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Event Notification Report for January 23, 2009

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
01/22/2009 - 01/23/2009

** EVENT NUMBERS **


44682 44718 44771 44781 44785 44786 44787 44788 44789 44796 44797 44798

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 44682
Facility: AREVA NP INC RICHLAND
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: LEU CONVERSION
                   FABRICATION & SCRAP
                   COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL
Region: 2
City: RICHLAND State: WA
County: PENTON
License #: SNM-1227
Agreement: Y
Docket: 07001257
NRC Notified By: LOREN MAAS
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 11/24/2008
Notification Time: 19:34 [ET]
Event Date: 10/17/2008
Event Time: 15:46 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
PART 70 APP A (c) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NEWS REL
Person (Organization):
EUGENE GUTHRIE (R2)
BRIAN SMITH (NMSS)

Event Text

EXCEEDENCE OF NITRATE SEWERING LIMIT

"AREVA NP's Richland plant wastewater effluent is continuously sampled for uranium and regulated chemicals. Chemical discharge limits are set by the City of Richland as part of the plant's Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit. The liquid effluent 24-hour composite sample for October 13 indicated a total nitrate discharge of 1759 pounds, exceeding the daily maximum permit limit of 1300 pounds. While the laboratory analysis on the effluent sample was re-run to confirm the exceedence, the elevated discharge is inconsistent with discharge quantities that would have been predicted by either upstream process samples or nitric acid utilization, both of which would have predicted discharges in the range of slightly over 800 pounds of nitrate. Nitrate discharges for the subsequent two days (October 14 and 15) were 641 and 886 pounds nitrate, respectively.

"The October 13 permit violation (revealed via October 16 lab analysis) was reported to the City of Richland on October 17 within 24 hours of confirmation in accordance with permit requirements. Follow-up written notification was provided to NRC Region II for informational purposes in accordance with the Richland site's NRC special nuclear materials license.

"Environmental significance of this single day exceedence is low; the plant's overall daily average nitrate discharge for the month was 564 pounds, well below the applicable daily average permit limit of 1000 pounds. The City of Richland sewage treatment plant was not adversely impacted; that plant does not have a comparable limit on its nitrate discharges."

* * * RETRACTION AT 1923 ON 1/21/09 FROM LOREN MAAS TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"The purpose of this correspondence is to officially retract the subject event report filed by AREVA's Richland, Washington fuel fabrication facility. The report was filed under the Concurrent Reports provision of 10 CFR 70 Appendix A in that the Richland plant had exceeded its daily nitrate sewering limit in its City of Richland industrial wastewater discharge permit, an occurrence requiring notification of the city.

"Based on subsequent discussions with inspection staff and management at NRC Region II, and consistent with reporting guidance in Section 3.2.12 of NUREG-1022, Revision 2, it has been determined that this event does not rise to the level intended for concurrent NRC Operations Center notification under 10 CFR 70 Appendix A. Accordingly, NRC Region II has requested that AREVA retract the subject report.

"Environmental significance of this single day exceedence is low; the plant's overall daily average nitrate discharge for the month was 564 pounds, well below the applicable daily average permit limit of 1000 pounds. The City of Richland sewage treatment plant was not adversely impacted; that plant does not have a comparable limit on its nitrate discharges."

Notified the R2DO (Musser) and NMSS (Davis).

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 44718
Facility: KEWAUNEE
Region: 3 State: WI
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DAVID KARST
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 12/13/2008
Notification Time: 17:30 [ET]
Event Date: 12/13/2008
Event Time: 14:20 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) - POT RHR INOP
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3)

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

STEAM EXCLUSION BOUNDARY DOOR LATCH FAILURE

"At 1420 on 12/13/08 a plant electrician identified that a steam exclusion door would not close when he was transiting through the door. This door would not have closed and maintained the Steam Exclusion Boundary and could have led to steam through out the Auxiliary Building which could have resulted in both Trains of ESF Equipment failing to perform their required functions, i.e., SI, RHR, CC etc. A Unit Supervisor who was in the Auxiliary Building at the time immediately went up to the door and found the latch was broke and the broken piece was removed which then enabled the door to close and latch. At 1425 on 12/13/08 the Steam Exclusion Boundary was restored to functional and both Trains of ESF Equipment restored to operable."

