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Event Notification Report for September 11, 2018

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9/10/2018 - 9/11/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53574 53577 53593 53594 53595 53597 53598

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53574
Rep Org: INDIANA UNIVERSITY IUPUI/IUMC
Licensee: INDIANA UNIVERSITY IUPUI/IUMC
Region: 3
City: INDIANAPOLIS   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-02752-03
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL MARTIN
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 08/31/2018
Notification Time: 14:28 [ET]
Event Date: 08/31/2018
Event Time: 09:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/31/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSAGE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

DOSE ADMINISTRATION PREVENTED BY KIT MALFUNCTION

A patient was prescribed 86.9 milliCuries Yittrium-90 Theraspheres to the liver, but a malfunction in the kit prevented the Theraspheres from travelling to the dose location. There was no contamination detected on the patient or equipment. The patient was notified and rescheduled for this procedure next week. The manufacturer of the kit was notified and the hospital pulled all kits in that lot.

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Agreement State Event Number: 53577
Rep Org: PRIME NDT SERVICES
Licensee: PRIME NDT SERVICES
Region: 1
City: RIPLEY   State: WV
County: JACKSON
License #: 37-23370-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DON SHUMWAY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 09/01/2018
Notification Time: 10:43 [ET]
Event Date: 09/01/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/01/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
DESIREE DAVIS (ILTAB)
This material event contains a "Category 2" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA STOLEN AND THEN RECOVERED

While filling up a licensee company truck at a gas station located in Ripley, West Virginia, an individual stole the company truck and its associated radiography camera (QSA 880; S/N 677846;108 Ci; Iridium-192 source). The licensee notified LLEA (West Virginia State Police) and the vehicle was recovered. The licensee inspected the properly secured equipment and observed no impact to the radiography camera. The licensee stated there was no radiological impact to the public or employees.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 2" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 2 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53593
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2     State: TN
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JUSTIN GALLAGHER
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 05:17 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
ALAN BLAMEY (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 97 Power Operation 97 Power Operation

Event Text

CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"At 0113 EDT on September 11, 2018, it was discovered both trains of CREVS [control room emergency ventilation system] were simultaneously inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v).

"There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The door to the main control room habitability zone from the turbine building was left open and unattended for about a minute, breaking the pressure boundary in the room, resulting in an alarm. The door was closed, clearing the alarm and the CREVS was considered operable.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53594
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TOM DINGEL
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 17:14 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 97 Power Operation 97 Power Operation
3 N Y 88 Power Operation 88 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION NON-FUNCTIONAL

"On September 11, 2018 the Technical Support Center (TSC) ventilation was discovered to be non-functional during system testing. At 1310 EDT, an air leak was identified that prevented the modulating dampers to operate as designed to maintain required pressure. The air leak was not able to be repaired within a 60 minute period. This failure affected the ability of the TSC ventilation system to maintain adequate radiological habitability in the event of an emergency with an airborne radiological release. All other capabilities of the TSC are unaffected by this emergent condition. The air leak has been repaired and post maintenance testing was completed satisfactory at 1654 [EDT], restoring the TSC ventilation to a functional condition.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to the potential loss of an emergency response facility because of the unavailability of the ventilation system."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53595
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: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 17:53 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (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 TESTS POSITIVE ON FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST

"At 1430 EDT on September 11, 2018, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) determined a contractor supervisor confirmed positive for drugs during a Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been suspended. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53597
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3     State: MN
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RODNEY COONS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 18:42 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN HANNA (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION

"On 9/10/2018, the 11 Core Spray (CSP) loop was placed in service to support quarterly surveillance testing. With the 11 CSP pump in service it was identified that the check valves isolating the 11 CSP system from the keep fill supply were leaking by. At 1129 CDT on 9/11/2018, it was identified that this leakage may have exceeded the leakage rate assumptions made in the dose analysis calculation for emergency core cooling system (ECCS) leakage outside containment following a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). Therefore, this is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) for an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) for any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to: (C) Control the release of radioactive material; or (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The potential ECCS leak pathway has been isolated. There is no impact to health and safety of the public.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53598
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2     State: FL
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: ANDREW TERERAKIS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO
Notification Date: 09/11/2018
Notification Time: 23:23 [ET]
Event Date: 09/11/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/11/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 0

Event Text

WELD DEFECT ON PRESSURIZER INTERFACE

"At 2200 EDT on September 11, 2018, during inspections as part of the pressurizer bare metal inspection program, an apparent weld defect was identified on Class 1 pressurizer level piping at the piping to pressurizer interface. The reactor is currently defueled in a refueling outage. Appropriate repairs will be made during the refueling outage."

NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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