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Event Notification Report for August 17, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/16/2001 - 08/17/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38201  38212  38213  38214  38215  38216  38217  38218  38219  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38201       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/10/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        08/10/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERIC DEMONCH                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNPLANNED REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM (RPS) SYSTEM/SAFETY SYSTEM ACTUATIONS    |
| WHILE CRITICAL                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "[The unit] received [an] isolation of the [transverse incore probe (TIP)]   |
| purge system and the offgas system during [an] electrical transient on the   |
| 230kV distribution system.  [The licensee believes] the isolations were      |
| caused by the voltage fluctuations felt in the plant from the grid.  Since   |
| the TIP purge isolation is processed through [the reactor protection system  |
| (RPS)] and offgas from the offgas [radiation] monitors, this falls under     |
| actuation of a safety system while critical."                                |
|                                                                              |
| "[The licensee] reset isolations and restored systems to normal."            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the isolation signals that were processed did not   |
| show up on any alarms.  Alarms were received but nothing specific to         |
| indicate the isolations.  This may have been due to voltage                  |
| fluctuations/losses as a result of power/instrument panels that transferred  |
| to their alternate power supplies.  The voltage fluctuations on the in-house |
| 4160V buses were attributed to the electrical transient on the 230kV         |
| distribution system.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| There was severe weather in the area at the time of this event.  As a        |
| result, one of two 230kV outgoing power lines and both 34.5kV feed lines     |
| were lost.  All of these lines have since been returned to service.  The     |
| licensee stated that offsite power was never lost because one 230kV line     |
| remained available to backfeed/supply the 34.5kV buses.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1840 EDT ON 8/16/2001 BY JERE FREEMAN TO FANGIE JONES * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee, after review of the event, determined that the actuation of a  |
| single component due to a power panel transfer on a voltage transient did    |
| not meet the requirement of an actuation of the containment isolation system |
| for reportability.  Per NUREG 1022 Rev 2, this event was not reportable and  |
| is retracted.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R1DO (William Ruland) |
| has been notified.                                                           |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38212       |
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| FACILITY: MALLINCKRODT INC.                    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|   RXTYPE: NUCLEAR PHARMACY                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:00[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS       |EVENT DATE:        08/16/2001|
|           MEDICAL R&D                          |EVENT TIME:        08:45[CDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|    CITY:  MARYLAND HTS.            REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  ST. LOUIS                 STATE:  MO |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  24-4206-01            AGREEMENT:  N  |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|  DOCKET:  03000001                             |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES SCHUH                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURES INVOLVING TWO WORKERS BETWEEN 1995 AND 1999          |
|                                                                              |
| An on-going dose reconstruction in response to Confirmatory Action Letter    |
| EA-00-143, dated June 22, 2000, identified two (2) workers who received more |
| than 250 Rem to their extremities, specifically less than one (1) square     |
| centimeter of the fingertips.  The overexposures occurred between 1995 and   |
| 1999 on seven (7) occurrences during the manufacturing process involving     |
| P-32.  The licensee will inform the two individuals involved and offer       |
| medical services, if requested.  The licensee discussed this incident with   |
| NRC Region 3 (Cameron).                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATED AT 1532 EDT ON 8/16/2001 BY JAMES SCHUH TO FANGIE JONES * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| The on-going review has identified a total of 4 workers in 10 occurrences    |
| with overexposures.  All have occurred in similar activities except for 1    |
| person in 2 events doing a different process.  NRC Region 3 (Bob Gatone) has |
| been contacted by the licensee.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The R3DO (Thomas Kozak) and NMSS (Brian Smith) have been notified.           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38213       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        08/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:25[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY KNUETTEL               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLIE PAYNE        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING CONTRACTOR FOREMAN                         |
|                                                                              |
| A contractor foreman was determined to be under the influence of alcohol     |
| during a random test.  The contractor's access to the plant has been         |
| terminated.  The licensee informed the NRC Region 2 Office (Wallow) and the  |
| Resident Inspector.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the Headquarters Operation Officer for details.                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38214       |
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| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:40[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        08/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PETER ORPHANOS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| ALL EMERGENCY OFFSITE SIRENS INOPERABLE                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined that all 16 Emergency Offsite Sirens were            |
| inoperable.  The exact cause of the failure is unknown and a plan is being   |
| developed to repair the sirens.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and intends to notify the   |
| state and local authorities.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATED AT 1735 EDT ON 8/16/2001 BY PETER ORPHANOS TO FANGIE JONES * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "As of 1300 August 16, 2001 163 of 165 Limerick Generating Station Emergency |
| Offsite Sirens are determined to be functional.                              |
|                                                                              |
| "A plan has been developed and investigation continues into the cause of the |
| inoperability of the sirens."                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R1DO (William Ruland) |
| has been notified.                                                           |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38215       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:23[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/15/2001|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        15:45[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE RITCHIE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 24-HOUR NRC BULLETIN 91-01 REPORT                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the DOE             |
| representative.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Portsmouth      |
| personnel:                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| During a walk through of the X-705 Decontamination Facility a hole was       |
| discovered on the top of the Calciner glove box. The hole could have allowed |
| uranium bearing solution to accumulate in the bottom of the glove box [in]   |
| the unlikely event of a leak. This is in violation of the analysis of        |
| NCSA-705_024.E02 "Calciner Solution Recovery" which specifically evaluates   |
| this event.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The PSS entered an anomalous condition. Tape was placed over the hole on the |
| top of the Calciner glove box. The PSS exited the anomalous condition.       |
|                                                                              |
| This event is reportable per NRC BL 91-01 as a loss of one control of the    |
| double contingency principle.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENTS:  low                                          |
|                                                                              |
