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Event Notification Report for May 28, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           05/27/2003 - 05/28/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39631  39877  39878  39879  39882  



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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39631       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/27/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|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   |

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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE AGENCY OF EXPIRED GREEN SEA TURTLE FOUND AT    |

| BARRIER NET                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC notification [is] being made due to state notification to [the] Florida |

| Wildlife Commission regarding a Green Sea Turtle found dead at barrier net   |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The turtle was found on the surface at the barrier net with no injuries or   |

| abnormalities except for fresh cuts common for turtles coming through pipes. |

| The cause of death is unknown at this time. A necropsy is planned.           |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/15/03 @ 1033 EST FROM TEREZAKIS TO CROUCH * * *            |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-15-03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. |

| The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The injuries to  |

| the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, |

| the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at |

| 0920 EST.  This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR  |

| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                            |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/19/03 AT 1222 EST FROM E. SUMNER TO RIPLEY  * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| "On 03/19/03 @ 1105 hrs., one loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of            |

| rehabilitation.  The injury to the turtle is not causal to plant operation.  |

| Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation    |

| Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1115 EST."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATED ON 3/31/03 AT 1159 EST FROM W.L. PARK TO A. COSTA * * *        |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-31-03 [1105 EST], a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of             |

| rehabilitation. The injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant           |

| operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife      |

| Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1105 EST. This non-emergency  |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the     |

| notification of FWCC."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1235EST ON 4/9/03 FROM ANDY TEREZAKIS TO S.SANDIN * * *         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 4-9-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's Intake    |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The        |

| injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's    |

| turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)  |

| was notified at 1100 EST. This non-emergency notification is being made      |

| pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO(Landis).    |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 5/2/03 AT 1826 FROM S. OEHRLE TO A. COSTA ***                  |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5/2/03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal.  The     |

| turtle  required rehabilitation.  The injuries were not causal to plant      |

| operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife     |

| Conservation Commission was notified at 1445 EDT.  This non-emergency        |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) due to        |

| offsite notification."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO          |

| (Munday).                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| **** update on 05/24/03 at 1417 EDT FROM JOE HESSLING TO JOHN MACKINNON      |

| ****                                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-24-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The      |

| turtle was very underweight and lethargic, no injuries or anomalies noted.   |

| Turtle's condition is not causal to plant operation.  Per the plant's turtle |

| permit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was      |

| notified at 1345 EDT.  This non-emergency notification is being made         |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC. NRC R2DO |

| (TOM DECKER) notified.                                                       |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| ****UPDATE ON 5/27/03 AT 10:49 FROM HESSLING TO LAURA****                    |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-27-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The turtle |

| was underweight, and missing lower posterior marginals on left side.         |

| Turtle's injuries are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle  |

| permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was     |

| notified at 0850 EDT. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant |

| to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                  |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (T. Decker)                                                    |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39877       |

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| REP ORG:  OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/22/2003|

|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY HOPSITALS OF CLEVELAND    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:10[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Cleveland                REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        05/13/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:  OH-0211018007         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/22/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK LIGHT                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| RADIATION TREATMENT TO WRONG AREA                                            |

|                                                                              |

| The Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Protection received a      |

| report of misadministration from University Hospitals of Cleveland on May    |

| 20, 2003.  The report involved a Brachytherapy prostrate therapy with        |

| Iodine-125 seeds.  The total amount of activity administered was 20.0        |

| millicuries.  Preliminary indication is a treatment to the wrong target      |

| area.  A written report will be sent to the Ohio Department of Health within |

| 15 days.                                                                     |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39878       |

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| REP ORG:  ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/22/2003|

|LICENSEE:  TWITCHELL CORP.                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:45[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Dothan                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        05/22/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/22/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |

|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+TOM ESSIG            NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID WALTER                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| LOST NDC GAUGE                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| "During an inspection of a general licensee in Dothan, AL, the Agency has    |

| discovered that an NDC Model 103 gauge (S/N 2112), containing one 150        |

| millicurie Americium 241 source is unaccounted for.  The device was          |

| purchased by Ludlow Coated Products in Dothan, AL. That plant closed and the |

| three GL gauges were supposedly transferred to another Ludlow plant in       |

| Mississippi in 2000.  The plant was then acquired by Twitchell Corporation   |

| (another GL licensee of this Agency's).  During our inspection of Twitchell, |

| questions arose regarding the whereabouts of the 3 GL gauges from the site   |

| once registered to Ludlow.  Investigations by Twitchell representatives      |

| resulted in documentation of the transfer of 2 of the devices, but no        |

| information regarding the NDC device.  The investigation and search for the  |

| lost device is continuing."                                                  |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39879       |

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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/23/2003|

|LICENSEE:  SIPEX CORP.                          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:58[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Billerica                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        05/15/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/23/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS  R1      |

|                                                |CHARLES MILLER       NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN SUMARES                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| MISSING/LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR POLONIUM-210 SOURCE.                          |

|                                                                              |

| On May 22, 2003, the MA Radiation Control Program received a letter, dated   |

| May 16, 2003, from Sipex, Corporation, a general license holder, notifying   |

| them that Sipex Corp. was missing one Static Eliminator source.  The Static  |

| Eliminator was manufactured by NRD and it contained four Po-210 sources. The |

| Po-210 sources are located in the fitting of an air line.  On May 15, 2003   |

| the air line was relocated to a different location. After the air line had   |

| been relocated it was discovered that one of its four Po-210 sources was     |

| missing.  Sipex Corp., believes that the source is still in the facility or  |

| it ended up in the trash.  The calculated Po-210 source strength as of May   |

| 23, 2003 is 1.6 millicuries.  The State of MA tracking number for this event |

| is 05 4172.                                                                  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39882       |

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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/27/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:32[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        05/26/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:15[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM GREEN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/27/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

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

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

|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |

|                                                   |                          |

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| REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE/TEMPERATURE TS LIMITS WERE EXCEEDED          |

|                                                                              |

| At 2215 on 5/26/03 it was noted that Reactor Coolant System (RCS)            |

| Pressure/Temperature Limits for Non-Nuclear Heatup or Cooldown Following     |

| Nuclear Shutdown, Figure 3.4.9-1 of Technical Specifications, had been       |

| exceeded. This condition occurred due to Bottom Head Temperature being low   |

| due to a loss of forced circulation when Reactor Recirculation Pumps tripped |

| during the manual scram reported in notification 39881.  Reactor pressure    |

| was lowered and compliance with the curves has been reestablished.  An       |

| analysis of this condition is required to be conducted in accordance with    |

| Technical Specification Required Action 3.4.9 A.2 to determine RCS           |

| acceptability for continued operation.  The Reactor is required, as per LCO  |

| action statement, to be placed in Mode 4 by 1045 on 5/28/03.                 |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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