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Event Notification Report for February 10, 2004

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40508 40509

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Hospital Event Number: 40508
Rep Org: ST LUKES HOSPITAL
Licensee: ST LUKES HOSPITAL
Region: 1
City: BETHLEHEM State: PA
County:
License #: 37-07939-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WALTER ROBIBSON
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 02/09/2004
Notification Time: 14:17 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2004
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/09/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
KENNETH JENISON (R1)
ROBERTO TORRES (NMSS)

Event Text

LICENSEE REPORTED A SEALED ACRYLIC ROD SOURCE CONTAINING AM-241 WAS UNACOUNTED FOR DURING AN INVENTORY MADE IN THE SPRING OF 2002.

The licensee reported that in the Spring of 2002 a six microcurie Am-241 source was unaccounted for during an inventory check. The item was a New England Nuclear model NES-136T sealed acrylic rod source which was purchased in 1979. It was initially thought at the time it was unaccounted for to have a half life of 433 days, therefore, being exempt from being reportable. However, during a meeting attended by the RSO last week, a discussion of AM-241 half life informed him that it is 433 years not 433 days as he had assumed in 2002 of the unaccountable source. This change in half life value made the incident reportable.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40509
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GRANT FERNSLER
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 02/09/2004
Notification Time: 19:52 [ET]
Event Date: 02/09/2004
Event Time: 19:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/09/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
KENNETH JENISON (R1)
GENE IMBRO (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (IRO)
BETH HAYDEN (PA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 85 Power Operation 85 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

VOLUNTARY REPORT OF A PRESS RELEASE

On 2/9/04 PPL issued a Press Release concerning the NRC decision to send an Inspection team to investigate the cause of the loose bolts found on one of the Emergency Diesel Generator and two other events involving Emergency Diesel Generators at the Susquehanna site.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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