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Event Notification Report for February 26, 2014

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Event Reports For
02/25/2014 - 02/26/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49836 49839 49848 49854

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Agreement State Event Number: 49836
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: INTEGRATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS LLC
Region: 1
City: LAKE SUCCESS State: NY
County:
License #: NYS 5335
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By:
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 02/18/2014
Notification Time: 10:28 [ET]
Event Date: 02/14/2014
Event Time: 15:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/18/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TODD JACKSON (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (EMAI)
JIM WHITNEY (ILTA)
CANADA (FAX)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST CESIUM-131 SEEDS

The following was received from the State of New York via email:

"NYS DOH BERP [New York State Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection] received a call from Chief Physicist for Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC. NYS RAM License No. 5335, Lake Success, NY.

"A shipment of fifty-seven (57) Cs-131 seeds was sent to ISORAY MEDICAL, in Washington State (license WN-L0213-1). The shipment was received 2/14/14 and the receipt survey showed high radiation readings. The package was isolated and opened to reveal that the shipping pig was open inside of the outer package. Forty-four (44) seeds were found in the box. The shipment of seeds contained three activities, 1.28 millicurie, 1.1 millicurie, and 2.1 millicurie. It is not currently known which batch the missing seeds were from. The common carrier has been notified. Washington State DOH [Department of Health] has been notified. The root cause investigation is ongoing. A press release has not been issued. A reward has not been offered"

Event Report ID: NY-14-01

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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Agreement State Event Number: 49839
Rep Org: KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: DBI, INC.
Region: 4
City: OVERLAND PARK State: KS
County:
License #: 21-B805
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES HARRIS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 02/18/2014
Notification Time: 11:00 [ET]
Event Date: 02/17/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/18/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POSSIBLE DISCONNECT OF INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT SOURCE

The following information was provided by the State of Kansas via email:

Industrial radiography equipment failed to function as designed which resulted in a possible source disconnect. The radiography equipment was located at a work site in Winfield, Kansas. The radiography equipment contained a 56 Curie Ir-192 source. The State of Kansas will update the event as more information becomes available.

Kansas Item Number: KS140003

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 49848
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
                   NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
                   LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: RANDY SHACKELFORD
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 02/21/2014
Notification Time: 15:45 [ET]
Event Date: 02/21/2014
Event Time: 08:39 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
70.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
DEBORAH SEYMOUR (R2DO)
MICHELE SAMPSON (NMSS)
FUELS GROUP by email ()

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AUDIBILITY OF ALARM SYSTEM

"A report was made to the facility Corrective Action Program (PIRCS) at 0839 [EST] on 2/21/2014 regarding difficulty hearing plant announcements and alarms in the recently renovated Building 110B restroom. Testing of the Public Address (PA) system confirmed that the PA system was difficult to hear. The speakers associated with the PA system are also used for annunciating the site criticality accident alarm evacuation warning. Subsequent testing of the criticality evacuation alarm indicated the alarm was difficult to hear as well. Safety management personnel were notified of the problem and the restroom was locked and posted with signs indicating the area was not to be occupied, pending resolution of the audibility issue.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49854
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TODD PERKINS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 02/25/2014
Notification Time: 13:32 [ET]
Event Date: 02/25/2014
Event Time: 08:33 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (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

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MILLSTONE STATION STACK RADMONITOR OUT-OF-SERVICE FOR PRE-PLANNED MAINTENANCE

At 0833 EST on 2/25/14, the Millstone Station Stack Radmonitor RM-8169 was removed from service for pre-planned maintenance. This resulted in a loss of assessment capability and is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii).

At 1110 EST on 2/25/14, the maintenance was completed and the radmonitor restored to service.

The licensee informed State/local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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