

Notified R2DO (Sandal) and NMSS Events Notification (by email).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53749
Facility: PALISADES
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: JAMES BYRD
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 11/21/2018
Notification Time: 17:27 [ET]
Event Date: 11/21/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/21/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

DEGRADED CONDITION IDENTIFIED DURING SURFACE INSPECTION OF REACTOR HEAD NOZZLE PENETRATION

"On November 21, 2018, during an extent of condition review, after completion of ultrasonic testing, further interrogation of reactor vessel closure head (RVCH) penetration 36 was performed using eddy current testing. The testing detected three repairable indications. No indication of boric acid leakage was identified at this location during the bare metal visual inspection. Extent of condition review is complete on all RVCH penetrations.

"The plant was in cold shutdown at 0 percent power and in Mode 6 for a refueling outage at the time of discovery. Repair actions will be completed prior to plant startup from the outage.

"This condition has no impact to the health and safety of the public.

"This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for degradation of a principal safety barrier.

"The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector."


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