United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


ACCESSION #: 9706110039



FUEL CYCLE FACILITY                          EVENT NUMBER: 32443



FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION    NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/06/97

          PLANT

  RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY     NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:55 [ET]

COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER              EVENT DATE:        04/07/97

          6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE            EVENT TIME:        00:00[EDT]

          BETHESDA, MD 20817

                       (301) 564-3200     LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/06/97

    CITY: PIKETON      REGION: 3

  COUNTY: PIKE         STATE: OH                  NOTIFICATIONS

LICENSE#: GDP-2     AGREEMENT: N

  DOCKET: 0707002                         BRENT CLAYTON      RDO



NRC NOTIFIED BY: LOMBARD                  KEVIN RAMSEY       NMSS

HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY



EMERGENCY CLASS: NOT APPLICABLE

10 CFR SECTION:

CDEG 21.21(c)(3)(i)      DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE



                               EVENT TEXT



10 CFR PART 21 REPORT -



THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER REPORTED A PROBLEM WITH THE LIFTING LUGS ON

THE

MODEL #48G UF6 CYLINDERS.  WHILE INSPECTING A LOT OF NEW CYLINDERS,

IMPROPER WELD OVERLAP WAS OBSERVED ON SOME OF THE LIFTING LUG

WELDS.

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE WELDS TO FAIL UNDER A LOWER LOAD

THAN

EXPECTED.  THE CYLINDERS WERE SUPPLIED BY WESTERMAN INC, 245 NORTH

BROAD

STREET, BREMEN, OHIO.



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