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Event Notification Report for October 28, 2019

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10/25/2019 - 10/28/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54336 54351 54355

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Agreement State Event Number: 54336
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG
Region: 1
City: CHARLOTTE   State: NC
County:
License #: 060-0014-3
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRAVIS CARTOSKI
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 10/17/2019
Notification Time: 16:56 [ET]
Event Date: 10/16/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/17/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT

The following is the summary of an email received from the state of North Carolina:

A patient was scheduled for an intravascular brachytherapy treatment on 10/16/2019. The treatment utilized a Novoste transfer device with an Sr-90 source. The prescribed dose for the treatment was 23.0 Gy, which corresponds to a planned treatment time of 5 minutes and 47 seconds.

The treatment was delivered and the source return process was initiated. Resistance was encountered returning the source to the transfer device and the team had to commence the emergency bail-out procedure. The catheter was extracted while it was still attached to the device and both were placed in the bail-out box. The patient, room, and box were all surveyed. The survey confirmed that the source was in the bail-out box. The box was then transferred to a designated secure location.

Because of the additional time elapsed between the expected return of the source to the transfer device and the securing of the source in the bail-out box it is possible that the patient could have received an additional dose of up to 6.98 Gy.

The manufacturer of the transfer device was notified of this event on 10/16/2019. The patient and referring physician were both notified on 10/17/2019.

Device Information:
Transfer Device
Manufacturer: Novoste (Best Medical)
Model: Beta Cath System
Serial: 91806

Source Information:
Sr-90
Manufacturer: Novoste
Activity: 2.01 GBq (4/16/03)
Serial: ZB607

NC Tracking Number: NC 190036

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54351
Facility: SOUTH TEXAS
Region: 4     State: TX
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: SCOTT SAYLORS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 10/25/2019
Notification Time: 03:24 [ET]
Event Date: 10/24/2019
Event Time: 20:51 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/25/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

VALID UNDERVOLTAGE ACTUATION DURING EDG SEQUENCER MAINTENANCE

"On October 24, 2019, at 2051 Central Time, while performing Train C Sequencer maintenance, a valid undervoltage actuation signal was sent to Unit 2 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) 23. The ESF Train C bus loads were shed but EDG 23 did not automatically start because it had been placed in Pull-To-Stop to support the sequencer maintenance activities. EDG 23 was taken out of Pull-To-Stop by Control Room staff to allow it to auto start and load the bus. As a result of the bus strip signal, the in service Spent Fuel Pool Cooling Pump secured. Spent Fuel Pool Cooling was restored with no measurable increase in pool temperature.

"The reactor was not critical and reactor decay heat removal was not challenged throughout the event.

"This actuation is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) due to the automatic actuation of a system listed in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54355
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JEFFREY KOSCIK
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/27/2019
Notification Time: 22:36 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2019
Event Time: 16:05 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
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

WATER FOUND IN CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION AIR FILTRATION UNIT

"On October 27, 2019, at 1605 CDT, the Control Room Emergency Ventilation (CREV) was declared inoperable due to finding water in the system's Air Filtration Unit (AFU) filter enclosure. Technical Specification 3.7.4, Condition A, was entered which requires the CREV system to be restored to an operable status in seven days. No other systems were out of service at the time this was declared inoperable.

"The CREV system maintains a habitable control room environment and ensures the operability of components in the control room emergency zone during accident conditions.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), "Event or Condition That Could Have Prevented Fulfillment of a Safety Function," because the CREV system is a single train system required to mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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