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Event Notification Report for April 10, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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                              Event Reports For

                           04/09/2003 - 04/10/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39739  39741  39744  39745  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39739       |

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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/07/2003|

|LICENSEE:  AM ENGINEERING AND TESTING, INC.     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|

|    CITY:  FT. PIERCE               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/07/2003|

|  COUNTY:  FT. PIERCE                STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|

|LICENSE#:  3013-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/07/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON        TAT     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES ADAMS (E-MAIL)       |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION INCIDENT INVOLVING TWO TROXLER       |

| DENSITY GAUGES                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was obtained from State of Florida Bureau of       |

| Radiation Control via e-mail:                                                |

|                                                                              |

| On 4/05/03, a truck transporting a load of hazardous chemicals and two       |

| Troxler moisture density gauges was involved in an early morning accident.   |

| As a result of the accident, the truck caught fire and burned up.  It was    |

| not known until 4/07/03, when a copy of the bill of lading was obtained,     |

| that the truck was carrying radioactive material.  The Troxler gauges were   |

| being returned to the licensees from Troxler, Inc. after being calibrated.   |

| The gauges have not yet been located.  Florida is investigating.             |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39741       |

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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/07/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:36[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        04/07/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:19[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE LYNCH                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |BRUCE BOGER          NRR     |

|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |RICHARD WESSMAN      IRO     |

|                                                |WILLIAM KANE         ET      |

|                                                |HUBERT MILLER        RA      |

|                                                |FEMA                         |

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| UNUSUAL EVENT                                                                |

|                                                                              |

| At 2201, a fire started in the pressurizer doghouse.  Welding operations     |

| were ongoing in the upper part of the space, and a slag catchment device     |

| lower in the space caught fire.  The fire brigade responded to the scene.    |

| At 2219, the licensee declared an Unusual Event because of an ongoing fire   |

| in the vital area for greater than 15 minutes.  At 2234, the fire was put    |

| out by pouring water down onto the fire from above, and a reflash watch was  |

| set.  There was no damage noted to plant equipment, and no injuries to       |

| personnel.                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the surrounding         |

| counties.                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE AT 2309 ON 4/7/03 FROM DAVE SEPANICH TO ERIC THOMAS * * *       |

|                                                                              |

| At 2300, the licensee secured from the Unusual Event.  There was no damage   |

| noted to plant components, and scaffolding will be erected to conduct        |

| further inspections.                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the surrounding         |

| counties.                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE AT 0008 ON 4/8/03 FROM MIKE KORSNICK TO ERIC THOMAS * * *       |

|                                                                              |

| The cause of the fire was slag from welding operations that fell through     |

| some fire blankets and ignited the herculite underneath.  A fire brigade     |

| member will be sent back into the space this morning to conduct further      |

| damage assessment.                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1502 EST ON 4/9/03 FROM MARK GECKLE TO S.SANDIN * * *           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee provided the following information as an update to this         |

| report:                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| "During the three-minute time period 2231 to 2234 on 4/7/03, the criterion   |

| for upgrade to Alert was met.  However, the fire was reported out prior to   |

| Alert declaration (i.e., Alert criterion no longer applicable).  Note:  This |

| update is being made in accordance with administrative requirements."        |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee explained that the Alert declaration would have been required   |

| in accordance with NUMARC guidelines NUMARC/NESP-007 Revision 2.  However,   |

| these guidelines allow 15 minutes to recognize that the Alert criterion was  |

| satisfied and it was during this period when the fire was reported out.      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R1DO(Trapp).     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39744       |

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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:14[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN MORGAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |

|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   |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO LETHAL SHORT- NOSE STURGEON TAKE                 |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| "A sturgeon was recovered from the Circulating Water intake during normal    |

| trash raking.  Environmental Licensing was notified to determine the species |

| of sturgeon.  It was determined to be a shortnose sturgeon (Endangered).     |

| Initially the sturgeon was alive and injured.  Following recovery, the       |

| sturgeon died.  The National Fisheries and the New Jersey D.E.P. [Department |

| of Environmental Protection] was notified."                                  |

|                                                                              |

| Additionally, the Licensee notified Lower Alloway Township.                  |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39745       |

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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:42[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:43[MST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES BLAZEK                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVE LOVELESS        R4      |

|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   |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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|3     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

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| UNATTENDED SECURITY HANDGUN FOUND IN THE PROTECTED AREA                      |

|                                                                              |

| Immediate compensatory measures taken upon discovery.                        |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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