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Event Notification Report for April 16, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           04/15/2002 - 04/16/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38776  38813  38854  38855  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38776       |
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| REP ORG:  SOUTHEAST MO STATE UNIVERSITY        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/18/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHEAST MO STATE UNIVERSITY        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:53[EST]|
|    CITY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/15/2002|
|  COUNTY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:        16:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  24-09296-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WALTER LILLY                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAE1 20.2202(b)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE |                             |
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| PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE POSSIBLE IF UNCHARACTERIZED ALPHA EMITTER
ABSORBED BY |
| AIRBORNE INHALATION                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| During a routine radiological survey, the school found a table in Johnson    |
| Hall that was contaminated with 150 DPM/100 centimeters squared [initially   |
| estimated to be approximately 30,000 dpm or 14E-3 microcuries] of            |
| Americium-241.  Johnson Hall, room 222, is normally locked with restricted   |
| access and the cause of the contamination is historical in nature.  The      |
| table was decontaminated and wrapped in plastic for proper disposal.  There  |
| were no known personnel overexposures due to this event.  However, "if 100%  |
| was absorbed by airborne contamination and deposited on bone surface, it     |
| would exceed the ALI by 2.3."                                                |
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| The licensee discussed this report with R3(Null).                            |
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| * * * RETRACTION ON 4/15/02 @ 0845 BY LILLY TO GOULD * * *                   |
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| After  reviewing this event with Region 3 personnel it was determined that   |
| it was not reportable based on a model which shows that the maximum dose     |
| would be about 2 millirem/yr.                                                |
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| Notified REG 3 RDO (Riemer) and NMSS EO (Hickey)                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38813       |
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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/28/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SHOLLE CORPORATION                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:39[EST]|
|    CITY:  NORTHLAKE                REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  9201385               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE KLINGER                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR A LOST GAUGE                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A general licensee reported the loss of an NDC Infrared Engineering Model   |
| 103, serial no. 773, containing 100 mCi of Am-241. The gauging device was    |
| initially installed in 1982. The general licensee is a manufacturer of       |
| packaging products. The device was apparently installed at one time in a     |
| plastic extruder line. In November 2000 it was reported to the Department as |
| being on the laminator in the plant. While performing the inventory for the  |
| most recent Departmental self-inspection, the licensee was unable to account |
| for this device. Licensee states that it conducted an extensive              |
| investigation of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the      |
| device. Their investigation continues and they will file the required report |
| as soon as possible. The department's investigation is ongoing."             |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE  State of Illinois to R. Laura on April 15, 2002 at 16:30****    |
|                                                                              |
| The lost gage was found during renovations in the building.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38854       |
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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/15/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:59[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:16[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SIMMONS                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KEN BARR             R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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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|2     N          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |
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| PLANT HAD ESF ACTUATION RESULTING IN AUTOMATIC REPOSITIONING OF AUX         
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| FEEDWATER VALVES.                                                            |
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| Unit 2 was in mode 3 and stable following the completion of a preplanned     |
| shutdown for a refueling outage.  The aux feedwater was in service at the    |
| time of this actuation.  The AFW Level Control Valves had been throttled,    |
| the "B" Main Feedwater Pump reset and Feedwater Isolation (FWI) reset to     |
| accordance with procedures.  The RCS Tavg drifted above 550F.   When the    |
| RCS Tavg dropped below 550F, a FWI signal was generated causing the reset   |
| Main Feedwater Pump to trip and the Aux Feedwater valves to reposition open. |
| The Aux Feedwater pumps were already running.   An investigation is          |
| ongoing.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38855       |
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| FACILITY: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR         REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/15/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  AR |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:04[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE                  |EVENT DATE:        04/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:33[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES PORTER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |THOMAS KOSHY         NRR     |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
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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        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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| DEGRADED PRESSURE BOUNDARY AT ARKANSAS NUCLEAR ONE UNIT 2                    |
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| "Boron deposits were discovered on five pressurizer heater sleeve            |
| penetrations during visual inspection. Two additional heater penetrations    |
| are suspected of leaking, but further inspection activities are required to  |
| confirm these leaks. Pressurizer heater sleeve penetration leakage is        |
| considered RCS pressure boundary leakage. Small amounts of boron were        |
| discovered at each of the five nozzle penetration interfaces. Prior to       |
| shutdown for refueling, RCS unidentified leakage was about 0.22 gpm.         |
| Currently, Unit 2 is in reduced inventory with the pressurizer empty."       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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