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Event Notification Report for May 5, 2006

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Event Reports For
05/04/2006 - 05/05/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42532 42538 42539 42540 42541 42543 42545 42546 42549 42551 42552 42553
42554 42555

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42532
Rep Org: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ROBERTSON, INC
Region: 4
City: JONESBORO State: AR
County:
License #: AR-987BP0512
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JARED THOMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/27/2006
Notification Time: 10:45 [ET]
Event Date: 04/27/2006
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ILTAB (EMAIL) (NSIR)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING TROXLER GAUGE

The licensee provided the following information via email:

"Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, announced today that one radioactive gauge is missing from a job site in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The gauge may pose a health risk to persons if handled or carried for an extended period of time. The missing gauge is in a yellow plastic transport case and weighs approximately 90 pounds.

"The gauge is described as a Troxler Electronic Laboratory Model 3440 (Serial #36212) soil moisture/density gauge containing 9 millicuries of Cesium-137 and 44 millicuries of Americium-241/ Beryllium.

"State police, local government officials and law enforcement agencies, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management have also been notified."

The gauge appears to have been missing for at least a week.

* * * UPDATE AT 1638 ON 5/4/06 FROM JARED THOMPSON VIA EMAIL * * *

The following information was provided via email:

"The Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) conducted an investigation in the Jonesboro, Arkansas area for the missing Troxler gauge (Serial Number 36212) on April 27, 2006. DHHS staff talked with licensee staff and the former Radiation Safety Officer. Based on these discussions, it appears that the gauge may have been inadvertently stolen when the portable storage building was stolen in mid-April. The gauge was last known to be inside a homemade, galvanized metal building.

"On May 5, 2006, the licensee offered a reward for the return of the gauge. DHHS has been in contact with the scrap metal broker in the Jonesboro area in the event the building is scrapped."

Notified R4DO (Bywater), NMSS (Reamer) and ILTAB (email).


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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General Information or Other Event Number: 42538
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: WEAVER BOOS CONSULTANTS, LLC
Region: 3
City: PORT CLINTON State: OH
County: OTTAWA
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE HELMER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 05/01/2006
Notification Time: 08:31 [ET]
Event Date: 04/29/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/01/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A representative of the State of Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection reported an incident resulting in a damaged moisture density gauge. A moisture density gauge was run over by a truck at the Port Clinton, Ohio landfill when the State licensee was setting up to use the gauge. The top of the gauge was smashed and the fire department and a consultant for the licensee responded to the scene. There was no indication of contamination or damage to the sources. The gauge was placed back into its container and locked up at the landfill at a secure location. The State is sending inspectors out today to assess the incident and licensee actions. The licensee plans to ship the gauge to a repair facility.

The State did not have the make or model of the gauge or source serial numbers at the time this event was reported. The licensee number of the licensee was given as Ohio license 31210-2500-5000.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42539
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
Region: 1
City: Cary State: NC
County:
License #: NC-06-15
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GRANT MILLS
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/01/2006
Notification Time: 13:27 [ET]
Event Date: 04/26/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-Mail) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN SPECTRUM ANALYZER

"N.C. Radiation Protection Section was notified on 01 May 2006 by the RSO for Carolina Environmental, Inc. of the theft of a Niton Model XLP 303-A portable Spectrum Analyzer (Serial No. 7225). The gauge contained one sealed source: (1) Cd-109, 40 millicuries, source. The device was stolen from vehicle between 04-26-06 and 04-29-06 (exact date and time unknown). The device was stored in a grey plastic pelican style medium sized suitcase Exterior labeling and security on the case is unknown at this time. The vehicle had been in the Boston, [Massachusetts] area during this time frame.

"The NC Radiation Protection Section is investigating compliance issues related to the NC licensee.

"N.C. Radiation Protection Section is notifying the regional FBI, the N.C Highway Patrol, the State Bureau of Investigation, Nuclear Regulatory Operations Center, Massachusetts Radiation Control Program, local Massachusetts law enforcement are being informed by the victim of theft."

* * * UPDATE FROM L. COX TO P. SNYDER AT 1315 ON 5/2/06 * * *

The spectrum analyzer reported as stolen yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts as part of a reciprocity agreement was reported found today. The licensee said that the source was removed from the vehicle by a family member and stored without the custodian's knowledge. The licensee identified this on 5/2/06 and will contact local law enforcement and the state of Massachusetts about the recovery of the anayzer as well. The state of North Carolina will continue to follow this event and report additional information as it becomes available.

Notified R1DO (R. Bellamy) and NMSS (G. Morell).

