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Event Notification Report for January 18, 2007

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42710 43100 43102

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42710
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC
Region: 4
City: TACOMA State: WA
County:
License #: WN-IR021-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ARDEN SCROGGS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/17/2006
Notification Time: 16:43 [ET]
Event Date: 07/17/2006
Event Time: 04:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 01/17/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4)
WILLIAM RULAND (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()
CANADA (VIA FAX) ()

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

Event Text

WASHINGTON AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"The licensee reported that a Troxler portable moisture/density gauge, model 3430, serial number 25598, was stolen between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. today. The gauge was in a 1987 Toyota Camry when the car itself was stolen from the residence of an employee living in Renton, Washington. The gauge was in the trunk of the car at the time of the theft. The licensee reported that the trunk was locked, the transport box was locked and the gauge was locked. The licensee did not have a required second outer level of security in place to keep an unauthorized individual from removing the locked box with the gauge. The licensee did not keep the gauge stored at the licensed storage location as required by license condition. The user retrieved the gauge Sunday night (July 16, 2006) from the licensed storage location located several miles north of his residence for use today at a temporary jobsite several miles south of his residence. The theft was reported to the Renton Police Department (police report #4626) and was assigned Case #06-7698. " Washington Event Report # WA-06-050

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED VIA EMAIL FROM ARDEN SCROGGS TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1232 EST ON 01/17/07 * * *

"[State of Washington, Radioactive Materials Section] received a written report on January 11, 2007, from Professional Service Industries, Inc., (PSI) that the portable moisture/density gauge had been found and recovered on August 22, 2006. The gauge was discovered in the front yard of a residence in Kent, Washington. This is approximately 1 mile from where the vehicle had been stolen. The King County, Washington, Sheriff's Department was notified of the find by the resident at the Kent location. The Sheriff's Office notified PSI of the find. PSI went to the residence, inspected the gauge and determined that it was undamaged. The source rod was locked in the shielded position but the transportation box appeared to have been opened because the locking hasp had been broken. The gauge was placed back into secure storage at a PSI licensed storage location. The gauge was later leak tested [in August 2006]. The test was negative.

"Corrective actions included:
1) The gauge user was required to provide the department with a written report of events that lead to the gauge becoming uncontrolled gauge. In the report the gauge user gave reasons for violating license requirements,
2) The user was required to attend a re-training session that included maintaining proper security for portable gauges. The user was required to make written confirmation of the requirements, and
3) The user was required to assist in providing similar training to other PSI gauge users. During that training session, the gauge user gave a lessons learned summary of the incident."

Notified R4DO (Campbell) and NMSS EO (Burgess). Notified ILTAB (via email) and Canada (via fax).


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: 43100
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: KRAZAN AND ASSOCIATES
Region: 4
City: ONTARIO State: CA
County:
License #: 6809-36
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BARBARA HAMRICK
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/15/2007
Notification Time: 14:18 [ET]
Event Date: 01/12/2007
Event Time: 19:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/15/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
JANET SCHLUETER (NMSS)
ILTAB Email ()
Mexico Email ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"On January 15, 2007, about 10:00 am, the [California] DHS Duty Officer received a call regarding a stolen Troxler, Model 3430 Moisture/Density Gauge (SN 35954), containing a nominal 8 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries Am-241. The gauge user went to his home, after work on Friday, January 12, 2007, to have dinner, before returning the gauge to the authorized storage location. The gauge was chained in an open-bed pick-up truck. When the user returned to the truck, between 7:00 - 7:30 pm that evening, the chains had been cut, and the gauge was gone. The user did not report this to the licensee's home office until approximately 9:30 am, Monday, January 15, 2007, at which time, the licensee phoned the police, and notified [CA] DHS. RHB will follow-up with the licensee on this issue."

State report number: 011507

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: 43102
Facility: DIABLO CANYON
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAN STERMER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 01/15/2007
Notification Time: 20:02 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2007
Event Time: 15:42 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/17/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)

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

INFORMATION REGARDING WILDFIRE IN THE VICINITY OF THE PLANT SITE

"On January 14, 2007, at 1713 PST licensed plant operators initiated Technical Specification tracking sheet T0058983 documenting a potential trip risk, due to notification of a wild land fire adjacent to the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Units 1 and 2. The fire is located approximately 1 mile north of the plant site on rural agricultural and State of California property at Montana de Oro State Park.

"Since the initial notification the fire has expanded to over a section of wild land about 1 mile north of the plant. The fire is being fought by State of California Department of Forestry (CDF), DCPP and local area fire fighting organizations by land and air attack equipment.

"On January 15, 2007, at 1530 PST plant management concurred with recommendations to issue an information notice due to local news interest. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is supporting the efforts lead by the CDF to combat the wild land fire, and the staff of DCPP is being fully advised of the fire conditions on an ongoing basis. To date no PG&E facilities or operations are threatened and CDF and DCPP fire fighting personnel are routinely updating plant operators regarding fire fighting activities in the area.

"No actual or potential threat to plant operation or equipment has occurred or expected and this report will be updated upon successful control of the wild land fire, currently expected to be early January 16, 2007."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY LARRY PARKER TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1830 EST ON 01/17/07 * * *

"On January 17, 2007 the fire was reported as 100% contained by the California Department of Forestry (CDF). CDF personnel will remain on the scene until operations throughout the burn area are complete. The fire burned a little over 320 acres and did not impact the operation of DCPP or its offsite transmission network. No further updates of this notification are required."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Campbell).

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