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Event Notification Report for April 13, 2020

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Event Reports For
4/10/2020 - 4/13/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54633 54634 54635 54636 54637 54638 54640 54657 54660 54661

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Agreement State Event Number: 54633
Rep Org: NJ RAD PROT AND REL PREVENTION PGM
Licensee: GZA (MELLICK-TULLY)
Region: 1
City: EDISON   State: NJ
County:
License #: 507521
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JACK TWAY
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 04/02/2020
Notification Time: 16:11 [ET]
Event Date: 04/02/2020
Event Time: 12:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/02/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANNE DeFRANCISCO (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED PORTABLE GAUGE

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

On April 2, 2020, at 1230 EDT, a portable density gauge was damaged by a roller at a construction site. The density gauge is a Troxler model 3430, serial number 27555 containing 9 milliCuries of cesium-137 and 44 milliCuries of americium-241/beryllium. The source was not damaged and there was no exposure or health effects to the public. An investigation is ongoing.

New Jersey event report no. 749233.

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Agreement State Event Number: 54634
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: WATERFORD ON MAINSTREET
Region: 4
City: PARKER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002380
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 04/02/2020
Notification Time: 17:19 [ET]
Event Date: 01/03/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/02/2020
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.

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

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

"Seventy-five tritium exit signs, containing 6.0 Curies each, was determined unaccounted for and lost during a walk down of the property.

"Initial Date Reported: 10/29/19

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 1/3/20"

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.

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Agreement State Event Number: 54635
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002332
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 04/03/2020
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 12/14/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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 licensee had two tritium exit signs, containing 6.2 Ci each, removed and replaced with non-radioactive signs.

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: 54636
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: VERANDA HIGHPOINTE
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002276
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 04/03/2020
Notification Time: 13:46 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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 summary was received from the state of Colorado via email:

The licensee is unable to locate 16 tritium exit signs. Management claims the signs are not on their property. Each sign has an activity of 6 Ci.

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: 54637
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: LDS CHURCH - PARKER - TARA LANE
Region: 4
City: PARKER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001883
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 04/03/2020
Notification Time: 16:20 [ET]
Event Date: 06/05/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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 SIGN

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

The licensee is unable to locate a tritium exit sign with an activity of 11.5 Ci.

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: 54638
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC.
Region: 4
City: EVANS   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002371
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 04/03/2020
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (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 summary was received from the state of Colorado via email:

The licensee is unable to locate three tritium exit signs with an activity of 6 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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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 54640
Facility: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL - AMERICAS
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 TO UO2)
LEU FABRICATION
LWR COMMERICAL FUEL
Region: 2
City: WILMINGTON   State: NC
County: NEW HANOVER
License #: SNM-1097
Docket: 07001113
NRC Notified By: PHILLIP OLLIS
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 04/04/2020
Notification Time: 18:43 [ET]
Event Date: 04/04/2020
Event Time: 09:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/04/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION

At approximately 0930 EDT on April 4, 2020, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per state code requirements that the fire alarm system and accompanying fire pumps encompassing the fuel manufacturing operation (FMO) were placed on backup power due to a planned power outage. Additional compensatory measures were enacted. Power was restored at approximately 1800 EDT on April 4, 2020. Because the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified, a concurrent notification to the NRC Operations Center is being made per 10 CFR 70, Appendix A(c).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54657
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GRAHAM III
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/10/2020
Notification Time: 10:58 [ET]
Event Date: 04/10/2020
Event Time: 03:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/10/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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HIGH PRESSURE CORE INJECTION SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE

"On April 10, 2020, at 0300 [EDT], an oil leak from 23PCV-12, HPCI [High Pressure Core Injection] Trip System Pressure Control Valve (PCV), resulted in the system being declared inoperable. This condition is being reported as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of a system needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Non-Power Reactor Event Number: 54660
Facility: UNIV OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
RX Type: 10000 KW TANK
Comments:
Region: 0
City: COLUMBIA   State: MO
County: BOONE
License #: R-103
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000186
NRC Notified By: BRUCE MEFFERT
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 04/10/2020
Notification Time: 17:30 [ET]
Event Date: 04/09/2020
Event Time: 14:32 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/10/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
NON-POWER REACTOR EVENT
Person (Organization):
GEOFF WERTZ (NRR PM)
BETH REED (NRR ENC)

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ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE

"On 4/9/20, at 1432 CDT, the University of Missouri-Columbia Research Reactor (MURR) was shut down due to the failure of the geared rotary limit switch assembly to move with corresponding regulating blade drive mechanism movement. This email is a required notification per MURR Technical Specification (TS) 6.6.c(1) to report to the NRC Operations Center that an Abnormal Occurrence, as defined by MURR TS 1.1, had occurred. MURR was not in compliance with one (1) Limiting Conditions of Operations (LCO). TS 3.2.f states, 'The reactor shall not be operated unless the following rod run-in functions are operable.' Specifically, the rod run-in function that occurs when regulating blade position is less than or equal to 10 percent withdrawn was not operable as required by TS 3.2.f.8.

"The regulating blade drive mechanism was repaired, post-maintenance operability testing was conducted satisfactorily, and permission from the Reactor Facility Director was obtained prior to the reactor returning to operation later on 4/9/20. Currently, MURR is at 10 MW. A detailed event report will follow within 14 days as required by MURR TS 6.6.c(3)."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54661
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2     State: SC
Unit: [] [] [3]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: SAM MORTON
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 04/11/2020
Notification Time: 01:03 [ET]
Event Date: 04/10/2020
Event Time: 21:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 32 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

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MANUAL REACTOR TRIP

"At 2125 EDT on April 10, 2020, with Unit 3 in Mode 1 at approximately 32 percent power, the reactor was manually tripped due to a tube leak in the 3F1 feedwater heater. The trip occurred during a planned shutdown for a refueling outage.

"The trip was not complicated, with all systems responding normally post-trip. Decay heat is being removed by discharging steam to the main condenser using the turbine bypass valves. Units 1 and 2 were not affected.

"Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B).

"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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