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Event Notification Report for November 7, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/06/2002 - 11/07/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39336  39341  39347  39348  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39336       |
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| REP ORG:  UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/01/2002|
|LICENSEE:  AMERICAN TESTING SERVICES, INC       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:11[EST]|
|    CITY:  WEST VALLEY CITY         REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  UT |EVENT TIME:        11:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  UT 1800062            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/01/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |
|                                                |TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JULIE R. FELICE (e-mail)     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc. Model 3411B, portable gauging       |
| device [serial number 7940, containing approximately 8.0 millicuries of      |
| Cs-137 (source serial number CC-571), and approximately 40 millicuries of    |
| Am-241/Be (source serial number CAA-4262)] was stolen from the bed of a      |
| pickup truck while the licensee's employee went into [ ] Food & Drug to      |
| purchase some batteries. The gauging device's source rod was locked in the   |
| safe shielded position, the gauging device's transport case was locked, and  |
| the transportation case was chained to the licensee's pickup truck. Bolt     |
| cutters were used to remove the gauging device from the pickup truck."       |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee notified the West Valley City Police.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The state of Utah has issued a press release.                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39341       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/02/2002|
|LICENSEE:  AMGEN, INC                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:10[EST]|
|    CITY:  THOUSAND OAKS            REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        14:45[PST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/02/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |
|                                                |PATRICIA HOLAHAN     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGOR                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING UNACCOUNTED FOR Po-210 SOURCE               |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee reported that a 1.5 millicurie Po-210 source is unaccounted for.    |
| The source is believed to be at the facility and a search is being           |
| performed.                                                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39347       |
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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:39[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DON STRAKA                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       69       Power Operation  |69       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - UNINTENTIONAL RELEASE OF CIRCULATING WATER TO         |
| SEDIMENTATION BASIN                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "The following event description is based on information currently           |
| available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional           |
| information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the      |
| information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be    |
| made via the ENS or under the reporting requirements of I0CFR50.73.          |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 6, 2002, APS reported to the Arizona Department of              |
| Environmental Quality (ADEQ) the unintentional release of 4000 gallons of    |
| circulating water to sedimentation basin #2 that occurred on October 30,     |
| 2002. The Ground Water Quality Protection Permit does not authorize such a   |
| release. The five day follow-up written report was made to the State of      |
| Arizona.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "A courtesy telephone call was made to the ADEQ on the afternoon of November |
| 1, 2002. No news release is anticipated.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39348       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:40[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOCELYN WILLIAMS             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |R. WESSMAN           IRO     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |D. BARDEN            FEMA    |
|                                                |T. REIS              NRR     |
|                                                |J. DOZIER            NRR     |
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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  |
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO OFF GAS EXPLOSION IN TURBINE BUILDING          |
|                                                                              |
| The Unusual Event was declared based on EAL P2, unanticipated explosion on   |
| site, due to an explosion in an Off Gas System line in the Turbine Building. |
| The licensee reports no known damage to systems or equipment, no             |
| radiological release, and that the plant remains in stable operation at full |
| power.  The cause of the explosion is believed to be from a spark observed   |
| in the area of instrumentation attached to the Off Gas System in the         |
| Mechanical Vacuum Pump Room within the Turbine Building.  The                |
| instrumentation was being used to conduct condenser air in-leakage testing   |
| at the time of the explosion.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is unsure at this time of the extent of actions which must be   |
| completed to terminate the unusual event, however a detail plant walkdown    |
| will be conducted.                                                           |
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| The licensee notified the NJ State Police and the NRC Resident Inspector.    |
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| ***UPDATE FRANK CIGANIK TO MIKE NORRIS 11/6/02 1859 EST***                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Oyster Creek was in the process of setting up test equipment to be used for |
| the identification of abnormal air leakage into the main condensers. When    |
| the test rig was placed in service, a spark was generated which ignited the  |
| combustible gas in the off gas exit piping. The off gas system isolated as   |
| designed. The test equipment was removed from service, and per the plant     |
| abnormal procedure, the isolation was reset. No damage to off gas piping was |
| identified.                                                                  |
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| "Currently the plant is in a stable condition and no emergency action level  |
| criteria apply.                                                              |
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| "Oyster Creek has terminated from the UNUSUAL EVENT as of 1855 hrs."         |
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| The Licensee as notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R1DO          |
| (Doerflein), NRR EO (Ruland), IRO (Wessman) and FEMA (Stiendurf)             |
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