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Event Notification Report for March 20, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           03/19/2003 - 03/20/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39631  39666  39668  39671  39676  39679  39680  39681  



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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39631       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:30[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE AGENCY OF EXPIRED GREEN SEA TURTLE FOUND AT    |

| BARRIER NET                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC notification [is] being made due to state notification to [the] Florida |

| Wildlife Commission regarding a Green Sea Turtle found dead at barrier net   |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The turtle was found on the surface at the barrier net with no injuries or   |

| abnormalities except for fresh cuts common for turtles coming through pipes. |

| The cause of death is unknown at this time. A necropsy is planned.           |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/15/03 @ 1033 EST FROM TEREZAKIS TO CROUCH * * *            |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-15-03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. |

| The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The injuries to  |

| the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, |

| the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at |

| 0920 EST.  This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR  |

| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                            |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/19/03 AT 1222 EST FROM E. SUMNER TO RIPLEY  * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| "On 03/19/03 @ 1105 hrs., one loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of            |

| rehabilitation.  The injury to the turtle is not causal to plant operation.  |

| Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation    |

| Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1115 EST."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39666       |

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| REP ORG:  NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2003|

|LICENSEE:  CARDINAL HEALTH                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:00[EST]|

|    CITY:  ALBUQUERQUE              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/03/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NM |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL FLOYD                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| NEW MEXICO AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON LOST SOURCE                             |

|                                                                              |

| "On March 3, 2003, Cardinal Health in Albuquerque shipped out an ammo-can,   |

| via Federal Express Overnight, containing 1.251 Giga-Becquerel of I-131 in   |

| an inorganic salt, solid state to the Cardinal Health facility in Amarillo,  |

| TX. for delivery on 03/04/03. The Amarillo facility called on Tuesday,       |

| 03/04/03, to state they never received it. [DELETED ] placed a call with     |

| Federal Express immediately to trace the package. She continued to place     |

| calls with Federal Express on 03/05/03 and 03/06/03 to check on the status   |

| of the package. On each occasion, Federal Express stated they had yet to     |

| locate the package. On Friday 03/07/03 I called [DELETED ] at our Quality    |

| and Regulatory Dept. to notify them of the missing package. He, in turn,     |

| placed a call with the New Mexico Environment Dept. On Monday, 03/10/03, I   |

| called Federal Express and spoke with [DELETED ] of the Amarillo office. She |

| stated that they had done a thorough search of the Amarillo office and could |

| not find the package. She also stated that there was to be a search of the   |

| Memphis location and that they would hopefully know something by Tuesday     |

| 03/11/03. I notified [DELETED ] of my conversation with Federal Express. We  |

| did not hear anything from FedEx on Tuesday. On Wednesday 03/12/03, I called |

| FedEx again and spoke with a representative by the name of [DELETED]. She    |

| confirmed that the package had still not been located. I then contacted      |

| [DELETED ] again to report the information. I also left a message with the   |

| New Mexico Environment Dept. regarding the current state of the matter. We   |

| will continue to monitor the situation. The tracking number for the package  |

| is [DELETED]."                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL FROM W. FLOYD TO M. RIPLEY AT 1454 EST       |

| 03/19/03 * * *                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| The missing I-131 package was delivered to the licensee's pharmacy in        |

| Amarillo, TX on 03/18/03.  The package was in good condition and had not     |

| been opened.  The licensee continues to discuss the issue with FedEx to      |

| reduce recurrence of such events.                                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R4DO (C. Johnson) and NMSS EO (F. Brown) .                          |

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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!

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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39668       |

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| REP ORG:  REGIONS HOSPITAL                     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2003|

|LICENSEE:  REGIONS HOSPITAL                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:27[EST]|

|    CITY:  ST PAUL                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/07/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MN |EVENT TIME:        09:00[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  22-02003-04           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |KENNETH O'BRIEN      R3      |

|                                                |                             |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SOGARD                       |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BSUR 20.1906(d)(1)       SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS >|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| SURFACE CONTAMINATION ON AMMO BOX GREATER THAN ACCEPTABLE LIMITS             |

|                                                                              |

| On March 7 @ 0900 an ammo box was received from Syncor that measured         |

| 0.3mr/hr at the surface and had a wipe of approximately 9707 DPM (2200 DPM   |

| is acceptable).   Syncor was notified of the contamination on the box.  The  |

| box was put into the hospital's storage area until March 11 when the         |

| measurements taken were at background.  The box was than returned to         |

| Syncor.                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| * * * RETRACTION RECEIVED FROM R. SOGARD BY M. RIPLEY 1505 EST ON 03/19/03 * |

| * *                                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| After review of applicable reportability criteria and discussions with NRC   |

| Region 3, the licensee is retracting this notification.  Because the surface |

| contamination criteria for items received is actually 22,000 DPM (vice 2,200 |

| DPM for items being shipped), the box contamination is not reportable by     |

| this licensee.                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R3DO (J. Creed) and NMSS (F. Brown).                                |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39671       |

