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Event Notification Report for May 9, 2007

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05/08/2007 - 05/09/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43339 43342 43351

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43339
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: RENEGADE TESTING AND INSPECTION INC
Region: 1
City: SANFORD State: FL
County:
License #: 3891-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/03/2007
Notification Time: 08:27 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2007
Event Time: 14:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1)
GREG MORELL (FSME)

Event Text

POSSIBLE RADIATION EXPOSURE BEYOND OCCUPATIONAL LIMITS

"Radiographer received possible over exposure at job site. Radiographer had film badge and pocket dosimeter, but did not survey prior to changing film in preparation for next exposure. Discovered source was exposed when he attempted to crank out source. Radiographer contacted RSO on 2 May 2007 at 1455 hours. RSO contacted this office on 3 May 2007 at 0800. State contacted NRC on 3 May 2007 at 0827 hours. Film badge sent for emergency processing, pocket dosimeter was off scale. The State will investigate this afternoon's incident."

Source: 48.3 Ci Ir-192
Estimated dose received: 9 Rem
Location of incident: Sanford, FL
Time duration of incident: less than 2 minutes
Areas of greatest exposure estimated to be the forearm and hand

Incident Number: FL07-04

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43342
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ALLIANCE LABORATORIES, INC
Region: 4
City: HOUSTON State: TX
County:
License #: L05586
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY JISHA
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 05/04/2007
Notification Time: 11:40 [ET]
Event Date: 05/04/2007
Event Time: 06:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/04/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
NEIL O'KEEFE (R4)
TIM HARRIS (FSME)
ILTAB (e-mailed) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM TEXAS - STOLEN HUMBOLDT MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE.

The following information was provided via e-mail:

"On Friday, May 4, 2007, around 10:20 a.m., the Agency received notification by Alliance Laboratories, Inc., that a 2002 metallic gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck that was carrying a moisture/density gauge, Humboldt Scientific Inc, Model 5001, SN#4455, with two sources 11 mCi of Cs-137, SN 1654CM, and a 44 mCi Am-241, SN NJ04752, was stolen sometime between 0600-0800 hrs. from an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Houston Police Department has been notified and the case number is 06-4781007B. The Agency also notified the House Operations Officer at the NRC, at 1040 hours, and the event number is 43342."

Texas Incident Number: I-8409.


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: 43351
Facility: PALISADES
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: TODD MULFORD
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 05/08/2007
Notification Time: 15:23 [ET]
Event Date: 05/08/2007
Event Time: 13:22 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/08/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON LOW STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL

"On May 8, 2007 at 1322 hours, the reactor automatically tripped from approximately 100% power due to low level in the 'B' Steam Generator. The low level condition resulted from spurious closure of the 'B' feedwater regulating valve. The feedwater regulating valve closure appears related to an instrument and control troubleshooting work activity that was in progress at the time of the event. Investigation into the cause is continuing.

"In additions an automatic actuation of the auxiliary feedwater system occurred, as designed, to restore steam generator levels. All systems functioned as designed. Decay heat is being removed via steaming through the turbine bypass valve to the main condenser."

All control rods fully inserted.

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

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