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Event Notification Report for June 25, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/24/2002 - 06/25/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39006  39013  39015  39016  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39006       |
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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/20/2002|
|LICENSEE:  KERR MCGEE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT C|NOTIFICATION TIME:
15:52[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CHICAGO                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        06/20/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  STA-583               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM SEIF                     |                             |
|  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 INJURED AND POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED
WORKER        |
|                                                                              |
| "A group of workers were returning to their work location in the back of a   |
| pickup truck.  The crew was dressed out in normal exclusion PPE which        |
| includes anti-C coveralls, tyvek inner booties, yellow latex outer booties,  |
| latex and cloth gloves along with hard hat, safety glasses, and steel toe    |
| shoes.  They were returning to the Pond 3 excavation which was removing      |
| moderate activity (50-100 pCi/g) material from a former waste water          |
| treatment pond.  Prior to the crew's return, a water truck had passed by for |
| dust control. Surfaces were wet, muddy, and slippery.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The pickup stopped, and while climbing out of the back of the pickup truck, |
| the injured person (articulated quarry truck driver) slipped and fell to the |
| ground.  [...]  The rest of the crew rendered assistance and made him        |
| comfortable but it was rapidly determined that the extent of the injury      |
| would require a trip to the emergency room and an ambulance (West Chicago    |
| Fire Department) was called.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "[...  A] decision was made to bring the ambulance directly into the         |
| exclusion zone rather than try and transport him to the control point.       |
| Paramedics were provided with booties and gloves and their contact with      |
| potentially contaminated surfaces was monitored by licensee HP technicians.  |
| The paramedics set their stretcher down in the mud and moved him to it.      |
| They exposed his [injury] by cutting his coveralls and his personal clothing |
| underneath (jeans).  They loaded the stretcher into the ambulance and        |
| transported him to Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL.  A licensee HP   |
| technician rode in the ambulance to the hospital.                            |
|                                                                              |
| " Prior to leaving the site, the ambulance tires were frisked for            |
| contamination and none was found.  Had contamination been found, a clean     |
| water truck was standing by to rapidly decontaminate the tires.  This turned |
| out not to be necessary.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Two additional licensee HP technicians and the IDNS resident inspector      |
| followed the ambulance to the hospital.  The IDNS inspector called ahead to  |
| the hospital to make sure the hospital staff knew they were receiving a      |
| potentially contaminated patient.  They asked questions and were advised to  |
| used their closest treatment room to the ambulance entrance and to put       |
| absorbent paper on the floor.  They asked about PPE and were told that       |
| normal gown and glove requirements were sufficient.  They also indicated     |
| that they had a specific room to deal with contaminated patients and it was  |
| the closest room to the entrance, in fact it had a separate entrance into    |
| the ambulance entrance bay.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The ambulance arrived at the facility and the ambulance crew failed to use  |
| the separate entrance and brought the patient up the main entrance carpeted  |
| ramp.  Due to the potential for contamination, the hospital closed down      |
| their ambulance entrance per their own procedures.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "In the treatment room, the individual was cut out of the rest of his        |
| contaminated (muddy) PPE and transferred to a new gurney covered with        |
| absorbent material and given an initial exam by a physician.  His body was   |
| frisked and he was then transferred to a third clean gurney and taken to a   |
| regular emergency room treatment area for further evaluation and tests.      |
|                                                                              |
| "The ambulance gurney/stretcher was decontaminated (visible mud removed)     |
| along with the ambulance floor and a second frisk of the tires.  HP          |
| technicians also surveyed the room and ramp to return both to service.       |
| Licensee has detailed survey results and smear counts.  All confirmatory     |
| surveys and smear counts were at or below background levels.  No             |
| measurements were taken on the bag of suspect contaminated material.         |
|                                                                              |
| "The individual's PPE, along with PPE used by hospital and paramedics was    |
| collected, bagged, and returned to the licensee as radioactive waste, as was |
| bedding and absorbent material used both in the ambulance and in the decon   |
| room."                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE FROM TOM SEIF TO LEIGH TROCINE VIA EMAIL AT 0854 ON 06/21/02    |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of an email received from the Illinois       |
| Department of Nuclear Safety:                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "An email detailing this event was forwarded to the Operations Center        |
| yesterday.  Personal medical details of the individual involved were         |
| inadvertently included.  Please ensure that this information is not released |
| in any public record."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| This event was updated to remove the personal medical details of the         |
| individual involved.  (Call the NRC operations officer for a state contact   |
| telephone number and for additional details.)                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39013       |
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| FACILITY: MAINE YANKEE             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  ME |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        06/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE GABRIELE                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|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          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SMALL OIL SPILL ONSITE                           |
|                                                                              |
| The control room was notified at 0730EDT that a 40T small crane had          |
| developed a hydraulic leak.  Approximately one (1) pint of oil was released  |
| to the storm drain system which was subsequently collected.  The licensee    |
| notified the State Nuclear Inspector, the NRC Decommissioning Office, the    |
| Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the National Response       |
| Center.                                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39015       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:35[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:45[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEPANEK                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |
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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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| MINIMUM SECURITY  PERSONNEL STAFFING REQUIREMENTS NOT MET                    |
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| Compensatory measures taken upon discovery.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Refer to the HOO for additional details.                                     |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39016       |
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| FACILITY: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION    |NOTIFICATION DATE:
06/25/2002|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:33[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)          |EVENT DATE:        06/24/2002|
|           COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL                  |EVENT TIME:        21:00[EDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/25/2002|
|    CITY:  COLUMBIA                 REGION:  2  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  RICHLAND                  STATE:  SC |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SNM-1107              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LEONARD WERT         R2      |
|  DOCKET:  07001151                             |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH HOLONICH      IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:                               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
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| 4-HOUR 91-01 NRC BULLETIN REPORT INVOLVING LOSS OF DOUBLE CONTINGENCY     
  |
| PROTECTION                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Facility:  Westinghouse Electric Company, Commercial Fuel Fabrication       |
| Facility, Columbia SC, low enriched (