Current Event Notification Report for January 18, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
01/15/2021 - 01/18/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55057 55059
Agreement State Event Number: 55057
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL
Region: 1
City: Macon   State: GA
County:
License #: GA 179-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Peter Leonbruno
HQ OPS Officer: Brian Lin
Notification Date: 01/07/2021
Notification Time: 10:01 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DAN SCHROEDER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 1/15/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK OPEN SHUTTERS

The following information was received from the state of Georgia via email:

"During the semi-annual check of installed gauges, shutters on three devices were found to be stuck in the 'open' position. Note that 'open' is the normal operating position. The three devices measure level within a silo at the facility. The licensee contacted the manufacturer, Berthold for assistance and will send us a written follow-up report."

GA Incident Number: 33


* * * UPDATE FROM GREGORY REESE TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 0610 EST ON 1/14/21 * * *

The following information was received via E-mail:

The licensee reported on 1/8/2021 that the shutters on all three devices were unstuck on the afternoon of 1/7/2021. The shutters are now working properly.

Notified R1DO (Lilliendahl) and NMSS Events Notifications E-mail group.


Agreement State Event Number: 55059
Rep Org: Dow Chemical Company
Licensee: Dow Chemical Company
Region: 3
City: Midland   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-00265-06
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Kelly Wegener-Gave
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 01/08/2021
Notification Time: 14:15 [ET]
Event Date: 01/08/2021
Event Time: 11:20 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/08/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - Safety Equipment Failure
Person (Organization):
DARIUSZ SZWARC (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
PROCESS GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

The following is a synopsis of the phone call and email from Dow Chemical, Midland:

While conducting a troubleshooting evaluation on the process gauge, personnel became aware that the shutter for the gauge was stuck in the open (normal operating) position. The unit is located approximately fifteen feet above the operating level. Personnel exposure is precluded by the location. The vendor has been contacted to determine a resolution plan and will be on-site next week.

Gauge Info:
Manufacturer: Vega Americas
Source Holder Model: SH-F2B
Isotope and quantity: Cesium-137, 750 mCi
Source serial number 9006CP
Source holder serial number 46168107

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