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Event Notification Report for April 30, 2007

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Event Reports For
04/27/2007 - 04/30/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43316 43319 43323 43324

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43316
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: ROOFING CONSULTANTS LTD
Region: 3
City: CRETE State: IL
County:
License #: 133-1249-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JASON HUNT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/24/2007
Notification Time: 17:11 [ET]
Event Date: 04/24/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/24/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3)
KEITH McCONNELL (FSME)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()

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

Event Text

MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE STOLEN

The State provided the following information via email:

"On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services, Radiation Protection Section was notified that a CPN Model MCM-2 roofing gauge, containing 50 mCi of Am-241 had been reported stolen near Crete, Illinois. The Department was notified because the gauge is under ownership of a State of Wisconsin company. The gauge appears to have been in the State of Illinois under the control of a company employee that resides in Illinois and is performing work at a client's location in Illinois. The owner did not file for reciprocity with the State of Illinois.

"Upon further investigation by the Department, the Department learned that the owner of the gauge does not have a proper Wisconsin Radioactive Material License. The owner received the gauge in a transfer of ownership when the past owner (a Wisconsin Radioactive Material License, #133-1249-01, Roofing Consultants LTD) sold the company to the current owner. The name of the company did not change when the ownership changed occurred, so the company is still operating under the name of Roofing Consultants LTD. The State of Wisconsin is currently investigating this transfer of ownership.

"The State of Illinois has been contacted concerning this incident and is in contact with the Will County Sheriff Department. The State of Illinois and the State of Wisconsin will continue to investigate this incident."

Wisconsin Event Number: 07-009

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: 43319
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: BAYSTATE HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: SPRINGFIELD State: MA
County:
License #: 60-0095
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/25/2007
Notification Time: 13:07 [ET]
Event Date: 04/25/2007
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/25/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (R1)
GREG MORELL (FSME)

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

Event Text

ONE I-125 PROSTATE SEED REPORTED MISSING

The State provided the following information via email:

"On 3/27/07, licensee reports being unable to locate a single Bard STM 1251 prostate seed containing 0.35 millicuries of Iodine-125 (60-day half-life) soon after a 130-seed (120 stranded seeds and 10 single seeds) medical procedure. This single titanium cylindrical capsule measures 0.8 mm (~0.03 inch) in diameter and 4.5 mm (~0.18 inch) in length (see Sealed Source Registry No. IL-1074-S-101-S). The last known location of the seed was in an operating room within the licensee's facility in Springfield, MA.

"The licensee conducted an extensive search of its facilities as described in its written report dated April 9, 2007. The licensee assumes the seed is lost at this point in time.

"In order to prevent recurrence, the licensee implemented updated seed counting and inventory control procedure changes and assignment responsibilities.

"Cause description: Inconsistent use of seed well container. All 10 single seeds were placed in one well instead of placing one seed in each of ten wells within container.

"Corrective action: Updated seed counting, inventory control procedure changes, and assignment responsibilities."

Massachusetts Event Docket Number: 04-6969

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: 43323
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: KEITH DROWN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/27/2007
Notification Time: 17:54 [ET]
Event Date: 04/27/2007
Event Time: 15:44 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/27/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (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
3 N Y 1 Startup 1 Startup

Event Text

INADVERTENT SIREN ACTUATION

"This is a voluntary report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). Approximately 1544 EST, the new siren system in Westchester County actuated inadvertently during testing. A press release has been issued. There has not been an event related to the health and safety of the public or onsite personnel, or protection of the environment."

The New York Public Utility Commission has been notified. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43324
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVE KARST
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 04/29/2007
Notification Time: 17:48 [ET]
Event Date: 04/29/2007
Event Time: 15:26 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/29/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
DAVE PASSEHL (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 89 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION SHUTDOWN DUE TO BOTH EMERGENCY DIESELS DECLARED INOPERABLE

"At 1453, [the licensee] declared D/G [Emergency Diesel Generator] - A inoperable due to outside air temperature exceeding 78.2 degrees Fahrenheit and entered Technical Specification 3.7.b.2 [which has a] 7-day LCO. At 1526, outside air temperature increased to greater than 81.4 degrees Fahrenheit and D/G - B was declared inoperable. With both D/Gs declared inoperable, Technical Specification 3.0.c , Standard Shutdown Sequence was entered. No other safety related components are inoperable at this time. Plant shutdown was initiated at 1624 on 4/29/07."

Based on recent findings by the licensee, the EDGs may not be capable of generating the minimum electrical power output needed to support a safety bus when outside air temperature exceeds certain limits (Operability Determination 151 dated April 26, 2007) The licensee is in the process of making ventilation modifications that will correct this condition. The licensee expects that the temperatures will drop below the EDG inoperability limits before the plant actually shuts down.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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