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Event Notification Report for August 29, 2007

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
08/28/2007 - 08/29/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43596 43599 43605

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43596
Rep Org: KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: CHANUTE MANUFACTURING
Region: 4
City: CHANUTE State: KS
County:
License #: 21-B189-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TOM CONLEY
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 08/25/2007
Notification Time: 09:55 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2007
Event Time: 08:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JEFFREY CLARK (R4)
CHUCK CAIN (DNMS)
EDWIN HACKETT (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE

A representative from the State of Kansas contacted the NRC Operations Center to report a stuck radiography source. The source is stuck at Chanute Manufacturing Shop, 1700 South Washington Street, Chanute, Kansas. The company has a radiography shop and was performing a radiography shot of a drum when the guide tube stand fell approximately 2 feet and kinked the guide tube while retracting the source. The camera is an Amersham Model 880 with less than 100 Curies of Ir-192. The licensee reports the source is "stuck good". A 1 Mr/hr boundary has been established, and the area is secured. The state is unsure how far the source is from its fully retracted storage location. The licensee is attempting to locate a recovery team, and the State of Kansas is requesting assistance in locating a recovery team.

At 1110 EDT, the State of Kansas called back to report that the licensee has made arrangements with QSA Global of Boston, MA to come to the site today and recover the source.


* * * UPDATE ON 08/27/07 AT 1034 EDT FROM DAVID WHITFILL TO MACKINNON * * *

QSA arrived on 08/25/07 and completed recovery operations at 2017 CDT on 08/25/07. Highest dose received by a QSA person during recovery operations was 50 millirems as measured by an ion chamber detector.

R4DO (R. Nease) and FSME (C. Flannery) notified.

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 43599
Facility: HOPE CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: CHRIS SERATA
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 08/27/2007
Notification Time: 06:48 [ET]
Event Date: 08/27/2007
Event Time: 06:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/28/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
74.11(a) - LOST/STOLEN SNM
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1)
EDWIN HACKETT (FSME)
THOMAS BLOUNT (IRD)
L ENGLISH (ILTAB) (NSIR)

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

SHIPMENT FAILED TO ARRIVE ON TIME

A shipment failed to arrive on time.

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

Contact HOO for further details.

* * * UPDATE FROM J.R. TRAUTVETTER TO J. MACKINNON AT 0730 ON 08/27/07 * * *

Shipment arrived on site at 0720 EDT.

R1DO (J. Dwyer), FSME (C. Flannery), IRD (T. Blount ) and ILTAB (L. English) notified.

NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.

* * * RETRACTION FROM B. LITKETT TO P. SNYDER AT 2005 ON 08/28/07 * * *

While the shipment did not arrive on time, it was enroute to the station in the custody of the driver the entire time in question. Therefore the shipment was never lost and this event is retracted.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Burritt), FSME (McConnell), IRD (McDermott), and ILTAB (email).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43605
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BRIAN BATES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/28/2007
Notification Time: 15:17 [ET]
Event Date: 08/28/2007
Event Time: 13:54 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/28/2007
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):
CHRISTINE LIPA (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 AFTER DIGITAL FEEDWATER SYSTEM FAILURE

"At 13:54 on 8/28/07, DC Cook Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor trip due to low steam generator water level coincident with low feedwater flow on #11 steam generator. The cause was a malfunction of the Main Feedwater Pump Digital Control System, which remains under investigation. This requires a 4-hour report under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B).

"Both Motor-Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps automatically started due to the reactor trip. The Turbine-Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump (TDAFP) started automatically due to low-low water levels in at least two steam generators, which is expected for a reactor trip from 100% power. The automatic actuation of the reactor protection system and the TDAFP start require an 8-hour report under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).

"All systems functioned as expected after the trip, and no major components were out of service at the time of the trip. This is a non-complicated trip.

"The NRC resident has been notified."

The reactor tripped at 15% steam generator level and then level went off scale low as expected. All control rods fully inserted. No primary or secondary safeties or relief valves lifted with the exception of a feed heater relief valve. The plant is feeding steam generators with the motor driven auxiliary feed water pumps and dumping decay heat to the main condenser. The plant is in the normal shutdown electrical lineup.

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