United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Document Collections > Reports Associated with Events > Event Notification Reports > 2018 > April 11

Event Notification Report for April 11, 2018

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
04/10/2018 - 04/11/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53122 53308 53311 53312

To top of page
General Information Event Number: 53122
Rep Org: EXELON NUCLEAR CORPORATE
Licensee: EXELON NUCLEAR CORPORATE
Region: 3
City: WARRENVILLE State: IL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID GULLOTT
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 12/16/2017
Notification Time: 08:10 [ET]
Event Date: 12/15/2017
Event Time: 14:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/10/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAI)

Event Text

CORPORATE INDIVIDUALS REMOVED FROM THE FITNESS FOR DUTY RANDOM POOL

"On 12/15/17 at 1430 [CST], it was discovered by corporate Fitness for Duty (FFD) personnel that two individuals in the Corporate Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and one Corporate FFD Authorization (FFDA) individual were removed from the random FFD testing pool by the security database, Illuminate. It was identified that a database coding error removed the FFD random pool flag when an additional clearance was requested for these individuals. The individuals involved did not have Unescorted Access (UA) or Unescorted Access Authorized (UAA).

"Review by corporate FFD personnel and the security database vendor (Endevor) found this coding error affected only those individuals not holding UA/UAA but who require additional clearances which require being in the FFD random pool (e.g., ERO, FFDA). Corporate security personnel found no other individuals to be affected by this issue. No individuals with UA/UAA are affected by this issue.

"Affected individuals have been added to the FFD random pool and pre-access testing will be performed for the three identified individuals prior to resuming duties requiring inclusion in the FFD random pool. A code modification for the security database has been created to prevent error recurrence, testing has begun with implementation targeted for Monday 12/18/17. Quarterly reviews will continue to take place for verification purposes.

"The issue does not affect any Exelon Sites or the process for granting UA/UAA.

"No other utilities are known to use the Illuminate security database."


* * * UPDATE ON 04/10/18 AT 1919 EDT FROM MARK HAWES TO ANDREW WAUGH * * *

"On 7/25/17, it was determined that on 4/1/17, when James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAF) changed ownership and transferred individuals into the Exelon Fitness for Duty (FFD) security program Illuminate, one individual was inadvertently excluded from the Follow-up portion of the program. This individual's record in the industry Personnel Access Data System (PADS) remained accurate and Illuminate was updated on 7/12/17; however, this individual did not receive four months of Follow-up FFD testing as required by 10 CFR 26.69(b)(4)(iii). No additional FFD program violations occurred by this individual and no other individuals involved in the transfer were affected by this error. A computer code modification by the Illuminate database vendor (Endevor) was created to prevent error recurrence.

"The failure to transfer an individual into the FFD Follow-up Program on 4/1/17, is a significant FFD programmatic failure which is reportable per 10 CFR 26.719(b)(4)."

The individual was a non-licensed JAF employee who had Unescorted Access.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Jackson), R3DO (Stone), and FFD Group (email).

To top of page
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

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 53311
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: ALADDIN TEMP-RITE LLC
Region: 1
City: HENDERSONVILLE State: TN
County:
License #: GL #14
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANDREW HOLCOMB
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/03/2018
Notification Time: 11:48 [ET]
Event Date: 04/02/2018
Event Time: 15:41 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING GENERALLY LICENSED AM-241 SOURCE

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On 4/2/18, while conducting an inventory at Aladdin Temp-rite LLC, the licensee discovered that one of their generally licensed devices was missing. The device information includes the following:

"Manufacturer: Amersham
Model: AMCP6
Model #: 103
Serial #: 11070
Isotope: Am-241 (150 mCi)

"A follow-up report will be submitted within 30 days."

State Event Report ID No.: TN-18-064

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

To top of page
Agreement State Event Number: 53312
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RADIATION SAFETY
Region: 4
City: SALT LAKE CITY State: UT
County:
License #: UT 1800001
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM BUTLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/03/2018
Notification Time: 18:29 [ET]
Event Date: 03/05/2018
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING GENERALLY LICENSED NI-63 SOURCE

The following information was received via E-mail:

"The licensee indicated that during a lab remodel, an employee removed a Gas Chromatograph (GC) containing a 13.81 mCi, Ni-63 source, Serial Number M2093, a license distributed under general license. The GC was then sent to surplus. The device was then purchased by an unknown party, on an as yet to be determined date. The radiation safety team last physically inventoried the device on August 2, 2017. The current location of the device is unknown."

Utah Event Report ID No.: UT180001

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

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018