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Event Notification Report for January 29, 2014

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01/28/2014 - 01/29/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49752 49771

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Agreement State Event Number: 49752
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: THE QUAKER OATS COMPANY
Region: 4
City: DALLAS State: TX
County:
License #: 01878
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 01/21/2014
Notification Time: 15:24 [ET]
Event Date: 01/21/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
MEXICO (FAX)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST PROCESS GAUGE

"On January 21, 2014, the Agency [State of Texas] was notified by the licensee that while conducting a routine source inventory, it could not find a beverage fill device containing a 100 millicurie americium-241 source. The licensee stated the unit was removed from the production line several years ago and placed in storage. The licensee stated the source shutter on the device was locked in the closed position when it was placed in storage. The licensee stated the unit has the appropriate labels on it. The licensee does not believe the lost source presents a risk of exposure to any individual as long as the device is not altered.

"The licensee is interviewing employees and contractor personnel in an attempt to locate the source. The licensee stated the source was inventoried in 2013, but could not provide a specific date. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Number: I-9147

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: 49771
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: LARRY WATERMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/28/2014
Notification Time: 09:09 [ET]
Event Date: 01/28/2014
Event Time: 07:34 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/28/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
STUART SHELDON (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

SERVICE WATER EFFLUENT RADIATION MONITOR NON-FUNCTIONAL DUE TO PREPLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On Jan. 28, 2014, at 0734 CST, [Radiation Monitor] R-20, Service Water Sampling Effluent Line (Auxiliary Building Service Water Header) was declared non-functional due to planned maintenance. R-20 is used for Emergency action level (EAL) classifications of an unplanned release of liquid radioactivity to the environment that would result in an Alert or Unusual Event and is being conservatively reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a loss of emergency assessment capability.

"R-20 is planned to be returned to functional [status] by 1300 CST today, 1/28/2014."

The spent fuel pool is the only heat load requiring Service Water for cooling and no spent fuel pool activities are in progress or planned.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed by the licensee.

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