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Event Notification Report for January 22, 2007

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01/19/2007 - 01/22/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43103 43107 43108 43109

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43103
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: SHAW PIPE LINE SERVICES
Region: 4
City: TULSA State: OK
County:
License #: 35-23193-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GWYN GALLOWAY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 01/16/2007
Notification Time: 13:38 [ET]
Event Date: 01/15/2007
Event Time: 11:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/16/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4)
SCOTT FLANDERS (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA MALFUNCTION

At 1100 on 01/15/07, the radiography crew reported a radiography camera malfunction to their Radiation Safety Officer. The crew was using a Model SPEC 150 radiography exposure device with a 71 curie Ir-192 source. The radiography source had become disconnected from the drive cable and was stuck in the guide tube near the collimator. The guide tube was not crimped and the cause of the disconnect is not known. The crew covered the collimator with sand bags to limit access. That afternoon after consulting with SPEC, the crew was able to retract the source using a tong type apparatus. The licensee will return the camera to SPEC for repairs. There were no abnormal exposures. The crew was from Oklahoma and was working near Bonanza, Utah under a reciprocity agreement.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43107
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: DAVE GREINER
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 01/19/2007
Notification Time: 17:22 [ET]
Event Date: 01/19/2007
Event Time: 14:10 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/19/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
EUGENE COBEY (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

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO PRESS RELEASE

"The licensee issued a news release for closure of the Cesium -137 issue identified in December 2006. Results of the extensive review indicate all sample levels to be within expected ranges for this area. This notification is being made due to heightened public awareness for environmental issues."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

See related event notification #43053.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 43108
Rep Org: CONAM INSPECTION
Licensee: CONAM INSPECTION
Region: 3
City: CHICAGO State: IL
County:
License #: 12-16559-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BOB SLACK
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 01/20/2007
Notification Time: 13:41 [ET]
Event Date: 01/20/2007
Event Time: 05:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2202(b)(1) - PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE >= 5 REM
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3)
EUGENE COBEY (R1)
SCOTT FLANDERS (NMSS)

Event Text

POTENTIAL EXTREMITY DOSE IN EXCESS OF 50 REM

The licensee was performing radiography at the Sunoco refinery in Philadelphia, PA when a radiographer approached the front of a radiography camera thinking that he had retracted the radiography source and manipulated the source holder to another position and returned to the rear of the camera. When the radiographer attempted to expose the source he thought was retracted, he found the source in the exposed position. The radiographer then retracted the source, secured it, and then reported the incident to the Radiation Safety Officer.

The radiographer received a calculated dose of between 44 and 55 Rem to the right hand and fingers due to this event. The length of exposure was approximately 55 sec. The individual was wearing a film badge and dosimeter but no alarming rate dosimeter. Both dosimeters were sent in to be read and determine actual dose received. The radiography camera was a 660 AEA Ir-192 camera with current source strength of 77 Ci. The radiographer has been sent for medical treatment and will continue with treatment until further notice.

The licensee has initiated the following corrective actions: radiographer has been relieved of duty; all work has been stopped at the Sunoco refinery; the licensee will require two individuals at the radiography site to ensure source position and securing of the source.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43109
Facility: CALVERT CLIFFS
Region: 1 State: MD
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: BRUCE SCHICK
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 01/20/2007
Notification Time: 16:38 [ET]
Event Date: 01/20/2007
Event Time: 03:38 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
EUGENE COBEY (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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

CREVS AND CRETS INOPERABLE DUE TO 1A AND 2B EDG OOS

The licensee discovered two separate issues that required the 1A EDG and 2B EDG to be declared inoperable. It was discovered that the 1A EDG exhaust fan damper had failed which required the 1A EDG to be declared inoperable and 22A Service Water Heat Exchanger Inlet strainer diversion valve was failed which required the 2B EDG to be declared inoperable.

With both of the EDG's inoperable the licensee declared the Control Room Emergency Ventilation System (CREVS) and the Control Room Emergency Temperature System (CRETS) systems inoperable. This condition placed the licensee in a 2 hour LCO to place the plant in hot shutdown. At 0432 the 1A EDG was restored to operability and the applicable LCO was exited. The condition existed for 56 minutes. Subsequently the repairs were completed on the 22A Service Water Heat Exchanger Inlet strainer diversion valve and the 2B EDG was returned to service.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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