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Event Notification Report for October 05, 2020

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Event Reports For
10/2/2020 - 10/5/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54909 54910 54911 54912 54915 54927 54929 54930

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Agreement State Event Number: 54909
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: Terracon Consultants
Region: 1
City: Sarasota   State: FL
County:
License #: 3817-13
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Mark Seidensticker
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 09/24/2020
Notification Time: 12:41 [ET]
Event Date: 09/24/2020
Event Time: 09:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
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/STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The following is a summary of information reported by the Florida Department of Health via email:

Terracon Consultants reported a Troxler 2440 gauge was stolen from a truck while the truck was parked at a residence in Brandenton, Florida. The gauge was stolen around 0930 EDT on 9/24/2020. The gauge was secured with two chains and two locks by the driver of the truck. The local police department has been notified. The gauge contained a 8 mCi Cs-137 source (S/N: 75-1841) and a 40 mCi Am241:Be source (S/N: 47-15958).

Florida Incident Number: FL20-109

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: 54910
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: MISTRAS Group, Inc.
Region: 1
City: Midlothian   State: VA
County:
License #: 041-498-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Asfaw Fenta
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 09/24/2020
Notification Time: 12:57 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2019
Event Time: 10:28 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CAMERA SOURCE UNABLE TO RETRACT

The following was reported by the Virginia Office of Radiological Health, via email:

"On August 26, 2019, the Virginia Office of Radiological Health (ORH) received an incident report from the licensee, MISTRAS GROUP, Inc. The source, 66 curies of Ir-192, could not be retracted to its shielded position during radiographic work. The radiographic work involved inspecting a water tank located in an open space. The incident occurred on July 31, 2019, at about 1028 EDT at a temporary jobsite located in White Post, Virginia. The incident occurred because a magnetic stand that was utilized to support the source tube fell during an exposure, creating a kink in the source tube and preventing full retraction back to the shielded position. The radiography crew immediately established a new boundary, notified the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and customer, and relocated all workers outside the boundary area. A radiation survey was performed immediately at the new boundary and the measurement did not exceed 2 mR in any one hour. The site was supervised by the radiography crew until the RSO arrived at the scene and repositioned the source back to its shielding position safely. The pocket dosimeters indicated that the RSO, the radiographer, and assistant radiographer received 28 mrem, 20 mrem, and 10 mrem, respectively. In addition, the whole body dosimeters were sent to Landauer for analysis and no significant radiation exposures were reported to the RSO, Radiographer, and Assistant Radiographer.

"On August 28, 2019, the ORH inspector conducted a reactive inspection and it was found that the root causes of the incident were identified properly by the licensee and corrective actions, including training on procedures, on radiographic techniques, and on set up for that particular type of radiography work were discussed with the radiographer. The ORH determined that this incident is closed."

The report from Virginia also stated:

"This incident was reported to the NRC through NMED on August 29, 2019 as if it was a 30-day notification requirement. However, the 2020 Virginia IMPEP review team discovered that it should have been classified as a 24-hour notification requirement. Accordingly, this report is being sent to correct the error."

Event Report ID No: VA-19004

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Agreement State Event Number: 54911
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC
Region: 1
City: Spring Grove   State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1631
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Joshua Myers
HQ OPS Officer: Jeffrey Whited
Notification Date: 09/25/2020
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following was received from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection via email:

"On August 24, 2020, the licensee identified a failure of the shutter assembly and indicator on one of its Valmet Multi-Filler Module, Serial Number 0022 containing 20 mCi of lron-55. The shutter had failed closed. The gauge was immediately removed from service. The manufacturer was contacted, and the broken shutter mechanism was removed and replaced on August 26, 2020. The shutter mechanism was then tested and confirmed as operating properly. No exposures were resulted from this event."

Event Report ID No.: PA200018

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Agreement State Event Number: 54912
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: Eurofins TestAmerica
Region: 3
City: North Canton   State: OH
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Michael Snee
HQ OPS Officer: Jeffrey Whited
Notification Date: 09/25/2020
Notification Time: 13:59 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING SOURCE

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

The licensee discovered that one of their Electron Capture Detectors (Model: G2397A; S/N: U23974; Source: Ni-63 0.015 Ci) was leaking during a routine leak test. The source has been transferred for disposal.

