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Event Notification Report for October 24, 2005

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Event Reports For
10/21/2005 - 10/24/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42059 42061 42067 42068 42069

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42059
Facility: MILLSTONE
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JANET NOVAK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/18/2005
Notification Time: 14:14 [ET]
Event Date: 10/18/2005
Event Time: 09:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/21/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
JOHN KINNEMAN (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

UT EXAMINATION DISCOVERED AN UNACCEPTABLE SPRAY LINE TO PRESSURIZER WELD

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) during the current refueling outage revealed three (3) indications unacceptable to ASME Section XI code on the 4 inch line "3RCS-004-224-1" Reactor Coolant System Pressurizer Nozzle to safe end weld. Two indications are circumferential, 6.4 inches and 7.7 inches in length, and the third is .25 inches long axis. This condition has existed since construction, i.e., circa 1984. There is no indication of any past RCS leakage from any of these weld defect indications. A weld overlay repair is currently in progress with five of seven passes completed which will meet ASME code requirements for all modes of operation.

The licensee will inform state/local agencies and has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.


***** UPDATE ON 10/21/05 AT 1112EDT FROM DAVID DODSON TO MACKINNON *****


"An Update of Event Notification 42059 is being made to correct previous information regarding the ultrasonic examination results for the condition reported on October 18, 2005. The results of examination have been shown to reveal the presence of 3 flaws (2 circumferential flaws indicative of lack of fusion, one totaling 16.75 inches, the other 7.7 inches, and 1 axial planar flaw of 0.25 inches). NRC verbal approval of the associated weld repair process was provided 10/21/05. No further updates are expected." R1DO (John Kinneman) notified.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this update by the licensee.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42061
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: LAKESIDE INDUSTRIES
Region: 4
City: ISSAQUAH State: WA
County:
License #: WN-I0233-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ARDEN C. SCROGGS
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 10/18/2005
Notification Time: 14:51 [ET]
Event Date: 10/10/2005
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)
GARY JANOSKO (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

The following information was received via email:

"This is notification of an event in Washington State as reported to or investigated by the WA Department of Health, Office of Radiation Protection.

"STATUS: new

"Licensee: Lakeside Industries
"City and State: Issaquah, Washington
"License Number: WN-I0233-1
"Type of License: Portable Gauge

"Date of Event: October 10, 2004
"Location of Event: Port Angeles, Washington

"ABSTRACT: (where, when, how, why; cause, contributing factors, corrective actions, consequences, Dept. of Health (DOH) on-site investigation; media attention):

"In a written report dated October 14, 2005 the Licensee's RSO reported that a Troxler model 3440 moisture/density gauge had been damaged when a single drum of a roller struck and rolled over a portable gauge before the roller operator could stop.

"The gauge operator had stepped 15 feet away from the gauge prior to the incident. It was then the roller rounded a corner and the roller operator's view of the gauge was obstructed by some large concrete blocks. The gauge was in the back scatter mode when struck.

"The gauge housing was left intact with only some deep scratches in the base. The source rod was bent, the index rod broken, with slight damage to the plastic top shell and no apparent damage to the electronics. The Cesium source was in the shielded position and the Americium source intact. (Photographs submitted with the report substantiate this description).

"Based on this information, the RSO, trained in the service and repair of Troxler gauges, instructed the operator to remove the gauge from the site and return it to the licensed storage area. When the RSO arrived, he took readings of the gauge with a Troxler 3105 survey meter and the readings were the same as the replacement gauge he brought with him.

"The damaged gauge is now stored at Lakeside Industries' licensed storage facility in Centralia, Washington awaiting repair or disposal by a license service provider.

"To prevent reoccurrence, gauge operators have been instructed by the RSO to be no more than 5 feet from the gauge when it is in an exposed location.

"Notification Reporting Criteria: WAC 246-221-250 Notification of Incidents.

"Isotope and Activity involved: 8 mCi of Cesium 137, and 40 mCi of Americium 241 Beryllium.

"Overexposures? (number of workers/members of the public; dose estimate; body part receiving dose; consequence): None expected.

"Lost, Stolen or Damaged? (mfg., model, serial number): Troxler, model 3440, serial number 23475.

"Disposition/recovery: Stored at a licensed storage facility awaiting repair or disposal by a licensed service provider.

"Leak test? None reported post incident.

"Vehicle: (description; placards; Shipper; package type; Pkg. ID number) NA

"Release of activity? None reported.

"Activity and pharmaceutical compound intended: NA
"Misadministered activity and/or compound received: NA
"Device (HDR, etc.) Mfg., Model; computer program: NA
"Exposure (intended/actual); consequences: NA
"Was patient or responsible relative notified? NA
"Was written report provided? NA
"Was referring physician notified? NA

"Consultant used? No."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42067
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: STEVE MURANO
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 10/22/2005
Notification Time: 23:24 [ET]
Event Date: 10/22/2005
Event Time: 22:54 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/22/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2)
HERB BERKOW (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
TOM BLOUNT (IRD)
VINCE GOMEZ (DHS)
TODD KUZIA (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 60 Power Operation 60 Power Operation
4 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HURRICANE WILMA

"Declaration of an Unusual Event due to Turkey Point Nuclear Site in a confirmed hurricane warning due to the projected path of Hurricane Wilma."

The licensee indicated all 4 EDG's were available if required, and all safety systems were also available if required.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

UPDATE FROM NRC (WILSON) TO NRC (KNOKE) AT 17:00 ON 10/23/05

The NRC entered into Monitoring Mode due to hurricane force winds expected to be at the site within 12 hours.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42068
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM TAYLOR
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/23/2005
Notification Time: 05:30 [ET]
Event Date: 10/23/2005
Event Time: 05:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/23/2005
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2)
HERB BERKOW (NRR)
PETER WILSON (IRD)
TOM BLOUNT (IRD)
TODD KUZIA (FEMA)
VINCE GOMEZ (DHS)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO HURRICANE WARNING

"Hurricane Warning for St. Lucie Plants 1 & 2. U-2 will be going to Mode 4 prior to Hurricane force winds on site. U-1 in refueling outage, outage risk safety assessment will be green prior to hurricane force winds on site. "

The licensee indicated that all emergency diesel generators are operable on both units. The licensee indicated that they needed to restore A train component cooling water on Unit 1. The licensee is in EAL# 11A for Hurricane Warning - Unusual Event.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

UPDATE FROM NRC (WILSON) TO NRC (KNOKE) AT 17:00 ON 10/23/05

The NRC entered into Monitoring Mode due to hurricane force winds expected to be at the site within 12 hours.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42069
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: ALAN T. HALL
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/24/2005
Notification Time: 00:26 [ET]
Event Date: 10/23/2005
Event Time: 23:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/24/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MIKE ERNSTES (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
2 N Y 25 Power Operation 25 Power Operation

Event Text

NON-EMERGENCY EVENT DECLARED FOR LOSS OF ERDS SYSTEM AFFECTING BOTH UNITS

"On 10/23/05 at 2300, the Unit 1 and Unit 2 emergency response data acquisition and display system's emergency response data system (ERDS) link to the NRC failed. Troubleshooting and restoration work is in progress."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

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