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Event Notification Report for November 21, 2019

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Event Reports For
11/20/2019 - 11/21/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54381 54383 54401

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Agreement State Event Number: 54381
Rep Org: ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: NUCOR STEEL TUSCALOOSA
Region: 1
City: Tuscaloosa   State: AL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MYRON RILEY
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 08:42 [ET]
Event Date: 11/09/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED SHUTTER ON GAUGE

The following was received from the Alabama Office of Radiation Control (AORC) via fax:

"On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) reported to [the AORC] Duty Officer a damaged gauge that had been reported from Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa. AEMA stated that the damage was minimal and with no releases to the general public. This information was reported by the Environmentalist with Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa.

"The Duty Officer contacted the Environmentalist and he stated that an over fill had occurred and damaged the locking pin on the shutter of the gauge. Surveys revealed no damage to the shielding of the gauge, but the gauge will be kept secure in the caster mold until Ronan arrives for assessment of damage. The shutter mechanism is functioning, but cannot be locked in the closed position.

"As of today [November 12, 2019], 0730 CST, the gauge is secure, but unlockable. The licensee has contacted the manufacturer for assessment and repair. Ronan is scheduled to arrive on November 14, 2019. The incident remains open until the appropriate repairs are completed."

Alabama Incident 19-32

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Agreement State Event Number: 54383
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: MERCY HEALTH - ST. RITA'S MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 3
City: LIMA   State: OH
County:
License #: 02230020000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL RUBADUE
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 11/12/2019
Notification Time: 16:14 [ET]
Event Date: 10/30/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/12/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE BY 20 PERCENT OR MORE

The following was received from the Ohio Department of Heath via email:

"On 11/30/2019, the licensee notified the Ohio Department of Heath of a medical event involving a prostate seed implant. The licensee stated that it appears the implant template shifted prior to seed placement and resulted in a 48 percent underdose. The patient and referring physician have been notified."

Isotope: Cs-131, 104.377 MBq
Intended dose: 11000 rad
Given dose: 6820 rad

Item Number: OH190015

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: 54401
Facility: SURRY
Region: 2     State: VA
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JOE POLLARD
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 11/21/2019
Notification Time: 04:02 [ET]
Event Date: 11/20/2019
Event Time: 21:44 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/21/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
BINOY DESAI (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNIT 2 AUXILIARY FEED PUMPS INOPERABLE

"At 2144 EST, on 11/20/2019, all three auxiliary feedwater pumps for Unit 2 were declared Inoperable due to check valve leakage causing the turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pump to rotate backwards and subsequently trip. At this time, two of the Unit 1 motor driven auxiliary feedwater pumps were still able to provide cross-tied feedwater in the event of a design basis accident.

"At 2203 EST, the two motor driven auxiliary feedwater pumps on Unit 2 were declared operable once the discharge isolation valves for the turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pump were closed, thus preventing backflow through the turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pump and ensuring forward flow of the motor driven auxiliary feedwater pumps.

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

"There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Unit 2 is in a 72-hour LCO 3.6.F.1 for turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pump inoperability.


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