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Event Notification Report for June 10, 2013

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Event Reports For
06/07/2013 - 06/10/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49079 49081 49099 49100 49101

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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: 49099
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARTIN LICHTNER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/07/2013
Notification Time: 13:50 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2013
Event Time: 12:03 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 M/R Y 7 Startup 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

MANUAL SCRAM DUE TO A REACTOR WATER LEVEL TRANSIENT DURING STARTUP

"At approximately 1203 [EDT] on June 7, 2013, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Unit One reactor was manually scrammed during reactor startup. Pressure setpoint was being adjusted to the normal operating setpoint, from 750 psig to 934 psig, when all turbine bypass valves unexpectedly opened. Reactor Feed Pumps, Main Turbine, HPCI and RCIC tripped on the high level setpoint Level 8 (+54 inches) due to the resultant reactor level swell. The reactor operator then inserted a manual scram.

"All control rods inserted. Reactor water level lowered to approximately -10 inches causing Level 3 (+13 inches) isolations. There were no automatic emergency core cooling system initiations. No steam relief valves opened during the event. All safety systems operated as expected. The cause of the Turbine Bypass valve opening is under investigation.

"Unit 2 was unaffected."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49100
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ANGELO LEONE
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/07/2013
Notification Time: 15:11 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2013
Event Time: 13:51 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/07/2013
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 7, 2013 at 1351 EDT, Millstone Unit 2 rendered the Main Steam Line Radiation Monitors (RM-4299 A/B/C) out-of-service for planned maintenance. The maintenance activity was completed and the radiation monitors were returned to service at 1355 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: 49101
Facility: FARLEY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: RAY HERRIN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/07/2013
Notification Time: 20:21 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2013
Event Time: 15:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/07/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GERALD MCCOY (R2DO)
MIKE CHEOK (NRR)
SCOTT MORRIS (IRD)

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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO AN ONSITE EMPLOYEE FATALITY

"This is a report of an on-site fatality and planned press release per 10 CFR 52(b)(2)(xi).

"An off-duty Farley employee was supporting a non-work related activity on the plant site [within the Owner Controlled Area] and sustained a suspected weather related fatal injury. The individual was located outside of the protected area but on the plant property. The individual was transported to the plant nurses station and CPR initiated. CPR was terminated at 1550 [CDT] at the direction of ambulance personnel with the individual being unresponsive.

"The Houston County Sheriff was notified at approximately 1600 [CDT] and responded to the site with the county coroner.

"The NRC resident was notified on 6/7/2013 at 1650 [CDT].

"A press release is planned."

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