Event Notification Report for November 21, 2022

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
11/18/2022 - 11/21/2022

EVENT NUMBERS
56222 56231 56232
Non-Agreement State
Event Number: 56222
Rep Org: XCEL NDT
Licensee: XCEL NDT
Region: 4
City: Billings   State: MT
County:
License #: 15-35544-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Stuart White
HQ OPS Officer: Ian Howard
Notification Date: 11/14/2022
Notification Time: 13:09 [ET]
Event Date: 11/14/2022
Event Time: 07:10 [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/14/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - Lost/Stolen LNM>1000x
Person (Organization):
Gaddy, Vincent (R4DO)
NMSS_Events_Notification, (EMAIL)
Grant, Jeffery (IR)
Event Text
LOST/RECOVERED RADIOACTIVE SOURCE

The following is a synopsis of information provided by XCEL NDT (the Licensee) via phone call in accordance with Headquarters Operations Officers Report Guidance:

On November 14, 2022, the licensee's corporate Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) received a report of the theft (loss of control) and subsequent recovery of a vehicle that contained a locked and shielded Ir-192 sealed source. The 52.3 Curie Ir-192 sealed source is from an Industrial Radiography Camera. No damage to the source was indicated.

The vehicle was stolen at 0710 MST on November 14, 2022 in Billings, MT and was recovered later the same day at 1023 MST. The RSO was immediately notified. The RSO immediately notified local law enforcement. There is an ongoing police investigation.

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A 'Category 2' LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 2 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf


Power Reactor
Event Number: 56231
Facility: Vogtle
Region: 2     State: GA
Unit: [3] [4] []
RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: Taylor Joseph
HQ OPS Officer: Karen Cotton-Gross
Notification Date: 11/17/2022
Notification Time: 20:23 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2022
Event Time: 10:09 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/17/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - Fitness For Duty
Person (Organization):
Miller, Mark (R2DO)
FFD Group, (EMAIL)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
4 N N 0 Defueled 0 Defueled
Event Text
FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT

A contract 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.


Fuel Cycle Facility
Event Number: 56232
Facility: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
RX Type: Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Comments: Leu Conversion (Uf6 To Uo2)
Commercial Lwr Fuel
Region: 2
City: Columbia   State: SC
County: Richland
License #: SNM-1107
Docket: 07001151
NRC Notified By: Patrick Donnelly
HQ OPS Officer: Brian Lin
Notification Date: 11/18/2022
Notification Time: 10:35 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2022
Event Time: 11:50 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - Offsite Notification/News Rel
Person (Organization):
Miller, Mark (R2DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INJURED EMPLOYEE BEING ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

The following information was provided by the licensee via email:

"SCOSHA [South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration] was called due to CFFF [Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility] an employee breaking their left ankle while descending stairs in the administration building. The employee was admitted to the hospital overnight and surgery was performed the morning of 11/18/2022.

"An in-patient hospitalization is required to be reported within 24 hours to SCOSHA. The event was reported on 11/18/2022 at 0838 EST through the online portal (SCOSHA-AR-2022-11-18-16433)."

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