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Event Notification Report for August 25, 2005

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08/24/2005 - 08/25/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41936 41938 41942 41943 41944 41945

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41936
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: CONVERSE CONSULTANTS
Region: 4
City: COSTA MESA State: CA
County:
License #: 4841-30
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/22/2005
Notification Time: 13:39 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2005
Event Time: 12:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/22/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)
PEREZ (email) (TAS)
MEXICO CNSNS (fax) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM CALIFORNIA: STOLEN CPN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE


"RHB received notification this morning that an MC-3 CPN moisture-density gauge with 10 mCi [millicuries] (nominal) Cs-137 AND 50 mCi (nominal) Am-241 was stolen from the back of a truck in the City of Garden Grove, sometime yesterday. The RSO had very few details, and intends to forward a copy of the police report as soon as he receives it. The "Other Contact" listed above is the gentleman who was transporting the gauge when it was stolen. The truck was parked at the individual user's home over the weekend, when the gauge was stolen. I asked whether they would be offering a reward, and the RSO said he would discuss that with company management.

"CPN MC3 M37027389
"Cs-137 370 MBq (10mCi)
"Am-241/Beryllium 1.85 GBq (50 mCi)"

State of California Assignment Number for the event: 082205.


Less than the quantity of a Category 3 source.

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury.

For some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are IAEA Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41938
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: J A CESARE AND ASSOCIATES
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0295-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STAN MARSHAL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/22/2005
Notification Time: 16:01 [ET]
Event Date: 08/20/2005
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/22/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON A STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

The State of Nevada reported that a moisture density gauge (CPN Model MC-3, s/n M37037489 with a 50 millicurie Am-241:Be source and a 10 millicurie Cs-137 source) was stolen from a licensee technician's truck. The gauge was locked in the technician's truck at his home. The technician found that the lock had been cut and the gauge stolen sometime over the weekend. The licensee has reported the incident to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

Nevada State Report Number NV-05-007.

This is less than the quantity of an IAEA Category 3 source.

Sources that are 'Less than IAEA Category 3 sources,' are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury.

For some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are IAEA Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41942
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ERIC POWELL
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/24/2005
Notification Time: 15:47 [ET]
Event Date: 08/23/2005
Event Time: 15:45 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE OF NEW JERSEY DUE TO CHEMICAL SPILL

"This is a 4-hour notification to report a notification made to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP] for a chemical spill to the ground that could not be cleaned up within 24 hours. The spill was discovered at 1545 on 8/23/05, when water containing approximately 30 ppm hydrazine was discovered north of the condensate polisher building. The source of the spill was secured. Efforts to clean-up the affected soil commenced in parallel but could not be completed within 24-hours therefore necessitating notification of NJDEP per NJAC 7: 1E. The full volume of the discharge is unknown, however approximately 500 gallons of water have been removed. The operations shift manager made a report to the state of New Jersey to report the discharge at 1530 [on 08/24/05] when it was realized that the clean up could not be fully completed in less then 24 hours. There was no effect on plant operation. There was no one injured during the event."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41943
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: BOB HESS
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/24/2005
Notification Time: 23:26 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2005
Event Time: 23:04 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DAVID AYRES (R2)
PAO-TSIN KUO (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
ANDY AKERS (DHS)
DAVID BARDEN (FEMA)

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

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HURRICANE WARNING

The licensee declared an Unusual Event in accordance with their emergency procedures due to hurricane force winds expected within 24 hours. The licensee does not have any Limiting Conditions for Operation on safety related equipment. No electrical grid disturbances currently exist and the licensee is currently testing their diesel generators in accordance with their emergency procedures. All emergency diesel generators are operable.

The licensee notified state and local government agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41944
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: CALVIN WARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 08/24/2005
Notification Time: 23:43 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2005
Event Time: 23:02 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/24/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DAVID AYRES (R2)
PAO-TSIN KUO (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
STAN KIMBRELL (FEMA)
ANDY AKERS (DHS)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HURRICANE WARNING

"On 8/24/2005, at 2302 an Unusual Event was declared at St. Lucie Plant based upon the 2300 EDT Tropical Storm Katrina Forecast/Advisory. A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the southeast Florida coast from Vero Beach southward to Florida City. A Hurricane Warning means that Hurricane conditions are expected with the warning area within the next 24 hours. The St. Lucie Plant falls within this Hurricane Warning area."

The licensee entered the Unusual Event based on EAL '5-B.' Currently Unit 2 'B' Train of Component Cooling Water is out if service for planned maintenance.

The licensee notified the state and the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41945
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: RUSSEL GREINER
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 08/25/2005
Notification Time: 02:23 [ET]
Event Date: 08/24/2005
Event Time: 23:37 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (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

EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR AUTOMATIC START DUE TO BUS SUPPLY BREAKER TRIP

4160 volt Bus 1D normal supply Breaker 1D tripped open. The associated No. 2 EDG automatically started and is supplying the 1D 4160 volt Bus. Plant equipment responded as expected. Troubleshooting is in progress to determine the cause of the breaker trip.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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