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Event Notification Report for October 9, 2003

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10/08/2003 - 10/09/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40218 40219 40220 40231 40232 40233

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40218
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: SINAI HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: BALTIMORE State: MD
County: BALTIMORE
License #: MD-07-011-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: NATHANIEL OWRUTSKY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/03/2003
Notification Time: 13:45 [ET]
Event Date: 10/02/2003
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
EUGENE COBEY (R1)
FRED BROWN (NMSS)

Event Text

MARYLAND AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION


On 10/02/03, a patient with suspected hyperthyroidism was undergoing treatment at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. During administration of an uptake diagnostic test, the patient was given a dose of 80 microcuries of I-131 versus the prescribed dose of 8 microcuries. Preliminary investigation indicates that hospital policy is to have technician dose measurement verified by another technician and approved by supervision until the technician shows proficiency at this task. It is unclear at this time whether the technician followed this protocol.

The prescribing physician has been notified and has notified the patient. Follow-up tests will be performed on the patient, but no increase in physiological effect on the patient is expected..

Maryland Department of Radiation Health is planning to contact the Hospital Radiation Safety Officer.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40219
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: NODARSE
Region: 1
City: TAMPA State: FL
County:
License #: 3166-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEAROLD EAKINS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/03/2003
Notification Time: 15:29 [ET]
Event Date: 10/02/2003
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/08/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
EUGENE COBEY (R1)
TRISH HOLAHAN (NMSS)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

Troxler moisture density gauge, model #3430, serial #32804 was stolen from the rear of licensee employee's truck parked at residence in Tampa, FL between the hours of 11 PM EDT 10/02/03 and 11 AM 10/03/03. The locked chain securing gauge box was broken. The gauge contained 40 [milliCuries] of Am-241/Be and 8 [milliCuries] of Cs-137. Tampa Police, Florida Department of Emergency Management and the NRC Region 2 have been informed. The licensee posted a notice offering a reward in the Tampa newspaper.

Florida Incident # FL 03-181

* * * UPDATE VIA E-MAIL FROM ADAMS TO CROUCH @ 1550 HRS ON 10/8/03 * * *

Troxler was notified by a pawn shop owner in Tampa on 8 October that they had bought the gauge. Troxler notified the State of Florida. The owner and police were notified and the gauge was retrieved. It was undamaged. The police have a good lead on the thieves. Licensee will be forwarding a copy of the police report to the State of Florida.

Notified R1DO (Bellamy) and NMSS EO (Hickey).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40220
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: STORK SW LABORATORIES
Region: 4
City: Beaumont State: TX
County:
License #: L05269-002
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HELEN WATKINS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/03/2003
Notification Time: 19:09 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2003
Event Time: 17:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHUCK CAIN (R4)
GARY JANOSKO (NMSS)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was received from Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control via facsimile:

"Troxler model 3440, serial # 31623
"8 [millicuries] Cs-137 source, sn [serial number] 7506418
"40 [millicuries] Am-241/Be, sn 4728354

"A technician removed the gauge from the back of the pick up truck to wash the truck. The gauge was placed outside the wash bay. The gauge was stolen while the technician was busy washing the truck. The gauge was locked inside the storage container. Some tools were inside. No other items were stolen or left unattended. The licensee notified the local police. The incident was reported to the Agency by the Beaumont site RSO.

"The Agency is investigating the incident."

Texas Incident Number I-8060.


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Power Reactor Event Number: 40231
Facility: SEABROOK
Region: 1 State: NH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PAT RYAN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/08/2003
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 10/08/2003
Event Time: 11:24 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/08/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
73.71(b)(1) - SAFEGUARDS REPORTS
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

SECURITY WEAPON AND HOLSTER LEFT UNATTENDED

Security weapon and holster left unattended. Immediate compensatory actions taken upon discovery. Contact the HOO for details.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector and has notified the R1TAS (Greg Smith).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40232
Facility: NINE MILE POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: LAURIE RAYLE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/08/2003
Notification Time: 13:45 [ET]
Event Date: 10/08/2003
Event Time: 10:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/08/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 96 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO PRIMARY COOLANT BOUNDARY LEAKAGE

"Nine Mile Point Unit 1 entered a Technical Specification (TS) required shutdown due to suspected unsatisfactory allowable leakage past Primary Coolant System Pressure Isolation Valves. At 10:30 EST, The Condition Monitoring group notified the Control Room that leakage past the Core Spray keep-fill check valves 40-22 and 40-23 exceeded the TS allowable leak rate. Preliminarily, leakage was quantified at 1.1 gpm (uncorrected). With these two valves declared inoperable, Technical Specification 3.2.7.1b required an orderly shutdown be initiated within 1 hour and the reactor in cold shutdown condition within 10 hours. The shutdown was initiated at 11:27 [hrs]. A surveillance test was performed to quantify leakage rate under test conditions. At 13:10 [hrs], it was determined that the leakage rate was 0.156 gpm (corrected to 1080 psid) and that the previous data received was not valid. The TS required shutdown was suspended and power recovery is planned."

The licensee has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40233
Facility: HADDAM NECK
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JON BOWER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/08/2003
Notification Time: 14:21 [ET]
Event Date: 10/08/2003
Event Time: 13:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/08/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Decommissioned 0 Decommissioned

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO HYDRAULIC OIL SPILL

Offsite notification was due to a failure on a 100-ton mobile crane that resulted in a approximately 150 gallon hydraulic oil spill to the ground. The spill did not involve a pathway to surrounding bodies of water. Efforts are underway to remediate the affected area. The State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection as well as the National Response Center was notified.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.

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