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Event Notification Report for July 7, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           07/03/2003 - 07/07/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39964  39972  39974  39977  



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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                                        |

|                                                                              |

| 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:  07/03/2003|

|  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   |

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

|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                                              |

|                                                                              |

| 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.            |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE on 07/03/03 AT 1526 EDT FROM BONNIE SCHMETZLER TO MACKINNON * * |

| *                                                                            |

|                                                                              |

| Security weapon not found on site. Investigation being continued by TVA      |

| police. The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this update. R2DO     |

| (Joel Munday) & NSIR (Roberta Warren) notified.                              |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39974       |

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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/03/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:41[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/15/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:53[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  C. REEVES                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/03/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |

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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       1        Startup          |1        Startup          |

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| INVALID START OF THE AUXILARY FEEDWATER SYSTEM                               |

|                                                                              |

| "On 06/15/2003 at 1453 an invalid start of the auxiliary feedwater system    |

| occurred.  The actuation was caused by a maintenance activity on a common    |

| high pressure turbine impulse pressure transmitter.                          |

|                                                                              |

| "Both the Train A and B motor-driven auxiliary feedwater pumps were running  |

| and the turbine-driven auxiliary feedwater pump started.                     |

|                                                                              |

| "Complete train actuation occurred.                                          |

|                                                                              |

| "The turbine-driven auxiliary feedwater pump start was successful."          |

|                                                                              |

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

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39977       |

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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/06/2003|

|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:10[EDT]|

| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        07/06/2003|

|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        12:50[EDT]|

|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/06/2003|

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

|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |

|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  McCleery                     |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

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| AIR SUPPLY LINE TO CYLINDER SAFETY VALVE ON AN AUTOCLAVE WAS FOUND TO BE     |

| DAMAGED                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

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| "On 07/06/03 at 1250 hrs. The Plant Shift Superintendent's (PSS) office was  |

| notified by operations personnel at the X-344 facility, that the air supply  |

| line to the Parent Cylinder Safety Valve on Autoclave #4 (Q safety system    |

| component) appeared to be severely damaged.  The assistant PSS on duty and   |

| the Shift Engineer (SE) responded to assess the condition, and determined    |

| that the Parent Cylinder Safety Valve air supply line was damaged and would  |

| not or could not have performed its intended safety function.  At 1310hrs    |

| the PSS declared the Parent Cylinder Safety Valve inoperable and directed    |

| operations personnel at the X-344 facility to initiate TSR-LCO required      |

| actions to place autoclave #4 into mode VII (Shutdown).                      |

|                                                                              |

| "The damaged air line had apparently been present during applicable TSR      |

| modes, II (Heating), III (Cylinder/Pigtail Operations) and IV (Feeling,      |

| Transfer of Sampling).  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 should have operated on demand."                                |

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

| holder.                                                                      |

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