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Event Notification Report for June 9, 2014

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Event Reports For
06/06/2014 - 06/09/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49765 50148 50150 50151 50152 50155 50156 50157 50159 50176 50177 50178
50180

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49765
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: BRYAN HEAVILIN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 01/27/2014
Notification Time: 05:05 [ET]
Event Date: 01/27/2014
Event Time: 00:45 [PST]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (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

TURBINE AND RAD WASTE BUILDINGS RADIATION MONITORS INOPERABLE DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"At 0045 PST on 1/27/14, the Turbine Building Exhaust Low and Intermediate radiation monitors and the Rad Waste Building Exhaust Low and Intermediate radiation monitors were declared inoperable because of planned maintenance for replacement of the monitors. Compensatory measures have been implemented per station procedures; however, the time required for installation, testing, and acceptance of the new equipment is expected to last several weeks. Therefore, this radiological monitoring equipment outage is being reported as a major loss of assessment capability under regulation 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Compensatory measures will be in place throughout the duration of the planned equipment outage."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 6/6/2014 AT 2008 EDT FROM JOHN KAINEG TO DONG PARK * * *

"At 1416 PDT on 5/31/14, the Turbine Building Exhaust Low and Intermediate radiation monitors were declared operable, and at 1312 PDT on 6/06/14 the Rad Waste Building Exhaust Low and Intermediate radiation monitors were declared operable after outages due to equipment replacements.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified R4DO (Taylor).

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Agreement State Event Number: 50148
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA
Region: 1
City: NEWNAN State: GA
County:
License #: GA 1632-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID CROWLEY
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/29/2014
Notification Time: 12:54 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
FSME RESOURCES (E-MA (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL OVERDOSE

The following report was received via e-mail:

"Georgia Radioactive Materials Program (GA RMP) received a report yesterday (5/28/2014) of a medical event involving Nordion Y-90 TheraSpheres. The event occurred on 5/27/2014 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (license #: GA 1632-1) - 600 Parkway North, Newnan GA 30265. GA RMP is tracking this under complaint number: 73962.

"GA RMP was notified on 5/28/2014 by the facility's RSO. The event was discovered after treatment while verifying dose delivered to dose prescribed. At that point it was noticed that the doctor had prescribed a 20% reduction for the patient than what is considered the treatment standard. The patient received 35.31 mCi of TheraSpheres as opposed to the physician prescribed amount of 26.73 mCi. The activity delivered deviated by ~32%. The dose consequence to the tumor was 65.32 Gy as opposed to the written directive's 49.45 Gy. The tumor was located in the patient's liver. Finally, the patient was notified of the overdose by the physician.

"The facility determined that the problem occurred in the treatment planning review process. The nuclear medicine technician performed the treatment plan review but verified with the standard treatment dose as opposed to the doctor prescribed dose. The facility is proposing a two person calculation sheet review for a corrective action in the future to avoid these sort of oversights. GA RMP will work with the facility to ensure these actions are sufficient to prevent reoccurrence.

"It is worth mentioning that other than delivering the wrong dose, there were no complications with the procedure. No shunting issues, unintended organs dosed, equipment malfunctions, or contaminations occurred.

"No outside agency notifications have been made other than this notification. GA RMP is responding at this time via telephonic investigation unless any additional doubt is raised on this event. We will follow up with more details and information to NMED as they become available."


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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Agreement State Event Number: 50150
Rep Org: RI DEPT OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
Licensee: RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: PROVIDENCE State: RI
County:
License #: 7A-051-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARMA WARING
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 12:03 [ET]
Event Date: 01/30/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCE (FSME)

This material event contains a "Category 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIATION SOURCE STORED IN UNAPPROVED LOCATION

"On January 30, 2014, two physicists within the Department of Radiation Oncology were emailed regarding the imminent shipment of a new Iridium-192 High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy source. This notification was forwarded to the RSO. The source in its original shipping package was delivered by [the transport company] directly to the department on February 3, 2014. Upon arrival of the source, a front desk staff member tried unsuccessfully to notify two physics staff members while the transporter waited. When neither of physics staff members responded to the overhead page, front desk staff signed for the package at 9:43 a.m. The front desk staff member moved the package from the front desk area to the mold room floor (Room # 039.12), which is an unsecured location.

"On February 14th, it was discovered that the source was not in the Radiation Oncology Hot Lab - the appropriate secured location. Upon investigation and questioning of the staff who signed for the package, the location of the source was determined at 2:15p.m. on February 14th. The source was then taken to the HDR suite by the HDR service engineer (on-site to perform the source exchange) before Radiation Safety personnel were able to perform a wipe test and survey the original shipping package. Upon arrival, Radiation Safety personnel performed a wipe test and survey of the inner shielding cask housing the source.

"ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT:
-The source in its original shipping package was inappropriately stored in the mold room for approximately 11 days, 5 hours.
-Only one female in the department has a declared pregnancy. At no point in time during this period (February 3rd- February 14th) did she enter the mold room.
- The mold room is used only for the preparation of electron cutouts or blocks used in Linac-based treatments. This room is used infrequently (~5 visits per week - about 10 to 15 minutes per visit) by radiation oncology staff (physicists and dosimetrists) wearing radiation dosimeters.
- Adjacent areas to the mold room are a clerical area on one side and hallways on the three other sides.
- Exposure information obtained from the Radiation Safety personnel who surveyed the package on Friday, February 14th were 34 mR/hr at the surface and 0.5 mR/hr at 1 meter.
- The timing of the wipe test and survey was not in accordance with the requirement that a package containing radioactive material be opened and inspected by the recipient as soon as possible (within 3 hours) after receipt.
- There was no notification directly from [the transport company] that the package was delivered.

"CAUSES OF FAILURE:
-Procedure entitled 'Opening and Receiving of Radioactive Materials' was not followed.
-Communication break-down between the front desk personnel and physics staff.

"ACTION TAKEN TO PREVENT RECURRENCE:
1. Establish one primary physicist and one back-up physicist to serve as the coordinator for the receipt of the radioactive package. Additional physicists within the department will be permitted access into the Radiation Oncology Hot Lab. Additionally, two physicists will sign off in the HDR source inventory logbook upon receipt of the source.
2. All physicists will be trained in accordance with departmental procedures and applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations on the process of receiving this type of package into the department and ensuring its proper storage.
3. The shipping company will be contacted to add all physicists and Radiation Safety personnel to be notified that the source has been shipped. The shipping company will also provide a tracking number for every HDR source package shipped to this facility. Another notification will be made from the transport company that the source has arrived (including delivery confirmation, signature, time & date).
4. Training of all department personnel will be performed and documented. This training will include who is authorized to sign for a radioactive package, how to identify a radioactive package, and the process that should be followed to ensure a safe transfer of the package to Rhode Island Hospital custody.
5. The policy governing the receipt of this type of material will be reviewed, revised, and disseminated upon approval.
6. If the package has not been received within 72 hours of the shipping company's notification, the primary physicist will follow up with the shipping company to determine the location of the package."

Rhode Island Event #2014-001

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example: level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50151
Rep Org: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CANCER CENTER
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CANCER CENTER
Region: 3
City: LEE'S SUMMIT State: MO
County:
License #: 24-32517-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE HOWARD
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 14:15 [ET]
Event Date: 04/01/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSAGE
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR MEDICAL EVENT

"A patient at the Lee's Summit location in Missouri was administered the radiopharmaceutical Xofigo. The normal therapy regimen is six doses. On two of those instances (April 29 and April 1, 2014), the prescription sheet/written directive form that was used shows the units in millicurie instead of microcurie. The dosing amount of Xofigo is in microcuries. This was discovered during a routine NRC inspection on May 19, 2014. The NRC contacted us on May 29, 2014 to inform us that this was being declared a medical event. The patient received the correct dose in both instances; the error was a transcription error on the paperwork. A new form just for Xofigo administrations has been created which defaults to showing the units in microcurie."

The licensee notified R3 (Bramnik).

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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Agreement State Event Number: 50152
Rep Org: RI DEPT OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
Licensee: CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE OF NEW ENGLAND
Region: 1
City: PROVIDENCE State: RI
County:
License #: 7b-137-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARMA WARING
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 12:15 [ET]
Event Date: 02/12/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST CALIBRATION SOURCE

"On February 12, 2014, the nuclear cardiology and radiation safety staff concluded, a Cesium-137 Rod
Source; 1059 microCi on November 11/11/2003; Manufactured by Bench Mark; Serial Number: BM0837- 002-23; Model Number: BM08, was lost.

"Following discovery of the lost source, the nuclear cardiology staff and this consultant conducted an extensive search of the nuclear cardiology imaging room and hot lab in an effort to find the source. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in locating the calibration rod. The lost source was routinely stored in the locked hot lab cabinet in a leaded pig. The only time the source was removed from the leaded pig was to perform daily calibrations of the well counter. Through our internal investigation we were unable to ascertain the event that attributed to the missing source.

"Subsequently, contacted [the Rhode Island Department of Health], to provide official notice that the source was lost. At the time of the incident, the activity of the source was calculated at 0.083 microCi. On February 21,2014 a replacement Cs-137 Button Source; 6.60 microCi on 12/18/2009; Manufactured by NEN was added to the Sealed Source Inventory. The new source is stored in the locked hot lab cabinet in a leaded vial. The new source is used for instrument calibrations on the well counter. The nuclear cardiology staff will conduct a daily inventory of the sealed sources to assure completeness."


