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Event Notification Report for March 26, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           03/25/2003 - 03/26/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39684  39685  39689  39696  39697  39698  39699  39700  39701  39702  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39684       |

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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/20/2003|

|LICENSEE:  CONAM INSPECTION INC                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:37[EST]|

|    CITY:  GLENDALE HEIGHTS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/20/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:        16:37[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  IL-01225-22           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/20/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |JAMES CREED          R3      |

|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+BRUCE MALLETT        R2      |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE KLINGER                  |GARY SHEAR           R3      |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |JOHN DAVIDSON        TAS     |

+------------------------------------------------+DOE, EPA, USDA (FAX)         |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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|                                                |                             |

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| MISSING RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA CONTAINING AN IRIDIUM-192 RADIOACTIVE SOURCE      |

|                                                                              |

| "A Department inspector in the W. Chicago Regional Office, took a call ago   |

| from the  RSO of Conam Inspection Inc. (lL-01225-22) in Glendale Heights,    |

| IL.  The RSO reported that a radiography camera [Model 660-B, S/N B2872]     |

| containing 86 Ci [Curies] of Ir-192 [Iridium-192], as of March 20, 2003,     |

| destined for the Sequoyah Power Plant  in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee had failed  |

| to arrive as of the expected delivery date 3/17/2003.  He further stated     |

| that the carrier has been contacted daily since 3/18/03 for information as   |

| to the package's whereabouts with no success.   As of 1515 hrs. on 3/20/03,  |

| the carrier indicated to him that the package may have been misrouted and    |

| can only confirm the package leaving a sorting facility in Lisle, Illinois   |

| with potential stops in South Bend, Indiana and the carrier's hazmat center  |

| in Wilmington, Ohio.  The RSO was advised that a thorough search was being   |

| conducted by the carrier's  personnel.                                       |

|                                                                              |

| "The RSO  is sensitive to the current security issues and wanted to ensure   |

| the situation was promptly reported and to indicate some extent of           |

| frustration with the carrier although he hoped that the carrier would indeed |

| locate the package.  The package is in a black AEA Technology [Model 424-9,  |

| Sealed Source] overpack box marked with S/N 853 and labeled as a 'Yellow     |

| II.' The RSO provided a copy of the shipping paper that included the         |

| specific information concerning  the radiography camera, the package         |

| tracking number, and a contact number at the carrier.  The  department used  |

| this information and made direct contact with the carrier.  Carrier          |

| confirmed the above information and is continuing their search.  In fact,    |

| the carrier reported this event to the NRC Operations Center as did NRC      |

| Region II."                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| * * *  UPDATE ON 3/21/03 AT 1544 EST VIA EMAIL FROM JOE KLINGER TO ARLON     |

| COSTA  * * *                                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| "A Department inspector  in the W. Chicago Regional Office, took a call  ago |

