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Event Notification Report for May 22, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           05/21/2003 - 05/22/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39754  39853  39869  39870  39871  39872  39873  39874  39875  



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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39754       |

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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/13/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:06[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/13/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:56[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RON GIBBS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LOVELESS       R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| REACTOR VESSEL BOTTOM HEAD DEGRADED CONDITION                                |

|                                                                              |

| "On 4/12/2003, during the Unit 1 11th (1RE11) refueling outage, an           |

| inspection was performed of the vessel bottom head. This bare metal          |

| inspection identified a potential leak indication at the head to penetration |

| interface for Bottom Mounted Instrumentation (BMI) penetrations 1 and 46.    |

| There was a small amount of residue around the outer circumference of the    |

| BMI penetrations. No wastage was observed. Samples of the residue were taken |

| and the area was cleaned with demineralized water. Chemical sample results   |

| available as of 1300 on 4/13/2003 are not conclusive; however, they have     |

| confirmed that the residue found at the Penetration 46 contains boron,       |

| indicating that this could be an RCS leak. The residue removed from          |

| Penetration 1 was characterized as 'gummy' and its composition is still      |

| under investigation. Additional exams are planned to confirm the likely      |

| origin of the residue and to determine the scope of any repairs. There has   |

| been no indication of RCS leakage observed at the BMI penetrations during    |

| previous operational cycles. This notification is being made in accordance   |

| with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)."                                             |

|                                                                              |

| Unit 1 will remain in mode 5 until appropriate corrective actions are        |

| identified.  The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.               |

|                                                                              |

| * * * * UPDATE 1151 EDT 04/18/03 FROM WAYNE HARRISON TO MIKE RIPLEY  * * *   |

|                                                                              |

| "STP Nuclear Operating Co. will be making a press release [at 12:00 pm       |

| 04/18/03] concerning the indications found on the Bottom Mounted             |

| Instrumentation penetrations on Unit 1. The release is being coordinated     |

| with NRC Region IV.                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| "STP has notified or will be notifying various federal, state and local      |

| agencies, including FEMA, the governors office, Matagorda County, Bay City.  |

| City of Palacios, state representatives and state senators, US               |

| representatives and US Senators."                                            |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R4DO (C. Johnson), HQ PAO (W. Beecher)                              |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE AT 1745 EDT ON 05/21/03 FROM WAYNE HARRISON TO ARLON COSTA ***    |

|                                                                              |

| "STP Nuclear Operating Co. expects to make a press release on 5/22/2003      |

| concerning the indications found on the Bottom Mounted Instrumentation       |

| penetrations on Unit 1.  NRC Region IV has been advised of the planned press |

| release.  STPNOC will also be sharing the press release with various local   |

| and state government agencies.                                               |

|                                                                              |

| "The draft release is attached.                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC was notified of the leakage per 10CFR50.72 on 4/13/2003 (EN# 39754).    |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC was notified of a press release describing the leakage on 4/18/2003     |

| (EN#39754 update)."                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified HQ PAO (W. Beecher) and R4DO(T. Pruett).                            |

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39853       |

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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/16/2003|

|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:04[EDT]|

| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        05/15/2003|

|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|

|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+

|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |SONIA BURGESS        R3      |

|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MCCLEERY                     |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|QSAF 72.75(c)(2)         SAFETY EQUIP DISABLED/F|                             |

|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| SAFETY SYSTEM ACTUATION                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| On 5/15/03 @1400 during pigtail disconnect, a small amount of particulate    |

| fell from the pigtail. This particulate began to smoke resulting in a see    |

| and flee.  During the see and flee the gas release alarm was activated.  The |

| alarm resulted in the actuation of a "Q" Safety system while in applicable   |

| mode (mode III).  The PSS Responded to the see and flee.  The affected       |

| cylinder was made inoperable.  No spread of contamination outside already    |

| posted area.   Air sampling results are less than MDA.                       |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE AT 23:46 EDT ON 5/20/03 FROM McCLEERY TO CROUCH * * *           |

|                                                                              |

| The following update was received from the regulatee via facsimile:          |

|                                                                              |

| "5/20/05: As requested, this is additional information to clarify some       |

| questions in the initial report of PTS-2003-011.  Mode III (Cylinder/Pigtail |

| Operations) includes but is not limited to pigtail                           |

| connection/disconnections, roll/tilt and valve clarity checks; steam valves  |

| closed, cylinder valve or safety valve may or may not be closed.  MDA is     |

| minimum detectable activity.  The initial report should have been marked as  |

| Other Non-CFR Requirements in place of (c)(2) safety equipment failure.      |

|                                                                              |

| Additionally, during the investigation of the event it was determined the    |

| cylinder safety valve air supply was removed prior to the see and flee.      |

| This condition is reportable under 76.120 (c)(2)(ii) [and] 76.120 (d)(2).    |

| The equipment is required by Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) to be       |

