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Event Notification Report for November 16, 2004

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11/15/2004 - 11/16/2004

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41189 41199

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41189
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: HARRIS METHODIST FORT WORTH
Region: 4
City: FORT WORTH State: TX
County:
License #: L01837-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES H. OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 11/10/2004
Notification Time: 14:21 [ET]
Event Date: 05/16/2004
Event Time: 12:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/10/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY GODY (R4)
SANDRA WASTLER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM TEXAS: EQUIPMENT FAILURE THERAPY DEVICE AT HOSPITAL

"On October 28, 2004, during a routine inspection of the Licensee, an Agency inspector discovered equipment discrepancies involving a Nucletron Selectron Model 106 Low Dose Rate (LDR) therapy device that indicated equipment failures which had not been reported to this Agency. A series of eight equipment failures interrupted patient treatments between May 16, 2004 and June 4, 2004. Radiation doses for the patients were not ascertained. No patient was injured. The Licensee failed to report the failures to this Agency within 24-hours and in writing within 7-days. The Licensee failed to forward these discrepancies to its Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) for resolution. The Licensee failed to prepare written directives for any patient treated on the LDR therapy device. No doses were listed in the treatment plan or in the patient's record. ... The Licensee indicated that corrective action would be cessation of operation of the LDR therapy device."

Texas Incident No.: I-8179

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41199
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL CHANCE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 11/15/2004
Notification Time: 21:22 [ET]
Event Date: 11/15/2004
Event Time: 16:11 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/15/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
THOMAS DECKER (R2)

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

RANDOM DRUG TEST: CONFIRMED POSITIVE


On 11/08/04, a contractor on his last day of work at the site was given a random drug test. November 15, at 1611 EST a confirmed positive drug screen results for the contractor was received. The contractor worked at the Vogtle site from 07/15/04 through 11/08/04. He held unescorted access for inside the Protected are but as far as the licensee knows this person never entered any vital areas. No action taken since his badge was terminated on his last day of work which was 11/08/04. This information will be entered into the PAD system.


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

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