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Event Notification Report for March 14, 2018

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Event Reports For
03/13/2018 - 03/14/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53206 53245 53259

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Agreement State Event Number: 53206
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: E. I. DUPONT
Region: 4
City: ORANGE State: TX
County:
License #: L00005
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/13/2018
Notification Time: 12:57 [ET]
Event Date: 02/09/2018
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED NUCLEAR GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

The following report was received via e-mail:

"On February 12, 2018, the licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that one of its fixed nuclear gauges had a shutter stuck in the closed position. The gauge is an Ohmart-Vega model SH-F1B containing 40 milliCuries of cesium-137. Arrangements have been made with a service company to make repairs. There is no risk of exposure to employees or members of the public. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Event: I-9540

* * * UPDATE ON 3/13/2018 AT 1120 EDT FROM ART TUCKER TO DAVID AIRD * * *

The following was received via e-mail:

"The license number provided earlier was incorrect. The license number is L00005. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Notified R4DO (Rollins) and NMSS Events Notification (via email).

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53245
Rep Org: INTERNATIONAL ISOTOPES INC.
Licensee: INTERNATIONAL ISOTOPES INC.
Region: 4
City: IDAHO FALLS State: ID
County:
License #: 11-27680-01MD
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 03/05/2018
Notification Time: 13:38 [ET]
Event Date: 02/26/2018
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL VASQUEZ (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAI)

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

Event Text

IODINE-131 SHIPMENT LOST IN TRANSIT

The following information was received via E-mail:

"A package was shipped on February 22, 2018 with an estimated delivery date of February 26, 2018. The customer requested a morning delivery and contacted us when the package wasn't delivered. We reached out to [the common carrier] the afternoon of February 26. [The common carrier] began tracing the shipment that afternoon. From what [International Isotopes] understands, there may have been a mix-up with the ULD (unit load device) in Oakland. We have provided [the common carrier] with a description of the Type A package. They are very familiar with this package as we ship several of these I-131 Type A's per day. We are still in contact with [the common carrier] daily on this. There are three traces out and all three have hit a dead end. At this point [International Isotopes] would consider the package lost, which in our experience is unusual for [the common carrier]. We have had delays, but after a trace, have been able to locate the package.

"Shipper: International Isotopes Inc.
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
NRC License No.: 11-27680-01MD

"Consignee: Pharmatron
Fresno, CA 93710
California License No.: 7624-10

"The package contained:
1,000 mCi of I-131 solution
Concentration of 4450.0 mCi/mL
Volume = 0.22 mL
Vial was Crimp Top Serum Vials, 2mL."

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 53259
Facility: PILGRIM
Region: 1 State: MA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL HETTWER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 03/13/2018
Notification Time: 15:54 [ET]
Event Date: 03/13/2018
Event Time: 10:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
Person (Organization):
MARC FERDAS (R1DO)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)

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

Event Text

OFF-SITE POWER UNAVAILABLE DUE TO WINTER STORM

"On March 13, 2018 at 1000 hours [EDT], with the reactor in Cold Shutdown condition, both 345kV incoming power lines and 23 kV Shutdown Transformer became unavailable during the Northeast winter storm. Per procedures, the emergency on-site emergency power supplies (Emergency Diesel Generators) were running and providing power to essential systems. In addition, the back-up Diesel Air Compressor was in service and one Reactor Protection System bus was on the back-up power supply prior to the loss.

"With both 345kV incoming power lines and 23 kV Shutdown Transformer unavailable, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station procedures direct a report be made to the NRC per the requirements of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations 50.72(b)(3)(v), any event that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function. No actual loss of safety function has occurred since the on-site emergency power supplies are maintaining the reactor in a safe shutdown condition and removing residual heat.

"The loss of incoming power is under investigation.

"This event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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