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Event Notification Report for April 12, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/11/2002 - 04/12/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38844  38846  38847  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38844       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/10/2002|
|LICENSEE:  TECHNICAL WELDING LAB INC            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:29[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/10/2002|
|  COUNTY:  HARRIS                    STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        04:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L-02187               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TEXAS DEPT OF HEALTH BRC     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| OVEREXPOSURE TO GAMMA RADIATION                                              |
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| The following is taken from a facsimile report:                              |
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| "A radiographer was [radiographing] welds on a vessel shooting with a 35     |
| curie Co-60 source and entered the vessel to change the source location      |
| without cranking the source into the shielded position. The radiographer has |
| been taken for blood samples which will be repeated in 72 hours. Initial     |
| calculations indicate a possible whole body exposure of 70 rems. Further     |
| information forthcoming after investigation scheduled for May 14."           |
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| The Texas Incident Number for this event is I-7882.                          |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38846       |
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| REP ORG:  BETHLEHAM STEEL                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:  BETHLEHAM STEEL                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:41[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BETHLAHAM                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        04/10/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        08:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  37-01861-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TONY LAMASTRA                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBE 30.50(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
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| SHUTTER FAILED TO OPEN ON A DMC/RADIOMETRIE GAUGE.                           |
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| A DMC/Radiometrie Model E6 source housing shutter failed to open.  The       |
| licensee swapped out the housing and will send the defective housing back to |
| Radiometrie, located in Gaithersburg, MD.   The DMC/Radiometrie Model E6     |
| gauge contains one curie of Americium-241 which is used to measure the       |
| thickness of thin sheets of steel.  Bethlehem Steel Company has 30 or 40 of  |
| these in the plant and this is the first time that a shutter on one of these |
| gauges has failed to open.  The licensee stated that they have had these     |
| gauges since the 1970's.                                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38847       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:42[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        04/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL HIGGINS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH RIEMER       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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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       95       Power Operation  |95       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| CONTROL ROOM VENTILATION SYSTEM INOPERABLE                                   |
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| "At 1835 on 4/10/02, the Control Room Emergency Ventilation system           |
| automatically repositioned to the 'purge' mode due to an apparent faulty     |
| smoke detection circuit.  It has been subsequently determined that while in  |
| the 'purge' mode, the system is incapable of performing it's required safety |
| function.  The Control Room Emergency Ventilation system is a single train   |
| system utilized to mitigate the consequences of an accident and this event   |
| is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (3) (v) (D)."                           |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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