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Event Notification Report for January 25, 2017

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Event Reports For
01/24/2017 - 01/25/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52446 52493 52494 52508

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Agreement State Event Number: 52446
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: EAGLE NDT, LLC
Region: 4
City: POTH State: TX
County:
License #: 06176
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 12/20/2016
Notification Time: 12:49 [ET]
Event Date: 12/20/2016
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERAS DAMAGED IN BUILDING FIRE

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

"On December 20, 2016, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee's corporate radiation safety officer (CRSO) that a fire had occurred at their Poth, Texas location causing extensive damage to the building. The licensee reported that inside the building was its storage location for its radiography exposure devices. The storage location had ten QSA 880D cameras containing between 32.2 and 90.2 curies Ir-192. Dose rates five feet from the storage location after the fire was out were near normal.

"Once the licensee gained access to the storage location they discovered that at least two of the handles on the devices had been melted to some degree. The licensee removed all the cameras from the storage location and a radiation survey on each was completed. The licensee stated the measured dose rates were normal. It appears the integrity of the shielding was maintained, but could have been affected. The CRSO stated all cameras were being returned to the manufacturer for leak test and inspection.

"No licensee personnel or member of the general public were exposed to any significant levels of radiation due to this event. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident # I-9452

* * * UPDATE FROM ART TUCKER TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1049 EST ON 12/23/16 * * *

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

"On December 23, 2016, the Agency contacted the licensee to get an update on the status of the radiography exposure devices. The licensee stated ten exposure devices were involved in the event and all have been delivered to the manufacturers Houston, Texas location for leak test and inspection. The licensee stated the exposure device storage area has been surveyed and no contamination was found. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO(Hay) and NMSS_Events_Notification via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM TUCKER TO KLCO AT 1056 EST ON 12/28/16 * * *

The following information was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On December 28, 2016, the Agency was notified by the licensee that the state Fire Marshal determined the fire was an electrical short at a plug. Additional information will be provided as it is received IAW SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Drake) and NMSS_Events_Notification via email.

* * * UPDATE FROM ART TUCKER TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1151 EST ON 1/24/17 * * *

The following update information was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On January 19, 2017, the Agency received the written report from the licensee. Due to the nature of this event, the information is being provided directly to the HOO [NRC Headquarters Operations Officer]. The report included the report from the device manufacturer. The manufacturer's report states that due to the heat the devices were exposed to, none of the QSA 880 devices should be used to perform radiography work. In addition, the type 'B' containers could not be used as transportation containers for radioactive materials. The report also stated 12 cameras were involved in the fire, but only 10 had sources in them. All of the devices will be disposed of. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Rollins) and NMSS_Events_Notification (via email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 52493
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: IRISNDT INC
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: 06435
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE CASARES
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 01/17/2017
Notification Time: 10:36 [ET]
Event Date: 01/16/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/17/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY DEVICE DAMAGED

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On January 17, 2017, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that on January 16, 2017 at 0200 CST a source retrieval had been completed. The source was Ir-192, 94 curies, serial number YA0408, used in a Spec 150 radiography device. The licensee reported that piping being imaged fell from the holding stand onto the guide tube crushing it and causing the source to become stuck and non-retractable. The radiographers called the radiation safety officer (RSO) who after several unsuccessful attempts to open the guide tube had to cut the source from the cable and placed it into the device with long reach tongs. No member of the public was exposed and the RSO maintained his exposure to not exceed regulatory limits. The licensee stated the device was taken out of service and will supply a detailed report of the incident. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA300."

Texas Incident #: I-9457

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Agreement State Event Number: 52494
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CINTAS FIRST AID AND SAFETY
Region: 4
City: DENVER State: CO
County:
License #: CO General Li
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LINDA BARTISH
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 01/17/2017
Notification Time: 14:04 [ET]
Event Date: 01/17/2017
Event Time: 08:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 01/17/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (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 information was received via E-mail:

"The general license section of the [Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment] Radioactive Materials Program sent out annual notifications requesting response regarding tritium exit signs reported in use at locations given by the manufacturer. Upon an audit of the annual mailing for non-responders, Cintas First Aid & Safety was contacted. The contact at Cintas Fire & Safety explained they had moved from the event location and provided a new address. According to the contact since 6 years have passed and due to the move to a new location records from 2010 are no longer available. The contact was not able to confirm if the tritium exit sign was installed in the building or sold to one of their companies they provide service to.

"Isolite was contacted to obtain information from a purchase order number provided on the manufacturer report. According to Isolite, the tritium exit sign was ordered through Grainger (PO# 4604805115). No information was provided showing any other address other than the event location. The lost tritium exit sign is model #SLX60, Serial Number 10-225-10, Isotope H-3, Activity 8.1 Curies, It was shipped 8/5/2010 from Isolite's Pennsylvania location.

"Cintas First Aid & Safety has been requested to provide a corrective action regarding the lost/abandoned tritium exit sign."

Colorado Event Report ID No.: CO17-0003

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: 52508
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JASON SWAIN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/24/2017
Notification Time: 14:00 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2017
Event Time: 10:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INTERLOCK DOORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY

"On January 24, 2017, at 1000 hours [CST], Operations was notified that two Secondary Containment interlock doors (between the Unit 2 Reactor Building and Unit 2 Turbine Building) were open simultaneously. The doors were immediately closed and Secondary Containment pressure remained negative. Unit 1 and Unit 2 share secondary containment.

"This condition represents a failure to meet Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.2 given two doors in a single access opening were open. As a result, entry into Technical Specification 3.6.4.1, Condition A. was made momentarily due to Secondary Containment being inoperable.

"This event is reportable under 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

The cause of this event was due to an equipment interlock (solenoid) failure and the doors are currently blocked closed.

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