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Event Notification Report for June 16, 2005

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Event Reports For
06/15/2005 - 06/16/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41743 41764 41768 41774 41775 41777 41779

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 41743
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [ ] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: GRANT MELIN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 06/03/2005
Notification Time: 01:00 [ET]
Event Date: 06/03/2005
Event Time: 00:33 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
ROBERT HAAG (R2)
PATRICK HILAND (NRR)
TIM MCGINTY (IRD)
JOEL MUNDAY (R2)
INSUNG LEE (DHS)
CHRIS LIGGET (FEMA)
MIKE SMITH (DOE)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
4 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

DECLARED UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO RCS LEAKAGE IN EXCESS OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION LIMIT

"Declared Unusual Event due to RCS leakage greater than 10 gallons per minute. VCT level is lowering with constant plant temperature, pressure and pressurizer level. VCT level lowering at approximately 19 gallons per minute with associated rise in RWST level approximately 20 gallons per minute."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE FROM MELIN TO W. GOTT AT 0120 ON 06/03/05 * * *

The licensee briefed NRC Management (McGinty, P. Hiland, R. Haag, J Munday) that the leakage was verified to be CVCS leakage and not RCS leakage. The leakage was stopped at 0055 and the licensee is evaluating termination/retraction criteria. NRC will not enter Monitoring Mode.


* * * UPDATE FROM G MELIN TO W. GOTT AT 0140 ON 06/03/05 * * *

"At 0055, leakage stopped. Leakage verified to be CVCS leakage, not RCS. The leakage is stopped. Validating no other anomalies exist then will evaluate termination and retraction of UE notification."


* * * UPDATE FROM G MELIN TO P. SNYDER AT 0221 ON 06/03/05 * * *

"Notification of termination of Unusual Event at 0221. Plant validation complete. RCS gross leakage is 0.07 gallon per minute and plant parameters are stable. Leakage confirmed to be from CVCS system which has been isolated."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R2DO (R. Haag), NRR EO (P. Hiland), IRD (T. McGinty), R2 (J. Munday), DHS (I. Lee), FEMA (C. Ligget), and DOE (M. Smith)


* * * UPDATE ON 6/15/05 @ 1243 FROM JIM SPEICHER TO CHAUNCEY GOULD * * * RETRACTION

Event Notice 41743 reported declaration of an Unusual Event at 00:33 on 6/3/05 for RCS leakage in excess of Technical Specification Limits. The source of leakage was subsequently determined to be from the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVCS) and not from the RCS. The Unusual Event was terminated at 02:00 6/3/05 after the leak was isolated.

This event is retracted since the source of the leakage was not from the RCS and upon further review the event did not meet reporting requirements.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. RDO (Tom Decker), EO (M. Mayfield) and IRD (Peter Wilson) were notified

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41764
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: SAILOR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES
Region: 1
City: LAWRENCEVILLE State: GA
County:
License #: G114-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 06/10/2005
Notification Time: 17:33 [ET]
Event Date: 06/10/2005
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TODD JACKSON (R1)
PATRICIA HOLAHAN (NMSS)
TAS email only (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TROXLER GAUGE

The State of Florida reported that a Troxler gauge, Model # 3411B, Serial # 8280, was found in the trunk of a vehicle in which the occupants were being investigated for attempted robbery. The incident location was at a Wal-Mart store in Lake City, Florida. The gauge, which was impounded and placed in Florida's DOT District Office, was found undamaged. The Soil Moisture Density Gauge will remain in a licensed storage area until picked up by the owner. The isotopes used in the gauge are 10 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be.

