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Event Notification Report for July 6, 2011

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Event Reports For
07/05/2011 - 07/06/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46984 47000 47004 47006 47007 47009 47012 47013 47016 47018 47019 47020
47022 47023 47024 47025

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 46984
Rep Org: ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Licensee: ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Region: 3
City: ST. LOUIS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-00196-07
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK HAENCHEN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 06/24/2011
Notification Time: 19:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/21/2011
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/05/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSAGE
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
JIM LUEHMAN (FSME)

Event Text

DOSAGE DELIVERED GREATER THAN PRESCRIBED

The following occurred at St. Louis University Hospital: A 30 mCi I-131 Sodium Iodide oral capsule was prescribed for administration to a patient for ablation of residual tissue following a thyroidectomy. However, a 115 mCi I-131 Sodium Iodide capsule was administered instead, due to conflicting information in the patient record.

At this time, it is believed that there will be no adverse affect to the patient. The patient has been notified of this incident.

The Radiation Safety Officer will be reviewing this incident to determine what actions to take to prevent recurrence.

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.

* * * RETRACTION FROM FELICITY BECKFIELD TO CHARLES TEAL ON 7/5/11 AT 1332 * * *

After review by the licensee and NRC staff, it was determined that this was not a reportable event.

Notified R3DO (Hills) and FSME EO (Turtil).

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Agreement State Event Number: 47000
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: KAM ENGINEERING SERVICES PC
Region: 1
City: DUNN State: NC
County:
License #: 051-1335-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HENRY BARNES
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 06/30/2011
Notification Time: 13:39 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2011
Event Time: 12:40 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)

Event Text

TROXLER MODEL 3400 MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE WAS DAMAGED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE

The following was provided by the State of North Carolina via e-mail:

"A Troxler portable nuclear gauge belonging to Kam Engineering Services was run over by a smooth drum roller and has been damaged.

"The event occurred near the intersection of Normandy Street and Half Street in Fort Bragg, NC. Fort Bragg is under a NRC license and the licensee should be working under reciprocity.

"The licensee does not possess any survey instruments but they have an agreement to borrow one from Troxler (RTP, NC.) Someone has been dispatched to Troxler to get a meter and to take it back to the accident site.

"The RSO is on-site and has cordoned off a 20 foot circle around the gauge."

The licensee will notify the State of North Carolina when additional survey results are available. The gauge contained 9 milliCuries Cs-137 and 44 milliCuries of Am-241.

** * * UPDATE FROM HENRY BARNES TO JOE O'HARA VIA E-MAIL AT 1703 ON 6/30/11 * * *

"The RSO called [the state]. The area was surveyed and the dose rate at the 20 ft boundary was 0.02 - 0.04 mR/hr. The RSO worked his way toward the damaged gauge and the readings remained constant. At 1 meter, the reading was still 0.2 mR/hr (Transport Index) On contact, the gauge was about 7 mR/hr. The RSO repositioned the gauge and sent pictures to Troxler. Troxler said it appeared that the tungsten blocks were still in place and there was no damage to the source shielding. The RSO (per Troxler instructions) then placed the gauge in the transport box and locked it.

"The damaged gauge is being transported to the company office tonight and will be transported to Troxler tomorrow."

Notified R1DO(Welling) and FSME(Jackson)

Incident NC 11-35.

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Agreement State Event Number: 47004
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: STANDARD MIRCOSYSTEMS
Region: 1
City: HAUPPAUGE State: NY
County:
License #: GENERAL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 11:19 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2001
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST POLONIUM-210 STATIC ELIMINATORS

The following information was received from the State of NY Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection via fax:

"The state received notification 03/06/2007 that static eliminators were lost sometime around 8/3/2001. SMSC [Standard Microsystems] suspects that they were inadvertently shipped to Delta Design because they were placed inside Delta Flex Handlers and were not visible from the outside. Delta Design presumes that the sources were scrapped sometime after 2001. The activity of the Polonium-210 at that time was less than 45 microcuries.

"The written report from SMSC indicates that 5 NRD static eliminators, model P-2042, s/n SP101713 thru SP101717, each containing 5 milliCuries on 3/9/1998 were disposed. Decay corrected activity of each foil is less than 1 nanocurie. No further action is warranted."