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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/14/2003|

|LICENSEE:  COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:13[EST]|

|    CITY:  CHICAGO                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/14/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|

|LICENSE#:  IL-01768-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/14/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |KENNETH O'BRIEN      R3      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JILL CLINGER                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| ILLINOIS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON LOST SOURCE                               |

|                                                                              |

| "On March 13, 2003 the RSO of Cook County Hospital called the Illinois       |

| Northern Regional office to report that an Sr-90 eye applicator source was   |

| missing from its storage location along with some exempt quantity            |

| calibration and reference sources and some associated records. A thorough    |

| survey of the facility had been conducted the previous two days with no      |

| success. This hospital is going through the process of relocating to new     |

| facilities immediately adjacent to the existing site. At first it was        |

| thought that these sources had been moved with other brachytherapy sources   |

| and had been merely overlooked in the transition. Further inspection showed  |

| that was not the case. Apparently the source has been mistakenly removed     |

| during efforts to clean and prepare the area for occupancy by another        |

| hospital department. This probably occurred at the end of January 2003 based |

| on interviews with several associated individuals. The room where the source |

| cabinet had been stored had been cleaned and its contents sent for disposal  |

| or relocation to the new oncology department on January 30 and 31. The       |

| Department sent an inspector to the facility the next morning, 14 March, to  |

| conduct interviews, perform monitoring, verify the extent of the search      |

| efforts undertaken to this point and make an independent evaluation of the   |

| reported fate of the device. Surveys of several areas with a variety of      |

| appropriate rate meters and probes including old and new storage locations,  |

| oncology departments, shipping and receiving docks, waste handling locations |

| and nuclear medicine departments were unsuccessful in recovery of the        |

| applicator. Interviews with the RSO, facility medical director, radiation    |

| oncologist, supervisory radiation technician and individuals who performed   |

| the clean out work do not provide any additional information as to the fate  |

| of the source as all state that they did not remove the source from its      |

| storage cabinet. The source was initially 35 milliCuries in 1955 and has     |

| since decayed to approximately 11 millicuries to date. The source does not   |

| appear in the NRC SSDR due to its age. The manufacturer is listed as         |

| TRAUSLAT with model number RA-1 and a serial number of 183. Given the        |

| situational circumstances, the existing presence of nearby brachytherapy     |

| sources of Cs-137 and a teletherapy source in the area, the limited access   |

| to the room, control of keys, and the disappearance of records along with    |

| check sources leads the RSO as well as the Department inspector to believe   |

| that the eye applicator and exempt quantity reference sources were           |

| inadvertently disposed as waste back in late January 2003. There is a slight |

| potential that the material may be discovered in the hospital as the various |

| departments continue their relocation to new facilities. The licensee will   |

| file the required report and the department will take appropriate action     |

| based on additional information received. Event reported to NRC Operations   |

| Center on at 1713 ET 14 March 2003 and assigned event number 39671."         |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39676       |

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| REP ORG:  DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION DEPOT           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/18/2003|

|LICENSEE:  DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION DEPOT           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:06[EST]|

|    CITY:  NEW CANTERBURY           REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/24/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  37-30062-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |

|                                                |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

