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Event Notification Report for March 31, 2008

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Event Reports For
03/28/2008 - 03/31/2008

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44094 44098 44106 44107

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44094
Facility: BYRON
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICHARD WILLIAMS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 03/25/2008
Notification Time: 20:24 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2008
Event Time: 18:49 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/28/2008
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3)
JIM CALDWELL (R3 R)
JIM WIGGINS (NRR)
BRIAN McDERMOTT (IRD)
ELIOT BRENNER (PAO)
SAMSON LEE (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 99 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER DUE TO STATION AUXILIARY TRANSFORMER FAULT

"At 1835 on March 25, 2008, Unit 2 experienced a Loss of Offsite Power. At 1849, an Unusual Event was declared. Station Auxiliary Transformer (SAT) 242-2, Phase C, experienced a Phase Overcurrent. This resulted in an isolation of the SAT, a loss of offsite power, and an automatic Fire Protection deluge of the SAT. No fire was confirmed. All equipment responded as required. The appropriate abnormal operating procedure was entered for event mitigation and is in progress. The Unit 2 Emergency Diesel Generators are supplying required safety-related power. Unit 2 remains at power."

The plant is stable and all equipment is functioning as required. The licensee is assessing a cross-tie to Unit 1 which is unaffected by this event and in the refueling mode.

The licensee notified the State and local authorities and the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified DHS (Greg Ray), FEMA (Erwin Casto), DOE (Sal Morrone), USDA (Timmons), HHS (Rick Turner), EPA/NRC (Petty Officer Thompson Report #866038).

* * * UPDATE BY SCOTT PURIN TO NRC AT 2230 EDT ON 3/25/08 * * *

The emergency buses on Unit 2 have been re-energized by offsite power supply sources via Unit 1 SAT. The Unit 2 EDGs have been secured and placed back in standby. The licensee is developing a recovery plan to restore a Unit 2 SAT to supply offsite power to Unit 2 loads. This will require such things as analyzing chemistry samples of the affected SAT transformers and assessing the protective relaying. In addition, some switchyard realignment will be necessary. The licensee is currently in a 72 hour LCO under Tech Spec 3.8.1 for the current electrical alignment.

The NRC Resident Inspector is onsite and the NRC Region continues to monitor the situation.

* * * UPDATE FROM STEVE WIDOLFF TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 0022 EDT ON 3/28/08 * * *

"At 2309 [hrs. CDT] on 3/27/08, Byron Unit 2 terminated an Unusual Event that was declared at 18:49 on 3/25/08, in accordance with EAL M.U.1 due to a loss of offsite power to transformers 242-1 and 242-2.

"Transformer 242-1has been energized from offsite power and is supplying Unit 2 ESF busses 241 and 242. The entry conditions for M.U.1 are no longer met. A press release will be issued."

Transformer 242-2 is out of service and isolated for repairs.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Hills), NRR EO (Ross-Lee), IRD (McDermott), DHS SWO (Doyle), FEMA (Liggett), DOE (Morrone), EPA (Allison), USDA (Timmon) and HHS (Dalziel).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44098
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: U.R.S. CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: SAN JOSE State: CA
County:
License #: 3518
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENT PRENDERGAST
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 03/26/2008
Notification Time: 14:48 [ET]
Event Date: 03/25/2008
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()
MEXICO VIA FAX ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - CALIFORNIA - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"On March 25, 2008, a Troxler M/D gauge, Model 3411, Serial Number 6520 was stolen from a URS company pick up truck during the evening. According to the RSO, the gauge was stolen from inside a locked container, which was stored in a locked camper shell, within a locked gated garage at the employees residence. The employee had taken the gauge to his residence in preparation for an early morning job. The density gauge was stated to contain approximately 9 mCi of cesium 137 and 44 mCi of americium 241. "

CA Report #032608


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: 44106
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MARK JENKINS
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 03/29/2008
Notification Time: 09:49 [ET]
Event Date: 03/29/2008
Event Time: 06:49 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/29/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xii) - OFFSITE MEDICAL
Person (Organization):
VINCENT GADDY (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTED OFFSITE

"While in Mode 6 / refueling, a contract scaffold builder received a cut to the leg while working in the containment building and was transported to Coffey County Hospital prior to the area under the pressure bandage having the radiological survey completed. This report is being submitted per the requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xii).

"Upon arrival at the hospital the radiological survey was completed and no contamination identified."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44107
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM RUSSELL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 03/29/2008
Notification Time: 17:59 [ET]
Event Date: 03/29/2008
Event Time: 10:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/29/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JAY HENSON (R2)

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

Event Text

OIL WASTE DISCHARGE INTO STORM DRAIN ONSITE

"On 3/29/08 at approximately 1100, oil waste was discharged from Units 1 and 2 into a storm drain which discharges into the cooling canal system. The discharge created an oil sheen approximately 10 feet in diameter. The oil slick is currently contained within an oil boom. The Department of Environmental Resource Management for Miami-Dade County was notified of the event at 1715."

This was a minor leak contained entirely within the owner controlled area with no path to major waterways.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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