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Event Notification Report for February 1, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           01/31/2002 - 02/01/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38663  38664  38665  

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38663       |
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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/31/2002|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:30[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        01/30/2002|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/31/2002|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  M. C. PITTMAN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
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| LEGACY ISSUE                                                                 |
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| NRC BULLETIN 91-01 24 HOUR NOTIFICATION                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "AT 1313 CST, on 1-30-02 the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified   |
| of uncharacterized legacy process equipment which was not stored in          |
| accordance with an approved Nuclear Criticality Safety Approval (NCSA).  The |
| mass of fissile material was less than a safe mass and at an assay of less   |
| than 2.0 Wt. %.  This is in violation of the NCS program requirements of     |
| SAR, Section 5.2 which requires fissile material operations to be controlled |
| by approved NCSA's.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "The PSS determined that this event is a 24 Hour Event Report due to the     |
| failure to maintain double contingency controls.                             |
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| SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE  OF EVENTS:                                              |
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| "This material is in a stable condition and double contingency has been      |
| established using approved procedures.  Once the material was characterized, |
| it was determined that proper spacing had been maintained.                   |
|                                                                              |
| POTENTIAL CRITICALITY PATHWAYS INVOLVED (BRIEF SCENARIO(S) OF HOW            |
| CRITICALITY COULD OCCUR):                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "In order for criticality to be possible more than a critical mass would     |
| need to be accumulated in an unsafe geometry.  The storage containers are    |
| safe by geometry and the fissile material is less than a safe mass.          |
| Therefore, it is not possible for this barrier material to result in a       |
| criticality accident.                                                        |
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| CONTROLLED PARAMETERS (MASS, MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION,
ETC.):     |
| "Mass                                                                        |
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| ESTIMATED AMOUNT, ENRICHMENT, FORM OF LICENSED MATERIAL (INCLUDE
PROCESS     |
| LIMIT AND % WORST CASE CRITICAL MASS):                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Less than 10 pounds at an enrichment of less than 2.0 Wt. %                 |
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| NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROL(S) OR CONTROL SYSTEM(S) AND
DESCRIPTION   |
| OF THE FAILURES OR DEFICIENCIES:                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "Since no NCS controls were applied to the material, double contingency      |
| cannot be demonstrated.                                                      |
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| CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND WHEN EACH WAS
IMPLEMENTED:  |
|                                                                              |
| "The material is controlled in accordance with procedure CP-2-TS-TS2030.     |
| The material has been characterized."                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38664       |
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| REP ORG:  MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/31/2002|
|LICENSEE:  H&H X-RAY SERVICES                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:06[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        10/01/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MS |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  MS622-01              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/31/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  B. J. SMITH                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| OVEREXPOSURE                                                                 |
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| The film badges of two radiographers working for H& H X-Ray Services were    |
| processed for the month of October, 2001.  The readings of the film badges   |
| for the month of October were 7909 mrem and 3825 mrem.  H & H X-Ray Services |
| individuals were using a 68 curie (Iridium-192) radiography camera  in       |
| Monroe, LA. The State of Mississippi Division of Radiation Health is         |
| following up on this report.                                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38665       |
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| FACILITY: WOLF CREEK               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/31/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  KS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:56[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        01/31/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  S. FERGUSON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/31/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
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|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  |
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| LOSS OF 6 EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO ICE STORMS                                 |
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| AT 1345 it was determined that six of their eleven emergency plant sirens    |
| were not operational.  An ice storm caused the loss of power to the sirens.  |
| The county sheriffs office was contacted and in the event of an actual       |
| emergency they will contact personnel in these areas directly (route         |
| alerting).  The remaining five sirens will alert a majority of the           |
| population in the effective ten mile zone.  The total ten mile zone is       |
| approx. 6099 persons.                                                        |
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| The remote telemetry system used to identify siren failures did not function |
| correctly.  We determined that at least one siren was unavailable and this   |
| information was unavailable from the normal monitoring method.  A backup     |
| method was used to determine the extent of the problem.                      |
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| A news statement was issued to the public at approximately 1600 hours,       |
| 01/31/02, discusses the loss of the six emergency sirens.                    |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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