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Event Notification Report for August 1, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/31/2001 - 08/01/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38177  38178  

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38177       |
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| FACILITY: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/30/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:52[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)          |EVENT DATE:        07/30/2001|
|           COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL                  |EVENT TIME:        14:45[EDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/31/2001|
|    CITY:  COLUMBIA                 REGION:  2  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  RICHLAND                  STATE:  SC |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SNM-1107              AGREEMENT:  Y  |MALCOLM WIDMANN      R2      |
|  DOCKET:  07001151                             |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+R.  WARREN, NMSS     IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM HEATH                    |DICK WESSMAN         IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|KSNM 70.52(a)            LOSS OF SNM/CRIT       |                             |
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| ONE SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTAINER UNEXPECTEDLY RETURNED TO BWXT.        |
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| Westinghouse Electric Company received a telephone call from BWXT stating    |
| they had received one 3-gallon container of uranyl nitrate crystals from     |
| Westinghouse in a SNM shipping container labeled as empty.                   |
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| This container was originally shipped from BWXT to Westinghouse on 07/17/01  |
| for processing and was documented by a 741 form.  Ninety-six containers were |
| indicated on the 741, but one was inadvertently left in the outer shipping   |
| container or put back into the shipping container and returned to BWXT for   |
| the next shipment.                                                           |
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| BWXT stated that the original inner container Tamper Indicating Device was   |
| still on the container and intact.                                           |
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| After discussion and clarification of the incident with BWXT personnel,      |
| Westinghouse Electric Company personnel determined at 1700 hours that this   |
| incident was reportable to the NRC Operation Center.                         |
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| ***** UPDATE FROM DAN COLWELL TO LEIGH TROCINE RECEIVED AT 1000 ON 07/31/01  |
| *****                                                                        |
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| The licensee provided this update to correct the initial discovery date.  It |
| should have been 07/30/01 in lieu of 07/29/01.                               |
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| The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Widmann), NMSS EO (Brach),     |
| NMSS IAT (Warren), and IRO (Holonich).  (Contact the NRC operations officer  |
| for licensee contact information.)                                           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38178       |
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| REP ORG:  PALMERTON PARRISH INC.               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/31/2001|
|LICENSEE:  PALMERTON PARRISH INC.               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:26[EDT]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        07/31/2001|
|  COUNTY:  GREEN                     STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  24-25998-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/31/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|                                                |SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  F. PALMERTON                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE MISSING.                                      |
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| A 3440 Troxler Moisture Density gauge, serial number 23967,  containing      |
| 10mCi's of Cesium-137 (source serial # 75-5945) and 40mCi's of Am-241/Be     |
| (source serial # 47-19997) fell out of back of pickup truck at the corner of |
| Farm roads 182 and 139.  The moisture density gauge was out of its container |
| and in the back of an open bed pickup truck with its tail gate down when it  |
| fell from the back of the truck.  The driver of the truck did not notice     |
| that the moisture density gauge was missing until he arrived at his          |
| destination which was 5 miles after the corner of Farm roads 182 and 139.    |
| The driver drove back searching for the gauge when he met a farmer who said  |
| that he had seem the gauge laying in the road at the corner of Farm roads    |
| 182 and 139 around 1200 CT.  Palmerton Parrish Incorporated sent 4 or 5      |
| people out to search the area, tall vegetation and a river by the road side. |
| A search of the area did not find the gauge.  The licensee notified the      |
| Green County Sheriffs department of the missing gauge, sheriff report number |
| is 01-6085.  A bulletin will be release by the sheriff's department later    |
| today informing people of the missing moisture density gauge.  The sheriff's |
| department will also notify the local police, local fire departments, and    |
| surrounding counties of the missing moisture  gauge.  The gauge was bought   |
| new by the licensee back in November 1994.  NRC Region 3, D. Wiedeman was    |
| notified of this event by the licensee.                                      |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 07/31/01 AT 2002 ET BY PALMERTON TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *    |
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| The gauge was recovered after a $500 reward was offered for the recovery of  |
| the gauge. Radiation survey of the gauge found were within normal readings.  |
| R3DO (Pat Hiland) & NMSS EO (Camper) notified.                               |
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