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Event Notification Report for March 18, 2004

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03/17/2004 - 03/18/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40586 40593 40595 40596

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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: 40593
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ROSS MOONITZ
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 03/17/2004
Notification Time: 15:19 [ET]
Event Date: 03/17/2004
Event Time: 12:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/17/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v). This report documents the failure of the Peach Bottom Unit 3 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System to develop speed and discharge pressure during the performance of a scheduled Surveillance Test. The test was aborted and the cause of the inability of the HPCI system to develop speed and discharge pressure is under investigation. Unit 3 has entered a 14-day LCO Required Action statement due to the HPCI inoperability. Unit 3 remains operating at 100% power. The Peach Bottom NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40595
Rep Org: DRAXIMAGE, INC
Licensee: DRAXIMAGE, INC
Region:
City: Kirkland State:
County: Quebec, Canada
License #:
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: EDWARD BUMP, RSO
HQ OPS Officer: DICK JOLLIFFE
Notification Date: 03/17/2004
Notification Time: 16:00 [ET]
Event Date: 03/17/2004
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/17/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)
DAVE FERGURSON (FL)

Event Text

At 1600 EST on 03/17/04, Edward Bump, Radiation Safety Officer, Draximage, Inc, a radiopharmaceutical manufacturer, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada reported that on 02/18/04, Draximage shipped a Type A box (Transport Index 1.1 on 02/18/04) containing a Sodium Iodide I-131 solution by FedEx Air from Montreal Mirabel Airport to Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services, Miami Lakes, FL. Cardinal Health (FL RAM License #3453-9); Manager, Health Physics is Kory Kodimer. The activity of the solution on 02/18/04 was 769 millicuries and on 03/17/04, the activity should be approximately 63 millicuries.

On 02/19/04, the shipment arrived by FedEx Air at the FedEx Hub in Memphis, TN and cleared customs. However, the shipment has not reached its destination. Since 02/19/04, FedEx has conducted a thorough search of its holding facilities. The FedEx tracking number is 635162720540. Roy Parker is the FedEx Radiation Physicist. There is no known nor likely exposure to individuals. FedEx contacted all other Cardinal Health facilities in the United States and have not located the package. The package most probably remains in a storage facility associated with its transport.

Representatives from FedEx, Draximage, and Cardinal Health concluded that this situation is extremely unlikely to be a security related event. Mr Bump plans to submit a written report to NRC Region I within 30 days of the determination that the medical product package was missing.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40596
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVE DEES
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 03/17/2004
Notification Time: 21:25 [ET]
Event Date: 03/17/2004
Event Time: 14:57 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/17/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) - POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JEFFERY CLARK (R4)

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

Event Text

SWITCHGEAR ROOMS FLOODING ANALYSIS CONCERNS

"At 1457 on 3-17-2004, Wolf Creek Generating Station Fire Protection Engineering submitted information to the Control Room that there was a flooding analysis concern in the Engineered Safety Features Switchgear (NB) Rooms regarding the 2 inch fire protection header that is located in the rooms. The capability of the floor drain system in the room is indeterminate in regards to draining all the water that could be expected to accumulate in the rooms if the fire main were to rupture during a seismic event.

"Compensatory actions have been put in place in the form of additional fire suppression equipment and administrative isolation of the fire protection header that is located in the NB switchgear rooms. Investigation continues into the assumptions used in the flooding and seismic analysis. The Senior Resident Inspector has been notified. "

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