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Event Notification Report for October 4, 2005

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10/03/2005 - 10/04/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42026 42034

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42026
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: SUBSURFACE DESIGNS, INC.
Region: 4
City: LOS ANGELES State: CA
County:
License #: 6263-19
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: NIKA HEWADIKARAM
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 09/29/2005
Notification Time: 19:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/28/2005
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)

Event Text

CALIFORNIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"The licensee called Granada Hills office on 09/28/05 to report a damaged Humboldt moisture density gauge, Model 5001, S/N 1976, at a job site in Panorama City area in Los Angeles, CA. This information was forwarded to RHB-Berkeley on 09/29/05. According to the report provided by the RSO, the gauge was set off to the side of the area being tested while holes were being made for testing and during that time a 966 E rubber tire loader ran over the gauge. This caused the tip of the rod that contained the source to snap off. According to the RSO, he picked up the source rod tip with pliers and inserted it into the gauge shield. An aluminum rod was also placed into the hole to keep the source rod tip in place in the shielded area. A leak test was performed and the swabs were sent overnight for testing to Pacific Nuclear Technology. Licensee is awaiting for the leak test results. The licensee will be providing RHB with additional information."

Although not stated in the report, these gauges typically contain 40 millicuries of Am-241/Be and 10 millicuries of Cs-137.


California Report # 092805

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42034
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RONALD FRY
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 10/03/2005
Notification Time: 14:34 [ET]
Event Date: 10/03/2005
Event Time: 12:48 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE TO PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (PEMA)

"At 12:48 PM EST, the Main Control Room was notified that an individual needed medical assistance at the South Building. The individual was experiencing chest pains. An ambulance was requested to the site, and arrived on site at 13:17 PM. The individual is not contaminated and was transported offsite to a local hospital at 13:35 PM. PEMA was notified of the incident.

"This requires a voluntary report due to the offsite notification on an emergency vehicle responding to the site."

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this voluntary notification.

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