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Event Notification Report for June 3, 2008

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44243 44257

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44243
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: WTE RECYCLING
Region: 1
City: GREENFIELD State: MA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: J. THOMAS COULOMBE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/28/2008
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 05/28/2008
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/28/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1)
TERRANCE REIS (FSME)

Event Text

MASSACHUSETTS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SCRAP METAL LOAD SET OFF RADIATION ALARM

The following information was received from the State of Massachusetts via facsimile:

"A shipment of ferrous scrap metal from a trash to energy generating facility set off the radiation alarms at the entrance to the scrap facility and was immediately rejected. A consultant responded to the facility with an isotope identifier and reported Radium-226 in the load. Insofar as the highest exposure rate on the surface of the trailer was 0.6 millirem/hour, a DOT-E 10656 was issued to permit travel back to the point of origin. The company that originated the shipment has acquired the services of a different consultant to evaluate the situation at their facility, contain the problem and to document the legal disposition of the radioactive material."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44257
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARTIN LICHTNER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/02/2008
Notification Time: 17:17 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2008
Event Time: 14:40 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1)
ROBERT HAAG (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 94 Power Operation 94 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SHIPPING CASK ARRIVES WITH A LOOSE BOLT

"The following is a 4 Hr Non-Emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), Offsite Notification.

"At 1440, June 2, 2008, Susquehanna LLC was notified by the Barnwell South Carolina waste disposal facility, of an issue with a shipping cask containing irradiated hardware shipped from Susquehanna LLC. The cask was received at the facility on 5/31/08 and the incoming radiological survey was completed with no out of specification values. On June 2, 2008, the cask had the impact limiter removed and was in the process of being offloaded when it was discovered that one of the twelve bolts that secure the cask base plate to the cask body was found hand tight. The remaining eleven bolts were not loose, There was no radiological safety concern associated with the bolting condition as survey results confirmed that no radioactivity leaked from the cask. The waste facility will issue a condition report for Susquehanna's response.

"The site South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Controls (SC DHEC) Inspector was notified by Barnwell facility personnel of the issue."

The licensee's QC inspector is required to verify bolt torque before the cask leaves the site. This will be confirmed by the licensee. The licensee will be notifying PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency).

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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