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Event Notification Report for February 11, 2004

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02/10/2004 - 02/11/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40510 40512 40513

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40510
Rep Org: PMK GROUP
Licensee: PMK GROUP
Region: 1
City: EAST ORANGE State: NJ
County:
License #: 29-27828-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROMAN BURAK
HQ OPS Officer: RICH LAURA
Notification Date: 02/10/2004
Notification Time: 11:02 [ET]
Event Date: 02/09/2004
Event Time: 12:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
ROBERTO TORRES (NMSS)
KENNETH JENISON (R1)

Event Text

DAMAGED/MISSING DENSITY GAUGE AT DEMOLITION SITE

The licensee reported a damaged/missing Humboldt Density Gauge at a demolition site located in East Orange, New Jersey near the intersection of Gould Avenue and Steuben Street. The gauge was a model HS-5001 with a serial number of 2822. The source contains less than 11 millicuries of Cs-137 and less than 44 millicuries of Am-241:Be. Only the gauge faceplate was found and no other parts including the radioactive source. The licensee performed a radiological survey and did not detect any levels greater than background. The licensee started interviews to determine what happened and where the remaining parts are located. The licensee notified the NRC Region I office on 2/9/04 and two NRC inspectors were arriving onsite at the time of this report.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40512
Facility: HADDAM NECK
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: CHARLES REID
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 02/10/2004
Notification Time: 13:08 [ET]
Event Date: 02/08/2004
Event Time: 08:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
KENNETH JENISON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Decommissioned 0 Decommissioned

Event Text

LICENSEE MADE OFF SITE NOTIFICATIONS TO OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DUE TO A LIME SPILL.

The licensee notified the Coast Guard, National Response, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and local and state emergency planning commissions that a lime spill into their discharge canal occurred during dredging operations. The licensee had no information on the quantity of the spill or the area it covered. Some went onto the soil on the bank of the canal, some went onto the ice on the surface of the canal and some went into the water in the canal. Cleanup is ongoing and should be completed in a couple of days.

The licensee notified the lead NRC Inspector

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40513
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: JAMES HURCHALLA
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 02/10/2004
Notification Time: 15:09 [ET]
Event Date: 02/10/2004
Event Time: 10:20 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MARK LESSER (R2)

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

MAJOR LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THE EOF

At approximately 10:20 AM on 2/10104 it was reported to the St. Lucie plant site that there were problems with the phone lines at the St. Lucie Emergency Off-Site Facility (EOF). Site personnel went to the facility and determined that the primary methods for NRC (Emergency Notification System-ENS) and State (Hat Ring Down-HRD) notification and most of the commercial phone lines were not functioning. However, backup methods for NRC and State notification including 3 commercial phone lines remain functional at the Emergency Off-Site Facility. There was no effect on site communication capability. The event appears to be due to work by the local phone company which severed a fiber optic transmission cable in the vicinity of the Emergency Operating Facility. The telephone company is currently working to restore normal communications capability.

This eight (8) hr. phone notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) due to significant loss of portions of the off-site notifications system.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 02/10/04 BY JOE HESSLING TO C GOULD * * *

All phone lines restored as of 2230 EDT to the EOF.

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

Informed the Reg 2 RDO (Lesser)

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