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Event Notification Report for December 17, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/16/2002 - 12/17/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38513  39442  39447  39449  39450  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38513       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/23/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/23/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|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       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO FLORIDA STATE INVOLVING RECOVERED SEA TURTLE FROM    |
| UNIT 1 INTAKE STRUCTURE                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A sea turtle with no external injuries but appearing to be distressed was   |
| recovered from the Unit 1 Intake Structure.  The State Stranding Coordinator |
| for sea turtles has been contacted."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 11/23/01 AT 1255EST FROM CHARLIE PIKE TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| "Turtle has died."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed both the State of Florida and the NRC Resident         |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1413EST ON 12/3/01 FROM JACK BREEN TO FANGIE JONES * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1215 EST on 12/3/01, a report was made to the Florida       |
| Department of Fish and Wildlife concerning the recovery of an injured sea    |
| turtle from the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was a green sea turtle in  |
| the intake canal that appeared distressed and looked to have a wound from a  |
| boat motor on its back.  It will be transferred to the State for             |
| rehabilitation.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  Notified           |
| R2DO(MacAlpine).                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1333EST ON 12/15/01 FROM JACK BREEN TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1215 EST on 12/15/01, a report was made to the Florida      |
| Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to pick up a Green   |
| Turtle for rehabilitation. The Green Turtle was taken from the plant's       |
| intake canal, and the turtle appears to have shark bites.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO      |
| (Chuck Ogle).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1450EST ON 01/06/02 FROM TULLIDGE TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| At 1350EST, a notification to the State of Florida Department of Fish and    |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission was made due to finding an injured          |
| Loggerhead sea turtle in Unit 1 intake. The sea turtle was transported       |
| offsite for rehabilitation. R2DO (Tom Decker) notified.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE 1330EST ON 4/23/02 FROM JACK BREEN TO RICH LAURA***                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee rescued a  Loggerhead sea turtle from the intake canal.  The    |
| Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified, and the      |
| turtle was turned over for rehabilitation.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.  Notified R2DO (B. Bonser).         |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE 1241EDT ON 5/29/02 FROM DAVE WILLIAMS TO RICHARD LAURA***          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that an offsite notification was made to the Florida   |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concerning the discovery of a live |
| loggerhead sea turtle found in the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was     |
| lethargic and was sent for rehabilitation.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.  Notified R2DO (K. Landis).         |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 1125 EDT ON 06/01/02 FROM CHARLES MARPLE TO LEIGH TROCINE    |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1020 on 06/01/02, a notification was made to the Florida Fish and        |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission regarding a weak and emaciated Loggerhead   |
| turtle found in the plant intake barrier net.  The turtle will be sent       |
| off-site to the Marine Life Center for Rehabilitation."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R2DO (Kerry Landis).                                    |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE AT 11:53 EDT ON 6/2/02 FROM MARPLE TO LAURA******                |
|                                                                              |
| "A notification was made to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation       |
| Commission regarding a dead small green sea turtle found in the tangle net.  |
| The turtle will be maintained on ice for a postmortem examination."          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified. Notified R2DO (K. Landis)           |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE AT 12:45 EDT ON 7/18/02 FROM BREEN TO LAURA******                |
|                                                                              |
| A notification was made to the State regarding a dead green sea turtle that  |
| was removed from the intake canal.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (C. Payne                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE AT 1045 EDT ON 10/20/02 FROM KORTH TO NORRIS***                    |
|                                                                              |
| A Loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal.  The turtle |
| was in need of rehabilitation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida   |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 0927 EDT.   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (Barr)                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1338 EDT ON 10/22/02 FROM KELLY KORTH TO GERRY WAIG * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| A Loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal.  The turtle |
| was in need of rehabilitation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida   |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1250 EDT.   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (Bob Haag)                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 11/22/2002 @ 1821 BY FIELDS TO GOULD * * *                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection of  |
| the recovery of a distressed loggerhead sea turtle from their intake canal.  |
| The turtle was taken to a rehabilitation facility.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident inspector will be notified.  Notified R2DO (David Ayres).   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1320 EST ON 12/16/02 FROM BILL PARKS TO GERRY WAIG * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| "On 12-16-02, two loggerhead turtles were retrieved from the plant's intake  |
| canal. The turtles were determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The      |
| injuries to the turtles are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's   |
| turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)  |
| was notified at 1230 EST. This non-emergency notification is being made      |
| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident inspector will be notified.  Notified R2DO (Mike Ernstes).  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39442       |
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| REP ORG:  IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/12/2002|
|LICENSEE:  IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:57[EST]|
|    CITY:  DES MOINES               REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IA |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  0310-1-77-HDR         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/12/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|                                                |JIM LYNCH            R3      |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GEORGE JOHNS                 |                             |
