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Event Notification Report for May 7, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           05/06/2002 - 05/07/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38897  38899  38902  38904  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38897       |
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| REP ORG:  ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/03/2002|
|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINHAM   |NOTIFICATION TIME:
17:07[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BIRMINGHAM               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        05/03/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:        11:30[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  266                   AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/03/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID TURGERVILLE            |                             |
|  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-SHIPMENT WITH LOOSE SURFACE CONTAMINATION
LEVELS >    |
| LIMITS                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "At 11:30 am on May 3, 2002, the writer was advised by [the], Assistant      |
| Radiation Safety Officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in |
| Birmingham, Alabama that their nuclear medicine department had received a    |
| radiopharmaceutical package that was found to have removable radioactive     |
| contamination on the external surface of the package that exceeded 22,200    |
| disintegration's per minute (dpm) per 100 square centimeters. The package    |
| was received on the afternoon of May 2, 2002 from Central Pharmacy Services, |
| Inc., d/b/a as Birmingham Central Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. Central   |
| Pharmacy Services, Inc. is authorized to prepare and distribute              |
| radiopharmaceuticals under Alabama Radioactive Material License No. 1168 and |
| the University of Alabama at Birmingham is authorized to receive radioactive |
| material under Alabama Radioactive Material License No. 266. The package as  |
| delivered contained unit doses of Tc-99m and a vial of I-131. These inside   |
| containers were found not to be contaminated. The actual contamination was   |
| found to be on a magnetic Department of Transportation transport label. The  |
| maximum amount of removable contamination was 150,000 dpm on a wipe sample   |
| of the magnetic label. Spectrum analysis indicate that the isotope was       |
| Tc-99m. The package was isolated.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Central Pharmacy Services, Inc. was notified of the incident. The cause of  |
| the incident is currently being investigated by this office."                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38899       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/03/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOILS AND MATERIALS CONSULTANTS, INC |NOTIFICATION TIME:
18:51[EDT]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        05/03/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MDT]|
|LICENSE#:  595-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/03/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TIM BONZER (fax)             |                             |
|  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-DAMAGED DENSITY GAUGE                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "RSO for the above licensee called on the date of this memo to report a CPN  |
| (model MC-1) was run over. The gauge was run over with the Cs-137 source in  |
| the ground, the user turned to get something out of his truck, which was     |
| near by and a roller ran over the gauge and then since people were waving at |
| him, backed over the gauge. Per the RSO, the CPN representative in Denver    |
| will take possession of the gauge and return [it]."                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38902       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/06/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:34[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        05/06/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LAVATO                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/06/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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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|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| MULTIPLE SIREN FAILURE                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The plant had multiple siren failures during the silent test of the Calvert  |
| County Public Notification and Alert System,  more than 10 sirens failed.    |
| The cause is being investigated.  An alternate method of public notification |
| is available for use.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38904       |
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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/07/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:41[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/07/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:31[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GEORG RUITER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/07/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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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|1     N          N       0        Intermediate Shut|0        Intermediate Shut|
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| SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM DETERMINED TO BE INOPERABLE                  |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0331 hours on 5/7/02, the reactor operators determined that the Safety   |
| Parameter Display System was not being updated with data from the Plant      |
| Process Computer System.                                                     |
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| "This is being conservatively reported as a major loss of emergency          |
| assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).  The      |
| control room board indications and annuciator system remain in service and   |
| are routinely used by the operators to monitor and assess the plant during   |
| normal and emergency situations."                                            |
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| The computer group has been notified and will be investigating the problem.  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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