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Event Notification Report for November 12, 2008

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
11/10/2008 - 11/12/2008

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44547 44628 44631 44636 44639 44643 44648 44651 44652

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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: 11/11/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
MARK DELLIGATTI (FSME)
ILTAB (e-mail) ()

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) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE AT 1400 EDT ON 10/10/08 FROM RICH DAILEY TO S. SANDIN * * *

An additional missing exit sign was identified during the on-going inventory. The exit sign was manufactured by SRB and contained 20 Ci of tritium, S/N 280802. It was last inventoried in Spring 2008 at Wal-Mart Store #5039 which is located in Camden, DE.

Notified R3DO (Lara), FSME (Einberg) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE AT 1422 EDT ON 10/14/08 FROM RICH DAILEY TO JOE O'HARA * * *

An additional missing exit sign was identified during the on-going inventory. The exit sign was manufactured by SRB and contained 20 Ci of tritium, S/N 277880. It was last inventoried in Spring 2008 at Wal-Mart Store #1833 which is located in Fredericksburg, VA.

Notified R1DO (Jackson), R3DO (Phillips), FSME (Vontill) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE AT 1305 EDT ON 10/21/08 FROM RICH DAILEY TO JEFF ROTTON * * *

Two additional missing exit signs were identified during the on-going inventory.

1. 1 sign at store #566, 1115 American Way, Booneville, IN 75237. The exit sign was manufactured by SRB and contained 20 Ci of tritium, S/N 306432.

2. 1 sign at store #3548, 910 Walcott Street, Waterbury, CT 06705. The exit sign was manufactured by SRB and contained 20 Ci of tritium, S/N 266092.

Notified FSME (Burgess), R3DO (Hironori Peterson), R1DO (Cahill), and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE ON 10/24/08 AT 1735 EDT FROM DAILEY TO KLCO * * *

Wal-Mart Corporate Office reported a total of 2 tritium exit signs missing from one store in Missouri. Store management and maintenance personnel have conducted a search and have determined that the signs are not on the premises. Wal-Mart last inventoried these signs April 2008 and is declaring these signs to be missing.

The device information is as follows:

1. Location: Dexter, Missouri, Serial number - 314882, Curie content - 11.5.

2. Location: Dexter, Missouri, Serial number - 314890, Curie content - Unknown.

Notified FSME (Mauer), R4DO (Deese) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE ON 10/28/08 AT 0900 EDT FROM DAILEY TO KLCO * * *

Wal-Mart Corporate Office reported a tritium exit sign missing from a store in Virginia. Store management and maintenance personnel have conducted a search and have determined that the signs are not on the premises. Wal-Mart last inventoried these signs April 2008 and is declaring these signs to be missing.

The device information is as follows:

1. Location: Norton, Virginia, Serial number - 316467, Curie content - 11.5.

Notified FSME (Einberg), R1DO (Cobey) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE ON 10/29/08 AT 1713 EDT FROM DAILEY TO KOZAL * * *

Wal-Mart Corporate Office reported a total of 3 tritium exit signs missing from two stores in Michigan, and 1 sign from a store in Indiana. Store management and maintenance personnel have conducted a search and have determined that the signs are not on the premises. Wal-Mart last inventoried these signs April 2008 and is declaring these signs to be missing.

The device information is as follows:

1. Store number 1791 Location: 7083 West 48th Street, Freemont, MI 49412, Serial Number: Unknown, Manufacturer - Isolite, Activity - 11.5 Ci.

2. Store number 1791 Location: 7083 West 48th Street, Freemont, MI 49412, Serial Number: 256573, Manufacturer - Isolite, Activity - 11.5 Ci.

3. Store number 2238 Location: 1879 East Sherman Blvd., Muskegon, MI 49444 Serial Number: 254487, Manufacturer - SRB, Activity - 20 Ci.

4. Store number 2339 Location: 2801 North Western Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906, Serial Number: 295648, Manufacturer - Isolite, Activity - 11.5 Ci.

