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Event Notification Report for March 17, 2020

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Event Reports For
3/16/2020 - 3/17/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54507 54554 54571 54572 54573 54574 54575 54576 54577

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED.THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 54507
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3     State: OH
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: CLIFFORD JONES
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 02/01/2020
Notification Time: 16:29 [ET]
Event Date: 02/01/2020
Event Time: 11:50 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/16/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (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

Event Text



EN Revision Imported Date : 3/17/2020

EN Revision Text: LOW PRESSURE CORE SPRAY INOPERABLE

"At 1150 EST on 2/1/2020, it was discovered that the Low Pressure Core Spray System was inoperable due to a divisional battery voltage being out-of-specification. Therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v). The Low Pressure Core Spray is a single train safety system in Modes 1, 2, and 3. Low Pressure Core Spray was restored to operable, restoring function at 1230 on 2/1/2020.

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

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


* * * RETRACTION ON 03/16/2020 AT 1156 EDT FROM JOHN NAKEL TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

"On February 01, 2020, event notification (EN-54507) was made to the NRC for Low Pressure Core Spray (LPCS) inoperability. This notification was made due to high DC bus voltages resulting in LPCS being declared inoperable which resulted in a loss of safety function.

"An Engineering Evaluation Request (EER) was performed to determine an upper limit for DC bus voltage. This EER determined that LPCS could perform its required functions with a voltage increase of up to 150V DC if the duration was not greater than two hours.

"The elevated voltage was experienced for approximately 59 minutes. The maximum voltage experienced was 147.07V DC. Therefore, LPCS remained operable and no loss of safety function existed.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been briefed on the evaluation results and informed of this retraction."

Notified R3DO (Hanna).

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Agreement State Event Number: 54554
Rep Org: MAGRUDER PAVING, LLC
Licensee: MAGRUDER PAVING, LLC
Region: 3
City: TROY   State: MO
County: PHELPS
License #: 24-32782-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DWAYNE MULLER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 03/02/2020
Notification Time: 12:45 [ET]
Event Date: 02/29/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/16/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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EN Revision Imported Date : 3/17/2020

EN Revision Text: STOLEN PORTABLE DENSITY MOISTURE GAUGE

The licensee left a locked trailer at a job site in Rolla, Missouri Friday evening, 2/28/2020. The trailer contained a locked case, which was chained and locked to the trailer. The case contained a Seaman's portable density moisture gauge, Model Number C300, Serial Number 21274, with a 4.5 mCi Radium-226 source. The trailer, with the gauge inside, was stolen from the job site sometime between Friday evening 2/28/2020 and mid-day Saturday 2/29/2020 when employees of the licensee returned to the job site.

The trailer is an enclosed trailer, approximately 14 feet in length, white in color, with no lettering or other readily distinguishable markings on the outside.

The licensee notified the Phelps' county sheriff's office. The sheriff's office issued report number 20200263 for this event.


* * * RETRACTION ON 3/16/2020 AT 1227 EDT FROM DWAYNE MULLER TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

This event is being retracted because the trailer was not stolen. The trailer was moved to the corporate location, but all parties were not aware of the move.

The licensee notified the NRC R3 Inspector (O'Dowd) and the Phelps' county sheriff's office.

Notified R3DO (Hanna), NMSS Events, and ILTAB.

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: 54571
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PLAZA OF THE ROCKIES
Region: 4
City: COLORADA SPRINGS   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000789
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 03/06/2020
Notification Time: 14:02 [ET]
Event Date: 07/16/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/06/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following is a synopsis of information received from the State of Colorado via email:

On 7/16/18, the Colorado Department of Health, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, was informed by the licensee that, after performing a walk-down of their property, two of the three exit signs containing Tritium could not be located.

The event occurred in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The missing exit signs had an activity of 9.21 Ci Tritium each.

