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Event Notification Report for December 8, 2006

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Event Reports For
12/07/2006 - 12/08/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43018 43022 43023 43024 43025 43026 43027 43028 43029 43032 43037 43038

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43018
Facility: CLINTON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: BOB CARTER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 12/01/2006
Notification Time: 10:12 [ET]
Event Date: 12/01/2006
Event Time: 06:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/07/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 96 Power Operation 55 Power Operation

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LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIRENS

"At approximately 06:30 hours CST on December 1, 2006, it was discovered that greater than 25% of the Clinton Power Station (CPS) offsite sirens were out of service. 31 of 44 sirens are not available due to inclement weather.

"The licensee has notified DeWitt County Sheriff, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the NRC Resident Inspector."


** UPDATE FROM JEANS TO KNOKE AT 17:00 EST ON 12/07/06 **

"As of December 7, 2006, there are less than 25% of the offsite sirens out of service (6 total). Repairs are continuing to restore power to the remaining sirens.

"The DeWitt County Sheriff, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the NRC Resident have been informed of this updated information.

"A press release is planned when all of the sirens have been restored."

Notified R3DO (Lipa).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43022
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: BTL ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: TARPIN SPRINGS State: FL
County: PINELLAS
License #: 1315-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 14:05 [ET]
Event Date: 12/04/2006
Event Time: 11:46 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARVIN SYKES (R1)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)
MELVYN LEACH (IRD)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A truck carrying a CPN Model MCI PRT moisture density gauge (10 millicuries Cs-137; 50 millicuries Am-241:Be) was involved in a transportation accident. The moisture density gauge was thrown from the truck when the truck flipped over. The driver was injured and taken to the hospital. The company RSO responded and reported that the gauge remained in its case and the gauge was not damaged. There was no detectable radiation leakage. The gauge is in the possession of the company's RSO who will send it for a leak test tomorrow, 12/05/06.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43023
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 867
Region: 4
City: SCOTTSBLUFF State: NE
County:
License #: GL0611
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
EMAIL ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 2 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 27110, 16.51 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 270408, 17.51 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060001

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: 43024
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 5361
Region: 4
City: OMAHA State: NE
County:
License #: GL0633
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
ILTAB EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 4 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 310254, 17.51 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 310289, 17.51 Curies H-3

Source 3: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 310290, 17.51 Curies H-3

Source 4: Manufacturer: SRB Technologies, Model BX-20-GY, Serial number: 310291, 17.51 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060002

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: 43025
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: SAMS CLUB 8146
Region: 4
City: OMAHA State: NE
County:
License #: GL0645
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
ILTAB EMAIL ()

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 8 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 271458, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279235, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 3: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279236, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 4: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279237, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 5: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279238, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 6: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279239, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 7: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279240, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 8: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 279243, 11.6 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060003

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: 43026
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 1460
Region: 4
City: HASTINGS State: NE
County:
License #: GL00649
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
EMAIL ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 3 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 228132, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 228141, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 3: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 228109, 11.5 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060004

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: 43027
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 774
Region: 4
City: COLUMBUS State: NE
County:
License #: GL0652
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
EMAIL ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 2 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 294689, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 294690, 11.5 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060005

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: 43028
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 3395
Region: 4
City: GRAND ISLAND State: NE
County:
License #: GL0661
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
EMAIL ILTAB ()

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 3 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 324383, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 324384, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 3: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 424395, 11.5 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060006

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: 43029
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART STORE 1326
Region: 4
City: GRAND ISLAND State: NE
County:
License #: GL0662
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 12/04/2006
Notification Time: 16:59 [ET]
Event Date: 04/21/2006
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/04/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
EMAIL ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SELF-ILLUMINATING EXIT SIGNS

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Late last winter and early this spring the general licensee hired a consulting firm to do an inventory of the self-illuminating exit signs in Nebraska. They used the inventory lists of exit signs from the Radiation Control Program in Nebraska and lists from the manufacturers of Isolite (Safety Light) and SRB Technologies to make a comprehensive list of exit signs assigned to Nebraska Licensees. This comprehensive list was taken to each store and compared to the signs that were installed. They made more than one trip to the stores to make sure they had an accurate inventory. They discovered that some signs had been returned to the manufacturer and some signs installed in other Wal-Mart stores in and out of Nebraska. The consultants found 3 missing signs at this location. To help with the inventory in the future, the licensee (1) put a sticker on each tritium exit sign with the 'Item Number' assigned by the State of Nebraska, (2) The sign location was marked on a drawing of the store's floor plan, and (3) The inventory information was compiled and stored in a database. The licensee has discontinued having self illuminating signs installed in their stores in Nebraska. They are also considering replacing the signs with non radioactive material exit signs as they remodel stores in the future. They will continue to do inventories of stores in other states and may find some of the missing signs. The consultants discovered that some contractors took signs from one store to another when they had extra signs left after a construction project. The licensee was unable to determine if the missing signs were installed in this location and then removed during previous remodeling or if the signs were never installed at this location."

