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Event Notification Report for March 2, 2017

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52569 52585

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Agreement State Event Number: 52569
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: DESERT NDT, LLC
Region: 4
City: ABILENE State: TX
County:
License #: NM IR362-3
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 02/21/2017
Notification Time: 16:44 [ET]
Event Date: 02/20/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/21/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST THEN RECOVERED RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On February 20, 2017, the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that one of its New Mexico radiography crews was performing radiographic operations on a pipeline that was being built in Reeves County, Texas. The crew finished work at one section and put the Spec 150 radiography device on the tailgate of their truck while they drove down the pipeline right-of-way to their next location. Unbeknownst to the radiographers, the device fell off the tailgate. The licensee and crew learned of the loss after a contractor found the device, picked it up, put it in the back of his pickup, and took it to another of the licensee's radiography crews who was also working on the pipeline. That crew called their site RSO who then called the crew who lost the camera.

"The camera was surveyed and readings were as expected. The source was in the fully shielded position and the safety plug was in the front of the camera. Based on calculations by the RSO on February 21, 2017, the contractor's exposure does not appear to have exceeded any regulatory limit.

"An investigation into this event is ongoing and further information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300.

"The device was a Spec model 150, serial No.: 1778 containing a 60 Curie (current activity) Iridium-192 source, serial No.: YA0302."

Texas Incident No.: I-9466

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52585
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BRENT SNYDER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 03/01/2017
Notification Time: 15:18 [ET]
Event Date: 03/01/2017
Event Time: 13:03 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/01/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK JEFFERS (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

NOTIFICATION OF OFFSITE AGENCIES DUE TO SULFURIC ACID LEAK WITHIN THE D.C. COOK PROTECTED AREA

"At 1303 EDT on March 1, 2017, DC Cook notified the State of Michigan of a sulfuric acid tank leaking over 1,000 gallons of acid into the tank's berm. The leak was identified at approximately 1000 EDT coming from a drain line flange. The berm is designed to contain over 15,000 gallons which is sufficient to collect the known capacity of the tank. Cleanup of the sulfuric acid from the berm is ongoing, with no release to the environment or nearby drains.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of offsite agencies.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

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