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Event Notification Report for May 08, 2019

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Event Reports For
5/7/2019 - 5/8/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54039 54052

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Agreement State Event Number: 54039
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: GEOLABS WESTLAKE VILLAGE
Region: 4
City: WESTLAKE VILLAGE   State: CA
County: VENTURA
License #: 2450-19
Agreement: Y
Docket: 043019
NRC Notified By: DONALD OESTERLE
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/30/2019
Notification Time: 15:16 [ET]
Event Date: 04/30/2019
Event Time: 11:15 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/30/2019
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

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received from the State of California via email:

"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] of Geolabs reported to the RHB [Radiation Health Branch] that his gauge technician had reported a CPN MC-3 (serial number M37067701) was stolen. The CPN gauge contains 10 milliCuries of Cs-137 and 50 milliCuries of Americium-241, and was inside its Type A transportation container. The technician was transporting the CPN gauge to a temporary job site. The RSO will be contacting the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. to report the theft and take a statement from the technician. This is an ongoing investigation."

California 5010 number: 043019

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: 54052
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KELLI DAVIS-HENDRIX
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 05/06/2019
Notification Time: 22:49 [ET]
Event Date: 05/06/2019
Event Time: 22:04 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/07/2019
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JAMIE HEISSERER (R2DO)
HO NIEH (NRR)
CATHY HANEY (R2RA)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR EO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 80 Power Operation

Event Text

NOUE DUE TO FIRE LASTING LONGER THAN 15 MINUTES IN TURBINE BUILDING

At 2204 EDT on 5/6/19, a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE) was declared due to a fire lasting greater than 15 minutes. The fire occurred in the '2B' Heater Drain Pump motor located in the turbine building. The fire was extinguished following initial Emergency Declaration.

There were no releases to the environment.

Unit 1 was unaffected by the event and remains in Mode 1 at 100 percent power.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).


* * * UPDATE ON 5/7/19 AT 0002 EDT FROM MICHAEL BRADEN TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

The NOUE was terminated as of 2359 EDT on 5/6/19. No off-site resources were required to extinguish the fire. The turbine building is now free of smoke.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector, State of North Carolina, Brunswick County, New Hanover County, and the Coast Guard.

Notified R2DO (Heisserer), NRR EO (Miller), and IRD (Gott).

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).


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