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Event Notification Report for October 30, 2003

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Event Reports For
10/29/2003 - 10/30/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40275 40279 40283

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40275
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: DRASH CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC
Region: 4
City: SAN ANTONIO State: TX
County:
License #: L04724
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HELEN WATKINS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 10/24/2003
Notification Time: 17:19 [ET]
Event Date: 10/23/2003
Event Time: 07:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/24/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID LOVELESS (R4)
DANIEL GILLEN (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE NOTIFICATION REGARDING STOLEN GAUGE

A Troxler gauge, Model 3241C, serial # 2547 with a 100 millicurie Am-241/Be source serial # 558906 was stolen from the back of gauge operator's pickup truck. The truck was parked at the gauge operator's residence overnight. The lock, chains, and broken handles from the gauge case remained on the back of the truck. Only the gauge and case were taken.

TX Bureau of Radiation Control, Local police, states surrounding TX, and Mexico have been notified. Texas Incident # I-8067.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40279
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: LONGVIEW INSPECTION
Region: 4
City: ODESSA State: TX
County:
License #: L01774-012
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: RICH LAURA
Notification Date: 10/27/2003
Notification Time: 11:59 [ET]
Event Date: 10/18/2003
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
THGOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON LOST/FOUND RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

"Radiographic exposure device (Camera) was left unsecure on the tailgate of a company pickup truck before departing Licensee's local site enroute to the work site at: Huntsman Polymers, 2400 South Grandview Avenue, Odessa, Texas 79766. The Radiographer Trainer, (deleted), and his Trainee enter into conversation with another company employee and failed to block and brace the device or to secure the device to their truck. They drove out of the shop area and onto the street in front of the office. Approximately 100 yards from the office, the device fell off the tailgate and onto the service road. Approximately 10 minutes later, an NDT customer enroute to the Licensee's facility came by and noticed the camera in the road. He recovered the device and transported it to the Licensee's Odessa office. The crew was notified by cell phone and returned to the shop. The camera is an Industrial Nuclear Company, Model IR-100 exposure device, Serial No. 4318, containing 80 curies of iridium 192. The camera was surveyed for external damage and radiation at the shop. No external damage was noted and the results of the radiation survey revealed radiation levels that were the same as when the device had initially been surveyed that day. The exposure device was taken to a safe location, attached to associated equipment and operated to determine if the device had suffered internal damage. No damage was noted as the device operated perfectly. The device was leak tested. Results of this test have not been returned to the company as of October 27, 2003. As corrective action both the Radiographer Trainer and the Trainee have received a written warning under the Licensee's disciplinary policy. Both individuals will be required to participate in several radiation safety programs and be re-tested. The Trainee will be require to attend another 40-hour radiation safety class in December 2003. The Licensee is being cited for: failure to physically secure radioactive material; and failure to make an immediate (24-hour) notice to this Agency. In addition, the Radiographer Trainer will also be cited for failure to secure the device. Escalated Enforcement actions have been recommended which will include assessment of an Administrative penalty for the Licensee."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40283
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID M. EPPERSON
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/29/2003
Notification Time: 10:05 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2003
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 10/29/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
JACK FOSTER (NRR)

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

10 CFR 21 NOTIFICATION FOR GE MAGNE-BLAST BREAKER TUBE AND PISTON ASSEMBLIES

"This notice is being sent within the two day period to inform you of a safety concern related to tube and piston assemblies for GE Magne-Blast breakers (model AM-4.16-350-2h medium voltage circuit breaker).

"The concern is specific to tube and piston assemblies supplied under part number Q0213X0343R094. All five assemblies supplied to AmerenUE contain a dimensional design error which would cause the assembly to interfere and bind with the circuit breaker movable contact assembly, which would render the breaker inoperative."

"All basic components with the defect at Callaway were returned to GENE . . .."

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