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Event Notification Report for October 22, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/19/2001 - 10/22/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38396  38401  38407  38408  38409  38410  38411  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38396       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  FUGRO SOUTH INC.                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:54[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                                |
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| "A gauge was stolen on Sunday night, October 12, 2001. The RSO learned of    |
| the theft today. The gauge was a Troxler Model 3430, serial number 28502.    |
| The sealed sources were as follows: a 40 millicurie Am-241/Be, serial number |
| 4725568 and an 8 millicurie Cs-137 source, serial number 7502724.            |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge was taken from the back of a truck at a residence. It was in its  |
| case which was stolen along with other equipment on the back of the truck.   |
| The case was probably not secured or locked to the truck. The source rod was |
| probably locked. A police report is being made. Also DOT is being contacted  |
| by the Licensee.                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The Licensee will submit a written report within thirty days".              |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38401       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/17/2001|
|LICENSEE:  HTS, INC.                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:06[EDT]|
|    CITY:  AUSTIN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        05:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L02757                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/17/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN GAUGE                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following is from a faxed report:                                        |
|                                                                              |
| This is notification of a Campbell Pacific Nuclear Density Gauge (MC-2),     |
| Serial Number M20013097 that was stolen on 10/03/2001.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The gauge was stolen at a Stop-N-Go at 702 Mason Rd. in Katy, Texas. The     |
| gauge was chained in the back of a pick-up truck with the chain through the  |
| top handle and one side handle, with an additional lock on one of the        |
| hinges. The hinge was broken off and there was just enough slack in the      |
| chain to remove the gauge. The theft occurred at approximately 5:00 am.      |
|                                                                              |
| ... reported the theft to your office around 7:15 a.m. the morning of the    |
| theft. The theft was also reported to the Harris County Sheriffs Department  |
| and was assigned a case number (01110031145).                                |
|                                                                              |
| Since this event occurred as the result of an illegal act, we are unable to  |
| guarantee such occurrence will not be repeated. However, I've issued a memo  |
| and instructions to all employees that gauges must be chained through all    |
| three handles and that the chain shall be taught so that entry can only be   |
| obtained by unlocking the chain or cutting the chain.                        |
|                                                                              |
| It is possible that the gauge might not have been stolen if this procedure   |
| had been followed.                                                           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38407       |
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| REP ORG:  EASTERN ISOTOPES INC                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/19/2001|
|LICENSEE:  EASTERN ISOTOPES INC                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:31[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DULLES/STERLING          REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        10/19/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:        15:19[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  45-25221-01MD         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/19/2001|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KEN BARR             REG2    |
|                                                |M. WAYNE HODGES      NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KOSTKA                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE TO AN EMPLOYEE'S EXTREMITIES                           |
|                                                                              |
| Eastern Isotopes Inc. was notified by the Landauer Company of Chicago, IL    |
| that an employee had a reading from her plastic TLD ring for the month of    |
| September of 56,350 millirem.  From the first of the year to the end of      |
| August she already had 15,570 millirem.  The employee works in PET Imaging   |
| where the suspected isotope is fluorine-18(F-18).  However, for one week in  |
| September she was operating their dose drawing robot. Normally the operators |
| of that device get about 10-12 millirem/dose, but she may have gotten up to  |
| 110 millirem/dose.  They are continuing to investigate to determine if       |
| overexposure occurred during that one week period or over the whole month    |
| period.  They will remove the employee from all duties until the             |
| investigation is complete.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will notify the State of Virginia.                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38408       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/19/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:39[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/19/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL HAMER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/19/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |Vernon Hodge         NRR     |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT                                                        |
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| "During RFO-22, Carboline Carbozine CX-11SG paint primer was applied to the  |
| drywell shell (inner wall) to the floor joint as part of a qualified seal    |
| design. The purpose of this seal is to provide a moisture barrier to         |
| mitigate water entering the shell to concrete interface. In preparation for  |
| and during subsequent applications of the primer, significant                |
| gelling/premature set-up of the paint was exhibited (ref. ER20011169, dated  |
| 5/11/01). Within 24 hours of the paint application, the paint began to lift  |
| and blister. This paint was supplied under an Appendix B Vendor QA Program   |
| in accordance with VY PO 011040. Failure analysis received from Carboline    |
| and an independent test lab indicated the paint was defective. Carboline     |
| indicates the failure was most likely due to a moisture problem during       |
| manufacture. The problem was with part 'A' of the two-part paint. The impact |
| of the failed paint applied in the drywell during the outage was evaluated   |
| under ER 20011169. The seal was then coated with a single coat of Carboline  |
| 890. Carboline Corporation has verified this to be an acceptable application |
| until a permanent remedy is achieved."                                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38410       |
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| FACILITY: THREE MILE ISLAND        REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/20/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:25[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP            |EVENT DATE:        10/20/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN SCHORK                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/20/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 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  
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|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| DEGRADED STEAM GENERATOR TUBE FOUND DURING EDDY-CURRENT INSPECTION  
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|                                                                              |
| "At 1600 hours on Saturday, October 20, 2001 as a result of tube eddy        |
| current inspections performed during the 1R14 outage, TMI-1 determined that  |
| at least one tube in the 'B' OTSG was seriously degraded. Inspection of the  |
| tube found that the tube had been mechanically damaged to the extent of      |
| approximately 90% through wall thickness by an adjacent plugged tube that    |
| had apparently severed during the last operating cycle.                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Primary to Secondary leakage was very low throughout the last operating     |
| cycle, well below Technical Specification limits. The current condition of   |
| the tube is such that engineering judgment is that the tube would not have   |
| had sufficient strength to meet all of the structural integrity criteria     |
| described in NUREG 1022, Rev. 2.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The 'B' OTSG is currently inoperable with both the upper and lower primary  |
| manways removed. OTSG tube inspections are in progress. Additional testing   |
| and inspection will be conducted. Structural integrity of the inservice OTSG |
| tubes will be confirmed prior to restart. The extent of the condition        |
| discovered and the cause of the condition will be addressed in the followup  |
| licensee event report that will be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR       |
| 50.73(a)(2)(ii)."                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38411       |
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| FACILITY: FARLEY                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/21/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:41[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/21/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT FUCICH                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R2 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| LOSS OF SOME OFFSITE COMMUNICATIONS                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that the Emergency Notification Network, used to       |
| contact state and local government agencies, is currently inoperable. The    |
| licensee has confirmed that commercial telephone communication with these    |
| agencies is still possible. The NRC resident inspector will be informed of   |
| this condition by the licensee.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0139EDT ON 10/22/01 FROM ROBERT FUCICH TO S. SANDIN * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee restored the Emergency Notification Network to service at       |
| 0039CDT.  Notified R2IRC.                                                    |
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