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Event Notification Report for May 30, 2019

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Event Reports For
5/29/2019 - 5/30/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54066 54074 54080 54094

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Agreement State Event Number: 54066
Rep Org: FL DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Licensee:
Region: 1
City: ORLANDO   State: FL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK SEIDENSTICKER
HQ OPS Officer: JOANNA BRIDGE
Notification Date: 05/16/2019
Notification Time: 00:54 [ET]
Event Date: 05/16/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/16/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
SILAS KENNEDY (IRD)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT

The following is a summary of an e-mail received from the State of Florida:

On May 15, 2019 at 2327 EDT, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Radiation Control Duty Officer, contacted the NRC via e-mail to report that all westbound lanes of East Colonial Drive, in Orlando FL, were closed and the entrance and exit ramps to/from State Route 417 were closed. The State Trooper on scene reported that there was a potential release of an unknown quantity of medical grade radioactive material, Molybdenum-99. This material is used in the treatment of cancer. Orange County HAZMAT was dispatched to the scene and requested a call back for assistance. A state inspector was dispatched to the scene. The inspector found no damage to the radioactive material and no contamination. The material was housed in a lead lined box, surrounded by styrofoam, in a cardboard shipping container. There was one person reported with minor injuries due to the crash.

Florida Report No.: 2019-2728

Notified DOT Crisis Management Center, DOE and DHS SWO.

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54074
Rep Org: WIGHTMAN AND ASSOCIATES
Licensee: WIGHTMAN AND ASSOCIATES
Region: 3
City: EDWARDSBURG   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-20020-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRYAN STYBURSKI
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 05/21/2019
Notification Time: 14:05 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2019
Event Time: 15:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/22/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
CNSC (CANADA) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

SOURCE LOST FROM TROXLER DENSITY GAUGE DURING USE

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

On April 25, 2019, the licensee was using a Troxler Model 3440 density gauge, serial number 24233, with (per Troxler literature) an 8 mCi Cs-137 and a 40 mCi Am-241/Be source, on a project. The technician using the gauge noted the gauge was giving different than expected readings and stopped using the gauge. The gauge was taken to a repair facility to be checked out. On May 21, 2019, the repair facility notified the licensee that the source was found to be missing on May 20, 2019, at approximately 1700 EDT.

The licensee has notified NRC Region 3 Inspector (Gattone), the State of Michigan, and the Berrin County Police. The licensee and Berrin County HazMat are trying to locate the source. Region 3 Inspector (Sulaiman) is headed to the site.

* * * UPDATE ON 05/22/2019 AT 1135 FROM BOB GATTONE (NRC) TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

The NRC Region 3 Inspector (Gattone) requested that the licensee provide a certificate for the Cs-137 source that was lost. After receiving the certificate, it was determined that the current source activity is 4.5 mCi.

Notified R3DO (Cameron), ILTAB, NMSS Event Notification, CNSC, and NRC Region 3 Inspectors Gattone and Sulaiman via e-mail.

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: 54080
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: CENTRAL GEOTECH SERVICES
Region: 4
City: SANDY   State: OR
County:
License #: 91211
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HILLARY HASKINS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/22/2019
Notification Time: 17:49 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2019
Event Time: 11:15 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/22/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the state of Oregon via email:

"[The licensee] was asked to perform density testing of the roadway at the intersection of US Hwy. 26 and SE Firwood in Sandy, Oregon. [The licensee's client], Fall Line Construction, is working for DEPCOM Power.

"At approximately 1115 [PDT], [the gauge user] was asked to move [his] vehicle by the construction workers onsite. [The user] moved the Nuclear Densometer to a place where [he] believed would be safe from equipment onsite.

"While [the user] was parking (approximately 400 feet away), [he] saw some construction workers waving down the bulldozer operator who had backed into [the] Nuclear Densometer.

"[The user] checked to see if the gauge had been damaged. The lead shield had not been damaged. The handle for the gauge had been bent. Due to this deformation, the [source] was stuck in the safe position.

"[The user] tested the gauge with [a] Geiger counter and there appeared to be no excessive radiation coming from the gauge.

"The gauge was loaded back into the transport box and returned to the permanent storage place. The gauge will be sent out for repair either today or tomorrow."

The gauge is a Troxler model 3440, SN 26146, containing 9 mCi of Cs-137 and 44 mCi of Am-241:Be.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54094
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3     State: MI
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KELLEY BELENKY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 05/30/2019
Notification Time: 00:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2019
Event Time: 22:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/30/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
ROBERT DALEY (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DECLARED INOPERABLE

"On May 29, 2019, at 2210 EDT, plant personnel notified the Main Control Room that both doors in the Secondary Containment Airlock on the Reactor Building First Floor were opened simultaneously for a period of approximately two seconds. This resulted in Technical Specification (TS) Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.6.4.1.3 not being met. Secondary Containment pressure observed during that time remained unchanged and within TS limits. There were no radiological releases associated with this event.

"Declaring Secondary Containment inoperable as a result of not meeting TS SR 3.6.4.1.3 is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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