The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * RETRACTION AT 1420 ON 1/22/2009 FROM JACK GADZALA TO MARK ABRAMOVITZ * * *

"01/22/2009 - Retraction of EN 44718, both trains of Engineered Safeguards Features (ESF) equipment inoperable due to a degraded steam exclusion boundary door.

"EN 44718 provided notification that both trains of ESF equipment (e.g. SI, RHR, CCW, etc.) were inoperable due to degradation of a steam exclusion boundary door in the auxiliary building on December 13, 2008.

"Subsequent engineering evaluation determined that the degraded door remained capable of fulfilling its steam exclusion function during the brief (five minute) period when it was degraded. A degraded latch mechanism prevented the door from latching closed. However, the door was closed against its door jam, which resulted in a sufficiently small gap such that total allowed leak path criteria were not exceeded. Additionally, the door swing was in the direction of postulated steam flow, such that the door would have been held in the closed position by any steam overpressure postulated under accident conditions.

"Therefore, the door remained functional and the supported ESF equipment in the auxiliary building remained operable. Consequently, this condition did not meet the reportabllity Criteria in 10 CFR 50.72.

"As a result, the notification made on 12/13/2008 (EN 44718) is hereby retracted."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified the R3DO (O'Brien).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44771
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 4
City:  State: NE
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 01/13/2009
Notification Time: 19:49 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2009
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RYAN LANTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The State of Nebraska was notified by a Wal-Mart corporate representative located in Bentonville, AR, indicating that Wal-Mart was unable to account for 4 tritium exit signs (which are general licensed materials) that were used at one time in Wal-Mart stores throughout the state. The Wal-Mart representative informed the state office that Wal-Mart had exhausted searching for the tritium exit signs and considered them to be lost and/or missing. The state was provided a listing from corporate Wal-Mart of the store locations along with information on the tritium exit sign manufacturers, model and serial numbers, and curie content where known.

* * * UPDATE FROM THE STATE OF NEBRASKA VIA EMAIL ON 1/22/09 @ 1438 EST * * *

Wal-Mart updated their report to the State of Nebraska to include an additional missing tritium exit sign. This brings the total lost signs in the state of Nebraska to five.

Notified R4DO (Farnholtz), FSME EO (Chang) 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.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44781
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 3
City:  State: IL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAREN PERRERO
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 01/16/2009
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 01/16/2009
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/21/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
KENNETH O'BRIEN (R3)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)
ILTAB VIA EMAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The State of Illinois was notified by a Wal-Mart corporate representative located in Bentonville, AR, indicating that Wal-Mart was unable to account for 469 tritium exit signs (which are general licensed materials) that were used at one time in Wal-Mart stores throughout the state of Illinois. The Wal-Mart representative informed the state office that Wal-Mart had exhausted searching for the tritium exit signs and considered them to be lost and/or missing. The state of Illinois was provided a listing from corporate Wal-Mart of the store locations along with information on the tritium exit sign manufacturers, model and serial numbers, and curie content where known.

Illinois report number: IL0900003


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: 44785
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 4
City:  State: UT
County:
License #: GENERAL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID HOGGE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 01/20/2009
Notification Time: 09:45 [ET]
Event Date: 08/27/2008
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The State of Utah reported that it had received information from Corporate Wal-Mart of the discovery of damaged tritium exits signs. A summary is as follows:

On August 27, 2008, a report of one damaged sign was received concerning a Wal-Mart store at 10 East 1300 South, Richfield, UT; the activity of the sign was 20 Curies; the sign serial number was 306796.

On September 3, 2008, a report of two damaged signs was received concerning a Wal-Mart store at 4848 S. 900 West St. Riverdale, UT; the activity of the signs was 20 Curies each; the serial numbers were 265518 and 265533.

