United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for December 27, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
12/26/2012 - 12/27/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48602 48604 48625 48626

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Agreement State Event Number: 48602
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: MISTRAS GROUP INC
Region: 4
City: PASCAGOULA State: MS
County:
License #: MS-995-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LOREN ROSS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 12/18/2012
Notification Time: 12:03 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2012
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT

The following was received from the State of Mississippi via email:

"Licensee's RSO contacted DRH (Division of Radiation Health) by telephone on December 11, 2012 to inform the department that a source retrieval was done earlier that morning on exposure device S/N D2652 source S/N 88902B. This was due to a unsecured exposure device falling to the ground from a valve assembly handle it was place on while performing an exposure. When the radiographer tried to crank the source back into the exposure device he noticed a crimp in the guide tube close to the camera. The radiographer then cranked the source back out to the collimator to provide more shielding and then contacted the RSO for source retrieval. The RSO performed the source retrieval within two hours of being called. The RSO received a dose of 32 mR for the retrieval."

Mississippi Report #: MS-12006

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Agreement State Event Number: 48604
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
Region: 4
City: SANTA BARBARA State: CA
County:
License #: 1336-42
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DONELLE KRAJEWSKI
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 12/18/2012
Notification Time: 15:54 [ET]
Event Date: 12/17/2012
Event Time: 15:50 [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4DO)
BRIAN MCDERMOTT (FSME)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - REMOVABLE CONTAMINATION FOUND ON PACKAGE

The following was received from the State of California via fax:

"On December 17, 2012, UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) received an excepted package from Germany containing Carbon 14, 53.2 MBq in liquid form (2 vials each 1.4 mLs) which had removable contamination in excess of 49CFR, Section 173.443, on the outside of the package. The package and inner package did not show signs of damage. Wipes were taken on the outside of the box (4 sides and bottom) using filter paper and wiping 100 cm squared. Vials were placed into a 20 mL vial containing 15 mLs of liquid scintillation cocktail. Vials were then counted on a Beckman LS6000LL, liquid scintillation counter for 2 minutes. All areas of the box were found to be contaminated, with the highest removable contamination at 32,000 dpm/cm squared. The licensee reported this event via CA EMA and notified the final delivery carrier and the company that shipped the package (Sanofi, Frankfort, Germany). Of note, there was a note on the shipping paperwork that when the box arrived at LAX, it was opened by World Carrier personnel to replenish dry ice prior to then transporting it onto the UCSB."

CA 5010 #: 121712

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48625
Facility: THREE MILE ISLAND
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: ROGER T. BARNES
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 12/26/2012
Notification Time: 04:13 [ET]
Event Date: 12/26/2012
Event Time: 04:10 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/26/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD CONTE (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 VENTILATION SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE

"This is a non-emergency eight hour notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the work activity affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

"Planned maintenance activities are being performed today (December 26, 2012) to the Technical Support Center (TSC) HVAC. The work entails removing power to the system fan and dampers to perform required preventative maintenance (PM) rendering the TSC HVAC non-functional during the performance of this work activity. This work activity is planned to be performed and completed expeditiously within about 16 hours including establishing and removing the clearance and performing post maintenance testing.

"If an emergency condition occurs that requires activation of the TSC, plans are to utilize the TSC concurrent with this work activity as long as habitability conditions allow. Additionally, plans are in place to expedite the return of the system should an emergency condition occur. The Emergency Response Organization duty team members will be relocated to alternate locations if required by habitability conditions in accordance with emergency implementing procedures.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48626
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: CHRISTOPHER BUSH
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 12/26/2012
Notification Time: 15:56 [ET]
Event Date: 12/26/2012
Event Time: 09:22 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/26/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (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

RADIATION MONITOR USED FOR ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE INOPERABLE DUE TO PRE-PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"At 0922 on 12/26/2012, R-16, Service Water System Effluent Line Radiation Monitor (for Containment Fan Cooling service water) was removed from service for scheduled maintenance. R-16 is used for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classifications of an unplanned release of liquid radioactivity to the environment that exceeds the requirements of the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual for an Unusual Event and an Alert, and is therefore being conservatively reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a loss of emergency assessment capability. The maintenance was completed and R-16 restored at 1308 on 12/26/2012.

"R-16 is also scheduled to be removed from service for calibration on 12/27/2012 from 0800 -1400 CST."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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