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Event Notification Report for December 16, 2014

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Event Reports For
12/15/2014 - 12/16/2014

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50646 50656 50657 50659 50678

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50646
Rep Org: HYDROLAKE INC
Licensee: HYDROLAKE INC
Region: 3
City: MCBAIN State: MI
County:
License #: GL644751
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JESS ROLSTON
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 12/01/2014
Notification Time: 16:44 [ET]
Event Date: 11/28/2014
Event Time: 06:33 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(a) - PROTECTIVE ACTION PREVENTED
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
NMSS EVENT NOTIFICAT (EMAI)

Event Text

FIRE DAMAGED LABORATORY CONTAINING NRC GENERAL LICENSED MATERIAL

An NRC general licensee reported that a fire damaged their facility. Inside this facility was an ASOMA Model 200 (Serial # 4649) device containing 13 mCi of Cm-244. The device is assumed to be damaged or destroyed. The licensee has limited access to the area and is contacting a qualified contractor to assist with disposal of the device.

The ASOMA Model 200 is an Energy Dispersive-X-Ray Fluorescent (ED-XRF) benchtop analyzer.

* * * UPDATE FROM ANTHONY FURLICH TO DANIEL MILLS AT 0839 EST ON 12/15/2014 * * *

Licensee hired a licensed contractor to recover the damaged source. The source was successfully recovered and was verified to be intact with no leakage. The source has been shipped to a licensed disposal facility.

Notified R3DO (Skokowski) and NMSS Events Notification (via Email)

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50656
Rep Org: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
Licensee: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
Region: 3
City: DULUTH State: MN
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL WERNKE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/05/2014
Notification Time: 11:21 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)
CANADA (FAX)

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

Event Text

MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The Federal Bureau of Prisons in Duluth, Minnesota reported the loss of generally licensed devices (self-illuminating tritium exit signs) as required by 10 CFR 31.5(a)(10) and 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(1). Four (4) tritium exit signs are assumed to be missing. A thorough search was conducted but failed to locate the missing signs.

The serial numbers are known for 3 of the 4 missing signs; 309482 - 11.47 Ci, 309489 - 11.47 Ci, C601373 - 20 Ci.

The licensee has notified R3 (Piskura).

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: 50657
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: EARTHTEC ENGINEERING
Region: 4
City: SALT LAKE CITY State: UT
County:
License #: UT 2500300
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE GIVENS
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/05/2014
Notification Time: 17:15 [ET]
Event Date: 12/04/2014
Event Time: 16:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 12/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED PORTABLE GAUGE

The following report was received from the State of Utah via email:

"A portable gauge was run over by a compactor at a construction site [located at the University of Utah Business Loop Parking Garage]. The gauge was damaged and required disassembly to withdraw the source. The source was withdrawn to the shielded position. Leak test wipes were taken and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The [Licensee] RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] placed the gauge inside the transport case. The RSO verified transport index readings were normal. The RSO transported the gauge to the licensee's facility and stored it until the leak test results were verified to be below 0.005 microcuries. Additional information and photographs will be forthcoming."

Utah Event Report ID: UT140005

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50659
Rep Org: DTE ENERGY
Licensee: DTE ENERGY
Region: 3
City: DETROIT State: MI
County:
License #: GENERAL LICEN
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT TOZZIE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/08/2014
Notification Time: 14:07 [ET]
Event Date: 11/14/2014
Event Time: 14:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/08/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT (FAX)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

LOST DEVICE WITH CADMIUM-109 SOURCE

The licensee reports the loss of General License Niton XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) Device, serial # 8622, containing a (Cadmium) Cd-109 source, Serial # NR-7169. The original device source strength was 40 milliCurie however, the current source strength is assayed at .26 milliCurie. The licensee believes the device was accidently disposed of as waste for recycling from the Detroit, MI facility. Efforts to locate and recover the device have been unsuccessful. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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: 50678
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JAMES COX
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 12/15/2014
Notification Time: 13:58 [ET]
Event Date: 12/15/2014
Event Time: 07:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/15/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"On December 15, 2014, at 0730 hours [CST] the Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) system was declared inoperable due to a partially stuck open main control room door. The door was unable to be closed to establish the boundary of the control room envelope. As a result, Technical Specification 3.7.4, Condition C, was entered. A repair plan and schedule is being developed.

"The CREV system maintains a habitable control room environment and ensures the operability of components in the control room emergency zone during accident conditions as well as protection of the operators from a high dose environment assumed during a design basis accident.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) because the CREV system is a single train system, and loss of the CREV system could impact the plant's ability to mitigate the consequences of an accident as stated in Chapter 6 of the UFSAR. This event is also reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) since this condition also impacts the control room as an Emergency Response Facility.

"At 0910 [CST] exited Tech Spec 3.7.4, Condition C, for CREV System Inoperable due to inoperable Control Room Envelope (CRE). The Control Room door is now closed. Completed post maintenance smoke test, satisfactory.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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