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Event Notification Report for November 29, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/27/2002 - 11/29/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39390  39398  39403  39407  39410  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39390       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/22/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOIL AND TESTING |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:03[EST]|
|    CITY:  SAN DIEGO                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        09:00[PST]|
|LICENSE#:  3329-37               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/22/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADUS         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HAMRICK                      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STATE LICENSEE REPORTED A CPN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE STOLEN                  |
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| State Licensee, Southern California Soil and Testing, Inc. reported that a   |
| CPN MC-3, serial # 360203032, moisture/density gauge was stolen from the     |
| operator's vehicle in San Diego County.  The gauge had been secured to the   |
| bed of the truck using a cable and locks.  The cable was cut in two places   |
| and the gauge was removed.  The operator was unsure of the exact location    |
| where the theft took place.   He made two stops after picking the gauge up   |
| from his office, one at his home for 25 mins and one at a 7/11 store at      |
| 6:45am.   He did not notice the gauge was missing from the back of his truck |
| until an hour later when he checked to see if the gauge had shifted after    |
| braking in traffic.   The gauge contained 10 millicuries of Cs-137 and 50    |
| millicuries of Am-241:Be.  The local law enforcement was notified.           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39398       |
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| REP ORG:  NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/22/2002|
|LICENSEE:  BRIAN LGH MEDICAL CENTER             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:46[EST]|
|    CITY:  LINCOLN                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/22/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        10:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  02-06-03              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/22/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRENT FRIESEN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MISSING 5 MILLICURIE STRONTIUM-90 SOURCE.                                    |
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| The Radiation Safety Officer for Brian LGH Medical Center located at 1300    |
| South 16th Street in Lincoln, NE, noticed at 1030 CST on 11/22/02 that a     |
| source was missing from a Novoste Beta Cath System source holder.  The       |
| source holder holds 16 sources of strontium-90, each source is 5             |
| millicuries, and one of the sources was found missing.  A search of the      |
| device and of the lab did not find the missing source.  The RSO contacted    |
| the manufacturer.  The last time the Novoste Beta Cath System was used was   |
| November 13, 2002.                                                           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39403       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/25/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GOODSON & ASSOCIATES                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:55[EST]|
|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/25/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TIMOTHY BONZER               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |
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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 MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE    |
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| The State of Colorado Radiation Services notified us that on 11/24/02,       |
| Goodson & Associates reported a Troxler moisture density gauge, model 3430,  |
| serial number 22804, was stolen from the back of a vehicle in Denver, CO.    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39407       |
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| REP ORG:  GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEORGIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:02[EST]|
|    CITY:  TIFTON                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  GA |EVENT TIME:        14:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  GA 50-1               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/26/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS E. HILL               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JASON FLEMMING               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE NOTIFICATION - DAMAGE TO TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE      |
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| "While a back scatter measurement was being taken in a closed lane of        |
| Interstate 75 southbound a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid another vehicle, |
| struck the gauge damaging it. Based on field measurements there is no        |
| evidence of the sources being breached or leaking, no contamination          |
| identified. Source was separated from the source rod. The gauge has been     |
| recovered and returned to the [Georgia] DOT [Department of Transportation]   |
| headquarters office. This is all that is known about the incident at this    |
| time."                                                                       |
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| The gauge contained 10 millicuries of Cs -137 and 40 millicuries of Am-241   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39410       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [4] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/28/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL REIMERS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JON WALLO            R2      |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |ROBERTA WARREN       IAT     |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|4     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES                       |
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| Non-credible bomb threat.  Immediate compensatory actions taken.  Local law  |
| enforcement notified. Contact the Headquarters Operations Center for         |
| additional details.                                                          |
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| Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                             |
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