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Event Notification Report for February 27, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/26/2001 - 02/27/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37774  37781  37782  37783  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37774       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/23/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        02/20/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:09[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CLAY WILLIAMS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
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| UNIT 1 SHIFT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL DURING A RANDOM FITNESS  |
| FOR DUTY TEST.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 20, 2001, after reporting for a non-scheduled work shift at     |
| about 1800 PST, the supervisor was informed he had been selected for a       |
| random fitness for duty (FFD) test. As allowed by plant procedures, the      |
| supervisor entered the protected area (PA) at about 1820 PST, but not any    |
| vital areas, before reporting for FFD testing at about 2000 PST.  At 2109,   |
| breathalyzer test results were positive for alcohol.  The supervisor         |
| requested that a blood sample be used for confirmatory testing.  Pending     |
| blood sample testing results, the supervisor's PA access was immediately     |
| terminated and he was placed on investigatory suspension.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 23, 2001, during an NRC inspection exit interview, NRC          |
| inspectors commented that SCE should not wait on blood testing results to    |
| determine reportability of this occurrence.  Consequently, even though       |
| evaluation of the blood sample test results by the Medical Review Officer    |
| (MRO) have not been completed, SCE is reporting this occurrence .  SCE will  |
| implement appropriate disciplinary actions if completion of the blood sample |
| test result evaluation by the MRO confirms the initial test results."        |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event report.            |
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| ***** UPDATE AT 1130 EST ON 02/26/01 FROM CLAY WILLIAMS TO LEIGH TROCINE     |
| *****                                                                        |
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| The licensee called to provide a time correction. The breathalyzer test      |
| results were positive for alcohol at 2109 PST in lieu of 2019 PST.           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations |
| officer notified the R4DO (Linda Howell).                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37781       |
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| REP ORG:  OHIO DEPT OF HEALTH                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/26/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NONE                                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:08[EST]|
|    CITY:  UHRICHSVILLE             REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2001|
|  COUNTY:  TUSCARAWAS                STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/26/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANTON VEGEL          R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+GLENN MEYER          R1      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL SNEE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ALUMINUM CONTAMINATED WITH DEPLETED URANIUM         |
|                                                                              |
| The entrance gate radiation detectors at IMCO Recycling were tripped on      |
| February 20, 2001, by a load of aluminum leaving the facility that had been  |
| melted into ingots and de-ox cones.   The load was detained at the facility  |
| and the unprocessed scrap associated with the contaminated processed         |
| aluminum was surveyed.   A total of four pieces of depleted uranium was      |
| found attached to pieces of aluminum scrap.  The Department was notified on  |
| February 21, 2001,  of the incident.  The processed aluminum had maximum     |
| contact readings of 50 uR/hr with an 8 uR/hr background.                     |
|                                                                              |
| IMCO hired a contract Health Physicist to survey the facility prior to the   |
| arrival the Department staff.  All process areas from the scrap aluminum     |
| storage area, through the smelting furnaces, to the final product and        |
| byproduct areas were surveyed.  No contamination was found.  Wipe tests of   |
| the depleted uranium revealed loose removable contamination, as would be     |
| expected for the exposed depleted uranium surfaces.                          |
|                                                                              |
| A total of 118,000 pounds of aluminum ingots and de-ox cones have varying    |
| levels of contamination since the processing is a pseudo-continuous smelting |
| process.                                                                     |
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| Follow-up information tracked the origin of the scrap aluminum to Cousin's   |
| Industries, in Oceanside, NY.  The NY Department of Health has been notified |
| of the incident and the intent to return the materials to Cousin's           |
| Industries. There is reportedly a total of eight shipments of the scrap      |
| aluminum.  The first shipment did not set off radiation alarms at IMCO.  The |
| second and third shipments were those identified at the IMCO facility, with  |
| five more shipments in route or remaining at the Cousins Industry facility.  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37782       |
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| FACILITY: HARRIS                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        02/26/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:07[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK ELLINGTON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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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  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE DEATH OF A PLANT EMPLOYEE                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0907 this morning, the Main Control Room was informed that a plant       |
| employee had been pronounced dead by a doctor at a local hospital.  The      |
| death is believed to be the result of natural causes."                       |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0636 EST, an emergency medical call was received in the Main Control     |
| Room (MCR), stating that a Harris Nuclear Plant (HNP) employee had been      |
| found unconscious at his desk in a plant office area.  Offsite assistance    |
| was requested.  The Site First Aid Team was dispatched and began             |
| resuscitation efforts.  No pulse or respiration was present when the First   |
| Aid Team arrived.  The employee was transported via ambulance to a local     |
| hospital."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Representatives of the surrounding counties and the State of North Carolina |
| were provided a courtesy notification regarding the request for offsite      |
| medical assistance.  The NRC Senior Resident was informed."                  |
|                                                                              |
| "It is anticipated that a news release will occur as a result of the medical |
| emergency."                                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37783       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:31[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        02/26/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:26[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALAN RABENOLD                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ANTON VEGEL          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|*MED 50.72(b)(3)(xii)    OFFSITE MEDICAL        |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING CONTAMINATED INJURED INDIVIDUAL TAKEN         |
| OFFSITE                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1350, an injury occurred to a worker when the individual fell and        |
| injured his back. At 1426, the worker was attended by local Emergency        |
| Medical Personnel who transported the individual to our local Hospital.      |
| Initial frisking of the individual showed no contamination, but due to his   |
| back injury his back was not able to be completely monitored until arrival   |
| to the hospital. At the hospital, it was determined the individual had three |
| small (quarter size) and very low level contaminated spots of 100 counts     |
| corrected above the background of 80 counts per minute. One spot was located |
| in the back of the individual's head and immediately removed with water. Two |
| additional spots were detected on the worker's pants and these were also     |
| immediately removed. The individual was further surveyed and no              |
| contamination was found. No dose was received by the individual as a result  |
| of the contamination. The decon materials and clothing was contained and     |
| returned to the plant by radiation safety supervision. The ambulance,        |
| hospital personnel and hospital materials were all surveyed and released as  |
| no contamination was detected.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "It was determined at 1555, that the individual was contaminated and per our |
| procedures notifications will be made to the State Of Ohio and the local     |
| county Emergency Management Agencies of the incident. Due to the offsite     |
| notifications a 4 hour non-emergency call is required."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  |
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