United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for July 23, 2013

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
07/22/2013 - 07/23/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49192 49209 49210

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Agreement State Event Number: 49192
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: AVID RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Region: 1
City: PHILADELPHIA State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0988
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/15/2013
Notification Time: 19:05 [ET]
Event Date: 05/17/2013
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/15/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - REMOVABLE CONTAMINATION LIMIT EXCEEDED ON PACKAGE

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"Notifications: On July 15, 2013 the licensee informed the Department's Bureau of Radiation Protection (Central Office) of the discovery of a radioactive materials shipping event. The event was reportable 'immediately' per 10CFR20.1906(d)(1); 10CFR71.87(i); and 49CFR173.443(a) Table 9.

"Event Description: During a licensee internal review of forms during the week of July 8, 2013, it was realized that an event which occurred on May 17, 2013 was not reported properly. A package containing 1.5 curies of fluorine-18 (F-18) was received by the licensee. F-18 has a half-life of about 1.8 hours. Upon inspection on May 17th, the net surface removable contamination was found to be 395 dpm/cm2. This is in excess of the U.S. DOT beta/gamma removable contamination limit of 220 dpm/cm2. The F-18 supplier was immediately notified, along with the courier. An initial investigation by the supplier showed no issues encountered during the preparation and initial wipe tests of the shipment. More information will be given when received.

"Cause of the Event: Unknown at this time.

"Actions: The licensee has since reviewed their internal package acceptance procedure, along with reporting event requirements, and will retrain all personnel accordingly. The [Pennsylvania] Department [of Environmental Protection Bureau of Radiation Protection] plans a reactive inspection.

"Media Attention: None at this time.

"Event Report ID No: PA130019"

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49209
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: GORDON ARENT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/22/2013
Notification Time: 09:55 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2013
Event Time: 09:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.55(e) - CONSTRUCT DEFICIENCY
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

POTENTIAL PROGRAMMATIC BREAKDOWN OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

"As a result of an extent of condition review for potential programmatic breakdown issues in response to an apparent violation 05000391/2013611-02 related to TVA's Commercial Grade Dedication Program. TVA has identified a previous Problem Evaluation Reports (PERS) that constitute significant breakdown in a portion of the Quality Assurance program. This review was initiated upon discovery of a misinterpretation of 10 CFR 50.55(e) where it was thought that to be reportable a 'significant breakdown in a portion of the Quality Assurance program' had to be associated with a confirmed substantial safety hazard.

"The subject of the previous PER is as follows;

"On May 31, 2011, TVA identified a number of revised Drawing Revision Authorizations (DRAs) that had not been incorporated into work orders to ensure field work required by the DRA revision was implemented in the field. This condition was documented as PER 378571. TVA has concluded that a significant breakdown in a portion of the Quality Assurance program had occurred that could have produced a defect in a basic component. However, TVA has subsequently determined that no safety significance can be attributed to this condition. This issue has been resolved and PER 378571 was closed on February 19, 2013.

"These items are being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.55(e) as significant breakdown in a portion of the Quality Assurance program."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49210
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/22/2013
Notification Time: 23:14 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2013
Event Time: 11:45 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A LICENSED EMPLOYEE

A licensed employee had a confirmed positive test for illegal drugs during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013