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Event Notification Report for July 17, 2007

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07/16/2007 - 07/17/2007

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43480 43481 43482 43485 43492

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43480
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: ALPHA & OMEGA SERVICES
Region: 4
City: EDGERLY State: LA
County:
License #: LA-10025-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PENROD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 07/11/2007
Notification Time: 15:59 [ET]
Event Date: 07/11/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/16/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)
JIM WHITNEY ILTAB ()

This material event contains a "Category 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING IR-192 SOURCE

The licensee provided the following information via facsimile:

"A facility in Twin Falls, Idaho was shipping a 6 Ci Ir-192 HDR source back to Alpha & Omega Services for disposal. The carrier was FedEx. When the package arrived at Alpha & Omega and was opened, it contained a helicopter part and not a source. Will update when information is available."

Event Report ID No: LA070018

See also Event Notification #43484

* * * UPDATE AT 1054 EDT ON 7/16/07 FROM RICHARD PENROD TO S. SANDIN * * *

The following information was received via fax:

"This source was never lost. The facility did not follow their SOPS and log in the shipment from FEDEX. The source was in the facility the entire time."

Notified R4DO (Pick) and FSME (Wastler).

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example, level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging.

Although IAEA categorization of this event is typically based on device type, the staff has been made aware of the actual activity of the source, and after calculation determines that it is a Category 3 event.

Note: the value assigned by device type "Category 2" is different than the calculated value "Category 3"

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43481
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL
Region: 4
City: HOUMA State: LA
County:
License #: LA-7396-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PENROD
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/12/2007
Notification Time: 07:12 [ET]
Event Date: 05/31/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/12/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"Agreement State Agency: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

"Event Report ID No.: LA070019

"License No.: LA-7396-L01

"Licensee: Oceaneering International, Inc

"Event date and Time: May 2007

"Event Location: Houma, LA

"Event type: Overexposure

"Notifications: LA DEQ

"Event description: Oceaneering received a notification from Landauer that one of Oceaneering's employees was over exposed for the month of May 2007. The dose that was reported for this employee was 5467 mrem (deep), 5677 (eye), and 5892 (shallow). This incident will be investigated and DEQ will forward new information once it is received.

Transport vehicle description: N/A

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43482
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: OHMSTEDE
Region: 4
City: SULPHUR State: LA
County:
License #: LA-5694-L01A
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PENROD
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 07/12/2007
Notification Time: 07:53 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/12/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The licensee provided the following information via facsimile:

"Agreement State Agency: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

"Event Report ID No.: LA070020

License No.: LA-5694-L0IA

"Licensee: Ohmstede

"Event date and Time: June 25, 2007

"Event Location: Sulphur, LA

Event type: Equipment

Notifications: LA DEQ

"Event description: Ohmstede sent an Amersham 660B camera serial number B1072 to QSA Global for a source exchange. Before a new source was put into the camera, QSA Global discovered that the camera had a cracked S tube. The camera has been removed from operation and is in storage."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43485
Rep Org: KENTUCKY DEPT OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: FULLER, MOSSBARGER, SCOTT AND MAY ENGINEERS, INC.
Region: 1
City: LEXINGTON State: KY
County:
License #: 201-142-51
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN PARSLEY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 07/12/2007
Notification Time: 15:25 [ET]
Event Date: 07/12/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/12/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAYMOND LORSON (R1)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()

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

Event Text

STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

At 9am on 7/12/07 the licensee noticed that their Troxler, Model 3440, S/N 20970, moisture density gauge was stolen. The gauge had been secured in a truck with a lock and chain inside a locked case at 3pm on 7/11/07. The licensee noticed that the lock on the case had been cut and the gauge was gone.

The licensee reported the incident to the Lexington Police Department as case identification number 07131235.

The gauge has a 0.04 curie Americium-241 source and a 0.008 curie Cesium-137 source. The sources were last leak checked in April of 2007.

The state is following up on this issue.

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: 43492
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: GERALD HOLTHAUS
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 07/16/2007
Notification Time: 18:09 [ET]
Event Date: 07/17/2007
Event Time: 07:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/16/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
KENNETH RIEMER (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

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER INOPERABLE DUE TO PLANNED RELOCATION

"On 07/17/07 at 0700 hours CDT the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant's (MNGP) Technical Support Center (TSC) will begin relocation to a new facility. The relocation activities include implementation of compensatory measures to maintain the TSC functions during the transition. The compensatory measures include having the Emergency Director report to the Control Room and co-locating the remaining TSC staff at the EOF should an event declared requiring Emergency Response Organization (ERO) activation. The ERO has previously successfully demonstrated the ability to implement these compensatory measures. The relocation and testing of equipment in the new TSC are scheduled to be complete[d] on or before 07/23/07.

"The site Emergency Response Organization has been notified of the relocation and instructed on the planned compensatory measures to be implemented during the move. MNGP will notify the NRC upon completion of the relocation and declaration of TSC operability in the new location. This event is considered reportable per 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(xiii). The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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