New York Incident: 519
New York Event: NY-11-13

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 47006
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS
Region: 1
City: NEW HYDE PARK State: NY
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 11:19 [ET]
Event Date: 06/05/2007
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RECOVERY OF STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received from the state via fax:

"On 6/5/07, the NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] called to report a Troxler gauge for sale on E-Bay. The gauge was listed as a Troxler 4640-B which contains a source of up to 9 mCi Cs-137. The seller listed the item as being in NY so the NRC contacted NYS DOH [New York State Department of Health]. After reviewing the item description it appeared to match an item that had been reported as stolen. E-Bay was notified as well as the NYPD. The item was delisted from the auction site and the seller was contacted by the NYPD to recover the device.

"The gauge for sale was determined to be one reported stolen from a licensee on 6/9/03. The gauge was recovered on 6/5/07 from a garage in Valley Stream, NY by NYPD with assistance from Nassau Co. PD and FBI. The licensee took possession of gauge on 6/6/07 from NYPD. The gauge [was] sent for maintenance and inspection prior to [being] returning to service. The NRC was notified."

New York Report: NY-11-14
New York Incident: 544

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Agreement State Event Number: 47007
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: ELKO State: NV
County:
License #: 05-11-0041-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SNEHA RAVIKUMAR
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:32 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2011
Event Time: 09:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILED HANDLE ON BERTHOLD PROCESS GAUGE

The following information was received from the state via e-mail:

"Newmont Mining Corporation had a Berthold source, Model LB-7440, SN: 298, CS-137, 20mCi, with a handle that was found broken when doing the six month checks on 6/2/11. Currently arrangements have been made for the manufacturer, Berthold, to come onto the property to remove the old shield and put a new shield onto the source listed above. The date for repair [was scheduled for] 6/22/11. The manufacturer is scheduled to visit the facility and carry out the repair."

Item Number: NV110018

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Agreement State Event Number: 47009
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: NYS DOH WADSWORTH LABORATORY
Region: 1
City: PORT OF ALBANY State: NY
County:
License #: NY0448
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:19 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ELECTRON CAPTURE DEVICE DISCARDED

The following report was received via fax:

"On February 07, 2007 the RSO called to report a missing ECD [Electron Capture Device] detector. Apparently the entire GC [Gas Chromatograph] was discarded as obsolete equipment in the November / December 2006 timeframe. The RSO is looking into the disposition which he believes was a dumpster / roll-off that went to the Port of Albany. Fortunately Ni-63 has a low health and safety risk compared to other common isotopes. The date of occurrence has been estimated as 11/30/2006. The date of discovery is 01/31/2007.

"No press release issued. No reward offered. Better training and inventory instituted as corrective action. Actions evaluated during next routine inspection. Incident closed."

New York Event: NY-11-12
New York Incident: 504

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 47012
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: EASTMAN KODAK
Region: 1
City: AUBURN State: NY
County:
License #: NY C1347
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2007
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIUM-226 FOUND IN DEMOLITION DEBRIS

The following information was received via fax:

"On 10/29/07, the portal monitor at Nucor Steel alarmed from a load originating at Eastman Kodak. The load contained structural demolition debris. An Exploranium GR-135 identified the source as Radium-226 with a max reading of 210 uR/hr. Eastman Kodak has been notified for follow-up."

New York Event: NY-11-16
New York Incident: 571

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Agreement State Event Number: 47013
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE
Region: 1
City: BUFFALO State: NY
County:
License #: NY 2923
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 11/09/2007
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - P-32 SOURCE LOST

The following information was received via fax:

"351 microcuries of P-32 was lost (on 11/9/07). The isotope was checked in, delivered and signed for at the research lab on 11/9/07. When lab personnel went to use the isotope, they could not locate it. Radiation safety staff searched dumpsters, garbage cans, and the lab, but could not locate the vial of P-32. It is possible it was put out as garbage by mistake. The RSO contacted the garbage removal contractor.

