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Event Notification Report for March 13, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           03/12/2003 - 03/13/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39655  39662  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39655       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/10/2003|

|LICENSEE:  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, PSI|NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:54[EST]|

|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/08/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        12:45[CST]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/10/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |

|                                                |KEVIN HSUEH          NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GLENN CORBIN                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |

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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 TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                |

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| "A Troxler model #3430 (serial number 27095), portable moisture/density      |

| gauge was reported stolen from the Texas Medical Center construction project |

| site located at 2450 Holcomb, Houston, Texas between 12:45 p.m.  and 1:30    |

| p.m. CT on Saturday, March 8, 2003.  This device is bright yellow,           |

| approximately 11" long x 8" wide x 5" tall with two metal posts              |

| approximately 18" tall protruding from the top of the device and a locked    |

| handle at the top. The device contains two sealed sources (isotopes)         |

| double-encapsulated in stainless steel, and is licensed by the Texas         |

| Department of Health.  When not in use, the device emits low-level energy    |

| equivalent to a single chest x-ray, which poses no threat unless the device  |

| is tampered with.                                                            |

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| "A police report has been filed with the Houston Police Department.          |

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| "The company is offering a $500.00 reward for the return of the device on    |

| the 'no-questions-asked' bases.  If found, please do not move the device and |

| contact the Houston Police Department  and refer to police report no.        |

| 032141303E.  If anyone has any information regarding the theft of the device |

| please [call PSI]."                                                          |

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| The State of Texas believes the Troxler moisture density gauge contains 10   |

| millicuries of Cesium-137 and 40 millicuries of Am/Be-241.                   |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39662       |

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| FACILITY: FARLEY                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/12/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:13[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/12/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:25[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WAYNE VAN LANDINGHAM         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/12/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID AYRES          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   |

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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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| FUEL OIL SPILL                                                               |

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| "At 0025 [on] 3/12/03, notification was made to offsite government agencies, |

| the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center and the Alabama Department of  |

| Environment Management.  The notification was required because approximately |

| 50 gallons of fuel oil were spilled on site reaching on site waters.         |

| Control measures were implemented to prevent oil from reaching navigable     |

| waters.  Plant operations were unaffected."                                  |

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| The source of the spill was the fuel oil storage tank for 2 "C" Emergency    |

| Diesel Generator.  While in the process of filling the tank, the worker      |

| became distracted and did not secure at 96 percent full per procedure.  This |

| was not a 'reportable quantity'.                                             |

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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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