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Event Notification Report for September 04, 2019

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9/3/2019 - 9/4/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54240 54253

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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.

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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: 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: 09/03/2019
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

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EN Revision Imported Date : 9/4/2019

EN Revision 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."

* * * UPDATE AT 1835 EDT ON 9/3/19 FROM SARAH LOGSDON TO JEFF HERRERA * * *

"The Hurricane Warning was downgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service for St. Lucie County including the Plant Site. At time 1818 EDT on 9/3/19, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant has terminated from the Unusual Event Classification.

"There are no changes in plant status for either unit. Both units are stable at 100 percent power.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

Notified the R2DO (Shaeffer), IRDMOC (Kennedy), NRR EO (Walker), R2RA (Dudes via email), NRR (Nieh via email), DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Ctr., DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), FEMA NRCC (email).


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