Notified FSME (Einberg), R3DO (Kozak) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE ON 11/05/08 AT 1828 EST FROM DAILEY TO KLCO * * *

Wal-Mart Corporate Office reported a total of 2 tritium exit signs missing from one store in Hawaii and 1 sign from a store in Connecticut. Store management and maintenance personnel have conducted a search and have determined that the signs are not on the premises.

The device information is as follows:

1. Store number 5274 Location: 1131 Kuala Street, Pearl City, HI 96782, Serial Number: 33526, Manufacturer - Isolite, Activity - 11.5 Ci.

2. Store number 2331 Location: 155 Waterford Parkway North, Waterford, CT 06385, Serial Number: 286501, Manufacturer -SBR, Activity - Unknown

Notified FSME (Suber), R4DO (Campbell), R1DO (Caruso) and ILTAB via email.

* * * UPDATE ON 11/11/08 AT 0818 EST FROM DAILEY TO KOZAL * * *

Wal-Mart Corporate Office reported a total of 2 tritium exit signs missing. One in New Jersey and 1 sign from a store in Virginia. Store management and maintenance personnel have conducted a search and have determined that the signs are not on the premises.

The device information is as follows:

1. Store number 1742 Location: 3501 Rt 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012 Serial number: 162266, Manufacturer: Foreverlight, Activity: Unknown.

2. Store number 1726 Location: 171 Burgess Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Serial number: 288780, Manufacturer: SRB, Activity: 20 Ci.

Notified FSME (Suber), R1DO (Trapp) and ILTAB via email.

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 44628
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANCER CENTERS
Region: 4
City: DENVER State: CO
County:
License #: 1012-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ED STROUD
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 11/04/2008
Notification Time: 10:42 [ET]
Event Date: 11/04/2008
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/04/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

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AGREEMENT STATE - UNREPORTED FETAL OVEREXPOSURES

"During a routine inspection at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado License, two fetal overexposures were identified that had not been reported to the Department.

"The first case occurred on 8/23/05, and involved a PET/CT scan where the patient was injected with 16.3 mCi of FDG (F-18). After the procedure, the patient discovered she was pregnant. The fetal exposure was estimated to be 1.5 rem. The licensee determined the risk of congenital abnormalities to be negligible.

"The second case occurred on 11/28/06 and also involved a PET/CT scan where the patient was injected with 11.9 mCi of FDG (F-18). After the procedure, the patient discovered she was pregnant. The fetal exposure was estimated to be 1.02 rem. The licensee determined the risk of congenital abnormalities to be negligible.

"No other details are available at this time.

"Additional information will be reported through NMED as it becomes available."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44631
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: EARTH ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC.
Region: 4
City: WINDSOR State: CO
County:
License #: 867-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES JARVIS
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 11/05/2008
Notification Time: 13:23 [ET]
Event Date: 11/04/2008
Event Time: 17:24 [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/05/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4)
GREG SUBER (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - LOST TROXLER GAUGE

The following information was provided by the state via facsimile:

"The following information was reported to the Radiation Management Unit (RMU) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) by the acting RSO of a Colorado Licensee - Earth Engineering Consultants, Inc (EEC) - pertaining to a lost/stolen moisture density gauge.

"[On November 04, 2008] After taking a series of density tests of aggregate base course material for a new roadway on Jacoby Farms 5th Filing development project in Windsor, Colorado, (site location is on the north side of State Highway 392 and east 17th Street in Windsor, CO), the field technician placed gauge on his bumper, transferred the results onto his field paperwork, visited with the project supervisor and discussed the results, then entered his truck to complete additional paperwork, and received a call on his cell phone for his next project assignment. Time elapsed and the technician failed to secure the gauge back into the lock box within the pick-up truck. After realizing his dilemma, the technician immediately stopped the truck and began a search for the missing gauge. Phone calls were made to the project foreman, and an extensive search took place re-tracking the steps and paths taken. [The licensee] called the Health Department Radiation [Management Unit] and left several messages informing the state [of the missing Troxler].

