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Event Notification Report for June 30, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           06/27/2003 - 06/30/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39953  39958  39961  39962  39963  





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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39953       |

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| REP ORG:  NEW MEXICO RAD CONTROL PROGRAM       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/20/2003|

|LICENSEE:  TERACON                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:50[EDT]|

|    CITY:  LENEXA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/20/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  KS |EVENT TIME:        11:00[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  DM346                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/27/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |C.W. (BILL) REAMER   NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL FLOYD                   |                             |

|  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 - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                       |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was obtained from the New Mexico Radiation Control |

| Bureau:                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| At 1750 EDT on 06/20/03, the Program Manager of New Mexico's Radiation       |

| Control Bureau reported a stolen Troxler Moisture Density Gauge (10          |

| milli-curies CS-137 and 44 milli-curies Am-241).  The licensee's employee    |

| reported that the gauge was in a box and chained to his truck at 2100 CDT    |

| last night, 06/19/03.  Today, 06/20/03, at 1100 CDT when the employee        |

| reached the worksite in Ruidoso, NM, the gauge was missing.  Apparently the  |

| chain had been moved enough to open the box.  The licensee is Teracon,       |

| Lenexa, KS. The licensee was advised to report the incident to local law     |

| enforcement.                                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| *****UPDATE ON 6/27/03 AT 22:00 EST FROM MILLER TO LAURA*****                |

|                                                                              |

| The stolen gauge was found in a dumpster in Ruidoso, NM at 17:00 MDT on      |

| 6/27/03. There was nothing apparently wrong with the gauge assembly except   |

| the lock was not on the source rod. The licensee transported the gauge to    |

| their nearest facility at Las Cruces for a leak test. The FBI is actively    |

| involved in reviewing this theft and has been working with the New Mexico    |

| State Police.  Apparently, an anonymous caller reported the location of the  |

| missing gauge.                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| Notified NMSS EO (T. Essig), R4DO (G. Sanborn) and NSIR-TAT (R. Warren)      |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39958       |

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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/25/2003|

|LICENSEE:  BARNHILL CONTRACTING COMPANY         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:45[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CHAPEL HILL              REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        10:20[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SHARN JEFFRIES               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| DAMAGED TROXLER DENSITY GAUGE                                                |

|                                                                              |

| At 1020 EDT on 6/25/03, the NC Radiation Protection Section was notified     |

| that a portable nuclear gauge being used was run over by a passenger van at  |

| the intersection of Faivon and Bucchaneer Roads (near Hwy 40 and the 55      |

| interchange).  The Authorized User is on site and has the gauge cordoned off |

| as per emergency procedures require.  The van involved in the collision is   |

| being detained..  Both the RSO and Alt RSO are enroute to perform surveys (1 |

| hour).                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| NC Radiation Protection Section personnel are responding to the scene to     |

| perform surveys (30 mins).                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The device is described as a Troxler Gauge containing 8 millicuries Cs-137.  |

| NC Incident Report No.: 03-27.                                               |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 0952 EDT ON 6/26/03 FROM NC RAD PROTECTION VIA FAX * * *        |

|                                                                              |

| The following additional information was provided by NC:                     |

|                                                                              |

| Incident Location: Chapel Hill, NC . Intersection of Faison and Buckner      |

| Roads. Take 40 West from Raleigh to the NC54 exit towards Chapel Hill. Take  |

| a right onto Meadowmont, then a left onto Sprunt. Follow Sprunt to Weaver    |

| Lane and take a right onto Weaver Lane. Take a right on Faison off of Weaver |

| lane, go downhill to the intersection of Faison and Buckner.                 |

|                                                                              |

| Brief Description of Incident: Paving contractor in a commercial van was not |

| watching where he was driving and ran over the instrument panel part of a    |

| Troxler model 4640B thin lift density gauge. The licensee was performing a   |

| standardization count on the gauge at the time of the accident so the source |

| was in the shielded position when it was run over. The gauge was pushed off  |

| the standardization plate and dragged about 3 feet. The gauge then rolled    |

| onto it's side and the source handle was shoved into the asphalt. The        |

| licensee stopped the van and detained it and the driver until the gauge      |

| could be surveyed and it was determined that there were no loose source or   |

| contamination concerns. The area was cordoned off with pink surveyors' tape  |

| and controlled until the gauge and accident area was surveyed and the gauge  |

| returned to the Troxler shipping container. Survey results of the gauge done |

| by both the licensee and the NCDENR RAM Branch were consistent with an       |

| undamaged gauge. The licensee placed the gauge into the Troxler              |

| transportation case for delivery to Troxler for leak testing and servicing.  |

| The damage appears to be cosmetic with some damage to be expected to the     |

| electronics.                                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| Radiological Information: Isotope(s): Cesium-137, Activity: 8 millicuries,   |

| Device: Troxler Gauge, model 4640B                                           |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (C. Ogle) and NMSS (Broaddus).                                 |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39961       |

