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Event Notification Report for April 02, 2020

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Event Reports For
4/1/2020 - 4/2/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54602 54604 54606 54608 54609 54610 54627 54628 54630 54631 54632

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Agreement State Event Number: 54602
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000883
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 03/24/2020
Notification Time: 09:11 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/24/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following summary was received from the state of Colorado via email:

Three tritium exit signs, containing 11.5 Ci each, were determined lost. They were apparently removed during a renovation in 2002.

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: 54604
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: JBZ LLC / PHYSICAL THERAPY
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001127
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/24/2020
Notification Time: 16:31 [ET]
Event Date: 06/19/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/24/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following summary was received from the state of Colorado via email:

The State is reporting one lost tritium exit sign, containing 9.21 Ci. The sign was confirmed lost during a walkdown for annual registration.

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: 54606
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: SOUTH PLATTE WATER RENEWAL PARTNERS
Region: 4
City: ENGLEWOOD   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001320
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 03/24/2020
Notification Time: 17:25 [ET]
Event Date: 06/21/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/24/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following summary was received from the state of Colorado via email:

The State is reporting four (4) lost tritium exit signs, containing 10 Ci each. The signs were not accounted for during annual registration. The licensee stated that the signs were never installed in the facility.

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: 54608
Rep Org: PA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Licensee: ISOLITE CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: BERWYN   State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1371A
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN CHIPPO
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 11:58 [ET]
Event Date: 03/13/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via email:

"The [Pennsylvania] Department [of Environmental Protection] received notification from a licensee on March 23, 2020 of the loss or theft of four tritium exit signs during shipment from the manufacturer/distributor in Canada to distributer/installer in [Winter Haven,] Florida. The tritium exit signs are model number 880-20-1-BK-BA-MB, 12.57 Curies each for a total of 50.28 Curies. The serial numbers are: H135434, H135435, H135436, H135437. The shipper believes the package was delivered on December 5, 2019, but the Florida installer didn't determine the material to be lost until March 13, 2020. An investigation with [the common carrier] has already begun to find the package. The [Department] will update this event as soon as more information is provided.

"The Department will perform a reactive inspection as soon as possible."

PA Event Report ID No: PA200006

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: 54609
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ABRA AUTO BODY & GLASS
Region: 4
City: LITTLETON   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001409
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 12:22 [ET]
Event Date: 12/30/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email.

"One polonium-210 static eliminator, containing 0.01 Ci, was determined lost. [The] current owner believes [the] static eliminator belonged to [the] previous owner.

"Initial date reported: 12/30/18

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 12/30/18"

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: 54610
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TOWN OF MEAD
Region: 4
City: MEAD   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001806
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 15:00 [ET]
Event Date: 02/13/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email.

"One tritium exit sign, containing 11.50 Ci, was determined lost. [The] tenant claims the exit sign was never delivered or installed.

"Initial date reported: 2/13/20

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 2/13/20"

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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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 54627
Facility: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
RX Type: 1000 KW TRIGA (CONVERSION)
Comments:
Region: 0
City: PULLMAN   State: WA
County: WHITMAN
License #: R-76
Agreement: Y
Docket: 05000027
NRC Notified By: CHRISTOPHER HINES
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 14:03 [ET]
Event Date: 03/31/2020
Event Time: 16:55 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
DUANE HARDESTY (NRR PM)
ELIZABETH REED (NPR)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)

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NOTIFICATION OF A NON-EMERGENCY UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO A SEISMIC EVENT

The following is a summary of information received from the Washington State University Reactor Facility via phone conversation:

At 1655 PDT on March 31, 2020, the licensee declared a Notification of Unusual Event due to seismic activity felt from an earthquake originating in southern Idaho. Operators felt the seismic activity and entered their emergency planning procedures to inspect for any damages to the reactor facility. There were no injured personnel and the reactor was shutdown at the time of the earthquake. Initial assessments revealed no damages or effects to the reactor or to the facility. Additional walk downs are in progress.

The licensee notified the NRR Project Manager (Hardesty).

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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 54628
Facility: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
RX Type: 0.005 KW AGN-201M #103
Comments:
Region: 0
City: POCATELLO   State: ID
County: BANNOCK
License #: R-110
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000284
NRC Notified By: MARY LOU DUNZIK-GOUGAR
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 14:40 [ET]
Event Date: 03/31/2020
Event Time: 17:50 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
XIAOSONG YIN (NRR PM)
ELIZABETH REED (NPR)
WILLIAM GOTT (IRD)

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF A NON-EMERGENCY UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO A SEISMIC EVENT

The following is a summary of information received from the Idaho State University Reactor Facility via phone conversation:

At 1750 MDT on March 31, 2020, the licensee declared a Notification of Unusual Event due to seismic activity felt from an earthquake originating in southern Idaho. The facility was closed due to the suspension of all campus activities set forth by the pandemic response. The reactor was shutdown at the time of the earthquake and is being constantly monitored by the campus public safety office. Inspections of the facility will be performed.

The licensee notified the NRR Project Manager (Yin).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54630
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4     State: WA
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DAN SHARPE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 19:07 [ET]
Event Date: 04/01/2020
Event Time: 12:02 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT - LICENSED OPERATOR CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

A licensed operator had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54631
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1     State: CT
Unit: [] [] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KEVIN PERKINS
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 19:11 [ET]
Event Date: 04/01/2020
Event Time: 16:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO CIRCUIT FAULT

On April 1, 2020, at 1625 EDT, Milllstone Unit 3 was in Mode 1, at 100 percent power, when an automatic reactor trip occurred following a main generator trip. The cause was due to a circuit fault between the main generator breaker and the offsite switchyard. The reactor trip was not complicated and the reactor remains stable in Mode 3. One of the two offsite electrical sources remain inoperable with an investigation of the circuit fault underway. Decay heat removal is maintained by the main condenser. There was no effect on Unit 2.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. The licensee notified State and local government agencies.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54632
Facility: WATERFORD
Region: 4     State: LA
Unit: [3] [] []
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: KEVIN HALE
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 21:05 [ET]
Event Date: 04/01/2020
Event Time: 10:02 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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FITNESS FOR DUTY (FFD) POLICY VIOLATION

On April 1, 2020, a licensed senior reactor operator, returning from a leave of absence, disclosed a Fitness-For-Duty policy violation, which occurred on July 29, 2019. The individual's site access has been removed.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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