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Event Notification Report for June 9, 2015

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06/08/2015 - 06/09/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


50602 51098 51099 51100 51101 51102 51105 51110 51111 51135 51137

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Agreement State Event Number: 50602
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ASSOCIATED EARTH SCIENCES
Region: 4
City: KIRKLAND State: WA
County:
License #: WN-I0298
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CRAIG LAWRENCE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/07/2014
Notification Time: 14:02 [ET]
Event Date: 11/06/2014
Event Time: 19:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
NMSS EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
CANADA (FAX)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

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

"Associated Earth Sciences reported to the State of Washington, Department of Health, Office of Radiation Protection that a Troxler portable gauge, model 3411, serial number 11272, containing 0.1 Ci Cs-137 and .005 Ci Am/Be, was stolen from the back of a pickup while parked overnight at a gauge user's resident apartment complex in Bothell, Washington. The gauge was last seen at 1900 PST the previous night and discovered missing at 0730 PST on November 7.

"The gauge was located in a locked black plastic tool box secured in the bed of the pickup. The tool box containing the portable gauge was stolen from the bed of the truck. Two cables and locks were reported used to secure each side of the tool box to the bed of the truck. It was unclear how the tool box was removed from the truck bed. The licensee reported no cut lock or cable was left behind. It was also unclear if the tool box lid was locked with the same locks and cables used to secure the tool box to the truck. The licensee was asked to provide a photo of their system used to secure the gauge and tool box to the truck. The gauge transport box inside the tool box was reported locked with a single lock. The handle of the gauge was also reported locked.

"The gauge user was asked why the gauge was not returned to the licensed storage location at the end of the day per the condition in the license. The user reported the job site was close to his house and he wanted to avoid the hour and a half drive to the licensed facility to check out a gauge. The theft was reported to the Bothell Police Department and police report #14-25445 was made.

"A follow-up with the licensee will be conducted to investigate possible citations for not returning the gauge for overnight storage in the licensed storage location and proper security for transporting the gauge in a vehicle."

State of Washington Incident Number: WA-14-045.

* * * UPDATE AT 1358 EDT ON 6/8/2015 FROM STEPHEN MATTHEWS TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The following report was received via e-mail:

"As of June 8, 2015, the gauge has not been located. Associated Earth Sciences sent [Washington Office of Radiation Protection] a letter dated June 5, 2015 documenting their corrective actions, which consisted of re-training their portable gauge operators, specifically for transportation security. Since the theft occurred over six months ago we feel there is no way to avoid closing this incident as of today, June 8, 2015."

Notified the R4DO (Werner), NMSS Events Resource (Email), Canada (Fax), and ILTAB (Email).

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: 51098
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: GENPAC, LLC
Region: 1
City: MIDDLEBURG State: NY
County:
License #: C2991
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE HARMON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/29/2015
Notification Time: 13:32 [ET]
Event Date: 03/10/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TWO LOST NUCLEAR THICKNESS GAUGES

The following information was received via fax:

"Genpac, LLC reported that two NCR Systems thickness gauges, SS&D No. CA0471D102B, device model No. 103, each containing 150 millicuries of Americium-241 were unaccounted for. The loss was discovered after Genpac was contacted by the [New York State] Department in February 2015, in order to initiate their periodic License Renewal process. At that time the company requested a license termination. A phone interview revealed that the company no longer had any gauges with radioactive materials (RAM) in use and that the Radiation Safety Officer had left the company. However, they could not provide documentation showing that the RAM had been transferred to an authorized recipient. The company has no knowledge of its disposition. The sources were last identified as being on site during a Department inspection conducted on February 10, 2010. The facility failed to maintain inventories and leak testing after the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) left the company in 2010. The Department was not notified of the departure of the RSO.

"A Reactive Inspection was conducted by [New York State] Department staff on March 10, 2015. During the inspection, a thorough search of the authorized storage locations and potential storage locations for surplus equipment was completed and the devices were not located. The consequences for the potential loss of Licensed RAM was discussed with Genpac management during the exit interview. At that time, an acceptable action plan was developed in order to locate the potentially missing RAM.

