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Event Notification Report for September 30, 2008

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Event Reports For
09/29/2008 - 09/30/2008

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44518 44520 44526 44527

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44518
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Region: 4
City: ZACHARY State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2162-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PENROD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 09/25/2008
Notification Time: 16:07 [ET]
Event Date: 09/17/2008
Event Time: 03:20 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/25/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
REBECCA TADESSE (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SHIELDING PLATE FELL OFF KR-85 MEASURING DEVICE

"On September 17, 2008, at 3:20 a.m. the Radiation Safety Officer for Georgia-Pacific called the answering service for radiation incidents after hours. He stated that the screws on a Honeywell Measurex unit, model 4201 had backed out and a shielding plate fell off leaving a 1 Ci Kr-85 source exposed. He stated that the operator had roped off the area around the paper machine to prevent access and exposure. The operator described the time and distance to the source and it was determined that any exposure would have been minimal. Honeywell International, license LA-10814-L01 was contacted for servicing and packaging of the unit. The service tech was to be at the facility September 17, 2008 around 4:00 p.m. because he was traveling from out of state. The facility will follow up with a report and additional information concerning this incident."

Louisiana Incident: LA0800019

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44520
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: J.A. CESARE
Region: 4
City: HENDERSON State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0295-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ERIC MATUS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 09/25/2008
Notification Time: 17:52 [ET]
Event Date: 09/25/2008
Event Time: 08:45 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/26/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)
REBECCA TADESSE (FSME)
ILTAB (via e-mail) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A moisture density gauge was stolen from the J.A. Cesare company in Henderson, NV between 0300 and 0500 on 9/25/2008. A state investigator is at the scene but has not reported details of the theft at this time.

Serial Number: MD90204856
Sources: 10 mCi Cs-137 and 50 mCi Am-241/Be

Additional information will be reported on 9/26/2008.

* * * UPDATE ON 9/26/08 AT 1713 EDT FROM MATUS TO HUFFMAN * * *

The State reports that the stolen moisture density gauge has been recovered by police at a pawn shop. The gauge had not been tampered with and has been returned to the licensee's RSO.

It was determined that the gauge was left in a company vehicle in the licensee's parking lot when it was originally stolen. The State also noted that the gauge was actually a CPN Model MC-1DR (preliminary information had indicated that the gauge was a Troxler).

Notified R4DO (Jones), FSME (Tadesse), and ILTAB (e-mail).


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: 44526
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: THOMAS BUSK
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 09/29/2008
Notification Time: 14:45 [ET]
Event Date: 09/29/2008
Event Time: 09:18 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JOHN WHITE (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF INTERNAL PHONE SYSTEMS

"A loss of internal phone systems was experienced at the station on 9/29/08 at 0918. This loss included the ENS phone line. Compensatory measures using cellular phones were established with the NRC. The phone outage did not affect the emergency plan state and local notification system. This event had no adverse affect on plant operations. Intermittent phone outages are expected until the issue is resolved. Maintenance is ongoing to investigate and correct the cause."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44527
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: JEFF SIMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 09/29/2008
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 09/29/2008
Event Time: 10:09 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/29/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
STEVE ORTH (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown
3 N Y 94 Power Operation 94 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DISCHARGE OF OIL INTO NAVIGABLE WATERS

"Notified by the Operations Incident Commander at 1009 CDT that a sheen of oil is visible on the Kankakee River north of the Goose Lake pumping station. It is estimated that 1 gallon may have been discharged to the Kankakee River.

"The leak was from a temporary diesel driven pump that was in place due to the recent flooding in the area. The pump has been secured and has been moved from the area.

"Notified the Illinois Emergency [Management] Agency (IEMA) of the fuel oil spill to the Kankakee River. IEMA incident report number H20081478. Reported to Agent [DELETED] at 1023 CDT.

"Notified the National Emergency Response Center of the oil spill to the Kankakee River. Incident report #885611. Reported to [DELETED] at 1055 CDT."

The licensee made the reports based on the requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Act, Section 311(b)(5), 40 CFR 110.5 and 40 CFR 112.4.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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