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Event Notification Report for June 3, 2011

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06/02/2011 - 06/03/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46912 46913 46914 46915

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 46912
Facility: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Comments: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)
Region: 2
City: METROPOLIS State: IL
County: MASSAC
License #: SUB-526
Agreement: Y
Docket: 04003392
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL GREENO
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/02/2011
Notification Time: 09:32 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2011
Event Time: 08:45 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
40.60(b)(3) - MED TREAT INVOLVING CONTAM
Person (Organization):
JOSELITO CALLE (R2DO)
DOUG WEAVER (NMSS)

Event Text

EMPLOYEE SUFFERING CHEST PAINS TRANSPORTED OFFSITE

"A contract employee complained of chest pains. The individual was taken into the dispensary and then transported to a local medical facility by ambulance. The individual had been performing janitorial duties at the time of the occurrence. The individual had approximately 12,700 dpm per 100 cm2 [centimeters-squared] contamination on the bottom of plant issued shoes.

"There was no other contamination detected on the individual's plant clothing or person. Before being transported to the offsite medical facility the individual's shoes and plant clothing were removed. The individual was free of contamination before being transported to the offsite medical facility.

"Subsequently the individual was released from the medical facility and released to return to work."

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 46913
Rep Org: DOW CORNING
Licensee: DOW CORNING, MIDLAND PLANT
Region: 3
City: MIDLAND State: MI
County:
License #: 21-08362-12
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRUCE REED
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/02/2011
Notification Time: 10:38 [ET]
Event Date: 05/31/2011
Event Time: 17:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (R3DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

PROCESS INSTRUMENT SHUTTER FAILURE

During a routine semiannual periodic inspection, a process gauge with a 15 milliCurie Cs-137 source was identified to have a stuck shutter. The gauge was an Ohmart Model SHF1-A45, S/N 09236K. The instrument is permanently installed on a distillation column about 30 - 35 ft. from the ground. The integrity of the gauge is fine. Surveys indicated that radiation levels surrounding the gauge were less than 1 millirem per hour.

The licensee plans on having the gauge repaired by the manufacturer.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46914
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: C. L. PERINO
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 06/02/2011
Notification Time: 14:09 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2011
Event Time: 10:07 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 96 Power Operation 96 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR

A contractor supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access has been revoked. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 46915
Facility: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Comments: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)
Region: 2
City: METROPOLIS State: IL
County: MASSAC
License #: SUB-526
Agreement: Y
Docket: 04003392
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL GREENO
HQ OPS Officer: ERIC SIMPSON
Notification Date: 06/02/2011
Notification Time: 14:50 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2011
Event Time: 15:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
40.60(b)(3) - MED TREAT INVOLVING CONTAM
Person (Organization):
JOSELITO CALLE (R2DO)
DOUG WEAVER (NMSS)

Event Text

MEDICAL TREATMENT WITH CONTAMINATION

"An employee was treated in the site dispensary for irritation to the eye. The employee's coveralls, knee area, and boots were surveyed and determined to be contaminated (coveralls 2,643 dpm per 100 cm2 [centimeters-squared], boots 3,126 dpm per 100 cm2). Employee stated that they were cleaning out the bottom of the cone on A1 HF filter bowl from the top of the filter when something entered their eye. The individual stated that they saw a small amount of dust in the bottom of the filter bowl, but did not actually see dust near their eye. Other employees were present at the time but, did not notice what had occurred and the affected employee did not tell them what had happened. The individual returned to work after treatment."

The licensee will be making a notification to NRC Region II.

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