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Event Notification Report for November 14, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/13/2001 - 11/14/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38459  38497  38498  38499  38501  
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38459       |
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| REP ORG:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:07[EST]|
|    CITY:  FARMINGTON HILLS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  21-14894-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL JORDAN       R3      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM PARSONS                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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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 GAUGE DISCOVERED MISSING  DURING ROUTINE INVENTORY                   |
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| During a routine physical inventory, a Troxler Model 3411B (upgraded 3401B), |
| S/N 16990, was discovered missing from the Farmington Hills, MI, main        |
| office.  The gauge which contains 8 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries    |
| Americium-241/Be, was logged out from the Grand Rapids office on 8/31/01 as  |
| a return to the main office for repairs.  The main office has no record of   |
| the shipment.  The local police department in Grand Rapids has been informed |
| of the missing gauge.  The licensee is continuing their investigation.       |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 11/13/01 @ 1240 BY PARSONS TO GOULD * * *                    |
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| The device was found at the house of a former employee on 11/3/01.           |
|                                                                              |
| Notified John Hickey and Anita Turner                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38497       |
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| FACILITY: LASALLE                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:16[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        11/12/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HAROLD VINYARD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRUCE JORGENSEN      R3      |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ERDS DISCOVERED INOPERABLE                                                   |
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| "...This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) and       |
| Exelon Reportability Manual SAF 1.10.  At 2100 hours on 11/12/01, it was     |
| discovered that the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) was not            |
| operational.  This system provides a data link between the LaSalle onsite    |
| computer system and the NRC Headquarters Operational Center when activated   |
| during emergency situations.  The ERDS system was restored to an operable    |
| status at 2320 hours on 11/12/01 after resolving a computer system software  |
| issue. The NRC resident inspector has been notified of this event."          |
|                                                                              |
| The discovery was made while conducting training of a new candidate.         |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38498       |
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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/13/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:03[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM CROSSMAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JEROME BLAKE         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
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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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| REACTOR VESSEL HEAD PENETRATION THROUGH WALL LEAK DISCOVERED                
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|                                                                              |
| "North Anna Unit 2 Reactor Vessel head has an apparent through wall leak on  |
| penetration number 63.  Engineering decided to treat this penetration as a   |
| through-wall leak based on the qualified visual inspection results and       |
| liquid penetrant examination of an excavated finding.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "A portion of the weld around penetration 63, approximately 2.75" long, has  |
| been excavated to a depth of approximately 1" of weld material.  The liquid  |
| penetrant exam of this excavation shows there is an indication located in    |
| the outside edge of the weld almost the full length of the excavation, and   |
| which turns into the weld at the uphill and downhill ends of the             |
| excavation.                                                                  |
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| "Further evaluation will continue.  Unit 2 was in a shutdown mode to perform |
| reactor vessel head penetration inspections per NRC Bulletin 2001-01."       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38499       |
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| REP ORG:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:07[EST]|
|    CITY:  FARMINGTON HILLS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:        08:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  21-14894-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R3 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+ANITA TURNER         NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PARSONS                      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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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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| LICENSEE REPORTED A STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                    |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler gauge model 3401B serial # 14234 containing 8 millicuries of       |
| Cs-137 and 40 millicuries of Am-241/Be was stolen from the back of a pickup  |
| truck with a cap sometime between 11/7 and 11/13.  The cap was still locked  |
| and the case was still in the truck, but the device had been removed.   The  |
| lock on the case was removed, but had not been cut.  Both the Detroit and    |
| Warren, Mi. police Departments have been notified.  A press release may be   |
| issued.                                                                      |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38501       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:35[EST]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/25/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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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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| CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR CONTAINING AN AMERICIUM-241 SOURCE
DETERMINED        |
| MISSING                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| An M43A1 Chemical Agent Detector (S/N Z03D23750/C24967) was assigned to the  |
| "A" Company 70th Engineer Battalion located at Ft. Riley, KS for use in a    |
| training exercise conducted at Ft. Irwin, CA between 9/18 - 9/23/01.  During |
| an inventory conducted on 10/25, it was determined that the 250 microcurie   |
| Americium-241 source was missing.  An extensive search was conducted,        |
| however, the source could not be located.                                    |
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