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Event Notification Report for May 10, 2007

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43342 43353

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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 [Headquarters] 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: 43353
Facility: POINT BEACH
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: RYAN RODE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 05/09/2007
Notification Time: 19:33 [ET]
Event Date: 05/09/2007
Event Time: 16:23 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/09/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3)

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

UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO IDENTIFIED NON COMPLIANT FIRE PROTECTION MANUAL OPERATOR ACTIONS

"During performance of NFPA-805 Transition Project Task SUP-1, 'Manual Action Compliance,' it was determined there were 11 non-compliant manual operator actions that were being performed to achieve and maintain hot safe shutdown in Fire Area A06 (1B32 area). These manual actions were being performed in an Appendix R Section III.G.1/G.2 fire area, however, they do not meet the criteria for allowable manual actions specified in RIS 2006-10, 'Regulatory Expectations with Appendix R Paragraph III.G.2 Operator Manual Actions.'

"The discovery of these non-compliant manual actions is being reported as an unanalyzed condition as defined by 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii). Appropriate compensatory measures have been established for Fire Area A06 via initiation of hourly fire rounds. An extent of condition review has been initiated that will encompass the remainder of the safe shutdown areas in both Point Beach Nuclear Plant (PBNP) units. The results of the extent of condition will be documented in the site's corrective action program with compensatory measures being established as appropriate. The 60-day licensee event report, submitted to the Commission in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)ii), will provide the results of the manual action compliance review and follow-up corrective actions.

"The PBNP Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

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