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Event Notification Report for April 26, 2017

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04/25/2017 - 04/26/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52684 52686 52690 52691 52705 52707

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52684
Rep Org: US COAST GUARD
Licensee: US COAST GUARD
Region: 1
City: WASHINGTON State: DC
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RANDAL HARTNEGTT
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 04/17/2017
Notification Time: 13:00 [ET]
Event Date: 04/17/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/17/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

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

Event Text

UNACCOUNTED STRONTIUM-90 SOURCES

The U.S. Coast Guard did not properly dispose of Inflight Blade Inspection Systems (IBIS) containing 100 microCurie, Sr-90 sources during the retirement of 72 HH-52 aircrafts from 1987 to 1989 and 50 HH-3 aircrafts from 1990 to 1994. The HH-52 contain 3 canisters and HH-3 contain 5 canisters, each canister contain a 100 microCurie, Sr-90 source. Most canisters were retrieved and returned to the manufacture, General Nucleonics, Inc.

The licensee has notified R1 (Jackson).

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 52686
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: JFK DIAGNOSTIC CARDIOLOGY CENTER WESTFIELD AVENUE
Region: 1
City:  State: NJ
County:
License #: 450168
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PEROS
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 04/18/2017
Notification Time: 10:17 [ET]
Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/18/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
DENNIS ALLSTON-ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST SOURCE

The following information was received from the State of New Jersey via facsimile:

"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] for this cardiology office called to report a lost/missing Cs-137 dose calibrator vial source. Control of this facility was recently transferred to a medical center. When the new RSO visited the cardiology office to become familiar with it, it was discovered that the Cs-137 source was missing. The source, as listed on the cardiology office's inventory, contained 199.04 uCi [microCuries] of activity as of its calibration date of 9/1/2005. The decayed source would contain approximately 152.2 uCi [microCuries] of activity as of the date of this notification. The manufacturer and model # of the source were not immediately available. The RSO will follow-up with a written report within 30 days."

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: 52690
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: NINYO AND MOORE
Region: 4
City: OAKLAND State: CA
County:
License #: 6750-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: K. A. HEWADIKARAM
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 04/18/2017
Notification Time: 16:58 [ET]
Event Date: 04/17/2017
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/18/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

The following information was provided by the State of California via email:

"On 04/17/17, Ninyo & Moore RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] contacted RHB [California Radiologic Health Branch] to report a moisture density gauge incident happened at a construction site in the City of Hayward, CA. The gauge involved was a Troxler 3430, S/N T343 32379 containing 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241. The gauge was backed into by a Bobcat. Technician was performing a density test and happened to be about 12 feet away from the gauge at the time of the incident. After the incident, the technician requested the personnel to clear the area. The gauge source rod was bent and could not be retracted into the shielded position. The area was isolated and the gauge was placed next to a concrete slab until help arrived. The RSO immediately contacted a gauge vendor, PNT [Pacific Nuclear Technology], and the RSO from PNT arrived on site within a short period of time. He placed a lead pig around the exposed source rod, loaded up the gauge in his truck and took it away for repair. PNT performed a survey around the incident site and no contamination was detected. RHB will be following up on this incident."

CA 5010 Number: 041717

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52691
Rep Org: KAKIVIK ASSET MANAGEMENT
Licensee: KAKIVIK ASSET MANAGEMENT
Region: 4
City: ANCHORAGE State: AK
County:
License #: 50-27667-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PATTON PETTIJOHN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 04/18/2017
Notification Time: 19:25 [ET]
Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 02:30 [YDT]
Last Update Date: 04/18/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

FAILURE OF THE RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA LOCKING MECHANISM

After performing a routine exposure with a QSA model 880D (serial number D8127) camera containing a 133 curie Iridium-192 source, the source was cranked back into the camera. The radiographer noted that the outer locking mechanism did not lock. The source was let out again then retracted. The camera locking mechanism worked the second time. The locking mechanism did not work because of the icing condition. The radiography camera was placed in a warmer environment, and the locking mechanism was retested. No overexposure occurred during the event.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52705
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: BRUCE BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/25/2017
Notification Time: 14:53 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2017
Event Time: 09:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY MASTERS (R2DO)

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

Event Text

FUEL HANDLING BRIDGE RADIATION MONITOR OUT OF SERVICE

"On April 25, 2017 at approximately 0900 [EDT], it was identified that power to RM-G8 Area Gamma Radiation Monitor for the Fuel Handling Building Bridge, had not been restored within 72 hours. RM-G8 was de-energized during the B train essential bus outage and was restored on April 25, 2017 at 1148. It was out of service for approximately 92 hours. Compensatory measures were in place per HPP-904 while RM-G8 was out of service.

"RM-G8 is identified in the emergency plan as an equipment important to emergency response. NUREG-1022, Rev. 3 Supplement 1 Event Report Guidelines 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), allows a 72 hour planned outage time to restore equipment important to emergency response.

"Since RM-G8 was not restored in 72 hours, it is reportable as an 8 hour ENS.

"This event should have been reported when it was known that the 72 hour outage time was not going to be met. This issue has been entered in the station's corrective action program."

Fuel inspections were occurring during this time with compensatory measures in place.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52707
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW SLOUKA
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/25/2017
Notification Time: 17:53 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2017
Event Time: 16:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY MASTERS (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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

ENGINEERING RE-EVALUATION OF TORNADO IMPACTS

"Following engineering evaluation of tornado missile protection, the Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) 7 day tank vent piping is subject to potential damage for EDGs D, 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D. In the event that a tornado missile impact occurs on the aforementioned ventilation piping, there is a possibility that the vent lines could crimp. This could prevent the tanks from venting and would inhibit the transfer of fuel oil from the 7 day tank to the associated EDG. As a result, EDGs D, 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D are inoperable for tornado missile protection and the Tech Spec actions cannot be met.

"These conditions are reportable IAW 10CFR50.72(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.

"This issue is being addressed IAW EGM 15-002, Revision 1, Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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