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Event Notification Report for November 18, 2004

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11/17/2004 - 11/18/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41196 41203 41204

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41196
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: LANDMARK TESTING
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0518-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STAN MARSHALL
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 11/15/2004
Notification Time: 13:54 [ET]
Event Date: 11/11/2004
Event Time: 17:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 11/15/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
KRISS KENNEDY (R4)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)
JOE FOSTER (TAS)

Event Text

STATE OF NEVADA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE.

On November 11, 2004, at 1700 hours PST, a Troxler Model number 3440 (serial number 30887) moisture density gauge was stolen from a transport vehicle in Las Vegas, Nevada. Landmark Testing of Las Vegas, NV is the license holder of the gauge. The gauge contains 8 millicures of Cesium-137 and 40 millicuries of Americium-241:Be. Las Vegas Metro Police Department was notified of the stolen gauge.

Cause and Contributing Factors: The security measures for securing the gauge to the transport vehicle were defeated.

Corrective Actions: Licensee conducted additional training regarding transportation requirements.

Nevada Event Report ID No. NV-04-008.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41203
Rep Org: DEPARTMENT VETERANS AFFAIRS
Licensee: DEPARTMENT VETERANS AFFAIRS
Region: 1
City: SALEM State: VA
County:
License #: 03-23853-01VA
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GARY WILLIAMS
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 11/17/2004
Notification Time: 15:22 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2004
Event Time: 12:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/17/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.1906(d)(1) - SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS > LIMITS
Person (Organization):
KENNETH JENISON (R1)
KENNETH RIEMER (R3)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)

Event Text

REMOVABLE RADIOACTIVE SURFACE CONTAMINATION

Department of Veterans Affairs, National Health Physics Program report the following information:

"I am calling to report packages that exceeded the limits for removable radioactive surface contamination. The packages were received between 0700 to 1200, November 17, 2004, by the permittee (VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia) authorized under the master license issued to the Department of Veterans Affairs, NRC License 03-23853-01VA.

"The basis for reporting the loss is under 10 CFR 20.1906(d)(1) in that the packages, ammo boxes being used to deliver radioactive materials, had approximately 28, 70, and 110 DPM per centimeter squared removable radioactive contamination on the outside.

"The contamination was identified as Technetium-99M.

"The Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services delivered the packages. The status of whether the vendor delivery vehicle was exclusive use was not determined.

"The permittee Radiation Safety Officer notified the vendor about the package and has taken appropriate health and safety steps to prevent any possible spread of contamination."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41204
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: TODD STRAIN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 11/17/2004
Notification Time: 23:46 [ET]
Event Date: 11/17/2004
Event Time: 20:50 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
JAMES CREED (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUT DOWN DUE TO BOTH TRAINS OF CONTAINMENT COOLING SYSTEM FAN COIL UNITS INOPERABLE

"Initiation of a Unit 2 shutdown commenced at 2050 on November 17, 2004, as required by Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.0.3 because both trains of containment cooling were declared inoperable as of 1615. Each train of Prairie Island's Containment Cooling System includes two containment fan coil units (CFCUs), for a total of four CFCUs. TS 3.6.5 requires two trains of containment cooling to be operable. Leakage from the 23 CFCU was determined to render one train of containment cooling inoperable at 1551. At 1615, the 22 CFCU (one of two CFCUs in the opposite train of containment cooling) was also determined to be leaking rendering the second train of containment cooling inoperable. Two CFCUs are fully capable of removing the design basis heat load; however, as the two remaining operable CFCUs are in different trains, neither train of containment cooling could be considered operable. Both inoperable CFCUs have been isolated to restore containment integrity and facilitate repairs. TS LCO 3.6.5 does not have a Condition for both containment cooling trains inoperable, therefore TS LCO 3.0.3 was entered."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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