| UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION EVENT|
The following was received via e-mail:
"On September 4, 2019, at approximately 0346 EDT, a glass component failed, resulting in an unplanned contamination event. The release was limited to an area inside of the Radiologically Controlled Area. This area is designed for radiological work. There has been no personnel contamination. Airborne radioactivity samples are below action levels. Cleanup and Decontamination activities were safely and promptly initiated, but due to the complexity and space constraints of the system components, normal access to the area is not likely be restored within 24 hours. There has been no exposures or releases to the environment or public.
"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."
* * * RETRACTION ON 9/16/19 AT 1115 EDT FROM RON RICE TO BRIAN LIN * * *
The following retraction information was obtained from the licensee via email:
"The unplanned contamination event was decontaminated to levels that did not require access to be restricted by imposing additional radiological controls within 24 hours, so the event did not require a report per 10CFR70.50(b)(1)(i). The NRC resident inspector has been informed."
Notified R2DO (Ehrhardt), NMSS Events Notification (email), and Fuels Group (email).