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Event Notification Report for October 17, 2014

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Event Reports For
10/16/2014 - 10/17/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50521 50542 50545

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Agreement State Event Number: 50521
Rep Org: SHAW PIPELINE SERVICES, INC.
Licensee: SHAW PIPELINE SERVICES, INC.
Region: 4
City: BROKEN ARROW State: OK
County:
License #: 35-23193-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHANE OWENS
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/08/2014
Notification Time: 18:53 [ET]
Event Date: 10/08/2014
Event Time: 16:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/11/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
37.81(b) - LOST/MISSING CAT 2 RAD MATL IN TRANSIT
Person (Organization):
DON ALLEN (R4DO)
LAURA DUDES (NMSS)
ROBERT BUNCH (ILTA)
BERNARD STAPLETON (IRD)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Category 2 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

LOST RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA DURING SHIPMENT

The licensee had two SPEC-150 radiography cameras shipped from their job site in Morgan Hill, California on 9/30/2014 to their office in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. One of the radiography cameras arrived at the destination, but as of 10/1/14, the last known location of the second camera was in Memphis, Tennessee. The licensee contacted the common carrier's customer service and the dangerous goods department to locate the shipment. According to the dangerous goods department supervisor, the common carrier is investigating a radiation alarm at one of their dumpsters which may contain the radiography camera. The licensee will follow up with the common carrier on the morning of 10/9/14 to receive a status of their search.

The lost SPEC-150 radiography camera contains less than 57 curies of Ir-192. The licensee has notified the State of Oklahoma.

Notified DHS SWO, DOE Ops Center, FEMA Ops Center, HHS Ops Center, NICC Watch Officer, USDA OPS Center, EPA EOC, FDA EOC, Nuclear SSA, FEMA National Watch Center, and DNDO-JAC.


* * * UPDATE FROM SHANE OWENS TO HOWIE CROUCH (VIA EMAIL) ON 10/9/14 AT 0902 EDT * * *

The licensee provided the shipper's declaration for dangerous goods, the shipping label, and tracking information from the shipper. They will continue communications with the common carrier and provide updates as necessary.

The State of Oklahoma has notified the Tennessee State Radiation Protection Program.

Notified R4DO (Allen), NMSS (Dudes), ILTAB (Bunch), IRD (Stapleton) and FSME Events Resource email.


* * * UPDATE FROM SHANE OWENS TO DONALD NORWOOD ON 10/9/2014 AT 1214 EDT * * *

The licensee was informed by the common carrier that the search of their dumpster revealed that the radiography camera was not in the dumpster. The common carrier told the licensee that they had enlisted more personnel and had stepped up their search for the package containing the radiography camera.

Notified R4DO (Allen), NMSS (McCartin), ILTAB (Hahn), IRD (Stapleton) and FSME Events Resource email.


* * * UPDATE FROM KEVIN SAMPSON TO DONALD NORWOOD ON 10/9/2014 AT 1402 EDT * * *

The following information was received via E-mail from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality:

"On September 30, 2014, a package containing 57 Ci of Ir-192 was shipped from California to Shaw Pipeline Services, OK license OK-23193-02. The package was scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma on October 3, 2014. On October 6, 2014, it was discovered that the package still had not arrived. On October 6, 2014, Shane Owens [licensee RSO] contacted [the common carrier] to start looking for the package. On October 7, 2014 [the common carrier] began a search. [The common carrier] identified that the package entered Memphis [common carrier's] Hub on October 1, 2014, but did not leave. [The common carrier] identified a dumpster that caused radiation alarms to alert. At that time, [the common carrier] did not have the proper tools or personnel to handle the package, but they will contact Shaw Pipeline on October 9, by 0900 CDT to announce their findings.

"Object in the dumpster has been identified and is not the missing radiographic device."

Notified R4DO (Allen), NMSS (McCartin), ILTAB (Hahn), IRD (Stapleton) and FSME Events Resource email.


* * * UPDATE FROM SHANE OWENS TO DONALD NORWOOD ON 10/11/2014 AT 1653 EDT * * *

The radiography camera has been found at the common carrier's facility in San Jose, California where it had been originally dropped off for shipment. As of 1300 PDT on 10/11/2014, Shaw Pipeline Services has retaken possession of the radiography camera and verified that the radioactive source is in a safe condition.

Notified R4DO (Allen), NMSS (Dudes), NMSS (McCartin), ILTAB (Hahn), IRD (Stapleton) and FSME Events Resource email.

Notified DHS SWO, DOE Ops Center, FEMA Ops Center, HHS Ops Center, NICC Watch Officer, USDA OPS Center, EPA EOC, Notified the following via E-mail only: FDA EOC, Nuclear SSA, FEMA National Watch Center, and DNDO-JAC.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 2" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 2 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 a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50542
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: GRETCHEN CARTER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/16/2014
Notification Time: 13:14 [ET]
Event Date: 10/16/2014
Event Time: 10:42 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/16/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1DO)

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

MOMENTARY LOSS OF SECONDARY CONTAINMENT

"Nine Mile Point Unit 1 (NMP1) had a momentary loss of Secondary Containment due to both Reactor Building airlock doors being opened at the same time.

"At 1042 EDT on 10/16/2014, both Reactor Building airlock doors at NMP1 were opened simultaneously for less than 5 seconds. This results in a momentary loss of Secondary Containment operability (TS 3.4.3). The doors were closed and operability was restored.

"Secondary Containment being inoperable is an 8 hour notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C), 'any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to control the release of radioactive material.'

"The condition has been entered into the station's corrective action program and the NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified."

The licensee will be notifying the State of New York Public Service Commission.

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Part 21 Event Number: 50545
Rep Org: AMETEK SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS
Licensee: AMETEK SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS
Region: 3
City: COLUMBUS State: OH
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GEORGE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/16/2014
Notification Time: 16:34 [ET]
Event Date: 10/16/2014
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/16/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1DO)
DAVID AYRES (R2DO)
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 - INSUFFICIENT SPOT WELD ON WIRE WOUND RESISTOR

The following information was excerpted from a facsimile from AMETEK Solidstate Controls:

Ohmite 5 watt, 470 ohm wire wound resistor with component Date Code 1201 is mounted on a printed circuit board installed in power supplies manufactured by Ametek Solidstate Controls.

"Component Description: Ohmite 5 watt, 470 ohm wire wound resistor with Date Code 1201

"Problem You Could See: Internal open - (100 hour burn-in performed)

"Probable Cause: Insufficient spot weld on the wire wound resistor

"Effect on System Performance: Resistor opens

"Action Required: Notify NRC and affected utilities. Prepare replacements.

"Ametek Solidstate Controls Corrective Action Taken: Notified affected utilities of the potential defect and advised that the power supplies be returned to our factory. Further corrective action will be to install new boards with unaffected resistors, retest, perform 100 hour burn in and return."

Person notifying the NRC: Mr. Robert George, Director of Quality, 875 Dearborn Drive, Columbus, OH 43085, Telephone: (614) 846-7500

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