On October 30, 2008, a report of two damaged signs was received concerning a Wal-Mart store at 1052 South Turf Farm Road, Payson, UT; the activity of the signs was 20 Curies each; the serial numbers were 300305 and 300977.

An environmental services contractor was retained and remediated the areas, as necessary. The signs were returned to the manufacturer for disposal.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44786
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 4
City:  State: OR
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SIEBERT
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 01/20/2009
Notification Time: 13:11 [ET]
Event Date: 05/21/2008
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/21/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The State of Oregon provided the following information on damaged tritium exit signs (TES) contained in 7 separate reports from Wal-Mart.

1. Serial # 256279, Activity: 11.5 Curies, Date of Damage: unknown: Store Location: 3025 Lancaster Drive, NE Salem, Oregon

2. Serial # 275536, Activity 20 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 3002 Stacy Allison Way, Woodburn, OR

3. Serial # 283177, Activity 20 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 3002 Stacy Allison Way, Woodburn, OR

4. Serial # 271065, Activity 20 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 2051 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR

5. Serial # 286545, Activity 11.5 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 3600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR

6. Serial # 292245, Activity 20 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 135 N.E. Terry Lane, Grants Pass, OR

7. Serial # 292236, Activity 20 Curies, Damage Date: unknown: Store Location: 135 N.E. Terry Lane, Grants Pass, OR

"Wal-Mart retained Shaw, an environmental services contractor with extensive experience with management of radioactive material, for its company wide program to inventory TES." Shaw has remediated the areas, if necessary, and has either returned the signs to the manufacturer for repair or proper disposal.

"Wal-Mart has implemented and communicated protocols to its stores for the proper handling of TES to ensure public health and safety and protection of its employees."

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44787
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: WAL-MART
Region: 4
City:  State: OR
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SEIBERT
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA
Notification Date: 01/20/2009
Notification Time: 13:11 [ET]
Event Date: 01/08/2009
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The State of Oregon was notified by a Wal-Mart corporate representative located in Bentonville, AR, indicating that Wal-Mart was unable to account for 230 tritium exit signs (which are general licensed materials) that were used at one time in Wal-Mart stores throughout the state. The Wal-Mart representative informed the state office that Wal-Mart had exhausted searching for the tritium exit signs and considered them to be lost and/or missing. The state was provided a listing from corporate Wal-Mart of the store locations along with information on the tritium exit sign manufacturers, model and serial numbers, and curie content where known.


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: 44788
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER
Region: 4
City: BATON ROUGE State: LA
County:
License #: LA-2651-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANN TROXLER
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 01/20/2009
Notification Time: 14:11 [ET]
Event Date: 12/23/2008
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION

The following was provided by the state via facsimile:

Description and Analysis of event:

"A medical event was discovered at 11:00 AM on January 2, 2009 involving a patient who was undergoing high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR) for papillary serous adenocarcinoma of the uterus. The patient completed 4600cGy of external beam radiation therapy on 9/11/08 and was currently undergoing 3 high dose rate brachytherapy fractions, approximately 3 cm in length, at 500 cGy per fraction. During the patient's second HDR treatment, a review of the first HDR plan showed that the tandem was not fully inserted into the cylinder. The visualization on the CT scan of the placement of the tandem being partially inserted was not recognized by the planner or reviewer of the plan. The dwell positions were therefore placed in the airspace where the tandem should have been inserted versus at the retracted location. The first fraction (12/23/08) was therefore treated approximately 6 cm distal to what was represented by the isodoses on the plan printout. The x-ray (port film) at the time of treatment also showed the tandem not fully inserted into the cylinder.

"A plan was run with the isodoses placed 6 cm distal to the tip of the tandem channel. The isodoses show that the patient received dose (3 cm of active dwell positions as planned) to the distal vagina versus the proximal vagina as prescribed.

