United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Document Collections > Reports Associated with Events > Event Notification Reports > 2020 > March 27

Event Notification Report for March 27, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
3/26/2020 - 3/27/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54589 54590 54612 54614

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 54589
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - FREMONT FACILITY
Region: 4
City: CANON CITY   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001258
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/19/2020
Notification Time: 16:44 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL O'KEEFE (R4DO)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

COLORADO AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following information was summarized from the information received from the state of Colorado via email:

In April 2018, the Colorado Department of Corrections - Fremont Facility identified that a tritium exit sign was missing. On 5/9/19, Fremont determined that the sign was lost. The exit sign contained 11.47 Ci of tritium.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 54590
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - TERRITORIAL FACILITY
Region: 4
City: CANON CITY   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000778
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/19/2020
Notification Time: 16:56 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL O'KEEFE (R4DO)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

COLORADO AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following information was summarized from the information received from the state of Colorado via email:

In April 2018, the Colorado Department of Corrections - Territorial Facility identified that 19 tritium exit signs were missing. On 5/9/19, Territorial determined that the signs were lost. The exit signs contained 219 Ci of tritium in total.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

To top of page
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Event Number: 54612
Rep Org: SAN ONOFRE
Licensee: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY
Region: 4
City: SAN CLEMENTE   State: CA
County: SAN DIEGO
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket: 72-41
NRC Notified By: PHYLLIS DOMINGUEZ
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 01:15 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2020
Event Time: 20:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION FOR SEWAGE RELEASE

"On 3/25/2020, SONGS [San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station] made required formal notifications to the California Office of Emergency Services at 2107 PDT, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Review Board at 2123 PDT, the San Diego Department of Environmental Health (CUPA) [Certified Unified Program Agency] at 2104 PDT, the National Response Center (NRC) at 2115 PDT, and the San Diego Coast Guard at 2149 PDT, concerning an approximate 7,000 gallon release of partially treated sewage to the Pacific Ocean.

"Both Sewage Treatment Plant effluent pumps were shut down and a state certified vendor is working to bring the treatment plant back to service."

To top of page
Power Reactor Event Number: 54614
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM DAIN
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 10:45 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2020
Event Time: 03:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

DEGRADED CONDITION

"On March 26, 2020, while McGuire Unit 2 was shut down for a scheduled refueling outage, the reactor vessel head penetrations were being examined in accordance with the lnservice Inspection Program. Ultrasonic examinations identified a relevant indication in the Control Rod Drive Mechanism nozzle number 35 that did not meet the acceptance criteria under ASME, Section XI IWB-3600, 'Analytic Evaluation of Flaws.' Actions to address the relevant indication will be taken in accordance with the applicable codes, standards, and regulations.

"This event is being reported as an eight-hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A).

"The relevant indication has no impact on the health and safety of the public or station employees.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020