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Event Notification Report for July 9, 2014

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Event Reports For
07/08/2014 - 07/09/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50239 50240 50248 50249 50260 50262 50263 50264

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Agreement State Event Number: 50239
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTION, INC.
Region: 1
City: SUSQUEHANNA State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1063
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID J. ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/30/2014
Notification Time: 15:30 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2014
Event Time: 17:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INABILITY TO RETRACT RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE TO ITS FULLY SHIELDED POSITION

The following information was obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via fax and email:

"Event type: Inability to retract radiography source to its fully shielded position.

"Notifications: The Department's [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] Central Office was informed of this event on June 30, 2014. This event is reportable within 24-hours per 10 CFR 34.101(a)(2) and 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2).

"Event Description: A radiographer and his assistant were performing radiography above ground. During an exposure, the magnet holding the guide tube and collimator in place disengaged and the tube fell between some conduit below. This caused a [sharp] bend in the guide tube [which caused] the source to become lodged in place and un-retractable. The RSO was notified. The area was roped off to prevent unauthorized access and a retrieval team was called in to address the situation. At 5:35 am on June 30, 2014 the retrieval team notified the RSO that the source had been fully retracted. Dosimeter readings indicate no workers were exposed above regulatory limits as a result of this event. All badges are currently being sent for emergency readings.

"Manufacturer: QSA Global
"Model: 880 Delta
"Serial Number: 14678C
"Isotope: lr-192
"Activity: 70.2 Ci

"Cause of the Event: Undetermined at this time

"Actions: The camera and all associated equipment used during this event were removed from service and are currently being sent to the manufacturer for evaluation. The department plans a full reactive inspection. More information will be sent upon notification."

PA Event Report ID No: PA140013

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50240
Rep Org: U.S. AIR FORCE
Licensee: U.S. AIR FORCE
Region: 1
City: ROSSYLN State: VA
County:
License #: 42-23539-01AF
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MAJOR EDWARD KELLY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 06/30/2014
Notification Time: 15:33 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
BOB HAGAR (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)
MEXICO VIA FAX ()

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

Event Text

LOST NICKEL-63 ION SCAN SOURCE

"Originally, an Ionscan 400, S/N 10586, was sent to Smith Detection for repair in October 2011. From that time until May 2014, Security Forces personnel believed that the device was still at Smith Detection awaiting repair. In May 2014, [The Air Force] was able to determine that according to Smith Detection records, following repair, the device had been returned to Lackland AFB in October 2012. Security Forces has no record of receiving the device and no notification that the device had been shipped. Thorough searches of Security Forces storage and use areas have been conducted without finding the device. One theory is that the device was sent to an old address for Security Forces. The building at that address has been searched without finding the device."

Ionscan 400 contains a NI-63 source with an activity of 15 milliCi. The Ionscan 400 serial number is 10586. The sealed source and device registry number (SS&DR) associated with the Ionscan 400 is NR-0163-D-801-G. The device is used to screen passengers for hazardous material. The licensee will be notifying the NRC Region IV (Cook).

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: 50248
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: SOLAR TESTING OF PA
Region: 1
City: MT. LEBANON State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1377
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/01/2014
Notification Time: 19:16 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST OR STOLEN NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"Notifications: The Department's [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Bureau of Radiation Protection] Southwest Office received a phone call on July 1, 2014 regarding a lost nuclear density gauge. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(1)(i).

"Event Description: The nuclear density gauge in question was last used on Friday, June 27th, at a job site in Mt. Lebanon, PA. The employee who used the gauge, reported returning the gauge (in its case) to the licensee's storage area that afternoon. That same employee reported, at close of business on Monday June 30th, that 'the case was now empty.' An inspection by the licensee [revealed] the case and lock were both intact inside the locked storage area. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing else was missing. The employee has been questioned multiple times and maintains that the gauge was returned to the storage area in the case on Friday, June 27th. The licensee also went back to [search] the job site in Mt. Lebanon, but did not find the gauge.

"Gauge Model: Troxler 3411B, Serial # 5434, containing 9 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am-241 sources.

"Cause of the Event: Unknown at this time.

"Actions: The local police are being notified and the licensee is offering a reward for the return of the gauge. The Department issued a press release on July 1, 2014, with a photo of the Troxler gauge and noting the reward. The Department's Southwest Regional Office will conduct an reactive inspection. More information will be provided upon receipt."

PA Report #: PA140014

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: 50249
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: CLARION BOARDS
Region: 1
City: SHIPPENVILLE State: PA
County:
License #: PA-G0084
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/01/2014
Notification Time: 21:46 [ET]
Event Date: 05/21/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTER FAILURE

The following report was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via facsimile:

"Notifications: The DEP [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Bureau of Radiation Protection] Southwest Regional Office contacted the licensee upon our DEP Central Office receiving a reciprocity notification for a scheduled repair to be done on a level gauge with a stuck shutter. The RSO from the licensee was unaware that this shutter failure was a reportable event. This event is reportable within 24-hours per 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2).

"Event Description: The licensee made a service call to a service provider on May 21, 2014, for a quote on a stuck gauge shutter. This situation was discovered by the licensee during a shutter check and leak test. It is unclear if the shutter was stuck open or closed. However, the licensee does have a 'lock-out/tag-out' procedure, and personnel were restricted from the gauge area. It is also unknown at this time of the actual event date.

