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Event Notification Report for September 29, 2020

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9/28/2020 - 9/29/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


51626 54905 54917 54918

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Agreement State Event Number: 51626
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC
Region: 1
City: TAMPA   State: FL
County:
License #: 4282-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL NORMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/29/2015
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 12/29/2015
Event Time: 08:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
RAY MCKINLEY (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

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EN Revision Imported Date : 9/29/2020

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The following report was received from the State of Florida via email:

"At approximately 0800 [EST], a construction 'con-x box' was found with a padlock and chain cut off. The Troxler Gauge Model No. 3440, Ser. No. 70830 was found missing. The incident was immediately reported to [the licensee Radiation Safety Officer], who reported the incident to BRC [Bureau of Radiation Control]. [The licensee Radiation Safety Officer] reported the theft to law enforcement."

The gauge contains 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be.

* * * UPDATE ON 09/28/2020 AT 1834 EDT FROM MATTHEW SENISON TO JEFFREY WHITED * * *

The following is a summary of an email received from the State of Florida:

The Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) was notified on September 28, 2020, that the gauge was listed for sale on Ebay on September 23, 2020 from Hialeah, FL, and is still listed. BRP contacted the Hialeah Police Department.

Notified R1DO (Arner), NMSS Events Notification, and ILTAB via email.

Incident Number: FL15-135

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: 54905
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: GE Healthcare DBA Medi+ Physics
Region: 3
City: Arlington height   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01109-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Gary Forsee
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 09/21/2020
Notification Time: 14:29 [ET]
Event Date: 09/14/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/21/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
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 - LOSS OF YELLOW II PACKAGE CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 61 mCi OF LIQUID Tl-201

The following is a synopsis of the report received via email from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (Agency):

The Agency was contacted the morning of 9/14/20 by the licensee to report a Yellow-II package containing approximately 61 mCi of Tl-201 had not arrived at its final destination. There is no reason to suspect intentional diversion or criminal activity. The 12 inch x 6 inch x 6 inch package was labeled Radioactive Yellow-II with a transport index of 0.4 and was shipped via a commercial carrier. The package contained six shielded vials of diagnostic radiopharmaceutical liquid thallium-201. It was shipped from the licensee address on Tuesday, 9/8/20 with an assay activity of 225 mCi. The package was expected to arrive at the final destination, but as of 1600 CDT on Friday, 9/11/20, the package had not reported any movement after reaching the commercial carrier hub at Memphis, TN. As a result, the licensee contacted the recipient, as well as the radiation safety officer of the commercial carrier. The licensee contacted the Agency to report the package as lost. The last known location remains as the commercial carrier hub. No updates were available as of 9/21/20. The Tl-201 was shipped in a shielded container and does not represent a significant exposure hazard. The remaining activity as of 9/21/20 is 12 mCi. Unshielded, this dose would give rise to about 1.1 mR/hour at one foot. This quantity of material is over the NRC reporting requirement and is being reported within the required 30 day timeline.

Illinois Item Number: IL200015

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: 54917
Facility: Peach Bottom
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] []
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: Robert Raucci
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 09/28/2020
Notification Time: 05:02 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2020
Event Time: 05:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 84 Power Operation 84 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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LOSS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER VENTILATION SYSTEM DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE:

"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 planned maintenance affects the functionality of an emergency response facility. Planned maintenance activities are being performed on 09/28/20 to the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) Technical Support Center (TSC) HVAC. The work includes replacement of supply fan and roof-top unit. Work is scheduled to complete on 10/11/20.

"If an emergency is declared requiring (PBAPS) TSC activation during this period, the PBAPS TSC will be staffed and activated using existing Emergency Preparedness (EP) procedures. If the PBAPS TS becomes uninhabitable due to radiological, or other conditions, the TSC Station Emergency Director will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with EP procedures. The Emergency Response Organization team has been notified of the maintenance and the possible need to relocate during an emergency."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54918
Facility: Sequoyah
Region: 2     State: TN
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Scott Seal
HQ OPS Officer: Jeffrey Whited
Notification Date: 09/28/2020
Notification Time: 14:39 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2020
Event Time: 11:43 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/28/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - OIL SPILL

"On 9/28/20 at 1143 EDT, a notification to the National Response Center was made after discovery of a visible oil sheen on the waters of the U.S. (Sequoyah's side of the intake forebay skimmer wall at the Essential Raw Cooling Water (ERCW) building). The source was an oil bucket that overflowed with rain at the ERCW pumping station. Efforts are in progress to eliminate all other potential sources of oil at the station that could be released to the environment. Estimate of volume spilled is less than one quart.

"The following agencies have also been notified:
- EPA Region 4
- Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

"Cleanup is in progress. Measures to prevent recurrence are being taken.

"This is a four-hour notification, non-emergency for a notification of other government agency. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


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