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Event Notification Report for January 18, 2005

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Event Reports For
01/14/2005 - 01/18/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41324 41328 41331 41332 41334 41335 41336 41338 41339 41340 41342

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41324
Rep Org: NEVADA HEALTH DIVISION RAD HEALTH
Licensee: TERRACON
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0326-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STAN MARSHALL
HQ OPS Officer: JANELLE BATTISTE
Notification Date: 01/12/2005
Notification Time: 12:01 [ET]
Event Date: 01/11/2005
Event Time: 05:30 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/12/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)
TAS (via email) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

During the time frame of 11:00 pm on January 11, 2005 and 5:30 a.m. on January 12, 2005, a Troxler Model 3430 portable gauge containing 9 mCi of Cs-137 and 44 mCi of Am-241/Be was reported stolen. The serial number on the Troxler gauge is not known at this time. The device was reported as fully locked, with all sources in the storage positions. The Nevada Health Division, Radiological Health Section, was notified by the licensee on January 12, 2005 at approximately 7:00 a.m.

The individual involved was instructed by corporate RSO to notify local police. No other information is known at this time. An investigation is being conducted.

Event Report ID No. NV-05-001

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41328
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: ARDAMAN & ASSOCIATES
Region: 1
City: ST. LUCIE State: FL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVE FERGUSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 01/13/2005
Notification Time: 02:55 [ET]
Event Date: 01/13/2005
Event Time: 00:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/13/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control (Dave Ferguson) called to report a damaged Troxler gauge, with a source strength of 8 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241, is being quarantined in a church parking lot by the St. Lucie police department. An employee of the licensee, Ardaman & Associates, had the gauge in his truck when he was involved in an accident at 1501 SW Floresta Dr. St Lucia, FL. The impact of the crash caused the Troxler instrument to be ejected from the truck causing damage to the handle. The employee was air lifted to the local hospital in critical condition.

Dave Ferguson requested the St Lucie police protect the public from the confiscated Troxler gauge by setting a protective boundary of 15 feet. Mr. Ferguson stated the proper authorities should be picking up the damaged gauge within a 2.5 hour period.

* * * UPDATE FROM THE FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL ON 1/13/05 VIA E-MAIL * * *

The licensee took possession of the gauge around 05:00 am on 1/13/05. The report from the State indicates that the gauge came out of its case but was undamaged.

The R1DO (Kinneman) and NMSS EO (Essig) has been informed.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41331
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: MIKE REANDEAU
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/13/2005
Notification Time: 16:01 [ET]
Event Date: 01/13/2005
Event Time: 11:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/16/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 92 Power Operation 92 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FLOOD WATCH

The following information was provided by the licensee via facsimile.

"On January 13, 2005, at 1300 [CST] hours, Clinton Lake level reached 694 feet - 0 inches (mean sea level). Normal lake level is 690 feet - 0 inches. Per Clinton Power Station (CPS) procedure 4303.02, "Abnormal Lake Level." the CPS Main Dam - Emergency Action Plan requires that a "Flood Watch" be declared. This resulted in a notification to the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department that occurred at 1218 hours. A four-hour notification to the NRC is required due to the notification of an offsite government agency. (Reference 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)). At 1235, the lake level was 694 feet - 3 inches and continuing to rise due to the heavy rains received in the area for the past several hours. Sandbagging has begun as a precautionary measure in the screen house, per CPS procedures."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE (SHELTON) TO NRC (HUFFMAN) AT 17:49 EST ON 1/16/05 * * *
The following information was provided by the licensee via facsimile:

"On January 15, 2005 at 1115 hours, Clinton Lake level reached normal lake level of 694 feet- 0 inches (mean sea level). Per Clinton Power Station (CPS) procedure 4303.02, "Abnormal Lake Level," the CPS Main Dam - Emergency Action Plan allows termination of the "Flood Watch." This resulted in a notification to the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department that occurred at 1636 hours on January 16, 2005. Per Exelon Reportability Manual, Reportable Event ENV 3.32, "Emergency Action Plans - Cooling Lakes/Ponds," a four-hour notification to the NRC is required due to notification of an offsite government agency. (Reference 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)). Current lake level is 693 feet - 0 inches (mean sea level) and lowering. Inspections have identified no damage due the heavy rainfall or associated elevated lake level."

The licensee will notified the NRC Resident Inspector. R3DO (Phillips) notified.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41332
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS (STATE OF CA)
Region: 4
City:  State: CA
County:
License #: UNKNOWN
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES ADAMS E-MAIL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/13/2005
Notification Time: 17:19 [ET]
Event Date: 01/13/2005
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/13/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)
HAHN (via e-mail) (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF STOLEN TRAILER CONTAINING IODINE-125 KITS

The State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control reported information received from Los Angeles County Radiation Management concerning a truck-trailer that was stolen in Miami. Included in the cargo of the stolen trailer were approximately 100 RIA (believed to stand for radioimmunoassay) kits containing an estimated 113 microcuries of Iodine-125. The State of Florida reported that the licensee for the kits is "Diagnostic Products" located in the State of California but had no additional information. The State of Florida will ensure that law enforcement is informed about the radioactive material included in the theft of the trailer.

