United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Document Collections > Reports Associated With Events > Event Notification Reports > 2002

Event Notification Report for April 19, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/18/2002 - 04/19/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38860  38863  

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38860       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2002|
|LICENSEE:  UNKNOWN                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:17[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ASHEVILLE                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+FEMA, DOE, USDA, HHS FAX     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GRANT MILLS                  |EPA, DOT(via NRC)    FAX     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT/POSSIBLE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL INCIDENT
INVOLVING      |
| DISCOVERY AND DISPOSAL (AS TRASH) OF CONTAINERS WITH RADIOACTIVE LABELS
IN   |
| NORTH CAROLINA                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the North       |
| Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of        |
| Radiation Protection:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 17, 2002, the North Carolina Division of Radiation Protection,     |
| Radioactive Material Section, was notified by the North Carolina Hazardous   |
| Material staff of an ongoing event possibly involving radioactive material.  |
| During the clean up of an unoccupied home (located in Asheville, NC) by a    |
| church group, several containers with radioactive labels were discovered and |
| disposed of as trash (on April 13, 2002).  The containers (approximately 10  |
| in number) were described as 3 inches in diameter (possibly lead), labeled   |
| with the radiation symbol, and labeled 'TC'.  Local authorities have         |
| concluded the trash was deposited at the local landfill (Buncombe Co.) and   |
| is currently under 1,500 tons of trash.  Local authorities have performed    |
| radiation exposure measurements at the landfill and home site[.  They]       |
| report no significant measurements above background levels.  The North       |
| Carolina Division of Radiation Protection is continuing to gather            |
| information."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.                     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38863       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/18/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:04[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/18/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALLEN HARROW                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/18/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE RESCUE OF TWO WORKERS FROM A
MAN-BASKET   |
| THAT WAS SUPPORTED BY A DISABLED CRANE                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1735 hours on 04/18/02, Coast Guard assistance was requested to remove   |
| two personnel from a man-basket that was supported by a disabled crane which |
| had been performing ASME Section XI IWL Containment concrete inspections.    |
| The rescue was completed by helicopter at 1938 hours."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that Unit 2 is currently in Hot Shutdown after refueling |
| and prior to going critical.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+