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Event Notification Report for July 26, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/25/2002 - 07/26/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37917  39071  39084  39089  39093  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37917       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
04/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  FLORIDA TESTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL    |NOTIFICATION TIME:
14:55[EDT]|
|    CITY:  LAKELAND                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  2058-L                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EAKINS                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN HUMBOLDT NUCLEAR GAUGE                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The device was stolen from a job site in Valrico, Florida, from a truck      |
| after the chain had been cut.  The theft was reported to the police          |
| department, and a reward will be offered by the licensee.  The device was a  |
| Humboldt (model #5001, serial #1287) containing Cs-137/Am-241(8/40           |
| millicuries).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE RECEIVED AT 1728 ON 07/22/02 FROM CHARLIE ADAMS TO LEIGH        |
| TROCINE *****                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| A member of the public discovered the stolen Humboldt soil moisture density  |
| gauge (model #5001, serial #1287) today in Plant City, Florida (between      |
| Tampa and Orlando near Lakeland) not far off of Interstate 4.  The gauge was |
| originally stolen on 04/13/01, and a Deputy at the site reported that the    |
| gauge looked like it had been at the discovery site for a long time.  It was |
| reported that the gauge appeared to be in the case and did not appear        |
| damaged.  Representatives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are  |
| currently guarding the device at the discovery site, and a Florida Bureau of |
| Radiation Control representative is en route to the scene.                   |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a Florida Bureau of Radiation Control   |
| contact telephone number.)                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Charlie Payne) and NMSS EO     |
| (Eric Leeds).                                                                |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39071       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:30[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/18/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  R. DILLARD                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLIE PAYNE        R2      |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| UNIT 2 CORE COOLING BAR ON THE SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM (SPDS)
WAS    |
| NOTED TO BE INOPERABLE.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| At 2255 hours on 07/18/02, the Unit 2 Core Cooling Bar on the SPDS was noted |
| to be inoperable.  A reboot the system was attempted, but the SPDS           |
| indication did not change.  Further checks showed that multiple computer     |
| points (46 total) had been turned off (off scan),  which made the data       |
| points invalid.  These points would not have been immediately available if   |
| needed.  The points were all placed on scan,  and the Unit 2 Core Cooling    |
| SPDS Bar returned to its normal condition.  The remaining SPDS functions     |
| were functional during this time,  only  the Unit 2 Core Cooling SPDS Bar    |
| was affected.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1344 EDT ON 7/25/02 BY JOHN DUFF TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined after further review that the loss of the Unit 2     |
| Core Cooling Bar on the SPDS did not constitute a major loss of emergency    |
| assessment capability.  There were other indications readily available and   |
| the balance of the SPDS was operable.  This event notification is            |
| retracted.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Mark Lesser)    |
| was notified.                                                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39084       |
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| REP ORG:  NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:52[EDT]|
|    CITY:  OMAHA                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        12:39[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  0138-01               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SUE SEMERENA                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING THE DISCOVERY OF A CPN MOISTURE
DENSITY     |
| GAUGE BY A THIEL GEOTECH CLIENT IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AND THE SUBSEQUENT  
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| REPORT OF THE LOSS OF THE SAME GAUGE BY GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.         
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|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1100 CDT on 07/23/02, an engineering company (Thiel         |
| Geotech) notified the Nebraska Division of Radioactive Materials that one of |
| their clients had found a CPN moisture density gauge.  The gauge was         |
| discovered in a pad-locked transport container at a construction site        |
| (approximately 180th and Harrison) in Omaha, Nebraska.  Thiel Geotech is     |
| licensed to use/hold similar gauges, and representatives of Thiel Geotech    |
| transported the gauge to their office in order to secure it.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The State reported that the gauge (model CPN-131, serial number MD00105439)  |
| contained a maximum of 50 millicuries of americium-241/beryllium and a       |
| maximum of 10 millicuries of cesium-137.  At the request of the State, Thiel |
| Geotech broke through the padlock to check the gauge and to perform surveys. |
| There was no observable damage, and the survey results were normal.  The     |
| State was able to identify the owner of the gauge fairly soon via an         |
| ownership label and the serial number.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1239 CDT on 07/23/02, Geotechnical Services, Inc., notified |
| the Nebraska Division of Radioactive Materials of the loss of the same       |
| gauge.  Geotechnical Services, Inc., also notified local law enforcement.    |
|                                                                              |
| The Nebraska Division of Radioactive Materials has had several conversations |
| with both companies and has also been in contact with local law enforcement. |
| The State requested Thiel Geotech to hold the gauge pending the State's      |
| investigation, which is currently planned for tomorrow.                      |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a Nebraska Division of Radioactive      |
| Materials contact telephone number.)                                         |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39089       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  FT. LEE                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  BML12-00722-0         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KELLY CROOKS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ICON 30.50(b)(1)         UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION|                             |
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| UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION RESTRICTING ACCESS >24 HOURS                         |
|                                                                              |
| The ARMY is conducting an investigation as to the disposal of 75 to 100      |
| Pm-147 target sights.  Each sight was originally 3  millicuries with a       |
| manufacture date of approximately 1975.  The ARMY is restricting access into |
| a building where these gun sights were disposed of in 1997.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39093       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:06[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:05[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VERIDA BELLAMY               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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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  |
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| BOTH TRAINS OF CONTROL ROOM AREA CHILL WATER INOPERABLE                      |
|                                                                              |
| The train 'A' control room area chill water was declared inoperable at 1350  |
| EDT due to a refrigerant leak.  Subsequently the train 'B' control room area |
| chill water tripped and at 1705 EDT technical specification 3.0.3 was        |
| entered due to both trains being inoperable.  At 1747 EDT the train 'A' was  |
| declared operable and the technical specification 3.0.3 was exited.  The     |
| report is made due to the 42 minutes both trains were inoperable which could |
| have prevented the performance of a safety function.  Troubleshooting        |
| continues on train 'B'.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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