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Event Notification Report for September 30, 2020

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Event Reports For
9/29/2020 - 9/30/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54905 54921 54923

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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.

Event Text

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: 54921
Facility: North Anna
Region: 2     State: VA
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP,[3] M-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Neil Turner
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 09/29/2020
Notification Time: 10:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2020
Event Time: 16:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2020
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
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A non-licensed Dominion Energy supervisor had a confirmed positive for illegal drugs during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54923
Facility: Quad Cities
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: Daniel Moeller
HQ OPS Officer: Brian P. Smith
Notification Date: 09/29/2020
Notification Time: 21:19 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2020
Event Time: 10:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - Accident Mitigation
Person (Organization):
AARON McCRAW (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OPRM COUNT SETPOINT DISCREPANCY

"On July 22, 2020, at 1030 CDT, it was discovered that the as-found Unit 2 Oscillation Power Range Monitor (OPRM) Maximum Confirmation Count Setpoint did not match the values in the Quad Cities Unit 2 [Core Operating Limits Report] (COLR) per TS SR 3.3.1.3.3. All Unit 2 OPRMs were declared inoperable. Due to this inoperability, the OPRM system was in a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function; therefore, this condition is being reported per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). There were no other Technical Specification or safety systems inoperable at the time of this event. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Quad Cities Unit 2 returned their OPRMs to operable on July 23, 2020, at 1210 CDT, following a setpoint adjustment. In addition, during a more recent meeting between station personnel and the NRC resident inspectors, feedback was provided that brought to the station management's attention that they needed to make the required 50.72 notification as a result to this past inoperability.


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