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Event Notification Report for September 05, 2018

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Event Reports For
9/4/2018 - 9/5/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53567 53568 53569 53580

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Agreement State Event Number: 53567
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: ARDAMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Region: 1
City: TALLAHASSEE   State: FL
County:
License #: 3456-7
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL NORMAN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 08/27/2018
Notification Time: 13:11 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

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

"Ardaman & Associates, Inc., reported to [the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] a damaged Troxler Gauge at Lake Brantley High School, 991 Sand Lake Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Gauge was backed into by heavy equipment. Sources were not extended at the time, and are not damaged. All radiation readings taken after damage were normal expected values. The gauge was immediately retrieved and removed from work site.

"Gauge is being transferred to Troxler Orlando Office for evaluation and determination for repair or replacement."

The gauge contained an 8 mCi Cs-137 source and a 40 mCi AmBe-241 source.

Florida Incident No. FL18-112

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Agreement State Event Number: 53568
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: IRISNDT
Region: 4
City: PORT OF CATOOSA   State: OK
County: ROGERS
License #: OK-30246-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 08/27/2018
Notification Time: 13:26 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2018
Event Time: 21:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
DOUGLAS BOLLOCK (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO A RADIOGRAPHER

The following information was obtained from the State of Oklahoma via email:

"On August 27, 2018 [Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)] were informed of an incident which occurred approximately 2140 CDT on August 24, 2018 involving 3 radiographers working for IRISNDT (OK-30246-02). The crew was working at a fabrication shop in Port of Catoosa, OK using a 95 curie Ir-192 source. The crew consisted of one certified radiographer, one radiographer trainer, and one assistant radiographer. The radiographer approached the collimator and knelt down over the guide tube. The assistant and the instructor unlocked the camera and walked back to the crank. Looking back at the camera, they did not see the radiographer and assumed he had already left the area. They began to crank out the source when the radiographer yelled and ran from the area. A re-enactment of the event using a pocket dosimeter recorded a dose of 62.1 mR, the direct reading dosimeter worn by the radiographer recorded a dose of 6 mR, probably due to shielding by the radiographers body. The whole-body badge reported a dose of 211 mR for the current month. A review of the daily exposure records for this monitoring period showed that the individual should have received approximately 155 mR previously, so the dose recorded for this incident is approximately 56 mR. Immediately after the incident the radiographer began complaining of a burning sensation and inflammation of his right shin area. [Oklahoma DEQ] are arranging with a local hospital to have him seen by a radiation oncologist. [Oklahoma DEQ] will conduct a reactive inspection of the licensee."

* * * UPDATE FROM KEVIN SAMPSON TO OSSY FONT AT 1046 EDT ON 8/29/18 * * *

The following was received via email from the State of Oklahoma via email:

"After the reactive inspection yesterday, [Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality] has determined that the injury reported by the radiographer was due to his hitting his shin on a stand as he ran from the area. It does not appear that this incident resulted in an over-exposure to anyone."

Notified R4DO (Hay) and Doug Ballock and NMSS Events Notification via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 53569
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: GEOLOGIC ASSOCIATES
Region: 4
City: SANTA ROSA   State: CA
County: SONOMA
License #: 7439-37
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: L. ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 08/27/2018
Notification Time: 18:16 [ET]
Event Date: 08/26/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

CALIFORNIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the State of California via email:

"On August 27, 2018, [the licensee's radiation safety officer] RSO contacted the Brea Office of the [California] Radiologic Health Branch to report that a moisture density gauge had been stolen from a gauge operator's truck in Santa Rosa, California. The operator stated that the gauge was stolen sometime between the evening of Saturday, August 25, 2018 and the morning of Sunday, August 26, 2018. The gauge was a CPN model MC-3, S/N M320906734 containing nominally 10 mCurie of Cs-137 and 50 mCurie of Am-241:Be. A report was filed with the Santa Rosa Police Department."

California Report Number 5010-082718

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: 53580
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4     State: CA
Unit: [] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: TIM CUSICK
HQ OPS Officer: RYAN ALEXANDER
Notification Date: 09/05/2018
Notification Time: 12:53 [ET]
Event Date: 09/05/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JASON KOZAL (R4DO)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR EO)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled
3 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

NOTIFICATION TO A GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR ASSISTANCE RELATIVE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

"At approximately 0608 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), the Control Room was notified of a SONGS SCE [San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Southern California Edison] employee experiencing a non-work related medical emergency outside the protected area, inside the owner controlled area. SONGS fire brigade was dispatched. Camp Pendleton Fire ambulance was requested. At 0644 [PDT] Camp Pendleton Fire department in communication with a doctor determined the victim is deceased.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) for a situation related to the health of on-site personnel for which a notification to other government agencies is planned. California Highway Patrol and Coroner notified and expect the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) will be notified.

"NRC Region IV was notified (approximately 0900 PDT) as SONGS does not have a NRC resident inspector."


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