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Event Notification Report for March 4, 2004

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40552 40553 40564 40565

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40552
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: GLOBAL X-RAY AND TESTING CORP
Region: 4
City: AMELIA State: LA
County:
License #: LA-0577-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 02/27/2004
Notification Time: 15:13 [ET]
Event Date: 01/23/2004
Event Time: 01:15 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/27/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GARY SANBORN (R4)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT REGARDING A DAMAGED RADIOGRAPHY DEVICE

The following facsimile was received from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality:

"At 1:15 AM [CST] on January 23, 2004, a 90.1 Curie Iridium-192 AEA Model 969 sealed source with serial number 12449B could not be returned to the shielded position. The radiography camera was a SPEC Model 150 with serial number 82. The radiographers secured the area and contacted William Johnston, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The source was returned to the shielded position at approximately 1:55 AM on January 23. Apparently the drive cable connector pulled off of the worm. The connector appeared to be old. However, the cable itself is still very flexible/pliable. No overexposures were identified. The dosimeters for the radiographers read 125 millirem, 150 millirem, and 130 millirem. The TLD badges were sent off for emergency processing with readings of 0.715 R, 0.426 R, and 0.688 R."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40553
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 4
City: OKLAHOMA CITY State: OK
County:
License #: OK 23359-02MD
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE BRODERICK
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 02/27/2004
Notification Time: 17:59 [ET]
Event Date: 02/26/2004
Event Time: 15:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/27/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GARY SANBORN (R4)
E. WILLIAM BRACH (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORTS SPILL AT NUCLEAR PHARMACY

A syringe with 28 millicuries of Iodine-131 was stored inside a pig inside a hooded glove box. At 1500 CST on 2/26/04, the pig was knocked over, and the syringe broke. The contents of the syringe spilled into the hooded glove box. The spill was cleaned up. The glove box was ventilated and the ventilation system had a charcoal filter. It is estimated that 3 microcuries escaped to the atmosphere. Bioassays were performed on the 3 people involved in the spill and cleanup. No absorption was found. The charcoal filter and papers used in the glove box were placed in storage to allow the Iodine to decay.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40564
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RONALD FRY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 03/03/2004
Notification Time: 14:03 [ET]
Event Date: 03/03/2004
Event Time: 12:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/03/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
TODD JACKSON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF INJURED INDIVIDUAL

"At 12:45 PM EST, the Main Control Room was notified that an individual needed medical assistance at the South Building. The individual was light headed and nauseous. An ambulance was requested to the site, and arrived on site at 01:04 PM. The individual was not contaminated and was transported to a local hospital at 01:12 PM. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) was notified of the incident.

"This requires a voluntary report due to the offsite notification on an emergency vehicle responding to the site."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40565
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 03/03/2004
Notification Time: 17:01 [ET]
Event Date: 03/03/2004
Event Time: 13:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/03/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ROBERT HAAG (R2)

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

Event Text

SWING DIESEL GENERATOR AUTO STARTED FROM A BUS UNDERVOLTAGE VALID SIGNAL

"At the time of this occurrence Unit 1 is in a scheduled Refueling Outage and Unit 2 is at 100% Maximum Operating Power. Also note, the 1 B Diesel Generator is a Swing Diesel Generator which is capable of supplying Unit 1 1F 4160 Volt bus and also when required 2F 4160 Volt bus.

"At 13:45 EST on 03/03/04, the 1B Diesel Generator auto started due to a momentary Bus Undervoltage sensed on the 1F 4160 volt bus.

"At the time of the occurrence the 1F 4160 Volt bus was energized with the Normal Supply Breaker racked out and the Alternate Supply Breaker closed in and supplying the 1F 4160 Volt bus. The Normal Supply Breaker was racked out for a scheduled breaker replacement. At the time of the occurrence 2 electricians were removing the Racked Out Normal Supply breaker from the cubicle. The breaker shutter mechanism (a component of the breaker) fell off of the breaker inside the cubicle causing the 1F 4160 Volt bus to sense a momentary bus undervoltage, the Alternate Supply breaker momentarily cycled open and re-closed causing the 1B Diesel Generator to auto start. Since the 1 B Diesel Generator auto started from a valid signal (Bus Undervoltage) an 8 hour report is being made.

"At the time of this report the 1B Diesel Generator has been Shutdown and restored to a standby Lineup. The 1B Diesel Generator remains Operable."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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