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Event Notification Report for May 25, 2004

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Event Reports For
05/24/2004 - 05/25/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40761 40774

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40761
Rep Org: NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: ACME ENVIRONMENTAL
Region: 4
City: ALBUQUERQUE State: NM
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BILL FLOYD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 05/20/2004
Notification Time: 12:47 [ET]
Event Date: 05/20/2004
Event Time: 09:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 05/20/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
LINDA PSYK (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

NEW MEXICO AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: STOLEN 12 MILLICURIE COBALT-57 SOURCE (USED IN A PAINT ANALYZER)

Radiation Safety Officer for Acme Environmental, a New Mexico radioactive material licensee, in Albuquerque, NM, called the Program Manager for the NM Radiation Protection Program, at approximately 0900 MST May 20, 2004 , to report a stolen 12 milliCurie Cobalt-57 source. The cobalt-57 source was contained in a RMD LPA-1XRF lead paint analyzer. The paint analyzer was in a container in the rear seat of a 1996 Dodge Dakota stretch cab PU. The pickup was stolen from a gas station in Bernalillo, NM, while the driver was inside paying for gas. The container is not labeled, but the analyzer has a radioactive label. Police have been notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40774
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JIM CASE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 05/24/2004
Notification Time: 17:12 [ET]
Event Date: 05/24/2004
Event Time: 15:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/24/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
Person (Organization):
SONIA BURGESS (R3)

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

DEGRADED CONDITION DUE TO EMERGENCY SERVICE WATER FAILURE

"Emergency Service Water "A" (ESW ) Pump failure resulted in inoperability of all Div 1 ECCS systems at 0150 on 05/21/04 [See event notification 40767]. A plant shutdown was initiated with mode 4 [cold shutdown] achieved at 0619 on 05/23/04. During the disassembly and inspection of ESW A pump, a failed coupling on the pump shaft was found to be the cause of the failure. An Operability Determination [OD] was requested on ESW B at 1330 on 05/24/04 since both pumps had the identical coupling design and the pumps had similar run times. At 1500, the Design Engineering Manager informed the control room that engineering could not return a completed OD within the allotted time that could justify continued ESW B operability. The control room Shift Manager than declared the ESW B pump inoperable. This results in a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function, specifically the removal of residual heat."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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