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Event Notification Report for June 11, 2015

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Event Reports For
06/10/2015 - 06/11/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51113 51114 51146

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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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 51114
Rep Org: FABRI-FORM COMPANY
Licensee: FABRI-FORM COMPANY
Region: 3
City: BLUFFTON State: IN
County:
License #: GL720487
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SUSAN LONG
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/03/2015
Notification Time: 11:53 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/03/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DAVE PASSEHL (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

MISSING IONIZERS

The following was excerpted from information received via facsimile:

"This letter follows up on an [initial] telephone report provided to the NRC Operations Center [at 1153 EDT] today pursuant to 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(i) regarding potentially missing NRC-regulated devices. During that call, Fabri-Form was asked to also submit [additional information] via facsimile to the NRC, providing information about the material contained in the devices, their serial numbers, and explaining how we became aware of the loss. Fabri-form is also submitting this letter pursuant to that request. We are also conducting an internal investigation into the matter and will submit a written report, as required under 10 CFR 20.2201(b), within 30 days.

"It appears that the potentially missing devices are six P-2021-8000 Ionizers, which are manufactured by NRD LLC. As we understand, these ionizers originally contained 10 mCi of polonium 210 and the serial numbers for the devices are A2FG071- 076.

"Fabri-Form became aware that it might possess NRC generally licensed devices on March 31, 2015, when it received a standard letter from the NRC's Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, stating that the company possesses generally licensed devices subject to NRC oversight. The letter did not specify what those devices were and after internal inquiry, Fabri-Form was unable to determine what those devices were. Fabri-Form contacted Hector Rodriguez-Luccioni, the NRC contact listed in the letter [on 6/2/2015] and based on information provided by the manufacturer to the NRC, he was able to provide us with additional information, including what these devices were, the manufacturer, device serial numbers, and that their delivery date to Fabri-Form was August 2006. Fabri-Form also contacted the manufacturer yesterday, who confirmed the NRC's information. Fabri-Form has only one employee that has been with the company since 2006, and that individual was unable to recall specific details about these devices when we initially contacted them. Thus, after conversations with the NRC and NRD LLC yesterday, Fabri-Form first determined what these devices were and that they are potentially missing yesterday, and we promptly notified the NRC within 24 hours, as required under 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(i).

"Fabri-Form will continue to investigate this matter and detail the findings of our investigation in the required written report."

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: 51146
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL MATHENY
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 06/10/2015
Notification Time: 20:09 [ET]
Event Date: 06/10/2015
Event Time: 13:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/10/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)

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

TEMPORARY LOSS OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA

"This event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) for a loss of emergency assessment capability at the Harris Nuclear Plant. Between March 24, 2015, and April 28, 2015, the meteorological data transfer process from the sensors to the emergency response facilities stalled intermittently five times. The control room staff was unaware of this condition for a maximum of 6.6 hours at any given time. When the data transfer process was stalled and the control room staff was unaware of the issue, the staff may have used inappropriate information in implementing the emergency plan. There was no impact from this condition because there were no actual emergencies during this time.

"On June 10, 2015, at approximately 1300 [EDT], further review of the impact of this equipment failure determined that this was reportable as a loss of emergency assessment capability.

"The condition that caused the data transfer process to stall has been corrected. In addition, measures have been implemented to ensure that if the data transfer process stalls again, backup sources of information will be used in accordance with the emergency plan to preclude loss of the assessment capability.

"There was no adverse impact to the public health and safety or to plant employees.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this condition."

Until this information is captured in a plant procedure, the licensee has issued a standing instruction.

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