| from the  RSO of Conam Inspection Inc. (IL-01225-22) in  Glendale Heights,   |

| IL.  The RSO reported that a radiography camera containing 86 Ci of Ir-192,  |

| as of March 20, 2003, destined for the Sequoya Power Plant  in Soddy Daisy,  |

| Tennessee, had failed to arrive as of the expected delivery date 3/17/2003.  |

| He further stated that the carrier has been contacted daily since 3/18/03    |

| for information as to the package's whereabouts with no success.   As of     |

| 1515 hrs. on 3/20/03,  the carrier indicated to him that the package may     |

| have been misrouted and can only confirm the package leaving a sorting       |

| facility in Lisle, Illinois with potential stops in South Bend,  Indiana and |

| the carrier's hazmat center in Wilmington,  Ohio.  The RSO was advised that  |

| a thorough search was being conducted by the carrier's  personnel.           |

|                                                                              |

| "The RSO  is sensitive to the current security issues and wanted to ensure   |

| the situation was promptly reported and to indicate some extent of           |

| frustration with the carrier although he hoped that the carrier would indeed |

| locate the package.  The package is in a black AEA Technology  overpack box  |

| marked with S/N 853 and labeled as a 'Yellow II'. The RSO has been asked for |

| a copy of the shipping paper that includes the specific information of the   |

| radiography camera, the package tracking number, and a contact number at the |

| carrier so that the Department may make direct inquiries with the company.   |

|                                                                              |

| "On 21 March departmental inspectors proceeded to the Lisle, Illinois        |

| Airborne Express distribution facility to survey the area to try and locate  |

| the device.  At approximately 0930 on 21 March [DELETED], Conam, notified    |

| the department that the camera was located by Airborne Express at one of     |

| their facilities in Springdale, South Carolina.  The camera will be          |

| transported to its original destination at Soddy Daisy, TN.  Upon learning   |

| this information, the departmental inspectors immediately terminated their   |

| survey of the Lisle Airborne Express facility.  The problem appeared to be a |

| failure to follow the appropriate procedure by Airborne Express for their    |

| hazmat packages.  The Airborne Express procedures are adequate and are       |

| routinely used effectively but for this package they made an error that      |

| resulted in the hazmat package being sent to their standard package          |

| processing facility in Atlanta and subsequently inadvertently sent to        |

| Springdale, SC.  Airborne Express is reviewing possible actions to prevent   |

| recurrence.  NRC was notified by phone and email that the camera had been    |

| located.  The event was assigned event number 39684."                        |

|                                                                              |

| Notified NMSS EO (Camper), R3DO (Creed), R2DO (Julian) and via fax DOE, EPA, |

| USDA, HHS, FEMA and DHS.                                                     |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39685       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/21/2003|

|LICENSEE:  LAW ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVI|NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:58[EST]|

|    CITY:  FORT WORTH               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/21/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        03:40[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  L05490-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |

|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN, JR.          |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                |

|                                                                              |

| "Gauge operator was working the swing shift supporting operations of         |

| construction of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in Dallas, Texas.       |

| Enroute to company office, he stopped by his residence from 3:00 a.m. to     |

| 3:40 a.m. for breakfast.  Before departing for the storage location, 2200    |

| Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, he noted that the gauge and chain were missing     |

| from his company [Law Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.] truck      |

| (Black Ford, F-150).  The stolen gauge is a Troxler 3411 B, Serial No.       |

| 10732, with two sealed sources: Cs-137, 8 millicuries, Serial No. 40-8208    |

| and AM-241/Be, 40 millicuries, Serial No. 46-2134.  A report of the theft    |

| was made to the White Settlement Police Department and to his supervisor,    |

| [DELETED].  The gauge, chain, and lock are completely missing from the       |

| vehicle.                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| "Licensee notified White Settlement Police Department, and Texas Department  |

| of Health/Bureau of Radiation Control, TDH/BRC will notify NRC, INEEL,       |

| Troxler Electronic Labs, and the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New |

| Mexico, and Oklahoma, as well as, the country of Mexico.                     |

|                                                                              |

| "Media attention: None at this time.  Licensee is debating notifications to  |

| local media and possibly offering a reward for return of the gauge."         |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39689       |

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| REP ORG:  ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2003|

|LICENSEE:  GALLET AND ASSOCIATES                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:44[EST]|

|    CITY:  HOMEWOOD                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        03/22/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:        09:30[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  991                   AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |

|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES L. MCNEES              |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                        |

|                                                                              |

| "At 11:12 a.m. on Saturday March 22, 2003 James L. McNees of the Office of   |

| Radiation Control was contacted at his home by Mr. Tad Nelson of Gallet and  |

| Associates, (Alabama Radioactive Material License No. 991) and notified that |

| at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning that a Campbell Pacific model MC-3  |

