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Event Notification Report for April 26, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           04/25/2001 - 04/26/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37873  37935  37942  37943  37944  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37873       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/29/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:42[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        03/29/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RABENOLD                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*DEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       84       Power Operation  |84       Power Operation  |
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| SECONDARY CONTAINMENT BYPASS LEAKAGE FAILED TO MEET ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA      |
|                                                                              |
| During the reportability review of Condition Report 01-1582 it was           |
| identified that a degraded condition had existed that is required to be      |
| reported per 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(ii).  It was confirmed that Secondary       |
| Containment Bypass leakage did not meet the acceptance criteria of less than |
| or equal to 0.0504 La for Type B and C LLRTs. Specifically the minimum       |
| pathway leakage limit is 4340 sccm, however, the as found value was 20,653   |
| sccm (adjusted for instrument accuracy). The dominant leakage (18,110 sccm)  |
| was from the High Pressure Core Spray Valve 1 E22-F0012, packing.  The       |
| penetration for this system credits the 1 E22-F0012 (located outside         |
| Containment) as the inboard barrier and the closed system as the outboard    |
| barrier, therefore, packing leakage in this case results in minimum pathway  |
| leakage. The plant was in Refuel Outage 8 when the leakage was identified.   |
| The valve has since been repacked and the current leakage is within limits.  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| * * * RETRACTED AT 0945 EDT ON 4/25/01 BY THOMAS VEITCH TO FANGIE JONES * *  |
| *                                                                            |
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| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  After review of the     |
| event, it has been determined that the net leakage is within the limits of   |
| Technical Specification acceptance criteria of less than or equal to 0.0504  |
| La for Type B and C LLRTs.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent to the event notification, it has been determined that the       |
| mechanical joint leakage associated with ECCS lines are accounted for in the |
| Primary Coolant Sources Outside Containment program and are not included in  |
| the Secondary Containment Bypass Leakage totals due to being closed loop     |
| systems outside containment. The result of the net leakage has been          |
| determined not to exceed the Technical Specification limit and therefore     |
| this condition is not reportable and ENF 37873 is retracted."                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R3DO (Thomas Kozak)   |
| has been notified.                                                           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37935       |
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| REP ORG:  OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/20/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GEO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  TULSA                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/20/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OK |EVENT TIME:        06:20[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  27597-02-OK           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MAKE BRODERICK               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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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 - STOLEN HUMBOLDT NUCLEAR GAUGE                       |
|                                                                              |
| The device was stolen from a truck after the chain had been cut, the travel  |
| case was locked.  The theft was reported to the Tulsa police department and  |
| a reward will be offered by the licensee.  The device was a Humboldt model   |
| 5001B serial #3475 containing Cs-137 and Am-241.                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 04/25/01 AT 1734 ET BY MIKE BRODERICK TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The Humboldt nuclear gauge was recovered. Geo Systems Engineering            |
| Incorporated has taken swipes of the gauge and have sent the swipes to be    |
| analyzed.  R4DO (Jones) and NMSS EO (Brach) notified.                        |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37942       |
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| REP ORG:  SPEC GROUP HOLDING                   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/25/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SPEC GROUP HOLDING                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:56[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CHESWICK                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        04/25/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        05:40[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  37-27891-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID SILK           R1      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+PAUL FREDRICKSON     R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LOU HASS                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBE 30.50(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
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| AMERSHAM INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE FAILS TO RETRACT.              |
|                                                                              |
| In Maidsville, West Virginia, this morning around 0540 ET an Amersham        |
| industrial radiography camera source failed to retract into its shielded     |
| position.  The crank assembly, the remote handling part of the industrial    |
| radiography camera, has a lock on the crank assembly. After the radiographer |
| had cranked the source out he placed the crank down and the lock tumbler     |
| went in and locked the control cable.  After the shot had been taken the     |
| radiographer put the key in and pulled the lock assembly out but it failed   |
| to release the control cable which prevented the source from being retracted |
| to its shielded position.  While still at the controls the radiographer      |
| unscrewed a couple of threads on the control cable and manually pulled the   |
| 75 curie Iridium-192 source back to its shielded position.  The radiographer |
| picked up an additional 30 mrems due to manually pulling the source back to  |
| its shielded position.  The licensee tagged the camera and ordered new       |
| equipment from Amersham to repair the camera.                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37943       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/25/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GEO TECHNICAL EXPLORATION INC.       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:28[EDT]|
|    CITY:  SAN DIEGO                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/24/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        16:00[PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  CA-5894               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN CPN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                                            |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Geo Technical Exploration Inc., on 04/24/01 at 1600 PT reported to the State |
| of California Radiation Control Program that a CPN Model 3 moisture density  |
| gauge had been stolen from the back of a truck probably on the evening of    |
| 04/19/01.  The CPN gauge was in its manufacturer case and chained to the     |
| truck.  The CPN gauge was discovered missing on the morning of 04/24/01 by   |
| the licensee.  The San Diego Police were notified of the theft and a reward  |
| has been offered for the recovery of the CPN gauge.  The serial number for   |
| the stolen moisture density gauge is M30069611.  The gauge contained between |
| 8 to 10 millicuries of Cesium-137 and between 20 to 30 millicuries of        |
| Americium-241.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The State of California case assignment number is 042401.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37944       |
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| FACILITY: FT CALHOUN               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        04/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:22[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN BOSTON                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BILL JONES           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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| The Washington county Emergency Response (911) was called to report a grass  |
| fire Northwest of the plant. The fire was outside the owner controlled       |
| property.  The fire was reported as extinguished at 1720 CT.  Site fire      |
| brigade was not assembled.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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