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Event Notification Report for September 03, 2019

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8/30/2019 - 9/3/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54235 54240 54252 54253

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Agreement State Event Number: 54235
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: PERKINELMER, INC
Region: 1
City: BOSTON   State: MA
County:
License #: 00-3200
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SYZMON MUDREWICZ
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 08/22/2019
Notification Time: 15:10 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2019
Event Time: 11:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/23/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVE WERKHEISER (R1DO)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST PACKAGE DURING TRANSIT

The following information was received from the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program via email:

"On 08/08/19, a package containing 20 mCi of P-32 was sent by PerkinElmer, Inc. (the 'licensee') to the University of Sherbrooke in Ontario, Canada (the 'customer') via the common courier which was scheduled to arrive on 08/09/19. The package never arrived. The customer notified the licensee by telephone on 08/21/19 at 1100 [EDT] of the missing package. The licensee contacted the common courier on 08/21/19 to gain more information and to try and locate the package. The common courier acknowledged they would attempt to locate the package and would call the licensee back. The common courier did not contact the licensee so on 08/22/19 at 1030 [EDT] the licensee contacted the common courier again and discovered the package could not be located and was declared missing. The licensee notified the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program (the 'Agency') by telephone on 08/22/19 at 1200 [EDT] to report a missing package containing radioactive material.

"The Agency considers this event to be open."

* * * UPDATE ON 08/23/2019 AT 1154 EDT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM TO CATY NOLAN * * *

The activity amount in the original report was erroneously reported as 20 mCi. The correct activity is 737 microCuries.

Notified R1DO (Werkheiser), and ILTAB and NMSS Events (via email).

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: 54240
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: NINYO & MOORE
Region: 4
City: GOLDEN   State: CO
County:
License #: CO 1139-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM THORVALDSON
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 08/26/2019
Notification Time: 15:26 [ET]
Event Date: 08/26/2019
Event Time: 11:13 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

The following is a summary received via email from the state of Colorado:

On August 26, 2019 at 11:13 MDT, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was notified by Ninyo & Moore, that Troxler 3430 moisture density gauge with 9 mCi source of Cs-137 and 44 mCi source of Am/Be was stolen from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The Troxler gauge was last seen on August 23, 2019. Campus police were notified and they have put out a state wide notification informing state police of the missing gauge.

Event Report Number: CO 190016.

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: 54252
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2     State: TN
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLEN
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 09/01/2019
Notification Time: 00:09 [ET]
Event Date: 08/31/2019
Event Time: 20:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/01/2019
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):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

MANUAL TRIP DUE TO LOSS OF STEAM GENERATOR LEVEL CONTROL

"While operating at 100 percent power, the Watts Bar Unit 1 reactor was manually tripped at 2055 EDT on August 31, 2019 due to loss of steam generator #2 level control. The trip was not complex. All control and shutdown bank rods inserted properly in response to the manual reactor trip. All safety systems, including Auxiliary Feedwater, actuated as designed. Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Decay heat is being removed by the Auxiliary Feedwater and the Steam Dump System.

"Unit 2 is not affected.

"The cause of the loss of steam generator water level control is being investigated.

"The manual actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) is being reported as a four hour report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(iv)(B). The automatic actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System (an engineered safety feature) is being reported as an eight hour report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A).

"There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54253
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2     State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: REESE KILIAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/01/2019
Notification Time: 17:44 [ET]
Event Date: 09/01/2019
Event Time: 17:17 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/01/2019
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
STEVE ROSE (R2DO)
LAURA DUDES (R2RA)
HO NIEH (NRR)
SHAKUR WALKER (NRR EO)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO DECLARATION OF HURRICANE WARNING

"A hurricane warning is in effect for St. Lucie County including the plant site. A hurricane warning was confirmed with the State Watch Office at 1717 EDT. As a matter of procedure, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant entered an Unusual Event classification for the hurricane warning. State and local officials have been notified by the licensee.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this by the licensee.

"This report is submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(a)(2)(i) due to the Notice of Unusual Event and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the offsite notification."


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