| moisture density gauge had been stolen from the back of a company pickup     |

| truck at an employee's home.  Nelson stated that the Homewood (Alabama)      |

| Police Department was currently at the location investigating.  The device   |

| contains approximately 10 mCi [millicuries] of Cs-137 and 40 mCi             |

| [millicuries] of Am-241.  Nelson further stated that the shipping container  |

| housing the device was locked, as was the control mechanism on the device,   |

| and that the thief(s) reportedly obtained the device by cutting the chain by |

| which the shipping container was locked to the bed of the truck.             |

|                                                                              |

| "Alabama Emergency Management Agency was notified at 11:28 a.m., who [in     |

| turn] alerted other civil authorities in the Jefferson County area.  The     |

| principal concern being that once the thief discovers that the stolen device |

| has little value at sale, and is hazardous, that it will be abandoned.       |

|                                                                              |

| "Mr. Nelson agreed that if the device was not recovered by this afternoon    |

| that a press release should be made.  At 5:00 p.m. today, March 22, 2003,    |

| the writer was informed by Mr. Nelson that the device had not been           |

| recovered.  Both agreed that Gallet and Associates should forward the        |

| attached press release to local Jefferson County media outlets.              |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee, Gullet & Associates, issued the following Press Release on     |

| March 22, 2003:                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "Around or before 9:30 on March 22, 2003, a moisture-density gauge           |

| containing sealed sources of radioactive material was stolen from its case   |

| locked to a truck owned by Gallet & Associates, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama. |

| The truck was parked at a home in the Edgewood community of Homewood,        |

| Alabama near the Palisades Shopping Center.  The Homewood Police Department  |

| was notified and is continuing their investigation.                          |

|                                                                              |

| "The Attached is a sketch of the gauge stolen.  Labels indicating the device |

| is radioactive should be visible on the gauge itself.  Normally the          |

| radioactive sealed source is locked in a safe position.  The device does not |

| pose a health hazard as long as it is not tampered with or handled by        |

| untrained individuals.  Please notify the Homewood Police Department at      |

| (205) 877-8637, Gallet & Associates, Inc. at (205) 942-1289, the Alabama     |

| Division of Radiation Control at 1-800-582-1866, or your local police        |

| department if found.                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "Since the device and sale of such is regulated it therefore has no resale   |

| value and can only be used to determine the moisture content and density of  |

| soils by licensed, qualified personnel.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| "A reward is offered for the recovery or information leading to the recovery |

| of the device."                                                              |

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39696       |

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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/25/2003|

|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:15[EST]|

| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        03/24/2003|

|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        00:30[CST]|

|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/25/2003|

|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+

|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |MICHAEL PARKER       R3      |

|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+JOHN JOLICOEUR       IRO     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM WHITE                    |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| BULLETIN 91-01 24 HOUR REPORT FOR CRITICALITY CONTROL                        |

|                                                                              |

| At 0030 on 3-24-03, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified that   |

| nine (9) pallets of process equipment containing less than a safe uranium    |

| mass and spaced 2 feet edge to edge were discovered in C-335. NCSA GEN-010   |

| requires that the total uranium mass of an equipment group be independently  |

| verified and documented to be less than or equal to a safe mass based on the |

| highest assay according to CP2-PO-FO1031. No documentation exists to support |

| that the total uranium mass was verified or independently verified according |

| to CP2-PO-FO1031 in violation of NCSA GEN-010.                               |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.           |

|                                                                              |

| PGDP Assessment and Tracking Report No. ATR 03-0876; PGDP Event Report No.   |

| PAD-2003-006, NRC Event Worksheet [EN 39696].                                |

|                                                                              |

| Responsible Division: Operations                                             |

|                                                                              |

| SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENTS:                                               |

