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Event Notification Report for August 28, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/27/2002 - 08/28/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39049  39146  39147  39153  39154  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39049       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/10/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:26[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        07/09/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:04[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KOTTENSTETTE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |
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| CONTAINMENT ATMOSPHERE DILUTION NITROGEN INVENTORY NOT MEETING TS            |
| REQUIREMENTS                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| During routine daily instrument checks on July 9, 2002, the control room     |
| operator found the Containment Atmosphere Dilution (CAD) Nitrogen inventory  |
| just above the Technical Specification required inventory line of 67,000 scf |
| (2150 psig and 90F).  The previous day instrument check had the CAD         |
| nitrogen inventory at 2250 psig and 94F (approximately 69,000 scf).         |
|                                                                              |
| An operator was dispatched to the CAD compressor building to raise nitrogen  |
| pressure by operating the CAD compressor. As the in-plant operator was       |
| starting the CAD compressor, the control room operator again checked the     |
| pressure and temperature of the CAD storage bottles and found that it fell   |
| just below the require 67,000 scf line (2110 psig and 84F).  The startup of |
| the CAD compressor requires the draining of the suction receiver and opening |
| of the suction and discharge valves.  This process consumed enough nitrogen  |
| inventory to go below the Technical Specification value of 67,000 scf.       |
|                                                                              |
| At 2304, the CAD system was declared inoperable per Technical Specification  |
| 3.6.3.1. A and a seven day LCO entered. The CAD compressor was operated to   |
| restore CAD nitrogen volume and the CAD LCO was exited at 2330 when CAD      |
| inventory was greater than the required Technical Specification of 67,000    |
| scf.                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| During subsequent investigation, it had been determined that surveillance NS |
| 730301, Functional Check and Calibration of Containment Atmosphere Dilution  |
| System had been performed during the dayshift on July 9, 2002.  During this  |
| surveillance, it performs a functional check of the CAD system by performing |
| a flow of nitrogen from the CAD bottles through a test rig thus using a      |
| portion of the CAD nitrogen inventory.   At the completion of the            |
| surveillance, the check of the CAD nitrogen inventory was just above the     |
| Technical Specification line.  The surveillance was completed at 1404 and at |
| that time no action was undertaken to restore margin to the CAD nitrogen     |
| inventory Technical Specification requirement.                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident Inspector was notified                                      |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1200 EDT ON 8/27/02 BY STEVE KOTTENSTETTE TO FANGIE JONES |
| * * *                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "A follow up root cause of the event was conducted, and as part of that      |
| effort, the associated pressure indicator was recalibrated. It was found to  |
| be reading about 50 psig Low in the range (2200 pounds) where the reading    |
| was taken for nitrogen inventory determination. This means that actual CAD   |
| inventory remained greater than 67,000 SCF at all times. Although there was  |
| conservative indication of CAD inventory, the CAD system was always capable  |
| of performing its required safety function and was never actually            |
| inoperable. No LER is required under 10 CFR 50.73 (a)(2)(v) and the          |
| immediate notification under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v) should be retracted."    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R3DO (Kenneth Riemer) |
| was notified.                                                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39146       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GONZALES INDUSTRIAL X-RAY, INC.      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PRAIRIEVILLE             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-4641-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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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 INVOLVING OVEREXPOSURE OF TWO RADIOGRAPHERS DURING    |
| 2001                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Report ID No.:  LA020009                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Date and Time:  January 2002                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Location:  Gonzales Industrial X-ray in Prairieville, LA              |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Type:  Overexposure                                                   |
| "Notifications:  The LDEQ received a letter from the facility on August 23,  |
| 2002.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Description:  Two industrial radiographers received an excessive      |
| exposure for the year 2001. [One Radiographer] received a dose of 5181 mrem  |
| and [the other] received a dose of 5408 mrem. These two employees utilize    |
| Ir-192 for radiography jobs. The procedures have been changed to prevent     |
| this type of occurrence. The facility has started a computerized database    |
| that will track the exposure levels daily and monthly for each employee."    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39147       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GONZALES INDUSTRIAL X-RAYS, INC.     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PRAIRIEVILLE             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-4641-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING OVEREXPOSURE OF RADIOGRAPHY COMPANY         |
| EMPLOYEE                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Report ID No.:  LA020010                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Date and Time:  June 10, 2002 to July 9, 2002                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Location:  Gonzales Industrial X-ray in Prairieville, LA              |
|                                                                              |
| "Event type:  Overexposure                                                   |
| "Notifications:  The LDEQ received a letter from the facility on August 23,  |
| 2002.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Event description:  [An employee] received an overexposure of 20864 mrem    |
| from June 10, 2002 to July 9, 2002. In the letter received from Ronald       |
| Williams, Sr. (RSO), it was stated that [the employee] had constantly        |
| misplaced his Landauer badge and would later find it in the area where they  |
| were performing radiography. In another instance [the employee] left his     |
| Landauer badge in equipment bag while it was adjacent to the camera. The     |
| facility requested an investigation by Landauer to see if the exposure was   |
| accurate. Landauer stated that the badge was assessed again and judged to be |
| accurate. [The employee's] daily dosimeter readings were recorded, but never |
| went off scale."                                                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39153       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:01[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL REIMETS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KEN BARR             R2      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DISCOVERY OF DEAD AMERICAN CROCODILE             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered a dead crocodile (about 8 feet long) near the plant  |
| in the cooling canal.  US Fish  and Wildlife Service and Florida State Fish  |
| and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be notified.  The death appears to |
| be the result of attack by another crocodile.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39154       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:38[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RITA BRADDICK                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS                        |
|                                                                              |
| A contract supervisor was determined to be under the influence of an illegal |
| drug during a random test.  The contractor's access to the plant has been    |
| terminated.  Contact the HOO for additional details.                         |
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