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Event Notification Report for January 26, 2005

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Event Reports For
01/25/2005 - 01/26/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41349 41355 41356

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41349
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY
Region: 4
City: TAFT State: CA
County:
License #: 0144-15
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: C. J. SALGADO
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 01/21/2005
Notification Time: 20:15 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2005
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JEFFERY CLARK (R4)
E. WILLIAM BRACH (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - WELL LOGGING SOURCES STUCK IN WELL BORE

"Licensee reported to Radiologic Health Branch-Granada Hills (RHB-GH) that on 1/14/05 two well-logging sealed sources became stuck in a well bore at a depth below 5,800 feet. The sources involved are a 1.7 Curie Cs-137, GSR-J, source and a 16 Curie Am-241/Be, NSR-F, source. For the last week the 'fishing' company, Baker Hughes, has been attempting to retrieve the sources. They will continue to do so over the weekend but, if [this is] not successful, the sources will be deemed irretrievable. This occurred on the 'Oxy Elk Hills' well site, about 10-15 miles northeast of Taft, CA, North of Hwy 119. The well is designated '16A-32SRD1.' The rig is designated 'Nabors 472.' If deemed irretrievable the well will likely be sealed in place with a cement plug. Licensee will provide update after weekend and follow with written report."

* * * UPDATE FROM SALGADO TO RIPLEY 1355 ET 01/24/05 VIA FACSIMILE * * *

The correct well designation is 316A-32S RD-1.

Notified R4 DO (Runyan) and NMSS EO (Gersey).

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41355
Rep Org: REGIONAL NUCLEAR PHARMACY
Licensee: REGIONAL NUCLEAR PHARMACY
Region: 1
City: East Rutherford State: NJ
County:
License #: 29-30867-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE LAIRMORE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/25/2005
Notification Time: 13:56 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2005
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/25/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)
JOE FOSTER (E-MAIL) (TAS)

Event Text

REPORT OF LOST SEALED SOURCE

The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the licensee reported that a 0.089 microcurie Co-60 sealed source (manufactured by Isotope Products Lab; serial # 1030152) was found missing during a quarterly inventory at the licensee's facility. The source is used for calibration of a well counter scintillation detector and is stored in a secure location at the facility. The source was last inventoried on 12/13/04 and was discovered missing during an inventory on 1/24/05. A search was conducted throughout the facility. The RSO stated that it is believed that the source is either misplaced or may have been inadvertently disposed of. New procedures for source usage and accountability are going to be implemented.

The RSO stated that the quantity of material is not reportable under 10 CFR Part 20 and the report is for information only.

The RSO has also notified NRC Region 1 (Beardsley)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41356
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ANDREW OHRABLO
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 01/25/2005
Notification Time: 23:36 [ET]
Event Date: 01/25/2005
Event Time: 20:58 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/25/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
MIKE RUNYAN (R4)

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

Event Text

POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED WORKER TRANSPORTED TO OFFSITE MEDICAL FACILITY

"This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xii), 'Any event requiring the transport of a radioactively contaminated person to an offsite medical facility for treatment.'

"At 20:58, Central Standard Time, Cooper Control Room was notified of an individual that was overheated and not feeling well. Cooper is currently in a refueling outage and this individual was working inside the drywell. Initial radiological surveys were started at the scene but were not completed until transportation to medical facilities was commenced. Individual was transported in Cooper Station ambulance. At the time of transport the individual was listed as potentially contaminated. Radiological surveys were completed prior to arrival at the medical facility. These radiological surveys determined that the individual was not contaminated.

"NRC Resident has been notified."

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