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Event Notification Report for January 19, 2005

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Event Reports For
01/18/2005 - 01/19/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41307 41332 41333 41344

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 41307
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JAMES MILLIGAN
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 01/04/2005
Notification Time: 18:32 [ET]
Event Date: 01/04/2005
Event Time: 12:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/18/2005
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 Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SITE HAD 86.2% OF THEIR EMERGENCY ALERT SIRENS INOPERABLE

"At 1230, 1/4/05, while performing a weekly test of alert sirens utilized in the prompt public notification system, it was determined that the twenty five sirens actuated by the Callaway County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) would not operate. There are a total of twenty nine alert sirens distributed among four counties and failure of the twenty five sirens actuated by Callaway County equates to a loss of 86.2 % of the alert sirens. During the period when the faulted sirens were unavailable, the back-up automated telephone calling service Community Alerting Network System (CANS) and the tone alert radio system were available and the Callaway County EOC was instructed to perform local route notifications as a backup method of notification. At 1345, 1/4/05, the twenty five Callaway County actuated sirens were restored and all twenty nine alert sirens were tested satisfactorily."

"Initial investigation indicates a computer software problem related to the feedback system. This caused a failure to occur in a circuit at the Callaway County radio tower and in the back-up manual system. The system vendor is researching the failure experienced and expects to provide a failure determination report by 1/5/05. Final corrective actions will be developed based upon the information provided by the vendor."

The NRC Resident Inspector and local agencies were notified and the State will be informed.

* * * RETRACTION FROM LICENSEE (OLMSTEAD) TO NRC (HUFFMAN) AT 1440 EST ON 1/18/05 * * *

The following information was provided by the licensee via facsimile:

"On 1/4/05, EN # 41307 was made from the Callaway Plant Control Room reporting 25 sirens actuated by the Callaway County Emergency Operations (EOC) would not operate. The Root Cause Analysis Team determined during their investigation that a siren failure did not occur. Analysis of the computer logs and interviews with the Callaway County Emergency Management Director (EMD) and the siren vendor revealed the sirens were not activated. Investigation by the siren manufacturer and testing of the siren system verified that the sirens would have sounded if they had been activated.

"Prior to activating the sirens, the county Emergency Management Director (EMD) attempted to poll the sirens. This poll locked up on the first siren. The EMD and the Siren Technician assumed the locked up polling of the sirens also locked up the siren activation program and therefore did not attempt to sound the sirens. Subsequent investigation by the siren manufacturer indicated that the sirens would activate even with the system polling function locked up.

"On 1/14/05, testing of the system in a locked up polling configuration confirmed that the sirens would have sounded if activated. As indicated in the previous notification, all sirens were successfully sounded at 1345 on 1/4/05, when given the first signal to activate.

"During an emergency activation, the written instruction direct that the sirens be activated without first polling the sirens. Personnel responsible for siren activation are not responsible for siren testing and would not have hesitated to activate the sirens, had there been an actual event. Therefore, a siren activation failure did not occur. The sirens remained capable of activation if required. This notification is being retracted."

The NRC Resident Inspector, State, and local government agencies have been notified by the licensee. R4DO (Clark) was informed.

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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: 41333
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: SUNGYOUNG KWON
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 01/14/2005
Notification Time: 10:30 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: 09:55 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/14/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)
WILLIAM RULAND (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
MATTHEW HAHN (TAS)
ELBERT AUSTIN (FEMA)
JANNIE EVERETTE (DHS)
SCOTT MORRIS (NSIR)

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

Event Text

LICENSEE REPORTED A FIRE IN THE TURBINE BUILDING

The licensee reported that an NOUE was declared at 10:10 due to a fire in the Turbine Building. The fire started approximately at 09:55 and was extinguished at 10:16. The licensee has not yet assessed the damage to the equipment. Offsite assistance was requested but not used. No emergency equipment was affected and there was no adverse affect on plant operations. The cause of the fire was due to an electrical short.

The NRC resident Inspector was notified and state and local will be notified.

* * * UPDATE AT 1700 ON 01/14/05 FROM T. ARNETT TO W. GOTT * * *

At 1605, the licensee secured from the unusual event.

Notified R1DO (P. Krohn), IRD (P. Wilson), NRREO (W. Ruland) and TAS (Hahn).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41344
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: FREDERICK SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 01/19/2005
Notification Time: 05:54 [ET]
Event Date: 01/19/2005
Event Time: 02:37 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/19/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
ANNE MARIE STONE (R3)

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

Event Text

EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATORS DECLARED INOPERABLE TO AN UNANALYZED CONDITION

"The environmental temperature of the tornado missile enclosure for the Emergency Diesel Generators during an accident condition when all three testable rupture disks open is expected to exceed the limiting temperature for the structural concrete. A detailed analysis of the capability of the tornado missile enclosure concrete to meet that standard cited in the USAR section 3.8.3.3.7 has not been located. At 0237 on 19 January 2005, Division 1,2 & 3 Diesel Generators were declared inoperable. Actions of Technical Specification 3.8.2 were directed and compliance verified."


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

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