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Event Notification Report for January 9, 2003




                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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                              Event Reports For

                           01/08/2003 - 01/09/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39490  39495  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39490       |

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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/06/2003|

|LICENSEE:  CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND TESTING  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:58[EST]|

|    CITY:  Tempe                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/06/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:        16:00[MST]|

|LICENSE#:  7-98                  AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/06/2003|

|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |

|                                                |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY  V. GODWIN            |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT  - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                      |

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| "At approximately 7:30 AM, January 6, 2003, the Agency [Arizona Radiation    |

| Regulatory Agency] received a voice mail message advising that a Troxler     |

| Model 3440 device, Serial Number 30391, was missing from 4440 West Mountain  |

| View Road, Glendale, AZ.  The device contains 8 millicuries of Cesium-137    |

| and 40 millicuries of Americium-241:Berylium.  The information supplied      |

| indicated that there is [evidence] that the device was stolen.  LICENSEE     |

| believes the source disappeared between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM January 3, 2003. |

| Agency investigation indicates [that] the lock was cut and the device        |

| removed from the shipping case.  Glendale Police Department is also          |

| investigating this event, report number 03-972.                              |

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| "The LICENSEE and the Agency continue to investigate this event.             |

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| "The States of CA, CO, NV, NM, and UT and U.S. NRC and the U.S. FBI are      |

| being notified of this event.  Mexico is also being informed of this event." |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39495       |

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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/08/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:23[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/08/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:00[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREG JANAK                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/08/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JASON FLEMMING               +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |

|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   |

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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| LOSS OF ENS AND OFFSITE COMMUNICATION                                        |

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| "At 04:00 on 01/08/03, normal offsite communications were lost. This         |

| included normal telephone lines, ring down lines to State and County         |

| officials, and the ENS line to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.            |

| Communications were still available with the STP Coordinator via the ring    |

| down line and the 800 MHz radio. Also had communications established with    |

| offsite personnel via a satellite phone and cellular phones. Communications  |

| with Emergency Response Organization personnel was still available through   |

| backup notification instructions.                                            |

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| "Normal communications were restored at 07:10 on 01/08/03.                   |

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| "This is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).                      |

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| "The cause of this event was due to the tripping of a breaker that supplies  |

| power to our offsite communications equipment. This equipment has a battery  |

| backup and the battery supplied power to the communications equipment until  |

| it lost it's energy."                                                        |

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| NRC Resident inspector notified.                                             |

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