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Event Notification Report for June 29, 2006

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Event Reports For
06/28/2006 - 06/29/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42664 42667 42672

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42664
Rep Org: SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL
Licensee: FROEHLING & ROBERTSON, INC.
Region: 1
City:  State: SC
County: ANDERSON
License #: 170
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MELINDA BRADSHAW
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 06/26/2006
Notification Time: 11:45 [ET]
Event Date: 06/23/2006
Event Time: 16:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/26/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL PERRY (R1)
MICHELE BURGESS (NMSS)

Event Text

SOUTH CAROLINA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified on Friday, June 23, 2006, at 4:05 p.m. that a Troxler Model 3440 portable moisture density gauge had been damaged on a job site at the Anderson County Airport. F&R Construction [name deleted], made the report. The gauge was reportedly run over by a roller on the job site. [F&R Construction] responded to the notice, as did an Anderson County HazMat team. Both [F&R Construction] and the HazMat team had survey meters in their possession. Following survey of the damaged gauge, the source could be retracted into its housing and the source shield was closed. A survey of the exterior of the gauge showed no readings above 10 mR/hr and a survey of the area the gauge had been used in produced background readings. Anderson County HAZMAT Team [name deleted] took a wipe of the bottom of the gauge. It produced no reading above background. The gauge was placed in its case and then inside an over pack container. The Licensee was then instructed by DHEC BRH to transport the gauge to their storage location and secure it until Monday. DHEC BRH was kept updated throughout this entire time via cell phone communication with both [F&R Construction] and [Anderson County HazMat team].

"A follow-up phone call made to [F&R Construction] on Monday, June 26, 2006, confirmed that the gauge was secured and awaiting transport on Tuesday to the manufacturer or a licensed service provider to attempt repair. The licensee was advised to submit a written report detailing this event to the Department within 15 days. All corrective action to prevent such an incident in the future was requested to be included. No indication of internal uptake at this point. The event is considered closed and pending the licensee's investigation and report to the Department, updates will be made through the national NMED system."

South Carolina Event Report # SC060008

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42667
Rep Org: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: DAYTON'S BLUFF NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES
Region: 3
City: ST. PAUL State: MN
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GEORGE JOHNS
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 06/26/2006
Notification Time: 17:48 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2006
Event Time: 12:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/26/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN MADERA (R3)
SCOTT FLANDERS (NMSS)
ILTAB (EMAIL) ()
CANADA CNSC (EMAIL) ()

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

MINNESOTA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ANALYZER MISSING IN TRANSIT

On 06/26/06 at 1230 CDT, the State was notified that a package shipped by Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Services arrived empty at Thermo Electron, Corp. in Billerica, MA. The package was shipped on 06/23/06 and was scheduled for delivery on 06/26/06. When shipped, the package contained a NITON X-ray Florescent Paint Analyzer containing a 3.0 milliCurie Cd-109 source which was being returned to Thermo Electron for source replenishment. Thermo Electron and the RSO at FedEx were notified and it was determined that the analyzer must have come out of the package at some point during shipment. FedEx is currently searching for the analyzer (FedEx Tracking No. 854260375661) .

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY MR. JOHNS TO JEFF ROTTON AT 2107 EDT ON 06/26/06 * * *

FedEx RSO notified licensee at 1950 CDT on 06/26/06 that the analyzer was found at the Indianapolis FedEx facility and will be shipped to Thermo Electron, Corp. tomorrow. It was reported by FedEx that there was no damage to the analyzer.

Notified R3DO (Madera) and NMSS EO (Flanders) Emailed update to ILTAB and Canada CNSC.

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: 42672
Facility: WATERFORD
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] CE
NRC Notified By: OSCAR PIPKINS
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 06/28/2006
Notification Time: 20:11 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2006
Event Time: 14:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4)

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

Event Text

LOSS AND SUBSEQUENT RESTORATION OF ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY

"On June 28, 2006 at approximately 1415 [CDT], power was lost to the Waterford 3 SES Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) when a tree fell onto the power line feeding the EOF. Power was automatically restored to the EOF from the EOF backup diesel generator. Several minutes later, power was lost to the EOF again when the EOF backup diesel tripped. [Normal] power was restored to the facility at approximately 1550, and the EOF is operable. The backup EOF facility was available during this event. The NRC Senior Resident has been notified."

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