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Event Notification Report for December 22, 2009

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Event Reports For
12/21/2009 - 12/22/2009

** EVENT NUMBERS **


45573 45578 45584

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45573
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: H. H. HOLMES TESTING LABORATORY
Region: 3
City: WHEELING State: IL
County:
License #: IL-01828-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: KARL DIEDERICH
Notification Date: 12/16/2009
Notification Time: 10:45 [ET]
Event Date: 12/16/2009
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/16/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
GLENDA VILLAMAR (FSME)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)
CNSNS-MEXICO VIA FAX ()

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 received via e-mail:

"On December 16, 2009, at 0729 hours, the licensee notified the [Texas] agency that sometime during the previous night, a company truck containing a Humboldt model 5001 EZ moisture density gauge serial # 3566 was stolen from an employee's home. The gauge contains a 10 millicurie Cesium (Cs) -137 source and a 40 millicurie Americium-241 /Beryllium (Am/Be) source. Local law enforcement was notified and a report filed. The employee is on his way to the company's office to file a complete report. The [Texas] agency has notified the Texas Association of Pawnbrokers of the theft. The company is licensed in the State of Illinois (IL-01828-01) and operating in Texas under reciprocity. It is unknown at this time how the gauge was stored in the vehicle or the address where the vehicle was located when it was stolen. This [Texas] agency will supply additional information as it is obtained."

The Texas agency notified the State of Illinois. Texas Incident Number I-8693.

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. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45578
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: ALL STATE ENGINEERING TESTING CONSULTANTS
Region: 1
City: HIALEAH State: FL
County:
License #: 1113-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 12/17/2009
Notification Time: 09:13 [ET]
Event Date: 12/17/2009
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/17/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD BARKLEY (R1DO)
GLENDA VILLAMAR (FSME)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)

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 received via facsimile:

"[A] technician contacted this office at approximately 0810 [EST] to report that a Troxler gauge was stolen. The gauge was stored in the truck bed inside the case. The case with locked gauge inside was chained to the truck. The office compound has a locked gate and fence. The gate was found to be open upon his arrival, the supervisor was there but was not aware of the missing gauge until informed by [the technician]. The truck that had the gauge was parked in the back parking lot. [The] Miami office will investigate."

Florida Incident Number: FL09-086.
Troxler Model Number: 3411-B
Serial Number: 7648

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. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45584
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: ANDREW OHRABLO
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 12/21/2009
Notification Time: 20:17 [ET]
Event Date: 12/21/2009
Event Time: 13:37 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/21/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)

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

HPCI DECLARED INOPERABLE

"High Pressure Coolant Injection [HPCI] system was declared inoperable due to failure of the turbine governor valve to open with the Auxiliary Oil Pump [AOP] running. The AOP had been started to obtain oil samples for routine maintenance. The turbine was not expected to roll since there was no initiation signal, but the HPCI governor valve was expected to open to try to raise HPCI speed. Failure of the governor valve to open would prevent HPCI from achieving rated system flow and pressure. HPCI is also considered unavailable. All remaining ECCS systems and RCIC are operable. Cause of the condition is currently unknown. Troubleshooting activities are being planned.

"HPCI is a single train system. This report is submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) as a condition that at time of discovery could prevent the fulfillment of the safety function of an SSC [Structure, System and Components] needed to mitigate the consequence of an accident.

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

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