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Event Notification Report for June 21, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/20/2002 - 06/21/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39002  39004  39005  39007  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39002       |
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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/18/2002|
|LICENSEE:  JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:58[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BOSTON                   REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/18/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  15-2661               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/18/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KENATH TRAEGDE               |                             |
|  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 - LOST RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SHIPMENT                  |
|                                                                              |
| The Massachusetts Radiation Control Program was contacted by the Joslin      |
| Diabetes Center about a missing shipment of  500 microcuries of P32.  The    |
| shipment was shipped from Perkin-Elmer on 6/10/02 and received on 6/11/02 at |
| the center.  The package was discovered missing on 6/14/02 and notification  |
| to the state was on 6/18/02.  The center has been searched and further       |
| searches are ongoing.                                                        |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39004       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/20/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:53[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/14/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:        03:55[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/20/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| LOSS OF A CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR DURING A FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE IN       
|
| WIESBADEN, GERMANY                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| A chemical agent detector (model M43A1) was lost by an Army unit during a    |
| field training exercise in Wiesbaden, Germany.  It was discovered to be      |
| missing at approximately 0200 on 06/07/02.  The missing chemical agent       |
| detector contained 300 microcuries of americium-241.  Aberdeen was notified  |
| of this incident via email at 0355 on 06/14/02.                              |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a licensee contact telephone number.)   |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39005       |
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| FACILITY: WESTINGHOUSE HEMATITE                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/20/2002|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:03[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)          |EVENT DATE:        06/20/2002|
|           COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL                  |EVENT TIME:        09:45[CDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/20/2002|
|    CITY:  HEMATITE                 REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  JEFFERSON                 STATE:  MO |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SNM-33                AGREEMENT:  N  |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|  DOCKET:  07000036                             |LEEDS/COX            NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+FERERKINE/NMSS       ET      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  NOACK                        |CARR/SWEETSER        FEMA    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |WESSMAN/HOLONICH     DIRO    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOLLIFFE/PRESSCOTT   RCT     |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |                             |
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| FIRE IN FILTER BANK                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee declared an alert at 0945 CDT due to a flaming fire in their    |
| charcoal filter bank which began at 0934 CDT.  The licensee shut a           |
| ventilation damper to minimize any potential effluent release.  Site         |
| personnel are currently fighting the fire and off-site fire department has   |
| been called and are on the way to the site.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC entered the Monitoring Phase of Normal Mode at 1129 at EDT.          |
|                                                                              |
| Notified the Chairman's Office (Rathburn), DOT-NRC (Johnson), DOE (R.        |
| Dasualua), HHS (S. Hanson), and USDA (K. Barret).                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 6/20/02 AT 1235 BY HAYES TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| The smoldering fire was extinguished at 1105 CST by removing filters and     |
| placing them in 55 gallon barrels.  The alert was terminated at 1135 CST.    |
|                                                                              |
| A Commissioners Assistant briefing was conducted at 1300 EDT.  Participants  |
| included: DIRO (R. Wessman), OPA (R. Virgilio), OSATP (C. Maupin), NMSS (R.  |
| Pierson, E. Leeds), IP (J. Ramsey), EDO (B. Smith), DEDMRS (C. Paperiello),  |
| SECY (K. Hart), Chairman Meserve (K. McConnell), Comm. Dicus (J. Olencz),    |
| Comm. McGaffigan (H. Astwood), Comm. Diaz (R. Davis), and Comm. Merrifield   |
| (J. Thoma).                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC exited the Monitoring mode at 1332 EDT.                              |
|                                                                              |
| Notified FEMA (B. Carr), OHS, DOT-NRC (Johnson), DOE (R. Dasilua), HHS (S.   |
| Hanson), USDA (K. Barret)                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39007       |
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| REP ORG:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION DATE:
06/20/2002|
|LICENSEE:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION TIME:
18:18[EDT]|
|    CITY:  IDAHO FALLS              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/20/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  ID |EVENT TIME:        15:08[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/20/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |ELLIS MERSCHOFF, R4  RA      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH HOLONICH      DIRO    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE GARCIA                   |JOHN GREEVES, NMSS   ET      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |BILL BRACH, NMSS     EO      |
+------------------------------------------------+PETE PRESCOTT        RCT     |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| DOE DECLARED ALERT AT INDEPENDENT SPENT FUEL STORAGE INSTALLATION
(ISFSI) IN |
| IDAHO                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| DOE INEEL declared an ALERT at 15:08 MDT due to wild land fires on DOE       |
| controlled property. The ISFSI containing the TMI spent fuel was not         |
| directly threatened.  The fire was approximately 5 to 10 miles from the      |
| ISFSI.  Fire fighting efforts were underway to extinguish the fire.  Wind    |
| speeds varied from 10 to 15 miles per hour.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| DOE INEEL notified the State of Idaho, all surrounding counties and DOE      |
| Headquarters.                                                                |
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| The NRC entered the Monitoring mode at 18:57 EST.                            |
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| *****UPDATE 20:00 EST ON 6/20/02 FROM GARCIA TO LAURA*****                   |
|                                                                              |
| The fire is contained and the licensee exited the ALERT declaration at       |
| 18:20MDT.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC exited the Monitoring mode at 20:04 EST.                             |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4 (E. Merschoff), DIRO (J. Holonich), NMSS (W. Brach, J. Greeves), |
| FEMA (G. Belcher), DOE (J. Stambaugh), DOT-NRC (A. Brown), and sent fax of   |
| the event to HHS, EPA and USDA.                                              |
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