Event Notification Report for January 18, 2022

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
01/14/2022 - 01/18/2022

Agreement State
Event Number: 55695
Rep Org: Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection
Licensee: South Pointe Hospital
Region: 3
City: Cleveland   State: OH
County:
License #: 02120180044
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Michael Rubadue
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 01/07/2022
Notification Time: 11:06 [ET]
Event Date: 01/06/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/07/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Skokowski, Richard (R3)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
CNSC (Canada), (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST I-125 SEED

The following information was received by the State of Ohio via email:

"The licensee performs prostate seed implants on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. End of day inventories are performed by two therapists. At the end of day inventory on 1/4/2022 the licensee had 53 unused seeds. The beginning of day inventory on 1/6/2022 the inventory was 52 seeds. No procedures were conducted between 1/4/22 and 1/6/22, and surveys did not locate the missing seed. The licensee is unable to account for the discrepancy in their inventory."

Source/Radioactive Material: SEALED SOURCE BRACHYTHERAPY
Manufacturer: BARD Brachytherapy
Model Number: STM-1251
Radionuclide: I-125, 0.000393 Ci

Ohio Item Number: OH220001

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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55696
Rep Org: Arkansas Department of Health
Licensee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC
Region: 4
City: Crossett   State: AR
County:
License #: ARK-0321-03120
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Steve Mack
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 01/07/2022
Notification Time: 12:38 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2022
Event Time: 10:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/07/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Roldan-Otero, Lizette (R4)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following information was obtained from the Arkansas Department of Health (Department) via email:

"On January 7, 2022, at 1000 (CST), the licensee reported the discovery (same day) of a damaged tritium exit sign. During preparations for removal of all tritium exit signs at the facility one was discovered to have been subjected to heat. The face of the exit sign was damaged, it is not known if any damage is below the face plate.

"The licensee is currently working with a consultant on the removal of the exit sign.

"The exit sign is identified as: Evenlite Model 201, Serial Number 1550F, containing 10.5 Curies of H-3.

"The Department will monitor the safe removal and disposal of the exit sign and will update this report."

Arkansas State Event Report ID Number: AR-2022-01

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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55697
Rep Org: Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
Licensee: Unknown
Region: 1
City: Tampa   State: FL
County:
License #: Unknown
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Mark Seidensticker
HQ OPS Officer: Kerby Scales
Notification Date: 01/07/2022
Notification Time: 16:16 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/07/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Greives, Jonathan (R1)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FOUND MOISTURE DENSITY GUAGE

The following is a synopsis of an email received from the State of Florida:

The State of Florida received a call today around 1530 EST from a business to report they found a Humboldt Soil Moisture Density Gauge [Model 5001P, Serial number 547, 1988] in the gravel parking lot of their place of business. There was only a gauge without it's case. The gauge was found in an upright position, with the source rod appearing to be in the retracted position. The gauge did not appear to damaged, but does look to be very used and worn. The Tampa Bureau of Radiation Control Inspector was notified and is in route to investigate, secure the gauge, and transport it to the Tampa storage unit until it can be transported to the ERCE office in Orlando. The Tampa Police Department was also notified.

Humboldt literature from the internet shows the sources to be Cesium-137 less than 11 millicuries and Americium-241/Be less than 44 millicuries.

Florida Incident Number: FL22-001


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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55699
Rep Org: Texas Dept of State Health Services
Licensee: Reed Engineering Group Ltd
Region: 4
City: Dallas   State: TX
County:
License #: L04343
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Karen Blanchard
HQ OPS Officer: Kerby Scales
Notification Date: 01/10/2022
Notification Time: 13:43 [ET]
Event Date: 01/08/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Groom, Jeremy (R4)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
CNSNS (Mexico), - (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The following was received from the State of Texas (the Agency) via email:

"On January 10, 2022, the licensee notified the Agency that on Saturday, January 8, 2022, one of its technicians had taken a Troxler 3440 moisture/density gauge (SN: 37429) to their residence after completing a job and left it secured in the back of his pick-up truck. On the morning of January 9, 2022, the technician discovered the gauge had been stolen from the truck and reported the theft to his supervisor and a report was made to the police. The licensee has notified the local gauge service company, will search the area where the gauge was stolen, and will investigate posting reward poster(s). More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Activity of the sealed sources are not known at this time. Troxler specifications indicate the typical sources to be Cesium-137 (8 mCi) and Americium-241/Be (40mCi) at the time of manufacturing.

