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Event Notification Report for July 8, 2015

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07/07/2015 - 07/08/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51188 51189 51191 51192 51193 51202

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Agreement State Event Number: 51188
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: LAKELAND PLASTICS
Region: 3
City: MUNDELEIN State: IL
County:
License #: GENERAL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/29/2015
Notification Time: 12:56 [ET]
Event Date: 05/15/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING STATIC ELIMINATOR

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

"By letter received on June 23, 2015, the registrant [Lakeland Plastics] advised [the Illinois Emergency Management Agency] that a static eliminator provided to them under general license is missing although believed to be still at their facility. The device was received on May 22, 2014 for use with special projects to control dust. When the lease for the device came up for renewal a year after its initial receipt, it was discovered to be missing. It was last used in March of this year. Efforts have been underway since June 11, 2015, to locate the device. The registrant indicates that a new and more rigorous check out procedure has been developed to prevent future recurrence of this event for its other static eliminator. The current activity of the missing item is 1.4 milliCi. Given the age, form, and design of the static eliminator, no exposure to employees or the public is suspected. This item will remain open for the required time until the source is declared as lost or is recovered.

"Radionuclide: Po-210
"Activity: 0.0014 Ci [1.4 milliCi] or 0.0518 GBq
"Manufacturer: NRD, Inc.
"Model Number: P-001
"Serial Number: A2JX845

"IL Report ID: IL15014"

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: 51189
Rep Org: MALLINCKRODT PHARMACEUTICALS
Licensee: MALLINCKRODT PHARMACEUTICALS
Region: 3
City: MARYLAND HEIGHTS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-04206-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MANUEL DIAZ
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/29/2015
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/19/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

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LOST SHIPMENT OF I-123

On 06/8/15, a shipment of I-123, 1.4 mCi, used for diagnostic imaging, was shipped from the Mallinckrodt Maryland Heights, MO facility for overnight delivery via highway carrier to a company located in Baltimore, MD. The material was not received in Maryland as scheduled. The shipper, carrier and customer performed searches. The shipper concluded that the material was missing as of 6/19/15.

The half-life of I-123 is 13.3 hours.

The licensee will submit a written report within the 30 day requirement.

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: 51191
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: SOURCE PRODUCTION & EQUIPMENT COMPANY
Region: 4
City: ST. ROSE State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2966-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM M. PATE III
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/30/2015
Notification Time: 11:41 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2015
Event Time: 15:04 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
BARRY WRAY (ILTA)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SHIPPED SOURCES

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

"On June 25, 2015, Source Production & Equipment Company shipped [using a common carrier] three sources to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), . . . , [in] Worcester, MA 01609. The three sources were two Yb-169 for total activity of 65 Gbq (1.75 Ci) and one Se-75 37 Gbq (1 Ci). The package arrived at WPI damaged. The lead pig container did not have the three sources. There are no source serial numbers. The State of Massachusetts and [the common carrier] have been notified. State of Massachusetts stated that they have contacted the FBI.

"Event Report ID No.: LA150011"

HOO NOTE: Also reported by the common carrier to the National Response Center on 6/29/15 [Incident Report # 1121358] and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [EN # 51192].

* * * UPDATE FROM JAMES PATE TO JEFFREY HERRERA ON 7/7/2015 AT 1400 EDT * * *

After discussion between Louisiana and Massachusetts, The State of Louisiana considers their event (LA150011) to be closed out. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (NRC Event Number #51192) is continuing their investigation.

Notified R4DO (Haire), ILTAB (Johnson) and NMSS Events Notification via 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: 51192
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Region: 1
City: WORCESTER State: MA
County:
License #: 03-6802
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/30/2015
Notification Time: 12:17 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2015
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
BARRY WRAY (ILTA)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN TRANSIT

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via email:

"Worcester Polytechnic Institute reported on 6/30/15 that a shipment of one Selenium-75 (1 curie) and two Ytterbium-169 (1.76 curies together) brachytherapy sealed sources arrived as an empty package (no radioactive material was within the package). The received Yellow-II labeled cardboard package was visibly damaged and resealed with clear shipping tape. Survey of the received package determined background radiation readings. Carrier, shipper and various government agencies have been contacted. Search for missing items is ongoing. Radiation from the unshielded sources expected to be approximately 1 R/hr at one meter distance. Agency [MA Radiation Control Program] to perform on-site investigation in Worcester today ."

