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Event Notification Report for June 10, 2015

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Event Reports For
06/09/2015 - 06/10/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51110 51111 51113 51134 51141

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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)

Event Text

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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Agreement State Event Number: 51113
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: DIGIRAD IMAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
Region: 1
City: WOBURN State: MA
County:
License #: 44-0362
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENATH TRAEGDE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/02/2015
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 05/07/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/02/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA ()
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST Co-57 SOURCE

"This event was reported by Digirad Imaging Solutions, Inc. that occurred at a client facility in Melrose, MA. Digirad Imaging Solutions is a mobile nuclear medicine company that provides imaging services at client facilities in MA. They are a licensee in Massachusetts under State License Number 44-0362.

"A Cobalt-57 flood source used for nuclear medicine camera imaging calibration was discovered to be missing. The source is 10 mCi (05/01/2015) in strength and is 8 inch x 8 inch in area. The source is typically stored in a leaded sleeve 12 inch x 12 inch in area. The date of discovery appears to be May 8, 2015, but the details are still uncertain at this point.

"Digirad Imaging Solutions is providing a 30 day report of the incident shortly. The incident was reported to us [Massachutetts Radiation Control Program] on the day of this report to the NRC (6/2/2015)."

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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Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Event Number: 51134
Rep Org: DIABLO CANYON
Licensee: PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO.
Region: 4
City: AVILA BEACH State: CA
County: SAN LUIS OBISPO
License #: SNM-2511
Agreement: Y
Docket: 72-26
NRC Notified By: JEREMY COBBS
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 06/06/2015
Notification Time: 23:19 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2015
Event Time: 17:03 [PST]
Last Update Date: 06/09/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)

Event Text

NOT MEETING TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS DUE TO INCORRECT LOADING OF CASKS

"On June 6, 2015, during a review of Independent Spent Fuel Storage (ISFSI) cask loading, plant personnel discovered that for two casks, preferential loading was not used during uniform loading as required by ISFSI Technical Specification 2.1.2, Uniform and Preferential Fuel Loading.

"ISFSI Technical Specification 2.1.2 requires that a preferential fuel loading configuration (i.e., that fuel assemblies with the longest cooling times shall be loaded into peripheral fuel storage locations) is used during uniform loading. Preferential loading was only partially met for two casks, designated MPC-253 and MPC-257. For these two casks, fuel assemblies with the longest cooling times were placed in the four center cask locations, which are only ones allowed for those assemblies containing control rods.

"Engineering has performed an evaluation and determined that the fuel casks remain in a safe and analyzed condition.'

"There is no adverse effect on the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."


* * * UPDATE FROM WESLEY FIANT TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 2100 EDT ON 6/9/2015 * * *

"A full extent of condition review has determined that 17 of the 29 loaded casks in the Diablo Canyon ISFSI prior to the 2015 campaign were found to be out of compliance with ISFSI Technical Specification 2.1.2, Uniform and Preferential Fuel Loading. The casks were preferentially loaded based on heat load vs cooling time.

"Engineering has performed an evaluation and determined that the fuel and casks remains in a safe and analyzed condition.

"There is no adverse effect on the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed."

Notified R4DO (Werner).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51141
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 06/09/2015
Notification Time: 09:13 [ET]
Event Date: 06/09/2015
Event Time: 03:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/09/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)

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

HOPE CREEK TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"On June 9, 2015 at 0310 [EDT] the Hope Creek Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation system was removed from service to perform planned maintenance. The removal of the ventilation potentially affects the TSC habitability during a declared emergency requiring activation. Appropriate compensatory measures are in place while the ventilation is out of service. The Emergency Response Organization duty team has been notified of the maintenance and the possible need to activate in an alternate location. The ventilation system is scheduled to be out of service for approximately 93 hours.

"The NRC Resident Inspector and Lower Alloways Creek Township will be notified."

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