|                                                                              |

| Although the total mass of the grouped items was not independently verified  |

| to be less than a safe mass, no single pallet contains greater than 35       |

| pounds of uranium. The highest enrichment of any item was 2.0 wt. % 235U.    |

| The safe mass for uranium at 2.0 wt. % 235U is approximately 250 pounds.     |

|                                                                              |

| POTENTIAL CRITICALITY PATHWAYS INVOLVED (BRIEF SCENARIO(S) OF HOW            |

| CRITICALITY COULD OCCUR                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| In order for a criticality to be possible, greater than a safe mass of       |

| uranium must be accumulated and then become moderated.                       |

|                                                                              |

| CONTROLLED PARAMETERS MASS. MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION, ETC         |

|                                                                              |

| Double contingency is maintained by implementation of two controls           |

| (verification and independent verification) of mass.                         |

|                                                                              |

| ESTIMATED AMOUNT, ENRICHMENT, FORM OF LICENSED MATERIAL (INCLUDE PROCESS     |

| LIMIT AND % WORST CASE CRITICAL MASS);                                       |

|                                                                              |

| No single pallet has greater than 35 pounds of uranium and the highest assay |

| of any Item is 2.0 wt. % 235U. The safe mass for this assay is 250 pounds.   |

|                                                                              |

| NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROL(S) OR CONTROL SYSTEM(S) AND DESCRIPTION   |

| OF THE FAILURES OR DEFICIENCIES                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The first leg of double contingency is based on mass. NCSA GEN-010 requires  |

| that the total uranium mass of grouped items be verified less than the UH    |

| [Uncomplicated Handling] mass limit and documented. No documentation exists  |

| that substantiates that this verification was performed; therefore, this     |

| control was violated. However, since none of the groups contain greater than |

| a safe mass this parameter was not exceeded.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The second leg of double contingency is based on mass. NCSA GEN-010 requires |

| that the total uranium mass of grouped items be independently verified less  |

| than the UH mass limit and documented in accordance with CP2-PO-FO1031. No   |

| documentation exists that substantiates that this independent verification   |

| was performed; therefore, this control was violated.                         |

|                                                                              |

| Even though the mass parameter was maintained, double contingency is based   |

| on two controls on mass. Since neither control was maintained, double        |

| contingency was not maintained.                                              |

|                                                                              |

| CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND WHEN EACH WAS IMPLEMENTED:  |

|                                                                              |

| 1. Properly group and document each pallet according to CP2-CO-CN2030.       |

| 2. Upon completion of corrective action 1 for each of the 9 pallets, the     |

| exclusion zone and postings may be removed.                                  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39697       |

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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:41[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/25/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WADSWORTH                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/25/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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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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| DISCOVERY OF CRIMANAL ACT INVOLVING FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION PERTAINING  |

| TO ACCESS SCREENING                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| Compensatory measures taken by Licensee upon discovery.  The NRC Resident    |

| Inspector was notified.                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| Contact HOO for additional information.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| SEE EVENTS # 39698 AND 39700                                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39698       |

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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:57[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/25/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRADLEY                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/25/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |

|                                                   |                          |

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| DISCOVERY OF CRIMANAL ACT INVOLVING FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION PERTAINING  |

| TO ACCESS SCREENING                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| Compensatory measures taken by Licensee upon discovery.  The NRC Resident    |

| Inspector will be notified.                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| Contact HOO for additional information.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| SEE EVENTS # 39697 AND 39700                                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39699       |

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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:42[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        03/25/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:21[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN JOHNSON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/25/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |MICHAEL PARKER       R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |BILL BATEMAN         NRR     |

|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |JOHN JOLICOEUR       IRO     |

|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|DAVE BARDEN          FEMA    |

|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |JAMES DYER           RA      |