"On May 15, 2015, the company management notified the [New York State] Department that they had determined that they are unable to locate these sealed sources. This comes after interviewing staff with potential knowledge of the location of the devices and an extensive in-house search of their premises, the storage out-buildings and other locations within the Genpac organization that make use of Radioactive Materials (RAM) in the United States."

New York State ID: NYDOH-15-04

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: 51099
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: NOT PROVIDED
Region: 4
City: NOT PROVIDED State: TX
County:
License #: NOT PROVIDED
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 05/29/2015
Notification Time: 13:41 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST IODINE-125 MEDICAL SEEDS

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

"On May 29, 2015, a licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that it was unable to locate a package containing approximately 41.2 millicuries of Iodine-125 seeds. The package had been received at the licensee's facility on May 26, 2015, and per the licensee's procedures, it was delivered to the nuclear medicine department and left in the designated area. However, the staff in the nuclear medicine department had been allowed to leave due to a slow schedule. On May 27, 2015, when staff returned, they were unable to locate the package. The licensee conducted a facility wide search. The [licensee's] materials management employee that placed the package in the nuclear medicine department and the housekeeping employee that cleaned the department the previous night were interviewed. The housekeeper reported, [to have] not removed any boxes from the department. The licensee was unable to identify anyone else had entered the department. The facility's waste container had been picked up and taken to the landfill earlier that morning. The licensee checked with the landfill and learned it does have a radiation monitor but the container from the hospital had not set it off. The contents of the container had already been covered over in the landfill. The patient's procedure was canceled and re-scheduled. The licensee has changed its procedures for radioactive material package delivery by the facility's materials management to the nuclear medicine department to prevent reoccurrence. The licensee is continuing its search for the package. An investigation into this event is ongoing. The Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] has withheld the name of the licensee [and license number and location] in accordance with Texas state law. Further information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9317

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: 51100
Rep Org: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ABBOTT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL
Region: 3
City: MINNEAPOLIS State: MN
County:
License #: 1007-27
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRANDON JURAN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/29/2015
Notification Time: 16:26 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2015
Event Time: 10:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL TREATMENT TO INCORRECT LOBE OF THE LIVER

"The Minnesota Department of Health was notified on May 29, 2015, by a representative from Abbott Northwestern Hospital of a Medical Event. A patient was given 23.62 mCi of Y-90 TheraSpheres with an intended dose of 125.3 Gy to segment 4 of the liver. The 125.3 Gy dose was unintentionally given to the right lobe of the liver (segments 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8). The licensee was planning on treating the right lobe in the future. The patient and referring physician will be notified on May 29, 2015. The Minnesota Department of Health will follow-up with the licensee early next week."

Minnesota Event: MN150003

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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Agreement State Event Number: 51101
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: McCARTY LANDFILL
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/29/2015
Notification Time: 17:11 [ET]
Event Date: 04/13/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CS-137 FOUND IN WASTE ENTERING A LANDFILL

The following report was received via e-mail:

"On April 13, 2015, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by a landfill operator that material in a waste container set off their radiation alarms. The landfill provided a spectrum which showed the isotope as Cesium-137. An on-site investigation by this Agency confirmed the material to be dirt/mud contaminated with Cesium-137. The waste material at the landfill was isolated. The waste collection route sheet used to collect the waste was requested by the Agency. The Agency drove the route traveled by the collection vehicle using an RSI identifier in an attempt to locate the source of the contamination. The detector indicated the presence of radiation in a bar ditch along the intersection of two streets northeast of the City of Houston. Surveys conducted by the Agency identified a reading of 16 millirem on contact with the ground in one spot. Additional surveys indicated additional activity as far as 70 feet from the spot previously mentioned. The Agency received cost estimates from contractors to collect the material from both areas for proper disposal. The city of Houston had been contacted about the contamination and the steps that had been taken by the Agency. The City of Houston decided since the area of contamination was in their jurisdiction, they would be responsible for the remediation of the area. The Agency returned to the area on the evening of May 26, 2015, to inspect the area. The Agency discovered the road the bar ditch was running along had been closed by the city at both ends. There are no homes or businesses that require access to this section of road. The contractor was contacted on May 29, 2015. He stated they had begun work on remediating the area on May 21, 2015. He stated the road was blocked by the Houston City Works Department on that day. He stated they had dug down about 3 feet from the original surface of the ditch. He stated readings on contact at that location are 1 rem/hr. He stated they had come across a water line while they were digging and that it has restricted their use of tools. He stated that due to the dose rates they are seeing now (1 rem/hr) they are now using a low pressure water blaster to excavate the area. He stated they are sucking the water into barrels and monitoring the suction line for dose rates. He stated they would contact the state once the source has been located.

