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Event Notification Report for December 26, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/24/2002 - 12/26/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39462  39469  39471  39472  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39462       |
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| REP ORG:  NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2002|
|LICENSEE:  HOLDREGE, NE COUNTRY CLUB            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:20[EST]|
|    CITY:  HOLDREGE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  GL0200                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TRUDY HILL                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A LOST EXIT SIGN                            |
|                                                                              |
| Lost tritium source (exit sign).  Purchased in 1987, 15 Curies at time of    |
| purchase.  Lost at Holdrege, NE Country Club following a renovation.         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39469       |
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| REP ORG:  NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  P & M CONSTRUCTION INC.              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:07[EST]|
|    CITY:  PONDEROSA                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NM |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  DM159-03              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |CHARLES COX          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MILLER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN TROXLER DENSITY MOISTURE GAUGE                                        |
|                                                                              |
| P & M Construction, Inc notified the state on 12/12/02 that a Troxler model  |
| 3411B (serial # 12073) density moisture gauge was stolen from their shop in  |
| Ponderosa, New Mexico sometime in September or October of this year.  The    |
| gauge contained a 9 millicurie Cs-137 source (serial # 409584) and a 50      |
| millicurie Am-241: Be source (serial # 477368).  The gauge was locked in its |
| transport container with a locked chain securing the container.  This chain  |
| was cut and the locked container was removed from the shop.  A police report |
| was made.                                                                    |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39471       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:57[EST]|
|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  828-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN VAMVAKIAS              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DELIVERY DRIVER CONTAMINATED WHEN HANDLING SHIPMENT |
| PACKAGES                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| On 12/12/02 a Mallinckrodt, Inc. delivery driver was contaminated with       |
| Iodine-131 due to handling three packages picked up from University Hospital |
| in Denver, CO.   The contamination was discovered upon the driver's return   |
| to the Mallinckrodt facility.  The driver's hands were successfully          |
| decontaminated and subsequent bioassays indicated no readings above action   |
| levels.  The three contaminated packages and the driver's lab coat were      |
| bagged and isolated.  No further contamination was found.  Upon              |
| investigation, it was determined that a nuclear medicine technologist at     |
| University Hospital had contaminated her gloves while handling an I-131      |
| capsule and then handled the shipping boxes without changing her gloves.     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39472       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/25/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:09[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/25/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:03[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN DUFF                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/25/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |STEPHEN CAHILL       R2      |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE FOR GREATER THAN 1 HOUR       |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1603 hours on 12/25/02, the Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS)       |
| portion of the Emergency Response Facility Computer System (ERFCS) was noted |
| to be inoperable, due to all outputs being displayed in magenta  color.      |
|                                                                              |
| "Troubleshooting of the ERFCS determined that the Central Emergency          |
| Operations Facility (CEOF) input into the ERFCS was causing the system to    |
| fail. The CEOF input into the  "A" ERFCS was defeated and at 1714 hours on   |
| 12/25/02 the ERFCS and SPDS were returned to service,                        |
|                                                                              |
| "SPDS was out of service for greater then 1 hour, which is considered a      |
| major loss of emergency assessment capability.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made in accordance with I0CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii)."       |
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