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Event Notification Report for September 27, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           09/26/2002 - 09/27/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39210  39213  39218  39219  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39210       |
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| REP ORG:  OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  APAC                                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:47[EDT]|
|    CITY:  OKLAHOMA CITY            REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        09/21/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OK |EVENT TIME:        02:30[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  OK26937-01            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN PELLET          R4      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE BRODERICK               |                             |
|  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 - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE                               |
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| The licensee reported to the State of Oklahoma that on Friday night that one |
| of their trucks was proceeding south on I-35 near 4th St. in Moore, OK when  |
| a Troxler gauge was bounced out of the bed of the truck.  The gauge was      |
| struck by another vehicle and damaged severely.  The gauge was recovered and |
| taken to the shop where a survey indicated 8 millirem around the outside of  |
| the case.  A leak test is being conducted, results are not yet available.    |
| The company has contacted Troxler concerning the gauge.  More information    |
| will be available later.                                                     |
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| * * * UPDATE AT 1316 EDT ON 9/24/02 FROM PAM BISHOP TO GERRY WAIG * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| The Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality called to report that the        |
| damaged Troxler gauge, model #4640, serial #750143, is licensed to APAC      |
| Oklahoma Inc, P. O. Box 580670, 3605 North 129th East Ave, Tulsa, OK         |
| 74158-0670.  The source is a Cs-137,  7.1 millicurie source. The gauge has   |
| been disassembled and no external contamination was detected. Wipes and      |
| pictures of the damaged gauge have been sent to Troxler for evaluation. The  |
| damaged gauge is being held by the licensee in it's Shawnee, OK office. The  |
| APAC Radiation Safety Officer is Mr. John Ringwald (918) 438-2020.           |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (John Pellet) and NMSS (Doug Broaddus)                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39213       |
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| REP ORG:  OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEOPACIFIC TESTING                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:43[EDT]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        09/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OR |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  ORE-90987             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN PELLET          R4      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY LINDSEY                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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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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| MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE LOST DURING TRANSPORT                                 |
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| A Troxler gauge, model # 3440, serial # 19495 was lost while being           |
| transported from Beverton, OR to North Portland, OR. The gauge is an 8       |
| millicurie Cs-137, 40 millicurie Am-241 Be source and is licensed to         |
| GeoPacific Testing Inc, Tigard, OR 97224. The licensee discovered the lost   |
| gauge on 9/23/02 at approximately 1700 PDT and notified the State of Oregon  |
| on 9/23/02 at 1858 PDT. The gauge was lost north of Highway 26 between the   |
| intersection of Emily Lane and Northwest Bethany Blvd and Northwest          |
| Germantown Rd.  A search is being conducted to recover the lost gauge. A     |
| press release is planned. The Oregon State Police, Oregon Emergency Response |
| System, Washington County Sheriff, Beaverton Police and the Portland Police  |
| have been notified. The State of Oregon also intends to notify NRC Region    |
| 4.                                                                           |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 9/24/02 AT 2138 EDT FROM TERRY LINDSEY TO GERRY WAIG * * *   |
|                                                                              |
| The Troxler moisture density gauge lost during transit was discovered by a   |
| passing volunteer fireman from Scapoose, OR. The fireman happened by the     |
| gauge, picked up the gauge and case, and secured it at the fire house. The   |
| gauge was found on 185th Ave., along the original route traveled when lost,  |
| approximately 15 minutes after it was lost.  The gauge was reported found    |
| after news of the missing gauge was aired today on local media. The gauge is |
| currently being stored by the Scapoose Fire Dept. and will be returned to    |
| GeoPacific Testing tomorrow.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (John Pellet) and NMSS (John Greeves)                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39218       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:10[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/26/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAGE                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANIELLO DELLA GRECA  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |VERN HODGE           NRR     |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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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| PART 21 REPORT FROM LICENSEE REGARDING MALFUNCTIONING OVERCURRENT SENSORS    |
|                                                                              |
| Two new EC-1 overcurrent sensors withdrawn from warehouse stock failed       |
| during bench testing in preparation for installation in the plant during the |
| upcoming refueling outage. The failure mode was premature tripping of the    |
| magnetic (instantaneous) element of the device, such that the associated     |
| circuit breaker would have tripped early and the corresponding loads would   |
| not have remained energized to perform their required safety function.       |
|                                                                              |
| The only application of these specific EC-l overcurrent sensors is in the    |
| circuit breaker used in cubicle 71-11510, which is the emergency bus feeder  |
| breaker providing 600 VAC power to Motor Control Center (MCC)- 151. (The     |
| circuit breaker contains a total of three of these devices, one per phase.)  |
| Electrical loads powered from this MCC include various safety systems such   |
| as the Standby Gas Treatment System (SBGT), Residual Heat Removal System     |
| (RHR) and High Pressure Coolant Injection System (HPCI). The loss of the MCC |
| could have resulted in the failure of SBGT to perform its safety function.   |
|                                                                              |
| The test information indicates that the circuit breaker would have           |
| prematurely tripped based on the starting current of the 'A' SBGT Exhaust    |
| Fan and thus the associated MCC would not have remained energized.  Assuming |
| a concurrent single failure of the 'B' SBGT subsystem, this could have       |
| resulted in the loss of both subsystems and the failure of SBGT to perform   |
| its safety function. Therefore, a substantial safety hazard existed in that  |
| the potential existed for a major deficiency/major degradation of essential  |
| safety-related equipment.                                                    |
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| No other safety functions would have been lost.                              |
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| Component and Supplier:                                                      |
| GE Model Type EC-1 Trip Device                                               |
| General Electric Nuclear                                                     |
| 225 Amp, 60 Cycle                                                            |
| M/C397                                                                       |
| Sensor Trip, Characteristic 1 B-2C                                           |
| 175 Curtner Ave.                                                             |
| GE P/N QEC10225ABCG10N00                                                     |
| San Jose, CA 95125                                                           |
| Serial Nos. 77386-3A and 77386-3B                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The defective components were placed in a "hold" status to prevent issuance  |
| in the plant.   A Corrective Action Request will be issued to General        |
| Electric for evaluation.                                                     |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified                                      |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39219       |
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| REP ORG:  ARTIC PIPE INPSECTIONS               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ARTIC PIPE INSPECTIONS               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:06[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        09/26/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        09:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  50-17314-02           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/26/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN PELLET          R4      |
|                                                |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM HILDEBRENDT              |RICHARD WESSMAN      IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |JOHN DAVIDSON        NSIR    |
+------------------------------------------------+DWIGHT CHAMBERLAND   R4      |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| LOST I-192 RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE DURING SHIPMENT                                |
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| A 20.3 Curie Ir-192 radiography camera SN# 94 was being shipped from Kenin,  |
| AK to AEA Technologies in Burlington, MA by Federal Express.  The shipment   |
| arrived in Newark, NJ on 9/21/02 at 0257 and was scanned to leave on 9/24/02 |
| at 0022 EDT.  The Licensee reported that the camera has not arrived in MA,   |
| and that Federal Express could not account for the source's location.  The   |
| source was being shipped in it's shipping container and the Licensee         |
| believed that it had a combination lock on it.                               |
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