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Event Notification Report for September 22, 2011

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Event Reports For
09/21/2011 - 09/22/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47270 47272 47276 47285 47286

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Agreement State Event Number: 47270
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: MOTTS, LLP
Region: 1
City: ASPERS State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0234
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/16/2011
Notification Time: 12:01 [ET]
Event Date: 09/14/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER ASSEMBLY FAILED IN OPEN POSITION

This event was received via facsimile.

"On September 15, 2011 at 1600, the Department's central office [PA Department of Environmental Protection] received notification of a shutter failure reportable under 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2), which was discovered on September 14, 2011 at 45 Aspers Road North, Aspers, PA 17304.

"The device was manufactured by Heuft USA Inc., Model (45US), Serial # (7533LQ), Isotope (Am-241), Activity (44.2mCi). No radiation exposure to personnel ensued during this event.

"The cause of the event is unknown at this time.

"The gauge manufacturer, Heuft, has been notified and is scheduled to make repairs today, September 16, 2011. A Departmental [PA Department of Environmental Protection] reactive inspection is planned to investigate this event further. More details will be provided when known."

Report No: PA 110024

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Agreement State Event Number: 47272
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: INTEGRITY INSPECTION SOLUTIONS
Region: 4
City: BATON ROUGE State: LA
County:
License #: LA-11357-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANN TROXLER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 09/16/2011
Notification Time: 18:01 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2011
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
ADELAIDE GIANTELLI (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE TO RADIOGRAPHER

The following report was received from the State of Louisiana via facsimile.

"On Monday, September 12, 2011, LA DEQ [ Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] received a notification from Integrity [Inspection] Solution that a radiographer's personnel monitoring device received an excessive exposure of 10811mrem for the month of July 2011. The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] has begun an investigation into the exposure. The individual left the monitor at the office while he was on a week off. The individual was referred to a physician for blood work and will have follow up check ups. Preliminary findings were no unusual activities. Updates will be provided when available."

Event Report ID No: LA-1100XXX

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Agreement State Event Number: 47276
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: FLOWSERVE US INC.
Region: 1
City: RALEIGH State: NC
County:
License #: 092-0121-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HENRY BARNES
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/18/2011
Notification Time: 13:42 [ET]
Event Date: 09/07/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/18/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)
ADELAIDE GIANTELLI (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FAILURE OF RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA LOCKING MECHANISM

The following information was received via e-mail:

"On September 7, 2011, the licensee discovered a failure of the locking mechanism of a QSA 880-Delta radiography exposure device. This is a 30-day notification event. Device: 880 Delta. S/N: D7822.

"During the installation of the 880 camera, it was discovered that the locking mechanism would not return to the 'Stored / Locked' position. While investigating the malfunction, it was determined that possibly one of the springs in the locking mechanism was bad. The manufacturer (QSA Global / Sentinel) was called and the malfunction was explained and it was requested that the camera be sent back for further investigation and correction of the malfunction.

"This camera did not have a radioactive source in it or attached to the drive cable at the time of the malfunction discovery. This is a brand new 880 Delta camera and has not had a radioactive source in it. The source to be installed in the camera is being stored in a 650L changer, serial number 2168 and secured in [the licensee's] radiography booth.

"The RSO was the only person in the radiography booth when the malfunction was discovered and no potential exposure occurred.

"Updates will be provided through NMED.

North Carolina Incident Number: NC 11-48

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 47285
Rep Org: N/A
Licensee: INLAND CODE INSPECTION
Region: 4
City: PONDERAY State: ID
County:
License #: 11-29265-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES THOMPSON (NRC R4)
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 09/21/2011
Notification Time: 09:15 [ET]
Event Date: 09/21/2011
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

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

Event Text

ABANDONED DENSITY GAUGE

A property owner called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to report that he had found a CPN MC3 Porta- Probe gauge containing 10 mCi of Cs-137 abandoned at his property at Sand Point, ID. The gauge belongs to Inland Code Inspection & Consultation Services of Ponderay, ID.

Another NRC licensee licensed to possess this type of equipment has retrieved the gauge and stored it at their site.

* * * UPDATE FROM JAMES THOMPSON TO VINCE KLCO ON 9/21/2100 AT 1451 EDT* * *

The serial number for the gauge is M370103535.

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: 47286
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TOM DINGEL
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 09/21/2011
Notification Time: 22:48 [ET]
Event Date: 09/21/2011
Event Time: 10:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

RELAY MALFUNCTION RESULTED IN A VALID UNDERVOLTAGE SIGNAL

"On 9/21/11 at 10:20 a.m. during the performance of a simulated loss of offsite power testing off the E33 4KV emergency bus, an unplanned start of the E3 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) occurred due to a valid bus under voltage signal caused by a relay malfunction. The bus being tested was inoperable in support of the test and was not carrying any required safety system loads at the time of the event. The EDG was secured and troubleshooting initiated. The initial determination was the EDG actuation was from an invalid signal but following further review it was determined that the relay malfunction had caused an untimely bus transfer that resulted in a valid 4KV bus under voltage condition."


The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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