Incident Number FL05-093

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41768
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: FORSYTH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: WINSTON-SALEM State: NC
County:
License #: 034-0878-3
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CLIFFTON R. HARRIS
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 06/13/2005
Notification Time: 17:20 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2005
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/13/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PAUL KROHN (R1)
KERRY LANDIS (R2)
PATRICIA HOLAHAN (NMSS)
TAS (Email) ()

Event Text

NC AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON HDR SOURCE MISSING IN TRANSIT

A Varian Medical Systems technician replaced a source from a high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy unit at the Forsyth Memorial Medical Center on 5/26/05. The technician then shipped the replaced source on 5/27/05 in a type A package via Federal Express to Excel Logistics (Freight Forwarder for Varian) in Sterling, Virginia. The shipped source contains 3.3 Curies of Iridium-192. The source was not received at Excel Logistics Sterling, VA. The Varian Radiation Safety Officer contacted the Federal Express on 6/10/05. The package was reported missing with its last known location at the Federal Express hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The search for the package is ongoing.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41774
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVE BAHNER
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 06/15/2005
Notification Time: 00:10 [ET]
Event Date: 06/14/2005
Event Time: 20:50 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)
PETE WILSON (NSIR)
MICHAEL MAYFIELD (NRR)
A. AKERS (DHS)
J. DUNKER (FEMA)

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

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO TSUNAMI WARNING

Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2 declared a Notification of Unusual Event at 2050 PDT 06/14/05 due to the receipt of a Tsunami Warning from the California State Warning Center.

The licensee notified State and local agencies and will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. The NRC remained in the Normal Mode.

* * * UPDATE FROM D. BAHNER TO M. RIPLEY 0045 EDT 06/15/05 * * *

The Tsunami Warning was cancelled and Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2 terminated the Notification of Unusual Event at 2138 PDT 06/14/05.

The licensee notified State and local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41775
Facility: HUMBOLDT BAY
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] GE-1
NRC Notified By: ZANE EASLEY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 06/15/2005
Notification Time: 00:00 [ET]
Event Date: 06/14/2005
Event Time: 20:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)
MICHAEL MAYFIELD (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)
J. DUNKER (FEMA)
A. AKERS (DHS)

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

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO TSUNAMI WARNING

At 1951 PDT, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale was reported at a location near Crescent City, CA. This is approximately 85 miles NW of Humboldt Bay and about 300 miles NW of San Francisco, CA. Based on the earthquake, a Tsunami Warning was issued for California coastal sites by NOAA and promulgated by the California State Warning Center. Based on the Tsunami Warning, Humboldt declared an Unusual Event at 2000 PDT.

The licensee stated that the earthquake was not felt at Humboldt but that precautionary measures had been taken to move plant staff to higher ground for personnel safety based on the Tsunami Warning.

During the initial notification call from the licensee, notification was received from the California State Warning Center that the Tsunami Warring had been canceled.

The licensee has been coordinating with local authorities.

The NRC remained in the Normal Mode.

* * * UPDATE FROM EASLEY TO HUFFMAN AT 1235 EDT ON 06/15/05 * * *

Based on the cancellation of the Tsunami Warning the licensee terminated the Unusual Event at 2104 EDT.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41777
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOHN WEEKLEY
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 06/15/2005
Notification Time: 16:06 [ET]
Event Date: 06/15/2005
Event Time: 08:02 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (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

EMERGENCY OFFSITE FACILITY DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO AIR FILTRATION FAN FAILURE TO START

"On 06/15/2005 at 08:02 [CDT] the Callaway Plant declared the Emergency Offsite Facility (EOF) Inoperable due to the EOF air filtration fan not starting when the system was switched from Normal to Filtration Mode. This was discovered during a scheduled emergency plan drill.

"Repair of the ventilation system is being pursued in a priority manner. Compensatory measures have been put in place. The Backup Emergency Offsite Facility (EOF) is available to support the Emergency Plan.

"The resident inspector was notified."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41779
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: FRED SCHILL
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/15/2005
Notification Time: 18:38 [ET]
Event Date: 06/15/2005
Event Time: 14:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO TURBINE THROTTLE VALVE CLOSURE

"On June 15, 2005 at 1400 PDT Columbia Generating Station experienced a Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation while operating at full power. Currently, reactor level is being controlled with the feedwater system and reactor pressure is being controlled via the turbine bypass valves to the condenser. All safety systems functioned as expected and there was no ECCS system injection. The initial attempt to trip the main turbine from the control room was unsuccessful and it was subsequently tripped locally. At this time the plant is stable and indications show that the RPS actuation originated from closure of turbine throttle valves. Determination of the cause of the RPS actuation is ongoing at this time."

All rods fully inserted and no relief valves lifted.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.

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