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Event Notification Report for April 6, 2018

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Event Reports For
04/05/2018 - 04/06/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53295 53296 53297 53298 53317

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 53295
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
                   LEU FABRICATION
                   LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: PHILLIP OLLIS
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/28/2018
Notification Time: 14:07 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2018
Event Time: 13:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

CONCURRENT REPORT DUE TO DAMAGED TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

"At approximately 1330 EDT, 3/28/2018, a report was sent to the State of North Carolina Department of Radiation Protection. The report is below:

"'Pursuant to 10A NCAC 15.0309, Global Nuclear Fuel Americas, LLC (GNF-A) is providing this report for discovery of a damaged self illuminated exit sign in the Fuel Manufacturing Operations (FMO) building.

On February 26, 2018, it was discovered that one tube out of the twelve originally installed tubes in a generally licensed exit sign was damaged. The sign was in storage and not being used at the time and there was no significant exposure as a result of the event.

The sign is believed to be a model number 101 or 201, originally containing a maximum of 25 Ci of tritium manufactured and distributed by:

Evenlite, Inc., 220 VFW Avenue.,Grasonville, MD 21638.

Arrangements were made to properly dispose of the sign. It was shipped offsite for recovery or disposal on March 23, 2018 to SRB Technologies (NC Radioactive Material License 034-0534-2).'

"This report to NRC is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 70 Appendix A (c) - Concurrent Reports (... notifications to other government agencies has been or will be made, shall be reported to the NRC Operations Center concurrent to the news release or other notification.)"

The Licensee has notified NRC Region 2.

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: 53296
Rep Org: AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTEMS
Licensee: AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTEMS
Region: 1
City: KEYSER State: WV
County: MINERAL
License #: GL-657303-19
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS KNOX
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/28/2018
Notification Time: 15:38 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2018
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF A LOST THICKNESS GAUGE

The licensee determined today, 3/28/2018, that they had lost an Am-241 thickness gauge source. A few months ago the Am-241 thickness gauge source had been replaced with a non-radioactive thickness gauge source. The licensee had observed the Am-241 thickness gauge source at the plant after it was removed, but when they tried to locate it last week could not find it. They searched the site, including using a radiation detector to search with, and did not locate the Am-241 thickness gauge source.

The gauge is an NDC Technologies, probe Model 103, with an Am-241source. The device S/N is 12131, and the source S/N is 7199 LQ with an Assay date of 10/6/1998. No specific source strength was included in the data the licensee had, but they indicated the source strength was low. NDC Technologies license GL-657303-19 indicates the Am-241 source activity is 150 micro Ci.

The licensee stated that they are continuing to search for the Am-241 thickness gauge source, and they are preparing a written report. The licensee stated that they have revised their administrative policy for control of radioactive material and are scheduling retaining for their radiation safety officers.

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: 53297
Rep Org: EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
Licensee: EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: FORT GORDON State: GA
County:
License #: 10-12044-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN CHAMPINE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 03/29/2018
Notification Time: 10:31 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2018
Event Time: 15:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

MISSING I-125 SEED

On 3/27/2018, a patient was implanted with a 83 microCi I-125 seed marker in preparation for a breast tumor surgery. Following the surgery on 3/28/2018, at approximately 1500 EDT, the I-125 seed marker went missing. The operating room was surveyed, and the patient was imaged with no discovery of the I-125 seed marker.

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.p

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53298
Rep Org: GM COMPONENTS HOLDING, LLC
Licensee: GM COMPONENTS HOLDING, LLC
Region: 3
City: GRAND RAPIDS State: MI
County: KENT
License #: GL
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANNETTE WENDLAND
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/29/2018
Notification Time: 16:07 [ET]
Event Date: 03/28/2018
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
PATRICIA PELKE (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
CNSC (CANADA) (EMAI)

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

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF A LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

During an annual audit on 3/28/2018, the licensee determined that a self luminous exit sign was missing. Through interviews the licensee determined that an employee had removed the sign during a safety walkdown, because it did not appear to be working, and likely disposed of in the trash. Through a records review the licensee determined the safety walkdown was most likely on 11/1/2017.

The licensee information on the self luminous exit sign is that it was a Isolite model SLX60, serial number Y60813, manufactured in 11/2008 with an activity of 7.4 curies of H(3).

The licensee continues to investigate this event and has counseled the employee to follow the procedures for these signs. The licensee is planning to put out a general communication on these signs, and for the eventual removal of all the self luminous exit signs. The licensee is preparing a written report.

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: 53317
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JAY COMFORT
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 04/05/2018
Notification Time: 18:23 [ET]
Event Date: 04/05/2018
Event Time: 11:17 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)

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

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT HATCH LEFT OPEN

"On Thursday, April 5, 2018, at approximately 1117 hours Central Daylight Time, Entergy contract personnel opened the personnel hatch allowing access to the roof of the Secondary Containment Building for the purposes of performing an inspection of various items located on the roof.

"During the time period the individuals were on the roof, the hatch was left open. An individual was adjacent to the door with a radio and had constant communication link with the control room operator.

"Pursuant 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C), and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) this event is being reported as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function.

"Because the site had an individual briefed and at the door in constant communications with the control room to close the hatch if condition required such an action, this event is not viewed as an actual loss of safety function."

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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