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Event Notification Report for November 29, 2017

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Event Reports For
11/28/2017 - 11/29/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53079 53080 53082 53095

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Agreement State Event Number: 53079
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: GSG MATERIAL TESTING INC.
Region: 3
City: Chicago State: IL
County:
License #: IL-02340-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GIBB VINSON
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 11/20/2017
Notification Time: 10:31 [ET]
Event Date: 11/19/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/20/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

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

"The Agency [Illinois Emergency Management Agency] was notified on 11/19/17 by the licensee's RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] that a grey Dodge Caravan containing a Troxler Model 3430 gauge [serial number 33605] containing 9 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am241/Be had been stolen from a technician's residence sometime during the night/early morning. The licensee believes it is a random theft of the vehicle and the equipment inside. A police report has been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

"Item Number: IL170001"


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: 53080
Rep Org: WALSH & KELLY, INC.
Licensee: WALSH & KELLY, INC.
Region: 3
City: GRIFFITH State: IN
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GERALD HANCOCK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 11/20/2017
Notification Time: 11:35 [ET]
Event Date: 11/20/2017
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/20/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

GENERAL LICENSE TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS MISSING

On 9/28/17, a contractor hired by Walsh & Kelly, Inc. contacted the NRC RIII Office to request instructions for disposal of four (4) Tritium Exit signs which he had removed. He was instructed to return the signs to Walsh & Kelly, Inc. The signs were returned which Walsh & Kelly acknowledged.

An onsite inspection by RIII staff on 11/20/17, was unable to locate or determine the disposition of the four (4) Tritium Exit signs;

Manufacturer: Isolite
Activity: 10 Ci/each
Quantity: 4
Model: SLX-60
S/Ns: 11-36128, 11-36129, 11-36130 and 11-36131

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: 53082
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: GOODYEAR
Region: 4
City: LAWTON State: OK
County:
License #: GLD0013
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JENNIFER McALLISTER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/21/2017
Notification Time: 11:57 [ET]
Event Date: 11/20/2017
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/27/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE DAMAGED HOUSING

The following information was received via e-mail:

"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] for Goodyear contacted us [Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality] yesterday afternoon. [The RSO] stated that a roller had broken loose from their line, and it damaged the housing for a registered generally licensed device (fixed gauge) they have on the property. The gauge is a Honeywell Measurex. 50 mCi Sr-90.

"There was no loss of control, but there was damage. They [Goodyear] took immediate action. The source is secure and shielded at this time."

* * * UPDATE AT 1049 EST ON 11/27/17 FROM JENNIFER McALLISTER TO S. SANDIN VIA EMAIL * * *

"Generally Licensed Device Site Registration Number: GLD0013

"Source Serial No.: 0953BG"

Notified R4DO (O'Keefe) and NMSS Events Notification via email.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53095
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NICHOLAS CRISP
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 11/28/2017
Notification Time: 10:01 [ET]
Event Date: 11/27/2017
Event Time: 16:45 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/28/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
NEIL OKEEFE (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

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

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT - FALSE POSITIVE ON BLIND SAMPLES

"[On] Monday, 11/20/17, [the licensee] received a call from the MRO [Medical Review Officer] staff that the Opiate blind submitted on 11/14/17 did not test as expected. The confirmatory test was positive for codeine and morphine but negative for 6-acetylmorphine. [The licensee] requested a retest by the MRO to the laboratory. The MRO staff contacted the provider of the blind specimens for documentation of the blind analysis. The lab was requested on 11/21/17 to perform the retest by the MRO. [On] 11/27/17, the results from the lab on the retest were virtually the same as the original test result. The lab's Certifying Scientist provided a letter documenting their findings. The MRO staff informed us [Wolf Creek] and we requested copies of all documentation from the provider of the blinds, the lab and any notes from the MRO staff. Informed Superintendent Access Screening of the test results. [The licensee] contacted two plants to verify reportability under 10 CFR 26.719. [The licensee] initiated CR 00117707 to document the occurrence. Superintendent contacted licensing and management."

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector and R4 NRC Security Inspector.

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