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Event Notification Report for May 11, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           05/10/2001 - 05/11/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37977  37980  37981  37982  37983  37984  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37977       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:23[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        05/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:20[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE VANDERKAMP              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JEFF SHACKELFORD     R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*UNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
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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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| FIRE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS NOT MET                                         |
|                                                                              |
| It has been discovered that all necessary compensatory actions for           |
| inoperable fire barriers are not included in the stations operating          |
| procedures for conditions when the swing 125 VDC and 250 VDC battery         |
| chargers are in service supplying the 'B' DC Electrical subsystem.  The      |
| required degree of separation per 10CFR50 Appendix R does not exist between  |
| divisions when either swing charger is connected to the 'B'  DC Electrical   |
| subsystem. Use of the swing chargers is not a normal lineup but has occurred |
| during the past three years. The uncompensated lack of an adequate fire      |
| barrier between divisions of safe shutdown equipment is considered an        |
| unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety.               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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| * * * UPDATED AT 2153 EDT ON 5/10/01 BY STEVE WHEELER TO FANGIE JONES * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| "The purpose of this follow-up is to clarify statements made in the original |
| report.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The first statement in the report states that '....all necessary            |
| compensatory actions for inoperable fire barriers are not included in the    |
| station's operating procedures.' The only compensatory measures not included |
| in procedures are those concerning providing a fire watch when the swing     |
| charger is in service.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "With respect to the statement regarding 'uncompensated lack of an adequate  |
| fire barrier between divisions of safe shutdown equipment is considered an   |
| unanalyzed condition,' the condition exists only when the swing charger is   |
| in service and a fire watch has not been established.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The final statement concerning 'an unanalyzed condition that significantly  |
| degrades plant safety,' the District provides the following clarification.   |
| During the periods when no fire watch was established, no actual fire        |
| occurred in the fire area, no power was lost or interrupted and the          |
| batteries were functional."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R4DO (Jeff            |
| Shackelford) was notified.                                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37980       |
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| FACILITY: ROBINSON                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/10/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/10/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:20[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALBERT GARROU                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |
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| UNESCORTED ACCESS GRANTED INAPPROPRIATELY                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered that a contract employee falsified a personal        |
| history questionnaire resulting in unescorted access to the Protected Area   |
| being granted inappropriately for a period of 25 days.  Immediate            |
| compensatory actions were taken upon discovery.  (Contact the NRC operations |
| officer for additional details.)                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee submitted this notification in accordance with 10 CFR           |
| 73.71(b)(1); 10 CFR [Part] 73, Appendix G, paragraph I.b; and draft          |
| Regulatory Guide DG-5008 (RG 5.62), December 1997                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37981       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/10/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:43[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        05/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PATRICIA HARRISON            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |WILLIAM COOK         R1      |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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| INADVERTENT FAILURE TO INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS IN RANDOM DRUG SCREENING POOL     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered that three individuals were inadvertently left out   |
| of the computerized list of individuals subject to random drug screening.    |
| Immediate compensatory actions have been taken.                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37982       |
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| REP ORG:  OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/10/2001|
|LICENSEE:  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:57[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PORTLAND                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        05/09/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OR |EVENT TIME:        14:00[PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  ORE-90056             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JEFF SHACKELFORD     R4      |
|                                                |FREDERICK STURZ      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY LINDSEY                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - IMPROPER RADIOGRAPHY OPERATION                      |
|                                                                              |
| The Oregon Department of Health Radiation Protection shut down a radiography |
| operation in North Portland at 1400 PDT on 5/9/2001 by Professional Services |
| Industries (PSI).  There were no operating survey instruments, the operators |
| did not have alarming dosimeters, and warning signs were not posted.  There  |
| was a 2-mR line set up at 6 feet from the 80-curie source.  There will be an |
| enforcement conference at 1300 PDT on 5/11/2001.                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37983       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/10/2001|
|LICENSEE:  METRIC ENGINEERING, INC.             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:10[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MIAMI                    REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        05/10/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        11:10[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  1704-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |
|                                                |C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERRY EAKINS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN GAUGE CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES        |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler moisture density gauge (model #3440, serial #28940) was stolen     |
| from a truck parked at the Metric Engineering, Inc. office located at 13940  |
| S.W. 136th Street, Suite 200, Miami, Florida 33186.  The gauge contains 8    |
| mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi Am-241:Be.  The gauge has been recovered.              |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee states their inspector, Dylan Grove, reported the gauge was stolen |
| from the back of his truck at 11:10 AM on this date at the above location.   |
| The lock securing the gauge to the vehicle was cut. The name and phone       |
| number of the licensee was displayed on the gauge. The licensee reported the |
| theft to this office at 2:05 PM. At approximately 3:00 PM, the licensee      |
| reported the gauge had been returned to their SR 436 field office by an      |
| anonymous gentleman. The gauge was reportedly undamaged. This incident has   |
| been transferred to the Radioactive Materials section for further action. An |
| inspection of the work site by a state inspector is                          |
| scheduled for 11 May 01."                                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37984       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/10/2001|
|LICENSEE:  TECHNICAL WELDING LABORATORY         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PASADENA                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        05/10/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L02187                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/10/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JEFF SHACKELFORD     R4      |
|                                                |C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN RADIOGRAPHY DEVICE                           |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 10, 2001, the Agency was notified by telephone that a truck          |
| containing a radiography device was missing and possibly stolen. SPEC 150,   |
| Camera #23, source serial number KB 0109, 40 curies iridium-192, cannot be   |
| located. The police found the truck, but the device was not inside.          |
|                                                                              |
| "The Agency is investigating."                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Incident 7754                                                                |
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