The State of Florida incident report number is FL05-009.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41334
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JIM PETERSON
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/14/2005
Notification Time: 12:24 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: 01:39 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 92 Power Operation 92 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM

On January 14, 2005 at 0139 hours, the Clinton Power Station balance-of-plant computer became inoperable and caused the loss of the Safety Parameter Display System. The computer was temporarily restored at 0608 but became inoperable again at 0615, and remains inoperable while troubleshooting and repairs are in progress. The event is reportable due to the major loss of emergency assessment capability per 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

* * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE (SHEFFIELD) TO NRC (HUFFMAN) AT 20:20 EST ON 1/14/05 * * *

At 12:50 CST, repairs to the plant process computer were completed and the Safety Parameter Display System fully restored. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. R3DO (Phillips) was informed.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41335
Rep Org: FRAMATOME ANP
Licensee: FRAMATOME ANP
Region: 4
City: RICHLAND State: WA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JERALD HOLM
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/14/2005
Notification Time: 14:10 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
VERN HODGE (FAXED) (NRR)
KERRY LANDIS (R2)
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT

The following information was provided by Framatome ANP

"The turbine generator load rejection with failure of the turbine bypass valves to open event (LRNB) is a potentially limiting anticipated operational occurrence (AOO) considered in establishing the MCPR operating limit and confirming that the linear heat generation rate (LHGR) limits are adequate. Framatome ANP analyses for the LRNB event assume that the load rejection will initiate a fast closure of the turbine control valves (TCV) at all power levels. Some plants have indicated that the fast closure of the TCV is not initiated below a plant specific power level. The fast closure of the TCV initiates a scram and minimizes turbine over speed. If a fast closure of the TCV does not occur, the TCV will close at a slower rate, scram will be delayed, and the turbine will overspend. This may increase the severity of the event. The turbine overspend may result in an increase in recirculation pump speed that will also increase the severity of the event."

The affected plants LaSalle Unit 2 Cycle 10 and Browns Ferry Unit 3 Cycle 12 have been notified. A set of revised operating limits, which are appropriate for the conditions when a fast closure of the TCV does not occur, have been provided to the affected plants.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41336
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: SUSAN FERRELL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/14/2005
Notification Time: 16:30 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: 13:57 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
KERRY LANDIS (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

CONFIRMED POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

The licensee reported a confirmed positive fitness for duty test of a contractor foreman working at unit 1. The test was for cause. The individual's plant access has been terminated. A work performance investigation is in progress.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41338
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BRADDOCK LEWIS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/14/2005
Notification Time: 18:58 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: 10:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed employee was determined to be under the influence of illegal drugs during a random test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41339
Facility: RIVER BEND
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: DAN PIPKIN
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 01/15/2005
Notification Time: 05:08 [ET]
Event Date: 01/15/2005
Event Time: 02:12 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)

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 RECEIVING A MAIN GENERATOR ALARM

At 0212 plant operators inserted a manual reactor scram and tripped the main turbine while at 100% power due to indications and alarms of a generator field ground fault. All rods fully inserted and there were no indications of any relief valves lifting. The reactor water level is being controlled within the normal band with feed pump "C" and reactor pressure is being controlled with bypass valves at 800-1090 psig. Also the "A" heater drain pump tripped during the reactor scram due to the water level in the third port heater. The licensee is investigating the cause.


The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41340
Facility: SEABROOK
Region: 1 State: NH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RON STRICKLAND
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/15/2005
Notification Time: 14:11 [ET]
Event Date: 01/15/2005
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNSPECIFIED REQUIREMENT

The following information was provided by the licensee via facsimile

"On January 15, 2005 at 0750, it was determined that Containment Isolation Valve CC-V-1095 was inoperable due to a post maintenance retest not being performed. The valve was declared inoperable and Technical Specification 3.6.3, Action a. was entered. The valve was satisfactorily retested and restored to OPERABLE status at 1042 on January 15, 2005. A routine preventive maintenance activity was performed on the valve's power supply on January 13, 2005. However, the valve was not stroke tested in accordance with the requirements of Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement 4.6.3.1. This report is made pursuant to the requirements of Section 2.G. of the Seabrook Station Operating License for the violation of the requirements of the Technical Specifications."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41342
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: FRANK SOENS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/17/2005
Notification Time: 17:58 [ET]
Event Date: 01/17/2005
Event Time: 08:58 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/17/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)

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

CONFIRMED POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST OF LICENSED OPERATOR

The licensee reported a confirmed positive fitness for duty test for drugs [random] of a licensed operator. The individual's unescorted access has been revoked. A work performance investigation is underway.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will be notifying the New Jersey Bureau of Nuclear Engineering. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

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