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Event Notification Report for March 15, 2019

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Event Reports For
3/14/2019 - 3/15/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53913 53914 53915 53933

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Agreement State Event Number: 53913
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: RWLS LLC
Region: 4
City: ANDREWS   State: TX
County:
License #: L06307
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/06/2019
Notification Time: 14:54 [ET]
Event Date: 03/06/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/06/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NICK TAYLOR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
- CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN I-131 TRACER AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE

The following report was received via e-mail from the state of Texas:

"On March 6, 2019, the licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that someone had broken into one of their vehicles at an oil well drilling site northeast of Odessa, Texas, and stole a shipping/transport container with a bottle of approximately 7 milliCuries of iodine-131 tracer material (liquid form) and a box containing radioactive waste (i.e. gloves, rags). A number of other items (computer and other equipment) were also taken. The licensee has reviewed the initial information and is of the opinion, at this time, that it appears the material was not the target of the break-in but was grabbed along with other items of value. The licensee notified local law enforcement. The tracer material was scheduled to be used late in the day on March 5, 2019, but the schedule was changed at the last minute for it to be injected the next morning. The licensee's employee left the company truck containing the material at the site overnight, the vehicle was locked. There were no workers at the site overnight. The licensee has employees searching around the well site, along the road, and other nearby areas it may have been discarded."

Event Location: Approximately six miles South of Odessa, Texas.

Texas Incident #9661

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: 53914
Rep Org: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Licensee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Region: 3
City: INDIANAPOLIS   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-01133-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRENTON MAYS
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 03/07/2019
Notification Time: 12:30 [ET]
Event Date: 03/07/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/07/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following is a summary of a phone call with the licensee:

During a routine inventory Eli Lilly and Company discovered that one of their tritium exit signs was missing. The company believes the sign went missing during a remodeling project. The company is still actively looking for the sign, but believes that it is out of their possession at this time.

The tritium exit sign, serial number A11223, was manufactured by Isolite in January of 2001. The activity at the time of manufacturing was 7.5 Ci, which would be approximately 2.5 Ci today.

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: 53915
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE CORP.
Region: 1
City: BUFFALO   State: NY
County:
License #: 2923
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DANIEL J. SAMSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 03/07/2019
Notification Time: 13:56 [ET]
Event Date: 02/18/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/07/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ART BURRITT (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
CNSC (CANADA) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST IODINE-125 LOCALIZATION SEED

The following report was received from the New York State Department of Health via email:

"On February 20, 2019 the Department [New York State Department of Health] was notified of a missing I-125 localization seed (Activity:[approximately] 215 microCuries) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

"An lodine-125 localization seed was removed from a patient, along with a specimen, in a procedure that took place on February 18, 2019 (to be confirmed in the written report). Images confirm that the seed was removed from the patient. The seed and specimen are believed to have been delivered to the facility's Pathology Department. The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] was informed of the missing seed on February 19, 2019. Currently, the facility is trying to locate the missing seed. Updates will be provided as they become available."

Event Report ID No.: NYDOH-19-03

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: 53933
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: PAUL BOKUS
HQ OPS Officer: JOANNA BRIDGE
Notification Date: 03/14/2019
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 03/14/2019
Event Time: 09:34 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/14/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT - LICENSED EMPLOYEE FAILED A RANDOM SCREENING

A licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended pending an investigation.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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