| There was no leak of uranium bearing material in the vicinity of the         |
| Calciner glove box.  Also, the opening on the glove box is very small. This  |
| would require a significant amount of time for the solution to accumulate in |
| the glove [box] had a leak occurred at that exact location.                  |
|                                                                              |
| POTENTIAL CRITICALITY PATHWAYS INVOLVED (BRIEF SCENARIO[S] OF HOW            |
| CRITICALITY COULD                                                            |
| OCCUR):                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| For a criticality to occur, the following events would be required: The      |
| recovery system would have to be operating and processing uranium bearing    |
| liquid with a high concentration of uranium. Then the leak in this system    |
| must occur such that solution sprays onto the glove box. The liquid would    |
| then have to flow through the small opening on the top of the glove box and  |
| accumulate to a depth of >1.5 inches.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| CONTROLLED PARAMETERS (MASS, MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION, ETC.):     |
| volume, geometry                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The unlikely event supporting double contingency credits the integrity of    |
| the glove box for preventing solution from collecting in an unsafe           |
| geometry/volume.  The hole on the top of the glove box could potentially     |
| allow solution to enter the glove box.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| ESTIMATED AMOUNT, ENRICHMENT, FORM OF LICENSED MATERIAL (INCLUDE PROCESS     |
| LIMIT AND % WORST CASE OF CRITICAL MASS):                                    |
|                                                                              |
| No uranium material was involved in this event.                              |
|                                                                              |
| NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROL(S) OR CONTROL SYSTEM(S) AND DESCRIPTION   |
| OF THE FAILURES OR DEFICIENCIES:                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The hole could have allowed uranium bearing solution to accumulate in the    |
| bottom of the glove box in the unlikely event of a leak. This is in          |
| violation of the analysis of NCSA-705_024.E02 "Calciner Solution Recovery"   |
| which specifically evaluates this event. The presence of the opening         |
| undermines the basis of an unlikely event credited for double contingency.   |
|                                                                              |
| CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEM AND WHEN EACH WAS IMPLEMENTED:   |
|                                                                              |
| Tape was [placed] on the hole on top of the glove box.                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38216       |
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| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:19[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        08/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PRESTON GILLESPIE            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLIE PAYNE        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO OIL SPILL AT ASSOCIATED HYDRO  UNIT              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was performing work on the pier at the Keowee Hydro Intake      |
| structure when about 1 gallon of Mobil EAL 224H (biodegradable) oil spilled  |
| into Lake Keowee.  A boom had previously been installed and contained the    |
| oil in a 50 foot by 50 foot area.  The spill was a result of a hydraulic     |
| hose leak.  The clean-up was nearly complete at the time of the report.      |
| There was no effect on plant operations or any safety significance.          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the National Response Center, the South Carolina       |
| Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the NRC Resident         |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38217       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/14/2001|
|  COUNTY:  DENVER                    STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:        13:40[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:  333-03                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CLAYTON GOODWIN              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE                               |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1:40 PM on August 14, 2001 an unidentified person in a     |
| private automobile ran over a Troxler nuclear density gauge while this gauge |
| was being used by a trained technician at a work site southwest Denver. The  |
| technician narrowly escaped being stuck by the vehicle, but the vehicle did  |
| strike the gauge. The exterior casing of the gauge was damaged and broken    |
| into numerous pieces as a result of the collision. However the sealed source |
| and shielding assembly remained intact. Following the incident the source    |
| was able to be retracted into the shielding and the shutter closed."         |
|                                                                              |
| Denver Police were notified immediately following the incident.              |
|                                                                              |
| The site and the gauge with the sealed source were surveyed and no leakage   |
| was found.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The Troxler gauge involved is a model 4640B (serial number 841) containing a |
| single, 8-millicurie, Cs-137, sealed source (serial number 50-7987).         |
|                                                                              |
| The gauge will be shipped back to Troxler.                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38218       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/17/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:31[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        08/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE TANNER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/17/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       82       Power Operation  |82       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIREN REMOTE ACTUATION CAPABILITY                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Omni phone system was lost resulting in a loss of Emergency Siren remote    |
| actuation control.  Power was lost 8/16/01 22:25 EDT and restored 8/16/01    |
| 23:55 EDT.  Per reportability manual ID# E-02 and Event# SAF 1.10, loss of   |
| assessment capability is reportable after 8 hours, but loss of greater than  |
| 25% of the sirens for more than one hour constitutes immediate               |
| notification.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "The omni phone system was lost due to the associated battery voltage        |
| becoming too low to support system operation.  This was caused by a          |
| temporary battery charger installed in place of the normal charger (due to a |
| failed transformer) not maintaining the battery adequately charged.          |
| Immediate omni system recovery was effected using available AC power from an |
| alternate source to power up the equipment.  Long term plans are to replace  |
| the failed transformer and return the normal charger to service."            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector and will inform state/local |
| agencies.                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38219       |
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| REP ORG:  McMINN'S ASPHALT CO., INC.           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/17/2001|
|LICENSEE:  McMINN'S ASPHALT CO., INC.           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:59[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MANHEIM                  REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        08/17/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        00:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  371965901             AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/17/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GARY LUTZ                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TROXLER GAUGE DAMAGED BY VEHICLE AT CONSTRUCTION SITE                        |
|                                                                              |
| At 0030EDT on 8/17/01 a light pickup truck struck a Troxler gauge at a road  |
| construction project on State Road 340 in Lancaster, PA.  The East Lampeter  |
| Police Department responded (Incident # 01-414) briefly closing traffic.     |
| The RSO surveyed the device and confirmed that the sealed source was intact  |
| prior to removal.  The Troxler is a model 4640B containing an 8-millicurie   |
| Cs-137 source.  The licensee is returning the device to the manufacturer's   |
| service center in Timonium, MD for inspection and repair.                    |
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