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Event Notification Report for May 5, 2005

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

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41632 41656 41665

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41632
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: FRANK GORLEY
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 04/25/2005
Notification Time: 12:30 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2005
Event Time: 12:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
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

THE PLANT'S TSC (TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER) HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE WORK

"On 4/2512005 at 12:00 p.m., EDT the Hatch Nuclear Plant's Technical Support Center (TSC) was removed from service for planned maintenance and equipment modifications. The maintenance activities require relocation of the control panel (1X75-C001) which contains the HVAC controls and annunciators as well as the radiation monitoring meter and annunciator. The loss of this equipment requires taking the TSC out of service. The maintenance activities are scheduled to take five weeks. The alternate TSC will remain operable and available, so no loss of TSC function will occur due to the maintenance activity.

"This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72 (b)(3)(xiii) as described in NUREG-1022, Rev. 2 since this work activity results in a loss of an emergency response facility for the duration of the evolution."


The NRC Resident Inspector was notified and state and local notifications will be made.


* * * UPDATE ON 05/04/05 @ 1510 BY GREG JOHNSON TO GOULD * * *

The TSC was returned to service at 1100 EDT on 05/04/05.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

The Reg 2 RDO (Lesser) was notified.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41656
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: HDR CONSTRUCTION CONTROL CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: DAYTONA BEACH State: FL
County:
License #: 2763-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/02/2005
Notification Time: 09:55 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2005
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD BARKLEY (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

STOLEN HUMBOLT DENSITY GAUGE

Sometime between Friday afternoon (4/29/05) and 07:00 Monday morning (5/2/05), a Humbolt density gauge was stolen from the HDR job site. The gauge was stored in a shed located at 10 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32115. The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control is investigating the case.

Humbolt density gauge model: H-5001EZ
Serial number: 4360
Source activity: Cs-137 10 mCi, Am:Be-241 40 mCi
Police Report Number from Daytona Beach Police: 2005-05-0073
Florida Report: FL05-69

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41665
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SWEET
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 05/04/2005
Notification Time: 15:20 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2005
Event Time: 14:10 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
MARK LESSER (R2)
ERIC BRENNER (NRR)
TIM MCGINTY (IRD)
ANDY AKERS (DHS)
DAN SULLIVAN (FEMA)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO A FIRE LASTING MORE THAN 15 MINUTES

"At 1432 on May 4, 2005, V.C Summer declared a Notification of Unusual Event (NUE) due to a small fire in the reactor building that lasted for more than 15 minutes inside the protected area of the plant. The reactor was defueled at the time. There were no injuries, radiological conditions remained unchanged, and no safety related equipment was affected. Personal were not required to evacuate the building and the fire brigade was not activated. The resident NRC inspector and all appropriate state and local officials were notified. There was no radiological release. Details are as follows:

"At 1410, a health physics technician noticed smoke in the refueling cavity. Upon investigation, it was noted that a temporary lighting power cord had electrically shorted. The power source was isolated at 1420. The electrical short had ignited a small patch of strippable coating that was applied to the cavity floor for contamination control. The resulting flames were extinguished with demineralized water at 1430. A NUE was declared at 1432 in accordance with licensee procedure EPP-001, Activation and Implementation of Emergency Plan. The area was monitored to ensure that there were no further issues and the NUE was downgraded at 1517."

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