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Event Notification Report for February 16, 2006

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42333 42339 42342

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42333
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: MACTECH ENGINEERING, INC
Region: 4
City: FORT WORTH State: TX
County:
License #: L05490
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/13/2006
Notification Time: 16:20 [ET]
Event Date: 12/12/2005
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/13/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID GRAVES (R4)
LARRY CAMPER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - TROXLER GAUGE STOLEN AND RECOVERED IN TEXAS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"The gauge was unlocked in the company pickup truck. The technician was in the process of carrying the striker plate and drive rod into a below ground level test site, when he returned for the gauge it was missing. The technician reported the missing gauge to his company, Paris Texas Police Department and Paris Fire Department. The gauge was found in a parking lot the next morning by law enforcement.

"The gauge was a model # 3440 (serial # 27497) containing a Cs-137 nominal 8 mCi (source # 7501281) and an Am-241/Be source with nominal 40 mCi (serial # 47-23993).

"This event information was found as part of a review of all reports received from April 2005 till February 12, 2006 by this department."

Texas Report No. I-8286

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

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. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are 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: 42339
Facility: BRAIDWOOD
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PATRICK SIMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 02/15/2006
Notification Time: 14:04 [ET]
Event Date: 02/15/2006
Event Time: 13:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/15/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3)

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 - PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING TRITIUM INSPECTION PROGRAM

"This notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) to let the NRC know that a press release issued by Exelon Nuclear at 1300 CST on February 15, 2006 mentions, in part, recently identified inadvertent tritium releases from Braidwood, Byron and Dresden Stations."

This event was reported by Exelon Corporate also includes Byron 1 & 2 ( both units at 100%) and Dresden 2 & 3 ( Unit 2 - 97% and Unit 3 - 98%).

See related Braidwood Station event - Event Number 42184.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42342
Facility: SUSQUEHANNA
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: RICH KLINEFELTER
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 02/16/2006
Notification Time: 03:38 [ET]
Event Date: 02/16/2006
Event Time: 02:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/16/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
PAUL KROHN (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 97 Power Operation 97 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

INJURED PERSON TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITAL

"This is a voluntary notification. 10CFR50.72 is not applicable.

"At 0235 on February 16, 2006, an operator informed the Control Room that a Health Physics Technician had fallen and received a cut to the head. The site first aid team and Field Unit Supervisor were dispatched and they determined the individual needed to be transported to an off site medical facility. An ambulance arrived on site at 0300 and transported the individual to a local hospital. However, the ambulance never entered the protected area. The individual was not contaminated as determined by Health Physics.

"A courtesy call was made to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency due to an emergency vehicle entering the site."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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