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Event Notification Report for January 7, 2005

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01/06/2005 - 01/07/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41305 41306 41310 41311

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41305
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: ADVANCED RADIOLOGY
Region: 1
City: GLEN BURNIE State: MD
County:
License #: MD-03-040-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY MANLEY
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 01/03/2005
Notification Time: 13:07 [ET]
Event Date: 12/21/2004
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/03/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (R1)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF A LOST COBALT- 57 SOURCE

The State Licensee, Advanced Radiology, located at the PET Center at North Arundel Tate Center in Glen Burnie, MD reported that a Model BM06 Gamma Reference Standard calibration device containing 5.66 milliCuries of Co-57 source is missing. The source has not been located and is believed to have been inadvertently disposed of in the trash by housekeeping when they made unauthorized entry to the hot lab. As a corrective action the hot lab door lock was changed. The State of Maryland responded on 12/30/04.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41306
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 1
City: SILVER SPRING State: MD
County:
License #: MD-31-263-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY MANLEY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/04/2005
Notification Time: 10:47 [ET]
Event Date: 01/01/2005
Event Time: 05:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/04/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (R1)
SANDRA WASTLER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF TRUCK CRASH RESULTING IN MINOR CONTAMINATION AND LOSS OF RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL VIALS

A truck carrying radiopharmaceuticals for Cardinal Health had an accident on Eastbound Route 50 near the Cape St. Claire exit in Annapolis MD. Police, Fire Department and an ambulance responded to the scene. The licensee's Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) also responded. Survey indicated contamination over an area of approximately 100 feet. It was determined that an 8 mCi vial of Tc99 MAA had been damaged and spilled during the accident. The Maryland Department of Environment and Hazmat were summoned. The area was decontaminated with a high-powered water spray. However, further investigation determined that an ammo can containing two vials of TC99m and TC99 MAA was missing at the accident scene. The two vials had a total activity of 566 mCi as of 0400 on 1/01/05. An extensive search of the area was unable to locate the ammo can with the two missing vials. Neither the licensee nor the Maryland Department of Environment believe that the vials pose any health risk since the Tc99m has a 6 hour half life.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41310
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: FREDERICK SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 01/06/2005
Notification Time: 04:01 [ET]
Event Date: 01/06/2005
Event Time: 01:12 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
SONIA BURGESS (R3)
JOHN HANNON (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO REACTOR RECIRCULATION PUMP TRIP

"At approximately 0106 on 1-6-05, Reactor Recirculation Pumps A and B down-shifted from fast to slow speed which resulted in reactor power decreasing from 100% to approximately 46%. As operators started to reduce power using control rod insertion, Reactor Recirculation Pump A tripped to 'off.' At 0112 on 1-6-05, a manual reactor scram was inserted due to operating under undesirable power to flow conditions. At approximately 0119, the operators were unable to start the Motor Feedwater Pump, Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system was manually started. Level control was established using a Reactor Feed Pump Turbine and Reactor Core Isolation Cooling. The Main Steam Isolation Valves were closed to limit cooldown. Reactor level is being controlled with the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System and safety relief valves are available for reactor pressure control.

"The cause of the Reactor Recirculation Pumps down-shifting and the subsequent trip of Reactor Recirculation Pump A is still under investigation. The cause of the Motor Feedwater Pump failure to start is likewise under investigation."

All control rods fully inserted. The lowest reactor level reached was 154 inches above TAF. The electrical grid is stable and ESF systems remain available. Reactor pressure and level are being maintained by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41311
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: KEN LEFFEL
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 01/06/2005
Notification Time: 13:00 [ET]
Event Date: 01/06/2005
Event Time: 07:45 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
SONIA BURGESS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 94 Power Operation 94 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF POWER TO OFFSITE SIRENS GREATER THAN 1 HOUR DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

"At about 07:45 hours CST on January 6, 2005, greater than 25% of the Clinton Power Station (CPS) offsite sirens were out of service. 17 of 44 sirens were not available due to inclement weather for greater than 1 hour.

"DeWitt County was notified of the sirens being unavailable. At approximately 09:11 hours on 1/6/2005, 10 sirens were returned to service when power was restored to the area."

The licensee is investigating the actual cause for the sirens being out of service. The seven sirens remaining out of service are in the process of being restored.

The licensee has notified LLEA and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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