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Event Notification Report for February 14, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           02/13/2003 - 02/14/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



37298  39575  39584  







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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37298       |

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| REP ORG:  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/07/2000|

|LICENSEE:  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:04[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        06/12/2000|

|  COUNTY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |

|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS McGOWAN                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BOV1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE |                             |

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| POTENTIAL PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE OF A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE AT SOUTHEAST         |

| MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY IN CAPE GIRARDEAU                                  |

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| HOO NOTE:   Information regarding the same event was reported to the NRC     |

| Operations Center on 09/01/00 by Engelhardt & Associates.  (Refer to event   |

| #37282.)                                                                     |

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| The licensee was advised by the NRC Region 3 Office to followup on the       |

| report made by Engelhardt & Associates because the work was performed on the |

| Southeast Missouri State University Campus.  The licensee is making this     |

| notification because they want to document that they are aware of this issue |

| and that they agree with the Engelhardt & Associates report.  Another reason |

| for the report is that there may be an issue of who the responsible party is |

| at this point in time.                                                       |

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| As a result of an NRC visit in February, Southeast Missouri State University |

| discovered that a spill had occurred in the basement of Magill Hall.         |

| Accordingly, Engelhardt & Associates was contracted to perform several tasks |

| including cleanup of the spill.  At the time, the spill was thought to be    |

| minor, and the licensee has since found out that the spill was quite major.  |

| In addition to cleanup of the spill, Engelhardt & Associates was contracted  |

| to help the licensee get ready for a waste haul and help prepare a new       |

| Radiation Plan.  An Engelhardt & Associates representative arrived on        |

| 06/12/00, and he worked in (and out) the basement of Magill Hall for 5       |

| days.                                                                        |

|                                                                              |

| On 09/01/00, the NRC Region 3 Office (Kevin Null) notified the licensee that |

| the Engelhardt & Associates employee had received a dose of 9 REM CEDE.  As  |

| a result, the licensee is in the process of trying to arrange followup       |

| testing for the Engelhardt & Associates employee.  The licensee has also     |

| hired another firm (SAIC) to cleanup some areas of Magill Hall because of a  |

| secondary spill that occurred quite some time ago.  SAIC representatives     |

| have been on campus for a 1-week period already and are expected to return   |

| to the campus on 09/18/00.  SAIC will also be handling the licensee's dose   |

| assessment.                                                                  |

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| Call the NRC operations officer for licensee contact information.            |

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| * * * UPDATE ON 2/13/02 FROM WALT LILLY TO MIKE RIPLEY /HOWIE CROUCH * * *   |

|                                                                              |

| Final bioassays and lung counts from individuals exposed during the above    |

| incident  indicate that another individual had an intake of Am-241.  This    |

| individual received an estimated intake of 9.4 nanocuries with a final dose  |

| assigned of  76 REM CDE to bone surfaces and 4.2 REM CEDE.  The individual   |

| is undergoing chelation therapy at this time.                                |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39575       |

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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/10/2003|

|LICENSEE:  PERKINELMER LIFE SCIENCES            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:29[EST]|

|    CITY:  BOSTON                   REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        07/18/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|

|LICENSE#:  00-3200               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/10/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GLENN MEYER          R1      |

|                                                |DON COOL     EO      NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CARPENITO                    |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| POTENTIALLY MISSING  PHOSPHORUS-32 SHIPPING PACKAGES                         |

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| Single packages containing P-32 (~14 day half-life) were destined for four   |

| different out-of-state locations (in CA, KS, NY and TX). Intended shipping   |

| dates were July 18, August 5 and August 6, 2002. Carrier reported packages   |

| potentially missing within 2-3 days after intended shipping dates. The       |

| per-package activities ranged from 250 microcuries to 1 millicurie. All      |

| subject radioactive material contents are presently well past ten            |

| half-lives. After several months of shipper-carrier joint investigation, the |

| cause(s) remain undetermined. Actions have been taken by shipper and carrier |

| to prevent recurrence.                                                       |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39584       |

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| FACILITY: DIABLO CANYON            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:45[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TONY CHITWOOD                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |

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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |

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|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

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| SIGNIFICANT INSERVICE INSPECTION FINDINGS FOR UNIT 2 STEAM GENERATOR TUBES   |

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| The following information was obtained from the Licensee via facsimile:      |

|                                                                              |

| "On February 13, 2003, during the Unit 2 eleventh refueling outage (2R11),   |

| eddy current data on SG [Steam Generator] 2-4 indicated that greater than    |

| one percent of the total tubes inspected were defective.  Most of the        |

| pluggable indications are due to outside diameter stress corrosion cracking  |

| (ODSCC) at the tube support plate intersections.  Eddy current examination   |

| of these tubes indicated that the ODSCC crack growth rate at the tube        |

| support plate exceeded the program predicted growth rates.  Preliminary      |

| calculations indicated the TS 5.6.10.d.5 limit for probability of burst      |

| (POB) was exceeded.                                                          |

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| "An additional defective tube in SG 2-4 row 5 tube bend has been identified  |

| that will be subject to additional insitu testing. PG&E has expanded the SG  |

| inspection scope and identified a team to prepare a root cause               |

| determination.                                                               |

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| "An NRC teleconference in accordance with TS 5.6.10.d.5 was held on February |

| 13, 2003, at 1000 PST, to provide initial notification of significant        |

| findings.  Additional teleconferences have been scheduled to provide         |

| additional inservice inspection results as they become available.            |

|                                                                              |

| "The NRC Resident Inspector and an additional onsite Region IV inspector     |

| were part of the teleconference presentation cited above."                   |

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