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Event Notification Report for December 12, 2003

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Event Reports For
12/11/2003 - 12/12/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40374 40382 40384 40386 40388

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40374
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: BAYOU INSPECTION SERVICES
Region: 4
City: AMELIA State: LA
County: ST MARY PARRISH
License #: LA-7112-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 12/04/2003
Notification Time: 16:03 [ET]
Event Date: 12/03/2003
Event Time: 17:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CLAUDE JOHNSON (R4)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)
HO NIEH (IRO)
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4)
RANDY BIBBY (DHS)
MIKE SMITH (DOE)

Event Text

LOUISIANA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST Ir-192 RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

An IR-100 industrial radiography camera, serial number 4470, Spec model G40F, with a 33 curie Ir-192 source, serial number KG2801, was reported lost while being transported by the licensee from a work-site to the licensee's office. On December 3, 2003 at approximately 1700 CST the licensee, Bayou Inspection Service, 318 Degravelle Road, Amelia, LA was transporting the radiography camera from a work-site located at 1081 Highway 70, Pierre Port, LA to the Amelia, LA address, a distance of approximately 20 miles. Upon arrival at the office, the camera was noticed missing from the pickup truck being used to transport it from the worksite. The route of travel was from the work-site on Highway 70, through Morgan City, and to the Amelia exit on Highway 90 . The licensee notified the State of Louisiana of the event on 12/04/03 at 0940 CST and has notified local law enforcement along the route of travel.

* * * * UPDATE FROM J. NOBLE TO M. RIPLEY 1710 12/11/03 * * * *

The Louisiana Radiation Protection Division reported that, at approximately 1500 CST on 12/11/03, the radiography camera was turned in to the licensee at his facility in Amelia, LA by a private citizen. The citizen found the camera along the side of Highway 70 in Belle River, LA on 12/03/03. The licensee performed a leak check of the source and no leakage was found.

Notified R4DO (D. Graves), NMSS EO (T. Essig), and DHS Ops Center (E. McDonald)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40382
Facility: FT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: Rich Lowery
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/10/2003
Notification Time: 21:12 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2003
Event Time: 19:19 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
73.71(b)(1) - SAFEGUARDS REPORTS
Person (Organization):
DAVID GRAVES (R4)

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

SAFEGUARDS REPORT

Discovered vulnerability in a safeguard system that could allow access to a controlled access area for which compensatory measures have not been employed. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

* * * UPDATE from R. Lowery to R. Jolliffe at 1100 EST on 12/11/03 * * *

The licensee provided additional information about this event. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details. Notified R4DO (D. Graves) and TAS (J. Whitney)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40384
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ALAN RAUSH
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/10/2003
Notification Time: 23:49 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2003
Event Time: 18:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
ANIELLO DELLA GRECA (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

Event Text

REDUCTION IN ACCIDENT MITIGATION DUE TO IMPROPER HPCI SUCTION TRANSFER

"During the performance of planned Unit 2 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) Logic System Functional Surveillance testing an unexpected condition occurred. It was observed during the HPCI suction swap from the Condensate Storage Tank (CST) to the Torus, that the CST level lowered and the Torus level rose unexpectedly. At that time, the test was aborted and the system was restored to an available status but maintained Tech. Spec. inoperable pending additional evaluation. Following the evaluation, it was determined that the HPCI system Torus suction check valve permitted reverse flow. The HPCI system could not be restored to an operable status and requires additional troubleshooting and maintenance to return to an operable status."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Hospital Event Number: 40386
Rep Org: THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV. HOSP.
Licensee: THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV. HOSP.
Region: 1
City: PHILADELPHIA State: PA
County:
License #: 37-00148-06
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN KEKLAK
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 12/11/2003
Notification Time: 13:46 [ET]
Event Date: 11/12/2003
Event Time: 05:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
ANIELLO DELLA GRECA (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

VIAL CONTAINING 1.07 MILLICURIES OF SULFUR-35 WAS ACCIDENTALLY PLACED IN TRASH.


On 11/10/03 a package containing two vials of P-32 and one vial of S-35 was delivered to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Radiation Safety Office. The package was surveyed. The two vials of P-32 were picked up. The person who was to pick up the S-35 vial was not around. The trained Radiological Lab Tech obliterated the package radiation material markings thinking that the person picking up the S-35 was going to pick it up. The person to pick up the S-35 did not show up . A Lab person saw the open package without any radioactive material markings on the outside of the package and, not knowing that the S-35 vial was inside the package, placed the package in the trash, the afternoon of 11/10/03. The trash was removed by the custodian and placed in the dumpster the morning of 11/11/03. Later the trash was picked up by the trash collection company and eventually placed in a landfill.

Corrective action has been taken by the licensee to prevent this type incident from occurring in the future.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40388
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: DAVID CARLSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/12/2003
Notification Time: 01:25 [ET]
Event Date: 12/11/2003
Event Time: 23:35 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/12/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 M/R Y 96 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

MANUAL SCRAM DUE TO UNEXPECTED STATOR WATER COOLING RUNBACK

Manual scram was inserted during a Stator Cooling Runback that was not expected. Cause of the Stator Cooling Runback is under investigation.

Group 2 & 3 Primary Containment Isolation System (PCIS) isolations occurred as expected due to reactor level drop during the scram. All other systems operated as expected.

All controls rods were fully inserted during the manual scram. The MSIVs are open with decay heat being removed via steam to the main condenser using the turbine bypass valves. The condensate and feedwater system is in operation maintaining reactor vessel water level. Current Reactor Pressure is 880 psig and Reactor Level +30 inches. The electrical plant lineup is stable and in a normal lineup for this condition. The manual scram of this unit had no affect on the other unit onsite which is in a refueling outage.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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