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Event Notification Report for January 11, 2005

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Event Reports For
01/10/2005 - 01/11/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41308 41312 41320 41322

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41308
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TOLUNAY-WONG ENGINEERS, INC.
Region: 4
City: Houston State: TX
County:
License #: L04848-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES H. OGDEN, JR.
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 01/05/2005
Notification Time: 09:26 [ET]
Event Date: 01/02/2005
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/05/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)
MEXICO (FAXED) ()
TAS DUTY OFFICER ()

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE


"The gauge was locked and secured to the technician's company pickup truck. The technician had taken the gauge to his residence for storage.. The technician discovered the gauge was missing from the truck and determined that the lock securing the wire rope cable which secured the transport case had been cut. The gauge and transport case along with other tools from the vehicle are missing. A police report was filed with the Houston Police Department. The gauge is a Troxler Model 3430, Serial No. 31792, containing two sealed sources: Cs-137, nominal 8 millicuries, Serial No 750-6702, and Am-241/Be, nominal 40 millicuries, Serial No. 47-1785. The Licensee issued a memorandum on January 3, 2005 to all personnel regarding gauge storage and transport procedures..

"Licensee is planning to offer a reward and will publicize through the local media."

Texas Incident ID No: I-8196

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41312
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: EXECUTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: SOUTH PASADENA State: CA
County: LOS ANGELES
License #: 6331-19
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: C.J. SALGADO
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 01/06/2005
Notification Time: 20:35 [ET]
Event Date: 12/29/2004
Event Time: 12:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
ROBERT PIERSON (NMSS)
AARON DANIS (TAS)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (FAX)

Event Text

THEFT OF 10 MILLICURIES OF CADMIUM 109 FROM PERSONAL VEHICLE

"Licensee reported to Radiologic Health Branch-Granada Hills (RHB-GH) the theft of an XRF fluorescence device from a parked private vehicle the night of 12/29/04 from a residence in Long Beach, CA.

"The device is a Nitton, Model XL-309, S/N U823NR4869, containing a radioactive sealed source, special form, 10 mCi nominal, Cadmium 109.

"The device was parked overnight in a private vehicle on 12/29/04 in front of a garage facing an alley. The device was in the care of an employee of the licensee after being used for a lead paint testing job in Paramount. The device was stored in the trunk of the vehicle. The employee noticed the vehicle had been broken into the next morning but did not notice the device missing until after reporting to work. Employee claimed that the alarm system was defeated. Upon discovery that the device was missing, the employee notified the employer and a police report was made by phone to the Long Beach Police Dept., East Division (Police Report No. 040106759, 562-570-5880), The device was in its transport case. RHB-GH is initiating an investigation."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41320
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: CLAY WILLIAMS
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 01/10/2005
Notification Time: 00:56 [ET]
Event Date: 01/09/2005
Event Time: 19:45 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Decommissioned 0 Decommissioned
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
3 N Y 65 Power Operation 65 Power Operation

Event Text

SAN ONOFRE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS (EOF) INACCESSIBLE DUE TO ROAD FLOODING

The following information was received from the licensee via e-mail:

"On January 9, 2005, at about 1945 PST, the access road to the SONGS MESA facilities became flooded after several days of rain. The San Onofre Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) is located at the MESA and because of the flooding, is inaccessible to passenger vehicles. While the EOF itself is operable, in the event of an Emergency at San Onofre, SCE would direct EOF emergency responders to the alternate EOF located in Irvine, California. SCE is reporting this occurrence to the NRC in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"At the time of this occurrence, Unit 2 was operating at about 100% power and Unit 3 was operating at about 65% power. SCE will notify the NRC resident inspectors about this occurrence and will provide them with a copy of this report."

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY C. WILLIAMS TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1418 EST ON 01/10/05 * * *

"On January 10, 2005 at about 0143 PST, flooding had dissipated sufficiently for one lane to be passable; at 0615 PST, both lanes were passable. In the event of an Emergency at San Onofre, there is no longer a need to redirect emergency responders to the alternate EOF located in Irvine, California. This report is to advise the NRC of this change in EOF access status. Also note that it is continuing to rain at SONGS and this status is subject to change.

"At the time of this report, Unit 2 was operating at about 85% power and Unit 3 was at about 80% power. SCE has informed the NRC resident inspectors and will provide them with a copy of this report."

Notified R4DO (Bywater).

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY C. WILLIAMS TO HOWIE CROUCH @ 0425 EST ON 01/11/05 * * *

"On January 11, 2005, at about 0041 PST, the access road to the SONGS MESA facilities again became flooded after several days of rain (reference NRC Operations Log Number 41320). The San Onofre Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) is located at the MESA and because of the flooding, is inaccessible to passenger vehicles. While the EOF itself is operable, in the event of an Emergency at San Onofre, SCE would direct EOF emergency responders to the alternate EOF located in Irvine California. SCE is reporting this occurrence to the NRC in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"At the time of this occurrence, Unit 2 was operating at about 85% power and Unit 3 was at about 80% power. SCE will notify the NRC resident inspectors about this occurrence and will provide them with a copy of this report."

Notified R4DO (Bywater).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41322
Facility: NORTH ANNA
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: MARK SCHRY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 01/10/2005
Notification Time: 14:57 [ET]
Event Date: 01/10/2005
Event Time: 13:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MARK LESSER (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

"At 1345 on 1-10-2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Local Engineer was notified by voice mail message of a failure of the North Anna Spillway Emergency Diesel (1-EE-EG-4) during a surveillance PT. 1-EE-EG-4's voltage regulator would not control voltage. The cause of the failure is unknown at this time. This failure only affects the hydro project and there is no impact on station operation. The FERC notification was made per 18CFR12.10(a)."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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