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Event Notification Report for March 27, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/26/2002 - 03/27/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38800  38801  38802  38803  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38800       |
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| FACILITY: GINNA                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:22[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN McLAUGHLIN             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN INOP   |                             |
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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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| EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE                                                  |
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| "At 10:15 on March 25, 2002 a silent test was performed from the Monroe      |
| County Radio Center at Cobb's Hill. The silent test results showed a failure |
| of all 24 sirens. A siren reset report printed out shortly afterwards        |
| showing all 24 sirens normal. The personnel performing the test were         |
| unfamiliar with the two different types of reports. They thought that the    |
| reset report was another silent test report. A RG&E technician was informed  |
| of the siren failure. He contacted Cobb's Hill and determined that the       |
| system was operating adequately.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "At 11:43 on March 26, 2002, the siren system engineer went to the Monroe    |
| County 911 Center and performed a silent test. All 24 sirens passed the      |
| silent test. The test was repeated from West Ave and Cobb's Hill with 100%   |
| success at these locations. No documentation could be found of any silent    |
| tests performed on 3/25/02 after the initial failure from Cobb's Hill."      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38801       |
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| REP ORG:  PACIFIC RADIOPHARMACY                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  PACIFIC RADIOPHARMACY                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:34[EST]|
|    CITY:  HONALULU                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/06/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  HI |EVENT TIME:        08:00[HST]|
|LICENSE#:  53-16991-01MD         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|                                                |PATRICIA HOLAHAN     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TRENT T. PHAN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE |                             |
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| EXTREMITY OVEREXPOSURE                                                       |
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| "[An individual] was observed by inspector Randy Erickson, Health Physicist  |
| with Region IV, dispensing radiopharmaceuticals that have caused an          |
| extremity exposure in excess of the limits allowed in 10 CFR                 |
| 20.1201(a)(2)(ii).                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "[The individual's] left hand index fingertip exposure is estimated at 700   |
| R/yr. The assumptions for the dose estimate is based on the following        |
| calculation with the left hand index finger supporting a vial containing 100 |
| mCi of Tc-99m so it does not fall out of its lead shielding. Page 94 of the  |
| article 'Fingertip and Whole Body Exposure to Nuclear Medicine Personnel'    |
| references fingertip exposure of 56 R/year based on 100 mCi vial of Tc-99m,  |
| 1000 draws/year at 6 seconds per draw. This scenario nearly matches the      |
| procedure followed by [the individual].                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "40 draws/day x 6 seconds/draw x 6 days/week x 50 weeks/year = 20            |
| hours/year                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Based on the article, 1.6 hrs/year exposure to the finger = 56 R.           |
| Therefore, 56 R/1.6 hrs x 20 hrs = 700 R.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "An NRC form 5 has been completed for [the individual] for calendar year     |
| 2001. His total effective dose equivalent and total organ dose equivalent,   |
| maximum organ does not exceed the limits in 10 CFR 20.1201(a)(1) and         |
| (2)(i)."                                                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38802       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:20[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        03/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE PETROSKI                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INOPERABLE EFFLUENT RADIATION MONITOR            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Ocean County Utilities Authority, the Ocean County |
| Radiological Officer and the Lacey Municipal Utilities Authority that a      |
| sewage radiation monitor has been inoperable for greater than 24 hours. The  |
| NRC resident inspector will be informed of this notification by the          |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38803       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:01[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        03/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:52[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  R. NACOSTE                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|3     N          Y       87       Power Operation  |87       Power Operation  |
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| PRESS RELEASE REGARDING INJURED ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS             
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|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that four maintenance workers were injured while       |
| working on the "3B" 4160 VAC board. The individuals, who were not            |
| contaminated, were transported offsite for medical treatment. As a result of |
| the event, the board deenergized and the "3C" and "3D" emergency diesel      |
| generators automatically started and loaded to supply power to their         |
| associated shutdown boards.                                                  |
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| The licensee plans to make a press release regarding this event. The NRC     |
| resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.          |
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