Event Notification Report for January 31, 2023
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EVENT REPORTS FOR
01/30/2023 - 01/31/2023
Fuel Cycle Facility
Event Number: 56326
Facility: Nuclear Fuel Services Inc.
RX Type: Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Heu Conversion & Scrap Recovery
Naval Reactor Fuel Cycle
Leu Scrap Recovery
City: Erwin State: TN
License #: SNM-124
NRC Notified By: Thomas Holly
HQ OPS Officer: Karen Cotton-Gross
Notification Date: 01/30/2023
Notification Time: 12:34 [ET]
Event Date: 01/30/2023
Event Time: 10:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/30/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - Offsite Notification/News Rel
Miller, Mark (R2DO)
Fuels Group, - (EMAIL)
CONCURRENT REPORT - NEWS RELEASE
Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) experienced a "condition upset" for which they issued a news release.
Following are details from the news release provided by the licensee via email:
"NFS Experiences Condition Upset
"On January 30, 2023, at 1030 EST, Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. experienced a condition upset during routine inventory activities. Local ambulance services were contacted as a precautionary measure to ensure proper response to employees affected by the upset.
"Two employees were transported for further evaluation, while three were evaluated onsite and released.
"No impact to the facilities, the public, or the environment occurred."
This report is being made per the requirements of 10CFR70 Appendix A (c).
* * * UPDATE ON 1/30/2023 AT 1402 EST FROM NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES, INC. TO KAREN COTTON * * *
Following are details from an updated news release provided by the licensee via email:
"NFS Experiences Minor Chemical Reaction
"On January 30, 2023, at 1030 EST, Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. experienced a minor chemical reaction during routine inventory activities in a contained area of the plant.
"Five employees were exposed to fumes. Two employees were transported by ambulance to the Unicoi County Hospital for further evaluation, and have been released. Three were evaluated on site and released. They were wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
"Out of an abundance of caution, NFS activated its emergency response organization (ERO) at the beginning of the event to ensure appropriate response was initiated as details were gathered. The ERO is comprised of representatives from across the site.
"NFS was not evacuated, and no impact to the facilities, the public, or the environment occurred."
Notified Fuels Group, R2DO (Miller), and NMSS Events Notification via email.
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