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Event Notification Report for July 19, 2011

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Event Reports For
07/18/2011 - 07/19/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47044 47053 47060 47067

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Agreement State Event Number: 47044
Rep Org: SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL
Licensee: COLLETON MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: WALTERBORO State: SC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANDREW ROXBURGH
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/12/2011
Notification Time: 14:11 [ET]
Event Date: 07/11/2011
Event Time: 09:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/12/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
CHRIS EINBERG (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO WHOLE BODY (WB) AND HANDS

The following was received via fax:

"The Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified on July 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM by the licensee that it had received notification from Landauer that one of the employees WB and Ring badges exceeded the limits. The licensee stated that the WB badge had a reading of 77480 mR and the Ring badge had a reading of 65468 mR. The employee in question only administered doses to patients 6 out of the 10 days worked during the reporting period. The licensee is authorized for diagnostic administration of radioactive material (Tc-99m and TI-201 ).

"The licensee was advised by [the state] to submit a written report detailing this event to the Department of Health and Environmental Control within 30 days. The event is open and pending the licensee's investigation and report to the Department, updates will be made through the national NMED system."

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Research Reactor Event Number: 47053
Facility: UNIV OF WISCONSIN
RX Type: 1000 KW TRIGA (CONVERSION)
Comments:
Region: 3
City: MADISON State: WI
County: DANE
License #: R-74
Agreement: Y
Docket: 05000156
NRC Notified By: ROBERT AGASIE
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 07/15/2011
Notification Time: 10:35 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2011
Event Time: 11:52 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/18/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
TAMARA BLOOMER (R3DO)
JESSIE QUICHOCHO (NRR)
LINH TRAN (NRR)
GEOFF WERTZ (NRR)

Event Text

TEST REACTOR VIOLATED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

"The following special report is being made in accordance with the requirements of Technical Specification (TS) 6.7.2(1)(c) which states in part: There shall be a report not later than the following day by telephone or similar conveyance to the NRC Headquarters Operation Center of any reportable occurrence as defined in TS 1.3. TS 1.3 defines an observed inadequacy in the implementation of administrative or procedural controls, such that the inadequacy caused the existence of a condition which results in a violation of technical specifications as a reportable occurrence.

"Specifically, on Thursday July 14, 2011, while performing routine surveillance checks, an operator left the control room while the console key remained in the console key switch and the switch was in the TEST position. This is in direct violation of the staffing requirements defined in TS 6.1.3(1)(a) which states a licensed reactor operator must be in the control room when the reactor is not secured. The reactor was not secured by the fact that the console key switch was not in the OFF position and the key remained in the console key switch. However, all control elements were fully inserted, the reactor was shut down, no work was in progress involving core fuel, core structure, control elements or drives and no experiments were being moved. This condition remained for a period of approximately 7 minutes until the cognizant senior reactor operator entered the control room and secured the reactor."

* * * UPDATE FROM ROBERT AGASIE TO PETE SNYDER ON 7/18/11 AT 0846 EDT * * *

After a records review the licensee determined that: the actual event time was 1055 AM CDT and the actual duration of time that the operator was not in the control room was 85 seconds.

Notified R3DO (Duncan) and NRR (Tran).

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 47060
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
                   NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
                   LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: RICK DROKE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/15/2011
Notification Time: 16:01 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2011
Event Time: 17:04 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/15/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
74.57 - ALARM RESOLUTION
Person (Organization):
SCOTT FREEMAN (R2DO)
MERAJ RAHIMI (NMSS)
FUELS GROUP by email ()

Event Text

INITIATION OF MATERIAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING RESOLUTION PROCEDURE

"10CFR74.57(f)(2) requires notification within 24 hours that an MC&A [Material Control and Accounting] alarm resolution procedure has been initiated. In the solvent extraction area of Building 333, the input minus output value exceeded the MC&A limit. Because the alarm investigation procedure has been initiated, this notification is being made. There is no indication that a material loss has occurred.

"MC&A process monitoring tests for material balance were run as specified by applicable procedures and requirements. Based on the test results for the Building 333 solvent extraction area, the test limit was exceeded. An investigation is currently underway to resolve the issue.

"There were no actual or potential safety consequences to workers, the public, or the environment.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47067
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: AMY BURKHART
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/18/2011
Notification Time: 13:23 [ET]
Event Date: 07/18/2011
Event Time: 12:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/18/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF A RAW SEWAGE DISCHARGE

"At approximately 1215 CDT FCS began discharging raw sewage to the Missouri River via the Raw Water Header. Portable toilets staged inside the plant for plant flooding are being pumped for disposal. Per discussions with the State of Nebraska, this is an additional bypass of the sewage system and requires state notification. This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) for News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency. Applicable governmental agencies have been notified per plant procedures. NRC Resident informed."

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