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Event Notification Report for March 7, 2005

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41454 41462 41463

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41454
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: DR. MAHMOUND KHALIL
Region: 4
City: BASTROP State: LA
County:
License #: LA-10578-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL (VIA FAX)
HQ OPS Officer: FANGIE JONES
Notification Date: 03/02/2005
Notification Time: 11:34 [ET]
Event Date: 02/07/2005
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/02/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHUCK CAIN (R4)
LINDA PSYK-GERSEY (NMSS)
MATTHEW HAHN (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE STOLEN SOURCE

The following information was provided by the State of Louisiana Radiation Protection Division (text in quotes):

"On February 7, 2005, Dr. Khalil's Cardiology practice was broke(n) into. A 118 microcuries sealed source of Cs-137 was stolen from the lead pig at the facility. The serial number for the source is 3560380A-16. The model number and manufacturer was not reported at this time. The individual that stole the source was caught at the facility, but apparently he made [a] few trips in and out of the facility. He does not remember what he did with the source. The individual was passed out [intoxicated] at the facility when he was caught. Kilgores, Inc provides Health Physics support for the facility. He [Kilgores, Inc] did a survey of the facility and could not locate the source. This event occurred on February 7, 2005 and was reported to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on March 2, 2005."

LA Report Number: LA050002

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41462
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: PRESTON PRATT
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/04/2005
Notification Time: 15:44 [ET]
Event Date: 03/04/2005
Event Time: 15:10 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/04/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1)
TERENCE REIS (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
JOHN FROST (DHS)
KEN SWEITZER (FEMA)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED

The following information was obtained from the licensee via facsimile (licensee text in quotes):

"At 3:10 PM EST PPL Susquehanna, LLC, declared a Notification of Unusual Event (classification OU4) for a Fire within Protected Area Boundary not Extinguished within 15 Minutes of Detection. The fire occurred in the turbine building of unit 2 which is currently in a refueling outage. Activation of the Emergency plan is reportable under 10CFR50.72(a)(3)."

There were no open flames observed, only smoke. The source of the smoke was weld slag that fell into a bucket of material. Due to the temporary ventilation system installed, the smoke spread throughout the turbine building prompting the licensee to call away a fire. The licensee is investigating the area at this time. There are no personnel injuries or equipment damage at this time. The licensee will inform the NRC Operations Center when the NOUE is terminated.

* * * UPDATE FROM PRESTON PRATT TO MIKE RIPLEY @ 1614 EST ON 3/4/05 * * *

The licensee has terminated the Unusual Event. The source of the smoldering material was discovered and extinguished.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

The Headquarters Operations Officer notified DHS (Frost), IRD (Wilson), NRR (Reis), FEMA (Sweitzer), and R1DO (Holody).

* * * UPDATE FROM R. FRY TO M. RIPLEY 2015 EST 03/04/05 * * *

"At 16:30 PM EST PPL Susquehanna, LLC, authorized a press release as a result of a Notification of Unusual Event (classification OU4) for a Fire within Protected Area Boundary not Extinguished within 15 Minutes of Detection. The fire occurred in the Turbine Building of Unit 2 which is currently in a refueling outage. The press release was issued at 17:15 EST. Any event or situation related to the health and safety of the public or onsite personnel, or protection of the environment, for which a news release is planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be made is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1 DO (D. Holody)

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41463
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GRANT FERNSLER
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 03/06/2005
Notification Time: 15:25 [ET]
Event Date: 03/06/2005
Event Time: 15:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (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

POST-ACCIDENT MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION INOPERABLE

The following information was provided by the licensee via facsimile (licensee text in quotes):

"At 1500, on March 6, 2005, the Control Room declared both required divisions for three functions (Primary Containment Pressure, Primary Containment Hydrogen and Oxygen Analyzer, and Drywell Atmosphere Temperature) of Post Accident Monitoring Instrumentation (a Safety System) inoperable. The control room was notified of 'Non Quality' (non-Q) parts installed in both required divisions of a Post Accident Monitoring Instrumentation Recorder. The appropriate LCO Conditions were entered for one or more functions with two required channels inoperable. This equipment has passed all surveillance requirements and has been functional since installation.

"Plans are being developed to replace the non-qualified parts.

"This is being reported as an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function required to mitigate the consequences of an accident in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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