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Event Notification Report for January 30, 2019

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53839

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53839
Rep Org: BAXTER
Licensee: BAXTER
Region: 1
City: AIBONITO   State: PR
County:
License #: 52-2117501
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARCOS TORRES
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 01/22/2019
Notification Time: 08:36 [ET]
Event Date: 01/21/2019
Event Time: 09:00 [ATL]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
36.83(a)(10) - POOL COND HIGH
Person (Organization):
MEL GRAY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

IRRADIATOR POOL WATER CONDUCTIVITY EXCEEDS LIMIT

During a routine surveillance, oil was seen in the pool with the underwater irradiator. Testing found that the pool's conductivity was 180 micro Siemens per centimeter (æS/cm), exceeding the 20 æS/cm regulatory limit and the 100 æS/cm reportability limit. The licensee is currently filtering the water to clean up the pool and at the time of the notification had lowered the conductivity to 160 æS/cm. Additional filters are being purchased and the licensee estimates a few more days before the conductivity will be below the regulatory limit.

A leaking chiller was identified as the source of the oil. An assessment is being conducted to either repair or replace the chiller.


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