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Event Notification Report for October 27, 2016

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Event Reports For
10/26/2016 - 10/27/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52301 52304 52305 52308 52319 52320

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Agreement State Event Number: 52301
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: DESERT NDT dba SHAWCOR
Region: 4
City: ELK CITY State: OK
County:
License #: OK-32104-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 10/14/2016
Event Time: 09:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CREW ARRESTED

The following information was received via E-mail:

"At 0900 CDT on Oct. 14, 2016, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental quality was informed by Desert NDT dba Shawcor (OK-32104-01) that a radiography crew had been arrested in Ardmore, OK and the truck, with source on board, had been impounded by the local police. Initial notification to NRC was made that day via NMED, though it has not been posted on the NMED site yet. The source was picked up by the licensee about 1300 CDT that afternoon."

No further information is known at this time.

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Agreement State Event Number: 52304
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: NOT PROVIDED
Region: 1
City:  State: NY
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JANAKI KRISHNAMOORTHY
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 10/19/2016
Notification Time: 10:34 [ET]
Event Date: 10/17/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL UNDERDOSE

The following report was received via fax:

"Radiation Safety Staff from a hospital in New York called on 10/18/2016 to report that for a patient who was treated with SIR Spheres [containing Y-90] on 10/17/16, it was estimated that about 22.5% less than intended had been delivered. 4.05 mCi was ordered. Assayed at 4.2 mCi. Post treatment survey of the device and residuals showed 1.06 mCi left over. Which means 3.14 mCi was administered, instead of the intended 4.05 mCi. They will mail a report within a week."

New York state Event #NYDOH-NY-16-07

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: 52305
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ST JULIEN PARTNERS LLC
Region: 4
City: BOULDER State: CO
County:
License #: GENERAL LICEN
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LINDA BARTISH
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/19/2016
Notification Time: 15:23 [ET]
Event Date: 10/18/2016
Event Time: 15:51 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 10/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

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

"During the time the St Julien [Hotel and Spa] was under construction, the fire marshal indicated additional exit signs were needed. The subcontractor working as the intermediary service provider was Riviera Electric. They ordered 3 tritium exit signs to be used on the property. After several discussions, it was determined the tritium exit signs posed a hazard and liability issues. The final decision was not to install them on the property. The disposition of the 3 tritium exit signs is unknown. They are being reported as lost. Riviera Electric is no longer in business."

Event Report ID No.: CO16-I16-22

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: 52308
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTION, INC.
Region: 4
City: COMMERCE CITY State: CO
County:
License #: CO 997-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DEREK BAILEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/19/2016
Notification Time: 18:25 [ET]
Event Date: 10/19/2016
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 10/19/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE DISCONNECT

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

"The radiography source disconnect occurred on 10/19/2016 at a metal fab yard in Berthoud, CO. No members of the public are believed to have been exposed to radiation from the incident at this time. The source isotope was Ir-192 with an activity of 40 Ci. The source was successfully retrieved by the licensee. The licensee reported the following dose estimates for those involved in the incident.

"Radiation Safety Officer: 50 mR
"Radiographer: 28 mR
"Assistant: 10 mR

"A written report from the licensee is pending; and will be followed-up by a formal investigation."

Event Report ID No.: CO16-I16-23

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52319
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: R.T. NIX
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 10/26/2016
Notification Time: 16:35 [ET]
Event Date: 10/26/2016
Event Time: 14:39 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (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

TORNADO MISSILE VULNERABILITIES

"During the evaluation of tornado missile vulnerabilities and the potential impacts to Technical Specification (TS) plant equipment, it was concluded that the following SSCs [Structures, Systems, and Components] were vulnerable to tornado generated missiles:

"The Turbine Driving Auxiliary Feedwater (TDAFW) pump exhaust vent is not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. A tornado could generate missiles capable of striking the exhaust piping on the Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump, crimping the piping resulting in reduced flow capacity and rendering the TDAFW pump inoperable.

"The Condensate Storage Tank (CST) vents are not adequately protected from tornado generated missiles. A tornado generated missile could strike the vent piping rendering it unable to relieve vacuum on the top of the CST and allow adequate water flow to the Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps and rendering the CST inoperable.

"These conditions are reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) for any event or condition that results in the nuclear power plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety, and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"This condition is being addressed in accordance with EGM-15-002 and DSS-ISG-2016-01 (enforcement discretion and interim guidance documents). The NRC Resident lnspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52320
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JEFF YEAGER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 10/27/2016
Notification Time: 00:49 [ET]
Event Date: 10/26/2016
Event Time: 23:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION NOT MET

"On October 26, 2016, at 2300 EDT, high wind conditions encountered on site resulted in the Technical Specification (TS) tor secondary containment pressure boundary not being met numerous times. The duration of time that the secondary containment Technical Specification was not met was approximately one second for each instance.

"All plant equipment responded as required to the changing environmental conditions and Reactor Building HVAC returned secondary containment pressure within TS limits. At 2300 EDT, secondary containment vacuum was greater than the TS operability limit of 0.125 inches of vacuum water gauge (TS SR 3.6.4.1.1) and steady, and the LCO was exited. There were no radiological releases associated with this event. A review indicates that this condition occurred earlier this shift during the high wind condition.

"Declaring secondary containment inoperable is reportable under 10CFR50.72(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 Inspector ."

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