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Event Notification Report for October 12, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/11/2001 - 10/12/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38376  38377  38378  38380  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38376       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/10/2001|
|LICENSEE:  LAW ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SER|NOTIFICATION TIME:
17:29[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DALLAS                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/10/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L02453                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/10/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN, JR. (fax)    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT REGARDING DISCOVERY OF A LAW ENGINEERING AND   
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| ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GAUGE ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET BY AN EMPLOYEE
OF       |
| ANOTHER COMPANY                                                              |
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Texas       |
| Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control:                           |
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| "Texas Incident No.:  I-7810"                                                |
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| "License No.:  L02453"                                                       |
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| "Licensee:  Law Engineering and Environmental Services, Houston, Texas (Fort |
| Worth Subsite)"                                                              |
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| "Event date and time:  10/10/01  a.m."                                       |
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| "Event location:  Dallas, Texas (exact location unknown at this time - gauge |
| was transported to 10722 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75220[)]"     |
|                                                                              |
| "Event type:  Found Nuclear Density Gauge, Troxler 3411 B, Serial #11251"    |
|                                                                              |
| "Notifications:  Notified Troxler Electronic Labs, TDH Public Health Region  |
| 3 to pickup gauge and have leak tested."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Event description:  Gauge found in the middle of a residential street by an |
| employee of Giles Engineering, Texas License L04919-001.  Gauge was found to |
| be un-locked - both case and control rod.  The gauge was reported to be in   |
| the 'On' position.  No shipping papers were found in the case.  No warning   |
| stickers were reported to be on the exterior of the case.  Troxler Labs      |
| reports that the gauge was last seen by them over 2-years ago and was then   |
| owned by Austin Testing Engineers - no evidence of Licensure through this    |
| Agency.  Gauge was tracked to Law Engineering in Fort Worth.  TDH is holding |
| the gauge.  Will have leak test performed.  Licensee was unaware that the    |
| gauge was missing and could not immediately find if the gauge was assigned   |
| on a job for 10/10/01."                                                      |
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| "Transport vehicle description:  None available at this time."               |
|                                                                              |
| "Media attention:  None"                                                     |
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| (Contact the NRC operations officer for an agreement state point of          |
| contact.)                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38377       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2001|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/10/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:        18:45[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KUYKENDALL                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR (CAD)                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The US Army reported that during inventory check in Vilseck, Germany at the  |
| 529th Ordinance, one CAD containing 15 millicuries Ni-63 was not             |
| accountable.   A search was conducted with no success in finding it, so it   |
| was presumed to be lost.  This discovery was made on 7/15/01.  They are      |
| still investigating.                                                         |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38378       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2001|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        09/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KUYKENDALL                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAA1 20.1906(d)(1)        SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS |                             |
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| WIPE TEST LIMITS EXCEEDED LIMITS FOR CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTORS                |
|                                                                              |
| Wipe test on  a Ni -63 chemical agent detector measured 17,931               |
| DPM(equivalent to .007 microcuries).  This was way above their action level  |
| guide lines of 1,000 DPM.  They are in the process of disposing of the       |
| device.                                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38380       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/11/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:20[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GROFF                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL PARKER       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| CONDITION OF LICENSE REPORT DUE TO UNAVAILABLE EMERGENCY LIGHTING           
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| On October 11, 2001, following a fire protection program self assessment, it |
| was determined that emergency lighting was unavailable in two required       |
| locations.  Actions in these areas are required steps of procedure 20.000.18 |
| "Control of Plant from Dedicated Shutdown Panel."                            |
|                                                                              |
| The inability to perform steps in 20.000.18 constitutes a reportable         |
| condition under Fermi 2 License Condition 2.F as a violation of              |
| "Modifications for Fire Protection" as described in License Condition        |
| 2.C(9).                                                                      |
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| Short term corrective action is to revise the procedure steps to obtain      |
| portable lighting prior to exiting the plant.  Long term corrective actions  |
| are being evaluated.                                                         |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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