Event Notification Report for August 31, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
08/30/2021 - 08/31/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55424 55426 55428 55429 55435 55436
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Agreement State
Event Number: 55424
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: Oregon Health and Science University
Region: 4
City: Portland   State: OR
County: Multnomah
License #: ORE-90013
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Daryl Leon
HQ OPS Officer: Mike Stafford
Notification Date: 08/23/2021
Notification Time: 15:20 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2021
Event Time: 13:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
KOZAL, JASON (R4)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PRESCRIBED DOSE EXCEEDED

The following is a summary of information received from the State of Oregon:

Licensee miscalculated and administered more radiation to a patient's spine than the prescription allowed. Radiation dose to the patient was intended to be 800 centigray but the actual dose delivered exceeded this by 21%.

Oregon Emergency Response System Incident Number: 2021-2250

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.

* * * RETRACTION ON 24 AUGUST 2021 AT 1550 EDT FROM DARYL LEON TO KAREN COTTON * * *

The following is a synopsis of information received via e-mail from the state of Oregon via e-mail:

After obtaining direct information from the responsible party, the radiation dose above the prescribed 800 centigray was from an x-ray generating device and is therefore a nonreportable event to NRC but is being investigated at the State (Oregon) level. This is not a reportable event to the NRC.

Notified R4DO (KOZAL) and NMSS Events (by email).


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55426
Facility: Point Beach
Region: 3     State: WI
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: Brian Eick
HQ OPS Officer: Brian P. Smith
Notification Date: 08/24/2021
Notification Time: 12:31 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2021
Event Time: 06:45 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
20.1906(d)(1) - Surface Contam Levels > Limits
Person (Organization):
STONE, ANN MARIE (R3)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text: POINT BEACH - EXTERNALLY CONTAMINATED PACKAGE

The following was received from the Point Beach Station Radiation Protection Manager (RPM) via phone call to the Headquarters Operations Officer:

Per 10 CFR 20.1906(d)(1), the Point Beach Station RPM reported to the NRC receipt of a package of radioactive material (new fuel shipment) with removable surface contamination greater than NRC reporting limits. The package was received Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 0645 CDT. The package was surveyed and it was determined that the external surface of the package contained removable contamination that exceeded the regulatory limit of 240 dpm/cm2 for beta-gamma emitters. The measured level of removable contamination was 337.3 dpm/cm2 for beta-gamma emitters and contained Cobalt 60. The licensee's corrective actions were to conduct additional smears of the package, trailer, and truck, and to frisk the truck driver to ensure no further contamination. No contamination has been identified.


Agreement State
Event Number: 55428
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: Memorial Medical Center
Region: 3
City: Springfield   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01343-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Gary Forsee
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 08/24/2021
Notification Time: 15:06 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
STONE, ANN MARIE (R3)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text:
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE

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

"The licensee's radiation safety officer contacted the Agency to advise that a patient scheduled to receive Y-90 microsphere therapy (SirSpheres) for hepatocellular cancer on August 24, 2021, received only 77% of the dose prescribed in the written directive. This administration called for only 16.2 mCi of activity. The licensee's radiation safety officer is reviewing the delivery system as well as the specifics of the administration to determine root cause. The licensee suspects a clogged catheter but is currently investigating. No personnel or area contamination was reported. It is unclear at this point if the referring physician or the patient has been notified. An update has been requested within one hour and Agency staff noted the 24 hour notification requirement. No untoward medical impact was expected to the patient.

"Agency inspectors will perform a reactionary inspection on Friday, August 27, to assist in determining root cause and gather the additional information required. This matter is reportable under 32 Ill. Adm. Code 335.1080(a)(1)(B). A written report will be required of the licensee within 15 days."

