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Event Notification Report for April 28, 2005

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Event Reports For
04/27/2005 - 04/28/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41626 41630 41633 41637 41643 41645

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41626
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: MAGNA State: UT
County:
License #: UT 1800289
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JULIE FELICE(fax)
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 04/22/2005
Notification Time: 18:56 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2005
Event Time: 14:50 [MST]
Last Update Date: 04/22/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL SHANNON (R4)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

EQUIPMENT FAILURE TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED

"A licensee employee, trained by the device manufacturer, was performing a device inspection (inventory/shutter check/leak test) for one of the licensee's non-portable gauging devices (Ohmart Corporation Model SH-F2, serial number 2296CG) containing 7.4 gigabecquerels (200 millicuries) of cesium-137 (sealed source model number A-2102). A screw broke off while the employee was closing the device shutter. Because the screw broke off, the shutter could not be closed. The licensee plans to follow the manufacturer's procedures for this particular incident as per the manufacturer's training and instruction. This device will either be repaired by an individual specifically licensed by the Executive Secretary, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or an Agreement state to perform such service, or the licensee will return this device to the manufacturer."

Event date was March 2005 and reporting date was April 21,2005.
Utah event report # UT-05-0003

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41630
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: QORE INC.
Region: 1
City: WEST PALM BEACH State: FL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 04/24/2005
Notification Time: 12:25 [ET]
Event Date: 04/23/2005
Event Time: 23:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 04/24/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID SILK (R1)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

FLORIDA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE


State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control received the following information from the Radiation Safety Officer for Qore Inc., located in West Palm Beach, FL.

On 04/23/05 at 2300 EDT a Qore Inc. employee discovered that the Troxler Moisture Density gauge that had been cabled and locked to the bed of his truck was missing, cable had been cut Model number of the Troxler gauge is unknown at this time but usually a Troxler Moisture Density gauge contains 10 milliCuries of cesium-137 and 40 milliCuries of Am-241/Be. The gauge serial number is 22430, cesium-137 source serial number is 75-4160 and the americium-241 source serial number is 47-18251. The gauge was in its locked position and locked inside its case at the time it was stolen. The employee's truck was parked in front of a private residence at the time of the incident. West Palm Beach police were notified by the licensee of the stolen Troxler Moisture Density gauge and the report case number is 0S-9770.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41633
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: SCHLUMBURGER TECHNOLOGY CORP
Region: 4
City: HOUMA State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2783-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOE NOBLE
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 04/25/2005
Notification Time: 14:23 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JOHNSON (R4)
RICHARD BARKLEY (R1)
RICHARD CORREIA (NMSS)

Event Text

TWO TRITIUM SOURCES LOST IN TRANSIT

Two 1.6 Curie tritium neutron generator tubes licensed for well logging were picked up by FedEx at the licensee's facility in Houma, LA on 04/11/05. The destination was Princeton Junction, New Jersey. On 04/21/05 it was confirmed that the package was lost. The shipment was tracked to different locations within FedEx. No other information is currently available.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41637
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: OWENS GEOTECHNICAL
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STAN MARSHALL
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 04/25/2005
Notification Time: 20:18 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2005
Event Time: 16:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/27/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JOHNSON (R4)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE LOST AT JOB SITE

A Troxler Model 3440 moisture density gauge (S/N 33256, activity 8.8 milliCurie of Cs-137 and 44 milliCurie Am/Be) was lost at a job site after 4:00 pm on April 25, 2005. The gauge user did not check that the gauge was present in the transport vehicle before proceeding to the next job site. The fence around the jobsite was locked, and no other workers were present to determine whether the gauge was found and placed in the licensee's work trailer. Officials (local police, etc) will be notified if the gauge is not found at the job site on 4/26/05.

Nevada Report NV-05-005.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY THE STATE (MARSHALL) TO NRC (HELD) ON 4/27/05 AT 11:23 * * *

The following update was provided by the State via facsimile:

"The gauge was found the same day the device was lost. The masonry contractor who found the gauge at the job site contacted a contractor who is also a gauge licensee and was working at the same job site. The gauge licensee/contractor then took possession of the gauge and notified Owens Geotechnical who took possession of the gauge on 4/26/05. This incident is considered to by closed."

R4DO (Johnson) and NMSS EO (Essig) notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41643
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TOM POETZSCH
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/27/2005
Notification Time: 11:46 [ET]
Event Date: 04/27/2005
Event Time: 09:38 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/27/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JOEL MUNDAY (R2)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF ONSITE FATALITY

"A vendor maintenance person died onsite from an apparent heart failure. The [death] did not appear to be directly job related. South Carolina OSHA will be notified. North Carolina, South Carolina, York County, Mecklenburg County, and Gaston County will be notified as a courtesy. The person was not contaminated and was transported offsite by ambulance."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41645
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: HARDY FARRIS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/28/2005
Notification Time: 00:28 [ET]
Event Date: 04/27/2005
Event Time: 18:07 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/28/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JOHNSON (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

MAIN STEAM LINE DRAIN CONTAINMENT ISOLATION VALVES MAY NOT ISOLATE

"Based on an engineering evaluation it appears that the inboard and outboard secondary containment isolation valves (total of 2 air operated valves) on the Main Steam Line drain system may not adequately close under all postulated conditions. This evaluation is based on 'worst case' assumptions for parameters such as air pressure to the valve actuator and maximum expected differential pressure across the valve. Both valves were declared inoperable and closed per the Tech Spec action statement at normal 100% power conditions."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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