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Event Notification Report for July 28, 2004

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07/27/2004 - 07/28/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40894 40896 40899

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40894
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: STATE OF NE DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
Region: 4
City: LINCOLN State: NE
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM DeFRAIN
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 07/22/2004
Notification Time: 14:32 [ET]
Event Date: 07/22/2004
Event Time: 07:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/22/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TOM FARNHOLTZ (R4)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)
MATTHEW HAHN (TAS)

Event Text

NEBRASKA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

"The State of Nebraska - Department of Roads, reported that a Troxler Model 3400 Series, Serial No. 28779 portable gauge containing 9 millicuries of Cesium-137 and 44 millicuries of Americium-241:Beryllium was stolen from the licensee's vehicle parked at the licensee's facility. The gauge was in its original carrying case. At this time, it has not been confirmed if the gauge or the carrying case was locked at the time of the event. The gauge and its carrying case were removed from the licensee's pickup bed. The pickup bed did have a locked solid bed cover, and it appeared that the bed cover was pried open to gain access to and remove the gauge carrying case. The licensee also reported the stolen gauge to the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) this morning between 07:00-07:30. The NSP is investigating the event. Follow-up information will be provided to NRC on the recovery of the stolen gauge and entered into NMED."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40896
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: KEYMASTER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Region: 4
City: KENNEWICK State: WA
County:
License #: WN-I0282-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ARDEN C. SCROGGS
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 07/23/2004
Notification Time: 17:46 [ET]
Event Date: 07/23/2004
Event Time: 11:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/23/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TOM FARNHOLTZ (R4)
LAWRENCE KOKAJKO (NMSS)

Event Text

WASHINGTON - AGREEMENT STATE NOTIFICATION OF LEAKING SOURCE

"The Licensee's Radiation Safety Officer reported at about 11 AM on July 23, 2004, that they had discovered a leaking Cobalt 57 source. The source was new. It had been taken from storage and placed into the work area for leak test prior to being placed into an XRF device. The leak test initially read 11,000 counts per minute (cpm). The source was cleaned to 416 cpm and replaced into a second shielded storage container and then sealed. The original container was wiped and found to be clean. The source work area had minor amounts of contamination and was decontaminated by the licensee. The source storage locker had not been contaminated.

"This source was part of a 13 source lot received May 18, 2004, from Isotope Products Laboratories. Upon arrival, all 13 sources passed a leak test. This source was the last of the 13 to be readied for use. The previous 12 sources also passed a leak test prior to being placed into their respective XRF devices. The licensee contacted the manufacturer to report the event. The licensee is waiting the manufacturer suggested course of action regarding disposal. Presently, there has been no media attention.

"Isotope and Activity involved: Cobalt 57, 12.52 millicuries (as of May 2004).

"XRF source, Model PHI-0106, S/N B7-461.

"WA Event Report # WA-04-042."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40899
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JEFF YEAGER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 07/27/2004
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2004
Event Time: 10:40 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/27/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.73(a)(1) - INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN MADERA (R3)

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

Event Text

INVALID ACTUATION OF CONTAINMENT ISOLATION VALVES DUE TO PARTIAL LOSS OF 120 VAC MODULAR POWER UNIT 2 LOADS

"This 60-day optional verbal report, as allowed by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), is being made to describe an unplanned, invalid actuation of specified systems, specifically the Primary Containment Isolation System. Since this event meets the definition of an invalid actuation, this notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) in lieu of a Licensee Event Report.

"On May 30, 2004, at approximately 10:40 am EDT, while the plant was operating at 100% power, a voltage regulator failed on Division 2 120 VAC Modular Power Unit No. 2 (MPU-2) which resulted in blown fuses and the loss of a number of loads from one of the three MPU-2 distribution cabinets. Since only one of the three distribution cabinets was lost, the isolations that occurred were only a portion of the isolations that would have occurred if all of the MPU-2 loads had been lost.

"This caused containment isolations by Division 2 Drywell Pneumatic supply valves (Primary Containment Isolation Group 18) and by Torus Water Management system outboard isolation valves (Primary Containment Isolation Group 12). Division 2 Secondary Containment Isolation Logic was also actuated, and the reactor building ventilation isolated. The Division 2 Standby Gas Treatment System automatically started. All equipment controlled by the affected circuits was determined to have responded to the loss of MPU-2 Cabinet 2 power as expected.

"Operators implemented applicable response procedures. The MPU was returned to service, and isolation signals were reset. Reactor power was not affected by this event.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee."

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