| available and operable to perform the required safety function, while the    |

| autoclave is operating in mode III (cylinder/ pigtail operations).           |

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39869       |

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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/20/2003|

|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:46[EDT]|

| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        05/20/2003|

|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        09:30[EDT]|

|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+

|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM McCLEERY                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|OSAF 76.120(c)(2)        SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE                                                     |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| "05/20/03 at 0930 hrs. following the investigation into circumstances        |

| surrounding NRC Event #39853 (PTS-2003-011 update #1), the Plant Shift       |

| Superintendent's (PSS) office was notified that the air supply line to the   |

| parent cylinder safety valves had been disconnected during applicable TSR    |

| mode III (Cylinder/Pigtail Operations) on multiple occasions in both the     |

| X-343 and X-344 facilities.  Discussions with facility management and        |

| operating personnel indicate the air supply line was disconnected in         |

| preparation for sampling operations.  This condition is reportable under     |

| 76.120 (c)(2)(ii) and 76.120 (d)(2).  The equipment is required by Technical |

| Safety Requirements (TSR) to be available and operable and either should     |

| have been operating or have operated on demand.                              |

|                                                                              |

| "The PSS directed an extent of condition be performed for cylinder           |

| operations in X-342, X-343, X-344 and X-326 withdrawal station.  The result  |

| of the extent of condition placed the X-343 sample autoclaves in mode VII    |

| (shutdown) and removed from service until affected procedures can be         |

| changed, the X-344 autoclaves remain operable, the X-342 autoclaves remains  |

| inoperable, and the X-326 withdrawal station remains operable."              |

|                                                                              |

| The regulatee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                       |

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39870       |

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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:08[EDT]|

| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        05/20/2003|

|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        19:15[CDT]|

|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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

|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  C. PITTMAN                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| CRITICALITY CONTROL 24-HOUR REPORT (BULLETIN 91-01)                          |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| "At 1915 on 5/20/03, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified that  |

| some removed process gas equipment item groups in C-720 have not received    |

| proper independent mass verification in violation of NCSA GEN-010.  The      |

| group mass is required to be independently verified to be within always safe |

| mass limits.  This is done by independently verifying the equipment item     |

| mass is correctly copied onto the grouping sheet.  An entry was discovered   |

| on the grouping sheet in which the mass on the equipment was 0 [zero]        |

| pounds, however the GEN-010 tag on the equipment item indicated a mass of    |

| 284 pounds of uranium at 1.38% enrichment.  Additionally, several equipment  |

| items were tagged with GEN-010 tags that had information lined out and       |

| corrected, appearing to violate the independent verification of the          |

| equipment item mass, on the tag.  This information was then subsequently     |

| used for grouping purposes on the equipment grouping sheet. This is a legacy |

| issue, as the dates on the tags are from the 97-98 timeframe.                |

|                                                                              |

| "SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENTS:                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "Double contingency was not maintained because the independent verification  |

| of mass has not been performed. However, the policy for the shop is to only  |

| allow items which have been fully decontaminated into the shop, which gives  |

| high confidence that less than a safe mass is present.                       |

|                                                                              |

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

| CRITICALITY COULD OCCUR):                                                    |

|                                                                              |

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

| uranium must be accumulated [and] then become moderated.                     |

|                                                                              |

| "CONTROLLED PARAMETERS (MASS, MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION, ETC.):    |

|                                                                              |

| "Double contingency is maintained by implementing two controls on mass.      |

|                                                                              |

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

| LIMIT AND %  WORST CASE CRITICAL MASS):                                      |

|                                                                              |

| "Less than an always safe mass of uranium.                                   |

|                                                                              |

| "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.  The mass of an   |

| equipment item was incorrectly copied onto the grouping sheet.  However, the |

| listed mass for the item is UH at the listed enrichment.  In addition, other |

| items in the group have tags, which indicate no visible contamination but    |

| have been updated and only have one signature.  This mass was then used in   |

| the grouping.  The control was violated, however the parameter has been      |

| maintained.                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "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 [a facility procedure].  The independent verification was      |

| incorrectly performed; therefore, this control was violated.  Since there    |

| are two controls on one parameter, double contingency was not maintained.    |

|                                                                              |

| "Since double contingency is based on two controls on one parameter, and a   |

| control was violated, double contingency was not maintained.                 |

|                                                                              |

| "CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND WHEN EACH WAS              |

| IMPLEMENTED:                                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| "Ensure each item in the group is properly tagged according to CP2-CO-CN2030 |

| [a facility procedure].  Properly group and document each equipment item     |

| according to CP2-CO-CN2030.  Upon completion of the above corrective         |

| actions, the exclusion zone and postings may be removed."                    |

|                                                                              |

| The regulatee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                       |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39871       |