HOO NOTE: Also reported by the common carrier to the National Response Center on 6/29/15 [Incident Report # 1121358] and by the State of Louisiana [EN # 51191].

* * * UPDATE ON 7/2/15 AT 1149 EDT FROM ANTHONY CARPENITO TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

The following update was received from the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program via email:

"Agency [Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Radiation Control Program] (MADPH-RCP) conducted investigation at receiving licensee facility on 6/30/15. Agency also conducted radiation surveys on 7/1/15 at the three carrier facilities in Massachusetts through which the package passed. No sources were identified and all radiation readings were at background levels. The three sources have been described by shipper as titanium capsules approximately 5 mm long and 1 mm diameter. Each source may still be individually contained within an approximate 1.5 inch tall glass vial with teal-colored plastic screw-on cap, each vial with white label taped to outside of vial describing the contents. The receiving licensee ordered a 0.2 curie Se-75 source (same physical description) and it is unknown at this time which Se-75 activity amount (0.2 or 1 curie) was shipped."

Notified the R1DO (Dimitriadis), ILTAB (Johnson) and NMSS Events (via Email)

* * * UPDATE ON 7/7/15 AT 1616 EDT FROM JOSHUA E. DAEHLER TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

The following update from the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program was sent via email:

"The shipper (i.e. SPEC) provided clarification that, contrary to the activities identified in shipping papers, one Yb-169 source was actually approximately 1.74 curies, another Yb-169 source was actually approximately 1.77 curies and the third source, Se-75 was approximately 207 millicuries. The sources continue to be missing."

Notified the R1DO (Cahill), ILTAB (Johnson) and NMSS Events (via 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: 51193
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: ECS MID-ATLANTIC MANASSAS
Region: 1
City: MANASSAS State: VA
County: MANASSAS PARK
License #: 683-314-3
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL WELLING
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/30/2015
Notification Time: 16:41 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2015
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PORTABLE MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via email:

"On June 30, 2015 at about 1400 EDT, the Virginia Radioactive Material Program (VRMP) received a telephone report from the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) that a moisture/density gauge was damaged. While performing testing at a temporary jobsite in Manassas, the moisture/density gauge (CPN, Model: MC1, Serial # MD90104762, Cs-137 (9 mCi), Am-241 (44 mCi)), was hit by the subcontractor's equipment at the project site and resulted in damage to the control rod. The RSO stated that the sources were in the shielded position and the shielding integrity was not damaged. A survey of the gauge was performed by the licensee and reading observed was 2 mrem/hr on contact. The gauge was packaged and returned to the office where a wipe test was taken and the analysis will be performed by the manufacturer/distributor. There was no public health and safety threat from this incident. VRMP will review the licensee's report for corrective actions.

"Event Report ID No.: VA-15-10"

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51202
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: CHRIS ROBINSON
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 07/07/2015
Notification Time: 16:07 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2015
Event Time: 14:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (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

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT PRESSURE BOUNDARY VACUUM NOT MAINTAINED WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS

"On 7/7/2015 at approximately 1435 EDT, the Technical Specification for Secondary Containment Pressure Boundary was not met when vacuum could not be maintained greater than or equal to -0.125 inches of water gauge for approximately 41 seconds. As part of post-maintenance testing for the non-safety related Reactor Building HVAC Center Exhaust Fan, the fan was started while the safety-related Standby Gas Treatment system was also in operation. Shortly after the fan was started, operators observed degrading vacuum in secondary containment and subsequently secured the center exhaust and supply fans. Vacuum continued to degrade momentarily after the fans were secured, and then returned to a Technical Specification allowable value.

"Subsequent inspections discovered that the affected fan was operating in the reverse direction. This is believed to have caused Secondary Containment pressure to increase.

"Since vacuum could not be maintained with the safety-related Standby Gas Treatment system operating, the plant operated in an unanalyzed condition.

"The cause of the reverse rotation is under investigation. There were no radiological releases associated with this event.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE FROM CHRIS ROBINSON TO VINCE KLCO ON 7/7/2015 AT 2153 EDT* * *

"Based on plant configuration at the time of the event and further review of the Fermi 2 UFSAR, the plant did not operate in an unanalyzed condition. The Reactor Building HVAC fans would have tripped, as designed, upon receipt of a safety-related Standby Gas Treatment actuation signal during the time of the event. Therefore, the fans' pressurizing effect on secondary containment would have ceased within the time limits assumed in the existing accident analysis.

"The reporting criteria of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) remains valid."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R3DO (Stone).

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