"Written report received on 11/16/07. Although the licensee could not determine the precise circumstances that caused the source to be lost, the corrective action appears to be adequate. No press release was issued. No reward offered. The incident will be reviewed during the next routine inspection. Incident closed."

New York Event: NY-11-17
New York Incident: 575

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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Agreement State Event Number: 47016
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: PRIME MATERIALS
Region: 1
City: BATAVIA State: NY
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 01/01/2008
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TWO STATIC ELIMINATORS DISCARDED

The following report was received via fax:

"Two static eliminators were thrown out during relocation of the process line to another building. NRD [The static eliminator vendor] has been notified in case units are recovered at the landfill. No press release issued. No reward offered."

New York Event: NY-11-18
New York Incident: 579

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 47018
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: REGENERON
Region: 1
City: TARRYTOWN State: NY
County:
License #: NY 2904
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 06/03/2008
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DISCARDED SOURCE

The following report was received via fax:

"06/11/08 the RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] called to report the inadvertent disposal of a Beckman Liquid Scintillation Counter instrument with the 30 micro-curie source still in place. He was not consulted in March 2008 when the Beckman was removed by a commercial waste hauler. The waste hauler was called to determine the disposition of this instrument.

"On 07/07/08 the report was received from the RSO. The RSO reported that at this time (several months after pick-up) the waste contractor was unable to provide any information on the whereabouts of this instrument. No reward was offered. No press release was issued. Incident Closed."

New York Event: NY-11-19
New York Incident: 617

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 47019
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: WADSWORTH CENTER FOR LABS AND RESEARCH
Region: 1
City: ALBANY State: NY
County:
License #: NY 0448
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOSS OF TRITIUM AND CARBON-14 SOURCES

The following report was received via fax:

"The licensee submitted a written report June 11, 2008 documenting the loss of 31 mCi of tritium and 0.6 mCi of carbon-14 which had been discovered missing in May 2008.

"In September 2004, an incoming scientist brought the materials with him to Wadsworth. Since he was not an authorized. user, the RSO placed the material in a freezer in the chemical storage room. In May 2008 the RSO discovered the materials missing and initiated a thorough investigation. Unfortunately the disposition of the materials remains unknown.

"The RSO has implemented corrective actions which include; better inventory practices, increased vigilance over materials in long term storage with an eye towards proper disposal, and no 'general' storage of materials. No reward offered. No press release issued. Incident Closed"

New York Event: NY-11-20
New York Incident: 619

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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Agreement State Event Number: 47020
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: WADSWORTH CENTER FOR LABS AND RESEARCH
Region: 1
City: ALBANY State: NY
County:
License #: NY 0448
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/01/2011
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 12/01/2008
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISPLACEMENT OF THREE POLONIUM-210 SOURCES

The following information was received via fax:

"On 12/9/2008, the RSO reported that a recent source inventory showed three [Po-210 Static Eliminators] missing from their last known use location. Calculations estimate that they contain less than 10 micro Curies of Po-210 each. Efforts to locate the missing units are continuing. Training is being conducted to prevent recurrence.

"On 3/22/2010 the RSO reported that the three missing Po-210 static eliminators were located in July 2009. No reward offered. No press release issued. Incident Closed"

New York Event: NY-11-21
New York Incident: 664

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47022
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICHARD AGNEW
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/05/2011
Notification Time: 09:28 [ET]
Event Date: 06/04/2011
Event Time: 15:17 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/05/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MARK FRANKE (R2DO)

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 N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

INVALID SPECIFIED SYSTEM ACTUATION CAUSED ALL 4 EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATORS TO START

"This report is a 60-day telephone notification in lieu of a written licensee event report being made under 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10CFR50.73(a)(1). The event was an invalid actuation of all four Emergency Diesel Generators (EDGs). At the time of the event Unit 1 was at 100% power and Unit 2 was in a refueling outage with the core offloaded.

