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Event Notification Report for May 26, 2004

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Event Reports For
05/25/2004 - 05/26/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40761 40763 40770 40775

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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: 05/25/2004
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.

* * * UPDATE ON 05/25/04 @10:58 FROM WILLIAM FLOYD TO C GOULD * * *

The State was notified at 8:30 A.M. on May 25, 2004, by the RSO of Acme Environmental in Albuquerque, NM, that the lead paint analyzer containing a 12 mCi Co-57 source has been retrieved. The device was in the back seat of a pickup truck stolen at a gas station in Bernalillo, NM, on May 20, 2004. Police raided a home in the East Mountain area (east of Albuquerque) on May 24 and found the device. The stolen truck has not yet been located. Another stolen vehicle was found at the home, however. The analyzer has been returned to Acme Environmental and will be leak tested.

Notified Reg 4 RDO (M Runyan), NMSS EO(R Torres), TAS (D Perez)

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40763
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: IMAGING CENTER OF COLUMBUS
Region: 1
City: COLUMBUS State: MS
County:
License #: MS-327-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: B. J. SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 05/21/2004
Notification Time: 12:28 [ET]
Event Date: 05/20/2004
Event Time: 11:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/21/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN CARUSO (R1)
LINDA PSYK (NMSS)

Event Text

MISSISSIPPI AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: LEAKING SOURCE

Description of Incident: Approximately 11:00 central time on 5-20-04, The Division of Radiological Health, MS State Dept. of Health, was notified that a leaking Cesium 137 source was found when a consultant was preparing sealed sources for disposal. The leaking source was found in the bottom of a storage container (original pig from Du Pont) that was used to store a Du Pont Merck Model NER-401H 592 microcurie Cs-137 dose calibrator source. The leaking source was found after the dose calibrator source had been removed from the storage pig and determined to be free of contamination. The leaking source was discovered in a crack at the bottom of the storage pig and was in excess of .005 microcuries removable contamination. A consultant stated that the leaking source appeared to be about the size of a pencil lead. Instead of trying to remove the contaminated source from the pig, he put epoxy in the pig to seal it in place to ready it for disposal. He estimated that the source was probably used as a check source. The dose calibrator source was originally purchased from Du Pont Merck in 1982. All tests for leakage/contamination were negative for over 20 years. It is our belief that the leaking source was in the pig when it was purchased from Du Pont Merck. The licensee had never been licensed for any other Cs-137 sources.

Describe clean-up actions: Consultant had removed all sources and completed close-out surveys and wipes for termination of license.

List Radiation measurements taken: Consultant stated that survey readings at top of storage pig were approximately 0.2 mRem/hr.

List any other actions required of DRH: follow up as required and notify NMED.

Case Closed: Yes

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 40770
Facility: SURRY
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: LARRY WHEELER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 05/22/2004
Notification Time: 15:06 [ET]
Event Date: 05/21/2004
Event Time: 21:46 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/26/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
JAY HENSON (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO AUXILIARY FEEDWATER NOT BEING IN COMPLIANCE WITH JUSTIFICATION FOR CONTINUED OPERATION (JCO).

"At 2146 hours on 05/21/04, Unit 2 entered a 30 Hr. clock to Cold Shutdown (CSD) in accordance with T.S.3.0.1 due to Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) not being in compliance for Continued Operation (JCO) SC 03-002 configuration. Auxiliary Feedwater was declared inoperable at 2146 hours. During post trip recovery, Emergency Procedure, 2-ES-0.1, directed that the six (6) AFW motor operated valves (MOVs) be checked opened after securing the AFW Pumps. This is contrary to the AFW JCO, which requires four (4) MOVs out of six (6) to be closed for AFW to remain Operable. At 0040 hours on 5/22/04 the correct valve alignment in accordance with the JCO was established and the 30 hour TS 3.0.1 clock was exited.

"This event is reportable in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B); any event or condition that results in the Station being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety.

"The NRC resident has been notified."

The licensee found out about this event today during event investigation. See Surry Unit 2 events 40769, 40768 and 40771.

* * * RETRACTION FROM WOODZELL TO CROUCH ON 05/25/04 @ 2347 EDT * * *

The following information was received from the licensee via facsimile:

"At 1506 hours on 5/22/04, Surry Power Station made an 8-hour Non-Emergency Notification in accordance with 10CFR50.72 (b)(3)(ii)(B) for an unanalyzed condition due to Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) not being aligned in accordance with Justification for Continued Operation (JCO) SC 03-002 for 2 hours and 54 minutes following a reactor trip. (Event Number 40770).

"Upon further analysis, this event was determined not to be immediately reportable. Based on calculations performed by Dominion Nuclear Safety Analysis in Engineering Transmittal ET NAF-04-0045, Rev 0, a risk-based period of time was calculated to allow operations personnel a defined period of time to realign the AFW system in accordance with this JCO. Operators must not exceed 150 hours to restore the acceptable JCO configuration during all modes where AFW is required to be operable. Since the amount of time the system was not in the JCO alignment was less than 150 hours, plant risk increase was maintained less than the limits specified in Regulatory Guide 1.177.

"This notification is being made to retract the report made on 5/22/04 based on the above discussion. The NRC resident has been notified."

The NRC Headquarters Operations Officer notified R2DO (Ayres).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40775
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: CLAY WILLIAMS
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 05/25/2004
Notification Time: 20:02 [ET]
Event Date: 05/25/2004
Event Time: 10:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/25/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MIKE RUNYAN (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LICENSEED EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE DURING A RANDOM DRUG TEST.

A licensed employee was administered a random drug test. He tested positive for an illegal substance. The Medical Review Officer reviewed the test results with the licensed employee. His access was immediately terminated for the protected area and he was placed on investigatory suspension. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for details.

The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed by the licensee.

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