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Event Notification Report for July 8, 2005

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Event Reports For
07/07/2005 - 07/08/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41824 41825 41826

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41824
Facility: SEABROOK
Region: 1 State: NH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KEN BROWNE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/07/2005
Notification Time: 12:51 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2005
Event Time: 10:17 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
GREG BOWMAN (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

LICENSE CONDITION REPORT DUE TO EXCEEDING TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION INOPERABILITY TIME

"FPL Energy Seabrook Station has discovered that a condition existed that was prohibited by the Technical Specifications. The Train B Containment Building Spray Pump (CBS) was inoperable for a period of time longer than permitted by the Technical Specifications. A failed relay driver board would have prevented the Train B CBS pump from automatically starting in response to high containment pressure. Following an LOP coincident with a high containment pressure, the initial start signal from the Train B EDG emergency power sequencer would not have initiated a CBS pump start, but an automatic start signal generated at a later time in the LOP sequence would have started the pump. The failed relay driver board only inhibited automatic starting of the Train B CBS pump. The Train B EDG remained capable of providing power to other Train B loads including the automatic start of the CBS pump at the later sequence.

"This event is being reported in accordance with Seabrook Station Operating License condition 2.G as a failure to operate the facility in accordance with the Technical Specifications."

The licensee discovered the condition during surveillance testing and the condition has been repaired.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41825
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVE DEES
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 07/07/2005
Notification Time: 15:27 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2005
Event Time: 11:52 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
PATRICK HILAND (NRR)
TIM MCGINTY (IRD)

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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATIONS DUE TO EMPLOYEE FATALITY

"On July 07, 2005 at approximately 1105 [hrs. CDT] a report was received in the Wolf Creek Generating Station Control Room of a non-work related medical emergency involving an employee. Onsite medical personnel responded and commenced first aid including CPR. An ambulance was dispatched and the individual was transported offsite to a local hospital.

"Hospital personnel notified Wolf Creek personnel at 1152 that the individual had passed away. At this time no press release is planned.

"OSHA has been informed of the fatality."

The licensee notified the NRC Senior Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41826
Facility: HADDAM NECK
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL BALDARELLI
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/07/2005
Notification Time: 15:52 [ET]
Event Date: 07/07/2005
Event Time: 15:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/07/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GREG BOWMAN (R1)
GARY JANOSKO (NMSS)

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

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION RELATED TO VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE DEMOLITION DEBRIS

This licensee reported that a flatbed truck transporting demolition debris (concrete/rebar/soil etc) from Haddam Neck was involved in a traffic accident in the State of Virginia (at mile marker 64 on Interstate 81). The material was low-level radioactive contaminated material that was shipped as DOT exempt and did not involve any reportable quantities. The shipper was RACE, LLC. The radioactive material was in an intermodal container on a flatbed truck. The truck overturned and damaged the intermodal spilling approximately a "pickup truck" full of debris. The Virginia State Hazmat team has responded to the scene of the accident. In addition, RACE has sent a team with a health physicist.

No one has been contaminated. RACE will be supplying a backup intermodal and truck to transfer and transport the debris.

The licensee has notified NRC Region 1 (Roberts).

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