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Event Notification Report for December 04, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/03/2002 - 12/04/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39411  39419  39420  39421  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39411       |
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| REP ORG:  WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/29/2002|
|LICENSEE:  EARTH CONSULTANTS, INC.              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:19[EST]|
|    CITY:  BELLEVUE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/28/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WA |EVENT TIME:        13:50[PST]|
|LICENSE#:  WN-L061-1             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/29/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY FRAZEE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN PORTABLE GAUGE                     |
|                                                                              |
| "An authorized user reported that a portable gauge (believed to be a Troxler |
| model 3411 containing no more than 10 millicuries of cesium 137 and no more  |
| than 50 millicuries of americium 241/beryllium) had been stolen from his     |
| pickup truck sometime between 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 27, and 4 AM       |
| Thanksgiving morning.  The authorized user had brought the gauge to his      |
| residence and left the gauge in its locked case chained into the open bed of |
| his pickup truck.  During the night an attempt was made to cut the chain.    |
| However, it proved to be easier to break off the case handle through which   |
| the chain was secured to the vehicle.  The damaged but presumably still      |
| locked case and locked gauge were then removed.  The authorized user         |
| notified the police and called the Department of Health's radiation          |
| emergency line (206-NUCLEAR).   The licensee's RSO was out of town and an    |
| alternate licensee official was notified.  Department of Health staff        |
| advised the licensee official to post a reward and to provide more detail    |
| including the serial number of the gauge."                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39419       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/03/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:35[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:55[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SUSAN FERRELL                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/03/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       90       Power Operation  |90       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY - EMPLOYEE FAILED RANDOM DRUG TEST                          |
|                                                                              |
| A non-licensed employee tested positive for drugs during a random drug test. |
| The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Contact the HOO for  |
| additional details.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39420       |
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| FACILITY: DIABLO CANYON            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/03/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:04[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/30/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:57[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GLENN GOELZER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/03/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JONES        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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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          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| UNOCCUPIED CONTRACTOR VEHICLE ROLLED DOWN EMBANKMENT AND CAUGHT FIRE         |
|                                                                              |
| "The following is an Information Only notification based on the potential    |
| for interest and rumor control.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 30, 2002, at 1857 PST, an unoccupied vehicle went over an       |
| embankment and landed in the surf zone near the plant discharge. The 3/4 ton |
| diesel 4 x 4 pickup truck landed on its wheels with its engine running.      |
| Waves were breaking over the hood. Due to safety concerns personnel were not |
| allowed access to the vehicle, and the engine continued to run. There was no |
| evidence of an oil or fuel leak. At 2256 PST, the vehicle caught fire. The   |
| plant fire department put the fire out with water.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "The National Response Center and [California] Office of Emergency Services  |
| were notified of the potential for a release.                                |
|                                                                              |
| "On December 1, 2002, the vehicle was pulled out and inspected. The fuel     |
| tank and oil pan were still intact."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39421       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/03/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:13[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VICTOR WALZ                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/03/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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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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| HPCI SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE DURING QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE TESTING         |
|                                                                              |
| "During scheduled High Pressure Coolant Injection [HPCI] system quarterly    |
| performance testing, the HPCI system was declared inoperable when it was     |
| determined that the HPCI turbine steam admission valve (23MOV-14) failed     |
| ASME Section XI, Inservice Testing  Stroke Time Criteria. During Testing the |
| steam admission valve opened only 35-38% of full stroke. However, with this  |
| deficiency the HPCI system met required test acceptance criteria for flow    |
| control, injection capacity, and injection time. It was determined that the  |
| steam admission valve partially opened due to a broken wiring connection in  |
| the valve operator. The broken connection was repaired and HPCI testing was  |
| completed satisfactorily. The HPCI system was declared operable at 1630 EST  |
| (12/3/02)."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify NRC Region of this event.                     |
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