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Event Notification Report for June 10, 2003




                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           06/09/2003 - 06/10/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39904  39906  39908  39909  39910  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39904       |

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| REP ORG:  NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/05/2003|

|LICENSEE:  SPECTRATEK SERVICES                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:15[EDT]|

|    CITY:  ALBUQUERQUE              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/05/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NM |EVENT TIME:             [MDT]|

|LICENSE#:  TA-172-21             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/07/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DAVID LOVELESS       R4      |

|                                                |PATRICIA HOLAHAN     NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+STEWART BAILEY       DOE     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL FLOYD                   |PO SCOTT BAUMGARTNER DOT     |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A MISSING WELL LOGGING SOURCE SHIPMENT      |

|                                                                              |

| On 6/5/03, the NM Rad Control Program Office was notified by SpectraTek that |

| one of four boxes in a shipment of well logging sources sent from SpectraTek |

| in Albuquerque via FEDEX on 6/2/03, airbill #791397943907, to Elite Air      |

| Freight in Houston, TX was missing.  The missing box contains a 40           |

| millicurie Scandium-46 source.  The shipment which is enroute to Nigeria is  |

| currently being held in Houston pending resolution of the missing source     |

| issue.  Elite Air Freight contacted FEDEX who believes that the package has  |

| been located in the Houston area.  NM State Report #NM-03-04.                |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1342EDT 6/6/03 FROM MIKE BREWER (SPECTRATEK) TO S. SANDIN       |

|                                                                              |

| The missing box containing the 40 millicurie Scandium-46 source was located  |

| and delivered to Elite Air Freight in Houston, TX the morning of 6/6/03.     |

| Notified R4DO(Loveless), NMSS(Broaddus), DOE(Bailey), and EPA                |

| RegionVI(Hammack).                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1540EDT 6/6/03 FROM PAUL PATRICK (FEDEX) TO S. SANDIN           |

|                                                                              |

| Due to an administrative oversight, the wrong airbill was updated showing    |

| delivery.  FEDEX is still investigating and attempting to locate this        |

| shipment.  Notified R4DO(Loveless), NMSS(Broaddus), DOE(Bailey), and EPA     |

| RegionVI(Hammack).                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1730EDT 6/7/03 FROM MARVIN SUDDUTH TO GERRY WAIG * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| The missing package was located at approximately 1645EDT at the              |

| Houston-Hobby Satellite facility in the Dangerous Goods area with no         |

| indication of damage or tampering.  A FEDEX security specialist is currently |

| escorting the package to the main FEDEX facility for safe storage over the   |

| weekend.  FEDEX  will make arrangements to have a management representive    |

| deliver the package to the receipt on Monday morning and will inform         |

| SpectraTek.  Notified R4(Loveless, Maier ), R2(Landis), NMSS(Holahan,        |

| Broaddus, Miller), EDO(Kane), OSTP(Lothaus), DOE(Turner), EPA                |

| RegionVI(Hammack), and DHS(Svenningsen).                                     |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39906       |

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| REP ORG:  OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/05/2003|

|LICENSEE:  ABIOTIC ENTERPRISES                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:50[EDT]|

|    CITY:  OKLAHOMA CITY            REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/03/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  OK-27607-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/05/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DAVID LOVELESS       R4      |

|                                                |PATRICIA HOLAHAN     NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE BRODERICK               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| TWO TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGES DISCOVERED ABANDONED                     |

|                                                                              |

| On 6/3/03 during a special inspection for non-payment of license fees, state |

| inspectors found the Abiotic Enterprises facility located at 2320 South      |

| Portland in Oklahoma City closed and, by all appearances, defunct.  The      |

| landlord who is located in the same structure said that his tenant, i.e.,    |

| Abiotic Enterprises,  was five (5) months in arrears on rent and that he had |

| not seen any activity for more than a month.  The state inspectors entered   |

| the business with the assistance of the landlord and found two (2) Troxler   |

| Moisture Density Gauges, a model 3430 S/N 29405 and a model 3440 S/N 29452,  |

| inside an unlocked caged area.  The cases containing the gauges and the      |

| source rods were also found unlocked.  Oklahoma has revoked Adiotic          |

| Enterprises license subject to administrative appeal.  On 6/4/03, both       |

| Troxlers were impounded by the state and are currently in storage within the |

| OK rad program vault.                                                        |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39908       |

