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Event Notification Report for October 22, 2002


                       U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/21/2002 - 10/22/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39273  39293  39306  39307  39308  39309  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39273       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:10[EDT]|
|    CITY:  LOS ANGLELES             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/10/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KATHLEEN KAUFMAN             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: LOST OR STOLEN GERMANIUM 68 SOURCE                   |
|                                                                              |
| A 10 millicurie Germanium 68 source was lost or stolen while in shipment by  |
| Federal Express (Fed Ex) from Cedar Rapids, IA to Burbank, CA. Fed Ex is     |
| attempting to locate the missing source. The State of California event       |
| number for this event is 101102.                                             |
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| * * UPDATED AT 1442 EDT ON 10/21/02 BY KATHLEEN KAUFMAN TO FANGIE JONES * *  |
| *                                                                            |
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| The source has been found, it was in the company's possession the whole      |
| time, just misplaced.  Notified R4DO (Anthony Gody) and NMSS (Tom Essig).    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39293       |
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| REP ORG:  OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEOCON NORTHWEST INC                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:04[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BEAVERTON                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/16/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OR |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  ORE-90921             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GREG PICK            R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         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:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN VEHICLE AND TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                            |
|                                                                              |
| On the evening 10/15/02 or the early morning of 10/16/02 a 1987 red Toyota 4 |
| Runner storing a Troxler moisture density gauge was stolen  from the         |
| residence of an authorized user. The local police were notified of the theft |
| at approximately 0800 PDT and the Oregon Radiation Protection Services at    |
| 0855 PDT on 10/16/02. The gauge is a Troxler model 3440 serial number 26707  |
| and contains an 8 millicurie Cs-137 source, serial number 75-9841, and a 40  |
| millicurie Am-241:Be source, serial number 47-23181. The licensee is GEOCON  |
| Northwest Inc., 8380 Southwest Ave., Beaverton, OR 97008. Oregon Radiation   |
| Protection Services will notify NRC Region 4 and plans to make a press       |
| release for this event. The Oregon event number for this incident is 020041. |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39306       |
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| REP ORG:  STORA NESO                           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  STORA NESO                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:18[EDT]|
|    CITY:  WISCONSIN RAPIDS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        10/21/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WI |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  GL 132                AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|                                                |M. WAYNE HODGES      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES CHAPMAN              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| FAILED LEAK TEST ON STATIC GUN GOING TO DISPOSAL                             |
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| Stora Neso was in the process of disposing of a Chapman Manufacturing (no    |
| longer in business) static gun containing 200 millicuries of tritium (when   |
| manufactured in September 1965). Stora Neso does not have a requirement to   |
| leak test the static gun, which had not been used for a long time.  The      |
| disposal site requested a leak test.  The static gun was wipe tested and the |
| following results were obtained:  wet wipe read 0.311409 microcuries and the |
| dry wipe read 0.0556399 microcuries, the action level is 0.005 microcuries.  |
| They have taken additional wipes of the gun and container whose results are  |
| not available at the time of the report.  They have also contacted a testing |
| company to determine what the wipes are actually were measuring.             |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39307       |
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| REP ORG:  SOUTHERN INDIANA RADIOLOGICAL ASSOC  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHERN INDIANA RADIOLOGICAL ASSOC  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:27[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BLOOMINGTON              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        10/18/2002|
|  COUNTY:  MONROE                    STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:        14:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  13-24646-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHRISTINE LIPA       R3      |
|                                                |M. WAYNE HODGES      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL HEADLEY                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|LADM 35.33               MED MISADMINISTRATION  |                             |
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| MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| A radiological laboratory technician inadvertently administered the          |
| incorrect dose of Tc-99M to a patient.  A bone dose was desired and a lung   |
| dose was actually administered.  The laboratory stated that the absorbed     |
| dose to the patient was insignificant.  The cause of the misadministration   |
| was a failure by the technician to properly identify the syringe.  The       |
| corrective action to prevent recurrence was to counsel the technician.       |
|                                                                              |
| The laboratory notified the patient's physician and will file a written      |
| report to NRC Region 3.                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39308       |
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| FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/21/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:22[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/21/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CECIL H. WILLIAMS, JR.       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/21/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KEN BARR             R2      |
|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   |
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Contractor supervisor tested positive for illegal drugs. The person's        |
| unescorted access was revoked.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Call the Headquarters Operation Officer for further details.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39309       |
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| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/21/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/29/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RON VALLECORSA               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/21/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| 60-DAY REPORT - INVALID ACTIVATION OF STANDBY SERVICE WATER SYSTEM           |
|                                                                              |
| "On September 29, 2002 at 0906 hrs, a pressure transmitter loop channel in   |
| the Service Water System was being removed from service as part of an        |
| instrument calibration procedure. The transmitter was being electrically     |
| disconnected per the procedure, when an inadvertent start of 2SWE-P21A, 'A'  |
| Standby Service Water Pump, occurred. The SWE pump started because the       |
| technicians inadvertently did not perform a step in the procedure which      |
| opens bistables that defeat the actuation of a low pressure signal. The      |
| transmitter became deenergized when it's leads were lifted, resulting in an  |
| electrical signal which caused the actuation since the signal had not been   |
| defeated. Since there was no actual low pressure condition in the system,    |
| this was an invalid actuation. Low service water system header pressure is   |
| the parameter which would activate this feature and low service water system |
| header pressure was not experienced during this event. A complete actuation  |
| of the 'A' train of the Standby Service Water System occurred and the system |
| functioned properly.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a) (2)(iv) (A) since it   |
| involved an automatic actuation of an emergency service water system that    |
| does not normally run and that serves as an ultimate heat sink as per 10 CFR |
| 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(B)(9). This actuation was not part of a pre-planned sequence |
| and did not occur with this system properly removed from service.            |
|                                                                              |
| "However, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), this event is being reported via   |
| this telephone notification instead of submitting a written Licensee Event   |
| Report since the automatic actuation of the Standby Service Water pump was   |
| not generated by a valid actuation."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident.                                      |
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