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Event Notification Report for February 1, 2017

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01/31/2017 - 02/01/2017

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52504 52506 52507 52509 52522 52523

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Agreement State Event Number: 52504
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Region: 1
City: PHILADELPHIA State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0131
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 01/23/2017
Notification Time: 08:53 [ET]
Event Date: 01/19/2017
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/23/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RECEIVED DOSE LESS THAN PRESCRIBED DOSE

The following is excerpted from an email:

"On January 20, 2017 the licensee informed the Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Radiation Protection] of an under dose incident involving yttrium-90 (Y-90) TheraSpheres. It is reportable as per 10 CFR 35.3045(a)(1)(i).

"On January 19, 2017 a patient underwent a Y-90 TheraSphere treatment. The staff reported the procedure went as planned; however, upon surveying the waste and performing a dose calculation it was found that the patient received approximately 29% of the prescribed dose. The patient was notified of this under dose on January 20, 2017. The physician utilized contrast medium to view the flow prior to the procedure and no issues were seen. No increased resistance was noted and the physician was able to flush the line post administration. The manufacturer was notified and will be conducting a joint investigation with the hospital staff. No harm is expected to the patient.

"A reactive inspection is planned by the Department. More information will be provided upon receipt.

"PA Event Report ID No: PA 170001"

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: 52506
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: URI, INC.
Region: 4
City: KINGSVILLE State: TX
County: KLEBERG
License #: R03653
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: M ABBASZADEH
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/23/2017
Notification Time: 12:27 [ET]
Event Date: 01/22/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/23/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIRE AT A URANIUM RECOVERY FACILITY

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

"On Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1041 [CST], [the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality] CID [Critical Infrastructure Division] received a call from URI's Radiation Safety Officer [RSO], for the Kingsville Dome facility, that a fire occurred on the west side of well field 17 in Production Area 3, on Sunday morning, January 22, 2017. [The RSO] stated the cause of the fire appeared to be a cigarette butt. A URI operator working at the site noticed the fire. When the operator arrived at the fire location, he noticed that the fire department (FD) was already putting out the fire. At the time of the call, according to [the RSO], the fire was under control and the FD was making sure to put out the hot spots. At the time of the fire, the well field was on a shutdown status and there were no other activities at the well field. The preliminary findings were damage to some of the well field fences and wells in the well field."

The extent of damage is still being evaluated and there are no reports of contamination or exposures, outside of the facility, at this time.

The URI, Inc., Kingsville Dome is an In-Situ Uranium Recovery facility in Texas.

Texas Report Number: None assigned at this time.

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Agreement State Event Number: 52507
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: STOCKYARD MOVIES 8 - QUICK TRIP
Region: 4
City: OMAHA State: NE
County:
License #: GL0336
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MELISSA MCCOWN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/23/2017
Notification Time: 15:11 [ET]
Event Date: 01/12/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/23/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

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

"[The licensee] contacted [the Nebraska Office of Radiological Health] on January 12, 2017. The licensee indicated that they purchased the theater from Perkins Delaware, LLC but were not informed of the Tritium exit signs or the related license. The licensee became aware of the signs and the related license when they received the annual renewal and related inventory. The licensee opted to dispose of the signs with SRB technologies. During the packing process, the licensee discovered two signs missing from the inventory and is unable to ascertain when they were lost."

Lost Source Number: 1, Source/Radioactive Material: SEALED SOURCE LUMINOUS, Manufacturer: Isolite, Model Number: 2040, Serial Number: A4N1925, Radionuclide: H-3, 7.5 Ci 277.5 GBq.
Lost Source Number: 2, Source/Radioactive Material: SEALED SOURCE LUMINOUS, Manufacturer: NRD, INC., Model Number: T4001, Serial Number: 61821, H-3, 25 Ci 925 GBq.

Cause: Human Error. Corrective Action: None. The State of Nebraska considers this event to be closed.

Nebraska Item Number: NE170001.

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52509
Rep Org: KINROSS
Licensee: KINROSS
Region: 4
City: FAIRBANKS State: AK
County:
License #: 50-29098-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN SHORT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/24/2017
Notification Time: 19:40 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2017
Event Time: 14:30 [YST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

STUCK OPEN SHUTTER

During the semi-annual inspection, the licensee discovered that the shutter on a fixed density gauge would not close. The gauge is used to monitor slurry flow at a gold mining operation and the shutter is normally open. The gauge remains in operation and does not present a safety concern to personnel. There are no exposures involved with this event. The licensee has notified the manufacturer of the gauge to request that an authorized technician repair the shutter.

The gauge is Ronan SA-1 Density Gauge containing a Cs-137 1000 mCi source, Serial # M4884.

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Part 21 Event Number: 52522
Rep Org: WECTEC LLC
Licensee: CB&I LAURENS
Region: 1
City: CHARLOTTE State: NC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CURTIS A. CASTELL
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 01/31/2017
Notification Time: 15:36 [ET]
Event Date: 01/31/2017
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/31/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
SHAKUR WALKER (R2DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACT (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 - PIPING SPOOL WELD NONCONFORMANCE

The following is an excerpt from WECTEC LLC received via email:

"Based on information contained in nonconformance and disposition (N&D) report, a piping spool that was supplied to Aecon Industrial for use in a portion of the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS) for the V. C. Summer Unit 2 AP1000r project was found to have a weld with an underfill condition. The piping spool was fabricated by CB&I Laurens based on a purchase order from WECTEC LLC. The identified weld defect is associated with a Safety Class B piping spool as part of the containment penetration boundary for the CVS makeup line. Evaluation of the nonconforming weld condition was inconclusive, and therefore, this condition is conservatively assumed to result in the potential failure of the associated containment penetration if it had been left uncorrected."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52523
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: BRIAN KELLY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 01/31/2017
Notification Time: 15:39 [ET]
Event Date: 01/31/2017
Event Time: 12:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/31/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
SHAKUR WALKER (R2DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

REACTOR COOLANT PRESSURE BOUNDARY PIPING DEFECT

"At 1200 [EST] on January 31, 2017, during investigation of potential 1B2 Reactor Coolant Pump seal degradation, a through wall defect was identified on Class 1 piping servicing the Lower Seal Heat Exchanger, which is part of the Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary (RCPB). The reactor is presently in Mode 3 with decay heat being removed by the atmospheric steam dump valves. The plant is being maneuvered to Mode 5 to affect appropriate repairs."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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