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Event Notification Report for October 11, 2019

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Event Reports For
10/10/2019 - 10/11/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54305 54308 54320 54322

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Agreement State Event Number: 54305
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: PRO INSPECTION INCORPORATED
Region: 4
City: ODESSA   State: TX
County:
License #: L06666
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW KENNINGTON
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/02/2019
Notification Time: 11:09 [ET]
Event Date: 10/01/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/02/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The following was received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (the Agency) via email:

"On October 2, 2019, a licensee reported to the Agency that they could not locate one of their Industrial Nuclear Co. IR-100 radiography cameras (S/N: 4414) containing an Iridium-192 source (S/N: 850D) with approximately 6 Curies of activity. The licensee stated that he believed the source was located at one of his satellite locations in Orange, Texas. The loss was discovered after performing an inventory check. The licensee has initiated an investigation and is currently searching for the device.

"Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #: 9718

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example: level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

Note: This device is assigned an IAEA Category 3 value based on the actual radioactivity of the source, not on the device type. (Reference IAEA RG-G-1.9)

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54308
Rep Org: US ARMY TACOM
Licensee: US ARMY
Region: 1
City:   State: VA
County: STAFFORD
License #: 21-32838-01
Agreement: Y
Docket: 03038500
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL GRAY
HQ OPS Officer: GEROND GEORGE
Notification Date: 10/02/2019
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/02/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
ALAN BLAMEY (R2DO)
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3DO)
MARK MACDONALD (ILTAB)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

LOSS AND DISCOVERY OF TRITIUM (H-3) SOURCES

"This report is for an item on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) License Number 21-32838-01, Docket Number 030-38500. A 30-day report will be sent to NRC Region III in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 20.2201.

"On 17 September, at approximately 0855 EDT, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) received a phone notification from one of their Installation Safety Managers concerning a possible radioactive device found inside a dumpster at an off base construction development site in Stafford County, VA. MCCDC Safety Personnel inspected the device and did not discover any breaches nor cracks of the large tritium vial. The device contained a tag with the radioactive symbol and the statement 'IF FOUND RETURN TO NEAREST MILITARY ACTIVITY.' The device was recovered and transported to the low-level radioactive waste storage locker on the Quantico Marine Corps Base.

"Item Name: COLLIMATOR, INFINITY AIMING REFER
Nomenclature: COLLIMATOR INF A M1A1
National Stock Code: 1240-00-332-1780
Model: 10556235
Serial Number: 1504
Radionuclide: Tritium (H3)
Activity: 10 Curies

"The Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment, Radiological Affairs Support Office, contacted the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Safety Office via telephone on 1 October 2019. The TACOM Radiation Safety Program Manager notified NRC Region III Senior Health Physicist (Piskura) to verify if this item was reported as lost. She could not verify if the item was previously reported as lost and informed TACOM on 2 October 2019 to notify the NRC Operations Center. Additional information will be provided in the 30-day report."

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: 54320
Facility: FARLEY
Region: 2     State: AL
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM SORRELL
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 10/10/2019
Notification Time: 02:17 [ET]
Event Date: 10/09/2019
Event Time: 23:40 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/10/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)
CHRIS MILLER (NRR EO)
SILAS KENNEDY (IRD)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTED TO AN OFFSITE MEDICAL FACILITY

"At 2340 CDT, on October 09, 2019, a site contractor was transported offsite for treatment at an offsite medical facility. Due to the nature of the medical emergency, the individual was not thoroughly surveyed prior to being transported offsite. This is an eight-hour notification, non-emergency for the transportation of a contaminated person offsite. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xii).

"Following the individual being transported offsite, but prior to the individual arriving at the offsite medical facility, the individual was confirmed to not be contaminated. This occurred at approximately 2350 CDT, on October 09, 2019.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54322
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RICHARD BARRETT
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/10/2019
Notification Time: 12:14 [ET]
Event Date: 10/10/2019
Event Time: 11:22 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/10/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2DO)
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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT TO ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY

"At 1122 EDT, on October 10, 2019, Duke Energy initiated voluntary notification of North Carolina State and local officials per the guidance in Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 07-07, 'Industry Groundwater Protection Initiative - Final Guidance Document,' due to release of tritiated water in excess of 100 gallons.

"On October 8, 2019, at approximately 1300 EDT, Brunswick plant personnel drilling as part of an ongoing site project, damaged a storm drain discharge line. The resulting leak was isolated and water around the impacted area was sampled for gamma emitters and tritium. No gamma emitters were detected. The tritium concentration was below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water limit of 20,000 pCi/L.

"The leak has been stopped and excavation and repair efforts are in progress.

"This notification is being made solely as a four-hour, non-emergency notification for a notification of other government agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi).

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


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