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Event Notification Report for March 11, 2005

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03/10/2005 - 03/11/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41469 41470 41472 41479 41480

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41469
Rep Org: RI DEPT OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 1
City: East Providence State: RI
County:
License #: 3B-11401
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JACK FERRUOLO
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 03/08/2005
Notification Time: 15:03 [ET]
Event Date: 03/08/2005
Event Time: 08:40 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MOHAMED SHANBAKY (R1)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)
BENJAMIN SANDLER (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRUCK CONTAINING RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS STOLEN IN MASSACHUSETTS

At approximately 0840 EST on 03/08/05 a truck operated by Cardinal Health (a Rhode Island licensee) was stolen while parked and unattended at a store in Seekonk, MA. The truck contained four unit doses of Tc-99m (total of 1.2 Curies) being delivered to a client of the licensee. The Seekonk, MA Police Department was notified and an investigation is in progress. No information is available on any planned reward or press release.

* * * UPDATE 0730 EST ON 3/10/05 FROM NRC REGION 1 (SHERI MINNICK) TO S. SANDIN * * *

The truck was recovered in MA at approximately 2200 hours on 3/8/05. The rad material was found intact with the seals not disturbed or broken. RI Rad Health will inspect their licensee this week.

Notified R1(Shanbaky), NMSS(Hickey) and TAS via email.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41470
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Region: 4
City:  State: CA
County: VENTURA
License #: CA 0144-15
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: C.J. SALGADO
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/08/2005
Notification Time: 15:02 [ET]
Event Date: 03/07/2005
Event Time: 22:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 03/08/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

CALIFORNIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT

The following information was obtained from the California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch, Granada Hills (transmitted text in quotes):

"Licensee reported to Radiologic Health Branch-Granada Hills (RHB-GH) that on 3/7/05 two well-logging sealed sources became stuck in a well bore at a depth of 9137 feet (top of tool string). Sources are ~35-45 feet below that. The sources involved are a 1.5 Ci Cs-137, GSR-J 1958, source and a 16 Ci AmBe-241, NSR-F 1441, source, nominal activities. For the last day the 'fishing' company, Baker Hughes, has been attempting to retrieve the sources which became detached [on] 3/7/05, [at] ~2200 [hrs. PST]. They will continue to do so but, if that's not successful, it's appearing as if the sources will be deemed irretrievable. This occurred on the 'Aera Ventura Avenue' well site, Ventura County, CA. The well is designated 'McGonigle 39.' If deemed irretrievable, the well will likely be sealed in place with a cement plug. Licensee will provide further details shortly and follow with written report."

California Incident Number 0510# 030805.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41472
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES
Region: 4
City: LAREDO State: TX
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GLENN CORBIN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/08/2005
Notification Time: 13:55 [ET]
Event Date: 03/08/2005
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/08/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
LAWRENCE KOKAJKO (NMSS)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT

The following information was obtained via e-mail from the Texas Department of Health Services, Inspection Unit, Radiation Branch (e-mailed text in quotes):

"The following is a description of the incident: Unit 10560498/10540094 went out on 02/02/05 at 19:30 hours to a temporary job site. Unit returned to the Laredo, TX facility at 16:53 hours 02/03/05. The Unit was serviced by HES [Halliburton Energy Services] employee checking out at 19:30 hours 02/03/05. The Unit was detained by Border Patrol at Freer check point with ex-employee driving Unit at 23:22 hours 02/03/05. The densometers were inventoried at the time HES recovered the Unit from the Border Patrol.

"The densometers that were on the unit were:
Densometer V3C- 131, Isotope Cs- 137, Activity 11.7 [milliCuries] and
Densometer W2C-086, Isotope Cs-137, Activity 11.7 [milliCuries].

"After a phone call with the licensee, it turns out that the driver was an ex-employee that went into Halliburton's yard and stole a truck that was later used in an attempt to smuggle contraband thru a Border Patrol check point. The truck never crossed the Texas border. The driver was arrested after Border Patrol agents were alerted to the truck and Halliburton was immediately notified of the theft of the truck. They [HES] then sent someone to claim the vehicle and the sources. [State of Texas Department of Health] has requested a copy of the police report."

Texas Incident Number I-8215.


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Power Reactor Event Number: 41479
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICHARD HACKMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 03/10/2005
Notification Time: 16:09 [ET]
Event Date: 03/10/2005
Event Time: 11:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (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

CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR FOUND POSITIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS DURING A PRE-ACCESS DRUG TEST

A contractor supervisor was determined to have been under the influence of an illegal drug during a pre-access drug test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

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

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41480
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KEVIN KINGSLEY
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 03/10/2005
Notification Time: 18:15 [ET]
Event Date: 03/10/2005
Event Time: 15:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
MOHAMED SHANBAKY (R1)

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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DUE TO OIL SPILL

"At approximately 15:45 a hydraulic line ruptured on a 90-ton mobile crane located outside of the Unit 2 Turbine Building. Approximately 50 gallons of hydraulic oil leaked onto the surrounding pavement. Barriers and absorption materials were positioned around the spill area and no oil was released to soil or the river.

"Required offsite notifications included the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Westchester County (NY) Department of Health."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector

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