Event Notification Report for June 30, 2022

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
06/29/2022 - 06/30/2022

EVENT NUMBERS
55957 55968
Agreement State
Event Number: 55957
Rep Org: Kentucky Dept of Radiation Control
Licensee: Univ of Kentucky Medical Broadscope
Region: 1
City: Lexington   State: KY
County:
License #: 202-049-22
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Russell Hestand
HQ OPS Officer: Bill Gott
Notification Date: 06/23/2022
Notification Time: 14:55 [ET]
Event Date: 06/23/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/23/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Gray, Mel (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - CONTAMINATION OF THE HOT LAB

The following was received from the state of Kentucky, Radiation Health Branch via email:

"Kentucky [Radiation Health Branch] RHB was notified on 6/23/222 by a representative from University Of Kentucky Medical Broadscope, of a contamination event. Early in the afternoon of 6/22/2022 while preparing the assay, a 150 mCi liquid I-131 NaI dose, the vial cracked (the vial head and septum separated from the main body while the [Certified Nuclear Medical Technician] CNMT was attempting to remove excess packing material with forceps) and there was a subsequent spill and contamination event of the Nuclear Medicine hot lab. The area was controlled immediately, additional contamination controls put in place and cleanup efforts initiated.

"No significant personal (skin) contamination occurred.

"Preliminary assessment on 6/22 did not indicate gross iodine uptake in any affected staff.

"24-Hour thyroid bioassay results were negative for detected iodine uptake in the thyroid for staff present during the spill, but will be repeated at 48h.

"Decontamination efforts are ongoing."


Power Reactor
Event Number: 55968
Facility: Columbia Generating Station
Region: 4     State: WA
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: Bruce Pease
HQ OPS Officer: Ossy Font
Notification Date: 06/28/2022
Notification Time: 18:03 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2022
Event Time: 11:16 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - Fitness For Duty
Person (Organization):
Warnick, Greg (R4DO)
FFD Group, (EMAIL)
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
Event Text
FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A non-licensed supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's unescorted access has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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