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Event Notification Report for March 29, 2016

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03/28/2016 - 03/29/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51802 51803 51804 51805 51824 51826

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Agreement State Event Number: 51802
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANTS, INC.
Region: 3
City: WESTERVILLE State: OH
County:
License #: 31210250023
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN JAMES
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 03/18/2016
Notification Time: 09:12 [ET]
Event Date: 03/16/2016
Event Time: 07:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT ORLIKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

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

"At approximately 1315 [EDT] on 3/16/16, ODH [Ohio Department of Health] was notified that a licensee had a nuclear density gauge run over on a construction site. The incident occurred at about 0730 that morning. The licensee's technician instructed site personnel to stay 20 feet from the damaged gauge and contacted the RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] via telephone. The RSO arrived on site at approximately 0810 and determined that both sources were intact within the gauge housing. Readings attained around the damaged gauge with a radiation monitor and indicated normal levels. The gauge was placed back in the case and additional readings were [obtained] from the soil at the accident location with negative results. The gauge was then transported to a licensed service provider for inspection and storage. The service provider inspected the gauge and performed a leak test which indicated that the sources were not leaking.

"Investigation is ongoing."

Sealed Source Gauge. Manufacturer: QSA GLOBAL, Model Number: X.2084, Serial Number: A-7879, 0.050 Ci Am/Be-241 source and Model Number: X.8, Serial Number: C-7879, 0.010 Ci Cs-137 source.

Ohio: Item Number: OH160001

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Agreement State Event Number: 51803
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTION, INC.
Region: 4
City: LaPorte State: TX
County:
License #: LA-7072-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES PATE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 03/18/2016
Notification Time: 10:44 [ET]
Event Date: 03/02/2016
Event Time: 12:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE UNABLE TO BE RETRACTED

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

"On March 17, 2016, Acuren Inspection, Inc. notified LDEQ [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] during a telephone discussion, about a source retrieval on March 2, 2016, but did not use our 24-hour hotline number for these types of notifications within the regulatory guidelines prescribe time limits of 24 hours. The event occurred at Exxon Mobil Baton Rouge, 4045 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA.

"The source could not be retracted due to a crimped guide tube. The total amount of Ir-192 for the industrial radiography camera was 64.7 Ci. The camera was:

"QSA Global: 880D, S/N: D4022, Curies: 64.7, Source S/N: 27719G."

Louisiana Event Report Identification Number: LA160006

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Agreement State Event Number: 51804
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: HERSHEY State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0127
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 03/18/2016
Notification Time: 11:43 [ET]
Event Date: 03/15/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL UNDERDOSE

The following was received from Pennsylvania via email:

"On March 15, 2016 a written directive for 18.1 mCi of yttrium-90 (Y-90) was written by the authorized user (AU) and referring physician for this procedure. The entire content of the syringe was injected and the residual activity in the vial measured 13.3 mCi, or 73.5% of the prescribed dose. No harm is expected to the patient.

"A different AU wrote the initial written directive based on incorrect dose calculation. The discrepancy was not realized until after the administration was completed.

"A reactive inspection is planned by the Department [PA Bureau of Radiation Protection]. More information will be provided upon receipt."

PA Incident # PA160010

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Agreement State Event Number: 51805
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT, INC
Region: 1
City: COLLINGDALE State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0187
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 03/18/2016
Notification Time: 14:48 [ET]
Event Date: 03/17/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ABANDONED RADIUM 226 SOURCE FOUND

The following was received from Pennsylvania via email:

"Lost or abandoned licensed material in a quantity greater than or equal to 1000 times the Appendix C quantities in part 20, reportable as per 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(1)(i).

"A new owner of a facility in Collingdale, Pennsylvania came across a locked room that contained an old lead pig, stamped with a label stating radium-226, 100 mg. The owner contacted Ecology Services, a local radioactive waste management company, who confirmed a dose rate outside the pig. Ecology Services called the Department [PA Bureau of Radiation Protection].

"The previous occupant of this facility, Universal Technical Equipment Inc., was licensed by the Department (PA-0187) to possess up to 110 mCi of Ra-226 sealed sources and contracted the removal of the radium source. The Certificate of Disposition documentation was submitted to the Department for license termination. The license was ultimately terminated on January 14, 2015.

"[PA Bureau of Radiation Protection] Southeast regional inspectors visited the facility today, March 18, 2016, and verified there is a source within the locked pig. A smear test revealed no leakage was detected on the outside of the pig. The source remains in a secured and locked location. More information will be provided upon receipt."

PA incident # PA160011

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51824
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: SCOTT WEST
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 03/28/2016
Notification Time: 15:43 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2016
Event Time: 10:48 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
DAVID AYRES (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

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

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A LICENSEE SUPERVISORY EMPLOYEE

A non-licensed, licensee supervisory employee had a confirmed positive test for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51826
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: TRACY HOWARD
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 03/28/2016
Notification Time: 19:44 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2016
Event Time: 13:22 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

MANUAL SCRAM FOLLOWING LOSS OF REACTOR CLOSED COOLING

"At 1322 PDT on Monday, March 28, 2016, Columbia Generating Station was manually scrammed from 100% thermal power due to the loss of Reactor Closed Cooling (RCC). Manual scram of the unit is procedurally required upon loss of RCC. The cause of the loss of RCC is being investigated.

"Regulation 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) requires reporting within 4 hours of any event or condition that results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor is critical.

"All control rods were fully inserted. Valve RWCU-V-4 automatically closed upon high water temperature due to loss of RCC flow. No other safety system actuations were reported. All systems operated as expected. Reactor decay heat is being removed via bypass valves to the Main Condenser. The station is in normal shutdown electrical lineup.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."

No safety/relief valves lifted and no emergency core cooling systems injected following the reactor scram.

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