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Event Notification Report for August 26, 2019

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Event Reports For
8/23/2019 - 8/26/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54221 54223 54225 54237 54238 54239

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Agreement State Event Number: 54221
Rep Org: NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BRAUN INTERTEC CORP
Region: 4
City: MANDAN   State: ND
County:
License #: 33-44929-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID STRADINGER
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/15/2019
Notification Time: 11:59 [ET]
Event Date: 08/14/2019
Event Time: 16:30 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/15/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ACCIDENT DURING SOURCE TRANSPORT

The following was received from the North Dakota Department of Health via phone:

A vehicle transporting a 300 mCi Cs-137 (Eckert & Ziegler Model Cs7.P03, SN CZ110) well logging source overturned when returning from a coal mine back to the storage facility. The source remained in the travel case in the vehicle. There was no fire nor injuries. The radiation safety officer arrived approximately 40 minutes after the incident and surveyed the case. No additional radiation above background was detected. The source was transported to Bismarck and a leak test performed. They are still awaiting the results.

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Agreement State Event Number: 54223
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: LANGERMAN FOSTER ENGINEERING COMPANY LLC
Region: 4
City: WACO   State: TX
County:
License #: L06382
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS MOORE
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 08/16/2019
Notification Time: 10:59 [ET]
Event Date: 08/15/2019
Event Time: 13:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/16/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST AND RECOVERED GAUGE

The following report was received via email:

"On August 15, 2019, the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) reported to the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that a Troxler Model 3440 moisture-density gauge (serial number 26417) containing 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be was stolen out of a pickup truck at a job site at 1330 CDT. The gauge was found by the technician at 1930 CDT under a debris pile at the job site. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional information will be reported in accordance with SA300."

Texas Incident #: 9702

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: 54225
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 1
City: BELTSVILLE   State: MD
County:
License #: MD-33-198-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ALAN GOLDEY
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/16/2019
Notification Time: 16:11 [ET]
Event Date: 08/14/2019
Event Time: 13:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/16/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JONATHAN GREIVES (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - VEHICLE ACCIDENT DURING RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL TRANSPORT

The following was received from the State of Maryland via email:

"On August 14, 2019, at 1415 EDT, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Hazardous Materials Division contacted the MDE Radiological Health Program (RHP) concerning a vehicular accident in the south bound lane of State Route 4 near the intersection of Dower House Road, east of Forestville, MD. A Prince George's County HazMat responder contacted MDE/RHP at 1430 EDT to provide details of the accident.

"The initial transportation accident, as logged in at 1300 EDT, indicated the transport vehicle from Cardinal Health (MD-33-198-01) was transporting two cases of radiopharmaceuticals to two medical facilities in southern Maryland for its 'third run.' A tractor trailer collided with the rear of the transport vehicle at a controlled intersection just after the traffic light turned green. One case contained 3 lead pigs containing Tc-99m totaling 395.67 mCi. The second case contained 2 lead pigs containing Tc-99m totaling 106.90 mCi. The cases were originally marked as White 1, with a Transportation Index of 0. The cases remained fully blocked and braced following the accident. The containers were not compromised. Two senior pharmacist employees from Cardinal Health responded to the scene and took possession of the containers after carefully surveying the cases. The cases went on to be delivered to the intended destination.

"The Cardinal Health office in Dublin, OH called the National Response Center at 1627 (Incident Number 1255161) to report this accident. MDE was contacted at 1645.

"MDE will further investigate this incident."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54237
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RUSSELL LEWIS
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/23/2019
Notification Time: 00:33 [ET]
Event Date: 08/22/2019
Event Time: 22:34 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/23/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION (HPCI) SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"At 2234 [EDT], on 08/22/2019, while Unit [2] was at approximately 100 percent power in MODE 1, it was discovered that Unit 2 HPCI was INOPERABLE. HPCI does not have a redundant system; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v).

"There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Initial evaluation is that it is a power supply issue. The system had no indications, followed by smoke from behind the circuitry, and then indications returning. This is associated with a 14-day Limiting Condition for Operation.

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Part 21 Event Number: 54238
Rep Org: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Licensee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Region: 3
City: MARSHALLTOWN   State: IA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KIM SAGAR
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 08/23/2019
Notification Time: 12:06 [ET]
Event Date: 08/23/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/23/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
DAVE WERKHEISER (R1DO)
RANDY MUSSER (R2DO)
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
- PART 21/50.55 REACTORS (EMAIL)

Event Text

PART 21 NOTIFICATION - LOOSE BUTTERFLY VALVE TAPER PINS

Fisher Controls issued FIN 2019-01 for all Fisher type 7600, 7700, 7800, 9100, 9200, and 9500 series butterfly valves that use taper pins to secure the valve shaft to the valve disk. This does not apply to valve constructions that use straight pins or grooved straight pins. Fisher was notified on June 25, 2019 of one instance where a taper pin became loose due to incorrect installation within the valve.

Fisher recommends the owners of these valve assemblies perform normal maintenance at regular intervals in order to inspect the valve assembly and replace worn, aged, and damaged parts, as well as verifying that the taper pins are correctly installed and reset them if necessary.

For technical questions, please contact:

Jacob Clos
Quality Manager
Emerson Automation Solutions
Fisher Controls International LLC
301 South First Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (641) 754-2108
Jacob.Clos@Emerson.com

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54239
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: CLIFFORD STEINER
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 08/25/2019
Notification Time: 15:51 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2019
Event Time: 11:02 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

AUTOMATIC SCRAM DUE TO MAIN GENERATOR GROUND FAULT RELAY

"On August 25, 2019, at 1102 [CDT], Quad Cities Unit 1 experienced an automatic scram from 100 percent power. All rods fully inserted and there were no complications. The trip was initiated from a main generator ground fault relay. Troubleshooting of the fault is in progress. All systems responded as designed. There were no systems inoperable and no TS [Technical Specification] action statements were in progress prior to the Reactor Scram. Reactor water level dropped below the Group 2 and Group 3 Reactor Water Level Isolation set-points as expected, and recovered via the Feedwater system. Standby Gas Treatment System auto started and Reactor Building Ventilation Isolation occurred as expected. Unit 1 remains in Mode 3.

"Decay heat is being removed using the steam bypass valves to the condenser and the safety relief valves did not lift as a result of the trip.

"This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Unit 2 was not affected.


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