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Event Notification Report for July 19, 2013

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07/18/2013 - 07/19/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49185 49202

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Agreement State Event Number: 49185
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: ISOAID, LLC
Region: 1
City: PORT RICHEY State: FL
County:
License #: 3196-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/10/2013
Notification Time: 17:04 [ET]
Event Date: 06/05/2013
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST I-125 CALIBRATION SOURCES

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

"IsoAid informed the state radioactive materials section on 20 June 2013 of 10 lost I-125 calibration sources. Sources discovered missing on or about 5 June 2013. Licensee believes they sent the 10 sources to an incorrect licensed facility. IsoAid is currently contacting 11 different facilities that were shipped sources on the same day the lost 10 were shipped. Licensee's corrective actions, so far, consists of retraining all involved departments and individuals, and adding a shipper's check list to their process to make documentation of shipped packages more traceable. [Florida] Radioactive Materials is investigating this incident. This office [Florida Department of Health] will take no further action on this incident."

Each source contained 0.3 mCi of Iodine-125.

Florida Incident number: 13-046

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: 49202
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: LOGAN MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/18/2013
Notification Time: 09:14 [ET]
Event Date: 07/18/2013
Event Time: 08:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/18/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)

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

Event Text

LOSS OF EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On July 18th, 2013 at approximately 0830 hours CDT, the Kewaunee Power Station will render the Auxiliary Building Special Particulate Iodine Noble Gas 'SPING' (Mid- and Hi-Range) non-functional for planned maintenance. The Emergency Response Organization (ERO) team has been notified of the Auxiliary Building SPING non-functionality due to planned maintenance.

"The SPING is expected to be out of service for approximately 5 hours.

"This condition is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as an event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability (unable to sufficiently identify and classify an Emergency Action Level for offsite radiation conditions).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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