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Event Notification Report for April 13, 2007

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Event Reports For
04/12/2007 - 04/13/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43293 43300

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43293
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: LELAND STANFORD Jr. UNIVERSITY
Region: 4
City: STANFORD State: CA
County:
License #: 0676-43
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: M. GOTTLIEB
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/09/2007
Notification Time: 17:39 [ET]
Event Date: 03/05/2007
Event Time: 15:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 04/09/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
DENNIS RATHBUN (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POSSIBLE RELEASE OF TRITIUM GAS

The licensee provided the following information via email:

"Sometime between 03-05-2007 and 03-09-2007, 12 Tritium Exit signs containing approximately 6.2 Ci of Tritium each were released from Stanford University to the Newby Island Landfill in Milpitas, CA. The exit signs were reported to have been crushed on a hard surface with a possible release of the Tritium gas contained in the glass beads in the exit signs, and then covered with 60 tons of dirt. The Tritium exit signs are manufactured by the Isolite Safety Light Corporation in Bloomberg, PA. Licensee RSO will contact the Isolite Safety Light Corporation for more information concerning the Tritium exit signs and determine if the Tritium therein was released as a gas, or if any remains after crushing the glass beads that may be water soluble. The General Manager of the Newby Island Landfill was contacted by licensee RSO."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43300
Facility: RIVER BEND
Region: 4 State: LA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: JOHN PIPKIN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 04/12/2007
Notification Time: 16:41 [ET]
Event Date: 04/12/2007
Event Time: 10:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/12/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 65 Power Operation 65 Power Operation

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - POSITIVE RANDOM TEST

A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive test for illegal drugs during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been denied. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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