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Event Notification Report for January 6, 2016

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01/05/2016 - 01/06/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51626 51627 51635

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Agreement State Event Number: 51626
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC
Region: 1
City: TAMPA State: FL
County:
License #: 4282-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL NORMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/29/2015
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 12/29/2015
Event Time: 08:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

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

"At approximately 0800 [EST], a construction 'con-x box' was found with a padlock and chain cut off. The Troxler Gauge Model No. 3440, Ser. No. 70830 was found missing. The incident was immediately reported to [the licensee Radiation Safety Officer], who reported the incident to BRC [Bureau of Radiation Control]. [The licensee Radiation Safety Officer] reported the theft to law enforcement."

The gauge contains 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be.

Incident Number: FL15-135

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: 51627
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: PACIFIC ETHANOL AURORA WEST
Region: 4
City: AURORA State: NE
County:
License #: GL0716
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HOWARD SHUMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/29/2015
Notification Time: 16:37 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2014
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/29/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the State of Nebraska via facsimile:

"During the annual inventory certification cycle for Pacific Ethanol Aurora West, the licensee discovered two missing tritium signs. These signs were originally shipped March 3, 2011 with 11.5 curies of material. Current approximate activity calculated as of 12/29/2015 is 8.77 curies. Pacific Ethanol Aurora West shut down for an estimated 18 months between 2012 and 2014. It is assumed these signs went missing at this time."

The missing exit signs are Isolite SLX-60 with serial numbers 435489 and 435495.

Item number: NE150003

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: 51635
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: SCOTT MILTON
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 01/05/2016
Notification Time: 16:07 [ET]
Event Date: 01/05/2016
Event Time: 11:20 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/05/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY MASTERS (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION OUT OF SERVICE

"A condition impacting functionality of the TSC [Technical Support Center] ventilation system was discovered on 1/5/2016 at 1120 [EST]. The issue involves a loss of cooling capability of the TSC ventilation system due to a failed compressor. Maintenance will begin repairs as soon as parts are made available. Estimated time to repair is unknown at this time.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC becomes uninhabitable. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Coordinator will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures. The Emergency Response Organization team will be notified of the condition and the possible need to relocate during an emergency. This condition does not affect the health and safety of the public or station employees. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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