Event Notification Report for June 10, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
06/09/2021 - 06/10/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55279 55297 55299
Agreement State
Event Number: 55279
Rep Org: NORTH CAROLINA DIV OF RAD PROTECTIO
Licensee: Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Region: 1
City: Washington   State: NC
County:
License #: 007-0311-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Travis Cartoski
HQ OPS Officer: Lloyd Desotell
Notification Date: 05/27/2021
Notification Time: 14:31 [ET]
Event Date: 05/26/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/09/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
BOWER, FRED (R1)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 6/10/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT

The following report was received from the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation via email:

"The facility had two I-125 prostate implant procedures scheduled for 5/26/2021, one from approximately 0800-1030 EDT and another one following that. During the preparation of the second patient, the [authorized medical physicist/ radiation safety officer] (AMP/RSO) realized he may have made a mistake inputting the source strength into the treatment planning computer. The treatment planning computer has two options for source strength (millicuries and air-kerma). He went back to verify and realized he had input the millicurie source strength (0.357 mCi) into the air-kerma strength (0.453 U) spot and not air-kerma. This resulted in the treatment planning computer to believe the activity of the sources were lower than they actually were and generated a plan off of this strength. This caused the delivered dosage to be 27 percent greater than the prescribed dosage (~1400 Gy not 1100 Gy). The referring physician was present for the procedure and was notified upon the realization of the error. The patient was still in recovery from the procedure and was informed by the authorized user as soon as he was recovered and able to receive the news, before leaving the facility. The AMP/RSO stated that no negative outcome was expected for the patient, as this was the first part of a two part treatment plan, with the second part being linear accelerator treatment on the prostate. The second part of the treatment can be adjusted to accommodate for the increased dose given during the permanent implant, with no expected harm to the patient."

NC Tracking Number: NC210008

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.


* * * UPDATE FROM TRAVIS CARTOSKI TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1512 EDT ON 6/9/2021 * * *

The following information was received via E-mail from the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation:

"Corrective Actions: Procedure Revision."

The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation has completed their investigation and considers the event closed.

Notified R1DO (Ferdas) and the NMSS Events Notification E-mail group.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55297
Facility: Summer
Region: 2     State: SC
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: Tracey Stewart
HQ OPS Officer: Brian P. Smith
Notification Date: 06/08/2021
Notification Time: 08:37 [ET]
Event Date: 06/07/2021
Event Time: 10:27 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/08/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - Fitness For Duty
Person (Organization):
MILLER, MARK (R2)
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
EN Revision Imported Date: 6/10/2021

EN Revision Text: FAILED FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

A contract employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55299
Facility: Surry
Region: 2     State: VA
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: Alan Bialowas
HQ OPS Officer: Donald Norwood
Notification Date: 06/09/2021
Notification Time: 15:02 [ET]
Event Date: 06/09/2021
Event Time: 11:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/09/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - Loss Comm/Asmt/Response
Person (Organization):
MILLER, MARK (R2)
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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
LOSS OF CAPABILITY TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY SIRENS AND OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF SAME

"At 1115 EDT on June 9, 2021, during a siren activation test, a loss of the capability to activate the sirens from both Surry local activation sites was identified. The Virginia EOC was participating in the activation test and is aware of the issue and notified the local government authorities in the Surry EPZ of the situation. The NRC Resident has been notified of this issue.

"The station telecommunications department has been contacted and is aware of the issue. In the event that a radiological emergency should occur at the Surry Power Station, Primary Route Alerting procedures will be put in use by the local jurisdictions.

"This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to notification of other state and local government agencies of the failure of the Alert & Notification system for Surry."

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