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Event Notification Report for September 30, 2019

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
9/27/2019 - 9/30/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54297 54298 54299

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 54297
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: PHILIP OLLIS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/27/2019
Notification Time: 13:39 [ET]
Event Date: 09/26/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/27/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
- FUELS GROUP (EMAIL)

Event Text

CONCURRENT REPORT FOR OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

"At 1937 EDT on September 26, 2019, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per State code requirements that the fire alarm system encompassing the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) was not operating as intended. Compensatory measures were enacted. 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 licensee will be notifying NRC Region 2.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 54298
Facility: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)
COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL
Region: 2
City: COLUMBIA   State: SC
County: RICHLAND
License #: SNM-1107
Docket: 07001151
NRC Notified By: GERARD COUTURE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/28/2019
Notification Time: 10:32 [ET]
Event Date: 09/27/2019
Event Time: 15:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (b)(2) - LOSS OR DEGRADED SAFETY ITEMS
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

PROCEDURAL NONCOMPLIANCE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ITEM RELIED ON FOR SAFETY

"On September 27, 2019 at 1515 EDT, the fire protection engineer's review of the daily corrective action report identified a procedural noncompliance which affected an administrative Item Relied on for Safety (IROFS). During the morning of September 26th, a fuel oil delivery truck, escorted by plant employees, drove along the road adjacent to the Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) cylinder storage area, violating the minimum distance requirement within the procedure.

"The IROFS designation is UF6FIRE-901, which requires escort and a 60-foot spacing distance that was not fully satisfied. Instead of 60 feet, the truck drove past the area over a period of a few minutes at a distance of 20 to 30 feet from the cylinder storage area. The other IROFS in this accident sequence remained reliable and available as required. The basis for this procedural control is to provide separation so that if a fire did occur involving the fuel oil delivery truck, there would be no significant fire exposure to the stored UF6 cylinders.

"This is a non-emergency event notification, and there was no release of hazardous or radiological materials. There were no health or safety consequences to the public, the employees or the environment from this procedure non-compliance. The delivery truck was escorted at all times, and the site has an on-site fire department, available to respond to any event.

"Immediate Corrective Actions: Prior to any fuel trucks being escorted inside the facility fence, both designated escorts shall receive a pre-job brief from a supervisor to ensure that designated escorts understand the proper delivery route specified in the procedure."

The licensee will notify NRC R2 (Vukovinsky) and the State of South Carolina.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54299
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: PAUL ANGOVE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/30/2019
Notification Time: 01:22 [ET]
Event Date: 09/29/2019
Event Time: 22:28 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/30/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (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

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT PRESSURE EXCEEDED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENT

"On September 29, 2019 at 2228 EDT, during a planned swap of Reactor Building HVAC trains, the exhaust fan discharge damper for the train being removed from service failed to close when the train was shutdown, which resulted in the Technical Specification (TS) for secondary containment pressure not being met for approximately 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The maximum secondary containment pressure observed during that time was approximately 0.1 inches of water gauge (positive).

"Secondary containment pressure was returned to within the TS operability limit of greater than or equal to 0.125 inches of vacuum water gauge (TS SR 3.6.4.1.1) by restarting the train of RBHVAC. Secondary containment pressure is currently stable. Secondary containment was declared Operable at 2235 EDT. There were no radiological releases associated with this event.

"Declaring secondary containment inoperable is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material.

"The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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