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Event Notification Report for August 13, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           08/12/2002 - 08/13/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39116  39117  39124  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39116       |
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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/07/2002|
|LICENSEE:  BUNNELL-LAMMONS ENGINEERING INC.     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:17[EDT]|
|    CITY:  WINSTON-SALEM            REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        08/06/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        10:10[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/07/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LEE COX                      |                             |
|  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 ON STOLEN GAUGE                                       |
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| "Gauge operator went to dinner around 20:30 on 08-06-02 and confirmed seeing |
| the CPN model MC-3 gauge locked in its case and chained and locked to the    |
| bed of his truck parked outside his hotel room. At 21:30 the operator        |
| returned to the truck to get some cigarettes and discovered that the gauge   |
| had been stolen. The chain had been cut with bolt cutters and the lock was   |
| still intact. The operator stated that the case the gauge was contained in   |
| also was locked. He immediately contacted the RSO, emergency management and  |
| the local police."                                                           |
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| The licensee also reported the gauge was a moisture density gauge, CPN Model |
| MC-3 and contained 11 millicuries of CS-137 and 50 millicuries of AM-241.    |
| The theft occurred in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel located at 200    |
| Mercantile Drive, Winston-Salem, NC  27105.  NC Incident Number:  02-28.     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39117       |
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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/07/2002|
|LICENSEE:  STARMET NMI                          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:13[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CONCORD                  REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        08/06/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:        05:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  SU-1453               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/07/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|                                                |CHARLES MILLER       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 - FIRE IN DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A fire occurred at approximately 5:30 am on 8/6/02 in the Torit Dust        |
| Collection System.  The fire burned in this system for approximately 5       |
| minutes until extinguished by the temperature activated fire suppression     |
| system.  This dust collection system filters air from a number of processing |
| system rooms, including the Wastewater Evaporator Room.  It consists of a    |
| series of 24 cartridges in an enclosed filtration system.  The fire was      |
| confined to this system.                                                     |
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| "There was no additional exposure to plant personnel.  It is not expected    |
| that any releases occurred that exceeded regulatory limits.  The isotope of  |
| concern is depleted uranium in aerosol particulate sized form.  Air samples  |
| taken in the Wastewater Evaporator Room during the event resulted in an air  |
| concentration of approximately 1E-14 microcuries/cubic centimeter of         |
| depleted uranium in aerosol form (micron sized particles).                   |
|                                                                              |
| "The Wastewater Evaporator System and dust collection system are shut down   |
| until the damage from the fire can be evaluated and repaired.  The filters   |
| in the dust collection system will be extracted and counted for              |
| radioactivity as soon as the extent of damage is evaluated and the systems   |
| can be opened.  The sample filters in the affected stack have been extracted |
| and counted.  Preliminary counting of the stack filters demonstrate that a   |
| release had not occurred.  Final results from filtration counting will not   |
| be available for approximately 48 hours to allow for the decay of radon."    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39124       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        08/11/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GETZ                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GLENN MEYER          R1      |
|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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| EMERGENCY SIRENS DECLARED INOPERABLE                                         |
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| The licensee determined at 1427 on 8/12/02 that 17 out of 17 sirens in St    |
| Mary's county failed their weekly silent alarm test on 8/11/02 @ 1200.  They |
| believe the problem is due to a transmitter malfunction possibly caused from |
| being moved and improperly mounted in their new location.  They are          |
| currently troubleshooting the problem.                                       |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.  They will notify State and Local   |
| Agencies                                                                     |
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