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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/09/2003|

|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:28[EDT]|

|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/03/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/09/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |

|                                                |DAVID HILLS          R3      |

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID COLLINS                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

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| CHEMICAL AGENT ALARM DETECTOR POTENTIALLY LOST FROM MAINTENANCE SHOP         |

|                                                                              |

| A chemical agent alarm detector, model M22, containing a 30 millicuries      |

| Ni-63 (nickel) source was turned in to the Michigan Army National Guard      |

| owning unit maintenance shop in Lansing, Michigan for calibration in         |

| February 2003.  On June 3, 2003 the owning unit reported to the Radiation    |

| Protection office of the US Army Soldier Biological Command,  Aberdeen, MD,  |

| via email that the maintenance shop could not locate the detector.  This     |

| incident is currently under investigation and a preliminary report will be   |

| written within 21 days followed by a final report.                           |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39909       |

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| FACILITY: MAINE YANKEE             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/09/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  ME |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:15[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        06/09/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:50[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY VOGEL                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/09/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|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          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO UNSCHEDULED RELEASES                             |

|                                                                              |

| "At 1650 the Maine Emergency Management Agency and Department of Human       |

| Services were notified of unscheduled releases that occurred  on Friday      |

| 6/6/03 and Saturday 6/7/03 [at Maine Yankee].  Both releases were from       |

| vacuum drying of fuel canisters.                                             |

|                                                                              |

| "On Friday 6/6/03 Maine Yankee released 0.258 Curies of gas; 0.158 Curies of |

| this release exceeded the value projected for this period and is therefore   |

| classified as unscheduled.  The total gas release resulted in an exposure of |

| approximately 0.001 millirem and occurred from 1930 to 2400.                 |

|                                                                              |

| "On Saturday 6/7/03, Maine Yankee released 0.308 Curies of gas; 0.208 Curies |

| of this release exceeded the value projected for this period and is          |

| therefore classifieds as unscheduled.  The total gas release resulted in an  |

| exposure value of approximately 0.001 millirem, and occurred for the 24 hour |

| period of 6/7/03."                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee will place this information in their public information tape as |

| a means of press release.                                                    |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39910       |

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| FACILITY: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATIREGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/09/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  WA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:18[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-5                             |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:55[PDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE BROWN                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/09/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID GRAVES         R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |

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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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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| TEMPORARY LOSS OF RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL PUMP USED FOR SHUTDOWN COOLING       |

|                                                                              |

| "This event notification is being made to report an event that could have    |

| prevented the fulfillment or the safety function to remove residual heat.    |

| On May 21, 2003, the plant was shutdown in Mode 5, with reactor pressure     |

| vessel (RPV) level being maintained greater than 22 feet above the RPV       |

| flange.  Technicians were performing routine maintenance and removed an      |

| electrical lead from the wrong relay.  As a result of removing the wrong     |

| lead, Residual Heat Removal (RHR) valve RHR-V-9 closed after receiving a     |

| close signal.  RHR-V-9 is one of two primary containment isolation valves in |

| the common suction piping to both RHR shutdown cooling loops.  The valve     |

| closure caused pump RHR-P-2A to trip resulting in a loss of RHR shutdown     |

| cooling, and a loss of forced flow through the reactor core.  Natural        |

| circulation was verified. RHR shutdown cooling could have been promptly      |

| restored if desired, but the plant remained in natural circulation to        |

| support other maintenance activities.  The RHR-V-9 isolation logic was reset |

| 31 minutes after the isolation occurred, at which time RHR-A was declared    |

| operable.  This event was originally deemed to be not reportable by          |

| Columbia.  This 8 hour report is being made 19 days after the event date."   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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