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: 50155
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: McARDLE GANNON ASSOCIATES
Region: 1
City: NORTHBOROUGH State: MA
County:
License #: 48-0518
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DOUG CULLEN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 14:47 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2014
Event Time: 08:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER GAUGE DAMAGED AT A JOB SITE

The following report was received via fax:

"The Troxler gauge operator was in the process of calibrating the instrument for use at a temporary job site in Northborough, MA, and during this procedure the gauge was run over by a work vehicle. The operator of the gauge called and notified the RSO of McArdle Gannon Associates, our Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program], and Troxler of the incident.

"The gauge operator provided the location of the incident, the model number of the Troxler Gauge (Model 3440), and indicated that the sources were located in the shielded gauge housing when struck by the work-vehicle. The Troxler Model 3440 contains two isotopes; Am-241, and Cs-137 with activities of 44 and 9 mCi, respectively. The operator also indicated that a safety perimeter was being established around the incident site using stakes and caution tape.

"An Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program] inspector arrived at the site, and determined exposures were 63 mR/hr at contact, and approximately 0.4 mR/hr at a distance of 1 (one) meter. The device and vehicle which struck the device were surveyed for contamination, with all results indicating background levels. The inspector also identified that the Am-241 and Cs-137 sources were accounted for within the device.

"The licensee has contacted the gauge manufacturer and arrangements are underway for a leak test and safe transport of the gauge to the licensee's authorized storage location in Pembroke, MA, and eventual disposal of the gauge.

"The Agency [Massachusetts Radiation Control Program] investigation remains open."

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Agreement State Event Number: 50156
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: GAINESVILLE State: FL
County:
License #: 2980-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM DUNN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 16:13 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE FROM A Y-90 PROCEDURE

The following report was received via email:

"[The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] received a call from [the licensee's RSO] regarding an underdose incident on a patient. During the procedure, the technician noticed bubbles in the administration line, and stopped the procedure. It was estimated that the patient only received 4 mCi out of the 16 mCi dose prescribed. [The licensee's RSO] will be sending a full report of the incident to this office. [The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] will assign an inspector to investigate."

Florida Incident Number: FL 141-046

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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Agreement State Event Number: 50157
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PREMIER NDT
Region: 4
City: RANGELY State: CO
County:
License #: 116201
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHERI HALL
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 13:49 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2014
Event Time: 10:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 06/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL VASQUEZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT

After attempting to retract the source during radiography operations, the radiographer noticed elevated radiation levels. The radiographer set up a boundary and notified the RSO. The RSO determined that the source was not fully retracted but was able to retract the source. The RSO was in a 40 mr/hr area for about 5 minutes. The licensee will send the camera to the manufacturer for repair.

"Exposure Device:
Make: QSA Global, Inc.
Model: Delta 880
Serial #: D 8543

"Source:
Make: QSA Global, Inc.
Model: A424-9
Serial #: 14620C
Radionuclide: Ir-192
Initial Activity: 104.9 Ci
Initial Date: May 8, 2014
Current Activity: 85.3 Ci
Current Date: May 30, 2014"

Colorado Incident Number: I14-13

* * * UPDATE ON 6/5/14 AT 1200 FROM CHERI HALL TO DONG PARK * * *

The following information was received via e-mail:

"Below are the dosimeter results for everyone involved in the 5-30-14 incident. Month (5-1-14 to 5-31-14)

"Radiographer: DDE [deep dose equivalent]: 55 mrem; LDE [lens dose equivalent]: 55 mrem; SDE [shallow dose equivalent]: 55 mrem
"Assistant: DDE: 105 mrem; LDE: 107 mrem; SDE: 107 mrem
"RSO (performed retrieval) DDE: 11 mrem; LDE: 11 mrem; SDE: 10 mrem"

Notified R4DO (Taylor) and FSME Events Resource via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 50159
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: ELKO State: NV
County:
License #: 05-11-0041-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SNEHA RAVIKUMAR
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2014
Notification Time: 12:51 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL VASQUEZ (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (E-MA)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - A FIXED GAUGE SHUTTER DISCONNECTED FROM ITS HANDLE

The following event was submitted via e-mail:

"While completing the annual inventory checks, it was discovered that the handle of a Berthold Cs-137 source, S/N: 281, Model No. LB7440, with an activity of 281 mCi, had separated from the shutter mechanism. The shutter was closed and was verified with a RadEye B20 S/N: 0520. This source has been moved and put in storage until the shutter can be fixed. A visit has been scheduled for the repair, with the manufacturer. Documentation will be provided upon completion of the repairs."

