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Event Notification Report for September 6, 2017

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09/05/2017 - 09/06/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52929 52933 52947

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Agreement State Event Number: 52929
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: UNKNOWN
Region: 1
City: MEMPHIS State: TN
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GARY FORSEE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 08/25/2017
Notification Time: 16:02 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/05/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BILLY DICKSON (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
SILAS KENNEDY (R1DO)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED PACKAGING - SOURCE INTACT

The following was received from the State of Illinois via email:

"The corporate RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] for [common carrier] contacted the agency [Illinois Emergency Management Agency] at approximately 1300 [CDT] on August 25, 2017 to notify that last night (August 24, 2017) a Type A package containing 140 GBq of high dose rate brachytherapy lr-192 seeds had suffered physical damage at a [common carrier] facility in South Holland, IL. The package was en route from Community Hospital in Munster, IN to an out of state site for Alpha Omega and shifted during transit. The impact resulted in a cracked rim of the Type A package; however, there was no loss of contents, contamination, or exposure to personnel. Exposure rate surveys verified package contents but no contamination surveys were completed. The incident is being reported to the National Response Center concurrently."

Item number: IL177027
National Response Center Incident Report # 1188386

* * * UPDATE ON 9/5/17 AT 1142 EDT FROM ROY PARKER TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

This update is to correct the title of the original event report from "Damaged Source" to "Damaged Packaging - Source Intact" to better reflect the source integrity status.

Notified R1DO (Dentel), R3DO (Stone), and NMSS Event Notification (by email).

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52933
Rep Org: HENRY FORD HOSPITAL
Licensee: HENRY FORD HOSPITAL
Region: 3
City: WEST BLOOMFIELD State: MI
County:
License #: 21-04109-16
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ALAN JACKSON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/28/2017
Notification Time: 12:39 [ET]
Event Date: 08/28/2017
Event Time: 07:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/28/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.1906(d)(1) - SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS > LIMITS
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

RECEIPT OF A CONTAMINATED PACKAGE

This incident is being reported under 10CFR20.1906(d) and 10CFR71.87(i).

A contaminated package was received from Cardinal Health at approximately 0700 EDT on 8/28/17. The package contained 49.41 mCi of I-131 and had removable surface contamination. The first wipe test exhibited 0.4 microCi/300 sq. cm Tc-99m and the second wipe was 0.25 microCi Tc-99m/300 sq. cm. The interior of the package was not contaminated. The package was isolated pending disposition.

Cardinal Health was contacted. Their delivery van and driver were surveyed and exhibited no contamination.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 52947
Facility: THREE MILE ISLAND
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: JEFF FLOWERS
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/05/2017
Notification Time: 17:16 [ET]
Event Date: 09/05/2017
Event Time: 11:11 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/05/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)

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

PRIMARY CONTAINMENT DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO BOTH AIRLOCK DOORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY

"On September 5, 2017 at 1111 EDT, with the reactor at 100 percent core thermal power and steady state conditions, plant personnel identified that both doors of the emergency personnel airlock of the equipment hatch were open simultaneously due to failure of the interlock. Personnel were at both the outside and inside doors, personnel heard air movement through the air lock. Immediate action was taken to close the inner containment personnel airlock door and it was verified closed. Both doors of the emergency personnel airlock of the equipment hatch were open for less than one minute. There was no radioactive release as a result of the event. The cause of the interlock failure is under investigation.

"This condition requires an 8-hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A), the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers (primary containment), being seriously degraded. This condition is also reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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