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Event Notification Report for July 7, 2014

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07/03/2014 - 07/07/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50228 50229 50232 50252 50253 50258 50259

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Agreement State Event Number: 50228
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: UNKNOWN
Region: 4
City: PORTLAND State: OR
County:
License #: UNKNOWN
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DARYL LEON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/26/2014
Notification Time: 12:28 [ET]
Event Date: 06/23/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOURCES (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED FIXED GAUGE FOUND IN SCRAP METAL SHIPMENT

The following information was received by facsimile from the State of Oregon:

"Event Description: OR Radiation Protection Services [RPS] was notified by facsimile on June 24, 2014 at 0813 [PDT], by Schnitzer Steel Industries, 12005 N. Burgard Way [Portland, Oregon] of one cesium-137 fixed gauge received in a truckload of scrap from Idaho that triggered their site entry detectors. RPS personnel investigated, found the gauge housing to be severely crushed, shutter damaged and partially open. One side of housing is split but compressed together. Identification plate still attached and mostly legible and given as follows: Manufacturer: Texas Nuclear; Model: 5197; Gauge housing serial number: B7951; Source: Cesium-137; Activity: Currently 65 mCi according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

"Gauge is being stored in secured metal bin in restricted and remote area on company site. Highest exposure reading at bin surface measured at 1.48 mR/hour. Schnitzer personnel reported 60,000 microR/hour (60 mR/hour) at approximately 4 inches from split side of gauge housing surface when first discovered. Schnitzer personnel (one person) used shovel and 4 foot steel rod with hook to move gauge from truck to storage bin on June 23rd. Estimated dose to company person from reconstruction of gauge move is 1.50 mrem based on a 6/25/14 exposure measurement. No other company employees received a dose from this device and RPS personnel did not receive any appreciable dose.

"RPS personnel took contamination wipes of gauge housing and found no evidence of exterior contamination after analysis.

"The manufacturer, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, was contacted and found the gauge was originally sold to a Martell, California company, Wheelabrator Martell, Inc., on August 23, 1996. Thermo added the last contact for leak test services was December, 1999. RPS is currently investigating further to trace gauge history since 1999 as well as location in Idaho where truck originated. The gauge will not be returned to the manufacturer according to Thermo and classified as waste. A waste broker will be contacted by Schnitzer for packaging and disposal. RPS will be monitoring this process."

Oregon State Incident: OR-14-0028.

* * * UPDATE FROM DARYL LEON TO VINCE KLCO VIA EMAIL ON 6/27/14 AT 1336 EDT * * *

State of Oregon provided clarification of source activity and exposure estimate.

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

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: 50229
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/26/2014
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 06/19/2014
Event Time: 11:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
DANIEL RICH (R2DO)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3 " level of radioactive material.

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

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

Event Text

ONE INCORE DETECTOR CONTAINING U-235 UNACCOUNTED FOR DURING INVENTORY

"This is a non-emergency notification regarding a very small amount of Special Nuclear Material (SNM) which is unaccounted for. On May 30, 2014, a discrepancy was found in the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station SNM inventory. After extensive review, it was determined on June 19, 2014 that one nuclear instrumentation incore detector could not be located at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. Detectors of this type are used to measure incore neutron flux (intensity of neutron radiation) inside the reactor vessel. This is being reported under 10 CFR 20.2201 (a)(1)(ii) Reports of Theft or Loss of Licensed Material.

"According to V.C. Summer documentation, there should be 42 such detectors in storage. Only 41 detectors could be physically located. There is no evidence of theft or diversion of the detector. Detectors of this type contain very small amounts of Uranium-235 (.0041 grams/detector), which qualifies them as SNM. The detector is believed to be located in a storage location in the Reactor Building (RB). The RB storage location will be inspected during the next refueling outage.

"This event had no effect on plant operations. No impact on public health and safety has been identified. A written report will be made in accordance with 10 CFR 20.2201(b)(1)(i-vi).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified by the licensee."

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50232
Rep Org: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Licensee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Region: 3
City: INDIANAPOLIS State: IN
County:
License #: 13-01133-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ALISHA MAHIN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/27/2014
Notification Time: 12:56 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3DO)
FSME RESOURCES (EMAI)

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

Event Text

IMPROPERLY DISPOSED OF TRITIUM SIGNS

Notified by the licensee that three tritium exit signs were improperly disposed of as trash. The signs were manufactured by SRBT with an estimated source strength of 20 Ci for each sign. The licensee noticed the missing signs following an equipment inventory taken after a renovation. The licensee determined that the three signs were mixed with general construction debris and sent to a landfill. The licensee investigation is continuing.

