United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for June 19, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
06/18/2012 - 06/19/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48008 48010 48012

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Agreement State Event Number: 48008
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & COMPANY
Region: 4
City: PASS CHRISTIAN State: MS
County:
License #: MS-409-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAYSON MOAK
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/08/2012
Notification Time: 18:23 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2012
Event Time: 12:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
FSME VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SOURCE SHUTTER NOT FULLY CLOSING

The following information was received by e-mail:

"Licensee notified DRH [Mississippi Department of Radiological Health] about a Ronan X92 Continuous Level Gauge, Serial No. 9479GG with source Holder Model SA1-F37. Licensee suspects the source shutter may not be closing 100% due to elevated readings of 7 mR/hr with the shutter in the closed position."

Mississippi Incident Number: MS-12002

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

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48010
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TOM FOWLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 03:56 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2012
Event Time: 03:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/18/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)

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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On June 11, 2012, at approximately 0335 hours, the Hope Creek Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation system was removed from service to perform planned maintenance to the system. The maintenance consists of a 12-year preventative maintenance overhaul of the ventilation supply fan and emergency filtration unit. The removal of ventilation potentially affects the TSC habitability during a declared emergency requiring activation. Appropriate compensatory measures are in place while ventilation is out of service. The Emergency Response Organization duty team has been notified of the maintenance and the possible need to activate the TSC in an alternate location. The ventilation system is scheduled to be out of service for approximately 60 hours."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. The local township will be notified.

* * * UPDATE FROM TOM FOWLER TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1225 EDT ON 6/18/2012 * * *

"The planned maintenance was completed and the TSC ventilation was returned to an operable status as of 0245 EDT on June 13, 2012. The TSC was not activated during the planned maintenance."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (DeFrancisco).

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Agreement State Event Number: 48012
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: S.T. WOOTEN CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: SANFORD State: NC
County: LEE
License #: 098-0792-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DIANA SULAS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/11/2012
Notification Time: 11:53 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2012
Event Time: 05:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1DO)
DARYL JOHNSON (ILTA)
FSME email (FSME)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the State of North Carolina via email:

"The [North Carolina] Branch Manager received a call June 11, 2012 from a radioactive materials licensee S. T. Wooten Corporation (license number 098-0792-1) based out of Wilson, NC.

"An individual was on a worksite late. After completing his work, he stored the gauge, as well as other construction material, outside his residence at [redacted] in Sanford, NC. The licensee contact confirmed that the individual followed the 'two barrier' rule.

"At 5:45 a.m. on June 11, 2012, the individual reported the gauge and the additional construction material missing to the local law enforcement and to the Radiation Protection Section. He last saw the gauge at 11:30 p.m. on June 10, 2012.

"The truck was investigated by local law enforcement at the site and is on its way back to the headquarters office in Wilson, NC. [The North Carolina] regional inspector will meet the truck there for an onsite inspection. [The North Carolina] Increased Controls Coordinator has a good relationship with local law enforcement and has contacted them as well as informed emergency management. The proper notifications will be made to FBI, etc.

"The gauge is a Troxler model 4060B, it can contain up to 9 millicuries of Cs-137 (a beta/gamma emitter)."

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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Tuesday, June 19, 2012