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Event Notification Report for July 18, 2005

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Event Reports For
07/15/2005 - 07/18/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41835 41840 41845 41846 41847

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41835
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: QUEST TRU-TEC, L.P
Region: 4
City: LAPORTE State: TX
County:
License #: L03913
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LATISCHA HANSON
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 07/12/2005
Notification Time: 14:49 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/12/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVER EXPOSURE

The State provided the following information via email:

"Texas Radiation Control received a telephone call from [the licensee's RSO] . The RSO was contacted by Landauer regarding an exposure to a 'film badge' in excess of 1,000 (one thousand) rads.

"The badge was being worn by [name deleted]. His exposure for the previous quarter was 350 millirem and for 2004 he received a total exposure of 290 mR. The badge had been returned for evaluation with 4 other badges, which had no problems with excessive exposure.

"[The individual] only performed four tracer study jobs during the monitoring period and worked with a 34 mCi Ir-192 source. [The RSO] believes the badge was not worn. The licensee will be requesting the exposure be deleted.

"Texas Incident Investigation Program has contacted the licensee and requested additional information. A written report will be submitted within 30 days. The Event has received no media attention."

Texas Incident No.: I - 8242

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41840
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 4
City: DENVER State: CO
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PHILLIP EGIDI
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/13/2005
Notification Time: 20:37 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2005
Event Time: 15:20 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/13/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
DANIEL GILLEN (NMSS)
JIM WHITNEY (E-MAIL) (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - MEDICAL SOURCES STOLEN

"The theft occurred on June 26, 2005, at approximately 3:20 p.m. [The driver] had taken receipt of the cargo at the airport in Dallas (DFW), Texas, and he made the first delivery at a Cardinal pharmacy in Tyler, Texas. After the first delivery, he proceeded to the next stop, which was about one mile away. When he went to the back of the truck, he noticed that the canopy door had been pried open, but was still locked. When he looked inside, he noticed the box containing products for the Cardinal pharmacy was missing. The driver promptly notified [his] supervisor, who then contacted the Tyler Police and the Tyler Fire Department. The driver was personally interviewed that day by [Tradewind Enterprises - the shipper] and the Tyler Police Department. Efforts were made to locate the missing cargo, but police and the driver have been unable to locate the cargo or identify the person or persons involved in the theft.

"The materials stolen consisted of 6 boxes of sodium iodide capsules [I-123]." The activity in the missing capsules was 6.8 milliCuries."

Police Report case: 1-05-029925

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41845
Facility: CALVERT CLIFFS
Region: 1 State: MD
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: KEN ALLOR
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/15/2005
Notification Time: 12:33 [ET]
Event Date: 07/15/2005
Event Time: 10:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT - UNUSUAL FISH KILL

"Unusual fish kill on both unit's intake trash racks. Approximately 80-100 Skate (Cow Nosed Rays) dead on intake racks. The apparent cause was low oxygen levels in the bay water. This event appears to be an unusual environmental event per CCNPP's NPDES permit paragraph N, page 12 for impingement. This event is reportable per Tech Spec Appendix B Section 4.1 for significant environmental events."

The licensee contacted the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41846
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: JULIE HOLT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 07/15/2005
Notification Time: 16:26 [ET]
Event Date: 07/15/2005
Event Time: 09:22 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed employee supervisor was determined to be under the influence of alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41847
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DEREK DROCKELMAN
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 07/18/2005
Notification Time: 00:18 [ET]
Event Date: 07/17/2005
Event Time: 22:31 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/18/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 74 Power Operation 74 Power Operation

Event Text

UNANALYZED CONDITION OF MAINTENANCE BUS TIE BREAKERS

"During review of 10CFR50 Appendix R, III.G.2 compliance, it was discovered that a fire in a divisional switchgear room affecting maintenance tie breakers 64T or 65T, may result in the opposite division diesels [tripping]. The postulated fire could affect cables associated with a maintenance tie breaker which could in turn cause associated bus tie breakers in the opposite division to close (B9, C9, E9, F9). The III.G.2 scenario would also include a Loss of Offsite Power event which would require the [Emergency Diesel Generators] (EDG's) to be running. Postulating multiple hot shorts could result in both 9 breakers in a single division closing and paralleling the EDG's out of synch resulting in potential damage to the EDG's.

"Compensatory action: Eliminated this failure mechanism by racking out the four tie breakers (B9, C9, E9, F9) that could be affected. This does not affect operability of the EDG's."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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