Event Notification Report for January 04, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
01/01/2021 - 01/04/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55048 55050 55055
Agreement State Event Number: 55048
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: RLS (USA) Inc
Region: 1
City: Trevose   State: PA
County:
License #: PA-0515
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Joshua Myers
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 12/24/2020
Notification Time: 08:59 [ET]
Event Date: 12/23/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/24/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
ELISE BURKET (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT DAMAGING LICENSED MATERIAL

The following information was received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection via email:

"On December 23, 2020 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that a licensee's courier had been involved in a fatal vehicle accident. [The New Jersey Emergency Response and Radiation Protection Programs responded to the incident scene.] The vehicle was carrying nine packages of Technetium-99m, one of which was ripped open releasing two syringe pigs into the interior of the vehicle. One of those two had been used by a customer and shattered during the accident. The other of those two remained intact and was labeled 27mCi of Tc99m Sestamibi calibrated on 12/21/2020 at 1130am. The remaining eight packaged were intact and had background radiation readings. The vehicle was surveyed, and no contamination was found. The material was picked up the licensee RSO and safely returned to its destination. The Department will continue to gather information and provide updates when available."

This event was also reported on National Response Center Incident Report # 1294881.

PA Event Report ID No.: PA200024


Agreement State Event Number: 55050
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: Shasta Beverages, Incorporated
Region: 3
City: Obetz   State: OH
County:
License #: 00006GL0210
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Michael Snee
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 12/28/2020
Notification Time: 11:20 [ET]
Event Date: 05/28/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/28/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
CAMERON, JAMNES (R3)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST GAUGE

The following was received from the Ohio Department of Health via email:

"While conducting the annual General License inventory, the licensee discovered a missing gauge. Attempts to locate the gauge were not successful. It is believed that gauge was inadvertently sent to a metal scrap yard. The gauge is an Industrial Dynamics Model FT-50 [(s/n: 116107)] containing a 100 mCi Am-241 sealed source."

Ohio Item Number: OH 2020-058

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: 55055
Facility: Vogtle
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Jamaal Merriweather
HQ OPS Officer: Lloyd Desotell
Notification Date: 01/03/2021
Notification Time: 08:33 [ET]
Event Date: 01/03/2021
Event Time: 06:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/03/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
MARK MILLER (R2DO)
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 Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
NONFUNCTIONAL SEISMIC MONITORING SYSTEM

"At 1414 EST on 12/31/2020, a planned maintenance outage commenced on the Vogtle 1and 2 Seismic Monitoring System. The work was to address abnormal indications on the uninterruptable power supply, and was scheduled for an eight (8) hour duration. During the restoration activities, the system did not respond properly and has remained Non-Functional. Compensatory measures for seismic event classification were implemented in accordance with Vogtle procedures prior to removing the system from service. Based upon the troubleshooting conducted, the system is not expected to be restored within 72 hours from the start of the planned outage."

"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 Seismic Monitoring System is the method for evaluating that an Operational Basis Earthquake (OBE) threshold has been exceeded following a seismic event in accordance with Initiating Condition 'Seismic event greater than OBE levels' and Emergency Action Level HU2. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. "

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Compensatory measures implemented include having a phone number to call to verify if an earthquake has occurred.

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