"The radiation oncologist was immediately notified of the tandem placement after discovery. The prescribing physician (radiation oncologist) notified the patient and the referring physician about the variance that had occurred in the patient's treatment as well as the possible complications.

"Patient Management:

"The radiation oncologist explained to the patient that there was no clinically significant increase in possible complications as a result of the HDR treatment to the distal vagina for 1 fraction (12/23/08). After careful review, the radiation oncologist decided he will continue as planned with the third HDR fraction at 500 cGy. He does not expect any increase in bladder or rectal toxicity and expects to see a decrease in normal tissue toxicity.

"Prevention of Future Occurrence:

"1. When the nurse assembles the cylinder applicator, the nurse will measure the tandem length outside the cylinder to ensure the tandem has been inserted to the maximum extent.

"2. The dosimetry and physics staff will receive an in-service on the difference in CT image based plans with an emphasis on how the tandem channel looks in the cylinder with the tandem fully inserted versus a partial insertion.

"3. The physicists will begin looking at the pre-treatment port film along with the radiation oncologist prior to initiating treatment."

Louisiana event number - LA090007

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facilities use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44789
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: WALMART
Region: 4
City:  State: LA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 01/20/2009
Notification Time: 14:29 [ET]
Event Date: 01/07/2009
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/20/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
ANDREA KOCK (FSME)
ILTAB VIA E-MAIL ()

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The state of Louisiana was notified by a Walmart corporate representative located in Bentonville, AR, indicating that Walmart was unable to account for 281 tritium exit signs (which are general licensed materials) that were used at one time in Walmart stores throughout the state of Louisiana. The Walmart representative informed the state office that Walmart had exhausted searching for the tritium exit signs and considered them to be lost and/or missing. The state of Louisiana was provided a listing from corporate Walmart of the store locations along with information on the tritium exit sign manufacturers, model and serial numbers, and curie content where known.

Louisiana Event Report Number: LA090008.

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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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 44796
Rep Org: CONSTRUCTION TESTING AND ENGINEERIN
Licensee: CONSTRUCTION TESTING AND ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: ANNANDALE State: VA
County:
License #: 45-25554-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HASSAN TAJIK
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 01/22/2009
Notification Time: 16:50 [ET]
Event Date: 01/22/2009
Event Time: 10:57 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
INFORMATION ONLY
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM COOK (R1)
LYDIA CHANG (FSME)

Event Text

DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A moisture density gauge was run over by construction equipment and badly damaged. The source is not within the gauge. The RSO did not know the sources however the police on the scene identified the source as Cs-137 and that the dose rate was approximately 5 REM on contact and background at 20 feet.

Location: 4424 Old Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA

The state EOC was contacted and verified that a contractor was hired to clean up the source.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44797
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: DAVID BARNETT
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 01/22/2009
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 01/22/2009
Event Time: 09:30 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
KENNETH O'BRIEN (R3)

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

LOSS OF PHONE COMMUNICATIONS

"At approximately 0930 CST on 01/22/2009, the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant became aware of a loss of ENS, HPN, and ERDS lines as well as a partial loss of in-coming commercial lines. Cell phone communications were not affected. The NRC Operations Center was contacted, and a back-up means of communication was established. The back-up communication methods to off-site State and Local agencies remained available. The ENS communications were conducted via commercial phone lines or a cell phone line to the NRC Operations Center.

"The NRC Resident Inspector, NRC Region III, NRC Operations Center, State and local government agencies were notified.

"At 1300, all communications were re-established. At 1455 communication capabilities in the Control Room, Shift Managers Office, TSC, and EOF were verified to be operating properly. Communications were lost due to a problem at the local telephone company office, and not due to any on-site equipment issues.

"This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 44798
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH McKEE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 01/22/2009
Notification Time: 18:10 [ET]
Event Date: 01/22/2009
Event Time: 09:35 [EST]
Last Update Date: 01/22/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
RANDY MUSSER (R2)

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

Event Text

POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

A non-licensed contract supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during "for-cause" fitness-for-duty test. The contractor's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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