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Event Notification Report for April 7, 2004

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Event Reports For
04/06/2004 - 04/07/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40638 40648 40649 40650 40652

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40638
Rep Org: KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: DRESSLER CONSULTING ENGINEERING
Region: 4
City: SHAWNEE MISSION State: KS
County: JOHNSON
License #: 22-B837
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TOM CONLEY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 04/03/2004
Notification Time: 13:56 [ET]
Event Date: 04/03/2004
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
MICHAEL PARKER (R3)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE MISSING WITH EMPLOYEE

Dressler Consulting reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that a trusted employee failed to show up at his worksite at 634 Prospect, Kansas City, MO this morning. Dressler Consulting is located in Shawnee Mission, KS. The employee had in his possession a Humboldt Moisture Density Gauge, Model 5000, Serial Number 2655 which had a 10 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries Am-241source. Dressler Consulting also notified the local law enforcement, Raytown Police Department, and the MO Department of Health. The gauge is normally restrained with a 2000# tow strap and locks in the employee's truck. The employee was told to store the gauge inside his home overnight. A Dressler Consulting representative attempted to contact the employee on telephone and went to his apartment in Raytown, MO with negative results. The employee last contacted Dressler Consulting at 1700 CST on 4/2/04 when he finished a job at 6700 Agnes, Kansas City, MO.

* * * UPDATE FROM DRESSLER TO GOTT AT 1527 EST ON 4/3/04 * * *

Dressler Consulting reported that the driver was contacted by his sister on his personal cell phone. His truck is broken down between Saint Louis and Kansas City, MO. The gauge is not in the truck. The driver will be contacted again to determine the location of the gauge.

Notified NMSS (Moore) and R4DO (Powers)

*****UPDATE FROM DRESSLER TO LAURA AT 0930 EST ON 4/5/04*****

Dressler Consulting reported that the gauge was found in the employees apartment and is no longer considered missing. The protocol for handling and storing gauges will be reviewed by the licensee.

Notified NMSS (L. Psyk) and R4DO (B. Spitzberg).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40648
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ART BREADY
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 04/06/2004
Notification Time: 02:17 [ET]
Event Date: 04/05/2004
Event Time: 20:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/06/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCES AND 1E 4KV DISTRIBUTION BUSES INOPERABLE

"On 04/05/04 at 2030 hours, Engineering personnel informed Operations personnel of an issue affecting the ability of the offsite power sources to provide adequate 1E bus voltage consistent with the design basis. Operating procedures currently contain non-conservative values for minimum voltage on 1E 4 kV buses. In addition, the transformer auto load tap changer (LTC) is currently set to regulate at approximately 4200 VAC, a value that is below the required 1E 4 kV bus lower voltage design limit. Adequate voltage from the offsite power sources is required IAW General Design Criteria 17 to ensure that vital buses remain connected to their preferred power source and adequate terminal voltage exists at the load end device during accident conditions. The ability of the Emergency Diesel Generators to perform their design function is not affected by this condition. This event is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function because it affects the ability of both offsite power sources to provide adequate voltage to all 1E buses to properly mitigate the consequences of an accident.

"Both offsite electrical power sources and all four 4 kV distribution buses have been declared inoperable and the appropriate Technical Specification Actions have been entered. The current voltage readings for all 1E 4 kV buses are between 4204 and 4263 VAC. The plant will remain in Operational Condition 4 until this condition is corrected. Engineering and Operations personnel are evaluating this condition to determine required corrective actions. All other plant systems are available to support Operational Condition change and reactor startup."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the local township.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40649
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 04/06/2004
Notification Time: 06:43 [ET]
Event Date: 04/06/2004
Event Time: 00:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/06/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JOEL MUNDAY (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

MOMENTARY LOSS OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO SYSTEM

"The Plant Site detected a momentary loss of the NOAA Weather Radio System from 00:10 am on 04/06/04 to 00:14 am on 04/06/04. During this time interval of inoperability for this system, a major loss of off site notification capability is considered. Site Emergency Planning personnel were notified and will investigate this momentary loss of system capability. The NOAA Weather Radio System is currently in service and functioning properly."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40650
Rep Org: US ARMY
Licensee: US ARMY
Region: 3
City: ROCK ISLAND State: IL
County:
License #: 10-00722-06
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: THOMAS GIZICKI
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 04/06/2004
Notification Time: 12:15 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2004
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/06/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
BRENT CLAYTON (R3)
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
LINDA PSYK (NMSS)

Event Text

LOST TRITIUM SEALED SOURCE

The US Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command reported that, during routine maintenance following live fire exercises at the National Training Center, Fort Erwin, CA, the US Army determined that the beam splitter from the muzzle reference sensor was missing from the muzzle of one of the tanks. The beam splitter contains a 10 curie tritium sealed source. The range was searched with negative results. Device number: NR-155D-120-S.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40652
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM CARSKY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 04/06/2004
Notification Time: 19:47 [ET]
Event Date: 04/06/2004
Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/06/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) - POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
BRENT CLAYTON (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 93 Power Operation 93 Power Operation

Event Text

AIR VALVE MISALIGNMENT REDUCES STANDBY LIQUID CONTROL CAPABILITY

"On April 6, 2004, at 1400 CDT, Clinton Power Station discovered an air valve open for the Standby Liquid Control tank sparger. The open air sparger valve caused both Standby Liquid Control pumps to be inoperable due to the potential of air binding the pumps. The valve was closed, and the Standby Liquid Control is now operable. A Prompt Investigation is being commenced to determine circumstances of this open air sparger. The condition existed for approximately five weeks."

The system was restored at approximately 1500 on 4/6/04.

The Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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