"At approximately 11:45 AM on 11/5/08, CDPHE RMU followed up with the licensee via phone regarding the incident, at that time the licensee reported that he believed that the gauge had been recovered/found and had been dropped off at an area fire department by a member of the public last evening (11/4/08). The licensee indicated they were sending someone to the fire department to verify this and retrieve the gauge. The licensee indicated that the gauge was scratched but appeared to be intact and confirmed they would inspect the gauge and survey it. The licensee indicated that they would be sending the gauge to a local gauge repair company for leak testing and repair (as applicable). The CDPHE RMU is awaiting final confirmation/information from the licensee."

* * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY JAMES JARVIS TO JASON KOZAL VIA FAX ON 11/5/08 AT 1804 * * *

The following information was provided by the state via facsimile:

" At approximately 13:15 hours [MST on 11/5/08] the Radiation Management Unit (RMU) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) received confirmation that the moisture density gauge lost during the evening of 11/4/08 has been recovered and is now in possession of the licensee. The gauge and its radioactive materials were out of the licensee control for less than 24 hours. During a portion of the time the gauge was missing it was in the possession of a local fire department. The CDPHE RMU does not expect any impact to any members of the public as a result of the temporarily lost gauge due to the short duration of possession.

"Upon recovery, the licensee performed a visual inspection and radiological survey and has confirmed that the radioactive materials are present and intact. The gauge has been transferred to a local licensed gauge service provider where a leak test and through examination will be performed."

Notified the R4DO (Campbell), FSME (Suber), and ILTAB via 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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General Information or Other Event Number: 44636
Rep Org: IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Licensee: KEOKUK STEEL CASTINGS
Region: 3
City: KEOKUK State: IA
County:
License #: 3325-1-56-XRF
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: NANCY FARRINGTON
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 11/07/2008
Notification Time: 08:58 [ET]
Event Date: 11/06/2008
Event Time: 15:10 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3)
GREG SUBER (FSME)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

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LOST X-RAY ANALYZER CONTAINING CADMIUM-109 AND IRON-55

"On November 6, 2008, at 1510, IDPH received a call from Keokuk Steel Castings, Registration No.: 3325-1-56-XRF that a TN Technology X-ray Fluorescent Analyzer, model 9266, serial number B837, containing 5 mCi of Cadmium-109 and 45 mCi of Iron-55, was missing.

"The licensee was returning the device to Thermo Scientific for disposal. On 2/26/08, the licensee shipped the device via UPS.

"On 6/3/08, the licensee was contacted by Thermo Scientific that the device never arrived.

"The licensee contacted UPS and on 7/7/08, a Tracer Investigation was opened. UPS never located the package (tracking no. 1Z5421030340748497).

"IDPH contacted a UPS Supervisor who stated that the last known location of the package was Des Moines, Iowa, and the UPS investigation was closed on 7/16/08. He was asked to reopen the file and to look one more time for the package. He called back and stated that the device could not be located in Des Moines. IDPH and UPS consider the case closed."

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 44639
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: GSG MATERIAL TESTING
Region: 3
City: CHICAGO State: IL
County:
License #: IL-02340-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/07/2008
Notification Time: 14:21 [ET]
Event Date: 11/07/2008
Event Time: 07:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMNES CAMERON (R3)
GREG SUBER (FSME)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"On November 7, at 7:00 AM the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Communications Center contacted our [Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency] Radiation Duty Officer to advise they had been told of a theft of radioactive material. The report was filed by the Radiation Safety Officer of GSG Material Testing Inc. A portable moisture density gauge had been stolen from their temporary worksite in Chicago during the night. The Troxler model 3430 (s/n 35592) had been forcibly removed from a construction trailer at 704 West 42nd Street, Chicago, IL. The gauge contains two sources; 9 milliCi Cs-137and 40 milliCi Am-241:Be. The call to the IEMA Comm Ctr came from the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer [DELETED]. The gauge was last seen in the trailer yesterday at the close of business. The Chicago Police Department was contacted and had arrived at the scene to complete a report. Evidence at the scene indicated thieves had entered by bending bars which were over a window and then breaking the glass. They had ransacked the trailer looking for items of worth. They broke the lock on the transport container which held the gauge and then removed the gauge from the trailer. The licensee indicated that, contrary to instructions, the field technician assigned the gauge had left the device in the trailer. The RSO also indicated that during today's police interview, they were advised that the trailer had a previous break-in a few months prior, of which they were unaware. The Agency [Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency] is awaiting additional information from the licensee before potentially taking enforcement action. A reactive inspection may be justified. We [Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency] are considering this matter open."

