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Event Notification Report for May 4, 2005

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Event Reports For
05/03/2005 - 05/04/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41647 41648 41662 41663

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41647
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: CTL ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: DURHAM State: NC
County:
License #: 032-1046-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHAM JEFFRIES
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/28/2005
Notification Time: 09:20 [ET]
Event Date: 04/27/2005
Event Time: 17:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/28/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD BARKLEY (R1)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)
TAS (VIA E-MAIL) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

A Troxler gauge was stolen from the back of a truck parked at the licensee's address sometime between 1700 EDT on 4/27/05 and 0800 EDT on 4/28/05. Bolt cutters were used to remove the Troxler which was locked. The State noted that the Troxler should not have been left in the truck overnight. The licensee will be contacting the Police.

The Troxler was a model 3440, Serial Number 15579, with an 8 millicurie Cs-137 and a 44 millicurie Am-241/Be source.

State Report number is 05-17

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41648
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: PACIFIC SOILS ENGINEERING, INC.
Region: 4
City: CYPRESS State: CA
County: RIVERSIDE
License #: 3142-30
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DEL ATUINO
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/28/2005
Notification Time: 14:43 [ET]
Event Date: 04/28/2005
Event Time: 08:46 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/28/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JOHNSON (R4)
ROBERT PIERSON (NMSS)
JOE FOSTER (email) ()
CNSNS (Fax) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TWO LOST NUCLEAR GAUGES

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"On 4/28/05 at about 8:46 am, Pacific Soils Engineering, Inc. notified (Radiologic Health Branch) RHB that two nuclear gauges were stolen from a construction site at Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA. The stolen nuclear gauges were CPN Model M3 with a S/N M330506989 and M38058248 (each gauge contains Am-241/Be, 50 mCi, and Cs-137, 10 mCi).

"According to [licensee] RSO, the nuclear gauges were stored securely, at about 5:00 pm on 4/27/05, in the steel office trailer located at the construction site. The next day, at about 6:15 am, the technicians found that a break-in occurred and the two nuclear gauges were missing. The chain that secured the nuclear gauges was cut off. The local police and Riverside county environmental health were also notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41662
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: TERRY KNUETTEL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 05/03/2005
Notification Time: 11:23 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2005
Event Time: 16:05 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOEL MUNDAY (R2)

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

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed contract employee was determined to be under the influence of illegal drugs during a random test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarter Operations Officer for additional details.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41663
Facility: THREE MILE ISLAND
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: ADAM MILLER
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 05/03/2005
Notification Time: 14:32 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2005
Event Time: 13:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
RICHARD BARKLEY (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

APPENDIX R FIRE SCENARIO INVOLVING MULTIPLE HIGH IMPEDANCE FAULTS

"TMI Issue Report # 329440 identifies an issue associated with a previously unidentified/unanalyzed Appendix R fire scenario involving multiple high impedance faults. An engineering evaluation has determined that certain safety related power circuits are not protected against multiple high impedance faults, which in combination with a fire in the 305' elevation of the Control Building, could cause a loss of safe shutdown functions from the control room and the remote shutdown panel. An hourly fire-watch has been established in the affected fire zone in the 305' elevation of the Control Building as an interim compensatory measure."


The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

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