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Event Notification Report for June 29, 2004

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06/28/2004 - 06/29/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40839 40844 40845 40846

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40839
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee:
Region: 1
City:  State: NC
County: HENDERSON
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GRANT MILLS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 06/24/2004
Notification Time: 15:47 [ET]
Event Date: 06/24/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1)
ROBERT HAAG (R2)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)
JOE HOLONICH (NMSS)
SUE GAGNER (PAO)
ROGER HANNAH (PAO)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRACTOR TRAILER LEAKING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The following was sent via facsimile from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

"At approximately 1:00 PM on June 24, 2004 the NC Radiation Protection Section received notification of an ongoing radiological event in Henderson County NC. A tractor trailer truck carrying Uranium Nitrate Hexahydrate Solution was identified as leaking material at a reported 10-20 drops per hour. The leak was discovered at a DMV weigh station and appropriate action has been taken including response by local Haz Mat Teams. Radiological readings at the site have been reported as a maximum of 0.3 mr/hr and the background was reported to be 0.03 mr/hr. The spill is considered isolated and contained and the highway remains open. No contamination of individuals is suspected. The ongoing event is being investigated by multiple organizations including State Law Enforcement, NC Radiation Protection Section, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, local Haz-Mat teams and others. The responsible party -the shipper- has dispatched a response team from Knoxville, TN and is expected to be on site by approximately 3:00 PM on June 24 to begin corrective action and recovery procedures."

NC Incident No. 04-22.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40844
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: R. RUFFIN
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:07 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (DIRO)
PAT HILAND (R3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (R3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

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 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE FELT AT THE SITE

"The Station declared an Unusual Event [at 01:30 CDT] due to a felt earthquake and confirmation from other sites. The site seismic recorder did not register an event. No damage has been noted at this time. Inspections will continue."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and State authorities.


NOTE: See related EN#40845 and EN#40846.


* * * UPDATE ON 06/28/04 @ 0726 BY RILEY RUFFIN TO C GOULD * * *


Plant walk downs were performed and no damage was observed during the walk downs. The UE was terminated at 0555 CDT.


The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State and local authorities.

Notified by e-mail: Susan Frant (IRO), Thomas Kozak (R3 DO), Frank Gillespie (NRR EO), Pat Hiland (Reg3), and Geoffrey Grant (R3). Also notified FEMA (Erwin Casto) and DHS (Andy Akers).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40845
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DANIEL COVEYOU
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:14 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:21 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (IRO)
PAT HILAND (REG3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (REG3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE REGISTERED ON SITE SEISMIC MONITORS

At 0111, received a Strong Motion Seismic Alarm and received calls from numerous personnel onsite and offsite that they felt ground motion. A GSEP Unusual Event was declared at 01:21 due to a confirmed seismic event Emergency Action Level HU-4. A walk down of various plant areas including the Dike is in progress to determine if any equipment was affected or damaged. During the event, some spurious alarms were received which cleared with exception of the seismic alarm. The seismic alarm will be reset after Station Engineering reviews the seismic data. They observed a 1" water level spike that immediately returned to normal on main control room suppression pool water level recorder and plant process computer. At this time we have received no reports of equipment damage and walk downs are continuing. The earthquake measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale and was approximately 10 miles north of Ottawa, IL. Ottawa is located 10 miles NW of the site. Both Units remained on line and stable.

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified and the state was notified.

NOTE: See related events 40844 and 40846.


* * * UPDATE ON 6/28/04 AT 0530 EDT FROM D. COVEYOU TO A. COSTA * * *

"This is an update to Event Number 40845. At 0355 CDT the Unusual Event, entered due to confirmed seismic event, was terminated. A walk down of various plant areas has been completed. No equipment damage was identified. The NARS [Nuclear Accident Reporting System] notification for termination was completed at 0405."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State and local authorities.

Notified by e-mail: Susan Frant (IRO), Thomas Kozak (R3 DO), Frank Gillespie (NRR EO), Pat Hiland (Reg3), and Geoffrey Grant (R3). Also notified FEMA (Erwin Casto) and DHS (Andy Akers).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40846
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RON RUSTIK
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:19 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:47 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (DIRO)
PAT HILAND (R3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (R3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 84 Power Operation 84 Power Operation
2 N Y 85 Power Operation 85 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE FELT AT THE SITE

"On June 28, 2004 at 0147 CDT, the Control Room was notified that an earthquake was felt on site by Security Personnel. Both units 1 & 2 remain on line and stable with no abnormalities and no physical or structural damage identified. The Plant seismograph DID NOT trigger."

An unusual event was declared at 0151 CDT.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State and local authorities.

NOTE: See related EN#40844 and EN#40845.

* * * UPDATE ON 6/28/04 0436 EDT FROM RON RUSTIK TO ARLON COSTA * * *

"On June 28, 2004 at 0318 CDT, the Unusual Event has been terminated. A complete tour of all plant vital and protected areas was performed with no physical or structural damage verified. Security performed an inspection of outside areas of plant property and noted nothing unusual."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State and local authorities.

Notified by e-mail: Susan Frant (IRO), Thomas Kozak (R3 DO), Frank Gillespie (NRR EO), Pat Hiland (Reg3), and Geoffrey Grant (R3). Also notified FEMA (Erwin Casto) and DHS (Andy Akers).

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