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Event Notification Report for February 12, 2018

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02/08/2018 - 02/12/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53194 53195 53201 53202

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Agreement State Event Number: 53194
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICE
Region: 1
City: SAVANNAH State: GA
County:
License #: FL 3721-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/02/2018
Notification Time: 13:50 [ET]
Event Date: 02/01/2018
Event Time: 12:16 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/02/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED RADIOGRAPH CAMERA

The following report was received via email:

"The radiographers placed the camera on a pipe, several feet from the ground, to take a shot. They did not secure the camera to the pipe. During the crank out process the camera fell off the pipe, face first, crimping the guide tube and causing the source to become stuck. The company called their radiographer crew located in Jacksonville, FL, to assist them in the retrieval of the source. The RSO and the helper from that office are trained in source retrieval. In the meantime, the area was cordoned off and secured until assistance could arrive. The incident occurred at approximately 1216 EST and completed the source retrieval at approximately 1900 EST. The source was not damaged. The exposure device and drive cable were put out of service and sent to the manufacturer for inspection/repair. The guide tube was damaged due to the fall and was disposed.

"The licensee will be submitting a report within a few days with detailed information. The licensee will be in the State for the remainder of the month providing us an opportunity to do an on-site inspection."

Camera: QSA Model 880 Delta
Source: Ir-192, 91 Ci
RSO dose: 310 mrem,
Helper dose: 118 mrem

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Agreement State Event Number: 53195
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: MIOTIVA ENTERPRISES LLC
Region: 4
City: PORT ARTHUR State: TX
County:
License #: 05211
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/02/2018
Notification Time: 17:07 [ET]
Event Date: 02/02/2018
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

The following report was received from the State of Texas via e-mail:

"On February 2, 2018, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) that a nuclear gauge shutter had failed to operate. The gauge is a Vega SHLG-2 gauge containing a 4,000 milliCurie Cesium-137 source. The source is a plunger type source and it is in the exposed position. The licensee stated the unit the gauge is installed on will be shutdown in the near future and the gauge will be repaired at that time. The licensee has contracted a service provider for the repairs. The Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] has requested additional information. Additional information will be provided as it is received."

Texas Incident #: I-9537

* * * UPDATE ON 2/5/2018 AT 1714 EST FROM ART TUCKER TO DAVID AIRD * * *

The following report was received via e-mail:

"The inability to fully shield the source was discovered while they [the licensee] were making preparations for maintenance on the vessel the gauge is installed on. The licensee stated there is no additional risk of exposure to its workers or members of the general public."

Notified R4DO (Deese) and NMSS Events Notification (via e-mail).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53201
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: BRANDON STARNES
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 02/10/2018
Notification Time: 22:37 [ET]
Event Date: 02/10/2018
Event Time: 18:35 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/10/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 68 Power Operation 70 Power Operation

Event Text

BOTH INNER AND OUTER CONTAINMENT AIRLOCK DOORS INOPERABLE AT THE SAME TIME

"On 2/10/18 at 1835 CST at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, while the 208 ft. Containment Airlock Outer Door was tagged-out for planned maintenance, the 208 ft. Containment Inner Door was determined to be inoperable. Grand Gulf had performed 06-ME-1M23-R-0001, Personnel Airlock Door Seal Air System Leak Test, on the 208 ft. Containment Airlock Inner Door which had been deemed satisfactory. While performing planned maintenance on the outer door an additional review of the paperwork determined that the test was actually unsatisfactory on the inner door. TS 3.6.1.2 Condition C was entered at 1835 CST on 2/10/18 for both 208 ft. Containment Airlock Doors being inoperable. Maintenance of the Outer Door is expected to be completed, and the airlock returned to operable status, prior to TS required action completion time."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53202
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: STEVE KOCH
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 02/11/2018
Notification Time: 23:36 [ET]
Event Date: 02/11/2018
Event Time: 22:03 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
RAY POWELL (R1DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 93 Power Operation 93 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE OUT OF SPECIFICATION

"On February 11, 2018 at 2203 [EST], the Susquehanna Control Room received indication that a loss of Secondary Containment Zone 2 differential pressure [DP] had occurred. Control Room operators noted a differential pressure of <.25" WC [inches Water Column] for several seconds. System DP was restored to normal in 1 minute. The cause of the pressure swings is under investigation.

"Zone 2 differential pressures being less than 0.25" WC constitutes a loss of Secondary Containment based on not meeting requirements of SR 3.6.4.1.1.

"This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(c) and per the guidance of NUREG 1022 Rev 3 section 3.2.7 as a loss of a Safety Function. There is no redundant Susquehanna Secondary Containment system."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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