Item Number: OH200008

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Agreement State Event Number: 54915
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: Cardinal Health 414 Sarasota
Region: 1
City: Sarasota   State: FL
County:
License #: 3453-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Reno J Fabii
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 09/26/2020
Notification Time: 11:13 [ET]
Event Date: 09/26/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/26/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - VEHICLE CARRYING RADIO-PHARMACEUTICALS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT

The following was received from the state of Florida via email:

"A transport vehicle carrying radio-pharmaceuticals was rear-ended at the intersection of County road 39 and State road 62 in Parrish Florida. Duette Fire rescue is on scene with a representative from the pharmaceutical company. The shipping papers indicate 227 mCi of Tc-99m but the driver had already made several stops and may have additional radioactive waste materials not on manifest. Cardinal Health Sarasota has taken custody of all packages."

Florida Incident Number: FL20-110.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54927
Facility: Millstone
Region: 1     State: CT
Unit: [] [] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Michael J. Watson
HQ OPS Officer: Howie Crouch
Notification Date: 10/02/2020
Notification Time: 12:35 [ET]
Event Date: 10/02/2020
Event Time: 09:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/02/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - Pot Uncntrl Rad Rel
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - Accident Mitigation
Person (Organization):
FRANK ARNER (R1DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown

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SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INOPERABLE

"At 0945 hours [EDT] on 10/02/2020, with Millstone Unit 3 in Mode 4, Operations discovered a door in the Secondary Containment boundary blocked open. Investigation determined the door was blocked open at 1842 [EDT] on 10/01/2020, rendering Secondary Containment inoperable. The door was closed at 1002 [(EDT) on 10/02/2020], restoring Secondary Containment to operable status.

"Since Secondary Containment was rendered inoperable, Dominion Energy is reporting this as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function to control the release of radioactive material and mitigate the consequences of an accident. This condition is being reported as an eight hour report pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v)(C) and (D). There was no release of radioactivity to the public.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."

With the door blocked open, the plant was in a 24-hour shutdown action statement. The state of Connecticut and local towns were notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54929
Facility: Comanche Peak
Region: 4     State: TX
Unit: [] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: John Falletich
HQ OPS Officer: Howie Crouch
Notification Date: 10/03/2020
Notification Time: 11:48 [ET]
Event Date: 09/30/2020
Event Time: 08:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
PATRICIA SILVA (R4DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

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RADIATION MONITORS REQUIRED FOR EVENT ASSESSMENT OUT OF SERVICE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"At time 0815 (CDT) on 09/30/20, Main Steamline Radiation Monitor 2-RUK-2325/2327 (Main Steam Line 2-01/2-03 Radiation Monitor) was removed from service for planned maintenance.

"Compensatory measures were in place prior to removing the monitor from service to assure adequate monitoring capability available to implement the CPNPP [Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant] emergency plan in the unlikely event of challenges to the steam generator or fuel cladding. The N16 radiation monitor serves as a backup with alarm function and Radiation Protection technicians have been briefed on taking local readings with a Geiger-Mueller tube on MSL 2-01 and MSL 2-03.

"With this radiation monitor non-functional, compensatory measures in place and the monitor not restored to service within 72 hours, the condition is reportable as a loss of assessment capability per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP) has assurance of steam generator integrity and fuel cladding integrity and there is negligible safety significance to the current condition with respect to the public health and safety perspective.

"Corrective actions are being pursued to complete maintenance and restore 2-RUK-2325/2327 to functional status.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54930
Facility: Point Beach
Region: 3     State: WI
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: Mary Sipiorski
HQ OPS Officer: Howie Crouch
Notification Date: 10/03/2020
Notification Time: 15:07 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2020
Event Time: 09:13 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - Degraded Condition
Person (Organization):
AARON McCRAW (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Shutdown

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REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE BOUNDARY LEAKAGE

"During a scheduled refueling outage, a walkdown inside containment to investigate leakage revealed a pressure boundary leak upstream of 1RC-526B, HX-1B Steam Generator Channel Head Drain. This location would be considered part of the reactor coolant system as defined under 10 CFR 50.2. As such, this event is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(ii)(A). Unit 1 is currently in mode 4. Repairs for the condition are being determined.

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

The leak rate was determined to be 0.138 gpm.


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