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Event Notification Report for April 09, 2020

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4/8/2020 - 4/9/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54626 54629 54650 54651 54652

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Agreement State Event Number: 54626
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: GEMINI SIGN PRODUCTS
Region: 4
City: TAYLOR   State: TX
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 03/31/2020
Notification Time: 17:12 [ET]
Event Date: 02/24/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/31/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
- CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST STATIC CONTROL DEVICE

The following was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On March 31, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services (Agency) received a letter that had been originally sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, received March 3, 2020, which was forwarded via email. The letter was reporting a lost static control device: NRD Neutralizer model P-2021-Z705, SN: A2LP525, containing 10 milliCuries of polonium-210. This is a general license device. It was last used on February 20, 2020, and then replaced. On February 25, 2020, [employees at Gemini Sign Products] realized the box containing the device (to be shipped back to manufacturer) was missing. It was determined that on February 24, 2020, the device and its associated paperwork, which was in a box in an office awaiting paperwork completion/packing for transit back to the manufacturer, was mistaken by a custodian for waste, and it was thrown away in an outdoor dumpster. The dumpster was searched, but the waste had already been picked up and they learned from the waste company that the contents of that load were already at the landfill and buried. The report included the company's corrective actions: reminders to staff about the equipment and the regulations associated with it and new policy and procedure for changing out the devices in the future. An investigation into this event is ongoing. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Number: I-9757

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: 54629
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: THE AVENUES OF CROFTON PARK
Region: 4
City: BROOMFIELD   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002341
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/01/2020
Notification Time: 14:03 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/01/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
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 6.2 Curies, was determined to be lost after not being found on the property by new management.

Initial Date Reported: 7/1/2019

Final Decision Material Lost Date: 7/1/2019

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 54650
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: KELLI ROBERTS
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 04/08/2020
Notification Time: 17:03 [ET]
Event Date: 04/08/2020
Event Time: 08:42 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction
4 N N 0 Under Construction 0 Under Construction

Event Text

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY - LICENSED SUPERVISOR CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

A licensed employee supervisor 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: 54651
Facility: HARRIS
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: LONNIE HICKERSON
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 04/08/2020
Notification Time: 17:23 [ET]
Event Date: 04/08/2020
Event Time: 09:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (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

Event Text

LOSS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER FUNCTIONALITY

"On April 8, 2020, at 0945 EDT, a condition impacting functionality of the Technical Support Center (TSC) Ventilation System was discovered. The issue involved a loss of TSC habitability due to failure of outside air intake fans. These fans were returned to service at 1237 EDT and the TSC is currently functional.

"This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the condition affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

"This condition does not affect the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspectors have been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54652
Facility: NORTH ANNA
Region: 2     State: VA
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP,[3] M-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NEIL TURNER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/09/2020
Notification Time: 03:37 [ET]
Event Date: 04/09/2020
Event Time: 01:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/09/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 35 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE BOUNDARY LEAKAGE

"On April 9, 2020 at 0100 EDT, while performing a containment walkdown due to a small increased RCS unidentified leakage, a leak was identified on the 'A' Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) seal injection piping. The source of the leakage cannot be isolated and is considered Reactor Coolant System (RCS) pressure boundary leakage. At that time, Condition B of Technical Specification (TS) LCO 3.4.13, 'RCS Operational Leakage' was entered due to pressure boundary leakage. TS 3.4.4 'RCS Loops - Mode 1 and 2' and Technical Requirement (TR) 3.4.6 'ASME Code Class 1, 2, and 3 Components' are also applicable. Unit 2 is projected to be taken to Mode 5 for repairs.

"This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2) for 'Initiation of plant shutdown required by Technical Specifications' and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for 'Any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principle safety barriers, being seriously degraded.'"

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. There is no effect on Unit 1


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