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Event Notification Report for August 21, 2007

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Event Reports For
08/20/2007 - 08/21/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43570 43571 43581 43582

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43570
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP
Region: 4
City: CANTON State: MS
County:
License #: WN-R0831
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BOBBY SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 08/15/2007
Notification Time: 18:06 [ET]
Event Date: 08/15/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/15/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA HOWELL (R4)
JOSEPH HOLONICH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - INADVERTENT SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The State provided the following information via email:

"DRH received notification on 8-15-07 from the Washington Dept. of Health, about the possibility of two (2) Industrial Dynamic Models FT-12 (Device Serial # 101942/Source # 318) and FT-50 (Device Serial No. 116158/Source # 3109) each containing 100 millicuries of Americium 241, being [inadvertently] delivered to a company in Mississippi. Washington DOH asked MS DRH to assist. DRH sent inspectors to the Canton, Mississippi location and verified that the sources were in both devices. DRH called Washington DOH and reported that the devices were indeed at that location.

"DRH called contractor QSA Global for assistance with disposal. QSA will deal directly with company that shipped devices to Mississippi.

"DRH confirmed both sources were in [the] devices with survey measurements of 0.7 mR/hr at [the] surface."

Mississippi report number - MS 07003

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43571
Rep Org: WISCONSIN RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: PACUR
Region: 3
City: OSHKOSH State: WI
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LOELA DeKOCK
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/16/2007
Notification Time: 13:01 [ET]
Event Date: 08/15/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/16/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3)
SANDRA WASTLER (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - Sr-90 SOURCE FOUND

"On August 1, 2007, Wisconsin Radiation Protection was notified a general licensed Sr-90 gauging device had been found. The device is a model 3F11, Strontium-90 source, Barber-Coleman Model 015202 source holder. The label indicates a source activity of 100 millicuries in July 1989. The device was found amid manufacturing equipment that had been purchased at an auction in 1999 when a company in Nevada had gone out of business. The equipment had been transported to Wisconsin and stored in an off-site warehouse. The equipment was never used and was in the process of being sorted prior to being sent for salvage. The device was found during this process. The company did not know the device bad been shipped to their location.

"The company has contacted a broker to dispose of the device. Wisconsin Radiation Protection is in contact with the broker."

Wisconsin Event Report ID: WI070018

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43581
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RANDY SANDY
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 08/20/2007
Notification Time: 14:35 [ET]
Event Date: 08/20/2007
Event Time: 10:53 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/20/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
BRUCE BURGESS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

ELECTRICAL BREAKER B4305 UNABLE TO FUNCTION

"During panel walk downs in the Main Control Room, an Operator discovered no light indication for V-AC-4, B RHR ROOM AIR COOLING UNIT. Operator was dispatched to Breaker B4305 and 'B' RHR room to determine cause of loss of indicating light. The Operator determined that breaker B4305 (V-AC-4, 'B' RHR ROOM AIR COOLING UNIT 480V SUPPLY) was unable to function. Division II RHR pumps, Division II CS pump, and associated low pressure injection systems were declared inoperable. Tech Spec Actions 3.5.1.A, 3.5.1.B, and 3.5.1.M were entered resulting in entry into LCO 3.0.3 at 1053 on August 20, 2007. At 1151 on August 20, 2007 power reduction was commenced using normal shutdown procedures.

"Site Electricians determined that a line fuse had blown. The fan motor was meggared and all three line fuses were replaced. At 1230 on August 20, 2007, V-AC-4 was tested and returned to service. Division II RHR pumps, Division II CS pump and associated low pressure injection systems were declared operable. LCO 3.0.3 and T.S. Actions 3.5.1.A, 3.5.1.B, and 3.5.1.M were exited. Power reduction was terminated at 98%."

At the completion of the call the power level had returned to 100%.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43582
Facility: FT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: KEVIN BOSTON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 08/20/2007
Notification Time: 22:06 [ET]
Event Date: 08/20/2007
Event Time: 21:03 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/21/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
JEFFREY CLARK (R4)

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

INOPERABLE HOUSE SERVICE TRANSFORMERS

"This report is made in compliance with Tech spec 2.7, 4 hour NRC notification of inoperable house service transformers. The 161 Kv electrical supply to both house service transformers T1A-3 and T1A-4 was lost at 21:03 EDT. Fast transfer to 22 Kv was successful. AOP-31, 161 Kv Grid Malfunctions, abnormal operating procedure was entered. Technical Specification 2.7 (2) c, 72 hour LCO was entered.

"Background: The site was in a tornado warning between 20:30 and 21:00 EDT. Wind speeds were observed in excess of 60 mph by the site weather tower. One of the two switchyard breakers 3451-5 on the 345 Kv system opened at 20:50 EDT. The 345 Kv output breaker 3451-4 remained closed."

The EDG are in standby and ready for service if required.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 08/21/07 AT 0400 EDT FROM K. BOSTON TO MACKINNON * * *

The 161Kv electrical supply has been returned to service and Tech Spec 2.7(2)c has been exited at 0029 EDT on 08/21/07. Breaker 3451-5 remains open. System walk downs have to be completed before breaker 3451-5 can be closed. R4DO (J. Clark) notified.

The NRC Resident Inspector is presently in the control room.

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