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Event Notification Report for April 29, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/26/2002 - 04/29/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38875  38878  38879  38880  38881  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38875       |
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| REP ORG:  ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:10[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BIRMINGHAM               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/24/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  266                   AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|                                                |MELVYN LEACH         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRADLEY GRINSTEAD            |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                  
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF LOST IRIDIUM-192 SOURCE                            |
|                                                                              |
| The Alabama State Radiation Control Office reported that the University of   |
| Alabama Medical Center was missing a 250-millicurie iridium-192 source.  The |
| source is used for cardiology purposes and was last seen on April 22, 2002.  |
| The hospital was conducting searches to try to locate the missing source.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38878       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:06[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN BALLETTA                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CLIFFORD ANDERSON    R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TOM KOSHY            NRR     |
|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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| EMERGENCY RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM (ERDS) INOPERABLE DUE TO PLANNED OUTAGE OF    |
| THE PLANT PROCESS COMPUTER SYSTEM                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On [April 26, 2002,] at 0835 hours EDT, the Indian Point Unit 2 plant ERDS  |
| was taken out of service to perform planned modifications to the plant       |
| process computer system.  ERDS will remain inoperable until approximately    |
| May 4, 2002."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR     |
| 50.72(b)(3)(xiii); any event that results in a loss of offsite               |
| communications capability."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The Senior Resident Inspector has been briefed on the modifications and     |
| schedule.  The NRC was previously notified of this planned outage via letter |
| dated April 4, 2002."                                                        |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38879       |
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| REP ORG:  OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  RIVERSIDE METHODIST HOSPITAL         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:06[EDT]|
|    CITY:  COLUMBUS                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        04/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  02120-250070          AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/26/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN JACOBSON        R3      |
|                                                |DOUGLAS BROADDUS     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK LIGHT                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF A MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION                        |
|                                                                              |
| A medical misadministration occurred on April 23, 2002 that resulted in the  |
| patient receiving a 36% overdose (i.e., 10.9 gray vice 8 gray) during        |
| brachytherapy to treat coronary vessels.  The isotope being used for the     |
| treatment is IR-192. The error was discovered on April 25, 2002 when the     |
| hospital was setting up to treat another patient.  Specifically, a wrong     |
| decay table was used in the calculations.  No adverse effect on the patient  |
| was anticipated.  The patient has been notified.                             |
|                                                                              |
| The State reported that RIII (K. NULL) has been notified.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38880       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:10[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        04/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:51[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT SMITH                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CLIFFORD ANDERSON    R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID MATTHEWS       NRR     |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
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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       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| POTENTIAL FOR HOT SHORTS IN PORV CIRCUITS                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Recent review of Station Procedures regarding fire in the Control Room and  |
| other specific fire areas reveals an inconsistency with the plant Licensing  |
| Basis. The unit Licensing Basis takes credit for prevention of spurious      |
| operation of the PORVs by removing power from the valves prior to spurious   |
| operation. Current procedures require removing power from the PORVs but does |
| not require removal of power prior to spurious operation. Spurious operation |
| of the PORVs due to a hot short is an unanalyzed event.                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Compensatory actions to minimize risk of fire in areas of concern are being |
| implemented which include increased surveillances to verify operability of   |
| detection and suppression, control of transient combustibles and ignition    |
| sources. The PORVs are considered operable.                                  |
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| "This event is being reported lAW 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) as an event or     |
| condition that results in the Nuclear Power Plant being in an unanalyzed     |
| condition that significantly degrades plant safety."                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38881       |
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| FACILITY: LASALLE                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE:04/27/2002 |
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME:15:51[EDT] |
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:       04/27/2002 |
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:       11:40[CDT] |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GRANLUND                     |LAST UPDATE DATE: 04/27/2002 |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON         ORGANIZATION  |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN JACOBSON        R3      |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION WAS MADE OF A BOATING ACCIDENT ON THE LASALLE STATION   |
| COOLING LAKE                                                                 |
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| On April 27, 2002, 1140 CDST the Main Control Room received a report from    |
| Outside Rounds Operator that a fishing boat had capsized on the station      |
| cooling lake, and two individuals aboard the capsized boat were at the       |
| Wastewater Treatment Facility after swimming ashore.  One individual aboard  |
| the capsized boat remains missing.  Currently the boat has been recovered,   |
| but after a search of the lake perimeter the individual remains missing.     |
| The Ottawa Search and Rescue Team was on site to perform rescue operations,  |
| but has determined that lake conditions are too rough to perform a water     |
| based rescue operation.  State Police and LaSalle County Sheriff have been   |
| notified.  Marseilles and Seneca Fire Departments are coming to the site to  |
| assist in a ground search.  Department of Natural Resources officials are    |
| also assisting with the missing person search.                               |
|                                                                              |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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