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Event Notification Report for June 17, 2019

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6/14/2019 - 6/17/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54104 54105 54106 54118

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Agreement State Event Number: 54104
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: THERMO SCIENTIFIC PORTABLE
Region: 1
City: TEWKSBURY   State: MA
County:
License #: 55-0238
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSHUA DAEHLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 06/07/2019
Notification Time: 14:34 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/07/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ERIN CARFANG (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING FE-55 SEALED SOURCES

The following information was received via E-mail:

"The licensee's Radiation Safety Officer reported on June 7, 2019 that the licensee discovered on June 6, 2019 that 31 of 34 Fe-55 sealed sources tested positive for Fe-55 contamination upon performance of leak testing of the sources in preparation for disposal of the sources. Six (6) of the 34 sealed sources exceeded reporting limits of 0.005 microCuries of removable contamination for each source. The highest removable contamination for a source was reported to be 0.025 microCuries.

"All sources were used sources returned by customers accumulated by the licensee over a period of several years. The licensee is not certain at this time whether only one or more of the sources is actually leaking and contributed to the contamination of the other sources, all in the same storage container.

"The sources have various manufacturer and model numbers. Most of the sources have a current activity of below one (1) millicurie and the highest activity source is currently approximately six (6) milliCuries.

"All of the sources are secured in a lead storage container, inside a safe, in the licensee's source room, pending appropriate packaging and disposal of the sources. Area surveys were performed by the licensee and the licensee reports that there is no contamination outside of the storage container and no personnel exposures resultant of this event.

"The licensee will provide a written report to the Agency [MA Radiation Control Program] in accordance with condition of its license within 5 days. The Agency considers this event to be open."

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Agreement State Event Number: 54105
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CLINICAL PET OF OCALA, L.L.C.
Region: 1
City: THE VILLAGE   State: FL
County:
License #: 3994-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JASON NICHOLSON
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 06/07/2019
Notification Time: 16:09 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ERIN CARFANG (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POSSIBLE NUCLEAR MATERIAL FOUND

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On 6/7/2019, a worker installing equipment contacted the BRC [Bureau of Radiation Control] in regards to what he believed to be radioactive material. He stated that he found a 'hot room' with boxes marked 'radioactive' that were abandoned. Due to the address, [the material] likely belongs to the listed licensee. Inspectors have been notified to contact the worker installing equipment and investigate."

Florida Incident number: FL19-076

* * * UPDATE FROM MATTHEW SENISON (VIA EMAIL) TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1100 EDT ON 6/12/19 * * *

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

"Upon arrival at the facility, inspector performed a radiation and contamination survey which did not reveal any levels above background. There were various shielded containers (sharps, calibration source, pharmacy transport, etc.), however there were no sources or residual radioactive material in them. All materials will be disposed of or recycled as required. Inspector removed all the Radioactive Material and Radiation Area signs and confirmed that there were no x-ray machines on site. No further action will be taken, this incident is closed."

Notified R1DO (Cherubini) and NMSS Events Notification (email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 54106
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: YALE BERTOLUCCI
Region: 4
City: LAKEPORT   State: CA
County:
License #: 7855-17
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: NIKA HEWADIKARAM
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 06/08/2019
Notification Time: 22:29 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE-DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On [6/8/19], Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) contacted RHB (Radiologic Health Branch) to report an incident regarding a damaged moisture-density gauge. The incident occurred on 6/7/19, at a temporary job site located at 1627 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, CA. The gauge involved is a CPN Model MC1, S/N M13044837, containing 10 mCi of Cs-137 and 50 mCi of Am-241. The gauge was run-over by a construction vehicle at the job site. The gauge housing has been damaged and the user was unable to retract the source rod back into shielded position. The RSO contacted a gauge vendor, Pacific Nuclear Technology (PNT), and they immediately responded to the incident at the site. The gauge was secured by PNT and transported back to their storage for disposal. Leak test performed by PNT did not indicate any contamination. The RHB will be following up on this incident."

California 5010 Number: 060819

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Part 21 Event Number: 54118
Rep Org: ITT ENGINEERED VALVES, LLC
Licensee: ITT ENGINEERED VALVES, LLC
Region: 1
City: LANCASTER   State: PA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN DONOHUE
HQ OPS Officer: MICHAEL BLOODGOOD
Notification Date: 06/14/2019
Notification Time: 16:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/14/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/14/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
- PART 21/50.55 REACTORS (EMAIL)
- PART 21 MATERIALS (EMAIL)

Event Text

INITIAL PART 21 REPORT - POTENTIAL PREMATURE FAILURE OF AIRMOTOR ACTUATOR DIAPHRAGM

The following is a summary of the information received from ITT Engineered Valves, LLC (ITT) via facsimile:

ITT discovered one batch of ten actuator diaphragms (five at the licensee's facility and five sent to Korea) for a No. 25 Airmotor which have demonstrated a potential to fail prematurely during operation. ITT has no evidence to show that any other batch of diaphragms are at risk. ITT is in the process of determining how to evaluate the effect of the diaphragm anomaly, while determining how to define the scope of the potential defect.

This initial notification will be followed by a written notification by July 14, 2019.

None of the actuator diaphragms were supplied to U.S. facilities.

POC:
Stephen Donohue
(717) 509-2200
stephen.donohue@itt.com.


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