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Event Notification Report for December 9, 2008

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Event Reports For
12/08/2008 - 12/09/2008

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44694 44703 44705

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44694
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES
Region: 1
City: PANAMA BEACH State: FL
County:
License #: 0022-23
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 12/03/2008
Notification Time: 08:12 [ET]
Event Date: 12/02/2008
Event Time: 17:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/03/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE

"Driver blacked out while transporting soil moisture density gauge. The outer case was damaged, one handle pulled off and container was hanging out of pick up bed. Gauge itself was not damaged and was still properly secured. Due to the driver being by himself and incapacitated, gauge was no longer under licensee's control. Driver was transported to hospital and released. Gauge will be leak tested prior to being put back into service. No further action will be taken on this incident."

Troxler gauge model number is 35802. Serial number unknown. Isotopes: 40 mCi of Am-241/Be and 8 mCi of Cs-137. Location of accident was 1987 Scenic Gulf, San Dustin, FL.

Florida Incident Number - FL08-143

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44703
Facility: FT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE
NRC Notified By: RAMON PETER
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 12/07/2008
Notification Time: 23:52 [ET]
Event Date: 12/07/2008
Event Time: 20:10 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/08/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4)

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

INADVERTENT EDG START

"On 12/7/08 at 2010 CST, Emergency Diesel Generator 2 was started manually from its local control cabinet. The diesel started and operated as designed upon operation of the local Emergency Start Push button. This was an inadvertent start of the diesel during an alarm test on the local engine panel. The alarm test and emergency start push buttons are in close proximity and of similar design and color. The diesel has since been shutdown and returned to a standby condition. The Emergency Diesel Generator remains capable of performing its designed function and was considered operable throughout the evolution. Therefore this report is being made in reference to 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) .

"The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 44705
Facility: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT
RX Type: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY
Comments: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER
                   6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
                   BETHESDA, MD 20817 (301)564-3200
Region: 2
City: PADUCAH State: KY
County: McCRACKEN
License #: GDP-1
Agreement: Y
Docket: 0707001
NRC Notified By: BILLY WALLACE
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 12/08/2008
Notification Time: 15:19 [ET]
Event Date: 12/08/2008
Event Time: 02:19 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/08/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
76.120(c)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
ROBERT HAAG (R2)
DANIEL DORMAN (NMSS)

Event Text

PROCESS GAS LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM INOPERABLE

"At 0219 CST, on 12-08-08 the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified that the C-333 Unit 6 Cell 5 UF6 Release Detection (PGLD) System would not test fire during routine testing. Operators found that the READY, MANUAL, and POWER lights for this system were properly illuminated. This PGLD System contains detectors that cover only C-333 Unit 6 Cell 5 which was operating above atmospheric pressure. TSR 2.4.4.1 requires that at least the minimum number of detector heads in the cell are operable during steady state operations above atmospheric pressure. With the Unit 6 Cell 5 PGLD system inoperable, none of the required cell heads were operable. This PGLD System was declared inoperable, TSR LCO 2.4.4.1.B.1 was entered and a continuous smoke watch was put in place within one hour.

"Engineering has determined, by analyzing the failed component, that the system would not have been able to perform its intended safety function when this condition was discovered. This event is reportable as a 24 hour event in accordance with 10CFR76.120(c)(2)(i). This is an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to function as designed when: a.) the equipment is required by a TSR to prevent releases, prevent exposures to radiation and radioactive materials exceeding specified limits, mitigate the consequences of an accident, or restore this facility to a pre-established safe condition after an accident; b.) the equipment is required by a TSR to be available and operable and either should have been operating or should have operated on demand, and c.) no redundant equipment is available and operable to perform the required safety function.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this event."

As of the time of the report, the problem has been corrected and the system returned to service.

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