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Event Notification Report for April 30, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           04/29/2003 - 04/30/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39795  39798  39802  39807  39808  39809  39810  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39795       |

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| REP ORG:  OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/24/2003|

|LICENSEE:  REPUBLIC ENGINEERED PRODUCTS LLC     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:59[EDT]|

|    CITY:  LORAIN                   REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        04/03/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|

|LICENSE#:  OH31201480007         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/24/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |

|                                                |TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SNEE                         |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| REPORT OF EXPOSURE OF LICENSEE EMPLOYEES WAS MADE TO THE STATE               |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee reported the exposure of licensee employees to radiation from a |

| TN Technologies model 5174 (serial # B103) fixed gauge containing a 2 curie  |

| Cs-137 sealed source.  The gauge fell approximately 6 feet from its location |

| on a coke hopper on approximately 04/03/03.  The welds which attached the    |

| gauge anchoring bolts appear to have failed.  The gauge had been in place    |

| since 1992.  The gauge fell with the shutter open onto the first landing of  |

| the skip pit area.  The gauge went un-noticed for a week until April 11 @    |

| 1300 when maintenance workers were called to move what was thought to be a   |

| motor (all labels and markings on the gauge were unreadable).  The workers   |

| spent approximately 1.5 hours rigging and moving the gauge before an         |

| individual recognized the gauge and secured the area.   A contractor,        |

| Radiometrics, was then called in to secure the gauge.  The Ohio department   |

| of Health was called concerning the incident on April 17 @1400.  An on-site  |

| investigation was done and a dose assessment of affected personnel is in     |

| progress.                                                                    |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39798       |

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| REP ORG:  KENTUCKY DEPT OF RADIATION CONTROL   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/25/2003|

|LICENSEE:  HAYES TESTING LABORATORY             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:26[EDT]|

|    CITY:  LOUISVILLE               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:  JEFFERSON                 STATE:  KY |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  201-168-05            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/25/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |

|                                                |DANIEL GILLEN        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOB JOHNSON                  |                             |

|  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 - KENTUCKY                                            |

|                                                                              |

| "This letter is notification of a stuck radiography source event that        |

| occurred on March 28, 2003 at Marathon Petroleum in Louisville Kentucky.     |

| The licensee involved was Hayes Testing Laboratory, Inc., Radioactive        |

| Material License Number 201-168-05.  The radiography source was 92.7         |

| [curies] of Ir-192, housed in a 660 B Camera, S/N 1175.                      |

|                                                                              |

| "On March 28, 2003, during performance of radiography with the source        |

| extended, a magnet stand fell approximately 10 feet onto the source tube.    |

| This resulted in a crimp in the source tube, and the radiography source      |

| could not be retracted into the camera.  The area had been initially roped   |

| off and posted off at the 2 mrem/hr boundaries, but once the radiography     |

| source could not be retrieved, personnel followed licensed emergency         |

| procedures and secured the entire area.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| "The radiographer and the radiographer's supervisor attempted to use all     |

| safe means to retrieve the radiography source without success.  The          |

| Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) was contacted immediately, and was able to    |

| determine source location, and shielded the exposed source with four (4) 25  |

| lb. bags of lead shot.  The RSO using extended handle channel locks, was     |

| able to un-crimp the source tube and retrieve the radiography source back    |

| into the camera. The estimated time to un-crimp the source tube and retrieve |

| the source was approximately 2.5 minutes.                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "The radiographer, radiographer's assistant, radiographer's supervisor and   |

| RSO's dosimetry were immediately sent to ICN [a film processing lab] for     |

| processing.  The exposure results were highest in all aspects for the RSO at |

| 111 mrem deep dose, 107 mrem eye dose, and 103 shallow dose.                 |

|                                                                              |

| "The response to this event was considered appropriate and met licensing     |

| conditions. The Commonwealth of Kentucky considers this event closed."       |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39802       |

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| REP ORG:  DELTA CONSULTING ENGINEER            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/28/2003|

|LICENSEE:  DELTA CONSULTING ENGINEER            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:03[EDT]|

|    CITY:  GUAYNABO                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/28/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PR |EVENT TIME:        10:00[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:  522541501             AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/29/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SOUSA                        |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |

