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Event Notification Report for May 17, 2005

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Event Reports For
05/16/2005 - 05/17/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41690 41691 41694 41695 41701

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41690
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Region: 4
City: PHARR State: TX
County:
License #: L00197-109
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT FREE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/11/2005
Notification Time: 16:02 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)
PEREZ (E-MAIL) (TAS)
CNSNS-MEXICO (FAX) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"Gauge was stolen from back of pick up [truck]. It had been secured by chain and lock through handle of gauge to bed of truck. [The gauge] appears to have been stolen while parked behind field office location in strip shopping center in Pharr, Texas. Discovered missing on arrival at Area office where gauge is stored when not in use. The gauge is a Troxler Model 3430, S/N 26742. It contains 8 mCi Cs-137, s/n 75-9877, and 40 mCi Am-241-Be s/n 23217."

Texas Incident I-8230

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41691
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: NINYO AND MOORE GEOTECHNICAL
Region: 4
City: TEMECULA State: CA
County:
License #: 5073-37
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DONELLE KRAJEWSKI
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 05/11/2005
Notification Time: 18:28 [ET]
Event Date: 05/10/2005
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)
PEREZ (email) (TAS)
CNSNS - MEXICO (Fax) ()

Event Text

CALIFORNIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TROXLER GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"[The] licensee called to report [that] one of their Troxler 3430 gauges (serial number 33503- 8 mCi Cs-137 / 40 mCi Am 241/Be) was missing from their temporary storage site at a storage facility in Temecula. The gauge was reported to be locked in the storage facility, in a locked cage, inside a locked storage box at around 1000 on May 10, 2005. A second gauge user noticed the other gauge was not in the storage box when he locked his gauge in the box yesterday. The second gauge user was able to contact the first gauge user this morning at 0630. The first gauge user confirmed the gauge had been locked in the storage box yesterday and it should have been there. There was no evidence of forced entry and the gauge user states he did lock the gauge in the storage area yesterday. A report was filed with the Riverside Sheriff/Temecula Police (TE0513033). The RSO will forward the gauge users statement regarding this incident. For corrective action the RSO plans to have a counseling session with the gauge user immediately and will give additional training regarding gauge security and emergency procedures within the next month."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41694
Rep Org: SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL
Licensee: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Region: 1
City: SPARTANBURG State: SC
County:
License #: 090
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM PETERSON
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/12/2005
Notification Time: 14:54 [ET]
Event Date: 05/12/2005
Event Time: 07:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/12/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)
RICHARD CORREIA (NMSS)
TAS ()

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AGREEMENT STATE - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified on May 12, 2005, by the Corporate RSO of PSI [Professional Service Industries, Inc.] that a portable gauging device had been stolen from the back of a pick-up truck at the Residence Inn Marriot in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The gauge was located in its transportation case chained to the bed of the truck. The chain had been cut and the gauge and transportation case had been removed. The technician discovered the gauge missing at 7:45 am on May 12, 2005 and notified the police. The gauge is a Troxler Model 3430 containing 9 mCi of Cesium-137 and 44 mCi of Am-241:Be. The local media has also been notified. Updates to this event will be made through the national NMED system."

South Carolina State Event Report ID No.: SC050005

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41695
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: MIDWEST INSPECTIONS
Region: 4
City: BRIGHTON State: CO
County:
License #: 902-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ED STROUD
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/12/2005
Notification Time: 17:23 [ET]
Event Date: 05/11/2005
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 05/12/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)
THOMAS ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - RADIOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received notification on 5/12/05 of a radiography equipment malfunction resulting in a stuck radiography source.

"The radiography company, Midwest Inspections, located at 325 Walnut Street, Brighton, Colorado, with the Colorado license number 902-01, reported that a radiography crew was unable to retract a radiography source back into the shielded position while working at a temporary job site near Byers, Colorado on 5/11/05. Per the company's RSO, the crew secured the area and contacted him for assistance when they were unable to fully retract the source. He traveled to the site with shielding equipment and was able to free the source and return it to the shielded position. The cause of the problem is reported to be a dent in the guide tube under the 'bend restrictor' where it was not easily visible to the crew. The RSO reported no excessive exposures to the crew, the public or himself (he estimated an exposure of 50 millirem to himself). Initial corrective action was to remove the defective guide tube from service."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41701
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOHN HARVEY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/16/2005
Notification Time: 14:18 [ET]
Event Date: 05/16/2005
Event Time: 10:39 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/16/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)

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

Event Text

AFW ACTUATION DURING SURVEILLANCE TESTING

"On May 16, 2005, at approximately 1039 hours, both motor driven Auxiliary Boiler Feedwater Pumps automatically started after exceeding their 28 second time delay during performance of the low-low Steam Generator Water Level section of procedure 3PT-M13B1, 'Reactor Protection Logic Channel Functional Test.' The operators secured the pumps and saw no indication of reactivity addition. The operators anticipated the possibility of these results because the test states in its precaution and limitations section, that the pumps would start if the action required by the test is not completed within the 28 second time delay. The cause of the event is under investigation."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the NY State Public Service Commission.

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