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Event Notification Report for December 10, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/09/2002 - 12/10/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39430  39431  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39430       |
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| FACILITY: ZION                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/09/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:42[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/09/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:20[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK BITTMANN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/10/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH REIMER       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|2     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF ENS AND COMMERCIAL TELEPHONE LINES                                   |
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| At 10:20 CST on 12/9/2002, experienced a major loss of offsite               |
| communications ability on the ENS, NARS, and commercial telephone systems.   |
| Repair personnel have been dispatched to the site by Ameritech.  The         |
| licensee is continually manning a cell phone until the lines are restored.   |
|                                                                              |
| Internal communications on site are still available, as well as microwave    |
| communications to the EOF.                                                   |
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| A trouble ticket was generated for the FTS lines, ticket number 3612.        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the State and stated that the NRC Resident Inspector   |
| will be notified.                                                            |
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| * * * * UPDATE FROM MARK RODE TO MIKE RIPLEY AT 2325 EST 12/9/02 * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| Repair crews have pinpointed the telephone line problem and anticipate       |
| completing repairs by mid-day Tuesday, 12/10/02.  The licensee continues to  |
| man a cell phone until the lines are restored.                               |
|                                                                              |
| Notified the R3 DO (P. Hiland)                                               |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE FROM ZION TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 0509 EST ON 12/10/02 ***              |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee reported that all commercial and ENS lines have been repaired and   |
| returned to service.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Notified the R3 DO (P. Hiland)                                               |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39431       |
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| REP ORG:   THRASHER ENGINEERING                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/09/2002|
|LICENSEE:  THRASHER ENGINEERING                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:14[EST]|
|    CITY:  CLARKSBURG               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/09/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:        21:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  47-23065-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/09/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE HARMAN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MOISTURE DENSITY  GAUGE STOLEN FROM VEHICLE                                  |
|                                                                              |
| On 12/09/02, between 2100 EST and 2200 EST, a Troxler moisture density       |
| gauge, Model # 3430, serial # 23602, belonging to Thrasher Engineering, was  |
| stolen from the back of the company's pick-up truck while parked at the      |
| Middlebrook Mall in Bridgeport, WV.  The chain securing the gauge was cut    |
| and the gauge was taken.  The gauge contained 8 millicuries of Cs-137 and 40 |
| millicuries of Am-241/Be.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee reported the stolen Troxler gauge to the Bridgeport, WV City    |
| Police (Case No. 0267811).                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (B. Bonser).                                                   |
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