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Event Notification Report for March 12, 2010

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Event Reports For
03/11/2010 - 03/12/2010

** EVENT NUMBERS **


45717 45758 45760 45761

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 45717
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
                   LEU FABRICATION
                   LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: SCOTT MURRAY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 02/23/2010
Notification Time: 14:05 [ET]
Event Date: 02/23/2010
Event Time: 11:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (b)(1) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (R2DO)
JACK DAVIS (NMSS)

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION - INCOMPLETE LIST OF SAFETY CONTROLS IN INTEGRATED SAFETY ANALYSIS SUMMARY

"During a [Global Nuclear Fuel, Americas] GNF-A ongoing review of the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA), it was discovered at 3pm yesterday (2/22/2010) that the list of safety controls associated with the handling of hydrofluoric material may be incomplete in the ISA Summary.

"After further review, it was determined this morning that the list of Items Relied on for Safety (IROFS) was incomplete, and as a result, the UF6 conversion area has been shut down pending revision of the ISA to document IROFS for these processes. UF6 conversion will remain shutdown until IROFS have been identified and implemented.

"While this discovery did not result in an unsafe condition, it is being reported on 2/23/2010 pursuant to the reporting requirements of 10CFR70 Appendix A (b)(1) within 24 hours."

The licensee notified NRC Region 2 (Rich) and will notify the state and local authorities.

* * * UPDATE FROM PHILLIP OLLIS TO DONG PARK AT 0905 EST ON 3/11/10 * * *

"During the GNF-A ongoing review of the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA), it was determined at 10:30am yesterday (3/10/2010) that the list of IROFS associated with the storage of uranium hexafluoride cylinders may be incomplete in the ISA Summary. As a result, conservative compensatory management measures for UF6 cylinder storage have been implemented pending revision of the ISA to document IROFS for these areas.

"While this discovery did not result in an unsafe condition, it is being reported as an addendum to event report 45717 pursuant to the requirements of 10CFR70 Appendix A(b)(1) within 24 hours."

Notified R2DO (Nease) and NMSS EO (Benner).

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Hospital Event Number: 45758
Rep Org: BOZEMAN DEACONESS HOSPITAL
Licensee: BOZEMAN DEACONESS HOSPITAL
Region: 4
City: BOZEMAN State: MT
County:
License #: 25-10994-04
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LARRY SLATE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 12:45 [ET]
Event Date: 03/10/2010
Event Time: 12:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
RICHARD TURTIL (FSME)
ILTAB (via email) ()

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

Event Text

SAMARIUM-153 VIAL UNACCOUNTED FOR DURING INVENTORY

The RSO was informed at approximately 1200 hours on 3/10/10 that a 30 mCi vial of Sm-153 could not be accounted for during an inventory conducted on 3/9/10. The vial was last logged in on 2/19/04. The licensee discussed this incident with R4 (Munoz).

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. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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: 45760
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MATT MOG
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 19:00 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2010
Event Time: 17:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)
DAVE LUTZ (DHS)

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

PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING A FORMER PLANT EMPLOYEE

"This notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the issuance of a press release concerning an individual that previously performed work at Salem Generating Station.

"PSEG Nuclear provided the following statement to Channel 6 News, the ABC-TV affiliate out of Philadelphia, which read as follows:

'Sharif Mobley previously worked as a laborer at PSEG Nuclear for a variety of contractors from 2002 to 2008 mainly during refueling outages for several weeks at a time. This individual satisfied federal security background checks required to work in the US nuclear industry as recently as 2008. While working here, he did routine labor work carrying supplies and assisting maintenance activities. He also worked at other nuclear plants in the region. We are cooperating with law enforcement as part of their investigation as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other nuclear plant operators.'

"Sharif Mobley has been the focus of recent news stories due to his activities in the country of Yemen."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified and the Lower Alloways Creek Township will be notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45761
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JIM SOUTHERTON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 21:25 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2010
Event Time: 17:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)

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

PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING A FORMER PLANT EMPLOYEE

"This notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the issuance of a press release concerning an individual that previously performed work at Hope Creek Generating Station.

'PSEG Nuclear provided the following statement to Channel 6 News, the ABC-TV affiliate out of Philadelphia, which read as follows:

'Sharif Mobley previously worked as a laborer at PSEG Nuclear for a variety of contractors from 2002 to 2008 mainly during refueling outages for several weeks at a time. This individual satisfied federal security background checks required to work in the US nuclear industry as recently as 2008. While working here, he did routine labor work carrying supplies and assisting maintenance activities. He also worked at other nuclear plants in the region. We are cooperating with law enforcement as part of their investigation as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other nuclear plant operators.'

"Sharif Mobley has been the focus of recent news stories due to his activities in the country of Yemen."

"Hope Creek Generating Station is currently operating at 100%. There is no indication that the individual compromised the security of the station."

The licensee will inform the State of Delaware and New Jersey, the Lower Alloways Creek Township and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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