Illinois Report Number: IL0800065

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 44643
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANTS
Region: 1
City: HUBBARDSTON State: MA
County:
License #: 48-0334
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN SUMARES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/07/2008
Notification Time: 15:36 [ET]
Event Date: 11/07/2008
Event Time: 09:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/07/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
SAM HANSELL (R1)
GREG SUBER (FSME)
ILTAB (e-mail) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was transmitted by the state via facsimile:

"Licensee called the Agency [Massachusetts] to report a stolen Troxler gauge, model # 3440 and serial # 21550. Gauge user had the locked transport case and the locked gauge stored inside a personal vehicle for the purpose of driving to a work site scheduled for 11/7/08. The vehicle was parked in Hubbardston, MA overnight (11/6 - 11/7/08). In the morning of 11/7/08, it was discovered that the personal vehicle had been broken into and the transport case and gauge was missing and presumed stolen. Other personal vehicles in the local area also had been broken into on the same night."

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: 44648
Facility: VOGTLE
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MIKE HENRY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 11/09/2008
Notification Time: 20:44 [ET]
Event Date: 11/09/2008
Event Time: 15:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/11/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
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
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER HVAC OUT OF SERVICE

"The TSC Normal HVAC (A-1563-A7-001) and Normal Chilled Water Pump (A-1564-P7-001) tripped for unknown reasons after approximately 10 minutes of operation following restoration to normal from surveillance 14400A-1.

"This report is being made per Technical Requirements Manual 13.13.1, action B.2. With the TSC Normal HVAC and Chilled Water Pump inoperable, the Functionality of the TSC has been lost due to inability to maintain proper climate control. The alternate TSC facility is available and actions are being taken to return the TSC to Functional status with a high priority. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

* * * UPDATE ON 11/11/2008 AT 1534 FROM STEPHEN HARRIS TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The TSC Emergency Response Facility was restored to Operable status on 11/11/2008 at 1442.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R2DO (Bonser).

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 44651
Rep Org: HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
Licensee: HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
Region: 1
City:  State: VA
County: Hampton
License #: 45-09657-03
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PAUL GUEYE
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 11/10/2008
Notification Time: 13:44 [ET]
Event Date: 07/31/2008
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/10/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
JAMES TRAPP (R1)
CINDY FLANNERY (FSME)
ILTAB via email (ILTA)

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

Event Text

LOST SOURCE

An 8.6 microCi Th-228 licensed source (Isotope Products Lab 535-24-1) of the Physics Department at Hampton University has been identified as lost. As of July 31, 2008, several attempts in trying to locate the source have failed.

The licensee contacted NRC Region 1.


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: 44652
Facility: CALLAWAY
Region: 4 State: MO
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID BONVILLIAN
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 11/11/2008
Notification Time: 22:30 [ET]
Event Date: 11/11/2008
Event Time: 18:46 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/11/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 M/R Y 97 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO A FEEDPUMP TRIP

"At 1846 the reactor was manually tripped due to 'B' Main Feed Pump [MFP] trip on low lube oil pressure. The plant was operating at 97 percent [power] when annunciation was received that 'B' MFP was experiencing low lube oil pressure. Subsequently the 'B' MFP tripped on low lube oil pressure. The operating crew manually tripped the reactor per procedure OTO-AE-00001. The Auxiliary Feedwater System automatically actuated. All control rods fully inserted during the event and all safety systems responded as designed. The unit is removing decay heat using steam dumps to the Main Condenser. No primary relief valves or Main Steam relief valves lifted during the event. [The licensee is] currently investigating low lube oil pressure on 'B' MFP. Aux Feed is supplying make up to the steam generators."

The plant is in normal electrical shutdown line-ups.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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