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| STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| Licensee reported that a Troxler Gauge Model 3430 serial number #029673      |

| containing approximately 90 millicuries of Cs-137 and 44 millicuries of      |

| Am-241 was stolen from a construction site trailer in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. |

| Sometime between the evening of 4/25/03 and 10:00 on 4/28/03.   The licensee |

| has notified the local law enforcement.                                      |

|                                                                              |

| Note From HOO: Troxler model 3430 normally has 8 millicuries of Cs-137.      |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 04/29/03 @ 1515 BY SOUSA TO GOULD * * *                      |

|                                                                              |

| The Troxler gauge was returned on 04/29/03 @ 1400 to the licensee.  There    |

| appeared to be no damage to the gauge, but they will be performing a leak    |

| test on it.                                                                  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39807       |

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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/29/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:52[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/29/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CARL SMYERS /JOHN BRAKHIA    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/29/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |TODD JACKSON         R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JAMES LYONS          NRR     |

|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |MICHELE EVANS        IRO     |

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

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|3     M/R        Y       60       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |

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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE IN THE TURBINE                            |

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

|                                                                              |

| "Class B fire south end of Main High Pressure Turbine located 53 foot        |

| elevation of turbine building.  Reactor and turbine were manually tripped.   |

| Fire brigade was dispatched.  Fire was out in 47 minutes.  There were no ESF |

| actuations or other anomalies during trip with one exception - letdown       |

| isolated on low pressurizer [level] and was subsequently restore[d].  No     |

| injuries."                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 4/29/03 @ 0527 EDT FROM MIKE DONEGAN TO HOWIE CROUCH * * *   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has terminated the NOUE at 0520 EDTon the basis that the fire   |

| is out and the plant is stable.                                              |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R1DO (Jackson), NRR EO (Lyons), DIRO (Evans), DENVER and FEMA       |

| (Sullivan).                                                                  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39808       |

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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/29/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:01[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/29/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE DONEGAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/29/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |TODD JACKSON         R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JAMES LYONS          NRR     |

|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |

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

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|3     M/R        Y       60       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |

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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO FIRE IN THE HIGH PRESSURE TURBINE                 |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| "Class B fire south end of turbine resulted in manual trip of the Rx and     |

| Turbine.  The fire was out in 47 minutes.  There were no ESF actuations -    |

| all systems responded as expected except let down isolated on a low          |

| pressurizer level.  Due to the fire being greater than 15 minutes a [Notice  |

| of Unusual Event] was entered at 0313 [EDT] and exited at 0520 [see event    |

| notification 39807].  The plant is currently in Mode 3 Hot Standby."         |

|                                                                              |

| During the reactor trip, all rods inserted.  The electrical bus is stable    |

| and supplying required plant loads.  The other unit on the site was already  |

| shutdown and unaffected by the fire or reactor trip.  Core decay heat is     |

| being removed using the steam dump to condenser system and the auxiliary     |

| feedwater system. The extent of damage to the turbine is under investigation |

| by the licensee.                                                             |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified by the licensee.                |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39809       |

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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/29/2003|

|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:37[EDT]|

|    CITY:  FORT KNOX                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        03/12/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  KY |EVENT TIME:        10:00[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/29/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |JOEL MUNDY           R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+RONALD GARDNER       R3      |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARY CRUTCHER                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |

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| LICENSEE REPORTED TWO LOSS/STOLEN TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS                         |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee reported that two tritium exit signs stored in boxes in a       |

| storage building in the hazmat center turned up missing.   Each sign had 15  |

| curies of tritium for a total of 30 curies.  Last inventory made on these    |

| signs was 09/00.  They have searched for them with no success.  They are     |

| continuing further investigation to determine if the signs had been          |

| installed.                                                                   |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39810       |

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| REP ORG:  SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CENTER         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/29/2003|

|LICENSEE:  SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CENTER         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:04[EDT]|

|    CITY:  MINNEAPOLIS              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        04/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MN |EVENT TIME:        19:30[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/29/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |

|                                                |TRISH HOLAHAN        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS PETROSKAS              |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |

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| STOLEN X-RAY FLORESCENCE DEVICE                                              |

|                                                                              |

| Sustainable Resources Center reported that their cleaning people let an      |

| individual into the building on 4/25/2003 at approximately 1930 and believe  |

| that he stole the X-Ray Florescence ( XRF) device.  The unit was a Niton     |

| model XL300 serial # U2830NR2200 containing 14 millicuries of cadmium-109    |

| and was inside a case resembling a camera case.  This device is used to      |

| analyze lead base paint and was on lease to Sustainable Resources Center.    |

| The Minneapolis Police Department will be notified.                          |

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