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| REP ORG:  HAENGEL & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/26/2003|

|LICENSEE:  HAENGEL & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:21[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CANTON                   REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  21-32321-0            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/27/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |PATRICK LOUDEN       R3      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+ROBERTA WARREN       NSIR    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GUSTAVO HAENGEL              |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JAMES DODSON                 |                             |

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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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| STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE IN NEWPORT, MICHIGAN                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee reported that on 6/26/03 at 1200 pm a technician noticed that   |

| his parked van, containing a Troxler gauge model 3430, had broken windows    |

| and had been vandalized. The chain was cut which was holding a Troxler gauge |

| model 3430 and the gauge was missing. The gauge contains 8 millicuries       |

| Cs-137 and 40 millicuries Am-241. Local Police, Troxler and RIII Cassandra   |

| Frasier were notified by the licensee.                                       |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1011 EDT ON 6/27/03 FROM GUS HAENGEL TO S. SANDIN * * *         |

|                                                                              |

| The following additional information was provided for clarification:         |

|                                                                              |

| Haengel & Associates Engineering, Inc is located at 42030 Koppernick Road,   |

| Suite 206, in Canton, MI  48187.  The Troxler 3430 S/N 20113.  The source    |

| S/Ns are 75-1375 (8 mCi Cs-137) and 47-15597 (40 mCi Am-241:Be).  The theft  |

| occurred at an employee's residence located in Newport, MI.  The licensee is |

| posting a reward and does anticipate media interest.  The local police       |

| department is the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.                        |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R3DO(Louden) and NMSS(Essig).                                       |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39962       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/27/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:13[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        06/27/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Jack Breen                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/27/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JAMES DODSON                 +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |

|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   |

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

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

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

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE FROM ST. LUCIE TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA             |

|                                                                              |

| "At 1240 EST, (on 6/27/2003) the Florida Department of State, Division of    |

| Licensing was contacted (by St. Lucie), due to an inadvertent discharge of a |

| firearm in the PSL Security Building Armory.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0613, a contract security officer inadvertently discharged his weapon    |

| when it was reloaded following routine maintenance. The accidental weapon    |

| discharge was attributed to human error. No injuries resulted from this      |

| event.                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| "This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(xi)."  |

|                                                                              |

| The Florida Department of State, Division of Licensing person contacted was  |

| Eileen Kidd (561-640-6144).                                                  |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|Research Reactor                                 |Event Number:   39963       |

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| FACILITY: REED COLLEGE                         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/27/2003|

|   RXTYPE: 250 KW TRIGA MARK I                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:52[EDT]|

| COMMENTS:                                      |EVENT DATE:        06/27/2003|

|                                                |EVENT TIME:        17:09[PDT]|

|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/27/2003|

|    CITY:  PORTLAND                 REGION:  4  +-----------------------------+

|  COUNTY:  MULTNOMAH                 STATE:  OR |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  R-112                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |GARY SANBORN         R4      |

|  DOCKET:  05000288                             |WILLIAM RULAND       NRR     |

+------------------------------------------------+DAN HUGHES           NRR     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RACHEL BARNETT               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JAMES DODSON                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |

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| NON-POWER REACTOR MONITORED RELEASE BELOW 10CFR20 LIMITS WITH SCRAM          |

|                                                                              |

| On 6/27/2003 at 1709 PDT, the licensee received particulate and noble gas    |

| monitor alarms on the stack. The readings were 1.0E-6 microcuries/ml noble   |

| gas and 1.4E-6 microcuries/ml particulate.  The particulate setpoint was     |

| 1.0E-8 microcuries/ml. The licensee determined that there was a pin hole     |

| fuel leak and three minutes following the stack alarm they received a        |

| percent power scram.                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| At 1812 PDT the licensee determined that they did not reach an emergency     |

| classification level. The count rate alarm was in for 10 minutes, and the    |

| concentration alarm was in for 5 minutes. Offsite concentrations were        |

| calculated to be 1.136E-9 microcuries/ml noble gas and 1.605E-9              |

| microcuries/ml particulate. They determined that offsite doses were <0.2     |

| mr/hr during the event.                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| This was an information only call, and they will not be making a press       |

| release or contacting Oregon. They are currently investigating the event and |

| have no date for assuming operation.                                         |

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