United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Current Event Notification Report for June 24, 2016

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
06/23/2016 - 06/24/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52008 52009 52039

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Agreement State Event Number: 52008
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: ATLANTIC ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, INC.
Region: 1
City: RAHWAY State: NJ
County:
License #: 506950
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN FLANIGAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/15/2016
Notification Time: 16:19 [ET]
Event Date: 06/15/2016
Event Time: 07:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/17/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
SILAS KENNEDY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - VEHICLE CONTAINING A TROXLER GAUGE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was informed that a vehicle containing a Troxler gauge Model 3411B, S/N 19870, was involved in an accident. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene. The gauge was damaged, but radiation levels around the gauge were normal. The licensee's Radiation Safety Officer took possession of the gauge.

* * * UPDATE AT 0944 EDT ON 6/17/16 FROM KAREN FLANIGAN TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The following report was received via e-mail:

"Local HAZMAT notified the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) that a vehicle that was towed from the scene of a motor vehicle accident was found to contain a portable [nuclear] gauge. NJDEP staff responded to the towing yard and identified the device as a Troxler 3411-B moisture-density gauge belonging to New Jersey licensee Atlantic Engineering Laboratories, Inc. The source rod was fully retracted, but the sliding block on the bottom of the gauge was stuck open. The exposure rate at the opening in the plate was 5.2 mR/hr. The licensee's RSO came to the site, closed the sliding block, performed a leak test, and returned the device to its Type A package. The RSO took possession of the gauge for transport to the licensee's licensed storage location."

Am-241/Be source - 44 mCi
Cs-137 source - 9 mCi

Notified the R1DO (Kennedy) and NMSS Resources (via e-mail).

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Agreement State Event Number: 52009
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ISORAY
Region: 4
City: RICHLAND State: WA
County:
License #: WN-L0213-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANINE GRUMBLES
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/15/2016
Notification Time: 18:44 [ET]
Event Date: 06/14/2016
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST AND FOUND BRACHYTHERAPY SEEDS

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

"[A common carrier] lost 252 IsoRay Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds intended for four patient implants. On Friday, 6/9/2016, radioactive materials licensee, IsoRay (WN-L0213-1) sent four orders of cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds. The four orders contained a total of 252 seeds at a total air kerma activity level of 522.8 U. The total apparent activity is approximately 1 Ci (the actual activity is between 1 - 2 Ci). The absorbed dose from the 252 seeds would be approximately 52,280 rad (522.8 Gray). Early Tuesday morning, 6/14/2016, the Memphis hub of [the common carrier] informed IsoRay that they were unable to locate these packages, and they would not be delivered on time as contracted. They were scanned in and out at both the Pasco and Spokane airports. The Spokane flight to Memphis arrived, but [the common carrier] could not locate them. IsoRay notified the state of the loss of radioactive material that same day.

"On 6/15/2016, IsoRay notified the state that [the common carrier had] found the missing shipments and are returning them to IsoRay. They were not delivered to the intended physicians. There are no details yet on how they became misplaced. IsoRay has scheduled a senior management meeting with [the common carrier's] Priority Alert team to trouble shoot the missing shipments.

"This incident is one of several incidents in which [the common carrier] played a role within the last 4 months."

Incident Number: WA-16-027

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52039
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JUSTIN MACDONALD
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 06/24/2016
Notification Time: 04:05 [ET]
Event Date: 06/24/2016
Event Time: 04:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 93 Power Operation 92 Power Operation

Event Text

TS REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO LEAKING SERVICE WATER WELD ON CCW HX

"At 0400 (EDT) on June 24, 2016, Indian Point Unit 2 initiated actions to commence reactor shutdown to comply with Technical Specification (TS) LCO 3.7.7, Condition B. TS LCO 3.7.7, Condition A had been entered at 0230 on June 21, 2016 in order to repair a leaking weld on the 20 inch service water pipe to nozzle weld on the 21 Component Cooling Water Heat Exchanger (CCW HX). Condition A allows 72 hours to restore the inoperable CCW train to service or Condition B is entered which requires the plant to be in Mode 3 in 6 hours and Mode 4 in 12 hours.

"The initiation of a nuclear plant shutdown required by TS requires a 4-hour report in accordance with 50.72(b)(2)(i) which is being made by this notification."

The licensee notified the New York Independent System Operator and the New York Public Service Commission.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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