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Event Notification Report for July 3, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           07/02/2003 - 07/03/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39964  39972  39973  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39964       |

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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|LICENSEE:  GULF ENGINEERING CO                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:10[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CONVENT                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:        19:17[CDT]|

|LICENSE#:  LA-7415-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BILL GOTT                    |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM LOUISIANA                                        |

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| The following was faxed from the Louisiana Department of Environmental       |

| Quality:                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| "During industrial radiography, the crank-out assembly got in contact with   |

| some hot pipe while the source was cranked out.  The heat from the pipe      |

| melted the rubber housing on the crank-out assembly.  Could not mechanically |

| retract the source.  The radiographers isolated the area and kept personnel  |

| out until AEA Technology could arrive to retrieve the source.  There was no  |

| damage to the exposure device or the source.  There was no exposure to       |

| individuals of the public.  The source was 85 curies of Ir-192."             |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39972       |

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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:17[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/01/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:45[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN STEVENS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/02/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |HAROLD CHRISTENSEN   R2      |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |ROBERTA WARREN       TAS     |

|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |

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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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| UNACCOUNTED FOR SECURITY WEAPON                                              |

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| Unaccounted for security weapon. Immediate compensatory measures taken upon  |

| discovery.  TVA security and NRC Resident Inspector notified.  Refer to HOO  |

| Log for additional details.                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/02/03 AT 0150 FROM HERBERT EAVES TO ARLON COSTA * * *     |

|                                                                              |

| TVA Police made offsite notification on 07/01/03 at 2300 EDT to the National |

| Crime Information Center pertaining to the unaccounted for security weapon.  |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event update.            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39973       |

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| FACILITY: THREE MILE ISLAND        REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:27[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP            |EVENT DATE:        07/02/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:56[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM MCKINNEY                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/02/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |RICHARD BARKLEY      R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOSEPH HOLONICH      IRO     |

|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |

|                                                |BILL BEECHER         OPA     |

|                                                |MIKE WEBER           NSIR    |

|                                                |DAN SULLIVAN         FEMA    |

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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        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |

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| UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SWITCHGEAR FIRE IN THE TURBINE BUILDING                 |

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| The licensee declared an unusual event on 7/2/03 at 1056 EDT according to    |

| Emergency Action Level No.HU4 due to a fire in the non-vital 480 Volt Motor  |

| Control Center switchgear located in turbine building 2-31.  The fire was    |

| put out at 1125 by the fire brigade and no plant personnel were hurt due to  |

| this incident.  The Technical Support Center was not activated for this      |

| event as Unit 2 is decommissioned.                                           |

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| This incident did not impact Unit 1and it remains at full power operations.  |

| The licensee is making preparations to de-escalate the unusual event and is  |

| in the process of preparing a press release.                                 |

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| * * * UPDATE 1255 ON 07/02/03 JIM MCKINNEY TO GOTT * * *                     |

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| The licensee terminated from the unusual event at 1245 on 07/02/03.          |

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| Notified R1DO (Barkley), NRR (Beckner), DHS Operations Officer, Denver, FEMA |

| (Sullivan), NSIR (Wessman), and PAO (Beecher).                               |

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