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Event Notification Report for February 21, 2014

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02/20/2014 - 02/21/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49822 49841 49845

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Agreement State Event Number: 49822
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER NUCLEAR MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
Region: 4
City: RANCHO MIRAGE State: CA
County:
License #: LN2425-33
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 02/12/2014
Notification Time: 15:07 [ET]
Event Date: 02/11/2014
Event Time: 06:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/12/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
MEXICO (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST MEDICAL PACKAGE

The following information was received via email:

"On February 11, 2014, the RSO of Eisenhower Medical Center, LN2425-33, contacted [the California Department of Health, Radiologic Health Branch] RHB about a Bracco CardioGen Rb-82/Sr-82 generator that was packaged for shipment to the manufacturer for disposal. The package was left unattended/unsecured in an unrestricted area on February 10, 2013 between 1600 PST and 1800 PST awaiting [common carrier] pickup . The package was sealed with radioactive material labels. When the first technician arrived at the facility at approximately 0600 [PST], the box was missing and no paperwork from [the common carrier] had been left. [The common carrier] was contacted and they had no records of a pick-up. [The common carrier] has initiated an investigation.

"The licensee reported the following information for the package:
"Surface dose rate 19.4 mR/hr and 1 meter dose rate 323 microR/hr;
"Surface wipe 713 dpm/100cm2; and
"Total mCi 99.9 (3.60 GBq).

"On February 12, 2014, the RSO contacted RHB and stated that someone from housekeeping placed the package in the dumpster which was picked up on February 11 and sent to the Riverside County Landfill. The landfill and Riverside County HAZMAT were informed. The licensee personnel then proceeded to the landfill to attempt to recover the package. The package has not been recovered as of this time."

California Report #: 021114

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: 49841
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS E. RULLMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 02/19/2014
Notification Time: 14:29 [ET]
Event Date: 02/19/2014
Event Time: 08:29 [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/20/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)

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 PRIMARY CONTAINMENT OXYGEN AND HYDROGEN MONITORING

"This notification is being made due to a loss of emergency assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). At 0829 (PST), on 2/19/2014 the Division 1 sample rack for monitoring primary containment oxygen and hydrogen atmospheric concentrations was removed from service for planned maintenance activities. The Division 1 sample rack is expected to be out of service for 14 hours. The redundant Division 2 sample rack was previously removed from service for maintenance and remains out of service for repairs. Compensatory measures to monitor primary containment for hydrogen and oxygen are available via grab samples using chemistry procedures.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE FROM NICHOLAS RULLMAN TO VINCE KLCO AT 1400 EST ON 2/20/2014 * * *

"Following completion of surveillance activities, the Division 1 sample rack for monitoring primary containment oxygen and hydrogen atmospheric concentrations was returned to operable status at 1037 PST on 2/20/2014, restoring its required emergency assessment capability.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified the R4DO (Allen).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49845
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: STEVEN TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 02/20/2014
Notification Time: 08:30 [ET]
Event Date: 02/20/2014
Event Time: 06:55 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/20/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (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

AUXILIARY BUILDING SERVICE WATER RETURN RADIATION MONITOR REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On February 20, 2014, at 0655 CST, Kewaunee Power Station rendered the Auxiliary Building Service Water Return Radiation Monitor (R-20) non-functional for 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 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a loss of emergency assessment capability.

"R-20 is planned to be restored to functional by 1430 CST today, 2/20/2014.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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