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Event Notification Report for May 3, 2016

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05/02/2016 - 05/03/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51879 51881 51899

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Agreement State Event Number: 51879
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Region: 4
City: SEATTLE State: WA
County:
License #: WN-C001-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES KILLINGBECK
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 04/22/2016
Notification Time: 20:00 [ET]
Event Date: 04/20/2016
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/22/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING STATIC IONIZATION SOURCE

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

"On 4/21/2016, the Radiation Safety Officer at University of Washington reported by phone and by email that a Po-210 static ionization source was missing from a lab at the Southlake Union [SLU] Campus. The static ionization source had been placed in a cardboard box in preparation for shipment back to NRD [manufacturer]. Someone in the lab thought the box was empty and placed it in the recycling. This was discovered on Monday, and the lab had been searching for it for a couple of days before notifying the Radiation Safety Officer.

"The immediate report value for Po-210 is 100 microCi and the 30 day report value is 1 microCi.
Source information: Isotope: Po-210, Manufacturer: NRD, Model: P-2001, Initial Activity: 5 mCi (May 2015), Current Activity: approximately 1 mCi
Device information: Nuclespot - Static Eliminator, Manufacturer: NRD, Model: P-2042-1000, Serial Number: Not reported.

"The facilities personnel are currently trying to find out from [the recycling company] where the recycling is taken for processing. [The recycling company] picks up recycling from the SLU campus twice a week on Friday and Tuesday. University of Washington Principal Investigator lab informed NRD of the loss. Once their investigation is complete, UW will provide us [WA Office of Radiation Protection] with a written report as required by WAC 246-221-240(2).

"Incident Number: WA-16-018"

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: 51881
Rep Org: JEROME CHEESE COMPANY
Licensee: JEROME CHEESE COMPANY
Region: 4
City: JEROME State: ID
County:
License #: GL6149519
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PEGGY DORTCH
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/25/2016
Notification Time: 16:20 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2016
Event Time: 14:10 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JEREMY GROOM (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)
CNSC (CANADA) (FAX)

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

Event Text

LOST DENSITY GAUGES

The licensee has determined that two food product density gauges, previously in storage, cannot be accounted for and are considered lost. The density gauges, installed by Berthold in January, 1992, were last inventoried in April, 2015. They were removed from service in 2008.

An extensive search of the facility was conducted and the devices were not located. It is believed they were sent out as scrap metal. Each gauge contained 30 mCi Cs-137 sources. Their serial numbers are 920-2-92 and 59-1-92.

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: 51899
Facility: RIVER BEND
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: DANNY JAMES
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 05/03/2016
Notification Time: 01:50 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2016
Event Time: 22:29 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)

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

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM INOPERABLE DUE TO A CONTROL ROOM CHILLER TRIP

"At 2229 [CDT] on 05-02-2016, River Bend Station declared the High Pressure Core Spray system INOPERABLE in accordance with Technical Specification 3.8.9, Condition E (Declare High Pressure Core Spray System and Standby Service Water System Pump 2C inoperable immediately) due to Division I Control Room Air Conditioning System HVK-CHL 1C being INOPERABLE due to a trip of the chiller on high inboard bearing temperature.

"Actions taken to exit the LCO: Alternated divisions of Control Room Air Conditioning System to Division 2 HVK-CHL 1D in service and Division 1 HVK-CHL 1A in standby."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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