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Event Notification Report for February 13, 2001

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                              Event Reports For
                           02/12/2001 - 02/13/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37736  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37736       |
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| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/12/2001|
|LICENSEE:  MANUFACTURING SCIENCES CORPORATION   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:04[EST]|
|    CITY:  OAK RIDGE                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        02/09/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TN |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  S-01046               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/12/2001|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KEN BARR             R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DEBRA SHULTS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM TENNESSEE                                        |
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| Tennessee Report Number:  TN-01-014                                          |
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| "Event description:  On 2/9/01 a fire occurred in a dust collector while     |
| torch cutting operations were ongoing. The dust collector is located in an   |
| area of known contamination. The individuals present were wearing            |
| respiratory protection and full anti-contamination clothing as required by   |
| the Radiation Work Permit. When the employees noticed smoke coming from the  |
| air filter bank (dust collector), they shut off the ventilation pump drawing |
| air through this particular bank and as a result the fire extinguished       |
| itself without adding water or any other extinguishing media. The Oak Ridge  |
| Fire Department responded and took hoses in the area but did not use them.   |
| The dust collector feeds directly into the main building ventilation         |
| pre/HEPA bank that was NOT impacted by this event. The main bank was         |
| isolated, opened, and determined not to have been affected. MSC has two      |
| parallel pre/HEPA systems for the main building thus allowing them to shut   |
| down and isolate one system while the other is online and functional. The    |
| housing for the dust collection system was not damaged. There were no        |
| personnel contaminated as a result of this event. The workplace air samplers |
| were pulled and determined not to exceed 20% of a DAC for the most           |
| restrictive isotope being handled, which in this case was Uranium-238. The   |
| building was evacuated a result of the event. The prefilter had been         |
| replaced in this unit approximately three days prior to the event. There was |
| damage to the prefilter. DRH staff are onsite investigating the event. These |
| events do not pose a threat to public health and safety, but may be          |
| reportable under 1200-2-5-141(2)(c)4 of  State Regulations for Protection    |
| Against Radiation."                                                          |
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