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Event Notification Report for March 12, 2002

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                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           03/11/2002 - 03/12/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38759  38760  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38759       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE HOWARD                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAY HENSON           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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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| PLANNED LOSS OF SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR MAINTENANCE              |
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| "This report is being conservatively made under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a  |
| result of removing the Unit 2 Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) from    |
| service for the purpose of implementing a modification to replace the        |
| system. This is a planned activity. The primary means of monitoring the      |
| critical parameters remains available to the operating crew and they will    |
| continue to be able to perform necessary actions regarding emergency         |
| assessment in the unlikely event of a situation necessitating its use."      |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   38760       |
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| REP ORG:  VA NATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICS PROGRAM   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM|NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:03[EST]|
|    CITY:  FRESNO                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/20/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PST]|
|LICENSE#:  04-01935-03           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|                                                |JANET SCHLUETER      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ED LEIDHOLDT                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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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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| SEALED GADOLINIUM SOURCE LOST                                                |
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| During an inspection on 2/20/2002 by the VA at the Central California Health |
| Care System, Fresno, CA a sealed Gd-153 (980 microcuries) source was         |
| determined to be missing as of 5/11/2001.  The source is a solid Gadolinium  |
| pellet sealed in a titanium capsule and in a lead shield with a spring       |
| operated shutter.  Present activity is calculated to be 430 microcuries.  A  |
| search of the facilities, personnel interviews, and an inventory was         |
| conducted.  It has been determined that in most probability the source       |
| inside its lead shield was mistakenly discarded with non-radioactive         |
| hospital waste and is presently buried in the municipal landfill.  A visit   |
| to the landfill determined that recovery was very unlikely.  There was       |
| little likelihood that this event resulted in measurable radiation doses to  |
| hospital workers or any member of the public.                                |
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| The RSO has been retrained in proper disposal of sources and methods for     |
| decay and storage.  It is believed that sufficient corrective actions have   |
| been taken to date to prevent a reoccurrence of this event, however further  |
| actions are being researched and developed.                                  |
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| The VA has contacted NRC Region 4 (Cain).                                    |
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