Event Notification Report for August 03, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
7/31/2020 - 8/3/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **

 
54799 54801 54808

Agreement State Event Number: 54799
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: IsoAid LLC
Region: 1
City: Port Richey   State: FL
County:
License #: 3196-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Matthew G. Senison
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 07/23/2020
Notification Time: 12:47 [ET]
Event Date: 07/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/23/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
ERIN CARFANG (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 SHIPMENT OF I-125 SEEDS

The following was received from the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control (BRC) via email:

"[The licensee] called the BRC at around 0945 EDT to report that a package [containing 53.91 mCi of I-125] of Brachytherapy seeds was lost by [the common carrier]. The package left the manufacturing facility, then the local facility, was picked up by [the common carrier] at 1706 on July 20, 2020, but was lost somewhere before Tampa. IsoAid checked the delivery status on July 21, 2020, but it was not scanned. Route intended to be Tampa to Memphis to New York to South Africa.

"There are 100 seeds loaded in 7 magazines, 6 magazines contain 15 seeds each, and a 7th magazine contains 10 seeds. These seven magazines are contained in a white leaded pig. The pig was packaged in a white box, 9" x 7" x 5" weighing about 4lbs. The package was labeled as Radioactive White - I, UN2915."

Florida Incident Number: FL20-085

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

Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 54801
Facility: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
RX Type: Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Comments: Leu Conversion (Uf6 To Uo2)
Commercial Lwr Fuel
Region: 2
City: Columbia   State: SC
County: Richland
License #: SNM-1107
Docket: 07001151
NRC Notified By: Nancy Parr
HQ OPS Officer: Brian P. Smith
Notification Date: 07/26/2020
Notification Time: 08:10 [ET]
Event Date: 07/25/2020
Event Time: 11:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/26/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
70.50(b)(3) - Med Treat Involving Contam
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
ANDREA KOCK (NMSS)

Event Text

CONTAMINATED INJURED EMPLOYEE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

The following was received via email from Westinghouse:

"On July 25, 2020, at approximately 1100 EDT, a Westinghouse employee performing routine work in the pelleting area passed out due to a personal medical emergency. Site emergency first responders responded per plant procedures and training until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel arrived. The employee was transported to an offsite medical facility accompanied by a plant health physics technician due to the potential for radioactive contamination based on the work location of the employee.

"There was no release to the environment and no process or plant equipment involved. Surveys taken at the hospital and of all emergency response equipment and response personnel revealed no contamination. [All removable contamination from the Westinghouse employee was returned to the facility.] The Columbia plant is a licensed Part 70 facility subject to 10CFR70 Subpart H."

The licensee has notified state and local county governments.

Power Reactor Event Number: 54808
Facility: Saint Lucie
Region: 2     State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: John Porter
HQ OPS Officer: Michael Bloodgood
Notification Date: 07/31/2020
Notification Time: 17:40 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2020
Event Time: 17:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2020
Emergency Class: Unusual Event
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - Emergency Declared
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
SILAS KENNEDY (IRD)
HO NIEH (NRR)
LAURA DUDES (R2RA)
JOEL MUNDAY (R2DRA)
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

Event Text

NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO HURRICANE WARNING POSTED FOR AREA

"A Hurricane Warning is in effect for St. Lucie County including the plant site. A Hurricane Warning was confirmed with the State Watch Office at 1700 EDT. As a mater of procedure, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant entered an Unusual Event classification for the Hurricane Warning. State and local officials have been notified by the licensee.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.

"This report is submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i) due to the Notice of Unusual Event and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the Offsite Notification."

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OC, DHS NICC WO, CISA IOCC (email), DHS SWO (email); FEMA NWC (email), FEMA Ops Center (email), FEMA-NRCC-sasc (email), NRCC THD Desk (email), NuclearSSA (email).


* * * UPDATE ON 8/2/20 AT 1456 EDT FROM LOUIS ENGELKE TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

"The Hurricane Warning was downgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service for St. Lucie County, including the plant site. At time 1445 EDT, on 08/02/20, St. Lucie Nuclear Plant has terminated from the Unusual Event classification.

"There are no changes in plant status for either unit. Both units are stable at 100% power.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this by the licensee. The licensee notified State and County officials of the termination."

Notified R2DO (M. Miller), IRD MOC (Kennedy), NRR EO (C. Miller), DHS SWO, FEMA OC, DHS NICC WO, CISA IOCC (email), DHS SWO (email); FEMA NWC (email), FEMA Ops Center (email), FEMA-NRCC-sasc (email), NRCC THD Desk (email), NuclearSSA (email)

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