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Event Notification Report for September 26, 2003

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Event Reports For
09/25/2003 - 09/26/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40188 40190 40193 40198

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40188
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: SCHLUMBERGER TECH CORP
Region: 4
City: SUGAR LAND State: TX
County:
License #: LO1833-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 09/22/2003
Notification Time: 14:08 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2003
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/22/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4)
FRED BROWN (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- ABANDONMENT OF WELL LOGGING SOURCES

"[The] Company [Schlumberger Technology Corporation] has decided to abandon two sources downhole. Recovery operations have failed and sources will be cemented in place today. Two sources consist of: One (1) AEA Technology, Cs-137, 1.7 curie sealed source, Model GSJ, Serial No 180; and (1) Schlumberger Am-241/1Be, 16 curie sealed source, Model NSR-F, Serial No. 2355. Sources are stuck in the well, Recovery has not been possible. Source will be cemented in place at 11,755 feet and 11,742 feet respectively by 200 feet of red dyed cement with whipstock place as a deterrent to future drilling. Schlumberger is in the process of ordering a wellhead placard for placement on the wellhead."

Texas Incident No.: I-8056.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40190
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: A.G.I. GEOTECHNICAL, INC.
Region: 4
City: Glendale State: CA
County:
License #: 6123-19
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: ERIC THOMAS
Notification Date: 09/22/2003
Notification Time: 22:11 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2003
Event Time: 03:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/22/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4)
BILL REAMER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT

"The RSO reported by phone to Radiologic Health Branch (RHB), Granada Hills, that one of its portable nuclear gauges had been stolen the night of 9/21/03, between 2330 and 0630 [PDT], from the RSO's vehicle which was parked in a back parking lot at his apartment complex in Glendale, CA. The gauge is a CPN, Model MC-2, S/N M21073950, containing Cs-137 and Am-241 sealed sources, special form, 10 [millicuries] and 50 [millicuries], respectively.

"Apparently, the RSO took two gauges home on 9/21/03 to drop one off at a job site for another operator and one for his use at another job site the next day. The RSO stated he stored the two gauges in the bed of his vehicle, locked down and concealed with a tarp. The morning of 9/22/03, the RSO found that one of the two gauges (his) was missing. The second gauge was not taken but had its case damaged. It seems that a 'hammer-like' tool also kept in the vehicle was possibly used to break in.

"Note that this is the 2nd reported theft of a nuclear gauge for this licensee this year. The last one was reported stolen on 6/19/03 and then recovered on 7/7/03.

"The RSO had already notified the Glendale Police Department and his company management. The RSO will be providing a written report shortly."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40193
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: ARVISO ENGINEERING INC
Region: 4
City: YUMA State: AZ
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: RICH LAURA
Notification Date: 09/23/2003
Notification Time: 13:00 [ET]
Event Date: 09/23/2003
Event Time: 10:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 09/23/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)

Event Text

ARIZONA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR DAMAGED GAUGE

"On 23 September 2003, the licensee notified the Agency that a Humboldt Scientific moisture/density gauge, serial number 1136, had been run over by a roller at a construction site in the vicinity of interstate 8 and Avenue 3E in Yuma. The source was in the backscatter position at the time; however, the licensee was able to retract the source into its shielded position. A leak test is being performed. The Agency will continue to investigate. The gauge contains approximately 10 millicuries of cesium 137 and 40 millicuries of americium-beryllium. The NRC and Governor's office are being notified of this event.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40198
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TODD STRAYER
HQ OPS Officer: RICH LAURA
Notification Date: 09/26/2003
Notification Time: 01:25 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2003
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/26/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
TODD JACKSON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

INITIATION OF A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN AT PEACH BOTTOM 2

"On 09/25/03 @ 2210, while restoring reactor vessel instrumentation to service on Unit 3, an invalid ECCS actuation, (reactor vessel lo-lo-lo) occurred which caused all four (4) EDG to automatically start. All eight (8) 4 KV buses remained supplied from offsite sources. The Unit 3 ECCS pump auto starts were previously defeated per plant procedure and were not required to be operable per Tech Specs. The invalid ECCS initiation signal caused the offsite power Loss-of-Power instrumentation setpoints to transfer to the degraded voltage LOCA setpoints. With the degraded voltage LOCA setpoints initiated, the 4 KV E-bus fast transfer capability on a degraded voltage-NON-LOCA condition is defeated. With the inability to fast transfer the 4 KV E-buses on a degraded voltage NON-LOCA condition, both offsite sources are inoperable. Prior to restoring the reactor vessel level instrumentation, the E-2 diesel generator was inoperable. With both offsite source.; and one EDG inoperable, LCO 3.8.1 Required Action H.1 requires an entry into LCO 3.0.3 for Unit 2.
With Unit 3 in MODE 5, LCO 3.0.3 is not applicable.

"After one (1) hour, actions were taken to initiate a plant shutdown per LCO 3.0.3. No negative reactivity was added as the preparations were administrative in nature. At 09/26/03 @ 0006, the invalid ECCS initiation was removed. And all offsite Loss-of-Power instrumentation has been returned to OPERABLE status.

"Following the automatic start of all four (4) EDGs, E-1, E-3, and E-4 were successfully shutdown per plant procedures. E-2 could not be shutdown per plant procedures and was shutdown locally. The cause of the inability to shutdown E-2 per plant procedures is under investigation. E-2 EDG remains inoperable."

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.

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