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Event Notification Report for October 28, 2015

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Event Reports For
10/27/2015 - 10/28/2015

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51481 51482 51502

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Agreement State Event Number: 51481
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION TEXAS
Region: 4
City: POINT COMFORT State: TX
County:
License #: 03893
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/20/2015
Notification Time: 10:24 [ET]
Event Date: 10/19/2015
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/20/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - BROKEN SOURCE OPERATING CABLE

The following information was received from the state of Texas via email:

"On October 19, 2015, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that the operating cable on a 150 milliCurie Cesium - 137 source used in a Berthold model 21357 nuclear gauge broke during routine operation of the source. The licensee stated the source is stored in the fully shielded position. The licensee stated the source does not create an exposure risk to its personnel or any member of the general public. The licensee has contacted the manufacturer for assistance in repairing the gauge. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9350

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Agreement State Event Number: 51482
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: MET-CHEM TESTING LAB, INC
Region: 4
City: SALT LAKE CITY State: UT
County:
License #: UT 1800146
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GWYN GALLOWAY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/20/2015
Notification Time: 16:40 [ET]
Event Date: 10/20/2015
Event Time: 07:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 10/20/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
ADAM TUCKER (ILTA)

Event Text

UTAH AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY INVOLVING PHYSICAL SECURITY SYSTEM

The RSO of MET-CHEM Testing Labs, Inc. contacted the State of Utah, Division of Radiation Control to report an incident involving the installed security system. All radioactive material has been accounted for by the RSO. The State of Utah is sending investigators to the company facility today.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY GWYN GALLOWAY TO JEFF ROTTON VIA EMAIL AT 2142 EDT ON 10/20/2015 * * *

The following information was provided by the State of Utah via email:

"The State of Utah inspectors determined that the activity contained in all of the cameras (in aggregate) stored behind one barrier was less than the quantity found in Table 1 of 10 CFR 37. Therefore, the additional security measures were not required to be implemented. All sources are accounted for and will be secured in accordance with requirements tonight."

Notified R4DO (Werner), ILTAB (Tucker) and NMSS Events Notification via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51502
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: CRAIG VROMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/27/2015
Notification Time: 17:50 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2015
Event Time: 10:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TSC AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM DEGRADED

"A planned surveillance was started on the Quad Cities Station Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation air filtration system. The surveillance measures the flow rate through the air filtration unit and verifies the TSC is pressurized to ensure habitability requirements. The flow rate obtained was high, outside of acceptance criteria, and the surveillance was stopped pending resolution.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing procedures. If TSC evacuation is warranted due to radiological conditions, the facility will be relocated in accordance with existing procedures.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) since the air filtration unit affects an emergency response facility.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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