Nevada Report #NV-140014

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50176
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM MUFFLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/06/2014
Notification Time: 12:50 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2014
Event Time: 12:32 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
PAUL KROHN (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

VOLUNTARY NOTIFICATION FOR AN ITEM OF REGULATORY INTEREST

"Salem Unit 2 has early vintage Model 93A Reactor Coolant Pumps (twenty, one-inch bolt configuration). The Reactor Coolant Pumps (RCPs) have been removed and are being inspected to resolve issues associated with the failure of bolts which secure the turning vane assembly to the thermal barrier. Inspections have identified turning vane assembly detachment and dropping of the reactor coolant pump turning vane diffuser on the 23 RCP. The inspections identified evidence of slight contact between the impeller and the diffuser.

"Salem Unit 2 has had no indications to date of adverse operating conditions of any RCPs due to turning vane assembly detachment which would compromise plant safety. This condition has been evaluated against the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.72. It has been determined that the condition does not rise to the significance necessitating a report under any specific requirements of 10 CFR 50.72. PSEG is voluntarily reporting this condition IAW with NUREG 1022, Section 4.2.2 so that the NRC and the industry will be informed."

The other three RCPs in Unit 2 are currently undergoing evaluation to determine if the same condition exists on them. Based on the findings of those evaluations, the licensee will determine whether reporting under 10 CFR 21 is warranted.

Salem Unit 1 has the same model RCPs but they have a different bolt configuration (1.5 inch versus 1 inch) and they have not exhibited the bolt failures exhibited by the Unit 2 pumps.

The licensee has notified the State of New Jersey Bureau of Nuclear Engineering and will be notifying the Lower Alloways Creek township and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50177
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: PHIL HAVERDINK
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/06/2014
Notification Time: 15:13 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2014
Event Time: 11:27 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
SCOTT FREEMAN (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO WASTE WATER SPILL

"At approximately 11:27 AM EDT on June 6, 2014, Duke Energy personnel notified the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources of a spill of treated domestic waste water. The waste water was released through a break in the discharge line from the waste water facility to the permitted discharge outfall. The treated waste water entered the plant's storm drain system. The release has been stopped and the line repaired. An investigation is in progress to determine the cause and any additional corrective actions. There is no impact to public health and safety or the environment due to this incident.

"This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), an event related to protection of the environment for which a notification to other government agencies has been made.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50178
Facility: ROBINSON
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: COREY PAGE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/06/2014
Notification Time: 16:40 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2014
Event Time: 16:22 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2014
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
SCOTT FREEMAN (R2DO)
VICTOR MCCREE (R2RA)
DAN DORMAN (NRR)
DAVID SKEEN (NRR)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)

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

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO A FIRE ALARM INSIDE CONTAINMENT

At 1622 EDT, the licensee declared a notification of unusual event under EAL HU2.1 for a fire alarm on the third level inside the containment building. The alarm was received at 1607 EDT. Upon receipt, the licensee dispatched their fire brigade which determined that no fire existed. The fire brigade is conducting a containment walkdown to confirm that there are no issues inside of containment. The licensee did not request offsite assistance.

The plant continues to operate at 100% power and is stable. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector, state and local authorities.

Notified DHS, FEMA, and NICC. FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA were notified via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM COREY PAGE TO DONG PARK AT 1700 EDT ON 6/6/14 * * *

At 1648 EDT, the licensee terminated from their notification of unusual event. The basis for termination was visual confirmation that no fire existed inside containment.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State of South Carolina, and the counties of Chesterfield, Darlington and Lee.

Notified R2DO (Freeman), NRR EO (Skeen), IRD MOC (Grant), DHS, FEMA, and NICC. FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA were notified via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50180
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: EDWARD BURNS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/08/2014
Notification Time: 17:03 [ET]
Event Date: 06/08/2014
Event Time: 16:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO TRITIUM DISCOVERED IN ONSITE WELL

"This notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) because Dresden Nuclear Power Station is in the process of informing the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (lEMA) and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) of recent groundwater monitoring results at Dresden Station. Additionally, the station intends to issue a press release.

"As part of the Station's extensive environmental monitoring and sampling program, sample results from an onsite sampling well near the 2/3 contaminated water storage tank (CST) indicate elevated levels of tritium. This is an on-site leak, requiring the notification of the State of Illinois. Based on sampling data obtained, the tritium is currently confined to Exelon property.

"The IEPA/lEMA regulation requires notification when a release to soil, groundwater or surface water goes offsite at greater than 200 pCi/L or remains on-site greater than 0.002 Curies. Based upon the sampling results from the monitoring well near the 2/3 CST with a concentration of approximately 0.0000013 Curies/liter it is likely that the 0.002 Curie on-site threshold has been exceeded.

"The Station continues to track this issue by monitoring the existing wells and initiation of mitigative actions to contain any release and ensure it remains on-site. At this time, the source of the tritium has not been identified. Investigation continues to determine if an off-site release occurred.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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