Event Notification Report for October 22, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
10/21/2020 - 10/22/2020

EVENT NUMBERS
54946 54947 54963
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54946
Rep Org: IU Health Methodist Hospital
Licensee: Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
Region: 3
City: Indianapolis   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-02752-03
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Michael Martin
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 10/13/2020
Notification Time: 14:49 [ET]
Event Date: 10/13/2020
Event Time: 10:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/13/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - Dose <> Prescribed Dosage
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
NON-AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - Y-90 MICROSPHERE UNDERDOSE

The following is a summary from a phone call with the licensee:

A patient at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital was prescribed 46.7 mCi of Y-90 Theraspheres to segments 5 and 8 of the liver, but received 54 percent (25.2 mCi) of the prescribed dose. The remaining 46 percent (21.5 mCi) was trapped in the catheter or the line. The patient and the physician were notified and a follow-up treatment has been scheduled for next week.


A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.


Agreement State Event Number: 54947
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Region: 3
City: Oak Park   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01676-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Robin Muzzalupo
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 10/14/2020
Notification Time: 14:28 [ET]
Event Date: 10/09/2020
Event Time: 08:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/14/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TC-99M EXTERNAL CONTAMINATION

The following was received from Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the Agency) via email:

"During the afternoon of October 13, 2020, the Agency received a call from the RSO [(Radiation Safety Officer)] at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Inc. (IL-01676-01) to notify the Agency of a potential 24-hr notification requirement from an event which occurred at 0830 CDT, Friday, October 9, 2020. According to the RSO, a Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) was administering a 27 mCi dose of Tc-99m to a patient when the vein "collapsed" which created pressure and sprayed a small quantity of Tc-99m back into the technicians face and eyes. The technician soon thereafter went to the E.R. [(emergency room)] and had her eyes rinsed out. At 1000 the same morning, the RSO met the NMT in the E.R. and took a near contact measurement of her face utilizing a Ludlum model 26 which identified a maximum 6,050 cpm on her forehead. The RSO stated that he could not identify any contamination elsewhere or within the wash water at the E.R. Having no other information, the RSO calculated that in consideration of an approximately 0.23 percent efficiency of the instrument, approximately 1.2 microCi of Tc-99m was on the skin of the NMT. The RSO also stated that he did a few worst case scenario calculations but didn't come close to reportable levels. The Agency concurs with the licensee's determinations. Furthermore, the patient was given most of the dose and still had a normal scan. No contamination was identified on the patient. The used syringe measured 1 mCi remaining following treatment and the accident. The RSO explained that he didn't think it was reportable but following a closer look at 32 IAC 340.1220(c)(3) thought he had better complete his due diligence and give us a call. Inspection and Enforcement supervisor to follow up with the licensee.

"The incident will be entered into NMED [(Nuclear Material Events Database)] and reported to the Headquarters Operations Officer within 24 hours of notification, as required.

"The licensee will be advised of the requirement to submit a written report within 30 days in accordance with 32 IAC 340.1230."

Item Number: IL200019


Power Reactor Event Number: 54963
Facility: Vogtle
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: Steven Leighty
HQ OPS Officer: Brian Lin
Notification Date: 10/21/2020
Notification Time: 14:10 [ET]
Event Date: 10/19/2020
Event Time: 04:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/21/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Other Unspec Reqmnt
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
NRR VOGTLE PROJECT OFFICE (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
4 N N 0 0
Event Text
UPDATE TO ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR ITAAC

"In accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2) as described in NEI 08-01, Industry Guideline for the ITAAC Closure Process Under 10 CFR Part 52, Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Construction is making this notification to the NRC for determining that Inspections, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) 2.3.05.13a.ii (Index No. 344) for Unit 4 requires additional actions to restore the completed status. The ITAAC Closure Notifications for Unit 4 ITAAC 344 was submitted on July 22, 2020 (ML20204B029).

"On October 19, 2020, it was determined that maintenance activities for the Unit 4 Polar Crane auxiliary hoist holding brake used a different approach for Post Work Verification (PWV) than the original test described in the ICN [ITAAC Closure Notification] for ITAAC 344. The alternate PWV used a test method that is standard industry practice and in accordance with ASME B30.2 to demonstrate that the Acceptance Criteria was met.

"An ITAAC Post Closure Notification will be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 52.99(c)(2) and NEI 08-01.

"The 10 CFR 52.99(c)(4) All lTAAC Complete Notification has not been submitted for VEGP [Vogtle Electric Generating Plant] 4. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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