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Event Notification Report for March 3, 2015

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03/02/2015 - 03/03/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50837 50838 50843 50844 50845 50856 50857

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Agreement State Event Number: 50837
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: GLOBE X-RAY SERVICES
Region: 4
City: TULSA State: OK
County:
License #: OK-15194-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 02/20/2015
Notification Time: 11:30 [ET]
Event Date: 01/31/2015
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/20/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - POTENTIAL RADIOGRAPHER OVER-EXPOSURE

The following information was received from the State of Oklahoma via email:

"[The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has] been notified by Globe X-Ray Services (OK-15194-02) that one of their assistant radiographers received a reported dose of 5.083 R for the month of January, 2015. The assistant has been suspended and stated that he dropped his badge at some point during the monitoring period but did not report it until now. Landauer reported that the reading was 'inconclusive'. Investigation is ongoing."

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Agreement State Event Number: 50838
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTIONS INC.
Region: 4
City: LA PORTE State: TX
County:
License #: L01774
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ARTHUR TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 02/20/2015
Notification Time: 13:14 [ET]
Event Date: 02/19/2015
Event Time: 16:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/20/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNABLE TO RETRACT CAMERA SOURCE

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

"On February 20, 2015, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that on February 19, 2015, one of its radiography crews working at a remote field site [near Kennedy, Texas] was unable to retract a 31.9 Curie Iridium 192 source into a QSA 880D exposure device. The radiographers were examining a pipe on a pipe pad with the collimator being held in place with a magnetic stand. As the radiographer began to retract the source after a shot, the stand fell and struck the source guide tube crimping the tube to a point where the source could not be moved. The radiographers stopped work in the area and moved their boundaries to prevent exposures to members of the general public. The radiographers contacted their radiation safety officer (RSO), but he was located 8 hours from the work site. The RSO contacted the licensee's office in Corpus Christi, Texas and the RSO from that location responded to the event. The Corpus Christi RSO is [at the location] to perform source retrieval. The event occurred at 1630 [CST] and the source was retracted at 2400 [CST]. No over exposures occurred and no member of the general public received any additional exposure from this event. The guide tube has been removed from service for inspection. The dosimetry badges for the individuals involved in the event have been sent to the licensee's processor for reading. The licensee is investigating the event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300.

"On February 20, 2015, the licensee agreed to send the source involved in this event to the manufacturer for inspection."

Texas Incident: I-9281

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Agreement State Event Number: 50843
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: TOXCO, INC.
Region: 1
City: OAK RIDGE State: TN
County:
License #: R-01037
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RUBEN CROSSLIN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 02/23/2015
Notification Time: 16:34 [ET]
Event Date: 02/23/2015
Event Time: 07:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/23/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SPRINKLER PIPE BREAK OVERFLOW FROM CONTROLLED AREA

The following information was received from the Tennessee Division of Radiological Health via facsimile:

"[A] sprinkler pipe break in the Waste Water Treatment Plant of Building B [resulted] in water accumulation in [the] berms overflowing [the] berms and [flowing] from a controlled area [into a] storm water collection basin and runoff system."

The State is performing sampling to determine if there is any contamination of the water that passed through the controlled area.

TN Event Report: TN-15-023

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Agreement State Event Number: 50844
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Region: 3
City: MILWAUKEE State: WI
County:
License #: 079-2005-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MEGAN SHOBER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 02/23/2015
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 02/23/2015
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/23/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT ORLIKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GUIDE TUBE ON RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA PREVENTING SOURCE RETRACTION

The following information was received from the State of Wisconsin via email:

"The Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section received notice from the licensee's Corporate Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) that a radiography crew working at a temporary jobsite on February 23, 2015 had a source become stuck during radiography operations. The crew was using an Ir-192 source in a QSA Global 880 Delta camera. While the source was cranked out in the collimator, a pipe fell on the guide tube and crimped the tube such that the radiographers were unable to retract the source. Two radiographers who are trained in source retrieval were dispatched to the jobsite. They cut out a one-inch section of the guide tube and were able to retract the source into the camera. As indicated by pocket dosimeters, radiation doses received by the radiographers were beneath regulatory limits.

"The Wisconsin Radiation Protection Section will follow up with the licensee after receiving its 30-day written report. Additional updates will be provided through NMED."

The licensee is sending the camera drive cable to the manufacturer for evaluation and has disposed of the damaged guide tube.

Wisconsin Event Report ID No.: WI150004

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50845
Rep Org: SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Licensee: SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Region: 3
City: SAINT LOUIS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-00196-07
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK HAENCHEN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 02/23/2015
Notification Time: 17:04 [ET]
Event Date: 02/23/2015
Event Time: 12:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/23/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSAGE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT ORLIKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

MEDICAL UNDER DOSE DUE TO EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION

A patient was under dosed approximately 21.9% due to an equipment malfunction (SIR-Spheres). The isotope is Yttrium 90, the prescribed dose was 13.23 mCi and the delivered dose was 10.3 mCi. The prescribing physician and patient will be informed. The manufacturer will follow up and investigate the hardware issue and subsequent corrective actions.

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50856
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TIM WOOD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/02/2015
Notification Time: 10:22 [ET]
Event Date: 03/02/2015
Event Time: 06:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/02/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
DEBORAH SEYMOUR (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP

"At 06:45 EST on 3/2/2015, Sequoyah Unit 2 reactor/turbine automatically tripped.

"Following the reactor trip, all safety-related equipment operated as designed. Auxiliary Feedwater automatically initiated as expected from the Feedwater Isolation Signal.

"Unit 2 is currently being maintained in Mode 3 at NOT/NOP [normal operating temperature and pressure], approximately 548 F and 2235 psig, with auxiliary feedwater supplying decay heat removal via the steam generators and condenser steam dumps.

"The immediate cause of the trip was a main generator C phase differential relay actuation. There was no associated work in progress related to this and all systems were normally aligned. It is currently not understood why the relay actuated.

"Current Temperature and Pressure - temperature is 548 degrees F and stable, pressure is 2235 psig and stable. There is no indication of any primary/secondary leakage. All rods are inserted. Electrical alignment is normal, supplied from Off-Site power. The 2B Emergency Diesel Generator is currently unavailable for planned maintenance and will be returned to service prior to unit restart. There is no operational impact to Unit 1. Unit 1 continues to operate in Mode 1 at 100%.

"There was no impact on public health and safety. Post-trip investigation is in progress and planned restart timeline has not yet been determined.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector" and the state.

No primary or secondary safety valves lifted during this event.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50857
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: DANIEL MICKINAC
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 03/02/2015
Notification Time: 18:31 [ET]
Event Date: 03/02/2015
Event Time: 08:25 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/02/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
DEBORAH SEYMOUR (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

NON-LICENSED SUPERVISORY CONTRACTOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

"On March 2, 2015, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) had a non-licensed supervisory contractor employee confirmed positive result for alcohol during a fitness-for-duty test. The contractor employee's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated."

The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015