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Event Notification Report for June 2, 2008

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Event Reports For
05/30/2008 - 06/02/2008

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44242 44243 44251 44252

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44242
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: WALMART
Region: 4
City: ENID State: OK
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE BRODERICK
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 05/27/2008
Notification Time: 17:10 [ET]
Event Date: 05/01/2003
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/27/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)
TERRANCE REIS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRITIUM RELEASE FROM EXIT SIGNS

"Wal-Mart stores reported to Oklahoma DEQ that they had found three damaged tritium exit signs during an audit of their signage. Two of the signs released tritium, the third did not release tritium. All three signs were at the Wal-Mart in Enid, Oklahoma. It appears that the signs were damaged by a 'walkie stacker' (similar to a fork lift) at an unknown date in 2003. The radioactive content of the signs was not recognized at the time of the damage. All three signs have been sent to Isolite for disposal or recycling. The signs were manufactured by SRB Technologies, Inc. Serial numbers of the leaking signs were 290130 and 290103.

"Wipe tests revealed removable contamination of about 800 dpm/100 sq. cm on the wall directly behind one sign, and a maximum removable contamination of 82,800 dpm/100 sq. cm on the cement floor below the other sign. Both leaking signs were in the shipping and receiving area of the store. Wal-Mart has hired Dade Moeller & Associates as consultants, and this company took the measurement and conducted remediation. Dade Moeller states that they will have a technician at the store to remediate the remaining contamination by the end of this week."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44243
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: WTE RECYCLING
Region: 1
City: GREENFIELD State: MA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: J. THOMAS COULOMBE
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 05/28/2008
Notification Time: 18:21 [ET]
Event Date: 05/28/2008
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/28/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN ROGGE (R1)
TERRANCE REIS (FSME)

Event Text

MASSACHUSETTS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SCRAP METAL LOAD SET OFF RADIATION ALARM

The following information was received from the State of Massachusetts via facsimile:

"A shipment of ferrous scrap metal from a trash to energy generating facility set off the radiation alarms at the entrance to the scrap facility and was immediately rejected. A consultant responded to the facility with an isotope identifier and reported Radium-226 in the load. Insofar as the highest exposure rate on the surface of the trailer was 0.6 millirem/hour, a DOT-E 10656 was issued to permit travel back to the point of origin. The company that originated the shipment has acquired the services of a different consultant to evaluate the situation at their facility, contain the problem and to document the legal disposition of the radioactive material."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44251
Facility: SAN ONOFRE
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE
NRC Notified By: MIKE McBREARTY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/30/2008
Notification Time: 18:05 [ET]
Event Date: 05/30/2008
Event Time: 15:05 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 05/31/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 99 Power Operation 99 Power Operation
3 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE AT PRIMARY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY (EOF)

"Southern California Edison has scheduled replacement of the backup diesel generator (DG) for the San Onofre Emergency Operations Facility (EOF), for Saturday May 31, 2008. While the new DG is being installed, the EOF will be inoperable. The EOF outage is expected to begin at about 0700 and last approximately 8 hours.

"The alternate EOF located in Irvine, CA, will be available should SONGS need to respond to an Emergency Event.

"The Emergency Recall System, which is housed in the EOF, will be out of service while the new DG is being installed. Should recall of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) be necessary during the EOF outage, SCE will utilize alternate methods (contained in existing site procedures) for activating the ERO.

"This planned EOF outage is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"At the time of this report, Unit 2 and Unit 3 were operating at about 99 percent and
98 percent power, respectively."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE AT 2324 ON 5/31/2008 FROM MIKE McBREARTY TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"The Emergency Operations Facility was returned to service on May 31, 2008 at 1810 PDT. SCE is continuing to troubleshoot problems identified with the transfer switch associated with the new backup diesel generator, and will inform the NRC Resident Inspectors when the backup DG is available."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44252
Facility: BROWNS FERRY
Region: 2 State: AL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JOE BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 06/01/2008
Notification Time: 17:33 [ET]
Event Date: 06/01/2008
Event Time: 11:48 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/01/2008
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):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (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

Event Text

LUBE OIL MOISTURE CONTENT GREATER THAN ACCEPTABLE LIMIT

"A sample was taken of the lubrication/control oil from the Unit 1 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System for moisture content analysis. The results of this analysis concluded that the moisture content in the oil exceeded acceptable levels. As a result of this condition the Browns Ferry Nuclear Unit 1 HPCI system was declared inoperable at 11:48 on 6/1/08.

"This event is reportable within 8 hours in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v) as event or condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function. It also requires a 60 day written report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73 (a)(2)(vii).

"Unit 1 remains at 100% power.

"Unit 1 has entered Technical Specification LCO 3.5.1 and is performing the required actions. Troubleshooting of the moisture intrusion condition is in progress, and a corrective action plan is being developed.

"The NRC Resident inspector has been notified."

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