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Event Notification Report for September 18, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/17/2002 - 09/18/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39193  39195  

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|Research Reactor                                 |Event Number:   39193       |
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| FACILITY: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/17/2002|
|   RXTYPE: 1000 KW TRIGA (CONVERSION)           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:25[EDT]|
| COMMENTS:                                      |EVENT DATE:        09/17/2002|
|                                                |EVENT TIME:        06:30[CDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/17/2002|
|    CITY:  COLLEGE STATION          REGION:  4  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  BRAZOS                    STATE:  TX |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  R-83                  AGREEMENT:  Y  |DAVE LOVELESS        R4      |
|  DOCKET:  05000128                             |TAD MARSH            NRR     |
+------------------------------------------------+JIM DUNKER           FEMA    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ASHER                        |MARVIN MENDONCA      PM      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |                             |
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| REACTOR RECEIVED POOL LEVEL ALARM DUE TO LEAK FROM A DIFFUSER LINE           |
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| An unusual event occurred when the pool level alarm tripped due to the pool  |
| level going below the setpoint.  This occurred due to a leak possibly on a   |
| pool diffusion system line.  Approximately 10,000 gallons of water leaked    |
| into the sump and is being pumped into their liquid storage tanks.  They     |
| believe the leak may be due to a faulty coupling.   They isolated the leak   |
| and refilling the pool at the rate of 25gpm.  There was no increase in       |
| radiation levels and the core was not uncovered (a minimum of 15' of water   |
| is above the core).                                                          |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 09/17/2002 @ 0929 BY SPELLMAN TO GOULD * * *                 |
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| The NOUE was terminated at 0820 CDT when the pool level was return to above  |
| the pool level alarm setpoint.                                               |
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| Notified RDO (Loveless), NRR EO(Marsh), PM (Mendonca via NRR EO), and FEMA   |
| (Duncan)                                                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39195       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        09/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALAN RABENOLD                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|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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| A  LICENSED SUPERVISORY OPERATOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL DURING A RANDOM |
| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST                                                        |
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| The employee's access has been suspended.                                    |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Contact the HOO for additional information.                                  |
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