Event Notification Report for August 19, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
08/18/2021 - 08/19/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55404 55413 55415 55416
Agreement State
Event Number: 55404
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: Energy Solutions
Region: 1
City: Oak Ridge   State: TN
County:
License #: R-73016
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Andrew Holcomb
HQ OPS Officer: Kerby Scales
Notification Date: 08/12/2021
Notification Time: 14:54 [ET]
Event Date: 08/10/2021
Event Time: 16:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/12/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
WERKHEISER, DAVE (R1)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/19/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILS TO FUNCTION

The following report was received from the state of Tennessee via email:

"Power loss site wide at Energy Solutions. Power was restarted by the utility. However, the power at the Radioactive Materials Solutions (RMS) building did not return. As a result, the ventilation system at the RMS building was not functional. The back up generator failed to function under load of ventilation fans. Currently, the RMS building operations have ceased due to loss of power. An area monitor is in place and showing no signs of elevated activity from air monitoring inside of the building. The contractor was contacted to reestablish power to site. Security patrols have been established to monitor quantities of concern. A follow-up report will be submitted to include corrective actions from the licensee."

Tennessee Event Report Number: TN-21-082


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55413
Facility: Beaver Valley
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: Robert W. Klindworth
HQ OPS Officer: Howie Crouch
Notification Date: 08/18/2021
Notification Time: 01:07 [ET]
Event Date: 08/18/2021
Event Time: 00:24 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/18/2021
Emergency Class: Unusual Event
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - Emergency Declared
Person (Organization):
JACKSON, DON (R1)
Andrea Veil (NRR)
David Lew (R1RA)
GOTT, WILLIAM (IR)
Russ Felts (NRR EO)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/19/2021

EN Revision Text: NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE ALARMS IN CABLE TUNNEL

"At 0024 EDT on 8/18/21, an unusual event was declared (EAL HU 4.1) due to receipt of multiple fire alarms and halon discharge in the cable tunnel. At 0036, the fire brigade verified no signs of fire. Unit 1 remained at 100 percent power and stable."

The area is currently being ventilated. Unit 2 was not affected by this event.

The licensee has notified State and local authorities and the NRC Resident Inspector.

R1 Public Affairs (Screnci) was notified.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA Central, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

* * * UPDATE FROM ROBERT KLINDWORTH TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 0414 EDT ON 8/18/21 * * *

At 0401 EDT, Beaver Valley terminated their notification of unusual event. The basis for termination was that there was no indication of fire.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector and has notified State and local authorities.

Notified R1DO (Jackson), IRD MOC (Gott), NRR EO (Felts), DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA Central, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).


Fuel Cycle Facility
Event Number: 55415
Facility: Framatome Anp Richland
RX Type: Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Comments: Leu Conversion
Fabrication & Scrap Recovery
Commercial Lwr Fuel
Region: 2
City: Richland   State: WA
County: Benton
License #: SNM-1227
Docket: 07001257
NRC Notified By: Calvin Manning
HQ OPS Officer: Mike Stafford
Notification Date: 08/18/2021
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2021
Event Time: 11:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/18/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - Offsite Notification/News Rel
Person (Organization):
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
MILLER, MARK (R2DO)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/19/2021

EN Revision Text: CONCURRENT REPORT FOR OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

"RCW 49.17(1)(a) requires an employer report 'within 24 hours.that 10 or more of their employees at the workplace or worksite in this state have tested positive for the infectious or contagious disease that is the subject of the public health emergency, must report the positive tests to the department in a form prescribed by the department.' This is the new Health Emergency Labor Standards Act - HELSA. ESSB 5115.SL

"On 8/17/2021 the Framatome Horn Rapids Road site hit that threshold of 10 COVID positive cases. These cases do not appear to be worker-to-worker transmissions of the virus.

"This notification is being made under the concurrent reporting requirement of 10CFR70 Appendix A concurrent reporting."

NRC Region will be notified.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55416
Facility: Wolf Creek
Region: 4     State: KS
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Justin Marchant
HQ OPS Officer: Mike Stafford
Notification Date: 08/18/2021
Notification Time: 13:51 [ET]
Event Date: 08/18/2021
Event Time: 10:36 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/18/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS Actuation - Critical
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - Valid Specif Sys Actuation
Person (Organization):
DEESE, RICK (R4)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/19/2021

EN Revision Text: AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP

"At 1036 CDT on 8/18/2021, Wolf Creek experienced a reactor trip due to low level in B Steam Generator. Auxiliary feedwater system actuated as designed. All systems actuated as expected. Decay heat is currently being removed by the auxiliary feedwater system. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed.

"All control rods fully inserted, and offsite power remained available."

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