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Title: Report to Congress on abnormal occurrences

Abstract

Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 identified an abnormal occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety and requires a quarterly report of such events to be made to Congress. This report covers the period from October 1 through December 31, 1990. The report discusses five abnormal occurrences, none of which involved a nuclear power plant. Two involved significant overexposures to the hands of two radiographers, two involved medical therapy misadministrations, and one involved a medical diagnostic misadministration. No abnormal occurrences were reported by the Agreement States. The report also contains information that updates a previously reported abnormal occurrence. 8 refs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA). Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data
Sponsoring Org.:
NRC; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6018958
Report Number(s):
NUREG-0090-Vol.13-No.4
ON: TI91010966
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; INDIAN POINT-3 REACTOR; ERRORS; REACTOR FUELING; REACTOR SAFETY; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DOCUMENTATION; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; INSPECTION; LICENSING; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PREGNANCY; PRENATAL IRRADIATION; PRESSURE VESSELS; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOISOTOPES; REGULATIONS; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; SAFETY; TRAINING; ACCIDENTS; CONTAINERS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EQUIPMENT; IRRADIATION; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; POWER REACTORS; PRENATAL EXPOSURE; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RADIOLOGY; REACTORS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 550600 -- Medicine

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Not Available. Report to Congress on abnormal occurrences. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
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Not Available. 1991. "Report to Congress on abnormal occurrences". United States. doi:.
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  • Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 identifies an abnormal occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety and requires a quarterly report of such events to be made to Congress. This report covers the period from July 1 to September 30, 1986. The report states that for this reporting period, there were four abnormal occurrences at the nuclear power plants licensed to operate. The events were (1) a differential pressure switch problem in safety systems at LaSalle facility, (2) abnormal cooldownmore » and depressurization transient at Catawba Unit 2, (3) significant safeguards deficiencies at Wolf Creek and Fort St. Vrain, and (4) significant deficiencies in access controls at River Bend Station. There was one abnormal occurrence at the other NRC licensees; it involved a therapeutic medical misadministration. There was one abnormal occurrence reported by an Agreement State; it involved a therapeutic medical misadministration. The report also contains information updating some previously reported abnormal occurrences.« less
  • Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 identified an abnormal occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission determined to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety and requires a quarterly report of such events to be made to Congress. This report covers the period January 1 to March 31, 1981. There was one abnormal occurrence at the nuclear power plants licensed to operate; the event involved an inadvertent disconnection of station batteries. There were no abnormal occurrences at the fuel cycle facilities (other than nuclear power plants). There was onemore » abnormal occurrence at other licensee facilities; the event involved occupational overexposures. There were no abnormal occurrences reported by the Agreement States. This report also contains information updating some previously reported abnormal occurrences.« less
  • Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 identifies an abnormal occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety and requires a quarterly report of such events to be made to Congress. This report covers the period from January 1 to March 31, 1986. The report states that for this reporting period, there were two abnormal occurrences at the nuclear power plants licensed to operate. The events were (1) a loss of power and water hammer event and (2) a loss of integratedmore » control system power and overcooling transient. There were five abnormal occurrences at the other NRC licensees. The events were (1) a rupture of a uranium hexafluoride cylinder and release of gases, (2) a therapeutic medical misadministration, (3) an overexposure to a member of the public from an industrial gauge, (4) a breakdown of management controls at an irradiator facility, and (5) a tritium overexposure and laboratory contamination. There were four abnormal occurrences reported by the Agreement States. Three of the events involved radiation injuries to people working either as radiographers or assistant radiographers; the other event involved contamination of a scrap steel facility. The report also contains information updating some previously reported abnormal occurrences.« less
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  • During the report period, there were two abnormal occurrences at the nuclear power plants licensed to operate. One involved a misalignment of a high head safety injection isolation valve. The other involved a failure of the high pressure safety injection system. There were two abnormal occurrences at other licensee facilities. Both involved calculated radiation exposures in excess of 10 CFR 20 limits. There were two abnormal occurrences reported by the Agreement States. One involved excessive radiation doses to hospital patients. The second involved overexposures of a radiographer and two barge crew members. The report also contains information updating some previouslymore » reported abnormal occurrences.« less