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Event Notification Report for April 18, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           04/17/2003 - 04/18/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39755  39756  39766  39767  39768  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39755       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/14/2003|

|LICENSEE:  ALBEMARELE CORPORATION               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:34[EDT]|

|    CITY:  PASADENA                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/11/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        14:00[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  L04072-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/14/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |

|                                                |JANET SCHLUETER      NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES OGDEN                  |                             |

|  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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| TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR FIRE DAMAGED THREE SOURCE HOLDERS           |

|                                                                              |

| "Fire detectors activated in the multi-Product Unit 1 on Friday afternoon,   |

| insulation and sheeting on the unit were damaged by the fire. Three Ohmart   |

| SH-F1 source holders were installed on the unit. Each source holder contains |

| a Cesium-137 source with an estimated activity of 120 millicuries each. The  |

| on-site fire department was notified and extinguished the fire. It was       |

| suspect that the gauges had been engulfed in the fire. However, after        |

| notification to Techstar, an on-site visit for inspection and verification   |

| determined that none of the gauges were burned in the fire but had been      |

| affected by the heat of the fire. It has been explained that the detectors   |

| were damaged. The Techstar firm confirms that all labels are intact and      |

| legible. A leak test was performed on each unit for gross contamination and  |

| a radiation survey and occupancy evaluation was performed. No contamination  |

| was detected. The ion chamber detectors will have to be replaced, as the     |

| greater part of the fire was on the detector side of the vessels. Techstar   |

| placed the three units shutters in the closed position until repairs to the  |

| facility can be made. Estimated time to repair the facility is approximately |

| 10 working days. After repair the ion detectors will be replaced and the     |

| gauges will be tested by Techstar."                                          |

|                                                                              |

| Notified NMSS EO (F. Brown)                                                  |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39756       |

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| REP ORG:  NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/14/2003|

|LICENSEE:  ACCLAIM MATERIAL TESTING AND INSPECTI|NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:05[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Las Vegas                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/10/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NV |EVENT TIME:        17:30[PDT]|

|LICENSE#:  00-11-0470-01         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CLAUDE JOHNSON       R4      |

|                                                |JANET SCHLUETER      NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STAN MARSHALL                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| LOST MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| A Campbell Pacific Nuclear Model MC-DR1P s/n MD20200680 moisture/density     |

| gauge was lost out of a transport vehicle on 4/10/03.  The gauge contains 10 |

| millicuries of Cs-137 and 50 millicuries of Am-241:Be.  The gauge was not    |

| properly secured in the transport vehicle prior to transportation.           |

| Licensee's corrective actions included a meeting with all gauge users on     |

| 4/14/03, and issuing an orange cone to be put in the back of each transport  |

| vehicle to remind users to secure gauges before transport.  Local law        |

| enforcement was notified of this event.  The licensee may issue a violation  |

| letter for failure to follow procedures.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R4 DO (C. Johnson) and NMSS EO (F. Brown)                           |

|                                                                              |

| *****UPDATE ON 4/15/03 AT 10:40 FROM MARSHALL TO LAURA*****                  |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee called at 6:15 pm PDT to advise the gauge had been found on     |

| April 14 in the middle of the street in vicinity of where it had been lost.  |

| It had taken the finder some time to track down the owner of the gauge. The  |

| gauge case was missing but the gauge was reported to be undamaged.           |

|                                                                              |

| Notified the R4DO (Johnson) and NMSS (ESSIG).                                |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39766       |

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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:21[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/17/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN KERRICK                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN DAVIDSON        TAS     |

|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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|1     N          Y       0        Startup          |0        Startup          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION NOT PROPERLY CONTROLLED                               |

|                                                                              |

| Immediate compensatory measures taken upon discovery.                        |

|                                                                              |

| Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for further details.             |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39767       |

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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:37[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/17/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN DAHM                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |

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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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| FITNESS FOR DUTY                                                             |

|                                                                              |

| A contract supervisor refused to provide a fitness-for-duty specimen after   |

| being randomly chosen for testing.  The employee's access has been           |

| terminated. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional       |

| details.                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39768       |

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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:34[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/17/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN BAKER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID SILK           R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |

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

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

|3     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |

|                                                   |                          |

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| LOSS OF 9 OUT OF 16 EMERGENCY SIRENS IN ORANGE COUNTY                        |

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

|                                                                              |

| "On April 17, 2003, at 1435 hours, it was determined that of 9 out of 16     |

| emergency sirens in Orange County were out of service due to a transmission  |

| line failure. Unit 2 was at 100% power and Unit 3 was shutdown. This results |

| in a degraded emergency siren notification system in one of the four         |

| counties covered by the emergency plan which is reportable under 10 CFR      |

| 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The emergency plan had route alerting and public radio    |

| announcements available as necessary to notify the public in-lieu of the     |

| non-operational sirens. Restoration of the sirens occurred at 1709 hours.    |

| The county was notified."                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The transmission line failure caused a loss of two substations which powered |

| the affected sirens.                                                         |

|                                                                              |

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

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