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Event Notification Report for August 22, 2007

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Event Reports For
08/21/2007 - 08/22/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43571 43576 43582 43583 43584 43585

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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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General Information or Other Event Number: 43576
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: WALTER BOSWELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Region: 4
City: SUN CITY State: AZ
County:
License #: 07-138
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: AUBREY GODWIN
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 08/17/2007
Notification Time: 18:20 [ET]
Event Date: 08/17/2007
Event Time: 15:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 08/17/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY GODY (R4)
JOSEPH HOLONICH (FSME)
ILTAB (E-Mailed) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST BRACHYTHERAPY SOURCES

"At approximately 9:00 AM the Agency was informed by [DELETED] Walter Boswell Memorial Hospital that on 8/14/2007 at approximately 4:30 PM, two seeds of Iodine 125 were discovered missing in the operating room number 10. Originally, 9 seeds were taken to surgery by a nuclear medicine technician to be sterilized. Only 7 seeds were returned from surgery. A search was initiated and the results were negative. Each seed contained 0.34 millicuries of Iodine 125. The Agency dispatched a team to attempt to locate the missing sources. The seeds have not been located.

"The Agency and the Hospital continue to look for the sources.

"The U.S. NRC and FBI are being notified of this event.

"First Notice: 07-011"


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: 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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Power Reactor Event Number: 43583
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: PAUL CHRISTIANSEN
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 08/21/2007
Notification Time: 15:49 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2007
Event Time: 10:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/21/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BEINOY DESAI (R2)

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 N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - UNLICENSED SUPERVISOR FAILED RANDOM DRUG TEST

An unlicensed supervisor had a confirmed positive random fitness-for-duty test. Unescorted access has been terminated unfavorably, as well as the PADS being updated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43584
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: ERNEST MATHES
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 08/21/2007
Notification Time: 16:58 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2007
Event Time: 14:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/21/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
JEFFREY CLARK (R4)

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

Event Text

REACTOR SCRAMMED DUE TO REACTOR WATER LEVEL 3 RPS ACTUATION

"The 'A' Reactor Feed Pump controller failed downscale causing reactor water level to lower. Feed pump was manually tripped as reactor water level passed through 20 inches (Narrow Range) in an attempt to stabilize level.

"Reactor scrammed on Level 3 (11.4") as designed. Mode switch placed in Shutdown. Lowest level observed was -25". All control rods fully inserted. No ECCS initiations were received and all systems responded as designed.

"Level 3 is also a Group 3 Shutdown Cooling Isolation setpoint. No valves isolated due to them being in their SOI [system operating instructions] position 'closed' prior to the event."

The IC Tech group was working on the Feedwater Pump Controller at the time of the trip and could have possibly caused this situation. However, this has yet to be determined.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43585
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: PAUL CHRISTIANSEN
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/21/2007
Notification Time: 17:23 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2007
Event Time: 14:40 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/21/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BEINOY DESAI (R2)

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 N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATIONS OF AN OIL SPILL

"On 8/21/2007, at approximately 13:30 a St. Lucie County employee spilled approximately one half gallon of unused motor oil into the intake canal while maintaining a mangrove watering pump in the owner controlled area. The county notified FPL Land Utilization Dept which responded to mitigate the spill. Land Utilization determined the spill was reportable at 14:12 and notified the Shift Manager.

"Per the plant's Oil and Hazardous Material Response Procedure several outside governmental agencies were notified of this event between 14:40 and 15:20 EDT. The following agencies were notified: National Response Center, Department of Environmental Protection, Florida's State Emergency Response Commission, and the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of outside governmental agencies in response to this environmental event."

Notified DOE (Anthony), EPA (Snowden), USDA (David Timmons), HHS (Jamie), and FEMA (Irwin).

National Response Center Report: #846356

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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