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Event Notification Report for June 12, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/11/2002 - 06/12/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38972  38973  38978  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38972       |
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| REP ORG:  ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH        |NOTIFICATION DATE:
06/07/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ALBEMARLE CORPORATION                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:07[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MAGNOLIA                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/06/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AR |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  ARK-717-BP            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/07/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN PELLET          R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JARED THOMPSON               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SOURCE NOT ATTACHED TO SOURCE ROD                   |
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| "On June 6, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. the Arkansas Department of Health was notified |
| by Albemarle Corporation in Magnolia, Arkansas that a fixed density gauge    |
| source had been damaged. Albemarle has Arkansas Radioactive Material License |
| ARK-717-BP-11-99. The device is a Ronan Engineering Company Model SA-15      |
| containing two 5 millicuries sources of Cesium-137. The device was locked    |
| out on June 3, 2002. On June 6, 2002 while the source housing was being      |
| adjusted it was noted that the source rod was in a different configuration.  |
| Radiation surveys were performed and it appeared that one of the 5           |
| millicuries sources was not attached to the source rod. The immediate area   |
| was secured and access has been restricted. Albemarle has contacted a        |
| consultant to assist in retrieval and packaging of the source for return to  |
| the manufacturer.                                                            |
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| "The Department has sent two inspectors to the facility to investigate and   |
| assess the Incident on June 7, 2002. It appears that there may have been     |
| personnel radiation exposure due to this incident. This incident is under    |
| investigation."                                                              |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38973       |
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| REP ORG:  SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/08/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ISOMEDIX CORPORATIONS                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:50[EDT]|
|    CITY:  SPARTANBURG              REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/07/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  SC |EVENT TIME:        21:15[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  267                   AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/08/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES PETERSON               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - EMPLOYEE DEATH DUE TO NONNUCLEAR ACCIDENT     
     |
|                                                                              |
| With the source in the stored position, an employee of Isomedix Operations,  |
| entered the sterilization chamber of the irradiator to try freeing some      |
| jammed product carriers.  The employee was killed when his head was caught   |
| between the carriers as they moved together.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| This report is made as a conservative measure as this was not nuclear        |
| related, but occurred at a licensee's facility.                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38978       |
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| FACILITY: FT CALHOUN               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:26[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        06/10/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:20[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICH LOWERY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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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  |
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| BUS GROUND ON HOUSE SERVICE TRANSFORMER 4160V VITAL BUS TRANSFORMER   
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| At 2120 CT Ft. Calhoun Station control room received an alarm indicating a   |
| T1A3 4160V Bus Ground on house service transformer 4160V vital bus 1A3       |
| transformer.  Licensee referenced ARP and plant AOP's 31 and 32, for all     |
| 4160V buses fed from 22KV and Loss of 4160V bus power.  Subsequent securing  |
| of possible 4160V bus loads did not isolate the ground.  Subsequently        |
| transferred 4160V bus 1A3 feed from 4160V transformer T1A3 to 22KV           |
| Transformer T1A1.  Alarm and ground indications went away upon transfer.     |
| Per Technical Specification 2.7.(2)b Nuclear Regulatory Commission           |
| Operations Control Center shall be notified within 4 hours of transformer    |
| inoperability.  System Engineering and Electrical Support Staff are on site  |
| investigating. Plant is in a severe thunderstorm warning until 2300 CT.      |
| Diesel operability has been verified.                                        |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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