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Event Notification Report for May 2, 2013

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05/01/2013 - 05/02/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


48959 48988

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Agreement State Event Number: 48959
Rep Org: ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER-PRINCETON
Region: 1
City: BIRMINGHAM State: AL
County:
License #: NOT PROVIDED
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MYRON RILEY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/23/2013
Notification Time: 13:50 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2013
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/23/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JUDY JOUSTRA (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FETUS/EMBRYO DOSE EXCEEDED 500 MILLIREM

The following information was obtained from the State of Alabama via facsimile:

"On April 9, 2013, [the Certified Nuclear Medicine Technician] for Baptist Medical Center-Princeton, Birmingham, Alabama, notified the Alabama Office of Radiation Control of a fetal/embryo dose that could be over 500 milliRem.

"On March 1, 2013, a 36 year old female had a thyroidectomy due to thyroid cancer. Following surgery on March 6, the patient had general lab work which included a negative pregnancy test. On March 26, the patient returned for a 50 millicurie I-131 treatment on the remaining thyroid tissue. The technologist administering the test did not confirm, nor was told, that the patient had another pregnancy test prior to the dosing. The pregnancy test conducted on March 26, 2013 was positive. It was confirmed that the embryo exposure was greater than 500 millirem threshold.

"The patient was immediately notified of the positive pregnancy results and was consulted by a OB/GYN physician. The patient received an ultrasound which confirmed the pregnancy at 4 to 5 weeks.

"The information is complete as of 12:45 pm CDT, April 23, 2013."

Alabama Incident 13-15

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Power Reactor Event Number: 48988
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NAVEEN KOTEEL
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 05/01/2013
Notification Time: 10:41 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2013
Event Time: 05:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/01/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (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 Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"A condition is being reported per TRM 13.13.1 Emergency Response Facilities Action B.2 The functionality of the Technical Support Center (TSC) has been lost due to planned maintenance activities performed on TSC Support Systems. Alternate facilities are available to provide emergency response functions and actions are proceeding to return the TSC to functional status with high priority. A 10CFR50.54(q) evaluation has been performed for this planned maintenance activity. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. "

The licensee anticipates the maintenance will be complete at 1630 EDT on 5/1/13.

* * * UPDATE FROM PARKER TO SNYDER AT 1702 EDT ON 5/1/13 * * *

The TSC was returned to service at 1607 EDT on 5/1/13.

Notified R2DO (O'Donohue).

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