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Event Notification Report for July 6, 2004

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Event Reports For
07/01/2004 - 07/06/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40842 40848 40849 40850

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 40842
Facility: SEABROOK
Region: 1 State: NH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAMON RITTER
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/26/2004
Notification Time: 09:58 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2004
Event Time: 10:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1)

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

PLANT EXCEEDED LCO ACTION STATEMENT LIMITS

"FPL Energy Seabrook is currently in the action statement for Technical Specification 3.3.3.10 due to the inoperability of both Waste Gas Oxygen Monitors. The Oxygen Monitors are currently functional but inoperable. The action statement requires that grab samples be collected at least once per 4 hours. On June 25, 2004 at 10:50 it was recognized that the elapsed time between 2 required samples had exceeded the 4 hour requirement by 30 minutes. Pursuant to the requirements of Facility Operating License No. NPF-86, paragraph 2.G., FPL Energy Seabrook is reporting the late completion of the requirements of an action required by the Station's Technical Specifications. An investigation is being conducted in accordance with the Station's Corrective Action Program."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

* * * RETRACTED ON 7/2/04 AT 1257 EDT BY PAUL DUNDIN TO GERRY WAIG * * *

"On June 26, 2004, FPLE Seabrook reported to the NRC (event # 40842) that 4 hours and 30 minutes elapsed between obtaining waste gas system grab samples required by the action statement of TS 3.3.3.10 for inoperable waste gas oxygen monitors. Since the action statement requires obtaining grab samples every 4 hours, this condition was considered reportable under paragraph 2.G of the facility-operating license.

"Following further review of this condition, FPLE determined that the requirements of the action statement were met. The oxygen concentration of the waste gas system was monitored and recorded in station logs within the required 4-hour interval. As a result, FPLE Seabrook is retracting the 24-hour notification of June 26, 2004."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Clifford Anderson).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40848
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 4
City: HOUMA State: LA
County:
License #: LA-7096-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/30/2004
Notification Time: 14:42 [ET]
Event Date: 02/27/2004
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

LOUSIANA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT

The following information was obtained from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality:

"On February 27, 2004, Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA ordered a 2 [milliCuries] capsule of I-131 [Iodine-131]. When the dose was sent it was 2.8 [milliCuries] which is greater that 10% of the prescribed dose. A verbal order was given to administer the dose to the patient. Woman's Hospital notified Cardinal Health of the irregularity on March 1, 2004 when they received the dose. The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] notified the corporate office by fax of the irregularity but that person was not there and it went unnoticed until March 31, 2004. Cardinal Health notified LDEQ [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] on March 31, 2004 which was over the ten day limit for notifications. The facility was cited for not notifying LDEQ within ten days. Cardinal Health changed their procedures so that two people are notified of events, and the new pharmacist that made the dose received additional training on policies and procedures."

Louisiana State Event Report ID number is LA040006.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40849
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CERTIFIED TESTING LABORATORIES, INC.
Region: 1
City: CLERMONT State: FL
County:
License #: 2332-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/30/2004
Notification Time: 17:27 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/30/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD BARKLEY (R1)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE

"Radiography was being performed at a steel fabrication shop when it was determined that the source could not be returned to the shielded position. The source was determined to be at the end of the tube. The camera was dragged to an isolated area and a 2 [milliRem/Hr] boundary was established. The crew (2 men) received about 130 [milliRem] exposure. The lab manager was called and responded. The guide tube was disconnected and the source shook from the tube. Using 4 [foot-long] tongs, the source was replaced in the exposure device. The lab manager received 2 Rem exposure during this process. The crank-to-source connections were subsequently inspected with the Amersham go-no go gauge and found acceptable. Subsequent device operations have been faultless. Florida is investigating."

The source is 51.6 Curies of Iridium-192. The radiography camera belongs to Certified Testing Laboratories, Inc. of Orlando, FL. The State of Florida incident number is FL04-094.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40850
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: A.M. ENGINEERING AND TESTING, INC.
Region: 1
City: JUPITER State: FL
County:
License #: 2394-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES E. ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 07/01/2004
Notification Time: 11:09 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CLIFFORD ANDERSON (R1)
DONA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)
LINDA PSYK-GERSEY (NMSS)

Event Text

STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The following information was received via e-mail:

"Tech was working late and took the gauge home chained to the bed of the pickup. It was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on June 30 and was not there at 5 a.m. July 1. The chain had been cut and the box with the gauge was gone. The keys were not taken. Licensee has been advised to offer a reward for the return of the gauge. Florida is investigating."

Additional Information:

Florida Incident No: FL04-097

Incident location:
581 Oleander Road
Lake Worth, Fl 33462

A.A. Engineering and Testing, Inc.
860 Jupiter Park Drive
Jupiter, Fl 33458

Soil Moisture Density Gauge:
Troxler Model 3430, S/N 26474
Isotope: Cs-137 (8 millicuries) ; Am-241:Be (40 millicuries).

**UPDATE on 07/01/04 at 1530 EDT from Charles Adams (emailed) entered by MacKinnon ***


The gauge was found by a citizen who claimed that he had found the gauge last night at a Home Depot. The citizen met a licensee representative at a gas station and traded the gauge for $100. The lock to the case had been cut, but the trigger lock was intact and the gauge was undamaged. Florida continues it's investigation.

NRC Region 1( Cliff Anderson), NMSS (Linda Gersey) & TAS (Danis) notified.

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