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: 54572
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: BRISTOL MYERS SQUUIBB (BMS)
Region: 1
City: LAWRENCEVILLE   State: NJ
County:
License #: 507395
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CATHERINE BIEL
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 03/06/2020
Notification Time: 15:14 [ET]
Event Date: 03/06/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/06/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DON JACKSON (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following is a synopsis of information received via E-mail:

At 1430 EST on 3/6/2020, the Bristol Myers Squibb Radiation Safety Officer made a notification to the New Jersey Bureau of Environmental Radiation that following the Tritium exit sign inventory for their campus, six exit signs were unaccounted for. The exit signs contained a total of approximately 130 Curies of Tritium.

New Jersey State Event Report ID Number: TBD

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: 54573
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: KUMAR AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
Region: 4
City: LAKEWOOD   State: CO
County: JEFFERSON
License #: CO 778-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK DATER
HQ OPS Officer: DAN LIVERMORE
Notification Date: 03/07/2020
Notification Time: 13:38 [ET]
Event Date: 03/07/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICK DEESE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE ON TRUCK STOLEN AT GUNPOINT

"On March 7th, Kumar and Associates, Inc. (Denver) License No. CO 778-01 reported a stolen truck at gunpoint from the technician. The truck had on board a Troxler 3440 series nuclear density gauge with a standard load of not more than 333 MBq (9 mCi) of cesium-137 and 1.63 GBq (44 mCi) of americium-241: beryllium; or 2.44 MBq (66 microCi) of californium-252. The event took place in Lakewood, Colorado. The Lakewood police have been notified and they are aware that the truck has a density gauge on board. The police department is currently searching for the truck.

"This event is still ongoing."

Colorado Report ID Number: CO200016

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: 54574
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: HOME DEPOT #1504
Region: 4
City: COLORADO SPRINGS   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000125
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/09/2020
Notification Time: 10:28 [ET]
Event Date: 01/30/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/09/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following information was received from the State of Colorado via email:

"Discrepancies found in 2019 inventory registration compared to previous annual registrations resulted in 17 missing exit signs.

"Initial date reported: 7/10/19

"Final Decision Material Lost date: 1/30/20"

The exit signs have an activity of 7.5 Ci each.

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: 54575
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY - GOODRICH CORPARATION
Region: 4
City: Pueblo   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000629
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 03/09/2020
Notification Time: 12:27 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/09/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following information was received from the State of Colorado via email:

"The licensee reported to the State of Colorado two exit signs missing after renovation.

"Initial date reported: 8/2/17

"Final Decision Material Lost date: 3/5/20"

The exit signs have an activity of 7.5 Ci each.

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: 54576
Rep Org: IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Licensee: ARCONIC DAVENPORT, LLC
Region: 3
City: BETTENDORF   State: IA
County:
License #: 0162182FG
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RANDAL DAHLIN
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 03/09/2020
Notification Time: 13:08 [ET]
Event Date: 02/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/09/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following information was received via email:

"The licensee reported a stuck open shutter on an IMS model 5221-02 fixed gauging device. The manufacturer arrived on site 2/26/2020 and determined the cause to be a faulty solenoid valve on the air supply to the shutter. The valve was replaced and shutter was then determined to be working properly."

Iowa Item Number: IA200001

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Agreement State Event Number: 54577
Rep Org: ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: ACUREN, INC.
Region: 1
City:   State: AL
County:
License #: 1631
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CASON COAN
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 03/09/2020
Notification Time: 17:46 [ET]
Event Date: 03/07/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/09/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PATRICK FINNEY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT -- BROKEN RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA IN SHIELDED POSITION

The following is a synopsis of a facsimile that was received from the State of Alabama:

On March 9, 2020 at 0825 CDT, the State of Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control, Radioactive Materials Compliance Branch, was notified by licensee Acuren, Inc., that a radiographer attempted to unlock the locking mechanism of an 880D radiography camera and the key broke off in the lock. The licensee stated that the camera is still locked, is now "red-tagged," and is in storage until it can be sent to its vendor QSA for repair. The source was not exposed at the time and it is in the shielded position. Radiation surveys of the device are normal for a shielded position. This event occurred on March 7, 2020.

Alabama Event Number: 20-05

The source is believed to be Ir-192. The source strength was not reported.


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