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Event Notification Report for May 14, 2004

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Event Reports For
05/13/2004 - 05/14/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40720 40740 40743 40744 40745 40746

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40720
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: RON FRANTZ
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/03/2004
Notification Time: 09:42 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2004
Event Time: 01:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BRUCE BURGESS (R3)

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

NON-LICENSED EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

A non-licensed employee was identified as under the influence during for cause testing. The employee's access to the plant has been placed on hold. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * * UPDATE FROM RON FRANTZ TO MIKE RIPLEY 5/13/04 AT 1132 EDT * * *

Followup testing at the hospital confirmed the previous positive test results. The employee's plant access remains suspended. The employee has been referred to the Employee Assistance Program. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3RDO (Stone)

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40740
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: CTI CONSULTANTS INC
Region: 1
City:  State: MD
County: MONTGOMERY
License #: MD-31-241-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BOB NELSON
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 05/10/2004
Notification Time: 11:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/07/2004
Event Time: 13:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

TROXLER GAUGE RUN OVER BY BULLDOZER AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

A Troxler gauge model 3430 containing 10 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries AmBe-241 was run over by a bulldozer at a construction site in Montgomery County, MD. The device was completely destroyed, but the sources were not broken or leaking. The device was shipped to NE Technical Service in Westminster, MD and will be disposed of at a nuclear waste site in California..

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40743
Facility: POINT BEACH
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM WILSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/13/2004
Notification Time: 16:47 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2004
Event Time: 10:29 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
ANNE MARIE STONE (R3)
CHRISTOPHER GRIMES (NRR)

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

NON-ACTIVE LICENSED OPERATOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL

A non-active licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during for cause testing. The employee's access has been suspended to the Point Beach Nuclear Plant and all other Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) sites. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40744
Rep Org: APPLIED TESTING INC
Licensee: APPLIED TESTING INC
Region: 1
City: NORRISTOWN State: PA
County:
License #: 37-30701-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MELISSA HEELY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 05/13/2004
Notification Time: 16:00 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2004
Event Time: 09:40 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1)
ROBERT PIERSON (NMSS)

Event Text

DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

At approximately 0940 EDT on 05/13/04, an employee set a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge (Model: 3411B, S/N: 9031, containing an 8 milliCurie Cs-137 (S/N: 750-3440) and a 40 milliCurie Am-241:Be (S/N: 47-5500) source) down to prepare for testing. Another contractor in a pick-up truck drove through and knocked over the gauge. The source was in the locked position when the gauge was knocked over. The employee cordoned off the area and checked the gauge for damage. The gauge had little damage but the source appears to be bent in the stowed position. The gauge will be sent to NorthEast Technical Services for repair or decommissioning.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40745
Rep Org: ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
Licensee: ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVIES LTD
Region: 1
City: CULPEPPER State: VA
County:
License #: 45-25583-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: OMER BUZYOZ
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 05/13/2004
Notification Time: 18:26 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2004
Event Time: 14:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1)
ROBERT PIERSON (NMSS)

Event Text

DAMAGED CPN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

At approximately 1430 EDT on 05/13/04, an equipment operator backed a truck over a CPN moisture density gauge model MC1DRP, Serial No. MD30506972, containing an 10 milliCurie Cs-137 and a 50 milliCurie Am-241:Be source. The exterior cover of the gauge was damaged, the source rod was stuck in the shielded position at the time the incident occurred. The top shield was broken off. The technician removed personnel from the area and contacted the company headquarters who contacted the manufacturer. The technician placed the gauge in a five gallon bucket filled with gravel. The bucket and gauge are locked in a truck for transportation to the home office in Fredericksburg, VA. Radiation measurement before the gauge was placed in the bucket was 2 millirem per hour at five feet. Radiation measurement after the gauge was placed in the bucket was 0.6 millirem per hour at one meter. The ground where the accident occurred was also surveyed at a slow pace at a distance of 1 inch, and no reading was recorded other than background radiation. The licensee will conduct a leak test of the gauge when the gauge reaches Fredericksburg, VA. They plan to ship the gauge to the manufacturer.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40746
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: WARREN DEAGLE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/13/2004
Notification Time: 22:12 [ET]
Event Date: 05/13/2004
Event Time: 19:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/13/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ANNE MARIE STONE (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation
3 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF ENS AND COMMERCIAL PHONE LINES TO CONTROL ROOMS

"At 1915 CST, Dresden personnel identified that the ENS phone was not operational, either with outgoing or incoming calls. The NRC Ops Center was contacted via the normal commercial phone system and informed of the situation. Call back from the NRC via the commercial phone line failed as Dresden is currently not receiving outside phone calls due to the failure. A call back method through BPO [Bulk Power Operations] has been established. The phone problem appears to be not at the Dresden Site, SBC [local phone provider] is initiating repairs. Current off-site communications are being augmented via personal cellular telephones."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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