Event Notification Report for March 27, 2023

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

03/25/2023 - 03/27/2023

56422 56434
Agreement State
Event Number: 56422
Rep Org: Louisiana Radiation Protection Div
Licensee: Versa Integrity Group, Inc.
Region: 4
City: Geismar   State: LA
License #: LA-11235-L01, 68A
Agreement: Y
NRC Notified By: James Pate
HQ OPS Officer: Ernest West
Notification Date: 03/19/2023
Notification Time: 18:12 [ET]
Event Date: 03/19/2023
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/19/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Kellar, Ray (R4DO)
Event Text

The following information was provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) via email:

"On March 19, 2023, Versa Integrity Group, Inc. notified the Department that there was a possible overexposure. The industrial radiography crew was working with a QSA 880 Delta [source projector] with 100 Ci of Ir-192 at Air Liquide, Geismar, LA. The camera serial number is D14952. The Ir-192 source serial number is 72308M.

"The crew pocket ion chamber went off scale.

"The industrial radiography source is secured and properly shielded within the QSA 880 Delta camera."

The following additional information was obtained from the licensee in accordance with Headquarters Operations Officers Report Guidance:

The Department will be meeting with the licensee's radiation safety officer (RSO) and conducting an investigation tomorrow, March 20, 2023.

Power Reactor
Event Number: 56434
Facility: Susquehanna
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [2] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: Robert Bingman
HQ OPS Officer: Eric Simpson
Notification Date: 03/26/2023
Notification Time: 19:41 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2023
Event Time: 16:03 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - Degraded Condition
Person (Organization):
Werkheiser, Dave (R1DO)
Power Reactor Unit Info
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
Event Text
The following information was provided by the licensee via email:
"On 03/26/2023 at 1603 EDT, while performing Appendix J local leak rate testing, it was determined that the Secondary Containment Bypass Leakage (SCBL) limit had been exceeded for Unit 2. During performance of the leak rate test, SE-259-027 for X-9B penetration, it was determined that the combined SCBL limit of 15 standard cubic feet per hour for the as-found minimum pathway was exceeded, as specified in Technical Specification, Surveillance Requirement
"This event is being reported pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii).
"The Resident Inspector has been notified."