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Event Notification Report for December 1, 2014

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Event Reports For
11/28/2014 - 12/01/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50632 50633 50634 50645

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50632
Rep Org: U.S. NAVY
Licensee: U.S. NAVY
Region: 1
City: WASHINGTON State: DC
County:
License #: 45-23645-01NA
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CDR. DOUG FLETCHER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/21/2014
Notification Time: 09:42 [ET]
Event Date: 11/13/2014
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
TODD JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

LOST SR-90 SOURCE

During an underway replenishment in the fifth fleet area of operations, a storage box containing a CH53 helicopter blade with an in-blade inspection system (IBIS) was dropped over the side and is irretrievable due to the depth of the water. The IBIS contained a 500 microCuries Sr-90 source.

The licensee has notified their NRC Project Manager (Seeley).

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: 50633
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 4
City: DURANGO State: CO
County:
License #: CO 005-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES GRICE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 11/21/2014
Notification Time: 17:25 [ET]
Event Date: 11/20/2014
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/21/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BOB HAGAR (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - OVEREXPOSURE TO AN EMBRYO / FETUS

"The Department [Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment] was notified via e-mail that a patient discovered she was pregnant after undergoing a PET examination. Dose is estimated to be on the order of 1 - 1.5 rem.

"A written report is expected within 15 days. No other information is available at this time."

Colorado Event Report ID No.: CO14-014-01

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Agreement State Event Number: 50634
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: DESERT NDT LLC
Region: 4
City: WICHITA FALLS State: TX
County:
License #: L06462
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 11/22/2014
Notification Time: 10:07 [ET]
Event Date: 11/21/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/22/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BOB HAGAR (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA FAILED TO OPERATE PROPERLY

The following was received via email from the State of Texas:

"On November 21, 2014, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that an INC IR100 radiography camera, serial #4386, with an iridium-192 source, model 32, serial #W957, activity - 1554 GBq (42 Ci) failed to operate properly at a field site. The technician had an indication that the source was fully inside the camera when the flag indicator changed, however they were unable to disconnect the drive cable from the pig tail. The pig tail was not fully inside the camera. The licensee's RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] responded to the scene to inspect and retrieve the source. [The RSO] moved the source to another camera. The [RSO determined the] locking mechanism had worn out on the camera. No individual received any significant additional exposure due to this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Report: # I 9255

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50645
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: DIRK DRINKARD
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 11/30/2014
Notification Time: 17:26 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2014
Event Time: 13:54 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/30/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
4 N Y 23 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC AUXILIARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION DUE TO PLANNED REACTOR TRIP

"This is an non-emergency event notification to the NRCOC [NRC Operations Center] in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to preplanned manual actuation of Reactor Protection System and auto-initiation of AFW due to beginning of cycle operating conditions, IAW 4-GOP-103 (General Operating Procedure).

"On 11/30/14 at 1354 EST, Unit 4 reactor power was reduced to approximately 23% and manually tripped as a pre-planned evolution to facilitate repairs to an unidentified steam leak on Unit 4 High Pressure Turbine. All systems and components operated as designed. Unit 4 is currently stable in Mode 3, AFW has been secured."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector

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