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Event Notification Report for May 31, 2005

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05/27/2005 - 05/31/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41731 41733 41734 41735

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41731
Rep Org: FROEHLING AND ROBERTSON, INC.
Licensee: FROEHLING AND ROBERTSON, INC.
Region: 1
City: CHARLOTTESVILLE State: VA
County: ABERMARLE
License #: 45-08890-2
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BILL BRIODY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/27/2005
Notification Time: 10:27 [ET]
Event Date: 05/17/2005
Event Time: 15:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/27/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
CLIFFORD ANDERSON (R1)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

DAMAGED TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"On Tuesday, 5/17/05 at approximately 1530 hours, technician [DELETED] of our Crozet (Charlottesville), VA branch was performing a field density measurement with a Troxler Model 3411 moisture/density gauge (SN 5278) in an area of pipe backfill at the GEI project site in Charlottesville, Virginia. When finished with the test, he exited the trench and placed the Troxler nuclear density gauge at the corner of a fence line opposite the sediment pond behind him and was watching mixed fill being placed as backfill and compacted in the trench. A sheepsfoot roller backed up onto the bank near the fence because a rubber-tired roller was coming down the hill on the access road. [The roller driver] backed over and then pulled away from the gauge when he realized what he had done.

"The technician immediately conducted a visual examination and noted that the source rod base (with the Cesium 137 source) had remained inside the gauge, but the source rod itself was bent and the depth gauge rod broken. The site was roped off and the technician called the Crozet office RSO informing him of the incident. A survey meter was sent out to the site to check the gauge and area for radiation levels. Normal readings were noted with the source still in the rod in the gauge. The lock was still on the trigger; but, with the depth rod broken, the source rod could be extracted from the upper side of the gauge. Duct tape was used to wrap the bent source rod to prevent the rod coming out of the gauge during transit. The Corporate RSO was called and informed of the incident.

"The gauge was transported back to the Crozet nuclear storage room and marked out of service until repairs are made.

"Despite the fact that the technician was in close proximity to the gauge it was not in his direct line of sight or control. "

The sources were Cs-137 (8.4 milliCuries on 2/10/78) and Am/Be (40 milliCuries on 2/14/78). The RSO intends to transport the gauge to Troxler for disposal.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41733
Facility: WATERFORD
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: DANIELLE DALE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 05/28/2005
Notification Time: 06:34 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2005
Event Time: 21:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/28/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GARY SANBORN (R4)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
GENE IMBRO (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO OSHA DUE TO ONSITE FATALITY

"In accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi), this report is being made to notify the NRC, via ENS, under a four hour report based on a planned notification to OSHA.

"Based on 29CFR1904.39(b)(5) and (b)(2) OSHA requirements for notification in case of a fatality at work, the below information will be provided to OSHA. At 04:00 [CDT] on 5/28105, the site decided to report the following information, although the cause of death has not yet been determined.

"An employee exited the work area and was found sitting in a chair in the office area slumped over, unconscious, no pulse, no breathing. Ventilation and CPR was initiated. An AED was utilized, and one shock was advised and administered. EMT's arrived [at 21:50 CDT] and transported [the] employee [via ambulance] to the hospital [at 22:07 CDT] without incident, while still performing CPR. The employee was not contaminated."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41734
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DON DEWEY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/28/2005
Notification Time: 18:45 [ET]
Event Date: 05/28/2005
Event Time: 13:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/28/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CLIFFORD ANDERSON (R1)

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

Event Text

FAILURE OF THE PLANT INTEGRATED COMPUTER SYSTEM (PICS)

"At 1305 hours [EDT] on 5/28/05, the Plant Integrated Computer (PICS) failed. This process computer provides Safety [Parameter] Display System (SPDS) and Emergency Response Data System (ERDS). Troubleshooting efforts and repairs were performed and ERDS/SPDS were returned to service at 15:55 [hrs.] on 5/28/2005. All redundant plant data indicators, annunciators and recorders functioned normally during the PICS outage."

The licensee will be notifying the New York State Public Service Commission and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41735
Rep Org: GLOBAL X-RAY AND TESTING CORPORATIO
Licensee: GLOBAL X-RAY AND TESTING CORPORATIO
Region: 4
City:  State: LA
County:
License #: LA-0577-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM JOHNSTON
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 05/29/2005
Notification Time: 12:11 [ET]
Event Date: 05/29/2005
Event Time: 06:20 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/29/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
GARY SANBORN (R4)
M. WAYNE HODGES (NMSS)

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY EXPOSURE DEVICE AND SOURCE FELL OVERBOARD

"While transferring from the [offshore] platform to a boat, the device and source fell overboard. The source is in it's shielded position; front and back covers are in place. The device and source pose no immediate threat."

"BP [the owner] is coordinating a dive team and plan to be on location in 4-5 days. Tentatively on June 3, 2005 weather permitting.

"Location: Grand Isle 47 AQ
Water Depth: 80 to 100 feet
Latitude: 28 56 .7
Longitude: 90 01 .9
[Approximately 15 mi. SE of Fort Fourchon, LA]
Time of Incident: 06:20 AM
Date: 05/29/05
Exposure Device Mfg/Serial # :Spec 150 # 825
Source Mfg/ Serial #: Spec G-60 Ser# MA-1702
Activity: 44 curies IR-192"

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