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Event Notification Report for August 16, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/15/2002 - 08/16/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39125  39128  39131  39132  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39125       |
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| REP ORG:  UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:   GEOTEK, INC                         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:39[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Sandy                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  UT |EVENT TIME:        10:30[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:  UT-1800427            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/14/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  UTAH DIV OF RAD CONTROL      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST PORTABLE MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                |
|                                                                              |
| "A Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc. Model 3430, portable gauging device |
| serial number 30302, containing 8 millicuries of cesium-137 (source serial   |
| number 750-4769), and 40 millicuries of americium-241/beryllium (source      |
| serial number 47-25522) was lost from the bed of a pickup truck while        |
| traveling from the licensee's office in Sandy, Utah to a temporary jobsite   |
| in West Jordan, Utah."                                                       |
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| The Utah event report number for this event is UT-02-0002                    |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 8/14/02 @ 1152 BY FELICE TO GOULD * * *                      |
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| The device was found by another Utah licensee as soon as it dropped off the  |
| truck.  It was returned to the owner and it did not appear to be damaged.    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39128       |
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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHERN RESOURCES                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CHARLOTTE                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        08/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/13/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |                             |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MILLER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA RECEIVED NOTICED THAT A NITON ALLOY ANALYZER WAS |
| STOLEN.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| On August 13. 2002 the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section was       |
| notified by Southern Resources, 3826 Raleigh St., Charlotte, NC 28208 that a |
| Niton Alloy Analyzer [Model XL 801S] containing a 10 millicurie Cd-109       |
| sealed source [assay date 10/01] was stolen from their office.  The local    |
| police-department is investigating.  The NC Radiation Protection Section,    |
| Southern Resources, Niton Corp. and local law enforcement agencies are       |
| working together to recover the device.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The State has not yet determined if Southern Resources is a State Licensee.  |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39131       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/15/2002|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:38[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ROCK ISLAND              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/14/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:        15:05[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/15/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|                                                |GLENN MEYER          R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF HAVENNER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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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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| MUZZLE REFERENCE SENSOR (MRS) CONTAINING 10 CURIES OF TRITIUM LOST           |
|                                                                              |
| A New Jersey National Guard Cavalry Tank was at the tank gunner range at     |
| Fort Dix on 07/08/02.  During the gunnery exercise a beam splitter           |
| containing 10 curies of Tritium from an MRS was lost at range.  A search of  |
| the area did not find the missing beam splitter.  The missing beam splitter  |
| is cylindrical in shape, 2 inches long by 1 inch wide.                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39132       |
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| FACILITY: HARRIS                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:49[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        08/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:26[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD McGEE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO LOW BUS VOLTAGE ON REACTOR COOLANT PUMPS       |
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| "An automatic reactor trip occurred at 2126 on 8/15/02. The reactor trip was |
| caused by low bus voltage for reactor coolant pumps and the cause is under   |
| investigation. All safety systems responded properly. Both motor driven AFW  |
| pumps automatically started due to low steam generator level. At 2155, a     |
| second AFW actuation was received due to low steam generator level in one    |
| steam generator while recovering level. Both motor driven AFW pumps were     |
| already running in response to the first actuation signal."                  |
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| A voltage transient occurred when central distribution near Raleigh, NC      |
| (about 20 miles away) was restoring an a 230 kV to 115 kV bank that had      |
| tripped due to a lightning strike.                                           |
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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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