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Event Notification Report for June 7, 2013

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Event Reports For
06/06/2013 - 06/07/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49079 49081 49092 49094 49095 49096

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 49079
Rep Org: CLIFF'S NATURAL RESOURCES
Licensee: CLIFF'S NATURAL RESOURCES
Region: 3
City: ISHPEMING State: MI
County:
License #: 21-26748-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEREMY LAAKSO
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 05/30/2013
Notification Time: 06:49 [ET]
Event Date: 08/09/2011
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (E-MA)

Event Text

PROCESS GAUGE SHUTTER WILL NOT CLOSE

The shutter on a process gauge used to measure iron ore density was discovered to be stuck open on 08/09/11 during a routine 6-month check. The gauge is in a remote location which is not easily accessible by personnel. The licensee has procedurally restricted access to the site and stated that it planned to have the gauge repaired when other process equipment in the vicinity of the gauge required maintenance or repair.

During a recent NRC Regional inspection, the inspector became aware of this condition. The licensee was informed the event should have been reported to the NRC Operations Center when it was discovered. The gauge in question is a Kay Ray with a 200 millicurie Cs-137 source.

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Agreement State Event Number: 49081
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: LANTHEUS MEDICAL IMAGING INC
Region: 1
City: NORTH BILLERICA State: MA
County:
License #: 60-0088
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENATH TRAEGDE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2013
Notification Time: 15:28 [ET]
Event Date: 04/30/2013
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/31/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - XENON VIALS LOST DURING TRANSPORT

"A report of a missing package containing 4.67 GBq of Xe-133 was reported to the Radiation Control Program in Massachusetts by the licensee Lantheus Medical Imaging at 3:12 pm on 05/30/13. The package was intended to be shipped, [on 4/30/13], to Cardinal Health in Duncansville, PA. Cardinal Health is a nuclear pharmacy.

"[The shipper] has been actively searching the Memphis facility over a 30 day period and has not found the package. They have scan records showing that the package did arrive, but no evidence that it has been shipped away.

"The search has been abandoned since approximately 5.7 half lives [half life of 5.243 days] have passed and the material will be radioactively inert in another 10 days.

"The Radiation Control Program will follow-up to determine the cause if one can be found."

* * * UPDATE AT 1352 EDT ON 5/31/2013 FROM KENATH TRAEGDE TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

" For further clarification, the package was shipped on 04/24/13. It was reported as missing to Lantheus Medical Imaging by Cardinal Health on 04/30/13. The package was reported as missing to [the shipper] by Cardinal Health on 04/24/13. Lantheus ran a trace on the tracking number and discovered there was no confirmation of delivery. They then contacted [the shipper] on 04/30/13 to confirm the missing package. [The shipper] confirmed the status. So, there was a little over a 6 day delay from the date of shipment to the date of Lantheus had confirmation that the package was missing.

"Lantheus Medical Imaging, working in concert with [the shipper], attempted to locate the package over the 30 day period and was unsuccessful. Lantheus reported the missing package to our Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program] on 05/30/13 in fulfillment with Agency Regulation 120.281(A)(2), 'Reports of Stolen, Lost, or Missing Licensed Material or Registered Sources of Radiation,' which allows a 30 day period from the date of discovery for the licensee to report the event to us. The NRC equivalent is 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(1)(ii).

"The reported activity at the time of measurement (calibration) that was listed on the shipping record was 4.67 GBq on 04/24/13. Converting this to curies is 0.1262, or 126.2 millicurie. On the date and time of the day it was reported missing the Xe-133 would have decayed to a level of 1.85 GBq, or approximately 50 millicurie, confirming the information above."

Notified the R1DO (Holody) and FSME Resources (via e-mail).

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: 49092
Facility: DUANE ARNOLD
Region: 3 State: IA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN SPEIRS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/06/2013
Notification Time: 09:27 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2013
Event Time: 08:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"A planned maintenance evolution at the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) has removed the emergency power supply to the TSC from service as of 0900 EDT. If a loss of the normal power supply to the TSC were to occur during this period, the TSC would be rendered non-functional. The repair to the power supply is expected to last 6 hours. If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures. Maintenance will be expedited to restore the emergency power supply to service. This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to the loss of an Emergency Response Facility (ERF). An update will be provided once the TSC emergency power supply has been restored to normal operation."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 6/6/13 AT 1614 EDT FROM STEPHEN SPEIRS TO DANIEL MILLS * * *

"The TSC diesel generator has been returned to functional status."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified

R3DO (Lipa) has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49094
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: JAMES TSARDAKAS
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 06/06/2013
Notification Time: 10:31 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2013
Event Time: 03:11 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)

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

SERVICE WATER RADIATION MONITOR REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE

"At 0311 EDT on June 3, 2013 Nine Mile Point Unit 1 removed the Service Water Radiation Monitor from service for planned maintenance. Due to expanded scope of the work, the Service Water Radiation Monitor will not be returned to service within 72 hours. The Chemistry department has been performing periodic grab samples per the requirements of the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual (ODCM) as a compensatory measure with the Service Water Radiation Monitor out of service.

"The Service Water Radiation Monitor is necessary for accident assessment and is credited for Emergency Action Level (EAL) classification. The inability to classify an EAL due to an out of service monitor is considered a loss of assessment capability per CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xiii). Compensatory actions remain in place to sample per the requirements of the ODCM.

"This event is being reported as a loss of emergency assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). A follow up notification will be made when the equipment has been returned to service.

"The NRC Resident inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE ON 6/6/2013 AT 1545 EDT FROM DANIEL COLEMAN TO DANIEL MILLS * * *

"The Service Water Radiation Monitor maintenance is complete and the Radiation Monitor has been returned to service. Emergency Assessment Capability has been restored."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Burritt)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49095
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL P. MAZZONE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/06/2013
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2013
Event Time: 10:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (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

Event Text

LOSS OF ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE

On June 6, 2013, at 1005 EDT, Millstone Unit 2 rendered the High Range Stack Radiation Monitor, RM-8168, out-of service for planned maintenance. The maintenance activity was completed and the radiation monitor was returned to service at 1320 EDT.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector as well as the State and local agencies.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49096
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: ALEJANDRO CHOMAT
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 06/06/2013
Notification Time: 16:24 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2013
Event Time: 08:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GERALD MCCOY (R2DO)

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

Event Text

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A CONTRACT SUPERVISOR ARRESTED OFFSITE

"At approximately 0800 hours on June 6, 2013, it was determined that a non-licensee contract supervisor had been arrested off-site for possession of a controlled substance. Access has been terminated and additional information documented in the Personnel Access Data System (PADS)."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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