Event Notification Report for August 09, 2023

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
08/08/2023 - 08/09/2023

EVENT NUMBERS
56649 56651 56667
Agreement State
Event Number: 56649
Rep Org: OR Dept of Health Rad Protection
Licensee: Georgia-Pacific Toledo LLC
Region: 4
City: Toledo   State: OR
County:
License #: ORE-90708
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Todd Carpenter
HQ OPS Officer: Bill Gott
Notification Date: 08/01/2023
Notification Time: 14:30 [ET]
Event Date: 08/01/2023
Event Time: 08:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/01/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Azua, Ray (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK SHUT

The following is a summary of the information provided by the Oregon Health Authority via email:

At 0830 PDT on August 1, 2023, during the 6-month shutter check and 3-year wipe test on the number 1 digestor level source, the licensee discovered a corroded shear pin that allowed the lever to detach from the source, leaving the source in the closed position. The current state of the source was verified closed with a survey meter. The licensee repaired the sheer pin and tested the mechanism. The source was working correctly and returned to service by 0922 PDT.


Non-Agreement State
Event Number: 56651
Rep Org: Elkhart Clinic
Licensee: Elkhart Clinic
Region: 3
City: Elkhart   State: IN
County:
License #: 133251501
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Sharon Updike
HQ OPS Officer: Eric Simpson
Notification Date: 08/02/2023
Notification Time: 14:14 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2023
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/02/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - Lost/Stolen LNM>10x
Person (Organization):
Nguyen, April (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL) (EMAIL)
Event Text
RADIOACTIVE SOURCE LOST IN TRANSIT

The following information was received from Elkhart Clinic via telephone:

A 300 micro-curie germanium-68 (Ge-68) phantom source was sent from Elkhart Clinic of Elkhart, Indiana, in Siemens Medical Solutions in Knoxville, Tennessee, via [common carrier] on November 22, 2022. The radioactive source never arrived at its destination and was subsequently declared lost by [common carrier]. Ge-68 is used as a quality control source for positron emission tomography (PET) studies.

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.pdfNON-


Power Reactor
Event Number: 56667
Facility: FitzPatrick
Region: 1     State: NY
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: James Melville
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 08/08/2023
Notification Time: 17:03 [ET]
Event Date: 08/08/2023
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/08/2023
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - Fitness For Duty
Person (Organization):
Dimitriadis, Anthony (R1DO)
FFD Group, (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
Event Text
FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

The following information was provided by the licensee via email:

"A licensed (non-active) individual failed to comply with fitness for duty testing policies. The individual's unescorted access was terminated."