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Event Notification Report for February 17, 2016

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02/16/2016 - 02/17/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51718 51719 51738

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Agreement State Event Number: 51718
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Region: 4
City: PULLMAN State: WA
County:
License #: WN-C003-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANINE GRUMBLES
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 02/09/2016
Notification Time: 11:47 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2016
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/09/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING NI-63 SEALED SOURCE

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

"Radiation Safety staff at WSU [Washington State University] discovered a GC ECD [Gas Chromatography - Electron Capture Detector] to be leaking during the semi annual sealed source leak test. The sealed source leak test revealed 0.00686 microCuries of removable contamination. The source was removed from the laboratory where it was stored in a box and immediately transferred to radioactive waste, pending disposal. The ECD had been stored in a box and had not been used for several years. Both the source location and the GC were surveyed to ensure contamination was not present. Survey results were well below regulatory limits."

The source manufacturer/model number: Hewlett Packard model 5890A, serial number M2044. The sealed source contains 0.015 Ci of Ni-63.

WA Incident Number: WA-16-005

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Agreement State Event Number: 51719
Rep Org: PA DEPT OF ENV PROTECTION
Licensee: CROZER CHESTER MED CTR
Region: 1
City: UPLAND State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0061
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 02/09/2016
Notification Time: 12:21 [ET]
Event Date: 02/03/2016
Event Time: 13:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/09/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION

The following was received from Pennsylvania via fax:

"The licensee discovered the event on February 4, 2016, and notified the Department [PA Dept of Environmental Protection] after normal business hours on Friday, February 5, 2016. It is reportable per 10 CFR 30.50(b)(1)(i).

"A 30 year old female patient was treated with 61.4 milliCuries of Iodine-131(I-131) for thyroid cancer and released, with proper discharge instructions, at noon on 02/03/16. The patient then returned to the emergency room (ER) at the same location at [1300 EST]. The patient did not disclose the previous I-131 treatment to ER staff until later that evening. The ER staff immediately contacted radiation safety personnel at 0100 on 02/04/16. The patient was then segregated and all access to the original room was controlled and posted properly. Surveys were taken and all linens and other potentially contaminated materials were collected for proper storage and decay. A radiation survey performed at 0930 on 02/04/16 estimated the potential maximum radiation exposure to staff to be 3 millirem.

"Patient failed to follow the discharge instructions given.

"A reactive inspection is planned by the Department. More information will be provided upon receipt."

Pennsylvania Event Report ID #: PA160006

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51738
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BILL MUFFLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 02/16/2016
Notification Time: 13:44 [ET]
Event Date: 02/16/2016
Event Time: 08:27 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/16/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 4 Startup 4 Startup

Event Text

AUXILIARY FEEDWATER PUMP AUTO START DUE TO FEED PUMP TRIP

"At 0827 [EST], the 21 and 22 Aux Feedwater pumps auto started due to a trip of the running Steam Generator Feed pump (22). The 22 Steam Generator Feed pump tripped while swapping from heating steam to main steam in accordance with normal operating procedures. The cause of the 22 Steam Generator Feed pump trip is being investigated at this time.

"The auto start of the Unit 2 Auxiliary Feedwater pumps is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), 'Any event or condition that results in valid actuation of any system listed in Technical Basis 11.3.3 except when the actuation results from and is part of a pre-planned sequence during testing or reactor operation.'"

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the Lower Alloways Creek Township.

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