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Event Notification Report for August 18, 2005

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Event Reports For
08/17/2005 - 08/18/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41923 41924 41926

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 41923
Facility: WESTINGHOUSE HEMATITE
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)
                   COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL
Region: 3
City: HEMATITE State: MO
County: JEFFERSON
License #: SNM-33
Agreement: N
Docket: 07000036
NRC Notified By: TRACEY CHANCE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/17/2005
Notification Time: 16:02 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2005
Event Time: 15:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/17/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
RESPONSE-BULLETIN
Person (Organization):
KENNETH O'BRIEN (R3)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

BULLETIN 91-01 REPORT ON FAILURE TO FOLLOW CRITICALITY CONTROLS

Licensee performed plant walk downs in the site process buildings in January 2005 and determined that verbatim compliance with the nuclear criticality safety controls for safety arrays were not maintained. Items placed in storage after survey for contamination were subsequently found to exceed fissile exempt limits. Specifically, the Uranium-235 (U-235) mass was not determined prior to placement in storage. The failure to determine the U-235 mass prior to placement in storage constituted a violation of an administrative control in the approved safety evaluation.

All corrective actions related to this condition have been completed. Mass analysis of the storage items in question revealed that all items were well below U-235 mass limits.

The licensee states that this event has minimal safety significance.

NRC Region 3 has been notified. The licensee also plan to inform the State of Missouri.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41924
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BRIAN ROKES
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/17/2005
Notification Time: 17:14 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2005
Event Time: 10:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/17/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
RAYMOND LORSON (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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY

A non-licensed Entergy headquarters acting supervisor (badged at Indian Point) had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access authorization has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41926
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DANIEL HARDIN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/17/2005
Notification Time: 19:35 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2005
Event Time: 16:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/17/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
CAUDLE JULIAN (R2)

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

OFFSITE EMERGENCY SIRENSOUT OF SERVICE DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER

"On August 17, 2005 at 1615 [EST], Brunswick lost eight off site emergency preparedness sirens for greater than an hour due to severe weather and lightning strikes. The Brunswick County Emergency Operations Center is aware of the loss and has established Backup Route Alerting. Other communications with local, state, and federal response organizations have not been affected.

"Safety Significance is minimal. Backup Route Alerting was established as a compensatory measure and the sirens were promptly returned to service. The down time was only 1 hour and 44 minutes.

"All affected sirens were restored operable at 1759 [EST] 8/17/05."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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