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Event Notification Report for October 10, 2008

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44543 44547 44554

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44543
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FLINT HILLS RESOURCES LP
Region: 4
City: ODESSA State: TX
County:
License #: L00547
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BOB FREE
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 10/06/2008
Notification Time: 12:52 [ET]
Event Date: 10/06/2008
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/06/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
ANNA BRADFORD (FSME)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- SOURCE RETRACTOR FAILED TO FUNCTION

The following information was received from the State of Texas via e-mail:

"While servicing the level gauge [Ohmart Model A2102, Cs-137], an Ohmart technician discovered that the source retractor failed to function. The source is extended into a polymer vessel and is functioning normally while source is extended. Ohmart will recover the source and remove it from service. The licensee will arrange for disposal and discontinue use of the source."

Texas Report I-8570.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 44547
Rep Org: WAL-MART
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 4
City: BENTONVILLE State: AR
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICH DAILEY
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/07/2008
Notification Time: 16:54 [ET]
Event Date: 10/07/2008
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/09/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
MARK DELLIGATTI (FSME)

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

Event Text

LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

Wal-Mart is conducting a worldwide audit of their tritium exit signs. This morning they discovered three missing signs.

The first missing sign was located at the store in Noblesville, Indiana. The serial number is 301651, manufacturer unknown. Curie content unknown. The sign was last inventoried in the spring of 2008.

The second sign was located at the store in Charlotte, Michigan. The serial number and manufacturer were unknown. Curie content unknown. The sign was last inventoried in the spring of 2008.

The third sign was located at the store in Yankton, South Dakota. The serial number is 293214, manufacturer unknown. Curie content unknown. The sign was last inventoried in the spring of 2008.

All three stores were searched for the signs without success.

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY RICHARD DALEY TO JASON KOZAL ON 10/09/08 AT 1308 * * *

Three additional signs were discovered missing in the state of Michigan:

1. At a store located at 995 Razorback Dr., Houghton, MI 49931. The serial number is unknown, the manufacturer is Isolite (11.5 Ci of tritium).

2. At a store located at 10772 West Carson City Rd., Greenville, MI 48838. The serial number is unknown, the manufacturer is Isolite (11.5 Ci of tritium).

3. At a store located at 7021 SW Nedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002. The serial number is 357889, the manufacturer is Isolite (11.5 Ci of tritium).

All three stores were searched for the signs without success.

Notified R3DO (Lara), and FSME (Burgess).

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: 44554
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: NICK RIZZO
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 10/09/2008
Notification Time: 16:08 [ET]
Event Date: 10/09/2008
Event Time: 12:54 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/09/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
SAM HANSELL (R1)

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

Event Text

EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR AND AUXILLARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION DUE TO BUS UNDERVOLTAGE

"On October 9, 2008, during scheduled monthly testing per surveillance procedure 3-PT-M62C, '480 volt Undervoltage Degraded Grid Protection System Bus 6A Functional,' the normal supply power to 480 volt safeguards Bus 6A de-energized resulting in the start and load of Bus 6A by the 32 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG), and the actuation of the '33' motor driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump (AFWP), and the '32' steam driven AFWP. All equipment performed as designed. Auxiliary feedwater (AFW) was injected into the Steam Generators (SG). Core reactivity changes as a result of AFW injection resulted in an 0.1% increase in reactor power. SG level change from normal of approximately 1-2% with no actuation of SG alarms, no challenge to automatic control, and no rod movement. No significant change to the Nuclear Instrumentation was observed. Normal supply power was restored to bus 6A and the EDG-32 returned to Auto. Investigation into the cause of the event is in progress. Unit 2 was unaffected and is at 100% power."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident inspector.

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