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Event Notification Report for May 2, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           05/01/2003 - 05/02/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39815  39816  39817  



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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39815       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/01/2003|

|LICENSEE:  BIG STATE X-RAY                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:46[EDT]|

|    CITY:  OLDEN                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/30/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        16:30[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  L02693-003            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/01/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GREG PICK            R4      |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |

|  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: LOST AND FOUND RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL                  |

|                                                                              |

| "An Amersham 660 radiography exposure device containing 26.7 curies of       |

| iridium-192 was lost from the back of a truck on 4/30/03 and recovered on    |

| 5/1/03.  A radiography crew completed work for the day at a temporary job    |

| site.  After traveling for about 15 miles from the site, the radiographers   |

| could not recall whether the device had been secured in the hut on the back  |

| of the truck.  Upon checking, the crew found the truck's tailgate was open   |

| and the camera was not in the hut.  Retracing their route did not locate the |

| device nor was anyone still at the job site who may have found the device.   |

| The crew notified the RSO, obtained a scintillation radiation detector from  |

| another site, performed a more extensive search of the route with no success |

| in locating the device.  An Agency inspector joined the Licensee's search on |

| 5/1/03. During the morning an individual notified the Licensee that he found |

| the device. The Licensee is taking possession of the device."                |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39816       |

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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/01/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:26[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/01/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ETHAN TREPTOW                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/01/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |

|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   |

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

|1     N          N       0        Refueling Shutdow|0        Refueling Shutdow|

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| LOSS OF RADIATION LEVEL INDICATIONS IN THE AUXILIARY BUILDING AND            |

| CONTAINMENT VENT STACKS                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| "On May 1, 2003 at 1430 [EDT], it was determined that the Containment and    |

| Auxiliary Building SPING units were not functioning properly and could not   |

| be relied upon to determine Emergency Classifications based on Emergency     |

| Action Level Chart A(2).  Alternate Radiation Monitors remain available to   |

| provide indication of radiation levels in the Auxiliary Building and         |

| Containment Vent stacks; however, their use is not currently proceduralized. |

| The use of the alternate Radiation Monitors to determine the Emergency       |

| Classification could impair the plant's ability to declare an emergency in a |

| timely manner.  Therefore, this is being conservatively reported as a major  |

| loss of emergency assessment capability under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).      |

|                                                                              |

| "Safety equipment not operational for routine outage maintenance: 'A' Diesel |

| Generator."                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39817       |

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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:40[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        05/02/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:14[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  A. YODER                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/02/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |

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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       100      Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |

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| TECH SPEC REQUIRED SHUTDOWN  DUE TO BOTH TRAIN OF HYDROGEN IGNITERS DECLARED |

| INOPERABLE.                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "A" and "B" Trains of Hydrogen igniters are inoperable requiring a plant     |

| down power per Tech Spec 3.0.3. Tech Spec 3.0.3 requires the plant to be in  |

| Hot Standby in 7 hours (clock started at 0115 EDT). "B" Train was inoperable |

| to repair a cable and a cable was mistakenly cut on "A" Train.               |

| All Emergency Core Cooling Systems are operable, electrical grids is stable, |

| and the Emergency Diesel Generators are fully operable is needed.            |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |

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