Illinois Item Number: IL210027

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: 55429
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: Montgomery County Shady Grove Transfer Station
Region: 1
City: Derwood   State: MD
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Atnatiwos Meshesha
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 08/24/2021
Notification Time: 12:33 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2021
Event Time: 12:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
GREIVES, JONATHAN (R1)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL LEFT AT RECYCLING CENTER

The following was received from the Maryland Department of Environment Radiological Health Program via email:

"On August 17, 2021, at about 1215 EDT, the Maryland Department of the Environment Radiological Health Program (MDE/RHP) was contacted via telephone by the Operations Manager of the Montgomery County Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center located at 16101 Frederick Rd, Derwood, Maryland 20855 that a "B17 Bomber", radioactive material was thrown into a scrap metal bin. The MDE/RHP responded the same day and investigated the "B17 Bomber", which was later identified as Sextant Bubble Type (with Altitude Averaging Device) AN-5851-1, Part number 3014-1-B and Serial Number AF-42-0676, Contract number AC-26968 and manufactured by Bendix Aviation Corporation navigation instrument which contain Radium - 226 source with estimated nominal activities of 2 microcuries.

"The Sextant Bubble Type navigation device was dropped by unidentified person(s) at an unknown date and time and was discovered by the Montgomery County Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center staff when screened for radiation on August 17, 2021. The device was isolated and stored at the temporary hazardous materials storage in the facility by the Operations Manager. The device was later transferred to the local radioactive waste management company, the RSO, Inc. for disposal on August 20, 2021.

"MDE/RHP will finalize a reactive investigation."


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55435
Facility: Waterford
Region: 4     State: LA
Unit: [3] [] []
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: Samantha Smith
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 08/29/2021
Notification Time: 19:49 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2021
Event Time: 18:12 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2021
Emergency Class: Unusual Event
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - Emergency Declared
Person (Organization):
KOZAL, JASON (R4)
MORRIS, SCOTT (R4)
VEIL, ANDREA (HQ)
GRANT, JEFFERY (IR)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text: NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER

Waterford 3 shut down the reactor in preparation for Hurricane Ida landfall prior to this event.

At 1812 CDT, Waterford 3 declared a notification of unusual event under EAL S.U. 1.1 due to a loss of offsite power as a result of hurricane Ida. Plant power is being provided via emergency diesel generators. The NRC Activated at 2016 EDT with Region IV in the lead.

Notified DHS SWO, DOE Ops Center, FEMA Ops Center, HHS Ops Center, CISA Central, USDA Ops Center, EPA Emergency Ops Center, DHS Nuclear SSA (email), FEMA NWC (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55436
Facility: Waterford
Region: 4     State: LA
Unit: [3] [] []
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: John Lewis
HQ OPS Officer: Bethany Cecere
Notification Date: 08/30/2021
Notification Time: 01:50 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2021
Event Time: 18:04 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - Valid Specif Sys Actuation
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - Accident Mitigation
Person (Organization):
KOZAL, JASON (R4)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 8/31/2021

EN Revision Text: SAFETY SYSTEM ACTUATION

"At 1804 CDT on 8/29/2021, Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station (WF3) experienced a Loss of Off Site Power event due to Hurricane Ida. This event caused an automatic actuation of Emergency Diesel Generators Trains A and B. Both Emergency Diesel Generators started as designed and both are currently operating normally supplying power to their respective Class 1E Safety Busses. This automatic actuation is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). Prior to the loss of offsite power, WF3 was in progress of performing a plant cooldown in accordance with procedural guidance. As part of this cooldown and after entering Mode 4, all Safety Injection Tanks were isolated. As a result of losing offsite power, Reactor Coolant System Temperature increased above 350F which is above the temperature requirements for Mode 4. Safety Injection Tanks are required to be unisolated and OPERABLE in Mode 3. Therefore, with no Safety Injection Tanks OPERABLE, this constituted an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function and the unit entered Technical Specification 3.0.3. The unit was in Technical Specification 3.0.3 for approximately 43 minutes from 1805 CDT until 1848 CDT when Mode 4 conditions were re-established. This event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a Safety Function is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

"While continuing to perform the Reactor Coolant System Cooldown and prior to placing Shutdown Cooling Train in service, it became necessary to start one train of Emergency Feedwater. Emergency Feedwater Train A was manually started at 1847 CDT to feed the Steam Generators and was secured at 1947 CDT. Emergency Feedwater Train A started and operated normally during this period. This manual actuation is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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