Event Notification Report for August 04, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
08/03/2021 - 08/04/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55381 55382 55383 55394 55395 55396
Agreement State
Event Number: 55381
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: MC Squared, Inc.
Region: 1
City: Kennesaw   State: GA
County:
License #: GA 1569-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Leslines Leveque
HQ OPS Officer: Jeffrey Whited
Notification Date: 07/28/2021
Notification Time: 11:19 [ET]
Event Date: 07/27/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/28/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
CAHILL, CHRISTOPHER (R1)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/4/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE

The following was received via email from the Georgia Radioactive Materials Program:

"A gauge was reported hit by a bulldozer [while on site] on 7/27/21. The rod was not exposed and there is no contamination leaking."

Incident #: 43


Agreement State
Event Number: 55382
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: COLQUITT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: Moultrie   State: GA
County:
License #: GA 509-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Stacy Allman
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 07/28/2021
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 07/19/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/28/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
CAHILL, CHRISTOPHER (R1)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/4/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED SEALED SOURCE

The following was received via email from the Georgia Radioactive Materials Program:

"During a routine 6 month leak test, a sealed source Cs-137 vial [0.035 milli-Curie] failed the leak test. [Leak Test Results: less than 0.005 micro-Curie.] Damage was detected on the vial and the source was immediately placed back into its shielded container and sealed with tape. All potentially contaminated items such as gloves were triple bagged, sealed, and labeled and placed in a shielded storage container in the hot lab. Area surveys and wipe tests were conducted and no contamination was found. The licensee is obtaining quotes for disposal and will follow up when the source has been disposed of."

Georgia Incident Number: 44


Agreement State
Event Number: 55383
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: Northwest Community Hospital
Region: 3
City: Arlington Heights   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01109-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Gary Forsee
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 07/28/2021
Notification Time: 14:30 [ET]
Event Date: 07/28/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/28/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
HANNA, JOHN (R3)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/4/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CONTAMINATION OF MEDICAL WORKER

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

"The Agency was contacted at approximately 1230CDT on July 28, 2021 by GE Healthcare to advise that one of their employees required unplanned medical treatment due to a laceration and radioactive contamination. A glass vial containing approximately 4 milliCurie of Indium-111 oxyquinoline was being manipulated by a technician at the licensee's Arlington Heights facility when the neck of the vial broke. The broken glass cut the employee's finger and resulted in contamination of the wound with the radiopharmaceutical. The employee has since been treated, released and is estimated to have approximately 0.2 micro-Curie of non-removable contamination remaining within the wound. The amount of radioactive material involved will not result in occupational exposures exceeding the applicable limits. No permanent injury or deleterious effects are expected from the radioactive material. No other reportable exposures to medical staff occurred as a result of this incident."

Illinois Item Number: IL 210021


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55394
Facility: Hatch
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: Nick Hightower
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 08/03/2021
Notification Time: 13:18 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2021
Event Time: 10:26 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/03/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS Actuation - Critical
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - Valid Specif Sys Actuation
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 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby
Event Text
AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP

"At 1026 EDT on 8/3/21, with Unit 1 in MODE 1 at 100 percent power, the reactor automatically tripped due to low reactor water level. The low reactor water level condition was due to a loss of both reactor feed pumps. The cause of the loss of feed pumps is under investigation. Additionally, the low reactor water level resulted in the automatic actuation of High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) systems, and Containment Isolation Valves (CIVs) in multiple systems. All safety systems responded normally.

"Operations responded and stabilized the plant. Reactor water level is being maintained via RCIC system. Decay heat is being removed by discharging steam to the main condenser using the turbine bypass valves. Unit 2 is not affected.

"Due to the Reactor Protection System actuation while critical, this event is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B). It is also reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as an event that results in a valid actuation of the HPCI and RCIC systems and CIVs. There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant."

The Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. The Unit will proceed to Mode 4 while the cause of the loss of feed pumps is under investigation.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55395
Facility: Braidwood
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: Zachary Myers
HQ OPS Officer: Kerby Scales
Notification Date: 08/03/2021
Notification Time: 19:35 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2021
Event Time: 15:39 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/03/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
Person (Organization):
KOZAK, LAURA (R3)
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
OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - INADVERTENT SIREN ACTUATION

"At approximately 1539 CDT on 8/3/2021, the Braidwood Station Main Control Room was notified of the inadvertent actuation of 17 Full Sounding sirens affecting Braidwood Station in Will County Illinois while testing other sirens. Will County EMA inadvertently actuated the sirens on 08/03/2021 at 1440 CDT.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi), News release or Notification of Other Government Agencies. This is a 4 Hour Reporting requirement.

"The Braidwood NRC Resident has been notified."

See related Event Notification #55396.


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55396
Facility: Dresden
Region: 3     State: IL
Unit: [2] [3] []
RX Type: [2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: Mark Schimanski
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 08/03/2021
Notification Time: 19:48 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2021
Event Time: 15:39 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/03/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - INADVERTENT SIREN ACTUATION

"At approximately 1539 CDT on 8/3/2021, the Dresden Station Main Control was notified of the inadvertent actuation of 17 full sounding emergency response sirens affected Dresden Station in Will County Illinois, while testing other sirens. Will County EMA inadvertently actuated the sirens on 8/3/2021 at 1440 CDT.

"This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b )(2)(xi), News Release or Notification of Other Government Agencies. This is a 4-Hour Reporting requirement.

"The Dresden NRC Resident has been notified."

See related Event Notification #55395.

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