Event Notification Report for February 15, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
02/12/2021 - 02/15/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55096
Fuel Cycle Facility
Event Number: 55096
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: Michael Bloodgood
Notification Date: 02/07/2021
Notification Time: 14:48 [ET]
Event Date: 02/06/2021
Event Time: 21:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/07/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - Offsite Notification/News Rel
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
REPORT OF OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO IMPAIRMENT OF FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEM

"At approximately 2135 (EST) on February 6th, 2021, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per State code requirements that the fire suppression system encompassing the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) was impaired due to the failure of the diesel fire pump controller. The diesel fire pump can be activated manually but not automatically. The electric fire pump remains fully operational and available to perform its safety function. 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)."

NRC Region 2 and the State of North Carolina will be notified by the licensee.