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Event Notification Report for April 16, 2014

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04/15/2014 - 04/16/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50003 50008 50011 50034 50038

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Agreement State Event Number: 50003
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: THERMO EGS GAUGING, INC.
Region: 1
City: WILMINGTON State: MA
County:
License #: 20-6751
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 04/07/2014
Notification Time: 11:30 [ET]
Event Date: 04/05/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TWO SR-90 SEALED SOURCES FAILED PRE-SHIPMENT LEAK TEST

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via email:

"On Saturday, 4/5/14, licensee left voice mail notification for this Agency (Massachusetts Radiation Control Program) of the same day determination of two potential leaking or contaminated sealed sources that had been taken out of long-term storage and intended to be shipped for eventual disposal. Notification received by Agency on Monday, 4/7/14. Follow-up contact with licensee by Agency on 4/7/14. The source was returned to storage pending licensee contact with manufacturer. Licensee reported leak lest results are preliminary in nature and were determined by licensee to be above background. There was no evidence of contamination beyond the source itself. Five-day written report from licensee to follow.

"Additional Reference: NMED Item Number TRA

"Manufacturer: Eckert & Ziegler / IPL
"Model #: SIF.D1
"Manufacture date: 3/2004 (0.100 Ci)
"Serial #: MI318 / MC915
"Isotope: Sr-90
"Isotope activity (Ci): 0.078 (4/2014)
"Leak test result (microCi): 0.002 (preliminary) / 0.0007 (preliminary)"

* * * RETRACTION FROM CARPENITO TO KLCO VIA FAX ON 4/14/2014 AT 1515 EDT * * *

"The Licensee's written report was received by the Agency on 4/10/14. The Licensee confirmed that leak test results were unchanged from the earlier report. With this new information, the Agency determined that this is not a reportable event because results were below the reportable level of 0.005 microcuries. The Agency considers this matter to be closed."

Notified the R1DO (Burritt) and FSME Events Resource via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50008
Rep Org: LOUISIANA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUA
Licensee: BOARDWALK LA MIDSTREAM, LLC
Region: 4
City: PLAQUEMINE State: LA
County: IBERVILLE
License #: GL-238
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES PATE
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 04/08/2014
Notification Time: 11:27 [ET]
Event Date: 02/06/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CONTROL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The following was received from the State of Louisiana via fax:

"A general licensed device gauge, containing [decay] corrected 30.47 mCi of Cs-137, serial number B-0187 was improperly disposed of. A recycling company had with a torch burned into the gauge and had come within one (1) mm of the source capsule. The Department of Energy had exercised eminent domain and taken over the oil well next to a strategic reserve for their use during November 2011 from Boardwalk LA Midstream, LLC. The gauge was not leaking and the source capsule was still intact. QSA Global has accepted the gauge for disposal. The Department [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] considers this matter closed."

Louisiana report # LA-140004

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Agreement State Event Number: 50011
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: MIAMI NEUROSCIENCE CENTER - LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: SOUTH MIAMI State: FL
County:
License #: 2825-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICH A. DAVIS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 04/08/2014
Notification Time: 17:13 [ET]
Event Date: 04/08/2014
Event Time: 08:12 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
FSME_EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING PALLIATIVE DOSE ADMINISTERED TO THE WRONG TREATMENT SITE

The following report was received from the State of Florida via email:

"This treatment was set up by the treatment planner taking into account the previous two treatments performed on the right side back in 2008 and 2007. The treatment planner did not realize that the pain had resolved on the right side and that the treatment was to be performed on the left side. The treatment was reviewed and signed according to protocol and was started by [the Authorized User] at 8:12 am. The 19.14 minute treatment was stopped at 1.72 minutes when it was realized that the patient was to be treated on the left side. At 8:42 am [the Authorized User] had [the Neurosurgeon] inform the patient that we interrupted the treatment because we had started treating the right side instead of the left side. The treatment planner created a treatment plan for the left side, the patient was treated and the stereotactic frame was removed at 10:00 am. This Medical Event will have no detrimental effects on the patient. No further action will be taken on."

Florida Incident Number: FL14-035

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50034
Facility: FARLEY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: CHARLES BAREFIELD
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 04/14/2014
Notification Time: 14:48 [ET]
Event Date: 04/14/2014
Event Time: 06:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)

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

POST-ACCIDENT HYDROGEN SAMPLE ANALYZERS OUT-OF-SERVICE

"This notification is being made due to a loss of emergency assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). At 0600 CDT on 4/14/14, it was determined that the ability to obtain a post-accident hydrogen sample from Unit 1 containment was lost. With both trains of Post-Accident Hydrogen Analyzers (PAHA) out of service, it was discovered that there was reduced sample flow indicated on the backup methodology through a containment sample port (R67). Repair efforts are underway. A follow-up notification will be sent when assessment capability is restored."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

* * * UPDATE FROM DARRIN GARD TO CHARLES TEAL AT 1425 EDT ON 4/15/14 * * *

Assessment capability has been restored as of 1933 EDT on April 14, 2014 utilizing the containment particulate rad monitor sample port R-67.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R2DO (Widmann).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50038
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL PEAK
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 04/15/2014
Notification Time: 19:16 [ET]
Event Date: 04/15/2014
Event Time: 15:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO FAILURE OF CONTROL ROOM AIR CONDITIONING

"At 1505 CDT the 'A' control room air conditioner (VA-46A) trouble alarm annunciated in the control room. The unit was confirmed to be not functioning properly and was declared inoperable at time 1515 [CDT]. The 'B' control room air conditioner (VA-46B) was previously declared inoperable due to maintenance. With both control room air conditioners inoperable the plant entered technical specification 2.0.1, a 6 hour shutdown action statement. Repairs to the 'B' had been previously planned and are in progress to allow the unit to be returned to service as soon as possible. Troubleshooting and subsequent repairs to the 'A' unit are in progress. At 1812 [CDT], the station commenced a shutdown to comply with the required action statement."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed.

* * * UPDATE FROM ORTIZ TO KLCO ON 4/15/14 AT 2237 EDT * * *

"At time 2050 [CDT], VA-46A was declared operable based on installation of an emergency temporary modification. TS 2.0.1 has been exited. Shutdown has been secured and FCS is stable at a nominal 33% power."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R4DO (Gaddy).

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