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Event Notification Report for December 14, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/13/2000 - 12/14/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37592  37593  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37592       |
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| FACILITY: DIABLO CANYON            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/13/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:52[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/13/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:52[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  M GROVES                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/13/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SECURITY WEAPON IN A PROTECTED AREA UNACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS.        |
| IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.                        |
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| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE EVENT BY THE LICENSEE     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37593       |
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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/13/2000|
|LICENSEE:  RUSH-PRESBYTERIAN  ST. LUKES MED CTR.|NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:30[EST]|
|    CITY:  CHICAGO                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/11/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  IL-01766-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/13/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |
|                                                |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE KLINGER                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FOUR IR-192 SEEDS LOST                              |
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| One ribbon consisting of four Ir-192 seeds with a total activity of 3.2 mCi  |
| was lost.  The seeds were being used to treat a patient and are believed to  |
| have been disposed of accidentally in biomedical hazardous waste.  The       |
| hospital has been surveyed to no avail.  The licensee believes the seeds are |
| being transported to a waste facility in Clinton, IL.  The facility has been |
| notified to expect the shipment and to perform the necessary surveys.  The   |
| licensee will recover the seeds if found at the waste facility.              |
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| The licensee also contacted the R3 state liaison officer.                    |
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