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Event Notification Report for August 11, 2005

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08/10/2005 - 08/11/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41892 41893 41894 41903 41907

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41892
Rep Org: AMERICAN RADIO-LABELED CHEMICALS
Licensee: AMERICAN RADIO-LABELED CHEMICALS INC
Region: 3
City: MARYLAND HEIGHTS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-21362-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: REGIS GREENWOOD
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/04/2005
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)
BEN SANDLER (EMAIL) (TAS)

Event Text

MISSING NUCLEAR MATERIAL

American Radio-Labeled Chemicals Inc. was expecting a shipment of 1 Curie Sulfur-35 on 07/22/05. It was being shipped from South Africa. The shipping company, DHL, picked up the shipment on 07/21/05 in Chicago, IL. On 07/22/05, American Radio-Labeled Chemicals contacted DHL since the shipment had not been delivered. At that time, DHL could not locate the shipment. DHL found the shipment in a dangerous goods warehouse in Ohio on 07/29/05. However, on 08/04/05, DHL indicated that it again does not know the location of the shipment. DHL is investigating the incident.

* * * UPDATE FROM LICENSEE TO ABRAMOVITZ AT 13:18 EDT ON 8/10/2005 * * *

The package was delivered to the licensee today. The package was not damaged and surveys verified source integrity.

Notified the R3DO (Lanksbury), NMSS (Hickey), and TAS (e-mail).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41893
Rep Org: KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: KANSAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
Region: 4
City: MANHATTAN State: KS
County:
License #: 22-B315-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID WHITFILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/05/2005
Notification Time: 14:31 [ET]
Event Date: 08/05/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/07/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
ROBERTA WARREN email (TAS)

Event Text

MISSING TROXLER GAUGE

Kansas Department of Transportation workers transited from one worksite to another with a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge in their vehicle. When they arrived at their destination, they discovered that their Model 3440 Troxler Moisture Density Gauge (44 milliCuries Am/Be; 8 milliCuries Cs-137) was missing. Someone noticed a gauge on Fort Riley Blvd in Manhattan, KS, and notified the police and fire department. The DOT personnel had used Fort Riley Blvd to get to the second job site. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, the gauge was gone. The KS DOT notified local law enforcement. The gauge was in its transportation container and the source was locked.

KS Report Number: KS-050016

* * * UPDATE FROM D. WHITFILL TO W GOTT AT 1257 ON 08/08/05 * * *

The Troxler Moisture Density Gauge was found late (2200 - 2300) on 08/05/05 near the location it was reported lost. Kansas Department of Transportation has custody of the gauge and it is not damaged.

Notified R4DO (D. Powers) and NMSS (S. Moore) and emailed to TAS (R. Warren).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41894
Rep Org: NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: AMEC EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Region: 4
City: ALBUQUERQUE State: NM
County:
License #: DM201-34
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STANLEY FITCH
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/05/2005
Notification Time: 15:10 [ET]
Event Date: 08/05/2005
Event Time: 01:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
ROBERTA WARREN email (TAS)
MEXICO CNSNS email ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

At 0945 MDT on 08/05/05, the licensee reported that a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge had been stolen between 2300 MDT on 08/04/05 and 0100 MDT on 08/05/05. The gauge was locked in its transfer case and chained in the back of the truck. The truck was parked in the 1st row of the casino parking lot at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Casino police contacted the New Mexico State Police. The Troxler was a model 3430, Serial number 29090 and contained 50 millicuries Am-241/BE and 10 millicuries Cs-137.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41903
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: PRECISION ENERGY SERVICES
Region: 4
City:  State: LA
County:
License #: LA-4413-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE HENRY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/08/2005
Notification Time: 15:22 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/08/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK WELL LOGGING SOURCE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"On August 2, 2005, Precision Energy Services had a 2 Curie source of Cs-137 and a 20 Curie source of Am/Be 241 get stuck down hole at a depth of 11,300 feet. The well depth is 12,000 feet. Precision Energy Services is trying to retrieve the well logging tool that has the two radioactive sources in it."

The well is offshore in Louisiana waters. State lease #18076, Well #1.

LA Event Report ID: LA050007

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41907
Facility: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR
Region: 4 State: AR
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: RICHARD HARRIS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/10/2005
Notification Time: 12:34 [ET]
Event Date: 08/10/2005
Event Time: 08:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/10/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

SPURIOUS ACTIVATION OF OFF-SITE EMERGENCY PLAN SIRENS

"While performing silent activation tests on two new electronic sirens associated with the Alert and Notification System this morning, a siren cancel signal was sent out to stop the siren test on the two sirens. Mechanical sirens 2Z4 and 2Z8 [not the new electronic sirens] located in the areas around Oakland Heights Elementary School in Russellville and the HWY 7T curve read the signal as an activation and subsequently activated. Pope County 911 called the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to advise that they had received calls concerning the activation. The normal siren verifiers for those sirens called ADH to report the sounding. ADH contacted ANO regarding the siren activation and issued a press release to four local radio stations."

The signals sounded for 5 - 10 minutes.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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