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Event Notification Report for November 06, 2019

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Event Reports For
11/5/2019 - 11/6/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54356 54357 54361 54371

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Agreement State Event Number: 54356
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL METALS CORP.
Region: 3
City: NORTHLAKE   State: IL
County:
License #: 9223704
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GARY FORSEE
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/28/2019
Notification Time: 12:27 [ET]
Event Date: 10/28/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/28/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST SEALED SOURCE GAUGE

The following was received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the Agency) via phone and email:

"During Agency efforts to pursue an annual self-inspection report from a general licensee (Midwest Industrial Metals), it was discovered that a Niton XLp-818 XRF device containing 30 milliCuries of Am-241 could not be accounted for. According to licensee staff, the device was sent to the manufacturer for repair/evaluation. The licensee elected not to have the device repaired and it was returned to them. In June of 2019, the Agency asked for a physical verification of the device. Agency staff again contacted the licensee on October 28, 2019. At that point, the licensee confirmed that search activities have ceased and they were officially declaring the device as lost. The licensee reports that there is no indication of theft or intentional diversion. This matter will remain open pending appropriate enforcement action."

Item Number: IL190031

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: 54357
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 4
City: JACKSON   State: MS
County:
License #: MS-974-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAYSON MOAK
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 10/29/2019
Notification Time: 12:56 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2019
Event Time: 03:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/29/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN DIXON (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN SOURCES

The following information was received via email:

"Licensee called [the Mississippi Division of Radiological Health] to report a carjacking of one of its drivers carrying two packages of PET doses. The carjacking occurred at approximately 0315 CDT at a gas station in Jackson, MS. The local law enforcement was notified. The vehicle has still not been recovered."

Stolen sources were F-18. Source 1 had an activity of 6000.627 mCi at 0149 CDT and source 2 had an activity of 1694.932 mCi at 0151 CDT.

Incident Report No.: MS-190004

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 54361
Rep Org: ARIZONA DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: GEOTECHNICAL TESTING AND INSPECTION
Region: 4
City: SCOTTSDALE   State: AZ
County:
License #: 07-425
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 10/29/2019
Notification Time: 14:39 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 10/29/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN DIXON (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received from the Arizona Department of Health Services (Department) via email:

"The Department received notification from the licensee that a Troxler 3411 nuclear density gauge (serial number 07083) was stolen from the back of a licensee's truck. The gauge contains approximately 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241. The Phoenix police department was notified at approximately 0730 MST [on 10/29/2019] and a police report was filed (Report Number 19-1879828). The Department has requested additional information and continues to investigate the event."

Arizona Incident Number: 19-026

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: 54371
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4     State: MS
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: RALPH FLICKINGER
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 11/06/2019
Notification Time: 01:17 [ET]
Event Date: 11/05/2019
Event Time: 18:11 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/06/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TWO DIESEL GENERATORS CONCURRENTLY INOPERABLE

"On November 5, 2019 at 1811 CST, station service water A and the Division 1 diesel generator (DG) were declared inoperable based on the results of an engineering evaluation of a Class 3 piping leak. This was determined to be a potential inability to fulfill a safety function due to concurrent inoperability of two emergency diesel generators. Division 3 DG was inoperable due to planned maintenance on November 4, 2019 at 0000 CST.

"This event is being reported an 8-hour non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v)(D) as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function (Accident Mitigation).

"Division 3 DG and high pressure core spray have been restored, and the fulfillment of the accident mitigation safety function has been restored.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."


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