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Event Notification Report for August 31, 2006

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Event Reports For
08/30/2006 - 08/31/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42803 42813 42814 42815 42816

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42803
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: XENON CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: WILMINGTON State: MA
County:
License #: g0469
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/25/2006
Notification Time: 10:52 [ET]
Event Date: 08/07/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/25/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD CONTE (R1)
TIM HARRIS (NMSS)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST OR MISSING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"On 8/7/06, licensee reports being unable to locate two NRD Model P-2021 In-Line Ionizers (S/N A2EJ536 and S/N A2EJ538) each containing up to 10 millicuries of Polonium-210 (138-day half-life). These stainless steel cylindrical items measure 0.5 inches in diameter and just under 3 inches in length. The items were purchased from NRD LLC of Grand Island, NY, in April 2005 (see Sealed Source Registry No. NY-502-D-107-G). The last known location of the items was in a stock storage area at the licensee's former facility in Woburn, MA. The licensee relocated operations from Woburn to Wilmington, MA, in September 2005.

"The licensee assumes the items were lost, and possibly disposed, during the Woburn facility cleanup and relocation effort. The licensee does not believe the items were stolen.

"In order to prevent recurrence, the licensee implemented a specific device use log and assigned an employee to be responsible for device inventory.

"The licensee's search and investigation is ongoing.

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.

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42813
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [ ] [ ] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: T. BOLAND
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 08/30/2006
Notification Time: 02:52 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2006
Event Time: 22:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
ROBERT HAAG (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC OIL LEAK

"On 8/29/06 at 2225 CDT, Browns Ferry Unit 3 initiated a Manual reactor SCRAM due to EHC (Electro-Hydraulic Control) System Reservoir level lowering due to a EHC system leak. The leak was from #2 Main Turbine Control Valve. All Systems responded as required to the manual SCRAM signal. No ECCS (Emergency Core Cooling Systems) initiations occurred as a result of the manual SCRAM signal. Groups 2 (floor drains, etc.), 3 (Reactor Water Cleanup), 6 (Ventilation), & 8 (TIPs) PCIS isolations occurred at + 2 [inches] as expected as a result of the manual SCRAM with all systems isolating as required. The EHC leak rate lowered to approximately zero upon turbine trip. No indications existed of main steam relief valves (MSRVs) opening. Bypass valves controlled reactor pressure due to EHC system staying in service. Repair of the EHC leak is in progress.

"This event is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), 'any event or condition that results in a valid actuation of the Reactor Protection System'; 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), 'Any event that results in an actuation of the specified systems'. This event also requires a 60 day written report in accordance with 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A)."

Reactor Power was reduced to 78% before the reactor was manually scrammed and all rods fully inserted. The EHC oil is being cleaned up and the oil does not pose a fire threat. All ECCS and the EDGs are fully operable if needed and the electrical grid is stable.

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

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42814
Rep Org: JBC ASSOCIATES INC
Licensee: JBC ASSOCIATES INC
Region: 1
City:  State: PA
County: MONROE
License #: 37-30870-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RONALD DRUMHELLER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/30/2006
Notification Time: 14:28 [ET]
Event Date: 08/30/2006
Event Time: 13:47 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1)
CINTHIA FLANNERY (NMSS)
CANADA (E-MAIL) ()
ILTAB (E-MAIL) (TAS)

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

Event Text

STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Humboldt moisture density gauge was stolen from a job site in Monroe County. Also stolen were tools and another moisture density gauge (see EN #42815). The gauge was locked in its transportation container, which was chained to the building inside a locked storage shed. The Pennsylvania Police in Swift Water were notified.

The following information was provided:
Humboldt Model HS5001EZ, S/N 3541
Cs-137 source: 10 milliCurie
Am-241:Be source: 40 milliCurie

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: 42815
Rep Org: SITE BLAUVELT ENGINEERS
Licensee: SITE BLAUVELT ENGINEERS
Region: 1
City:  State: PA
County: MONROE
License #: 29-27857-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARIO MARRA
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/30/2006
Notification Time: 14:41 [ET]
Event Date: 08/30/2006
Event Time: 14:20 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1)
CINDY FLANNERY (NMSS)
CANADA (E-MAIL) ()
ILTAB (e-MAIL) (TAS)

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

Event Text

STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler moisture density gauge was stolen from a job site in Monroe County. Also stolen were tools and another moisture density gauge (see EN #42814). The gauge was locked in its transportation container, which was inside a locked gang box, which was inside a locked storage shed. The Pennsylvania Police in Swift Water were notified. The licensee notified R1 (Beardsley).

The following information was provided:
Troxler Model 3440 S/N 35144
Cs-137 source: 8 milliCurie
Am-241:Be: 40 milliCurie

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: 42816
Facility: FITZPATRICK
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JIM COSTEDIO
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/30/2006
Notification Time: 17:04 [ET]
Event Date: 08/30/2006
Event Time: 14:47 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1)
MELVYN LEACH (IRD)

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

POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL

"While performing work on the refuel floor, an operator received a hand injury. The first aid team responded and the injured hand was covered. Radiation Protection personnel verified that the individual was free of contamination with the exception of the injured hand that had been covered by the first aid team. The individual was transported to an offsite medical facility for treatment as a potentially contaminated injured man."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the state.

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