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Event Notification Report for July 24, 2007

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Event Reports For
07/23/2007 - 07/24/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43504 43507 43511

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43504
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Region: 3
City: EAST PALESTINE State: OH
County:
License #: 03320-99
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN JAMES
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 07/19/2007
Notification Time: 09:39 [ET]
Event Date: 07/18/2007
Event Time: 11:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/19/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3)
SANDRA WASTLER (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DEFECTIVE RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The licensee provided the following information via email:

"Licensee notified [Ohio] Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) at approximately 11:00 AM on 7/18/07. Licensee reported that an Ir-192 radiography source in the guide tube of a radiography camera could not be fully retracted. Source is housed in an Amersham Model 660B camera (Serial number: B1558). Source activity is 86 curies. Source was being used at a temporary job site in East Palestine, Ohio. Radiography crew was from licensee's Pennsylvania office. Source was being used in a building away from customer's main production facilities, in a make-shift chamber behind 3 foot concrete block walls. Area has been secured by licensee personnel, roped off, with boundaries established to ensure no exposure to non-radiological workers or members of the public. Licensee stated that no over exposure licensee personnel are expected as a result of this occurrence. QSA Global has been contacted by licensee to assist with source retrieval. Information current as of 11:45 AM, 7/18/07.

"UPDATE: Ohio BRP Duty Officer received call from QSA Global requesting waiver of 3-day notification for reciprocity work to enter Ohio and retrieve stuck source. Permission was granted. QSA Global rep stated that they would not be on-site until Thursday, 7/19. Information current as of 5:00 PM, 7/18/07.

"UPDATE: BRP Duty Officer contacted Licensee rep at temporary job site to discuss security of the camera and source. Licensee stated that boundaries are being maintained at the site and that the licensee would have a two-man crew (radiographer and assistant) on site throughout the night until QSA Global arrived to effect repairs. Information current as of 5:30 PM, 7/18/07.

"UPDATE: BRP Duty Officer spoke with licensee personnel Thursday morning, 7/19/07. Licensee had crews in attendance at the site throughout the night to maintain security of temporary job site. Licensee stated that the radiography camera had been maintenenced and resourced approximately two weeks ago. After discussions with the manufacturer the licensee suspects that a spring clip at the connecting nut may have dislodged, causing the nut to become misaligned and preventing the source from retracting. QSA Global is expected on site at approximately 1:30 PM on today (7/19/07). Information current as of 9:25 AM, 7/19/07."

Equipment is being returned to manufacturer for repair or disposal.

Ohio Notice: OH070004

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43507
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: I Q DISTRIBUTORS/DIVERSIFIED MATERIALS SERVICES/DIVERSIFIED
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LATISCHA HANSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 07/19/2007
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 07/19/2007
Event Time: 14:32 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/19/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
E. WILLIAM BRACH (FSME)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS


EVENT: Radioactive Material (RAM) found - sealed

License Number: "Unlicensed"

"The agency received a call at 2:15 p.m. today (7/19/07) from DSHS Food & Drug Inspector, (DELETED) inquiring about four radiation devices found with 1994 inspection stickers on each of them. She said there appears to be some concern as of what company owns them and the facility they are located at. She gave me three names of possible companies, or owners:

"I Q Distributors
"Diversified Materials Services
"Diversified Medical Services Inc.

"The facility is located at: 2400 Central Parkway, Suite LP in Houston, Texas 77092. She is currently on location.

"Agency Action Taken: Region 6 RAM Inspector to go to the facility as soon as possible to conduct incident investigation & identify sources."


Texas Incident Number: I-8428



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.

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 43511
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ANDY DISMUKE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/23/2007
Notification Time: 10:00 [ET]
Event Date: 07/23/2007
Event Time: 09:32 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/23/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MARK LESSER (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER (TSC) OUTAGE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"Planned preventive maintenance activities are being performed today (July 23, 2007) on the Hatch Nuclear Plant's Alternate Supply Breaker (5C) to the Diesel Generator Building Motor Control Center (MCC) (MPL # 1R24-S026). This MCC feeds the Technical Support Center (TSC) 480V AC distribution panel (MPL# 1R25-S102) which supplies power to the TSC HVAC. The work activities affecting the TSC are planned to be performed and completed expeditiously within one work shift (less than or equal to 6 hours). During this work activity the TSC HVAC system will be removed from service.

"If an emergency condition occurs that requires activation of the Technical Support Center during the time these work activities are being performed, it will take no more than three hours to return the equipment back to functional status, dependent on the stage of the work activity at the time the emergency occurs. Plans are to utilize the TSC for any declared emergency during the time these work activities are being performed, as long as radiological conditions allow. Procedure 73EP-EIP-063-0, Technical Support Center Activation provides instructions to direct TSC management to the Control Room and TSC support personnel to the Simulator Building to continue TSC activities if it is necessary to relocate from the primary TSC.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as described in NUREG-1022, Rev 1 since this work activity affects an emergency response facility for the duration of the evolution."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 07/23/07 AT 1952 FROM T. SPRING TO MACKINNON * * *

"Update: On 07/23/07 at 1935 EDT, the HVAC System for the TSC was returned to functional status following the replacement of the alternate supply breaker to MCC 1R24S026. 1R24S026 was energized restoring power to the TSC HVAC System." R2DO (M. Lesser) notified.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.

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