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Event Notification Report for May 20, 2015

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** EVENT NUMBERS **


51062 51080

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 51062
Rep Org: U.S. AIR FORCE
Licensee: U.S. AIR FORCE
Region: 1
City: FALLS CHURCH State: VA
County:
License #: 42-23539-XXAF
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANTONY CAGLE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/11/2015
Notification Time: 09:48 [ET]
Event Date: 04/13/2015
Event Time: 10:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL VASQUEZ (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

LOST/MISSING CALIBRATION SOURCE

The following was received by email:

"Notification from Master Material License [MML] No. 42-23539-XXAF, issued to the Department of the Air Force. The following report of a possible lost or missing source likely involves a source not specifically licensed under the MML:

"On 13 April 2015 at 1030 hours, an officer newly assigned to Cannon AFB [Air Force Base] discovered a source on the radioactive material inventory he could not physically locate. The source was listed as an Am-241 check source for a Smiths model 1500 instrument, with no information provided except for a previous storage location. The officer could not locate any records of disposition for this source, but continues to investigate disposition records for the base. The officer interviewed a predecessor who asserted the Am-241 line item on the inventory could be a clerical error.

"The licensee contacted Smiths Detection which to date could not verify the existence of a Smiths Model 1500 or an Am-241 check source.

"They are unaware of any exposures at this time.

"The base will ensure complete/accurate data entry for radioactive material inventories and subsequent verification of inventory through physical 'eyes-on' inventories."

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: 51080
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARK EGHIGIAN
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/19/2015
Notification Time: 15:22 [ET]
Event Date: 05/19/2015
Event Time: 11:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/19/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (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 ON-SITE SANITARY SEWER LEAK

"At approximately 1130 EDT on May 19, 2015, Fermi-2 determined that a sanitary sewer system leak had occurred from underground lines beneath the parking lot near Warehouse E. Some of the sewage entered the storm sewer. The leak has been secured. A local sanitary contractor is currently responding to the site to clean the affected areas. The duration and quantity of the spill is unknown, however, current estimates of the sewage entering the storm sewer are less than 200 gallons. Reports to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the local health department and the local news media are required in accordance with Michigan Act 451, Public Acts of 1994, as amended, Part 31, Section 342.3112a. Since reports are in the process of being made, this is considered a News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency, and therefore is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b )(2)(xi).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The release was onsite only and did not reach navigable waters.

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