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Event Notification Report for December 18, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/17/2002 - 12/18/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39442  39451  39452  39453  39454  39455  39456  

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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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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39451       |
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| FACILITY: MAINE YANKEE             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  ME |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:57[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:50[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL BRYANT                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
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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   |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DUCK HUNTERS NEAR PLANT SITE                     |
|                                                                              |
| Notified by the licensee that they made offsite notifications to the FBI,    |
| Maine Game Warden, and the Lincoln County, Maine Sheriff's Office due to     |
| duck hunters shooting in the direction of the plant from an island 50-100    |
| feet away from plant property.  There were no injuries to plant personnel    |
| and no damage to plant property.  The hunters were approached by plant       |
| security personnel and subsequently found another place to hunt.             |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39452       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|LICENSEE:  PSI CORPORATION                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:52[EST]|
|    CITY:  WHEAT RIDGE              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  928-02                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PHILIP EGIDI                 |                             |
|  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 DUE TO LOST TROXLER DENSITY GAUGE                     |
|                                                                              |
| "At about 4:45 PM [CST] our time last evening (12/16/02) we received a call  |
| from PSI Corporate in Illinois.  Their Colorado license number is 928-02 for |
| the Wheat Ridge Office. They reported a lost moisture-density gauge which    |
| apparently fell out of the back of a truck on a highway construction project |
| located on Hwy 85, between Hwy 7 & 136th earlier in the day. According to    |
| the RSO [Radiation Safety Officer], the technician admitted that the device  |
| was not secured in the back of the truck during movement. It is not clear    |
| yet whether the tailgate was down or not.  PSI reported the gauge loss to    |
| CSP [Colorado State Police] and Adam's County [Sheriff's Office]. They have  |
| also issued a reward for the return of the device.  Visual Inspection of the |
| shoulder and median failed to find the device, which was reported to be in   |
| the case.  RSO claims that the case is clearly marked with PSI's phone       |
| number and address, and is properly labeled according to regulatory          |
| requirements.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "It is a Troxler 3411-B, SN 12179."                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39453       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:55[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  R. STRICKLAND                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
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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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| SEABROOK EMERGENCY OFF-SITE SIRENS INOPERABLE                                |
|                                                                              |
| "There was a simultaneous inoperability of Mass. Emerg. Mgt. Agency          |
| Framingham and Tewksbury Region 1 siren activation equipment for [greater    |
| than] 1 hour. This is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)xiii.                |
| This condition has been corrected (~0900 today).                             |
| Both systems relied on a single uninterruptable power supply which had       |
| failed. This single failure vulnerability was previously identified and is   |
| scheduled to be modified in Jan. 2003."                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39454       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:24[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/29/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:17[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DON BRADLEY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PAUL FREDRICKSON     R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
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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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| 60 - DAY OPTIONAL 10 CFR 50.73 REPORT - INVALID ACTUATION OF THE AFW SYSTEM  |
|                                                                              |
| "60 DAY REPORT - INVALID ACTUATION OF SPECIFIED SYSTEM - This 60-day         |
| optional report as allowed by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), is being made under the    |
| reporting requirement in 10 CFR 50.73 (a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe an invalid   |
| actuation of a specified system, specifically the Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW)  |
| system. On October 29, 2002, at 0917, with Unit 1 in MODE 1 at 100% power,   |
| an invalid signal was generated on Train A of the AFW system during          |
| auxiliary safeguards testing. During the performance of resistance checks,   |
| technicians reported hearing relay chattering inside the # 1 AFW pump        |
| turbine control panel. Following the autostart of the 1A motor driven AFW    |
| pump, increased AFW flow was noted for steam generators 1A and 1B. This was  |
| indicative that valves in Train A of the AFW system had automatically        |
| repositioned, in addition to the 1A motor driven pump automatically          |
| starting. The pump was subsequently secured and the AFW system was returned  |
| to standby readiness. This was considered a partial system/train actuation.  |
| During this event, the AFW system performed as expected. This event was      |
| entered into the site specific corrective action program for resolution."    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of the event by the licensee.    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39455       |
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| REP ORG:  STEEL OF WEST VIRGINIA               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|LICENSEE:  STEEL OF WEST VIRGINIA               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:45[EST]|
|    CITY:  HUNTINGTON               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/16/2002|
|  COUNTY:  CABELL                    STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:        13:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  47-16310-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  DOCKET:  03028692                             |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PAUL FREDRICKSON     R2      |
|                                                |TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE POWELL                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ISAF 30.50(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| DAMAGED SOURCE HOLDER ON STEEL  LEVEL GAUGE                                  |
|                                                                              |
| At 1345 EST on 12/17/02, the licensee reported that at approximately 1300    |
| EST on 12/16/02, a radioactive source holder on a molten steel level gauge   |
| was damaged from molten metal at the Steel of West Virginia facility in      |
| Huntington, WV.   The gauge is a Kay-Ray, Model # 7060SD, Serial # S93K0407. |
| The gauge contains 500 millicuries of cesium-137.  The molten metal          |
| penetrated the outer casing on the holder and melted the lead shielding.     |
| The holder was placed in a shielded container and moved to a secure          |
| location.  The licensee is making arrangements for disposal.  A radiation    |
| survey of the area was conducted and no contamination or abnormal readings   |
| were detected.  The licensee notified NRC Region 2.                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39456       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:40[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EURMAN HENSON                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA HOWELL         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          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE OF PLANT OUTAGE EXCEEDING 3 DAYS               |
|                                                                              |
| At 1240, 12/17/02, Callaway Plant notified the Missouri Public Service       |
| Commission (MPSC) of a forced outage lasting longer than three days. This    |
| notification was performed in accordance with 4CSR240-20.080(3)(B) and       |
| included the following information:                                          |
|                                                                              |
| On Saturday, December 14, 2002, at 0420 the Callaway Plant shutdown while    |
| preparing to secure a condensate pump located in the non-radioactive         |
| secondary system. While shutdown, problems were discovered with a steam      |
| driven auxiliary feedwater pump and these problems had to be corrected prior |
| to returning the plant to service. Repairs to the steam driven auxiliary     |
| feedwater pump have been completed and it is anticipated that the Callaway   |
| Plant will return to service on December 17, 2002.                           |
|                                                                              |
| This ENS notification is being made in accordance with I0CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)  |
| for notification to another government agency.                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.          |
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