"At 1517 EDT on 6/4/2011, breaker 212 on Vital Battery Board III was opened under a work order in preparation for breaker maintenance. The opening of this breaker started the 2A-A EDG by removing the control power to the 2A-A EDG emergency start relays. In addition, the loss of control power to 2A-A EDG remote control circuit actuated a relay in the common emergency start circuit, which caused the other three EDGs to start. The 2A-A EDG was declared inoperable until it's control power was restored approximately 30 minutes after starting, requiring an unplanned entry for Unit 1 into Technical Specification Limiting Condition for Operation 3.8.1.1 action b. The impact on EDG control power was not foreseen when planning the breaker maintenance, so it was not expected that any EDGs would start.

"Both trains of the Unit 1 and 2 EDGs received a complete train actuation, started and functioned successfully. The EDGs ran unloaded. Actual plant conditions did not exist that required an automatic start of the EDGs. Therefore, this actuation was invalid."

The 4 EDGs were not loaded and were returned to normal stand-by alignment.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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General Information Event Number: 47023
Rep Org: NAVAL UNDERSEAS WARFARE CENTER
Licensee: NAVAL UNDERSEAS WARFARE CENTER
Region: 1
City: WASHINGTON State: DC
County:
License #:
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL WALSH
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 07/05/2011
Notification Time: 12:12 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2011
Event Time: 15:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/05/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1DO)
DEBORAH JACKSON (FSME)
ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

IONIZING AIR NOZZLES LOST DURING TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT

On May 26, 2011 a transportation truck was involved in an accident in Ashland, NE. The truck was carrying 62 Ionizing Air Nozzles to NRD LLC in Grand Island, NY. The nozzles contained 10 mCi/each of Po-210 at the time of manufacture. At the time of shipment, a total activity of 74.9 mCi aggregate remained.

After the accident, a contractor separated out the debris to damaged and undamaged packages. The damaged packages were sent to the landfill in Lancaster County, NE. After the remaining undamaged shipping containers were resorted, however, the shipping company could not locate the static eliminators. The licensee believes that the package containing the air nozzles were sent to the landfill.


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

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47024
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: GLENDON BURNHAM
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 07/05/2011
Notification Time: 20:35 [ET]
Event Date: 07/05/2011
Event Time: 18:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/05/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)

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

TWO APPENDIX R WIRING ISSUES THAT COULD POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE ABILITY TO SHUTDOWN

"On July 5, 2011, at 1815 hours, it was determined that a design deficiency at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP) constituted a fire protection program concern which could adversely affect the ability to achieve and maintain safe shutdown of the plant in the event of a control room fire. (Reference event notification numbers 46811 and 46997). In the event of a postulated control room fire, the potential exists that two 4160 VAC breakers could trip open under a hot-short condition.

"PNPP's Appendix R design vulnerability only affects Breakers EH1106, which supplies the Emergency Service Water Pump A and EH1107, which supplies the Control Complex Chiller A. Specifically, the current transformers used in these breakers for the 50/51 instantaneous and time over current protective relays are in line with the component control room ammeters. Therefore, a hot-short-to-ground in the associated control room ammeters could actuate the 50/51 relays and trip the component breaker.

"Actions are in progress to isolate the control room ammeters for the Emergency Service Water Pump A in breaker EH1106 and the Control Complex Chiller A in breaker EH1107. Isolating these ammeters would isolate the affected circuitry from the described Appendix R failure mechanism. Control room amperage indication for the pump and chiller would be lost while this Temporary Modification is installed. PNPP will pursue a permanent resolution to the hot-short-to-ground fault for the EH1106 and EH1107 breakers.

"This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B), as a condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety. A follow-up licensee event report will be made in 60 days. The resident inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47025
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAN KURTH
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/06/2011
Notification Time: 03:14 [ET]
Event Date: 07/06/2011
Event Time: 04:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/06/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)

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

UNAVAILABILITY OF TSC VENTILATION SYSTEM DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

"At 0400 EDT on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the Cook Nuclear Plant (CNP) Technical Support Center (TSC) air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems will be removed from service for scheduled maintenance.

"Under certain accident conditions the TSC may become unavailable due to the inability of the air conditioning and charcoal filtration systems to maintain a habitable atmosphere. Compensatory measures exist to relocate TSC personnel to the unaffected unit's control room if necessary.

"TSC ventilation system maintenance is scheduled to be completed by 1600 EDT on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss of an emergency response facility."

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