"On May 29, 2015, the Agency decided that due to the city closing the road to any access, the event should be reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters Operations Officer (HOO.)"

Event location: Near the intersection of Sunbury and Bacher Streets.

Texas Event: I-9303

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Agreement State Event Number: 51102
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: TRACERCO
Region: 4
City: PASADENA State: TX
County:
License #: 03096
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/29/2015
Notification Time: 18:47 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING CS-137 SOURCE

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

"On May 27, 2015, the licensee reported to the Agency [Texas Department of State Health] that while performing a routine survey of its source storage area, it discovered that a Barium-137 generator, originally containing 50 millicuries of Cesium-137, had leaked. The licensee investigated and found small amounts of the Cesium had been tracked into its office area (floor only and it has been remediated) and some of the licensee's work vehicles. Employees' vehicles were surveyed and no contamination was detected. The licensee continues its surveys of tools, tool boxes, and other items in the trucks. The area where the generator was stored is a restricted area (security). Access has been further restricted for greater than 24 hours due to the contamination. The licensee is working to identify and remediate all contamination outside the storage room before beginning to remediate there. The licensee has placed the generator into a type A drum to contain the material. The licensee was unable to determine the source or cause of the leak prior to placing it in the drum. An investigation into this event is ongoing. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident: I-9316

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 51105
Rep Org: MISTRAS GROUP
Licensee: MISTRAS GROUP
Region: 4
City: PRUDHOE BAY State: AK
County:
License #: 12-16559-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEREMY DUNNING
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/30/2015
Notification Time: 15:39 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2015
Event Time: 22:10 [YDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE STUCK IN GUIDE TUBE

"The equipment supporting the collimator, guide tube, and extension tube fell from a height of 9 feet causing the guide tube to become entangled in the piping below. [The guide tubes fell on equipment below and the short radius bends prevented source retrieval.]

"Equipment Involved:
7 foot flexible guide tube Serial Number GT060
7 foot flexible extension tube serial number EXT-15
Exposure device model: Sentinel Delta 880D, serial # D11876
Isotope: Ir-192, source Serial Number 17211G
Source Activity: 102.3 Ci
35 foot Control Assembly S/N 16681

"Place: Salt Water Treatment Plant, Central Operating Area, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

"Actions taken to establish normal operations: The radiographer extended his restricted area and contacted the plant operator to inform him of the situation. He and the assistant radiographer then maintained security of the restricted area throughout the duration of the event. At no time did any member of the public enter the restricted area. The Radiation Safety Officer was contacted by the radiographer and arrived on the scene at 2320 hours [AKDT]. Remote handling tools were used to untangle the guide tube and extension tube. Once the equipment was properly laid out the source was retracted to the shielded position using the control assembly.

"Corrective actions taken and planned to prevent reoccurrence: Retrain personnel on setup techniques with an increased focus on the stabilization of equipment.

"Qualifications [and dose] of personnel involved in incident:
(1) IRRSP card holder, dose received, 7mR
(2) Assistant Radiographer, dose received, 17mR
(3) IRRSP card holder, dose received, 2mR
(4) Jeremey A. Dunning, Site Radiation Safety Officer, IRRSP card holder, Source Retrieval trained by LAMCO & Associate February 25, 2011, dose received, 23mR (Dosimeter)"

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Agreement State Event Number: 51110
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC
Region: 1
City: MADISON State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1053S
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH M MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 06/01/2015
Notification Time: 14:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/01/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTED PACKAGE EXCEEDS EXTERNAL RADIATION LIMITS

The following report was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via email:

"The Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] was notified on May 29, 2015, after the close of business, of a package received by the licensee that exceeded the external radiation limits. This event is reportable immediately per 20.1906(d)(2).

