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Event Notification Report for January 21, 2020

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** EVENT NUMBERS **


54473 54475

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 54473
Facility: NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU CONVERSION & SCRAP RECOVERY
NAVAL REACTOR FUEL CYCLE
LEU SCRAP RECOVERY
Region: 2
City: ERWIN   State: TN
County: UNICOI
License #: SNM-124
Docket: 07000143
NRC Notified By: KEN GREER
HQ OPS Officer: KARL DIEDERICH
Notification Date: 01/13/2020
Notification Time: 15:05 [ET]
Event Date: 01/13/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/13/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
STEVEN RUDISAIL (R2DO)
GRETCHEN RIVERA-CAPELLA (NMSS DAY)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)

Event Text

ALCOHOL DISCOVERED IN CAFETERIA

"Six bottles of flavoring extracts (rum, peppermint, lemon, and almond) containing varying amounts of alcohol content (12 -84 percent) were located in the NFS onsite cafeteria. The items were turned over to NFS Security for control and disposition as necessary. NFS Security and the Plant Superintendent conducted an additional search of the cafeteria and did not identify any additional items. There was no indication that the items had been utilized for consumption by any onsite personnel. A problem was entered in the site Problem Identification Resolution Correction System (PIRCS) for reference (P78223)."

The cafeteria is located inside the protected area. The event was terminated at 1200 EST.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Agreement State Event Number: 54475
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: WESTLAKE LONGVIEW CORP
Region: 4
City: LONGVIEW   State: TX
County:
License #: Licen-RAM-L 06294
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: KARL DIEDERICH
Notification Date: 01/13/2020
Notification Time: 17:47 [ET]
Event Date: 01/12/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/13/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - FIXED GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

The following was received from the agreement state via e-mail:

"On January 13, 2020, a licensee reported to the Agency that on January 12, 2020, it had discovered a shutter on a fixed nuclear gauge was stuck in the open position, which is the normal operating position for the gauge. The device is a Ronan SA-1 containing 5 milliCuries of Cs-137. The licensee stated that there is no concern of overexposures due to this equipment malfunction. A service company has been onsite and plans to remove the gauge on January 17, 2020. At that time, a decision will be made whether to repair or replace the gauge. An investigation into this event is ongoing and more information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Source: Cesium-137, 5 milliCuries (original activity 10/07/1996), SN: 2263GQ, manufactured by Amersham

Texas Incident 9731.


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