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 42540
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: WANG ENGINEERING
Region: 3
City: LOMBARD State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01575-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/01/2006
Notification Time: 14:40 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2006
Event Time: 11:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/01/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-Mail) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"The licensee's radiation safety officer, [deleted] called the [Illinois Emergency Management Agency Division of Nuclear Safety (IEMA-DNS)] to report that a vehicle used to transport a portable moisture density gauge had been stolen. [The licensee] indicated that a 2004 White Chevy Astro Van with license plate IL 43701F had been stolen from a jobsite at 820 South Damon Street, Chicago, IL at 11:00 hours this morning.

"Chicago Police have been called to the scene to investigate and to alert them as to the situation." The Chicago Police has issued a 'be on the lookout' notice for the stolen vehicle. IEMA-DNS indicated that the licensee reported that the gauge was secured to the vehicle.

The stolen gauge was a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge Model 3430, Serial Number 23187. The gauge has 2 sealed sources a 8 millicurie Cs-137 source (s/n 75-9797) and a 40 millicurie Am-241/Be source (s/n 47-19015).

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 42541
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Region: 4
City: WACO State: TX
County:
License #: L00400
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/01/2006
Notification Time: 18:05 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2006
Event Time: 10:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKY SEALED SOURCE

Baylor University identified a leaking Americium-241 sealed source. They were preparing the source for shipment to Los Alamos as part of the lost source recovery program when they identified leakage during a leak test. The state received conflicting information from the licensee who said that the activity of the source was either 1 millicurie or 191 millicuries. No further information was available at the time of the report. The state will follow up on this report with additional information after they gather it.

* * * UPDATE FROM A. TUCKER TO P. SNYDER AT 1301 ON 5/2/06 * * *

There were no personnel consequences as a result of this incident. No uptakes were reported. The source, ICN serial number 74101, was a one inch diameter check source that was being prepared for shipment to the Los Alamos National Laboratory off-site recovery program on 4/25/06. The source was in storage for some period of time immediately prior to being prepared for shipment. The activity of the source is 0.1909 microcuries of alpha and 0.0234 microcuries beta/gamma.

"The [licensee's] radiation safety staff isolated the source in a sealed container and surveyed all areas to ensure that the facility and other articles in contact with the source have not been contaminated. A contractor has been secured to encapsulate the source so that it can be disposed of."

This event is being tracked as Texas Incident Number I-8329.

Notified R4DO (Bywater) and NMSS (Morell).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42543
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: KLEINFELDER, INC
Region: 4
City: BELLEVUE State: WA
County:
License #: WN-I0475-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ARDEN SCROGGS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 05/02/2006
Notification Time: 11:30 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2006
Event Time: 07:30 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()
CNSC - CANADA (Fax) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"The licensee notified [the State of Washington] office via [the] agency hotline phone number at 8:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 of a theft of a Troxler model 3430 portable moisture/density gauge [Serial Number 27641; 8mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be]. The theft occurred sometime between Friday (p.m.) April 28, 2006 and Monday (a.m.) May 1, 2006 from a temporary jobsite trailer located at the Wal-Mart construction site on 7110 Bridgeport Way, Lakewood, Washington. The gauge was last seen Friday, April 28, 2006 when the gauge was secured in the jobsite trailer by the licensee's gauge user. The Licensee indicated that the gauge operator employed by the licensee arrived at the job-site and found the padlock on the outside of the trailer had been cut. Once in side, he found the chains securing the gauge case had also been cut and the gauge was missing. Nothing else appeared to be missing from the trailer. The gauge user was not present at the jobsite over the weekend and the license can not determine the exact day or time it was stolen. A police report was filed with the Lakewood Police Department and given report number 061210259."

Washington Report Number WA-06-020

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 42545
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: ILLINOIS DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION
Region: 3
City: PEORIA State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01100-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 05/02/2006
Notification Time: 16:09 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2006
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)
ILTAB (Email) ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST OR STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

" [The licensee's] Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Illinois Dept. of Transportation (Radioactive Material License No. IL-1100-01), called to report [to Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency] that a Troxler moisture density gauge, Model 3440, serial no.16550 [Cs-137 Source S/N 50-5822, 8 millicuries; Am-241/Be Source S/N 47-11975, 40 millicuries] was stolen from one of their vehicles assigned to their Edwards subsite (Peoria area). The open bed Dodge Ram truck was at a Peoria asphalt plant when the discovery was made. The user went to use the device this morning at the site and when he opened the back of his vehicle to remove the gauge, he noted the gauge was missing from the transport container although initial appearances suggested the container was still secure and intact. The transport container is bolted and padlocked to the bed of the vehicle. In addition the transport case has a locking hasp which is padlocked. This locking device was damaged and the gauging device subsequently removed. It is not known at this time when the device was actually stolen. It was last used on April 17, 2006. Peoria County Sheriffs personnel have been contacted as well as the Illinois State Police.