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: 50252
Facility: DAVIS BESSE
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-R-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIC HORVATH
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/03/2014
Notification Time: 10:34 [ET]
Event Date: 05/21/2014
Event Time: 03:36 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/03/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
AARON MCCRAW (R3DO)

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

CONTROL ROOM OVERHEAD ANNUNCIATOR MALFUNCTION

"At 0336 [CDT] on 5/21/14, during activities to isolate the preferred power supply for wiring modification, all control room annunciators cleared and lost power due to a disconnect switch failure associated with the alternate power supply. The normal power supply was restored at 0349 [CDT] to restore the annunciators to functional status. During the brief period of time the annunciators were unavailable, redundant assets as described in existing station documentation and/or the control room alarm typer remained functional along with the station computer alarms and Safety Parameter Display System to provide backup assessment capability.

"This event was previously determined to not be reportable, however, following additional review of the significance this is reportable. The NRC Resident has been notified of the event. The late reporting of this event has been entered into the Corrective Action Program."

The licensee notified the State of Ohio as well as Lucas and Ottawa counties.

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Part 21 Event Number: 50253
Rep Org: PREFERRED METAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Licensee: PREFERRED METAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Region: 3
City: BURR RIDGE State: IL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM STEWART
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/03/2014
Notification Time: 14:29 [ET]
Event Date: 07/03/2014
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/03/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(a)(2) - INTERIM EVAL OF DEVIATION
Person (Organization):
JONATHAN BARTLEY (R2DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)
AARON MCCRAW (R3DO)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - INCORRECT INDUSTRIAL IRRADIATOR DOSE

The following was received via fax:

"Preferred Metal Technologies (PMT) was notified by Steris Isomedix Services that the applied radiation dose reported on their Component Irradiation Certificates did not account for all the uncertainties involved (i.e. density of unrelated products in carriers, off-carrier location within the irradiator and Cobalt-60 source decay). This potential defect was originally identified as part of NRC Inspection Report No. 99901445/2014-201.

"After a thorough review of all purchase orders issued to Steris Isomedix Services and PMT Projects that the irradiation test results were utilized on, PMT has determined that there are two projects where the applied radiation dose may have failed to meet the minimum required radiation dose to ensure that the safety related equipment would continue to operate satisfactorily during and after an accident. The details of those two projects are as follows:

"N1839 - Tennessee Valley Authority, Browns Ferry - 6 (Six) Electric Spring Return Actuators - Purchase Order #473351.

"N1893 - Commission Federal de Electricidad, Laguna Verde - 32 (Thirty Two) Damper Assemblies - Purchase Order #700419016.

"Tim Stewart, Vice President Nuclear
Preferred Metal Technologies, Inc.
140 East Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527"

Preferred Metal Technologies Report Number: 14-01

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50258
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KEVIN MCKENNA
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 07/03/2014
Notification Time: 21:40 [ET]
Event Date: 07/03/2014
Event Time: 21:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/03/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (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

Event Text

HURRICANE WITHIN 500 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE FACILITY

"A hurricane is within 500 nautical miles from Indian Point Energy Center with wind speed in excess of 87 knots. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for a hurricane with wind in excess of 87 knots (approximately 100 mph) within 500 nautical miles of the facility. Per Technical Requirement Manual 5.4.A, a prompt report shall be made to the NRC Incident Response Center within 1 hour of receipt of that hurricane warning.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50259
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS RULLMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/04/2014
Notification Time: 08:22 [ET]
Event Date: 07/04/2014
Event Time: 02:33 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/04/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
BOB HAGAR (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 BUILDING PROCESS RADIATION MONITORING NON-FUNCTIONAL

"At 0233 PDT on July 4, 2014, TEA-RIS-13 and the Turbine Building process radiation monitoring sample rack were declared non-functional. The cause of the malfunction is under investigation. Compensatory measures have been implemented to obtain radiation readings from the associated effluent release pathway. Field team assessment function was unaffected and remains available.

"This event is being reported as a major loss of assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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