Event Notification Report for December 02, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
12/01/2020 - 12/02/2020

EVENT NUMBERS
54953 54969 55006 55007 55008 55017
Agreement State
Event Number: 54953
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford, Jr. University
Region: 4
City: Stanford   State: CA
County:
License #: 0676-43
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: K. Arunika Hewadikaram
HQ OPS Officer: Brian P. Smith
Notification Date: 10/16/2020
Notification Time: 20:37 [ET]
Event Date: 10/16/2020
Event Time: 15:03 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 12/02/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
RAY AZUA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
KEVIN WILLIAMS (NMSS)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 12/3/2020

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GREATER THAN INTENDED DOSE TO LIVER LOBE

The following was received via email from the California Radiation Control Program:

"On October 16, 2020, the [Radiation Safety Officer] RSO of Stanford University emailed [the Radiation Health Branch] RHB to inform a medical event with a Y-90 patient treatment. The physician mistakenly delivered the larger dose (approximately 30 mCi) to the liver lobe that was to get the smaller dose (approximately 13 mCi). The dose to the second lobe was adjusted with left over Y-90 from the dose draw to give the proper dose to the other lobe (approximately 30 mCi). So one lobe received much greater than the intended dose, while the other lobe received the proper dose. RHB will follow up on this investigation."

California 5010 Number: 101620


* * * UPDATE FROM ROBERT GREGER TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1816 EST ON 12/2/2020 * * *

The following information was received via E-mail:

"The authorized user prescribed 31.57 mCi (1.17GBq) Y-90 to the right lobe of the liver and 13.22 mCi (0.49GBq) to the left lobe of the liver.

"The higher dosage, 31.57 mCi (1.17GBq) Y-90 was delivered to the left lobe of the liver.

"The prescribed dosage of 13.22 mCi (0.49GBq) would result in a dose to the left lobe of 7,000 rad (70Gy), however the delivered dose was 17,500 rad (175 Gy).

"This is 10,500 rad (105 Gy) above the prescribed dose."

Notified R4DO (Gepford) and via E-mail, NMSS (Williams) and the NMSS Events Notification E-mail Group.

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.


!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State
Event Number: 54969
Rep Org: Spectrum Health
Licensee: Spectrum Health
Region: 3
City: Grand Rapids   State: MI
County:
License #: 210024306
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Evan Boote
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 10/28/2020
Notification Time: 16:50 [ET]
Event Date: 10/28/2020
Event Time: 12:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 12/02/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
35.3045(a)(1) - Dose <> Prescribed Dosage
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 12/3/2020

EN Revision Text: IODINE-125 SEED INADVERTENTLY LEFT IN PATIENT

The following is a summary of a call with the licensee:

On October 28, 2020, during a routine mammogram, the radiologist found an I-125 seed in the left axilla that was believed to have been previously removed. The 250 microCi seed was implanted on July 5, 2019 as part of a 10 CFR 35.1000 lesion location procedure. It was supposed to have been removed the same day during removal of the lesion.

On the follow-up x-ray of the lesion, the seed was not identified. The radiologist called the operating room, which stated and documented that they had recovered the seed. The licensee noted that there was a second seed implanted in the left breast that was recovered. Both seeds are documented on the same paperwork.

An investigation is in progress, but the licensee believes that the dose to the patient is more than 50 rem to the tissue and total dose delivered differs from the prescribed dose by 20 percent or more.

The patient was informed and no effects are expected.

The licensee will notify the NRC Region 3 Office.


* * * RETRACTION FROM EVAN BOOTE TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1620 EST ON 12/2/2020 * * *

The following information was received via E-mail:

"Following review of the images and discussion of this case with surgery [personnel], the linear metallic foreign body previously reported as a 'seed' has a high probability of being a vascular surgical clip."

Notified R3DO (Dickson) and NMSS Events Notification E-mail group.

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: 55006
Rep Org: NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH
Licensee: Not Provided
Region: 1
City:   State: NY
County:
License #: Not Provided
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Daniel J. Samson
HQ OPS Officer: Solomon Sahle
Notification Date: 11/24/2020
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 11/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
MARK HENRION (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
GRETCHEN RIVERA-CAPELLA (NMSS DAY)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DOSED INCORRECT ORGAN

The following information was received from the state of New York via fax:

"A medical licensee reported on 11/23/2020 that a Y90 microsphere procedure performed on Friday 11/20/2020 was later discovered to have had the catheter connected to the gallbladder instead of the liver as prescribed in the written directive. More information will be forthcoming but preliminary information shows that the microspheres were Sirtex SIR-Spheres."

New York Incident Number: NYDOH-20-07.


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: 55007
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC
Region: 4
City: Garyville   State: LA
County:
License #: LA-3239-L01A
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: James Pate
HQ OPS Officer: Solomon Sahle
Notification Date: 11/24/2020
Notification Time: 14:25 [ET]
Event Date: 11/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 11/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
JASON KOZAL (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following was received from the State of Louisiana via email:

"Marathon Petroleum Company contacted the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality / Emergency Response Services Division / Radiation Section on November 24, 2020, concerning a stuck shutter. The fixed gauge is stuck open and determined on November 23, 2020 to be in this condition. The fixed gauge is an Ohmart/Vega Model Number SHGL-2, s/n for housing and source is 9853 CN. The source is Cs-137 with an activity of 5000 mR (185 GBq). There were no radiation exposures. A technician from BBP will be out at the facility on December 1, 2020 for repair."

Louisiana Incident No.: LA20200009


Agreement State
Event Number: 55008
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: University of Houston
Region: 4
City: Houston   State: TX
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Matthew Kennington
HQ OPS Officer: Solomon Sahle
Notification Date: 11/24/2020
Notification Time: 18:58 [ET]
Event Date: 11/24/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 11/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
JASON KOZAL (R4DO)
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 TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following information was received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (the Agency) via email:

"On November 24, 2020, the Agency was contacted by the radiation safety officer (RSO) of a Texas licensee reporting that two self-luminescent tritium exit signs were not able to be located. The signs are Sealed Source Inc. Isolite signs each containing 7.5 curies (original activity) of tritium manufactured in April of 2015. The RSO stated that the area they were in had some work done and that he believes the signs may have been thrown into construction dumpsters after being replaced. The signs were first discovered missing on November 11, 2020. The RSO has been actively searching for the signs but as of today he has determined that they are no longer at the facility. The RSO stated that he will attempt to determine the final disposition of the construction dumpsters believed to have contained the devices. Additional information will be provided as it is received."


Texas Incident Number: 9814

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: 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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