"Gauge Manufacturer: Ronan Engineering; Model: SA 1-F37; Serial Number: M7255; Source Isotope: Cesium-137; Activity: 10 millicuries (mCi).

"Cause of the Event: Unknown at this time.

"Actions: The Department plans to do a reactive inspection. More information will be provided when more information is received."

PA State Report #: PA140015

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 50260
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: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 07/07/2014
Notification Time: 14:50 [ET]
Event Date: 10/17/2013
Event Time: 12:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
70.50(b)(3) - MED TREAT INVOLVING CONTAM
Person (Organization):
JONATHAN BARTLEY (R2DO)
JACK GUTTMANN (NMSS)
FUELS GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

TRANSPORT OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUALS FOR OFFSITE MEDICAL TREATMENTS

"Based on discussions with NRC on 7/7/2014 at 0800 EDT, it was determined that two (2) previous unplanned medical treatment cases should have been reported to the NRC Operations Center. The unplanned medical treatment cases occurred on 10/17/2013 and 10/29/2013 and involved injured and potentially contaminated individuals. The individuals were injured at the NFS facility and transported to local medical facilities. Due to the extent of the injuries, a full survey for potential contamination on the individuals could not be performed prior to being transported to the offsite medical facilities. Due to the inability to perform full surveys, NFS Medical and Radiological Staff, along with the medical facilities, implemented effective contamination control measures prior to the individuals arriving at the medical facilities, preventing the spread of potential contamination. On 10/17/2013 and 10/29/2013, respectively, NFS determined that reports to the NRC Operations Center were not required; however, notification to the NRC should have been made within 24-hours of the potentially contaminated individuals being transported to the medical facilities. Follow-up surveys and analysis by NFS Radiological Control staff did not identify spreadable radioactive contamination on the individuals or the medical facilities.

"There were no actual or potential safety consequences to the public or environment. There were no actual or potential safety consequences to the workers involving exposures to radiation or radioactive materials or hazardous chemicals produced from licensed material.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50262
Facility: POINT BEACH
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: MARY SIPIORSKI
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/08/2014
Notification Time: 07:28 [ET]
Event Date: 07/08/2014
Event Time: 00:24 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (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

Event Text

UNIT 2 SPRAY ADDITION DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO TANK INDICATION GREATER THAN 67%

"At 0024 CDT on 7/8/2014, Unit 2 Spray Addition was declared inoperable and LCO 3.6.7 (Spray Additive System) not being met, which resulted in a condition reportable pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The inoperability was caused by Unit 2 Sodium Hydroxide Tank level indication greater than 67%, at 67.5%. This exceeds a current Prompt Operability Determination compensatory action requirement stating 'level shall be maintained no higher than 67%.'

"At 0104 CDT on 7/8/2014, Unit 2 Sodium Hydroxide Tank level was restored to an acceptable level, less than 67%. TSAC 3.6.7B was exited and LCO 3.6.7 met."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50263
Facility: DAVIS BESSE
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-R-LP
NRC Notified By: CHARLIE STEENBERGEN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/08/2014
Notification Time: 10:06 [ET]
Event Date: 07/08/2014
Event Time: 09:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)
DARRELL ROBERTS (R3RA)
JENNIFER UHLE (NRR)
W. GOTT (IRD)
HAROLD CHERNOFF (NRR)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SMOKE ALARM INSIDE CONTAINMENT

"Unusual Event declared at 0935 EDT on July 8, 2014 due to a single fire alarm in containment. ELA HU4. No abnormal condition or plant impact at this time. The plant remains stable at 100% power."

A single smoke detector inside containment alarmed at 0925 EDT. There are no other indications of smoke or fire at this time. Adjacent smoke detectors are not in alarm. A containment entry team is being assembled to verify that there is no fire inside containment. The smoke detector alarm cleared at 1006 EDT.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. The licensee will make appropriate notifications to state and local government agencies.

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

* * * UPDATE FROM CHARLIE STEENBERGEN TO VINCE KLCO ON 7/8/14 AT 1419 EDT * * *

"The Unusual Event was terminated at 1328 EDT on 7/8/14. A containment entry was performed and no indications of a fire existed. The fire alarm was spurious and the detector has been disabled. There was no notification of other government agencies and there is no media /press release planned."

The plant maintained stable operations at 100% power.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the state of Ohio and local officials.

Notified R3DO (Hills) NRR EO (McGinty), IRC MOC (Grant). Notified DHS, FEMA, and NICC via email and phone. Notified FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50264
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARK EGHIGIAN
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 07/08/2014
Notification Time: 14:26 [ET]
Event Date: 07/08/2014
Event Time: 11:48 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DIESEL FUEL OIL LEAK

"At 1148 EDT, Fermi-2 Environmental Engineering identified that approximately 2500 gallons of Diesel Fuel Oil was noted to be in a secondary containment collection basin. The Control Room Staff was subsequently notified. Michigan Pollution Control (MPC) has been contacted for cleanup.

"DTE Energy notified Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) of the condition.

"Fermi-2 is making this 4-hour report to the NRC in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) and NUREG-1022 (rev 3) Section 3.2.12.

"Investigation regarding the cause is currently in progress. No fuel oil was released to the ground or navigable waters.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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