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Event Notification Report for December 12, 2013

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49602 49624 49625

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 49602
Rep Org: MALLINCKRODT, INC
Licensee: MALLINCKRODT, INC
Region: 3
City: MARYLAND HEIGHTS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-04206-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GARY BOSGRAAF
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/03/2013
Notification Time: 11:50 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2013
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/03/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

MISSING DEPLETED URANIUM-238 SHIELDS

Between October 2012 and May 2013, the two customers located in Ridgeland, SC and Tampa, FL shipped depleted shielded Tc-99m generators back to Mallinckrodt in Missouri using courier service companies. The Ridgeland, SC customer, Palmetto Isotopes, shipped three containers; one on 4/29/13 and two on 5/1/13 using the courier ACI. The Tampa, FL customer, West Coast Nuclear Pharmacy, shipped one container on 10/11/12 using the courier Medical Delivery Services. Mallinckrodt has no record of these shields being returned to their facility.

Each container has 3.09 mCi of depleted U-238 as a shield. Mallinckrodt uses between 4000 - 5000 total containers to support their customer's needs. A container is declared missing after performing a complete inventory, contacting their customers to verify the Bill of Laden (BOL) information and contacting the couriers who conduct a search and provide a written response to Mallinckrodt. The typical turn-around time for the above is approximately 100 days.

The serial numbers, i.e., DU tracking # on box and safe serial # stamped on shield, of the missing sources are as follows:

Palmetto - DU tracking # 2185528, safe s/n 608, DU tracking # 2186644, safe s/n 930, DU tracking # 2189415, safe s/n 4947

West Coast Nuclear Pharmacy - DU tracking # 2178372, safe s/n 2146

The licensee contacted R3 (Lambert).

This report is similar to EN #47106.

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: 49624
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: CHRIS CHATMAN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 12/11/2013
Notification Time: 15:51 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2013
Event Time: 15:32 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
WAYNE SCHMIDT (R1DO)
MELANIE GALLOWAY (NRR)
ILTAB (EMAI)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3 " level of radioactive material.

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

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

Event Text

MISSING LICENSED MATERIAL

"Two Trijicon gun scopes, source ID# 6-53953 and 110-59164, both non-exempt sources, were identified as being missing from a Security rifle scopes inventory. Each scope had a [tritium] activity quantity of 57.766 milliCuries (mCi) and 60.528 milliCuries (mCi), respectively. The radioactive material is an integral part of the scope from manufacture. Scope source ID# 110-59164 was recovered, and scope source ID# 6-53953 remains unrecoverable.

"The activity quantity for the these gun scope exceeds the 10 times the 10 CFR 20, Appendix C quantity, but is [less than] 1,000 times the regulatory criteria of Appendix C and therefore is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(ii).

"The licensee informed the State of Connecticut, and the NRC Resident Inspector."

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: 49625
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JEFF SEITER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/11/2013
Notification Time: 15:56 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2013
Event Time: 08:40 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A LICENSED EMPLOYEE

"A licensed employee had a confirmed positive test for illegal drugs during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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