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Event Notification Report for January 5, 2001

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                              Event Reports For
                           01/04/2001 - 01/05/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37645       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/04/2001|
|LICENSEE:  ANCORE (SAIC)                        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:01[EST]|
|    CITY:  SAN DIEGO                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/15/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        12:00[PST]|
|LICENSE#:  2484-43               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/04/2001|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROB GREGER                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
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| ANCORE (previously SAIC) had requested to delete three nuclides from their   |
| CA RML.  One of the items ANCORE asked to be deleted were fuel rods          |
| containing SNM.  A letter for additional information concerning              |
| transfer/disposal of the fuel rods went out on May 25, 2000 but received no  |
| response.  Tom Schell contacted the current RSO, David Mahood.  Mr. Mahood   |
| stated that the fuel rods were sent to Combustion Engineering before he came |
| to ANCORE.  Mr. Mahood further added that his questions to the previous RSO  |
| failed to produce any new information or documents concerning the fuel rods. |
| Tom Schell also contacted Brian Horn of the US NRC and the US Nuclear        |
| Tracking Database confirms the transfer of the three fuel rods to SAIC in    |
| San Diego, a different California license, in September 1989.  A review of   |
| the Compliance and Licensing Folders SAIC's San Diego License (License       |
| Number 2290-37) was done but independent confirmation relating to the        |
| receipt of fuel rods containing SNM at SAIC in San Diego were not found.  A  |
| Note: California regulations only require record keeping for three years,    |
| however 10 CFR 150.16 appears to have been violated.  Personnel of           |
| California Radiologic Health Branch were informed.                           |
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| STATE OF CALIFORNIA REPORT NUMBER CA010003                                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37646       |
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| REP ORG:  HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/04/2001|
|LICENSEE:  HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:59[EST]|
|    CITY:  MARLTON                  REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/18/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/04/2001|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MELVYN LEACH         R3      |
|                                                |VERN HODGE, FAX      NRR     |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN GUTHERMAN              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| 10 CFR PART 21 NOTIFICATION FOR DISCREPANT WEIGHT OF SPENT FUEL RACKS        |
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| Spent fuel tacks removed from Byron Nuclear Power Plant were discovered to   |
| have as-found weights ranging from approximately 8,200 to 10,500 lbs more    |
| than the weights used in the analyses supporting the original design and     |
| licensing of these racks and in the design of the lifting equipment used to  |
| lift the racks. The analyses related to seismic loadings, bearing pad        |
| design, spent fuel pool liner fatigue, and possibly others used to design    |
| and license these racks may no longer be conservative when the additional    |
| weight is considered.  The actual impact on these analyses has not, to our   |
| knowledge, been evaluated.  The impact on the design of the lifting          |
| equipment is that the design safety factors for the lifting equipment, while |
| still above 1.0, may not meet the minimum safety factors in NUREG-0612 and   |
| associated reference documents.                                              |
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| Braidwood Nuclear Station has four similarly designed racks provided by the  |
| same supplier.                                                               |
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