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Event Notification Report for November 06, 2018

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** EVENT NUMBERS **


53694 53695 53701 53704 53717

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53694
Rep Org: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Licensee: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Region: 3
City: DETROIT   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-00741-08
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MAHA SRINIVASAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/26/2018
Notification Time: 09:59 [ET]
Event Date: 06/08/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/26/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
CNSC (CANADA) (FAX)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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LOST DEVICE

On 10/18/18, the licensee identified a Liquid Scintillation Counter missing during an inventory. The Radiation Safety Officer believes the device was disposed of as electronic waste on 6/8/2017. A Wallac Liquid Scintillation Counter contains a 10 microCurie Ra-226 source.

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53695
Rep Org: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL
Region: 3
City: ANN ARBOR   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-00215-04
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK DRISCOLL
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 10/26/2018
Notification Time: 12:11 [ET]
Event Date: 10/25/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/26/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSAGE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

MEDICAL EVENT - UNDERDOSE

A patient was prescribed 200 mCi of Lutetium-177. Due to dose administration issues, a delivered dose of 135 mCi was received by the patient. The licensee notified the NRC Region 3 contact (Gattone).

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: 53701
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: S.W. COLE ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: TAUNTON   State: MA
County:
License #: 48-0689
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/29/2018
Notification Time: 10:48 [ET]
Event Date: 10/28/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/01/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAN SCHROEDER (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 MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received via email from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

"Massachusetts Radiation Control Program was notified this morning by S.W. Cole Engineering (MA Radioactive Materials License 48-0689) of Taunton, MA, that InstroTek Model 3500 Xplorer Series portable moisture density gauge, containing 11 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am-241, was stolen yesterday (Sunday, 28 October 2018) from a temporary job site in Fall River, MA.

"Local Police, State Police and FBI have been notified."

* * * UPDATE FROM JACK PRIEST TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2248 EDT ON 11/1/18 * * *

Notified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that at 2130 EDT on 11/1/18, the Commonwealth was notified by the FBI that the subject gauge was recovered during the course of a criminal investigation. The gauge is currently in the possession of the Swansea, MA Police Department. The Commonwealth will coordinate with the licensee to take possession of the gauge on 11/2/18.

The gauge appears to be undamaged and there is no evidence of tampering. The licensee will be conducting a leak check and inspection of the gauge once they regain possession.

Notified R1DO (Schroeder), ILTAB (Davis), and NMSS Events Notification (email).

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: 53704
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: ROUND MOUNTAIN GOLD CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: ROUND MOUNTAIN   State: NV
County:
License #: 13-11-0097-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: FAYNE MARTINI
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 10/29/2018
Notification Time: 18:53 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 10/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE

The following information was excerpted from an email received from the State of Nevada:

On October 29, 2018 Round Mountain Gold Corporation reported a high wall failure that led to the collapse of an entire section of a mine. No one was hurt in the incident. The wall was being monitored for failure and the Mine Safety and Health Administration was at the mine two weeks ago. A Cs-137 fixed gauge of approximately 26.7 mCi was damaged in the incident. The gauge is in the unshielded position and cannot be recovered at this time due to industrial safety concerns.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 53717
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4     State: MO
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RONALD CASH
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 11/05/2018
Notification Time: 15:38 [ET]
Event Date: 11/05/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/05/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO CHEMICAL SPILL OFFSITE

"This notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) which requires notification to the NRC of notifications made to other government agencies.

"On November 3, 2018, a Fyrquel hydraulic fluid leak was discovered at the plant's intake structure (on the Missouri River). The leakage was initially believed to have only flowed into the sump located at the lower level of the intake structure. On November 5, 2018, during subsequent investigation, plant staff recovered approximately 40 gallons from the sump. Approximately 200 gallons of hydraulic fluid could not be accounted for, so it was assumed to be released to the Missouri River. The leak was either caused by the hydraulic fluid being pumped to the stilling chamber, which drained to the river before operators were able to secure the intake pumps, or by leakage from hydraulic lines located near the free discharge valve, which would have then been carried by water leaking from piping associated with the free discharge valve into the stilling chamber (and then to the river).

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Unites States Coast Guard National Response Center (NRC), and Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were notified on November 5, 2018.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified by the licensee."

The licensee confirmed that this leakage was above the reportable quantity.

Notified EPA, USDA, and FEMA. Notified DOE and HHS via e-mail.


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