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Event Notification Report for August 3, 2016

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08/02/2016 - 08/03/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52123 52125 52128 52145 52146 52147 52148 52149

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Agreement State Event Number: 52123
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: KRISS USA, INC.
Region: 1
City: CHESAPEAKE State: VA
County:
License #: 810-585-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BETH SCHILKE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/25/2016
Notification Time: 14:49 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/25/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST HYDROGEN-3 SEALED SOURCE

The following is a synopsis of information received via E-mail:

On July 21, 2016, while in the process of performing an inspection at KRISS USA, Inc., during inventory performance, the Radiation Safety Officer discovered that a Hydrogen-3 sealed source (25 milliCuries, mb-microtec Model 400/1, SSDR #NY-1271-S-101-S, source lot #7036) was missing. The Radiation Safety Officer performed an investigation, which included interviewing users, and performed a visual inspection of the work area, of the path from the work area to the storage area, and of the storage area. A visual inspection of these areas was also conducted with the lights off to assist in the ability to locate the source. Upon failure to locate the source, based on information obtained through interviews with the user, the Radiation Safety Officer concluded that the source was likely lost in proximity of the work station. The most recent wipe test (July 6, 2016) of the work station was performed and analyzed by an appropriate service provider. All results found no detectable contamination. More information will be provided as received.

Virginia Event Report ID No.: VA-16-11

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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Agreement State Event Number: 52125
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: PACE ANALYTICAL SERVICES, INC.
Region: 1
City: SCHENECTADY State: NY
County:
License #: GL14268
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DANIEL SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 07/26/2016
Notification Time: 10:20 [ET]
Event Date: 06/23/2016
Event Time: 12:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING ECD SOURCE

The following report was received from the State of New York via facsimile:

"Pace Analytical Services reported that a leak test of a Varian ECD [electron capture device], model 02- 001972-00, serial no. SP472 indicated removable contamination in excess of 0.005 microcuries. Test results measured 0.0132 millicuries of contamination associated with a 15 millicurie Nickle 63 source manufactured by Isotope Products Laboratory (IPL), model NBCB14746, serial# SP472. The licensee was advised to isolate the source and not to use it. [The licensee was] requested to arrange for retesting and provide results to the NYS DOH [New York State - Department of Health]. Retesting was performed by [a Certified Health Physicist], Massachusetts License #13-3021, on July 14, 2016. The result of the second measurement was 0.0002 microcuries. Pace Analytical Services, Inc. stated that the ECO will be returned back to the manufacturer/ vendor and receipt will be sent to the NYS Department of Health."

EVENT REPORT ID NO. NYDOH - NY-16-03

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Agreement State Event Number: 52128
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: NORTHWEST HOSPITAL, LLC
Region: 4
City: TUCSON State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 10-097
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/26/2016
Notification Time: 18:00 [ET]
Event Date: 07/26/2016
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 07/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ADAM TUCKER (ILTA)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST IODINE-125 SOURCE

The following information was received via E-mail:

"At approximately 1300 MST on July 26, 2016, the licensee contacted the Agency [Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency] and reported that a 0.4 millicurie Iodine-125 source, which was being used for localization, was discovered missing. An initial radiation survey of the department did not locate the source. The licensee does not know the exact date or time that the I-125 source went missing.

"The agency is continuing to investigate the event.

"The Governor's Office and NRC are being notified of this event."

Arizona First Notice Number: 16-013

Notified Mexico via E-mail.

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 52145
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TIM JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/02/2016
Notification Time: 14:22 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2016
Event Time: 06:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
LADONNA SUGGS (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

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION OUT-OF-SERVICE

"This is a non-emergency eight-hour notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability.

"This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as the discovered condition affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

"A condition impacting functionality due to a loss of cooling of the TSC (Technical Support Center) Ventilation system was discovered on 8/2/16 at 0630 EDT. Repairs are complete at 1030 EDT on 08/02/16.

"If an emergency would have been declared requiring TSC activation during this period, the TSC would have been staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC had become uninhabitable. If relocation of the TSC had been necessary, the Emergency Coordinator would have relocated the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with applicable emergency plan implementing procedures.

"The Emergency Response Organization team was notified of the condition and the possible need to relocate during an emergency. This condition does not affect the health and safety of the public or station employees. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52146
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DEREK ETUE
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/02/2016
Notification Time: 14:42 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2016
Event Time: 10:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)

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

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SECONDARY CONTAINMENT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION NOT MET

"On August 2, 2016 at 1015 EDT, while restoring the east train of Reactor Building HVAC (RBHVAC) after a surveillance test on Division 2 Standby Gas Treatment System (SGTS), the Technical Specification (TS) for the secondary containment pressure boundary was not met for a duration time of approximately 1 second. The maximum secondary containment pressure observed during that time was approximately 0.120 inches of vacuum water gauge.

"Secondary containment pressure was returned to within the TS operability limit by RBHVAC and SGTS already in operation. There were no radiological releases associated with this event.

"The cause of the event is under investigation.

"The TS requirement is to maintain secondary containment vacuum greater than or equal to 0.125 inches of vacuum water gauge (TS SR 3.6.4.1.1) for secondary containment operability. Declaring secondary containment inoperable is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident lnspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52147
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: DANIEL MICKINAC
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 08/02/2016
Notification Time: 16:22 [ET]
Event Date: 12/19/2014
Event Time: 17:39 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
LADONNA SUGGS (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

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FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT

A member of the Fitness-For-Duty (FFD) staff violated the FFD policy in December, 2014 by responding to a call-in for unscheduled work after having consumed alcohol within the prohibited 5 hour period.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52148
Facility: BYRON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PAT COMERFORD
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/02/2016
Notification Time: 17:55 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2016
Event Time: 09:34 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)

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

WATERTIGHT DOOR DISCOVERED OPEN AND UNATTENDED

"On August 2, 2016 at 0934 CDT, Byron Operators entered and exited 1BOL 8.1 Conditions B and F for the 1A and 1B Diesel Generators due to 0DSSD192 (1B DOST Watertight Door) being discovered open and unattended. 0DSSD192 was closed within 5 minutes of discovery.

"0DSSD192 protects the DOST [diesel oil storage tank] transfer pumps from the effects of a postulated failure of a Circulating Water expansion joint at the condenser waterboxes in the Turbine Building. An open watertight door associated with one DOST has the potential of making both Diesel Generators inoperable.

"This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for any event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52149
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/02/2016
Notification Time: 20:33 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2016
Event Time: 17:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO ONSITE SEWAGE SPILL

"At 1612 EDT on 08/02/16, Fermi 2 discovered a sanitary sewer system leak from underground lines beneath the parking lot near Warehouse B. Some of the sewage has entered the storm drain system. The sewage leak was stopped at approximately 1730 EDT. The duration and quantity of the spill is unknown. A local sanitary contractor is currently responding to the site to clean the affected areas.

"Reports to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the local health department [Monroe County], and the local news media are in progress. Since these reports are in the process of being made, this is considered a News Release or Notification to Other Government Agencies, therefore this event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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