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Event Notification Report for April 12, 2005

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04/11/2005 - 04/12/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41571 41586 41587 41588 41589

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41571
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TSIT
Region: 4
City: FORT WORTH State: TX
County:
License #: L05697
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN VERSER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 04/06/2005
Notification Time: 16:50 [ET]
Event Date: 04/06/2005
Event Time: 07:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA HOWELL (R4)
MELVYN LEACH (NMSS)
CNSNS (FAX)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING THEFT OF A TROXLER PORTABLE GAUGE

The following information was received via fax:

"On 4/6/2005, Linda McLean (NRC) notified Texas DSHS at 10:30 am that their regional office had just received a phone call from the White Settlement, TX Police Department. The police department had been notified of a burglary between 5:00 am and 7:00 am on the morning of April 6, 2005 involving a stolen Troxler (model 3411B) portable gauge containing 10 mCi of Cs-137, serial number 40-9599, and 40 mCi of Am-241, serial number 47-7075. Serial Number for the gauge is 11979. [The authorized user] contacted the police department that he had stopped by his girlfriend's apartment at 5:00 am. When he went outside at 7:00 am, the passenger window had been broken out of his pickup truck and the portable gauge he was planning on using for work had been removed. He stated his radio had been stolen two weeks earlier at the same address. Police report number is 0506384."

Texas Incident No.: I-8227

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41586
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: DAN HALL
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 04/11/2005
Notification Time: 11:03 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2005
Event Time: 09:49 [EST]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
WALTER ROGERS (R2)

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

POSSIBLE CONTAMINATED INJURED PERSONNEL TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL

"Individual received laceration to right leg while working in Unit 1 Reactor Building. Individual transported to Oconee Hospital at 0949 with potential contamination. Radiation Protection conducted survey at 1046 in hospital and found no indication of contamination in wounded of individual."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41587
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: DAVE BOWMAN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/11/2005
Notification Time: 15:39 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2005
Event Time: 12:40 [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN MADERA (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 85 Power Operation 85 Power Operation

Event Text

MINIMUM SWITCHYARD VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS NOT MET

"At 1240 on April 11, 2005 Quad Cities Station was notified calculated post-LOCA switchyard voltage is below the minimum acceptable value required to ensure offsite power will remain available following a design basis accident. The appropriate Technical Specification Actions have been taken for both Units. The ability of the Emergency Diesel Generators to fulfill their design function is not affected by this condition. This event is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function given the predicted post-LOCA switchyard voltage.

"Actual Switchyard voltage at the time of this notification is 361 kV. The required minimum post-accident switchyard voltage is 348.4 kV, while the projected post-accident voltage which prompted this notification is 346.3 kV.

"This notification is similar to the condition reported on March 24, 2005 (EN #41524) and April 4, 2005 (EN #41562)."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41588
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ANDREW OHRABLO
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/11/2005
Notification Time: 19:11 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2005
Event Time: 16:04 [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (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

LOSS OF PUBLIC PROMPT NOTIFICATION CAPABILITY

"At approximately 1604 CDT on 4/11/05, Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) was informed by Emergency Preparedness officials of Atchison County that the radio transmission tower that provides signals to activate tone alert radios within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) was not functioning. Tone alert radio is relied on by approximately 650 households in the EPZ who are not in audible range of sirens for notification of an emergency at CNS. Based on a total EPZ population currently estimated at 4600 persons (who are alerted principally by sirens and the tone alert radio), this is considered to be a major loss of the Public Prompt Notification system capability, and is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"Investigations are ongoing, a repair technician has been dispatched to the tower. During the interim, compensatory measures have been verified to be in place via state and local emergency planning officials for backup route alerting for personnel within the 10-mile EPZ."

NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41589
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: FRANK WEAVER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 04/11/2005
Notification Time: 19:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2005
Event Time: 16:38 [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INADVERTENT SINGLE EMERGENCY SIREN ACTIVATION

"A single Alert Notification System siren inadvertently sounded. The Clairborne Count Civil Defense Department is issuing a notification to local media advising the public of the inadvertent sounding and that no emergency exists. The siren has been secured. There were no effects on plant operations."

The inadvertent siren actuation may have been due to bad weather in the area.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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