Source 1: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 325286, 11.5 Curies H-3

Source 2: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 325319, 11.52 Curies H-3

Source 3: Manufacturer: Safety Light Corp, Model SLX-60, Serial number: 325320, 11.5 Curies H-3

Nebraska item number: NE060007

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: 43032
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Region: 4
City: SAN LUIS OBISPO State: CA
County: SAN LUIS OBISPO
License #: 0496-19
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BARBARA HAMRICK
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 12/05/2006
Notification Time: 16:27 [ET]
Event Date: 12/05/2006
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/05/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
GARY JANOSKO (NMSS)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()
MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ()

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

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

"On December 5, 2006, the licensee reported that an exit sign, currently containing approximately 5.5 Ci of H-3 was apparently lost or inadvertently disposed during remodeling of the University Library in October 2006. This sign was distributed by 'Self Powered Lighting' in Elmsford, NY (15 Ci in March 1989), Model 710-A, S/N A60. The sign was mounted in the east stairwell of the 4th floor of the University Library, and was present during the quarterly inventory July 31, 2006. During the October inventory, and while the building was being remodeled, the sign was missing. The University staff investigated, but were unable to determine the disposition of the sign. The wall where the sign was mounted was removed by a contractor during the remodeling. The RSO discussed the situation with the Construction Manager and the University's Project Management Staff to avert such occurrences during future remodeling activities. The University will notify RHB if the sign is located. The most likely scenario is that this sign was disposed with other construction debris."

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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Hospital Event Number: 43037
Rep Org: ST. JOHNS MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Licensee: ST. JOHNS MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 3
City: ST. LOUIS State: MO
County:
License #: 24-00794-03
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT TURCO
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 12/07/2006
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 12/07/2006
Event Time: 07:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/07/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.1906(d)(1) - SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS > LIMITS
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3)
GREG MORELL (NMSS)

Event Text

EXTERNAL CONTAMINATION ON PACKAGE EXCEEDING SHIPPING LIMITS

The RSO for St. Johns Mercy Medical Center reported that a package was received at the facility with external and internal contamination. The package originated from a radiopharmaceutical company, GE- Healthcare, St. Louis and contained 400 microCi of I-123 and 5 milliCi of Tc-99. The package was surveyed upon receipt and found to have contamination levels of approximately 3100 dpm per square centimeter on both external and internal surfaces. This contamination is greater than the limits permitted in 49 CFR 173.443 and are therefore reportable. The contamination was analyzed in a multichannel analyzer and is believed to be Tc-99. The radiopharmaceuticals in the package were not damaged or leaking and the contamination does not appear to be from the contents of the shipment.

The GE-Healthcare, St. Louis facility was contacted and informed of the contamination. The driver and the vehicle used to transport the package have been surveyed and no contamination found. No other contamination has been found at the St. Johns Mercy Medical Center. The hospital plans to hold onto the shipping package until the Tc-99 decays before it is returned to GE- St. Louis.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43038
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KENNETH FABER
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 12/07/2006
Notification Time: 21:51 [ET]
Event Date: 12/07/2006
Event Time: 17:28 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/07/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) - POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
MARVIN SYKES (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

Event Text

LOSS OF SAFE SHUTDOWN CAPABILITY

"The Unit 2 Spray Additive System was isolated due to an identified crack on a weld at a 'tee' section of pipe upstream of a sample point. The crack was identified during a system release for an unrelated maintenance activity. Isolation of the crack for repairs requires isolation of the Containment Spray Additive system from both Containment Spray headers. This isolation was also completed to comply with ASME (Technical Specification Action Statement) 3.4.11.1. Therefore the Containment Spray Additive system is unable to perform its safety function. Salem Unit 2 remains in TS A/S 3.6.2.2 until repairs are complete."

TS A/S 3.6.2.2 is a 72 hour LCO (entered at 0503 on 12/07/06) and requires the plant to be in hot standby within 6 hours of the expiration of the LCO.

The licensee will inform the Lower Alloways Creek Township and has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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