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Event Notification Report for May 23, 2016

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05/20/2016 - 05/23/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51926 51930 51948

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Agreement State Event Number: 51926
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: NORTHEAST CMT
Region: 1
City: RIVERSIDE State: NJ
County:
License #: PI #507412
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CATHERINE BIEL
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 05/13/2016
Notification Time: 10:22 [ET]
Event Date: 05/12/2016
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER GAUGE DAMAGED

The following information was obtained from the State of New Jersey via fax:

"[The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was informed that in Galloway Township, New Jersey], a Troxler [gauge] Model 3440, S/N 17337, was run over by the company pickup truck. This gauge contained 9 mCi of Cs-137 and 44 mCi of Am-241/Be. The gauge was not in its transport container, so the outer housing of the gauge was badly cracked and fell off."

The licensee reported no release of licensed material or contamination and no overexposure.

State Event Report ID No.: NJ #16-05-12-1410-12

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Agreement State Event Number: 51930
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: QUALITY INSPECTION & TESTING INC.
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County: ORANGE
License #: L06371
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 05/15/2016
Notification Time: 09:24 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/15/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE DISCONNECT

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On May 14, 2016, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was informed by the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) that a radiography crew had experienced a source disconnect at a temporary field site on May 13, 2016. The RSO stated the crew was working on a pipeline and after 3-4 welds were completed the source could not be retracted into the Spec 150 camera containing a 90.4 Curie iridium-192 source. The RSO, who was authorized to perform source retrieval, responded. He determined that the source cable had parted right next to the ball connector and that the source would not slide out of the source tube since the frayed cable was catching on the inside of the tube. He cut the source tube in order to recover the source. The RSO received 1300 mRem on his pocket dosimeter and is sending in his film badge for emergency processing. No member of the general public received an exposure due to this event. The licensee is conducting an investigation into the event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: I-9403

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Power Reactor Event Number: 51948
Facility: BEAVER VALLEY
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: MIKE ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 05/20/2016
Notification Time: 18:40 [ET]
Event Date: 05/20/2016
Event Time: 15:31 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/20/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)

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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INADVERTENT SOUNDING OF THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIRENS

"At approximately 1531 [EDT] hours, a tornado signal was inadvertently activated from Hancock County, West Virginia which sounded 118 out of 120 Emergency sirens. The remaining 2 sirens do not receive a tornado signal. The sirens alarmed for approximately 3 minutes. A silent test was subsequently performed for all 120 sirens and validated the emergency siren system remains functional.

"In accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi), News Release or Notification of Other Government Agency, a 4 hour notification is required.

"The [NRC] Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. No press releases are planned."

The licensee notified state and local agencies.

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