Event Notification Report for December 01, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
11/30/2020 - 12/01/2020

EVENT NUMBERS
55005 55012 55017
Agreement State
Event Number: 55005
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: Heuft USA, Inc.
Region: 3
City: Downers Grove   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01354-22
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Gary Forsee
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 11/23/2020
Notification Time: 14:36 [ET]
Event Date: 11/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 11/23/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
STOEDTER, KARLA (R3)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST AM-241 SEALED SOURCE PACKAGE

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

"The Agency was contacted on 11/23/2020 by the Radiation Safety Officer for Heuft USA, Inc. to advise that a package scheduled to arrive today at their Downers Grove, IL facility had not arrived. The carrier, [common carrier], could not immediately locate the package. The package contained (1) special form model AMC-25 sealed source containing approximately 45 mCi of Am-241. The source serial number is 1535AR. The source is contained in a 6"x6"x6" brown "U-Line" cardboard box. As it was an excepted package, it only bears UN2910 and does not have radioactive labels on the exterior. Should the package be opened, there is an aluminum 5"x5" round can filled with foam and a zip lock bag. The bag contains a shielded source holder with the Am-241 capsule therein. The bag and the can are reportedly labeled with a trefoil and the words "Radioactive Material". Unshielded, the source would yield an exposure rate of about 8 mR/hour at one foot. This is not an immediate hazard to workers or members of the public that locate the package.

"The package is assigned tracking number 349-162302-3 by [the common carrier]. The package left their Kearny, NJ terminal on 11/19/2020. There is conflicting information on whether or not the package arrived at [the common carrier's] Akron, OH terminal. The package was bound for [the common carrier's] Bolingbrook, IL terminal but reportedly never arrived. The carrier is actively searching and Illinois staff are in contact. New Jersey program staff have been notified as well. This report will be updated as additional information becomes available."

Illinois Item Number: IL200023

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


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55012
Facility: River Bend
Region: 4     State: LA
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: Kevin Doiron
HQ OPS Officer: Solomon Sahle
Notification Date: 11/30/2020
Notification Time: 14:16 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2020
Event Time: 07:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/30/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - Fitness For Duty
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55017
Facility: Harris
Region: 2     State: NC
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: Lonnie Hickerson
HQ OPS Officer: Donald Norwood
Notification Date: 12/01/2020
Notification Time: 17:00 [ET]
Event Date: 12/01/2020
Event Time: 11:16 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/01/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
LOSS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER FUNCTIONALITY

"On December 1, 2020 at 1116 EST, a condition impacting functionality of the Technical Support Center (TSC) Ventilation System was discovered during surveillance testing. The issue resulted in a loss of TSC functionality due to a high flow rate measured on outside air intake fans. The cause of the high flow rate is under investigation.

"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 condition affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC activation during the non-functional period, the TSC will be staffed and activated using existing emergency planning procedures unless the TSC becomes uninhabitable due to ambient temperature, radiological, or other conditions. If relocation of the TSC becomes necessary, the Emergency Coordinator will relocate the TSC staff to an alternate location in accordance with site procedures. This condition does not affect the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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