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

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

|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| ALERT DECLARED DUE TO LOSS OF SHUTDOWN COOLING                               |

|                                                                              |

| The reactor is shutdown for a refueling outage since 3/17/03.  An alert      |

| declaration was made on 3/25/03 at 1121 EST due to loss of shutdown cooling. |

| Time to boil is estimated to be less than fifty five (55) minutes.  Plant    |

| status is degrading.  There are no radioactivity releases in progress.  The  |

| current  wind direction is from 270 to 90 degrees.  The wind speed is eight  |

| (8) miles per hour, class B stability with no precipitation.  Mitigating     |

| responses by the Licensee are in progress.                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The U.S. NRC entered the Monitoring Phase of Normal Mode at 1159 at EST.     |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 3/25/03 AT 1233 EST FROM JONATHAN SEGUNDO TO HQ OPERATIONS     |

| CENTER***                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The Alert condition was terminated and the Station entered an Unusual Event  |

| at 12:31 EST due to loss of offsite power.  Shutdown cooling was restored at |

| 11:41 EST.  Plant systems are being powered by the Emergency Diesel          |

| Generators.  Reactor Coolant System temperature is at 104 degrees            |

| Fahrenheit.  There are no radioactivity releases in progress.                |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 3/25/03 AT 1824 EST FROM AMY HAZELHOFF TO ARLON COSTA***       |

|                                                                              |

| "Nuclear Management Company is providing additional information related to   |

| event notification 39699, which was reported at 1121 [1142] EST on March 25, |

| 2003.  This information is provided for completeness of reportability        |

| requirements.  The event reported earlier  is also reportable under the      |

| following criteria:                                                          |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A), due to actuation of the emergency diesel generators |

| and                                                                          |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(B), due to loss of shutdown cooling.                     |

|                                                                              |

| "Additionally, a press release has been issued.  Therefore, a report is      |

| required per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) for notification to offsite agencies.      |

| Palisades remains in an Unusual Event until a qualified offsite circuit is   |

| supplying a vital bus.  The plant is currently stable.  The root cause [of   |

| this incident] is not yet known."                                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notifications of this update were made by the Licensee to the NRC Resident   |

| Inspector, the state, local and other government agencies, and a press       |

| release was issued on this incident.                                         |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39700       |

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| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:42[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        03/25/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Daniel Durham                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/25/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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  |

|3     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| DISCOVERY OF CRIMINAL ACT INVOLVING FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION PERTAINING  |

| TO ACCESS SCREENING                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| Compensatory measures taken by Licensee upon discovery.  The NRC Resident    |

| Inspector will be notified.                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| Contact HOO for additional information.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| SEE EVENTS #39697 AND 39698.                                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39701       |

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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:30[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/25/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:58[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT BOESCH                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PAMELA HENDERSON     R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF MEDICAL CONDITION                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3/25/03 at 23:45 [EST] the Main Control Room was notified that an        |

| individual with a medical condition (believed to be a kidney stone) needed   |

| to be transported to the hospital by ambulance.  An ambulance was dispatched |

| to the site.   The individual was not contaminated.   The individual was     |

| transported to a local hospital for treatment.                               |

|                                                                              |

| "The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency was notified at 23:58 [EST].   |

| Due to notification to another government agency, this event is reportable   |

| under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)."                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39702       |

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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/26/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:04[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        03/26/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:45[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE BENNET                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/26/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |

|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|2     M/R        Y       61       Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| SHUTDOWN REQUIRED BY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS                                |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3/26/03 at 02:45 [CST], Unit 2 experienced a trip of the 2B              |

| Recirculation system variable frequency drive (VFD).  The 2A VFD had tripped |

| earlier in the shift.  This resulted in entry into Technical Specification   |

| 3.4.1 .B, which requires the plant to be placed in Mode 3 within 12 hours.   |

| The unit was manually scrammed at this time in accordance with plant         |

| procedures.                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "This event is reportable within 4 hours per 10CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(i) as 'The   |

| initiation of any nuclear plant shutdown required by the plant's Technical   |

| Specifications'.  It is also reportable per 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) and     |

| 10CFR 50.73(a)(2)(i)(A) and (iv)(B)."                                        |

|                                                                              |

| The cause of the Recirculation System VFD is being investigated.  The        |

| licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                                |

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