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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:15[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:20[MST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  COSENZA                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

|1     N          Y       98       Power Operation  |98       Power Operation  |

|2     N          Y       98       Power Operation  |98       Power Operation  |

|3     N          Y       98       Power Operation  |98       Power Operation  |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| FAILURE OF THE SECURITY FORCES HAND HELD RADIOS                              |

|                                                                              |

| Security at the site had a partial loss of their radio system.  Their Bay    |

| station and telephone communications systems were up, but the hand held      |

| radios could not transmit out.  These radios, however could receive.  This   |

| problem has occurred in the past.   Their communications people were able to |

| reboot the system and go back to the secondary and returned the radios back  |

| to service.  There was no evidence that equipment had been tampered with.    |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident will be notified.                                           |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39872       |

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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:31[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:18[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS FRANCIS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|2     N          Y       85       Power Operation  |85       Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| ACCIDENT MITIGATION DEGRADED DUE TO PRESSURE SWITCHES OUTSIDE TECHNICAL      |

| SPECIFICATION ALLOWANCES                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| "During calibration of Dresden Unit 2 Electromatic Relief Valve/Target Rock  |

| Valve Pressure Switches, two of the five pressure switches were found        |

| outside the Technical Specification (TS) Allowable Range and outside the     |

| Analytical Limit (1.5 psig above the TS Allowable).  Setpoints for the B and |

| C Electromatic Relief Valves (ERVs) were found at 3.1 and 2.4 psig above the |

| TS allowable respectively.  The TS Bases state that four ERVs are required   |

| to accomplish the safety function for pressure mitigation.  This event is    |

| reportable because two of five ERV pressure switches were outside TS         |

| allowables, which could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function    |

| for pressure mitigation (10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)].  The pressure switch        |

| setpoints have been subsequently calibrated and returned to within TS        |

| allowable values."                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified NRC Resident Inspector.                                |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39873       |

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| REP ORG:  S.K. GEOTECHNICAL CORPORATION        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|LICENSEE:  S.K. GEOTECHNICAL CORPORATION        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:06[EDT]|

|    CITY:  HELENA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MT |EVENT TIME:        07:00[MDT]|

|LICENSE#:  25-27594-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|                                                |JIM WHITNEY          TAS     |

+------------------------------------------------+LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LOWELL KLOCKE                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                                                |

|                                                                              |

| A Campbell Pacific Nuclear portable moisture density gauge Model MC-3,       |

| Serial Number MC 39058846 was stolen from the licensee's storage trailer.    |

| The gauge contains a cesium-americium-beryllium radioactive source (10       |

| millicuries Cs-137 and 50 millicuries Am-241/Be).  The licensee's trailer    |

| containing the stolen gauge was located at a Home Depot construction site,   |

| 1801 Custer Ave, Helena, MT 59601.  Helena City police is investigating this |

| and other thefts that occurred overnight at several trailers located at this |

| same site.                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee contacted Region IV (M. Shaffer) and will contact the Montana   |

| Department of Health.                                                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39874       |

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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:32[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:55[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD ALEXANDER            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS  R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

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

|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| LOSS COMMUNICATION DUE TO MORE THAN 10% AVAILABILITY OF SIRENS               |

|                                                                              |

| "On May  21, 2003 at 1355 hours, during on site monitoring of the offsite    |

| emergency notification system, three (3) sirens out of a total of 10 in      |

| Putnam County indicated a communications failure.  The cause for the failure |

| was subsequently determined, based on information obtained by the crew, to   |

| have been attributed to communication failure due to fuse failure at the     |

| sirens.  Communication was fully restored to the affected sirens at          |

| approximately 1549 hours on May 21, 2003.  Route alerting was available      |

| during the loss of sirens.                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| "The NRC resident inspectors, State and Putnam county were notified of this  |

| event."                                                                      |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39875       |

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| REP ORG:  TERRACON CORPORATION                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/21/2003|

|LICENSEE:  TERRACON CORPORATION                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:08[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Raymore                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  15-27070-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/21/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|                                                |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |

+------------------------------------------------+LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Bob Weber                    |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

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|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |

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| DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GUAGE                                               |

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| A moisture density gauge owned by the licensee was damaged when it was run   |

| over at a construction site in Raymore, Missouri (Hwy. 58 at Lauris Dr.).    |

| The gauge is a Campbell Pacific model CPN1DR containing a 10 millicurie      |

| Cs-137 source and a 50 millicurie Am-241:Be source.  The gauge has been      |

| isolated and it has been determined that the sources appear intact.   The    |

| licensee is the process of retrieving the gauge for return to the            |

| manufacturer.                                                                |

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| Notified R3DO (A. Stone),  R4DO (T. Pruett), R4 (Mark Shaffer), NMSS EO (L.  |

| Camper)                                                                      |

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