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Event Notification Report for March 20, 2018

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03/19/2018 - 03/20/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53255 53257 53261 53270 53271 53272

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Agreement State Event Number: 53255
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: ALPHA-OMEGA SERVICES, INC.
Region: 4
City: VINTON State: LA
County:
License #: LA-10025-L01,
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOE NOBLE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/12/2018
Notification Time: 13:54 [ET]
Event Date: 03/09/2018
Event Time: 15:15 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/12/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARC FERDAS (R1DO)
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)
ILTAB (EMAI)
NMSS EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Category 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

LOUISIANA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST IRIDIUM-192 SOURCE

The following information was received from the state of Louisiana via email:

"On March 9, 2018, at approximately 3:15 pm [CST], [the RSO of Alpha-Omega Services, Inc.] contacted the Department [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] to inform us that [the common carrier] had not delivered an HDR Radioactive Sealed Source to Lancaster General Suburban Hospital (LGSH), Lancaster, PA 17604. Documentation of the Event # 53255 was provided on March 10, 2018.

"The shipping date from Alpha-Omega Services in Vinton, LA. was 02/26/2018. The source has not been delivered to LGSH. On March 9, 2018, [the RSO] for [the common carrier] communicated to [Alpha-Omega's RSO], they could not locate the source in the tracking system or in the Memphis, TN hub. It needed to be reported as lost or missing to the NRC. On 03/12/2018, the source has not been located.

"The Ir-192 source is a GammaMed 232, 383 GBq, (10.4 Ci), S/N 24-01-6226-001-020818-12254-81, Transportation Index - 6."

Louisiana Event Report ID No.: LA-180004

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example: level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Agreement State Event Number: 53257
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: PETNET SOLUTIONS, INC.
Region: 1
City: KNOXVILLE State: TN
County:
License #: TN-3887
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID PIESKI
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/12/2018
Notification Time: 15:10 [ET]
Event Date: 03/12/2018
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/12/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARC FERDAS (R1DO)
NMSS EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO AN EXTREMITY

The following information was received from the state of Florida via email:

"TLD work record of employee from interval Feb. 26 - March 4, 2018 was received and examined, indicating an acute dose to right hand of 68.8 R and 2.9 R to left hand. [The licensee RSO] is conducting an investigation to determine authenticity of dose or potential other cause. [The licensee RSO] requests all site visits be coordinated through the corporate office in Tennessee. They will fly a representative to meet with BRC [Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] personnel. Per BRC SOP1, Abnormal Occurrence Criteria, this does NOT constitute a reportable event to NRC as it is less than 250 R to extremity."

The event occurred at the licensee's Ft. Lauderdale, FL location. The State only provided the licensee's Tennessee license number. The licensee employee was exposed to Flourine-18.

Florida Incident Number: FL18-028

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53261
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: STEVE WHEELER
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/15/2018
Notification Time: 01:39 [ET]
Event Date: 03/14/2018
Event Time: 17:11 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JESSE ROLLINS (R4DO)

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

LOSS OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION TONE ALERT RADIO SYSTEM

"At approximately 1711 CDT on 14 MAR 2018, Cooper Nuclear Station was notified by the National Weather Service that the Shubert radio transmission tower was not functioning. This affects the tone alert radios used to notify the public in event of an emergency condition. This condition is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii). A backup notification method is available and will be utilized for notifications if needed.

"The local telephone company is providing troubleshooting and repair services. A return to service time for the Shubert tower is not currently available.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed."

The issue was identified during periodic maintenance.

The licensee notified all counties within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone.

* * * UPDATE ON 3/19/2018 AT 1720 EDT FROM STEVE WHEELER TO DONG PARK * * *

"This is a follow up notification to update the status of the Shubert radio transmission tower that was reported to be out of service on March 14th per EN53261. The tower was restored to service and determined to be functional at 0759 [CDT] on March 19th, 2018."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Groom).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53270
Facility: SEQUOYAH
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: CAL ATCHLEY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 03/19/2018
Notification Time: 02:27 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2018
Event Time: 00:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)

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

Event Text

TWO CONTRACTORS INJURED BY ARC FLASH

"On 3/16/2018 at approximately 1630 EST, an industrial safety accident occurred at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant that involved an Arc Flash injury of two contract employees. While performing work near a non safety related 6.9kV electrical bus, an arc occurred injuring the two employees. Both personnel were transported to an offsite medical facility for treatment. Neither were contaminated.

"The cause of the arc flash is not understood at this time, an accident investigation has been initiated by TVA. The SQN [Sequoyah Nuclear] NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. No safety related systems required to establish or maintain safe shutdown were affected. Both Unit 1 and 2 remain at 100 [percent] power.

"TVA has received and responded to media inquiries concerning this event. As a result, this event is considered reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53271
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: WILL FOWLER
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/19/2018
Notification Time: 10:49 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2018
Event Time: 03:29 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)

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

Event Text

UNPLANNED ACTUATION OF AUXILIARY FEEDWATER SYSTEM DURING MAINTENANCE

"Automatic actuation of the 2B CA (Auxiliary Feedwater) System. At 0329 [EDT on] 03-19-18, with Unit 2 in Mode 5, an actuation of the 2B CA (Auxiliary Feedwater) system occurred during maintenance associated with the 2B Main Feedwater Pump.

"The cause of the CA (Auxiliary Feedwater) system automatic start was an unanticipated reset and subsequent trip signal of the 2B Main Feedwater pump during maintenance activities. The 2B CA Pump/Train automatically started as designed when the 'Loss of Both Main Feedwater Pumps' signal was received. The system operated as required. This event is being reported in accordance with 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the CA System. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

"The NRC Resident has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53272
Facility: GINNA
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: JUSTIN KNOWLES
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 03/19/2018
Notification Time: 13:09 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2018
Event Time: 09:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER OUT OF SERVICE

"Emergency Assessment Capability cannot be performed in the Technical Support Center due to an equipment deficiency in the HVAC system which could impact facility habitability. An Alternate Technical Support Center is in place at the Emergency Offsite Facility. Priority maintenance is in progress to correct the deficiency."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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