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Event Notification Report for September 16, 2004

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41034 41041

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41034
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: L01886-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 09/10/2004
Notification Time: 15:55 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 11:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4)
CHARLES MILLER (NMSS)

Event Text

UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION EVENT

Facility suffered a sewer blockage in the Waste Building on the morning of 09/02/2004. Soil waste removed to discover cause of blockage. It was immediately determined that the line was not connected to the sanitary sewer. The line has been in place for 12 years for the disposal of H-3 and C-14 waste. An estimated total of 100 millicuries of these radioactive materials have been disposed during the last 12 years. Maximum soil contamination discovered was measured at 0.1 millirem per hour. No workers or equipment were contaminated. The University immediately let a contract for cleanup of the contaminated soil and repair of the sewer line. The area was placed behind barrier tape and covered with plastic to prevent blowing or erosion. Initially, the soil was removed and barreled by a licensed Texas decontamination firm. A second break in the line was discovered near the building that may require soil removal by covered roll-off container.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41041
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PHIL SANTINI
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 09/15/2004
Notification Time: 03:13 [ET]
Event Date: 09/15/2004
Event Time: 01:42 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/15/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)
CATHERINE HANEY (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 70 Power Operation 2 Startup

Event Text

NEW YORK STATE NOTIFIED THAT UNIT 2 WAS TAKEN OFFLINE FOR REPAIRS

Unit 2 was taken offline for repairs to "21" Main Feed Discharge Check Valve. The licensee will maintain Unit 2 in mode 2 at approximately 2% power for the duration of repairs.

The licensee informed the NY State Public Services Commission and the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE 1045 EDT ON 9/15/04 FROM JOHN BAKER TO ARLON COSTA * * *

The above report was corrected to remove inaccurate information.

Notified R1DO( Doerflein) and NRR EO (Haney).

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