|  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 MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION                   |
|                                                                              |
| "The licensee reported a medical misadministration involving a High Dose     |
| Rate Afterloader.  The patient treatment plan required 20 steps in a         |
| treatment with the stepping distance of 0.5 centimeters.  The licensee       |
| reported that the stepping distance was actually 1.0 centimeter.  (The cause |
| of the deviation has not yet been determined.)   The deviation resulted in   |
| an unplanned dose to an unintended site.  The exposure was to 10 centimeters |
| outside the planned treatment area.  The dose has not yet been determined."  |
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|Transportation                                   |Event Number:   39447       |
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| REP ORG:  SYNCOR INTERNATIONAL CORP.           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/15/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR INTERNATIONAL CORP.           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:40[EST]|
|    CITY:  GLASTONBURY              REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        12/15/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CT |EVENT TIME:        05:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  04-26507-01MD         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/16/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|                                                |TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MATT SVEJK                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| Tc-99m CANISTERS UNDAMAGED DURING TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Operations Center was notified by the Connecticut Department of      |
| Environmental Protection (CT DEP) that an vehicle accident involving a       |
| Syncor delivery to local hospitals and pharmacies had occurred.  A follow-up |
| discussion with the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for Syncor International  |
| Corporation located at 628 Hebron Avenue, Bldg.4, Glastonbury, CT 06033,     |
| provided detailed information related to the incident.  The company vehicle  |
| (pickup truck) accidentally rolled over after encountering a patch of black  |
| ice.  Eight canisters (ammo box style) were ejected from the vehicle bed     |
| during the accident at Route 6 and State Road 384 in Coventry, Connecticut.  |
| The company driver was in the process of picking up and delivering the       |
| canisters which house Tc-99m syringes (unit dose)  that are enclosed in lead |
| pigs.  Both the local police and fire departments and the CT DEP responded   |
| to the accident which happened at approximately 0500 EST on 12/15/02. The    |
| driver was taken to a local hospital for routine x-rays and treatment. The   |
| initial assessment of the incident was that the canisters were not breached. |
| No contamination was detected by the first responders.  Syncor will follow   |
| up with measurements of the swipes using Multi-Channel Analyzer              |
| methodology.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 10:18 ON 12/15/02 FROM MATT SVEJK TO ARLON COSTA * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| The test results of the wiped canisters using a Multi-Channel Analyzer did   |
| not indicate any counts above background. The total Tc-99m activity of the   |
| five active canisters (the other three were return canisters) was            |
| approximately 1,137 millicuries (assay estimate as of 0500 EST on 12/15/02). |
| Notified R1DO(Lew) and NMSS(Essig).                                          |
|                                                                              |
| UPDATE AT 1433 EST ON 12/16/02 FROM KORY KODIMER TO GERRY WAIG               |
|                                                                              |
| Mr. Kodimer, Health Physics Program Manager, Syncor International Corp.,     |
| Woodland Hills, CA, called to report that NRC Region 1 and 4 have been       |
| contacted by the Syncor corporate office. Additionally, Mr. Kodimer reported |
| that all 8 canisters have been returned to the licensee's (Syncor            |
| International Corp.) Glastonbury, CT facility.                               |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (Tom Andrews) and NMSS (Charles Cox)                           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39449       |
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| REP ORG:  GEORGIA DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/16/2002|
|LICENSEE:  MACTEC ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:03[EST]|
|    CITY:  ATLANTA                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/16/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  GA |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  GA-1458-1             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/16/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LIZ SEALE                    |                             |
|  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 STOLEN GAUGE                                |
|                                                                              |
| Georgia Department of Natural Resources reported to the NRC Operations       |
| Center via fax on 12/16/02 at 10:37 a.m. that a Niton XL-309 gauge was       |
| stolen on 12/9/02 during overnight hours from the trunk of an automobile     |
| while in a hotel parking lot. The gauge contained seven millicuries of       |
| Cd-109. The Licensee was instructed to notify the FBI and was given the      |
| telephone number for the Miami Beach FBI Office.                             |
|                                                                              |
| The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also notified the Florida        |
| Radiation Control Program and NRC Region II.                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39450       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/16/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:17[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        12/16/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:47[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MITCHEL ALMETER              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     A/R        Y       60       Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| NINE MILE POINT UNIT 2 REACTOR SCRAM ON HIGH REACTOR PRESSURE                |
|                                                                              |
| "Failure of main generator stator water cooling temperature control valve    |
| resulted in loss of generator stator water cooling and main generator        |
| runback signal. Reactor power reduction was initiated with reactor           |
| recirculation flow and continued with insertion of control rods. Turbine     |
| bypass valves opened as result of main generator runback signal. Reactor     |
| protection system auto actuated on high reactor pressure [1052 psig] at 1547 |
| [EST], 12/16/02.  [The maximum reactor pressure observed during the          |
| transient was 1055 psig.] All control rods fully inserted . No safety relief |
| valves opened. No ECCS systems actuated. Reactor water level being           |
| controlled by reactor core isolation cooling and condensate/ feedwater.      |
| Reactor pressure [is] being controlled by turbine bypass valves."            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.          |
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