+------------------------------------------------+THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID MACK                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| LOST AMERICIUM-241 SEALED SOURCES                                            |

|                                                                              |

| On 3/18/2003,  NRC Headquarters was informed by the master materials         |

| licensee (located in New Cumberland, PA) that on 3/17/2003, it was           |

| discovered by the licensee that two Americium-241 sealed sources were        |

| unaccounted for.  The sources were tracked to a shipment facility at Warner  |

| Robbins Air Force Base on 2/24/03, but there is no record that the sources   |

| were shipped out of the facility or where they might be stored.   The        |

| sources are contained in a laser transmitter/receiver and contain 4          |

| microcuries of Americium-241.                                                |

|                                                                              |

| * * * * UPDATE FROM D. MACK TO M. RIPLEY 1336 EST ON 03/19/03 * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| On 03/18/03, NRC Headquarters was informed that the laser                    |

| transmitter/receiver (S/N 10425) containing both Americium-241 sources was   |

| located at Laken Heath Air Force Base in England on 03/18/03.  Further       |

| investigation continues.                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R1DO (P. Eselgroth) and NMSS EO.                                    |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39679       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/19/2003|

|LICENSEE:  SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:11[EST]|

|    CITY:  SAN ANTONIO              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/18/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        14:15[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  L00775                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+MARVIN MENDONCA      NRR     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GLENN CORBIN                 |                             |

|  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 - PACKAGE RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF SURFACE CONTAMINATION |

| LIMITS                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was extracted from the licensee's report to the    |

| Texas Department of Health:                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| Package arrived and was unloaded with forklift at about 2:15 PM.  Wet wipe   |

| when it came in the door and found 2,500 cpm/290 cm2 above background (8,620 |

| dpm/100 cm2). Second wet wipe found 250 cpm/25 cm2 above background (9,600   |

| dpm/100 cm2).  Dry wipe of the wooden pallet found 450 cpm/300 cm2 above     |

| background (1,500 dpm/100 cm2)                                               |

| The cask was moved into the east Hot Cell, which has HEPA ventilation.  Wet  |

| wipes of forks of fork lift were clean; wet wipes of forks of pallet jack    |

| were clean.  The Truck was called back to check for contamination at 2:30    |

| PM.  The truck was frisked at about 3:00 PM and it was found that the truck  |

| was clean; the driver's hands were clean; the truck's pallet jack and dolly  |

| were clean; and the plywood boards on and by the cask were clean.  Dry wipes |

| were begun on the entire surface of the cask and pallet.  Wipes on top of    |

| cask and pallet had loose contamination ranging from 0 - 3,000 cpm/300 cm2   |

| above background (0 to 10,000 dpm/100 cm2).  The sides of cask and pallet    |

| had no loose contamination.  Isotope was determined to be Sc-46 by gamma     |

| spec.  It has a 83.8 day half life.  Talked to HP at Texas A&M, at about     |

| 3:15 PM and she described a Sc-46 airborne measurement, that the cask had    |

| been cleaned with Fantastic, and that release wipes showed very low          |

| contamination (below 75 dpm/100 cm2 contamination).                          |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39680       |

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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/19/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:16[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/19/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:04[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  E. HENSEN                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/19/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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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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| HATCH MODIFICATION COULD HAVE IMPACTED COMPLETION OF A CONTROL ROOM          |

| EVACUATION                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| "At 1104, 3/19/03, while operating at 100% power, Callaway Plant discovered  |

| that a modification performed on an equipment hatch impacted the ability to  |

| complete a Control Room evacuation in the event of a fire.  The modification |

| had installed a hatch in a floor penetration between elevations that had a   |

| latching mechanism installed on the bottom side of the hatch but the         |

| associated T-handle was not initially installed on top of the hatch.  The    |

| latch mechanism could still be operated from the top via a large opening in  |

| the hatch where a ladder passed through the hatch.  This modification could  |

| have resulted in the inability to access the area and valves below the hatch |

| that would require manipulation during a Control Room evacuation.   When     |

| this problem was identified, a T-handle was installed on top of the hatch    |

| for operating the latching mechanism and resolved the situation.             |

|                                                                              |

| "This event affects our commitment for the Control Room Fire Safe Shutdown   |

| analysis and is being reported as an unanalyzed condition per                |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)."                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R4DO (C. Johnson)                                                   |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39681       |

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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/19/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:15[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/19/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:30[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  David Jester                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/20/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        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   |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|1     N          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| SINK HOLE IN SITE STABILIZATION POND                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "The site stabilization pond has developed a sink hole which has created a   |

| partial bypass of the normal treatment system from an unauthorized release   |

| point. The stabilization pond receives water pumped from a Storm Drain Basin |

| which collects storm drainage from various areas around the site. This       |

| release from an unauthorized discharge point requires notification to the    |

| State of North Carolina in accordance with our NPDES permit. This report     |

| initiated per [50.72(b)(2)(xi)] due to State of North Carolina               |

| notification."                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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