"[The RSO's] investigation this afternoon showed that no other tools or equipment had been taken from the vehicle although other items contained in the transport case were missing such as the reference block, and cleaning kit. The operator indicated that he could not consciously remember verifying the security of the transport container since the last time the gauge was used in April, only that it appeared to be locked. He was able to confirm that the handle of the gauge had been secured and padlocked following its last use."

Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency Item No: IL060020

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 42546
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: CONTOUR ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: PLANT BOWEN State: GA
County: BARTOW
License #: GA 1398-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LIZ SEALE
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/02/2006
Notification Time: 16:22 [ET]
Event Date: 04/26/2006
Event Time: 16:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/02/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was provided by the state via facsimile:
"Description of event: At [approximately] 1600 hours, a portable moisture density gauge and its user were hit by heavy equipment. The gauge was run over, flattening the gauge. The user was injured and was taken for medical treatment. At the time of the notification, the RSO was enroute to evaluate the condition of the gauge. RCP advised the caller to contact [phone number deleted] if the RSO determines the source to be leaking, or if a response team is needed. Additionally, RCP advised the licensee to provide an update upon determination of gauge condition, as well as specific [information]. [The] gauge was a Troxler moisture density gauge Model 3430, Serial #32478.

"Isotope: Am-241 (44 millicuries) and Cs-137 (9 millicuries).

"[On] May 1, 2006 [RCP was] notified by [the] RSO that the source was stuck in the out position and it is being stored at their facility shielded by concrete test cylinders. Troxler has been notified and is sending a container to ship the gauge back in. A leak test has been performed. [The licensee] will send [the state] a summary of the event and information on the gauge."

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Report ID No. GA-2006-10.

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 42549
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JOHN WALKOWIAK
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 06:07 [ET]
Event Date: 05/03/2006
Event Time: 22:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) - DEGRADED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (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

RCIC DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO DEGRADED FLOW INSTRUMENT

The licensee indicated the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) has been made inoperable by a degraded flow instrument. The deficiency will prevent RCIC from achieving its design flow of 410 gpm. The degraded condition limits the flow to 360 gpm. This condition put the licensee into LCO 3.5.3.A. To exit the LCO an I&C tech will need to perform a venting operation on the flow transmitter.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 1252 EDT ON 5/4/06 FROM GENE DORMAN TO S. SANDIN * * *

The licensee provided the following additional information:

EVENT NOTIFICATION RETRACTION

"At 0607 on 05/04/2006 the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant notified the NRC Operations Center that, 'Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) System has been made inoperable by a degraded flow instrument. The deficiency will prevent RCIC from achieving its design flow rate of 410 gpm. Estimated flow rate in the current condition is 360 gpm.' This notification was made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) 'Any event or condition that results in: (A) The conditions of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded;'

"Subsequent review of this event determined that the degradation of the RCIC System did not result in any of the plant's principal safety barriers (i.e., fuel cladding, reactor coolant pressure boundary, or the primary containment integrity) being degraded therefore, criterion 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) is not applicable to the event. Additionally the guidance contained in Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2001-14, 'Position on Reportability Requirements for Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System Failure' was reviewed and it was confirmed that the RCIC System is not credited in the UFSAR for mitigating the consequences of a rod ejection accident, so the 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) accident mitigation criterion does not apply. Consequently this notification is being retracted."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R1DO (Bellamy).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42551
Rep Org: AMETEK SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS
Licensee: AMETEK SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS
Region: 3
City: COLUMBUS State: OH
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GEORGE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 13:23 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
JOEL MUNDAY (R2)
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3)
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
OMID TABATABAI (NRR)

Event Text

PART 21 NOTIFICATION INVOLVING POTENTIAL DEFECT IN AEROVOX CAPACITOR

The following information was provided via email:

"COMPONENT DESCRIPTION:

"13uF X 1000V AC capacitors, SCI P/N 07-020139-00, Aerovox P/N H94S1013A0BA, manufactured between January 2004 and December 2004.

"Capacitors can be either installed in Ametek Solidstate Controls UPS equipment or provided as a spare part. The components are schematically identified as C805, C815, or C705.

"PROBLEM YOU COULD SEE:

"The capacitor failures due to this defect will occur early in the operating life of the device. There are no warning signs that a failure is imminent, or detection method for predicting an approaching failure.

"CAUSE:

"The investigation has revealed that the capacitor failures (date codes 0408 and 0436) were due to manufacturing defects. A failure analysis by Aerovox revealed that a foil tab connecting the capacitor winding to the internal terminal became pinched between the lid and the can during the seaming operation. Within the first year of operation, the insulation covering the connecting tab was cut through. This resulted in terminal to case short.

"EFFECT ON SYSTEM PERFORMANCE:

"The failures described above, could result in loss of output voltage and transfer of the static switch to the bypass source. The resulting failure could result in a potential damage to the load.

