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Event Notification Report for April 23, 2014

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04/22/2014 - 04/23/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50033 50035 50036 50037 50049

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Agreement State Event Number: 50033
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: REGIONAL WEST MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 4
City: SCOTTSBLUFF State: NE
County:
License #: 21-01-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HOWARD SHUMAN
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 04/14/2014
Notification Time: 12:35 [ET]
Event Date: 04/09/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - IODINE-125 SEED FOUND IN WELL CHAMBER

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

"On April 9, 2014, the State of Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section called to inform the State of Nebraska Radioactive Materials Program that a State of Wisconsin licensee (University of Wisconsin) had found an Iodine-125 seed (measured at 0.255 millicuries) in a well chamber that had been sent to the University of Wisconsin from Regional West Medical Center (Nebraska Radioactive Material License # 21-01-03) for calibration. The I-125 seed has been secured by the University of Wisconsin and is awaiting disposition."

"The State of Nebraska Radioactive Materials Program called Regional West to confirm that there was no misadministration to the patient since one seed was left in the counting chamber. Regional West confirmed that the proper dose was administered to the patient."

Nebraska Report #: NE140002

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Agreement State Event Number: 50035
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: SEADRIFT State: TX
County:
License #: 00051
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE CASARES
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 04/14/2014
Notification Time: 15:58 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following information was received from the State of Texas by email:

"On March 14, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received a call from the radiation safety officer (RSO) of a licensee. The RSO stated that during an instrument check on Friday, April 11, 2014, technicians found two line level indicators with stuck shutters. The open position is the normal operating position for these types of instruments. The technicians stated there was no apparent damage to the rod or the shutter mechanisms. The level indicators are located on the sides of a very tall product receiver bin containing polyethylene resin. There were no exposures and employees are not routinely around these sources. The instruments contained Cesium-137 at 5000 milliCuries each. The level indicators are tagged as inoperable and a service company has been contacted to inspect and repair the instruments. Further information will be entered in accordance with SA300."

* * * UPDATE FROM IRENE CASARES TO VINCE KLCO VIA EMAIL ON 4/15/2014 AT 1235 EDT * * *

"The first line of the initial report contained the wrong report date. The first line should have read: On April 14, 2014, the Agency received a call from the radiation safety officer (RSO) of a licensee. Additional information: The gauges are Ohmart model SHLM-BR-4 gauges. The sources are in the out position, but the licensee's RSO stated there has not been any additional exposure to radiation to any individual due to this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA300."

Notified the R4DO (Gaddy) and FSME Resources via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM IRENE CASARES TO VINCE KLCO VIA EMAIL ON 4/15/2014 AT 1604 EDT * * *

"On April 15, 2014, the Agency was contacted by the licensee and informed they were able to retract the source and fully close the shutter placing the source in the fully shielded position. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified the R4DO (Gaddy) and FSME Resources via email.

Texas Incident: I-9182

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Agreement State Event Number: 50036
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: PROTEX-THE PT X-PERTS, LLC
Region: 4
City: TEMPE State: AZ
County:
License #: 07-588
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 04/14/2014
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 04/14/2014
Event Time: 06:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 04/14/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
MEXICO (FAX)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN PORTABLE GAUGE

The following information was received by email:

"On April 14, 2014 at approximately 0600 MST, the licensee discovered that a portable gauge was stolen out of the bed of a pick-up truck at a technician's home. The gauge was being housed in a transport box, which was chained to the bed of the truck. The lock was cut and the entire box was stolen. The gauge is a CPN MC Series, serial #MC380404231, and contained 50 millicuries of Cs-137 and 10 millicuries of Am-241.

"The Agency [Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency] continues to investigate the event.

"The USNRC, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, FBI, and Governor's Office are being notified of this event [by the Agency]."

Arizona Event: 14-007

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: 50037
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: MANSON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Region: 1
City: LONG BRANCH State: NJ
County:
License #: 622447-RAD140
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES MCCULLOUGH
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/15/2014
Notification Time: 10:07 [ET]
Event Date: 04/12/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

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NEW JERSEY AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE GAUGE SHUTTERS STUCK

The following information was obtained from the State of New Jersey via email:

"Event date and time: April 12, 2014 (time was not included in initial report)

"Event location: aboard dredge vessel M/V Glenn Edwards working in NJ waters near Long Branch, NJ

"Event type: Fixed gauges with stuck shutter

"Notifications: RSO notified NJDEP [New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection] staff in person on 4/14/2014 at approximately 0900 [EDT] during an inspection.

"Event Description: The M/V Glenn Edwards has three fixed gauges used to measure slurry density of dredged materials; one on the starboard arm, one on the port arm, and one on the bow of the dredge. The licensee reported that a survey and inspection of the gauges on 4/12/2014 revealed that two of the three gauges have shutter handles which are not functioning to move the internal shutter cylinder. The bow device (Berthold LB 7444-D-CR containing 100 mCi Co-60 at installation) appears to be stuck in the closed position. The starboard device (Berthold LB 7444-CR containing 500 mCi Co-60 at installation) appears to be stuck in the open position. The beam is oriented out to sea, away from any occupied space. The licensee reports that there is no exposure hazard to licensee personnel, crew or other members of the public. The licensee is contacting the device manufacturer to arrange for repair/disposal and has committed that a service provider would be contracted to perform the work.

"The event is reportable to NJDEP under N.J.A.C. [New Jersey Administrative Code] 7:28-51.1 (adoption of 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2)).

"NJDEP will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. A notification was also made to the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control."

The operator of the dredge vessel is a licensee of Florida (Florida License #4019-1) working under reciprocity in the State of New Jersey.

New Jersey Incident Number: 512693

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50049
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: ANDY ANDERSON
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 04/22/2014
Notification Time: 15:22 [ET]
Event Date: 04/22/2014
Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 88 Power Operation 88 Power Operation

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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DECEASED MIGRATORY BIRD FOUND ON PLANT PROPERTY

"Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant personnel discovered the remains of a deceased migratory bird on plant property. The cause of death was not immediately apparent, no work was ongoing in the vicinity at the time the bird was found. Notifications to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Fish and Wildlife will be made for this discovery. This event is being reported per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed.

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