Texas Incident Number: I-9907

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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55700
Rep Org: Wisconsin Radiation Protection
Licensee: KCS International Inc
Region: 3
City: Oconto   State: WI
County:
License #: GL36868
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Luther Loehrke
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Kendzia
Notification Date: 01/10/2022
Notification Time: 17:47 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Skokowski, Richard (R3)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
CNSC (Canada), - (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING STATIC ELIMINATOR DEVICE

The following information was received from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) via email:

"On January 10, 2022, DHS received a letter from the licensee stating that a generally licensed static eliminator device, originally shipped to them November 2, 2020, had been missing since November 2021. Activity data was not provided; however, DHS records indicate that all devices at this location contain 10 mCi of Po-210 upon receipt. The licensee did not answer the phone to confirm the written notification information. DHS will continue attempts to contact the licensee and a site inspection will be performed as soon as practical."

Wisconsin Event Number: WI220001

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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55701
Rep Org: Louisiana DEQ
Licensee: Union Carbide Corporation
Region: 4
City: Hahnville   State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2163-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: James Pate
HQ OPS Officer: Donald Norwood
Notification Date: 01/11/2022
Notification Time: 08:23 [ET]
Event Date: 01/10/2022
Event Time: 15:35 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/11/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Groom, Jeremy (R4)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR GAUGE HOLDER BROKEN HANDLE

The following information was received via E-mail:

"On January 10, 2022, at 1535 CST, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) was notified by the Union Carbide Corporation Radiation Safety Officer, via phone, concerning a handle that had broken off an Ohmart Vega FH-F2-0 nuclear gauge holder (housing). The holder serial number is 20285009. The source serial number is 156OCO. The source activity is 500 mCi of Cs-137. The gauge is in the 'On' position in its present condition."

"This event occurred at the Union Carbide Corporation Taft Plant in Taft, Louisiana."

Louisiana Event Report ID No.: LA 20220001


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55703
Facility: Cooper
Region: 4     State: NE
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: Curtis Martin
HQ OPS Officer: Bethany Cecere
Notification Date: 01/13/2022
Notification Time: 12:03 [ET]
Event Date: 01/13/2022
Event Time: 08:06 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/13/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification
Person (Organization):
Groom, Jeremy (R4)
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: 1/18/2022

EN Revision Text: OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SPURIOUS SIREN ACTUATION

The following information was provided by the licensee via fax:

"On 1/13/2022 at 0806 CST, Nebraska Public Power District was notified by Atchison County Missouri of a spurious actuation of [Cooper Nuclear Station] (CNS) Emergency Siren 2113 near Rockport, Missouri from approximately 0800 to 0805 CST.

"Nebraska Public Power District will issue a press release for this event. The CNS Emergency Alert System (EAS) was not activated.

"This condition is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) for any event or situation for which a news release is planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be made which is related to heightened public or government concern.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been informed."


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55706
Facility: Browns Ferry
Region: 2     State: AL
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: Matthew Slouka
HQ OPS Officer: Kerby Scales
Notification Date: 01/16/2022
Notification Time: 06:41 [ET]
Event Date: 01/15/2022
Event Time: 23:20 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/16/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - Degraded Condition
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 N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
Event Text
DEGRADED CONDITION DISCOVERED ON SHUTDOWN COOLING TEST LINE

The following information was provided by the licensee via email:

"On 1/15/2022 at 2320 [EST] during the planned F108 outage on Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 1, personnel entered the Unit 1 Drywell for leak identification. Personnel discovered a through-wall piping leak on a 3/4 inch test line upstream of the test valve. This 3/4 inch test line is located on the RHR Shutdown Cooling & RHR Return Line to the reactor vessel and is classified as ASME Code Class 1 Piping.

"This constitutes an 8-hour NRC notification in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - Any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded.

"The NRC resident has been notified."

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