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Event Notification Report for February 5, 2008

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43957 43958

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43957
Facility: WATTS BAR
Region: 2 State: TN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JOE MAYO
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 02/04/2008
Notification Time: 11:18 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2008
Event Time: 10:20 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/04/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.1906(d)(2) - EXTERNAL RAD LEVELS > LIMITS
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (R2)
NADER MAMISH (NMSS)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

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

EXTERNAL READINGS EXCEEDED ALLOWABLE DOSE RATE

"On February 4, 2008 at approximately 10:20 EST, the Radiation Protection organization at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), notified the Shift Manager (Licensed SRO) that a shipment of miscellaneous equipment exceeded the 200 mrem/hour dose rate specified in 10 CFR 71.47. The equipment was being received for use in an upcoming refueling outage. Radiation Protection surveyed the shipping container and obtained a reading of approximately 2000 mrem/hour. In accordance with 10 CFR 10.1906(d) the final delivery carrier has also been notified. This immediate notification is being made in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 20.1906(d)(2) and 10 CFR 71.47."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43958
Facility: MCGUIRE
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: TONY COOK
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 02/04/2008
Notification Time: 11:44 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2008
Event Time: 09:15 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/04/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (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 Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

"A leak in the final holdup pond has resulted in a release of treated wastewater to the environment. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources [has] been notified."

The volume of the leak was approximately 100,000 gallons and the leak was to groundwater. The licensee has sampled the wastewater for tritium and determined that the activity was below reporting limits.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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