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Event Notification Report for October 28, 2003

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Event Reports For
10/27/2003 - 10/28/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40269 40278 40280

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40269
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Region: 4
City: AUSTIN State: TX
County:
License #: L00485-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES H. OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/22/2003
Notification Time: 17:07 [ET]
Event Date: 10/22/2003
Event Time: 14:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/22/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID LOVELESS (R4)
DANIEL GILLEN (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A LOST SOURCE

"Event location: RLM Building Vault Room 2.306, J.J. Pickel Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

"Event description: While performing an exhaustive inventory of sources for possible recovery in the DOE Source Recovery Program it was determined by visual survey a 5 millicurie, Am-241, sealed-source was missing. The source was probably procured in the 1960's and has been indicated as in storage since the late 1980's. The last leak test that was currently available was dated 04/19/88. The source is suspected of being manufactured by the Monsanto Company and is listed as Serial No. M-376. No information on Model is available. The source is indicated as being sealed in 1-inch pipe. The RSO reports that the source has evidently been confused for years with another source that is indicated on storage records as CNS-1. However, he feels relatively sure that it is not the same source. Records indicated that the source was transferred to storage 11/27/84 and may have last been seen on 04/19/88. A visual and instrument survey of the last known storage facility did not locate the source. The RSO believes that the source may have been disposed of with Radium sources but there is no indication on shipment manifests. The previous RSO has been contacted and reportedly cannot recall details about the specific source.

"Transport vehicle description: Not applicable

"Media attention: None

"Texas Incident No.: I-8066"

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40278
Facility: WATERFORD
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: ROBERT MURILLO
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 10/27/2003
Notification Time: 00:21 [ET]
Event Date: 10/26/2003
Event Time: 19:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
DAVID LOVELESS (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

INDICATION OF LEAKAGE

"Inspection of the pressurizer bottom nozzles in accordance with the Alloy 600 Program during Refuel 12 identified a wet stain on heater sleeve C1, and a nozzle with a white substance extruding from a portion of the penetration on heater sleeve C3. The substance could not be verified at the time, and further investigation is required to determine if the substance is boron on heater sleeve C3. This condition constitutes a degradation of the RCS Pressure Boundary and is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40280
Rep Org: CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Licensee: CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Region: 1
City: BARCELONETA State: PR
County:
License #: 52-25470-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JUAN RODRIGUEZ
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 10/27/2003
Notification Time: 16:53 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2003
Event Time: 15:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
DAVID SILK (R1)
DANIEL GILLEN (NMSS)

Event Text

CPM MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED ON CONSTRUCTION SITE

A CPM brand moisture density gauge Serial # MD91005338 with a 50 millicurie Am-241 and 10 millicurie Cs-137 source was damaged when accidentally run over by construction equipment. The gauge was being used at a gas station construction site located at the end of Highway 26 known as the Carolina Construction Site. Both sources were reported to be intact and wipes taken on both sources were within limits with no detectable activity. The damaged gauge has been placed in its original shipping case and meets the normal transportation index. The licensee plans to transport the damaged gauge from the construction site to the Central Industrial Services office located in Barceloneta, PR.

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