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Event Notification Report for January 26, 2017

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01/25/2017 - 01/26/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52463 52493 52494 52510

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Agreement State Event Number: 52463
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: NBC UNIVERSAL
Region: 4
City: UNIVERSAL CITY State: CA
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: THOMAS GEZA MIKO
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/28/2016
Notification Time: 19:11 [ET]
Event Date: 12/28/2016
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/25/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (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 report was received via email:

"On December 28, 2016, the Hazardous Materials [Manager] at NBC Universal i.e. Universal Studios in Universal City, California called Los Angeles County Radiation Management on the telephone to report the loss of two Tritium exit signs. As of December 28, 2016, the Los Angeles County does not have information regarding the make, model, or serial numbers of the missing exit signs, or the quantity of H-3 (Tritium) in them."

CA 5010 Number: 122816

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

* * * UPDATE FROM GEZA MIKO TO JOHN SHOEMAKER AT 1552 EST ON 1/25/2017 * * *

The following report update was received via email:

"On January 10, 2017, [the licensee's] Manager of Hazardous Materials at NBC Universal (i.e. Universal Studios in Universal City, California) reported to Los Angeles County Radiation Management by email that they have found the two Tritium exit signs that our agency reported to [the NRC] on December 28, 2016 (California 5010 # 122816). As of January 25, 2016, Los Angeles County does not have information regarding the make, model, or serial numbers of the missing exit signs, or the quantity of H-3 (Tritium) in them. [The State of California Los Angeles County Radiation Management] has requested this information from [the licensee], again, today. When [the Licensee] provides this information, it will be included in the California 5010 close-out.

"The NMED number for this event is 170010."

Notified the 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: 52510
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: JEFFERY KUETHER-ULBERG
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 01/26/2017
Notification Time: 03:11 [ET]
Event Date: 01/25/2017
Event Time: 18:36 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/26/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)

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

HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM DIESEL ROOM FAN MOTOR FAILURE

"On January 25, 2017, at 1836 PST, smoke was detected in the High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS) diesel room with no indication of a fire. Investigation found the motor starter coil for DMA-FN-32 (Diesel Mixed Air Fan 32), HPCS diesel generator room normal cooling fan, failed. This fan is required for operability of the switchgear that powers the HPCS pump. The HPCS pump is currently inoperable due to maintenance being performed on other support systems.

"This condition is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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