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Event Notification Report for June 17, 2009

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Event Reports For
06/16/2009 - 06/17/2009

** EVENT NUMBERS **


45123 45125 45126 45133

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45123
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: DOW CHEMICAL
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: L00451
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DANNY JISHA
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 06/11/2009
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/11/2009
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following was received via E-mail:

"As we [the Texas Department of Health] understand it, a gauge, Ronan Eng. Co., Model SA-1 with 3Ci of Cs-137, has a broken handle and the shutter will not close. The serial number (S/N) is M7844 and I see that the source model could be 3M or QSA (AEA) so that will [be] determined later. It said that the external exposure rate is a nominal 1.5mR/hr and the gauge is 40' high on a vessel which is in process so no vessel entry is anticipated. They hope to keep operating until their next scheduled outage on July 15."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45125
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: MERCY FITZGERALD HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: DARBY State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0082
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID J. ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/11/2009
Notification Time: 21:00 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2009
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/11/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1DO)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT INVOLVING AN UNDERDOSE DUE TO TECHNICIAN ERROR

The following information was received via fax:

"Event Report ID No: PA090015

"License No: PA-0082

"Licensee: Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

"Event date and time: March 26, 2009/time unknown

"Event location: Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Lansdowne & Baily Rds., Darby, PA

"Event type: Medical Event

"Notifications: A letter dated April 9, 2009 was sent to DEP

"Event description: Under dose for a Sr-90 eye applicator

"City, State: Darby, PA

"Description: PA DEP Bureau of Radiation Protection was notified in writing, dated April 9, 2009, by the Radiation Safety Officer for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. An ADCL calibrated Sr-90 ophthalmic applicator was used on a patient for an external eye application for the treatment of pterygium. The guard ring needed to be removed before treatment and was not, hence only delivered 5% of the prescribed dose to the patient.

"The State has an inspection scheduled and will continue to keep NRC informed of the status of our investigation."

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45126
Rep Org: LOUISIANA DEQ
Licensee: H & S CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Region: 4
City:  State: LA
County: IBERIA PARISH
License #: LA-7721-L01A
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANN TROXLER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/12/2009
Notification Time: 11:04 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2009
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/12/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received via facsimile:

"On May 29, 2009, H & S Construction reported that a Troxler moisture density gauge was accidently backed into. The gauge was a Troxler model 3440, serial number 28470, with a 9 mCi source of Cs-137 and a 44 mCi source of Am:Be. The source was in the locked and shielded position when it was hit. The plastic cover on the gauge was broken on one side. An investigation was performed by DEQ [Department of Environmental Quality]. A radiation survey was performed with readings of 7 mR/hr on the damaged side and 3 mR/hr on the undamaged side. The gauge was taken to Gamma-Tron Services so a leak test could be performed. The leak test (less than 0.005 uCi of removable contamination) confirmed that neither the Cs-137 source nor the Am:Be source were damaged or compromised during this incident.

Louisiana Report: LA090013

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45133
Facility: LIMERICK
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARK ARNOSKY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/16/2009
Notification Time: 05:51 [ET]
Event Date: 06/16/2009
Event Time: 00:31 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/16/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM (ERDS) OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO COMPUTER PROBLEMS

"[The licensee experienced] a loss of the ability to send ERDS data to the NRC for greater than 60 minutes due to a computer problem. The HPN and ENS communications systems were not affected and remained available through a commercial communication line. SPDS also remained in service and remained available during this period. The ERDS system was restored to service after 109 minutes."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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