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Event Notification Report for June 19, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/18/2002 - 06/19/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38994  39001  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38994       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE:
06/14/2002|
|LICENSEE:  CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER |NOTIFICATION TIME:
17:28[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DUARTE                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:  LOS ANGELES               STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        14:30[PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  0307-19               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/14/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREGER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STATE LICENSEE REPORTED THAT THREE OF TEN I-125 SEEDS WERE LOST IN THE
SEWER |
| DRAIN                                                                        |
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| At 2:30pm on June 13, 2002 the radiation safety officer (RSO) for City of    |
| Hope National Medical Center reported that during the course of an           |
| iodine-125 prostate permanent implant procedure, three of the ten seeds were |
| lost down the autoclave sink located in the operating room.                  |
|                                                                              |
| The initial report from the preliminary investigation was that the operating |
| room technician wanted to wash off the three seeds prior to autoclaving      |
| them.  They were not going to be used in the procedure.  During this process |
| they ended up being washed down the drain of the autoclave sink.   Although  |
| this occurred at approximately 5:00pm on June 12, 2002, the RSO was not      |
| notified until approximately noon on June 13, 2002.   They requested the RSO |
| investigate the reason(s) for the delay in reporting the incident.  The      |
| activity of the iodine -125 seeds was 0.344 mCi each (for a total of 1.032   |
| mCi) at 5:00pm on June 12, 2002.   At noon on June 13, 2002 the activity was |
| 0.340 mCi (for a total of 1.02 mCi).                                         |
|                                                                              |
| On June 14, 2002 a request was made to remove the sink trap and piping in an |
| effort to locate the seeds.  At approximately 10:00am it was reported that   |
| the seeds were not located, even with the use of a NaI probe and visual      |
| examination.  This information was forwarded to ICE Supervisor for reporting |
| to the NRC.                                                                  |
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| Investigation # 061402                                                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39001       |
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| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/18/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:10[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        06/18/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:42[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RANDY TODD                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/18/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|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  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES DUE TO DISCOVERY OF SUICIDE
VICTIM |
| FOUND ON UTILITY PROPERTY OUTSIDE THE OWNER CONTROLLED AREA                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On 06/18/02 at 0842 Oconee Nuclear Station security discovered an apparent  |
| suicide victim parked on Duke Energy property outside the owner controlled   |
| area.  The control room was notified and dispatched a Medical Emergency      |
| Response Team, which was unable to revive the victim.  The individual was    |
| determined not to be a Duke Energy employee.  Pickens County (South          |
| Carolina) authorities were notified and have responded to the scene.         |
| Pending the result of the coroner's investigation, cause of death is         |
| apparently self-induced carbon monoxide poisoning.  A suicide note was found |
| at the scene."                                                               |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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