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Event Notification Report for October 24, 2007

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Event Reports For
10/24/2007 - 10/24/2007

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43733 43742

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43733
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Region: 1
City: WHITE SPRINGS State: FL
County:
License #: 23-01544-09
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN WILLIAMSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 10/19/2007
Notification Time: 18:10 [ET]
Event Date: 10/19/2007
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/19/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()
MICHAEL TSCHILTZ (FSME)

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

Event Text

POTENTIAL RECOVERY OF LOST OR STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A local citizen contacted the State of Florida to report that he had a Troxler moisture density gauge Model 3440, S/N 22605 in his possession for a year. The individual stated that he took the gauge from his deceased neighbors home, and that the neighbor had told him he found the gauge in a field.

The state representative was informed by the NRC Operations Center that this device was reported stolen from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in FT. Polk, LA in March 2002 and documented on NRC Event Report #38806.

The state is going to retrieve the gauge this evening.

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: 43742
Facility: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR
Region: 4 State: AR
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: JOHN HANSON
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 10/24/2007
Notification Time: 00:21 [ET]
Event Date: 10/23/2007
Event Time: 23:05 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/24/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
CHUCK CAIN (R4)
ELMO COLLINS (R4)
JIM DYER (NRR)
STUART RICHARDS (NRR)
TOM BLOUNT (IRD)
E. HOISINGTON (DHS)
R. TURNER (DOE)
D. TIMMONS (USDA)
F. THREATT (NRC) (EPA)
D. BARDEN (FEMA)

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

Event Text

ALERT DECLARED DUE TO ELECTRICAL FIRE IN THE AUXILIARY BUILDING

At 2305 an Alert condition was declared based on Emergency Action Level (EAL) 7.6, "Fire or Explosion Onsite Affecting One Train of ESF Systems." The fire was out at the time of the notification. There was no gaseous radiological release.

There were no injuries. The plant continues to operate at full power. The licensee is still assessing the full impact of any damage.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 0044 ON 10/24/07 FROM JEFF GERARD TO PETE SNYDER * * *

"Smoke is dissipating." The Alert condition is still in effect. There is no radiological release. There was no explosion.

* * * UPDATE AT 0256 ON 10/24/07 FROM FRED VAN BUSKIRK TO PETE SNYDER * * *

The Alert condition was terminated at 0133 CDT since inspections of the local area confirmed that the fire had been extinguished.

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