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Event Notification Report for March 16, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/15/2001 - 03/16/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37842  37843  

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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   37842       |
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| REP ORG:  JAMESON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/15/2001|
|LICENSEE:  JAMESON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:15[EST]|
|    CITY:  NEW CASTLE               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        03/14/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        00:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  37-01146-03           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/15/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  D. DANKO                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAE1 20.2202(b)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| POSSIBLE RADIATION EXPOSURE ABOVE THE NRC REGULATORY LIMIT OF 5 REM          |
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| Based on calculation methods used by the Pennsylvania Department of          |
| Environmental Protection and the National Society of Radiation Physicists,   |
| the total body dose received by a cardiologist at Jameson Memorial Hospital  |
| received last year was 3,069 mR which is less than the limit of 5,000 mR/yr. |
| On 03/13/01, an NRC physicist using a different methodology for calculating  |
| total body dose calculated that the cardiologist received a total body dose  |
| of 5,401 mR last year.  The cardiologist received most of the dose from      |
| x-ray related activities (regulated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania).    |
| However, the cardiologist received some exposure from doing stress tests on  |
| patients, which mostly involves the use of NRC licensed material             |
| (technetium-99m).  No adverse health effects are expected.                   |
|                                                                              |
| On 03/14/01, NRC Region 1 issued a Preliminary Notification (PNO-I-01-006)   |
| describing this event in more detail.                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37843       |
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| FACILITY: WATERFORD                REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/15/2001|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        03/15/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRYAN PELLEGRIN              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/15/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|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   |
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|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF A DEAD BROWN PELICAN ON THE  |
| CIRCULATING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURE                                           |
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 3/15/01 at 0900 CST, the Waterford 3 Control Room Staff was notified     |
| that it was discovered that a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) had     |
| died on the [Waterford 3] Circulating Water Intake Structure.  The Brown     |
| Pelican is listed as an endangered species.  Reports were that the bird was  |
| injured the previous night (3/14/01) as a result of an attack by white       |
| pelicans.  The bird was identified as a brown pelican when it was found dead |
| on the morning of 3/15/01.  The Waterford 3 Environmental Protection staff   |
| notified the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries [... at 0920 CST |
| on 3/15/01.  ...  (Call the NRC operations officer for the applicable        |
| address, telephone number, and contact name.)  The Louisiana Department of   |
| Wildlife and Fisheries representative] stated that she would pass the        |
| information along to the proper department and that Waterford 3 would be     |
| contacted if further investigation was needed.  The dead bird was placed in  |
| a plastic bag and transported to the freezer in the environmental monitoring |
| lab for storage."                                                            |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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