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Event Notification Report for July 29, 2020

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Event Reports For
7/28/2020 - 7/29/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54780 54793 54803

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54780
Rep Org: Billings Clinic
Licensee: Billings Clinic
Region: 4
City: Billings   State: MT
County:
License #: 25-01051-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Mariah White
HQ OPS Officer: Donald Norwood
Notification Date: 07/15/2020
Notification Time: 12:25 [ET]
Event Date: 07/14/2020
Event Time: 11:15 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/28/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(1) - Unplanned Contamination
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text



EN Revision Imported Date : 7/29/2020

EN Revision Text: UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A RESTRICTED RADIATION ROOM AS A TOUCHDOWN SPACE

"On July 14, 2020, at approximately 1115 MDT, the Radiation Safety Officer was notified that a restricted radiation room was used intermittently for 30-45 minute periods as a touchdown space for Billings Clinic's Internal Medicine residents. The room had not been decommissioned.

"The restricted radiation room being used was the Billings Clinic Hospital I-131 Inpatient Therapy Room (room 3501; general inpatient medical floor). This room was last used for [a 153 mCi I-131 Sodium Iodine] radiation treatment on June 21, 2017. Beginning June 4, 2020, the room began being used as a touchdown space for Internal Medicine residents. Surveys were performed on July 14, 2020 using survey meters. Wipes for removable contamination were performed on a table, two computers, phone, and the floor around the area where staff were working. All items had activity levels indistinguishable from background readings. The items were removed from the room. The room has been secured with a new lock and radiation warning signs have been reposted. The radiation signs had been removed at an unknown time between June 4, 2020 and July 14, 2020.

"The licensee is not aware of any radiation exposure as a result of this reported event."

The licensee is making this report as a deviation from 10 CFR 35.13(f) as required by reporting requirement 10 CFR 30.50(b)(1)(iii).

* * * RETRACTION ON 07/28/2020 AT 1428 EDT FROM CHRIS FITZ TO THOMAS KENDZIA * * *

This is a summary of information received from the licensee via telephone:

After discussion with NRC RIV personnel the licensee determined that this event is not reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 30.50(b)(1)(iii).

Notified R4DO (Gepford) and NMSS Events (email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 54793
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: Automatic Equipment
Region: 4
City: Pender   State: NE
County:
License #: GL0682
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Deb Wilson
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 07/20/2020
Notification Time: 17:35 [ET]
Event Date: 04/20/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/20/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
JAMES DRAKE (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 was received from the state of Nebraska via email and phone:

"Approximately April 2019, a tritium exit sign was thrown away with construction debris while a contractor was cleaning up to remodel from catastrophic flooding in Pender, Nebraska. The sign was discovered missing when inventory was taken 7/17/2020.

"Device Name: RADIOLUMINESCENT SIGN
Manufacturer: Best Lighting
Model Number: SLTURW10
Serial Number: 165713
Radionuclide: H-3
Activity: 7.03 Ci (260.11 GBq)"

Nebraska Incident Report No.: NE200005

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: 54803
Facility: Prairie Island
Region: 3     State: MN
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: Logan Miller
HQ OPS Officer: Andrew Waugh
Notification Date: 07/29/2020
Notification Time: 04:28 [ET]
Event Date: 07/28/2020
Event Time: 19:49 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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FAILED RADIATION DETECTOR

"Radiation monitor RE-69, 'Guardhouse Area Radiation Detector' was found failed on operator rounds. RE-69 is a category A1 piece of equipment that provides the sole means of indication for a parameter used to directly assess emergency action level (EAL) RA3.1, 'dose rate greater than 15 mR/hr in either of the following areas: Control Room (R-1), Central Alarm Station (R-69).' A compensatory measure was subsequently established and the ability to assess EAL RA3.1 has been restored."

There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified.


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