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Event Notification Report for September 07, 2018

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Event Reports For
9/6/2018 - 9/7/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53571 53572 53573 53584 53589

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Agreement State Event Number: 53571
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: FLORIDA HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: ALTAMONT SPRINGS   State: FL
County:
License #: 2897-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM DUNN
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/29/2018
Notification Time: 09:30 [ET]
Event Date: 08/16/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST I-125 BRACHYTHERAPY SEED

The following was received from the State of Florida:

"[The State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] received a call from [the Medical Physicist] to report the loss of a [190 microCurie] I-125 brachytherapy seed. It is believed that the seed was removed from a patient between July 25 and 26 and placed into the biohazard waste container. The lost seed was discovered missing on Aug. 7th and all attempts to locate the seed have failed.

"There was no adverse outcome in patient care from this incident.

"No personnel or general public exposure would have been significant based upon the low exposure rate and the nature of controlled biohazard waste. The waste was incinerated. The majority of the radioactivity would have been released through the stack with minimal residual activity. No environmental impact is expected."

Corrective actions taken include reeducation of proper documentation methods and reeducation of the proper use and checkoff of the inventory log.

Florida Incident Report #: FL18-110


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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Agreement State Event Number: 53572
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: ROQUETTE AMERICA INCORPORATED
Region: 3
City: GURNEE   State: IL
County: LAKE
License #: IL-01033-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SANDY KESSINGER
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 08/29/2018
Notification Time: 12:28 [ET]
Event Date: 08/28/2018
Event Time: 12:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEVEL GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

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

"The RSO of Roquette America, Inc. (IL-01033-01) called [The Illinois Emergency Management Agency] and left a message that he had a stuck shutter on a Kay Ray Mode! 70628P/ 5 milliCurie gauge. The shaft of the shutter is simply worn. Local Thermo servicemen arrived and got the shutter working temporarily. The device is still in service on the mill line and able to be manually closed as needed. All employees are aware that the device shutter must be manually closed should there be a problem with other equipment in the area. There are no exposures beyond normal operations associated with this event. The manufacturer will replace the device. "

Illinois incident no. IL180035

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED.THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 53573
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN   State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: TIM KNOWLES
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/30/2018
Notification Time: 09:58 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/02/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
FUELS GROUP (EMAIL)

Event Text

CONCURRENT REPORT FOR AN OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE TO THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

"This is a concurrent report of a 24-hour report that was made to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) regarding an unauthorized storm water discharge. As permitted by the State of Tennessee, emulsified vegetable oil was being injected into ground water wells located on the North Site of NFS property. At approximately 11:00 [EDT], Environmental Safety was notified of a cloudy oil substance that was observed in the west storm water ditch. Injections were immediately ceased and immediate corrective actions were implemented. Oil absorbent pads and socks were deployed and samples were collected. Before noon on 8/29/2018, the cloudy substance was observed at the discharge of the storm water ditch into Martins Creek. Because of the discoloration observed at the entrance to Martins Creek, this event required a 24-hour notification to TDEC (made at 16:15 on. 8/29/18) and a five day written report will be submitted. Analysis of the grab samples indicated no radioactive material release.

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

* * * RETRACTION AT 1039 EDT ON 10/02/18 FROM TIMOTHY KNOWLES TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

"On 8/30/2018, NFS made an event report to the NRC Operations Center regarding a concurrent report of a 24-hour report that was made to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) regarding an unauthorized stormwater discharge. Based on the determination that the unauthorized stormwater discharge involved a minor non-radioactive chemical spill that did not affect the safety of NRC licensed material, NFS is retracting the event report. This is consistent with guidance provided in FCSS Interim Staff Guidance - 12, 10 CFR Part 70, Appendix A - Reportable Safety Events, Section 3.5.2 Other Government Notifications."

Notified the R2DO (Coovert), NMSS and Fuels Group (via email).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53584
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: GREGORY BIXBY
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 09/06/2018
Notification Time: 17:18 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/06/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER LALLY (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

INVALID SPECIFIED SYSTEM ACTUATION

"Pursuant to 50.73(a)(1) the following information is provided as a sixty (60) day telephone notification to the NRC. This notification, reported under 50.73(a)(2)(iv), is being provided in lieu of the submittal of a written LER [Licensee Event Report] to report a condition that resulted in an invalid actuation of the high pressure coolant injection (HPCI). At Nine Mile Point Unit 1, HPCI is a flow control mode of the normal feedwater system and is not an emergency core cooling system.

"On March 19, 2018 Nine Mile Point Unit 1 (NMP1) was at 0 percent power and in cold shutdown in support of a planned maintenance outage. At approximately 0118 [EDT], a reactor water level transient initiated by the fill and vent of 12 Reactor Recirculation Pump (12 RRP) occurred. During the fill and vent, Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) level lowered quickly from the initial level of 68 inches and a low level alarm was received. Control Room Operators reduced Reactor Water Clean-Up (RWCU) reject flow to turn the level trend and clear the low level alarm generated off of the compensated, GEMAC, level instrumentation. RWCU reject flow was reduced by 50 percent which caused RPV level to start to rise. RPV level was raised to approximately 72 inches at which time the Reactor Operator began to raise reject flow to reestablish the normal level band. During the RPV level transient, with actual water level at 74 inches on the GEMAC, the Yarway level instrumentation, which is not density compensated and therefore invalid, reached 92 inches causing an invalid high RPV water level turbine trip signal and associated invalid HPCI initiation signal. At no point in time did actual RPV water level reach the high RPV water level turbine trip set point of 92 inches. The potential for a turbine trip signal to occur due to shutdown activities was understood and tags were hung to lockout the Feedwater Pumps to prevent the HPCI start signal. Therefore, no HPCI injection occurred.

"The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53589
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [] [3] []
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIK SILKO
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/07/2018
Notification Time: 20:56 [ET]
Event Date: 09/07/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/07/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER LALLY (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 40 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN

"[Indian Point Unit 3] entered Technical Specification 3.0.3 for Safety Injection Boron Injection Tank Header Inoperable due to a thru weld leak at the thermal well rendering two Safety Injection Pumps Inoperable. Plant shutdown was started 1803 hours EDT."

The licensee plans to be in Mode 4 at 0600 EDT on 9/8/2018. There is no impact to Unit 2.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State of New York.


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