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Event Notification Report for July 18, 2018

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7/17/2018 - 7/18/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53495 53511 53515

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Agreement State Event Number: 53495
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: DEWBERRY ENGINEERS, INC
Region: 1
City: GAINESVILLE   State: VA
County:
License #: 600-303-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL FULLER
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 07/09/2018
Notification Time: 10:29 [ET]
Event Date: 07/09/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/13/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN PORTABLE GAUGE

The following information was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via E-mail:

"On Monday July 9, 2018, at approximately 0900 EDT the licensee reported to the Virginia Radioactive Materials Program that a construction trailer, containing a Troxler Model 3440 (serial number 17396) moisture density gauge (portable gauge) was stolen over the weekend from a road construction site in Thornburg, VA. According to the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), the gauge was secured inside its case which was secured to the floor of the trailer by lock and chain. The theft of the trailer was discovered on Monday morning (July 9th) when workers reported to the construction site to begin work. The gauge was last seen when secured inside the trailer at approximately 1500 EDT on Friday, July 6, 2018. The gauge contains (nominally) 9 milliCuries of Cs-137 and 44 milliCuries of Am-241. The construction site is located on State Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road), approximately 1 mile west of I-95. The Virginia State police were notified by the licensee on Monday morning, July 9, 2018.

"The Virginia Radioactive Materials Program has encouraged the licensee to issue a press release. The purpose of the press release is to inform the perpetrator(s) that the gauge is of no value to anyone that is not licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or an Agreement State, such as Virginia.

"Virginia Event Report ID No: VA-18-003"


* * * UPDATE ON 7/10/2018 AT 1311 EDT FROM MICHAEL FULLER TO STEVEN VITTO * * *

The following update was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via E-mail:

"On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the licensee's RSO informed the Virginia Radioactive Materials program that the stolen portable gauge had been recovered by the Virginia State Police. As of 10:30 AM, the licensee's technician was in route to the Hampton Roads area to retrieve the stolen trailer and the portable gauge. The police detective informed the licensee that the trailer was broken into but the gauge appeared to be intact. A final update will be provided once the gauge is retrieved and its safe configuration is verified. "

Notified R1DO (Bower), ILTAB and NMSS Events Notifications via E-mail.


* * * UPDATE ON 7/13/2018 AT 1457 EDT FROM MICHAEL FULLER TO DONALD NORWOOD * * *

The following update was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via E-mail:

"On Thursday, July 12, 2018, a Virginia Radioactive Materials Program Inspector conducted a reactive inspection in Thornburg, VA. The inspector verified that the stolen portable nuclear gauge was retrieved by the licensee and that the gauge is intact.

"This is the final update to the subject report."

Notified R1DO (Bower), ILTAB and NMSS Events Notifications via E-mail.

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: 53511
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: KARA STACY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 07/17/2018
Notification Time: 17:01 [ET]
Event Date: 07/17/2018
Event Time: 13:38 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/17/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

NON-LICENSED CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TESTS POSITIVE ON FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

"At 1338 [EDT] on July 17, 2018, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) determined a contractor supervisor confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been suspended. The Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53515
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: KARA STACY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/18/2018
Notification Time: 19:27 [ET]
Event Date: 07/18/2018
Event Time: 08:21 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/18/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

A contractor supervisor tested positive for alcohol during an access upgrade fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the facility has been suspended. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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