"ACTION REQUIRED:

"The observed failure rate of this component is very low at 0.06% (2 out of 3336 units manufactured between 1/1/04 and12/31/04.) Aerovox has implemented corrective actions to preclude further failures.

"Based upon the Aerovox evaluation, Ametek Solidstate Controls believes if a defect was present in a capacitor, the likelihood of a failure should occur early in the operating life. We feel the failure rate has been extremely low and the risk is minimal. Each operating facility will need to evaluate the potential risk to their operation.

"AMETEK SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS CORRECTIVE ACTION:

"If you wish to replace the capacitors Ametek Solidstate Controls will work with you to arrange replacements. Please contact Mrs. Jean Falor of our Client Services group at 1-800-222-9079 or 1-614-846-7500 ext. 6230. jean.falor@ametek.com."

Rudimentary listing of stations that received this component installed in equipment or as a spare part:

- Installed in equipment: Oconee, McGuire, Watts Bar, Browns Ferry, STP, Beaver Valley, San Onofre, Nine Mile Point and TMI.

- Spare part: St. Lucie, Palo Verde, Surry, Turkey Point, Diablo Canyon, Harris, Crystal River, Robinson and Comanche Peak.

- International: Korea Hydro, Nuklearna Elec Vrbina, China Nuclear, Laguna Verde and Electrobras.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42552
Facility: PERRY
Region: 3 State: OH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: TONY KLEDZIK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 17:19 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2006
Event Time: 14:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (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

Event Text

24-HOUR CONDITION OF LICENSE REPORT INVOLVING FIRE PROTECTION PLAN VIOLATION

"The Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP) Operating License requires that a report be made within 24 hours to the NRC operations center via the emergency notification system in the event that a violation of the PNPP Fire Protection Program occurs. On May 2, 2006, it was discovered that a specific set of Division 1 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) Control Room Control Switch contacts were not designed to isolate the Control Room from the local Division 1 EDG controls in the event of a control room fire. At 1430 on May 4, 2006 it was determined that this deficiency violated the PNPP fire protection program and could adversely affect plant shutdown in the case of a control room fire. A potential fire induced hot short in the diesel generator logic circuit(s), may result in a failure to start or a spurious trip of the Diesel Generator even if control is transferred to remote control. Although repairs and operator actions could have been taken to restore the Division 1 EDG if the Control Room fire caused a failure to start or a spurious trip of the Diesel Generator, these activities were not specifically identified in the Fire Protection safe shutdown analysis or associated operating procedures. The ability to achieve and maintain safe shutdown in the event of a fire in the Unit 1 Control Room could be adversely affected. Compensatory actions (procedure changes) have been completed to address this issue. A written report will follow in accordance with Technical Specification 5.6.6.a and Operating License Condition 2.F."

The licensee discovered this discrepancy while researching a modification. This condition has existed since 1987.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 42553
Rep Org: GEO TECHNICAL CONSULTING AND TESTIN
Licensee: GEO TECHNICAL CONSULTING AND TESTING
Region: 1
City: WOODBRIDGE State: VA
County:
License #: 45-25135-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SAMIR ALQUTRI
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 17:45 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2006
Event Time: 16:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)

Event Text

DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler Model 3430 (s/n 360840) was run over at the Fort Belvoir, VA construction site. The source rod is in the stowed and locked position. The gauge case is cracked on the bottom. The area has been posted and the RSO is enroute to perform radiation surveys.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42554
Facility: PEACH BOTTOM
Region: 1 State: PA
Unit: [2] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: BILL CAMPBELL
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 18:11 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2006
Event Time: 09:11 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (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 REPORT INVOLVING A CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR

"A random test of a contractor supervisor resulted in a positive fitness-for-duty [test] requiring 24 hour fitness-for-duty notification. There was no impact to the plant as a result of this event. Individual access to the protected area has been revoked."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42555
Facility: PALISADES
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: DANIEL MALONE
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/04/2006
Notification Time: 21:54 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2006
Event Time: 17:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

UNEXPECTED REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM (RPS) ACTUATION DURING TESTING

"On May 4, 2006, at 1750 hrs, with the plant in Mode 5, an actuation of the reactor protection system occurred with a single control rod fully withdrawn for testing. The actuation occurred when operators opened the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs) for a separate testing activity, which caused an apparent pressure perturbation with the steam generator level transmitters. The pressure perturbation resulted in the indicated level of 2 of 4 'A' Steam Generator level transmitters oscillating to below the steam generator low level reactor trip setpoint, before returning to the pre-event level. As a result of the reactor protection system actuation, the control rod inserted into the core as expected.

"The steam generators were aligned in lay-up condition with a nitrogen blanket present at the time the MSIVs were opened.

"The event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv), as a valid actuation of the reactor protection system."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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