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Event Notification Report for March 17, 2004

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Event Reports For
03/16/2004 - 03/17/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40584 40586 40592

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40584
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: XRI TESTING
Region: 4
City: LAFAYETTE State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2918-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 03/11/2004
Notification Time: 14:41 [ET]
Event Date: 01/30/2004
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHER MAY HAVE EXCEEDED ANNUAL EXPOSURE LIMIT

"XRI reported that [a radiographer] received an annual exposure of 6.120 R for the year of 2003. [The Radiographer] had a dose of 4.016 R prior to December of 2003. [The Radiographer] received a dose of 2.104 R for December 2003. Once the badge results were discussed with [the Radiographer] in January of 2004, he stated that his badge had dropped near a source. [The Radiographer] did not feel that it needed to be reported at that time because of the distance from the source. According to the facilities files [the Radiographer] received 0.315 R for the month of December 2003. As a result of this incident there have been some additional steps taken to prevent reoccurrence. All radiographers have been retrained. Also if a radiographer receives a dose of 4.0 R by December, that radiographer will not be allowed to perform radiograph operations until the next calendar year. If that limit is reached prior to that date, the radiographer may be granted specified permission to work on monitored low production jobs."

LA Report ID No.: LA040003

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40586
Rep Org: NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: BAKER-HUGHES OIL FIELD OPERATIONS
Region: 4
City: CARLSBAD State: NM
County: EDDY
License #: WL 241-31
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHERRY MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/12/2004
Notification Time: 10:19 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2004
Event Time: 20:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 03/12/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)
MARK SHAFFER (R4)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM STATE OF NEW MEXICO

At approximately 2000 hrs MST on 3/11/04, the licensee, Baker-Hughes Oil Field Operations, was rigging a well with a well logging source (2.5 Ci of Cs-137) on a 90 foot tool string when the well started spewing natural gas. The location of the source is 4-6 feet below the rigging platform, which is approximately 15 feet tall, and around 8-10 feet above ground level. The area around the well was immediately evacuated.

Currently, a contractor team from the Cudd company is preparing to enter the well area to cap off the well. The contractor, local law enforcement and local fire department are aware of the source.

The State of New Mexico will update this report when the event has concluded.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40592
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KIETH DROWN
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 03/16/2004
Notification Time: 17:02 [ET]
Event Date: 03/16/2004
Event Time: 10:42 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/16/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1)
JOSE CALVO (NRR)

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

CABLE SEPARATION CRITERIA NOT MET

"At 1042 hours on March 16, 2003, Operations determined that a field condition did not meet cable separation criteria. This condition represented an unanalyzed condition potentially reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) since the event might represent a significant degradation of plant safety. The cable separation discrepancy, identified during a walk down, was a misplaced portion of non-safety cables from one safety channel into another safety channel. The non-safety cables are assorted low energy instrumentation cables (generally associated with fire protection and radiation monitoring or retired) and an ac power supply cable to a charcoal filter fan plenum drain line pump. The drain line pump power cable created the potential for a significant degradation of plant safety due to a potential for damage to cables of safety related components in the channels. The safety related cables in the two channels included power cables for two of three Component Cooling Water pumps, two Containment Spray pumps, and power cables to four motor control centers.

"Immediate corrective action was taken at 1044 hours to de-energize the power cable to the drain line pump and subsequent action was taken, at about 1100 hours, to re-establish separation by moving the cables back to a single channel. Electrical feeds to all required safeguard loads were maintained at all times. An evaluation is being performed to further identify the cables in the two channels, and to evaluate the significance of the cable separation discrepancy. The extent of condition will be evaluated as part of the corrective action process."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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