United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for February 17, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
02/16/2012 - 02/17/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47661 47662 47670

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Agreement State Event Number: 47661
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: WAYPOINT ENTERPRISES, INC.
Region: 1
City: TUCKERTON State: NJ
County:
License #: RAD110001-507
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JENNY GOODMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 02/13/2012
Notification Time: 16:44 [ET]
Event Date: 02/13/2012
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/13/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
PAUL MICHALAK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CRUSHED TROXLER GAUGE

The following information was received via facsimile:

A dump truck ran over a Model 3440 Troxler portable gauge on the shoulder of the NJ Garden State Parkway at mile marker 54. The Troxler portable gauge was a model 3440 containing 8 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241.

* * * UPDATE ON 2/15/12 AT 11:45 FROM JAMES McCULLOUGH TO KARL DIEDERICH VIA E-MAIL * * *

"NJDEP RMP [New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Radioactive Materials Program] staff responded to investigate the incident and observe the licensee's actions to recover the damaged device. Staff performed radiation area surveys and wipe tests to assess the situation. The licensee hired a consulting physicist who was observed (at about 9PM) while the device was recovered, shielded, and prepared for transport back to the licensee's office storage location."

Notified R1DO (Powell) and FSME EO (Giantelli).

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Agreement State Event Number: 47662
Rep Org: SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL
Licensee: GS2 ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, INC.
Region: 1
City: NORTH CHARLESTON State: SC
County:
License #: 796
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LEYLAND CAVE
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 02/14/2012
Notification Time: 11:55 [ET]
Event Date: 02/14/2012
Event Time: 11:15 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/14/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
DENNIS ALLSTON (ILTA)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control [SCDHEC] was notified on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 1115 [EST], that a Troxler Model 3411B gauge, s/n 9247, containing 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241:Be, was stolen from the truck bed of the vehicle driven by [an employee] while parked at his home overnight. [The employee] noticed that the gauge was missing at approximately 0700 [EST]. [The employee] called [the SCDHEC] to report the theft of the material. He stated that the Charleston County Sheriff's Department had been notified and was handling the incident. [The SCDHEC notified] the S.C. Fusion Center of the incident."

"The event is open pending the licensee's investigation and report to [the SCDHEC]. Updates will be made through the NMED system."

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47670
Facility: DAVIS BESSE
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-R-LP
NRC Notified By: TOM PHILLIPS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 02/16/2012
Notification Time: 15:03 [ET]
Event Date: 02/16/2012
Event Time: 13:42 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/16/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DAVE PASSEHL (R3DO)

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

LOSS OF SPDS GREATER THAN EIGHT (8) HOURS DUE TO HARD DRIVE FAILURE

"At approximately 0542 hours [EST], the Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) became non-functional, and therefore was not available in the Control Room or in the emergency response facilities. Efforts are underway to restore the system, but as of 1342 hours [EST] these efforts have not been successful. The loss of SPDS for more than 8 hours is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Troubleshooting efforts continue to restore the SPDS. The Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) remains functional, and the station remains capable of performing dose assessment using manual inputs per site procedures. The Control Room also continues to have the capability to retrieve plant data inputs to assess plant conditions and perform core damage assessments."

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified, and the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency will be notified."

* * * UPDATE AT 2315 EST ON 02/16/12 FROM TOM COBBLEDICK TO S. SANDIN * * *

As of 2100 EST on 02/16/12 the SPDS has been restored to service and is functioning properly.

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Passehl).

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