"On Friday May 29, 2015, a package was received at the Madison location of Westinghouse. Receipt surveys determined that the package containing 'tri-nuc filters' exceeded the contact dose rate of 200 mR/hr as noted in 10 CFR 71.47. Confirmatory instruments used indicated a dose rate of around 300 mR/hr on contact (75 mR/hr at one foot, and 16 mR/hr at three feet). No removable contamination is present. The package was shipped from Westinghouse's European service center in Belgium. They maintain that the package met all transportation requirements prior to departure. It is believed that either the package shielding or material may have shifted during transport. No exposures in excess of regulatory limits are expected.

"The Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] plans a reactive inspection and the facility is preparing a full report. More information will be provided upon receipt."

Pennsylvania Event Report ID No: PA150016

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Agreement State Event Number: 51111
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Region: 4
City: LOGAN State: UT
County:
License #: UT0300159
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE GIVENS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/01/2015
Notification Time: 18:49 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2015
Event Time: 18:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 06/01/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
DAVEY TOTTERER (ILTA)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POLONIUM 210 SOURCE MISSING

"Loss of control of source: Data Control Device (DCD) containing a 500 microCurie Po-210 source was transferred from the Utah State University campus by an unnamed researcher. The source was removed and was transported to a city in India. The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] is currently making efforts to locate the researcher in India and verify the source is under his control."

This event occurred on 5/29/2015 and was reported to the state at 1300 MDT on 6/1/2015.

Utah Report: UT150002

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: 51135
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: BLAIRE WILSON
HQ OPS Officer: DAN LIVERMORE
Notification Date: 06/07/2015
Notification Time: 05:46 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2015
Event Time: 05:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2015
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
VICTOR MCCREE (R2RA)
DAVEY TOTTERER (ILTA)
SCOTT MORRIS (NRR)

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

NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT FOR SECURITY CONDITION DUE TO NON-HOSTILE ACTION

An individual approached the protected area and grabbed the fence. Local law enforcement assistance has been requested. The Security Team leader does not consider this to be hostile.

An emergency declaration was made based on HU4.1, for a security condition that does not involve a hostile action.

The licensee notified state and local agencies and informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, NICC Watch Officer, and FEMA NWC and NuclearSSA via email.

* * * UPDATE STEVE WILSON TO DAN LIVERMORE AT 0649 ON 06/07/2015 * * *

The individual was taken into custody without incident.

Notified R2DO (Rose), NRR EO (Morris), and IRD (GOTT).

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS Center, DHS NICC Watch Officer, and Nuclear SSA via email.

* * * UPDATE AT 1616 EDT ON 6/8/2015 FROM MICHAEL MOORE TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"Update to correct description of where the individual was apprehended.

"An individual approached the outside of the administrative fence near the circulating water intake structure. Local law enforcement assistance was requested. The Security Team Leader does not consider this to be hostile.

"This declaration was made based on HU 4.1, a security condition that does not involve Hostile Action.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Notified the R2DO (Rose).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51137
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: RONNIE WALTERS
HQ OPS Officer: DAN LIVERMORE
Notification Date: 06/08/2015
Notification Time: 00:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/08/2015
Event Time: 22:59 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2015
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
BILL DEAN (NRR)
KRISS KENNEDY (R4DR)
ALLEN HOWE (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 92 Power Operation 92 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT - FIRE IN PROTECTED AREA LASTING GREATER THAN 15 MINUTES

At 2359 EDT on June 7, 2015, the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station declared a Notice of Unusual Event in accordance with Emergency Action Level HU4 for a fire in the protected area lasting greater than 15 minutes. The fire started in the wiring of a terminal box for Electro Hydraulic Pump C, the running pump located in the turbine building. The running pump was then deenergized by operators and the standby pump started. The site fire brigade responded and extinguished the fire. The emergency was terminated at 0030 on June 8, 2015.

The licensee notified state and local agencies and will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, NICC Watch Officer, and FEMA NWC and Nuclear SSA via email.

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