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Event Notification Report for December 24, 2003

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Event Reports For
12/23/2003 - 12/24/2003

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40400 40408 40411

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40400
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: SHOP GO STORES
Region: 4
City: BELLEVUE State: NE
County:
License #: GL0040
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/18/2003
Notification Time: 10:52 [ET]
Event Date: 12/18/2003
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/18/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PHIL HARRELL (R4)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT REGARDING LOST TRITIUM SIGNS

The State of Nebraska reported that one of their licensees could not account for 17 missing tritium exit signs. The signs were manufactured in 07/84 and each sign contained 21 curies of tritium at the time of manufacture. Three major renovations have taken place in the store since that time and the licensee believes that is when the signs were lost. Store records indicate that 11 new signs were purchased in 1994. A search of the store did not find any of the missing signs. The State of Nebraska considers this issue closed.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40408
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM WELSH
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 12/22/2003
Notification Time: 14:39 [ET]
Event Date: 12/22/2003
Event Time: 11:22 [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/23/2003
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
DAVID SKEEN (NRR)
RICHARD WESSMAN (IRO)
DAN SULLIVAN (FEMA)
JOHN FROST (DHS)
JOHN CRAIG (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT - EARTHQUAKE

At 1116 PST on 12/22/03, an earthquake was felt on-site measuring 0.04g on plant seismic instrumentation. The licensee declared an Unusual Event at 1122 PST per EAL 18 (greater than 0.01g) . Both Units 1 and 2 continue to operate at 100% power. The local electrical grid is stable and all Emergency Diesel Generators are fully operable. A number of plant tank level were momentarily alarmed. The Unit 2 Main Turbine Electro-Hydraulic Control (EHC) pump tripped and was successfully restarted.

Plant walk-down inspections are in progress. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

The National Earthquake Information center reports that the earthquake measured 6.5 R and was centered approximately 5 miles Northeast of San Simeon, CA or approximately 35 miles Northwest of the Diablo Canyon site.


* * * UPDATE ON 12/23/03 @ 1526 BY HENDERSON TO GOULD * * *

The licensee terminated the NOUE at 1212 PST following a 24 hour period after the earthquake. It was determined that the probability of an earthquake at this point is no greater than it was prior to the earthquake that occurred on 12/22/03.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R4DO (Smith), NRR EO (Reis), DIRO Manager (Nieh), FEMA (Eaches) and DHS (Bozzo).

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Research Reactor Event Number: 40411
Facility: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
RX Type: 1000 KW TRIGA MARK III
Comments:
Region: 1
City: UNIVERSITY PARK State: PA
County: CENTRE
License #: R-2
Agreement: N
Docket: 05000005
NRC Notified By: FRED SEARS
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 12/23/2003
Notification Time: 16:38 [ET]
Event Date: 12/23/2003
Event Time: 13:49 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/23/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
DAN HUGHES (NRR)

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION VIOLATION

"A violation of Tech Spec 6.1.3.a.1 occurred when the reactor operator left the control room without removing the key from the console key switch. Tech Spec 6.1.3.a.1 states: "The minimum staffing when the reactor is not secured shall be: A licensed operator present in the control room, in accordance with applicable regulations." Interviews of the Duty RO and the Duty SRO and console indications determined the condition was present for about 11 minutes. All other conditions for the reactor being secured were met with the exception of the console key switch. Investigation determined positively that the reactor was "secured" in all aspects except for the key switch during the period of time when a licensed operator was not present in the control room."

The licensee has notified the NRC Project Manager.

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