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Event Notification Report for October 31, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/30/2002 - 10/31/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39323  39325  39332  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39323       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/28/2002|
|LICENSEE:  CONSTRUCTION TESTING LAB             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:23[EST]|
|    CITY:  METAIRIE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        09/20/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-6427-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/28/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |
|                                                |MELVYN LEACH         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| LOUISIANA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AGREEMENT STATE REPORT RE: STOLEN    |
| MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE                                                       |
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| "ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2002, A TROXLER 3411-B GAUGE WITH SERIAL NUMBER 4524 WAS   |
| STOLEN FROM THE BACK SEAT OF A GMC EXTRA CAB TRUCK.  THE GAUGE CONTAINED A   |
| 8.0 mCi (MILLICURIE)  SOURCE OF CS-137 AND A 40 mCi SOURCE OF AM241:BE.  THE |
| GAUGE WAS STOLEN BY BREAKING THE LOCK ON THE SIDE REAR WINDOW OF THE TRUCK.  |
| THE GAUGE WAS NOT CHAINED TO THE TRUCK.  THE FACILITY HAS CHANGE ITS         |
| PROCEDURES TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OF EVENT FROM OCCURRING AGAIN."              |
|                                                                              |
| "CONSTRUCTION TESTING LAB, 3008 5TH STREET, METAIRIE, LA"                    |
|                                                                              |
| "STOLEN FROM 1995 GMC EXTRA CAB TRUCK"                                       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39325       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/28/2002|
|LICENSEE:  LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:33[EST]|
|    CITY:  TORRANCE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:  LOS ANGELES               STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        14:30[PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  1258-19               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/28/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |
|                                                |MELVYN LEACH         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING IODINE- 125 SEEDS                           |
|                                                                              |
| The Medical Physicist from Little Company of Mary Hospital called to report  |
| the loss of 5 Iodine-125 seeds of approximately 0.4 millicuries each.  The   |
| facility was doing an implant for the treatment of prostate cancer and had   |
| cut the strips in half (5 seeds each). After having implanted 9 strips they  |
| were unable to locate the tenth piece.  They surveyed the room and trash and |
| did not find the missing seeds.  The patient was fluoroscoped and x-rayed,   |
| the implanted seeds were counted and verified with what had been implanted.  |
| A representative from Amersham was present during the procedure and it was   |
| not determined if the tube shipped was half empty.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The seeds came in steel tubes of 10.  It is possible that one steel tube     |
| only had 5 when sent.  Implant performed at 11:00 on 10/24/02.  The tubes    |
| were counted, but not opened until the procedure (sterile) was initiated.    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee kept looking for the missing Iodine-125 seeds and today,        |
| October 28, 2002,  concluded that the event was reportable and notified the  |
| State of CA today at 1458 hours PST.                                         |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39332       |
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| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/30/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/30/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:20[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN SCHWER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID SILK           R1      |
|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   |
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION                                                         |
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| Offsite notification was made to the Pennsylvania Department of              |
| Environmental Resources due to approximately 150 gallons of fuel oil spilled |
| on-site.  The fuel oil spill was a result of overflow/overfill of 2-2        |
| Emergency Diesel Generator underground storage tank.  Fuel oil was contained |
| on site and no oil was discharged to the Ohio River.  Cleanup of the fuel is |
| expected to be completed within 24 hours.                                    |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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