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Event Notification Report for January 08, 2020

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1/7/2020 - 1/8/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54458 54459 54465 54466

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Agreement State Event Number: 54458
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: CRYSTAL RIVER   State: FL
County:
License #: 4377-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW SENISON
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 12/30/2019
Notification Time: 17:26 [ET]
Event Date: 12/30/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/30/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOSEPH DEBOER (R1DO)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNACCOUNTED MATERIAL

The following is a summary received from the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control via email:

The now closed Christ Medical Center facility is involved in bankruptcy and other litigation. The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control could not remove the radioactive material from the facility until assets were settled. The facility is now in contract for purchase. The real estate agent stated that he would open the facility for the Florida Bureau of Radiation inspector to review and determine if the five devices containing radiological material are still present. The Florida Bureau of Radiation inspector will inspect the facility and take custody of the sources.

Florida Incident Number: FL19-155

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: 54459
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: QSA GLOBAL, INC
Region: 4
City: HONOLULU   State: HI
County:
License #: 12-8361
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSHUA DAEHLER
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 12/31/2019
Notification Time: 18:00 [ET]
Event Date: 12/31/2019
Event Time: 16:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/31/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOSEPH DEBOER (R1DO)
GREG WARNICK (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 2" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DELIVERED TO WRONG ADDRESS

The following information is a summary obtained from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via email and telephone conversation:

"A single package containing eight Iridium-192 sources was bound for Canada, but was delivered to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. A person at the hospital contacted QSA Global's distribution manager and notified them of the mis-shipment and that the shipment was unopened and secured at their facility. The reason for the mis-shipment is not known at this time. The shipping company and Commonwealth of Massachusetts have initiated an investigation and the licensee is arranging for delivery of the shipment to its intended destination."

Category 2 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 a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54465
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2     State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: CHRIS JUDD
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 01/07/2020
Notification Time: 19:09 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2020
Event Time: 13:41 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
STEVEN RUDISAIL (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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

CHILL WATER SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"At 1341[EST], on 01/07/20, it was discovered all trains of the Chilled Water System were simultaneously Inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). During this event, the Bravo train chiller was operating in a maintenance run and the temporary chiller was available and placed in service promptly to restore the safety function.

"The control room area cooling safety function was restored at time 1435 [EST] when one required train was declared Operable. 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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Power Reactor Event Number: 54466
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4     State: WA
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: SEAN KEEHN
HQ OPS Officer: RODNEY CLAGG
Notification Date: 01/08/2020
Notification Time: 02:49 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2020
Event Time: 18:55 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/08/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF SEISMIC ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTATION

"On January 7, 2020, Columbia Generating Station (CGS) experienced an equipment failure that resulted in a loss of the seismic assessment instrumentation. This is being reported as a major loss of emergency assessment capability in accordance with regulation 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). No other plant systems were affected.

"Compensatory measures have been implemented and will remain in place until the seismic system has been restored.

"The NRC resident has been notified."

Licensee received a design basis earthquake alarm, but no other local indication of seismic activity, nor on the U.S. Geological Survey website. Licensee compensatory measures include local readings on seismic instrumentation.


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