United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for May 7, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
05/04/2012 - 05/07/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47867 47898 47900 47901

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Agreement State Event Number: 47867
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: LANTHEUS MEDICAL IMAGING
Region: 1
City: NORTH BILLERICA State: MA
County:
License #: 60-0088
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/26/2012
Notification Time: 14:02 [ET]
Event Date: 03/14/2012
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/26/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB via email ()

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

Event Text

MASSACHUSETTS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING THALLIUM-201 SHIPMENT

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via email:

"On 4/5/12, [the] licensee reported as missing a 1.78 GBq (48.1 mCi) Thallium-201 package that was shipped from its site on 3/12/12, was scanned in at the carrier's Nashville, TN, transportation hub on 3/13/12 and reported to the licensee as missing by the carrier on 3/13/12. Licensee in communication with the carrier in ongoing effort to locate missing package. After a reasonable search time had passed, licensee reported missing package to this Agency [MA Radiation Control Program].

"Last known location was in Nashville, TN. The subject radioactive material is 7 ml of liquid solution held within a vial inside a lead pig inside a sealed plastic container inside a styrofoam insert within a corrugated cardboard box. Subject radioactive material has a 73 hour (~3 days) half-life and has decayed well past 10 half-lives since its original shipping date.

"Licensee remains in communication with carrier in ongoing effort to locate missing RAM and has requested return of package to licensee if found.

"The Agency considers this event to be CLOSED."


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

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 47898
Facility: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Comments: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)
Region: 2
City: METROPOLIS State: IL
County: MASSAC
License #: SUB-526
Agreement: Y
Docket: 04003392
NRC Notified By: BOB STOKES
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/04/2012
Notification Time: 10:02 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2012
Event Time: 10:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
40.60(b)(3) - MED TREAT INVOLVING CONTAM
Person (Organization):
DEBORAH SEYMOUR (R2DO)
THOMAS HILTZ (NMSS)

Event Text

UNPLANNED MEDICAL TREATMENT OF A CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUAL

"An employee complained of feeling dizzy. He was taken into the onsite medical dispensary for observation. The employee had been working at the Uranium Ore Concentrates Sampling area when he began to feel ill. There was approximately 18,000 dpm/100cm2 contamination on the bottom of the employee's plant issued shoes. After the employee recovered sufficiently, he was released [to] the care of his personal physician. The employee was free of contamination before being transported to the offsite medical facility."

The licensee notified the Region II Senior Fuel Facility Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47900
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: ERICK MATZKE
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/04/2012
Notification Time: 16:20 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2012
Event Time: 10:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

CONTAINMENT EQUIPMENT NOT ANALYZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF RECORD

"While evaluating the station environmental equipment qualification for equipment inside the containment it was determined that a number of different pieces of equipment were not analyzed for the environmental conditions associated with the current analysis of record. The equipment is subject to adverse conditions for a time frame longer than currently accounted for (220 verses 60 seconds). In addition, the equipment is subject to potentially different temperature effect than that to which it is currently analyzed. This affects a variety of equipment in containment."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47901
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: GLENDON BURNHAM
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/06/2012
Notification Time: 20:53 [ET]
Event Date: 05/06/2012
Event Time: 09:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/06/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE FOR NPDES NONCOMPLIANCE

"This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). On May 6, 2012, during daily chlorination activities, it was identified that the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limit for Total Residual Chlorine was exceeded between approximately 0935 hours [EDT] and 0947 hours [EDT] when the noncompliance was corrected. The maximum measured value was 0.29 mg/L, which exceeded the NPDES Maximum Concentration Limit of 0.2 mg/L.

"On May 6, 2012, at approximately 1930 hours [EDT], a 'Noncompliance Notification for Exceedance of a Daily Maximum Discharge Limit' was made to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The cause of the NPDES permit noncompliance is under investigation. Chlorination evolutions have been suspended pending investigation results. At the time of the event, the plant was in Mode 1 at 100 percent rated thermal power.

"This event is also being reported in accordance with the plant's operating license, appendix B, Environmental Protection Plan, which states, in part, that any occurrence of an unusual or important event that indicates or could result in environmental impact causally related to plant operation shall be recorded and reported to the NRC within 24 hours followed by a written report."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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