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Event Notification Report for May 4, 2016

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51881 51883 51884 51899 51900 51901 51902

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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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Agreement State Event Number: 51883
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: CLINICAL PHARMACY SERVICES, INC.
Region: 1
City: GRAY State: TN
County:
License #: TN-16-059
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RUBEN CROSSLAND
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/26/2016
Notification Time: 12:16 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2016
Event Time: 03:45 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RELEASE OF LICENSED MATERIAL AND CONTAMINATION

The following information was obtained from the State of Tennessee via email:

"The Tennessee Division of Radiological Health received a call at 1350 CDT on 4/25/2016 from a consultant for Clinical Pharmacy Services in Gray, Tennessee. He stated that a vial containing 290 milliCuries of stabilized Iodine-131 had been dropped in the pharmacy onto the floor. The vial broke, splattering the liquid onto two pharmacists and objects in the room. Employees were stripped of their clothing. Thyroid count results are zero for both individuals. The Iodine-131 had been stabilized with a buffering agent making it non-volatile. Plastic sheeting and thick pieces of lead were placed over the contaminated areas. All personnel badges were overnighted to Landauer. The corporate compliance officers for Clinical Pharmacy were contacted and will arrive today. The consultant stated that the maximum dose rate at the point where the vial hit the floor was 66 mR/hr. through the lead sheeting. He stated a dose rate at 6 to 7 R/hr. Personnel were placing surface contaminated objects into a large leaded disposal bin."

Tennessee Report No.: TN-16-059

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Agreement State Event Number: 51884
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: GEORGIA PACIFIC
Region: 1
City: CEDAR SPRINGS State: GA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: YOSHIKA EASON
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 04/26/2016
Notification Time: 16:12 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2016
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

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

"On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 our department [Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Radioactive Materials Program] received a report from GA Pacific, Cedar Springs, Georgia, that the shutters were stuck in the open position on a Kay Ray fixed gauge with 2000 mCi of Cs-137 and a Berthold fixed gauge with 30 mCi of Cs-137. Georgia Pacific maintenance personnel were doing a 6 month service check and realized that the shutters would not close. The incident occurred on 4/21/16. On 4/22/16, [the licensee RSO] received the report and was trying to determine reporting requirements. On 4/25/16, [the RSO determined] that they needed to do a notification report but our office was closed. Our department was notified on 4/26/16. Tag devices are being used but work cannot be performed around the area near the tank/pipeline. Berthold has been contacted but Kay Ray is out of business. A complaint has been opened in CTS [Complaint Tracking System] and our office has an ongoing investigation."

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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 1 Control Room Air Conditioning System HVK-CHL1C 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-CHL1D in service and Division 1 HVK-CHL1A in standby."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51900
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ROBERT URBANSKI
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/03/2016
Notification Time: 15:13 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2016
Event Time: 08:33 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (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

TEMPORARY LOSS OF CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE BOUNDARY

"At 0833 [EDT] on May 3, 2016, security received an alarm on a Main Control Room (MCR) door. At 0847 [EDT], security notified the MCR staff of the door alarm and that the door was incapable of closure. At this time, both control room ventilation filtration trains (CREVS) were declared inoperable in accordance with Technical Specification 3.7.10, Condition B, due to the inoperability of the Control Room Envelope (CRE). Attempts to close the door were made, and it was identified that a screw had become wedged at the base of the door preventing it from latching. At 0855 [EDT], the screw was removed and the door verified to close as designed. CREVS was determined to be operable and LCO 3.7.10, Condition B was exited.

"The safety function of the CRE boundary is to ensure the in-leakage of unfiltered air into the CRE will not exceed the in-leakage assumed in the licensing basis analysis of Design Basis Accident (DBA) consequences to CRE occupants. In addition to an intact CRE boundary maintaining CRE occupant dose from a large radioactive release below the calculated dose in the licensing basis consequence analysis for DBAs, it also ensures the occupants are protected from hazardous chemicals and smoke.

"This condition had no impact to the health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51901
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM MUFFLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/03/2016
Notification Time: 15:40 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2016
Event Time: 11:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY POLICY VIOLATION

A non-licensed employee supervisor violated the fitness-for-duty policy during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been denied.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51902
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM MUFFLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 05/03/2016
Notification Time: 16:04 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2016
Event Time: 13:01 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

ANOMALIES IDENTIFIED DURING VISUAL INSPECTION OF REACTOR VESSEL INTERNALS

"With Salem Unit One in a defueled condition during a planned refueling outage, anomalies were identified on baffle-former bolts while conducting a scheduled visual inspection of reactor vessel internals. Due to the visual anomalies, PSEG commenced ultrasonic inspection of the baffle-former bolts to determine the extent of condition and determine a repair plan.

"Based on initial results of ultrasonic inspections received on May 03, 2016, this condition was determined to be reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B), since the as-found conditions were not previously analyzed.

"Additional details regarding the extent of condition will be supplied in the 60 day report.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed. The licensee will notify State and local government agencies as appropriate."

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