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Event Notification Report for November 13, 2019

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Event Reports For
11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54370 54379 54380 54382 54384

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Agreement State Event Number: 54370
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY TEXAS INNOVATION CENTER - APB
Region: 4
City: LAKE JACKSON   State: TX
County:
License #: L00451
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 11/05/2019
Notification Time: 19:00 [ET]
Event Date: 11/05/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/05/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

The following was received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (the Agency) via email:

"On November 5, 2019, the licensee notified the Agency that during routine, 6-month leak tests and shutter operation checks [at their Freeport, TX location], it found the shutter on one of its Vega, model SHF-2B, fixed nuclear gauges was stuck in the open position. The gauge contains a 1,000 milliCurie cesium-137 source (SN 0325CR). The gauge normally operates with the shutter in the open position. The gauge is mounted on the side of a vessel and there is no risk of exposure to any individual. The licensee has contacted a service company to schedule repairs. An investigation into this event is ongoing. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident # I-9722

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54379
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2     State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DEAN BAKER
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 07:57 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2019
Event Time: 07:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ERIC MICHEL (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY OUT OF SERVICE

"On November 12, 2019, the Central Emergency Control Center (CECC) was removed from service for a planned facility upgrade project. The CECC is a common Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) for the TVA Nuclear sites (Browns Ferry / Sequoyah / Watts Bar). The duration of the upgrade project is approximately 75 days.

"If an emergency is declared requiring CECC activation during this period, an alternate CECC will be used. During this period, the alternate CECC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency procedures.

"This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a Loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the CECC will be unavailable for more than 72 hours.

"The Emergency Response Organization has been notified that the CECC will be unavailable during the upgrade project and to report to the alternate CECC in the event of an emergency. There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant employees.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54380
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2     State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: LESLIE MOREY
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 08:28 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2019
Event Time: 07:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ERIC MICHEL (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY OUT OF SERVICE

"On November 12, 2019, the Central Emergency Control Center (CECC) was removed from service for a planned facility upgrade project. The CECC is a common Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) for the TVA Nuclear sites (Browns Ferry / Sequoyah / Watts Bar). The duration of the upgrade project is approximately 75 days.

"If an emergency is declared requiring CECC activation during this period, an alternate CECC will be used. During this period, the alternate CECC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency procedures.

"This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a Loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the CECC will be unavailable for more than 72 hours.

"The Emergency Response Organization has been notified that the CECC will be unavailable during the upgrade project and to report to the alternate CECC in the event of an emergency. There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant employees.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54382
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2     State: AL
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ANGEL YARBROUGH
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 10:32 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ERIC MICHEL (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY OUT OF SERVICE

"On November 12, 2019, the Central Emergency Control Center (CECC) was removed from service for a planned facility upgrade project. The CECC is a common Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) for the TVA Nuclear sites (Browns Ferry / Sequoyah / Watts Bar). The duration of the upgrade project is approximately 75 days.

"If an emergency is declared requiring CECC activation during this period, an alternate CECC will be used. During this period, the alternate CECC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency procedures.

"This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a Loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the CECC will be unavailable for more than 72 hours.

"The Emergency Response Organization has been notified that the CECC will be unavailable during the upgrade project and to report to the alternate CECC in the event of an emergency. There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant employees.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54384
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: JOE MESSINA
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 18:23 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2019
Event Time: 16:01 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR EO)
SILAS KENNEDY (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO AN ONSITE FATALITY

"This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi), "News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency". The Main Control Room received a report from on-site Maintenance personnel performing diving activities at the lake screen house that communications with a diver had been lost. Onsite and offsite emergency responders were dispatched. The diver was removed from the water but was unresponsive. At 1601 [CST], the LaSalle County Station Operating Department was notified by emergency responders on-site that the individual was deceased.

"The Grundy County Sheriff, LaSalle County Sheriff, Seneca Emergency Services, and NRC Senior Resident Inspector have been notified. A press release is planned"


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