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Event Notification Report for April 10, 2018

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53301 53306 53308 53321

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Agreement State Event Number: 53301
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: OCEAN SPRINGS HOSPITAL
Region: 4
City: OCEAN SPRINGS State: MS
County: JACKSON
License #: MS-356-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BENJAMIN CULPEPPER
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/30/2018
Notification Time: 12:18 [ET]
Event Date: 03/30/2018
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/30/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
GRETCHEN RIVERA-CAPE (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF OVEREXPOSURE TO CARDIOLOGIST

The following report was received from the Mississippi Division of Radiological Health via email:

"It was reported, via phone, that an overexposure was received by a Cardiologist in the Ocean Springs Hospital's Catheterization Laboratory. The Cardiologist has received a dose of 5.1 R. The individual reported to the Division of Radiological Health (DRH) of Mississippi that corrective actions were being taken: an investigation was being implemented, dose report(s) were being gathered, and the Cardiologist was being trained on proper handling of ionizing radiation.

"DRH immediately responded by requesting the following information: a report detailing the overexposure, dosimetry reports for the current year, a report on the Radiation Safety Committee's investigation, corrective actions that were taken, and if the overexposure was due to radioactive material or an x-ray device.

"Licensee notified to send a written report of the initial findings by April 5, 2018."

Event Report ID: MS-180004

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53306
Rep Org: THE NACHER CORPORATION
Licensee: THE NACHER CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: OFFSHORE State: LA
County: OFFSHORE
License #: LA 13065-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID BOUDREAUX
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 03/31/2018
Notification Time: 20:57 [ET]
Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 16:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/31/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

GUIDE TUBE DISCONNECTED WITH RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE NOT RETRACTED

The following is a synopsis of the information received during phone notification:

On March 31, 2018 at about 1630 CDT, radiography was being conducted on an offshore platform at the +10 foot level. During an exposure the technician (radiographer) noted that the source did not appear to be retracting. The technician observed that the guide tube had become disconnected. The technician lifted the guide tube to align the source cable and the assistant (radiographer) cranked in the source. The technician estimated he held the guide tube for 2 to 5 seconds for the source to be retrieved. The whole evolution took an estimated 30 to 60 seconds. The technicians then shutdown the operation and called the Radiological Safety Officer (RSO).

The technician and assistant's whole body dosimetry was read and the technician received 7 mR, and the assistant no millirem (mR). The device that malfunctioned was a Source Product Equipment Company (SPEC) model 150 with a model G60 source of IR 192 with an activity of 77 curies. The RSO calculated the technician's dose to the hand to be 630 mR.

The RSO stated that since this is an offshore operation he was reporting this event to the NRC under a reciprocity agreement. The RSO stated that he would be making a report to the state of Louisiana, and to NRC Region 4 as a courtesy.

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Agreement State Event Number: 53308
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: APPLIED INSPECTION SYSTEMS, INC.
Region: 4
City: BENTON State: AR
County:
License #: ARK-0576-0331
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES PATE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/02/2018
Notification Time: 14:33 [ET]
Event Date: 03/09/2018
Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/02/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE GUIDE TUBE CRUSHED

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On Friday, March 9, 2018, Applied Inspection Systems was performing industrial radiography. At approximately 1315 CDT while performing industrial radiography, a pipe fitting sitting on a 'V' pipe stand fell over and crushed the source guide tube. Source Production & Equipment Company was called in to perform source retrieval. There were no over-exposures or reportable exposures. The retrieval crew received a maximum of 40 mR. The source was retrieved and re-inserted back into the camera with no concerns noted.

"The SPEC IR-192 Model G-60 source serial number was YK0701, source strength was 35 Ci, and camera serial number was 1381. The industrial radiography camera was a SPEC-150.

"This event is considered closed out."

Applied Inspection Systems, Inc. License Number: ARK-0576-03310, Reciprocity: RC-493, AI#: 154688. This Arkansas licensee was working under reciprocity in the State of Louisiana at the Calumet-Cotton Valley Refinery, in Cotton Valley, Louisiana.

Louisiana Event Report ID No.: LA20180003

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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 53321
Facility: PURDUE UNIVERSITY
RX Type: 1 KW LOCKHEED POOL
Comments:
Region: 0
City: WEST LAFAYETTE State: IN
County: TIPPECANOE
License #: R-87
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000182
NRC Notified By: ROBERT BEAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/09/2018
Notification Time: 14:48 [ET]
Event Date: 03/27/2018
Event Time: 15:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/09/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
CINDY MONTGOMERY (NRR)
ELIZABETH REED (NPR)

Event Text

FAILURE TO MEET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENT

"On April 6, 2018 at approximately 1500 EDT, it was determined there was a potential Reportable Occurrence at the PUR-1 facility. There were no unsafe conditions at any time. The PUR-1 Technical Specification 6.7.b.1.c.vi reads, 'An observed inadequacy in the implementation of administrative or procedural controls such that the inadequacy causes or could have caused the existence or development of an unsafe condition with regard to reactor operations.' A visual inspection of the fuel is required annually with no interval to exceed 15 months. While the reactor has not operated and has remained in shutdown condition since June 5, 2017, this surveillance had not occurred for 20 months as of March, 2018. This surveillance was performed on March 27, 2018 but the administrative control which should have prevented the extended interval was not observed by facility staff. There was no existence of unsafe conditions and no [reactor] operations at any time during the period in question."

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