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Event Notification Report for April 16, 2008

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44133 44140 44141 44142

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44133
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: NETWORK CANCER CARE
Region: 4
City: PLANO State: TX
County:
License #: L05348
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RAY JISHA
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 04/11/2008
Notification Time: 13:00 [ET]
Event Date: 04/11/2008
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/11/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD DEESE (R4)
RON ZELAC (FSME)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING STRONTIUM-90 BETA APPLICATOR

The State of Texas reported that a 55 milliCuries strontium-90 beta applicator, Amersham Model SIA.20, is currently missing. The device was formally used at a cancer treatment facility in Plano. Texas, which has since filed for bankruptcy protection. The device was not returned to the authorized user upon sale of the property. The state believes the device is locked and stored in the building and is attempting to gain access through the bankruptcy trustee. The state is investigating and will provide further details at a later date.

* * * UPDATE FROM RAY JISHA TO JOE O'HARA AT 1730 0N 4/11/08 * * *

The State of Texas has inspected the business and accounted for the missing beta applicator. Additionally, they have discovered some other nuclear source material. The state has served an impoundment order on the business and has secured all of the sources in the building pending additional investigation and follow-up.

Texas Incident No. I-8500

Notified R4DO(Deese) and FSME(Kock).

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.

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44140
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: BRIAN PIGG
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/15/2008
Notification Time: 12:50 [ET]
Event Date: 04/15/2008
Event Time: 07:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3)

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

Event Text

HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION DECLARED INOPERABLE

"Unit 2 HPCI (High Pressure Coolant Injection) System was declared inoperable due to discovery of a failed flow controller. The controller failure would prevent HPCI from achieving rated flow (safety function). Investigation into cause of failure and preparation for controller replacement are in progress. This event is being reported under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(B & D)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

The licensee indicated the Isolation Condenser is operable. A 14 day LCO is in effect.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44141
Facility: COOK
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RANDALL CRANE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 04/15/2008
Notification Time: 14:46 [ET]
Event Date: 04/14/2008
Event Time: 12:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF SIREN ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM DUE TO SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS

"On April 14, 2008 during activities being performed by a Berrien County (BC) vendor associated with relocation of the BC 911 Dispatch Center, a microwave line was wired in parallel with the transceiver used to activate the Alert and Notification System (ANS) sirens. Following completion of the installation of the parallel microwave circuit, station personnel were informed and a poll was conducted at approximately 1633 hours on April 14, 2008, to verify no loss of capability of the ANS. This poll was unsuccessful. Immediate corrective actions included removal of the parallel microwave circuit and performance of an additional siren poll. The subsequent siren poll was completed successfully at approximately 1739 hours on April 14, 2008. A silent testing performed at 1000 hours on April 15, 2008, confirmed that all sirens are operational. An investigation has been initiated to evaluate the exact nature of the intended change, and to examine the processes used to control activities that may impact ANS operation. The ANS may not have been available on April 14, 2008, from approximately 1200 hours when the parallel circuit was installed, until the configuration was restored and successfully polled at 1739 hours."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. They are working with Berrien County during the investigation.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44142
Facility: FARLEY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: TIM DRIGGERS
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 04/15/2008
Notification Time: 17:13 [ET]
Event Date: 04/15/2008
Event Time: 08:49 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/15/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
Person (Organization):
KATHLEEN O'DONOHUE (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 61 Power Operation 61 Power Operation

Event Text

RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE

"At 0849 the B train of service water (SW) AC and DC power distribution systems [were] declared inoperable due to voltage fluctuations below the Tech Spec minimum. During this time the A train of RHR for Unit 1 was inoperable due to an equipment outage. LCO 3.0.3 [was] entered due to both trains [of] RHR inoperable on Unit 1. At 1029 Unit 1 exited LCO 3.0.3 when the A train of RHR was restored. Currently ground isolation efforts are in progress on the B train SW power distribution system."


The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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