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Event Notification Report for July 11, 2003




                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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                              Event Reports For

                           07/10/2003 - 07/11/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39949  39978  39979  39983  39987  39988  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39949       |

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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/19/2003|

|LICENSEE:  AGI GEOTECHNICAL                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:30[EDT]|

|    CITY:  VAN NUYS                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/19/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        07:30[PDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/11/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KATHLEEN KAUFMAN             |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| CALIFORNIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE            |

|                                                                              |

| [DELETED] , Director LA County Radiological Health Management of the CA      |

| Radiological Health Branch and  [DELETED]  Senior Health Physicist           |

| [DELETED] ) called to report that a Moisture Density Gauge (50 milli-Curies  |

| Am-241 and 10 milli-Curies Cs-137) (Manufacture Campbell Pacific, Model MC1, |

| serial # 11114098)  was stolen from a truck at 7:30 AM PDT.  The truck was   |

| at  7-11 in Torrance, California and the driver was inside the 7-11.  The    |

| driver noticed the missing material after he drove away from the 7-11.  The  |

| licensee is AGI Geotechnical  [DELETED] ).  The Torrance Police Department   |

| was notified.                                                                |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 7/10/03 AT 0707 PM VIA EMAIL FROM R. GREGER * * *            |

|                                                                              |

| "On 6/19/03 AGI Geotechnical, a CA licensee, reported the theft that morning |

| of one of its portable nuclear gauges from a convenience store in Torrance,  |

| CA.  The gauge was taken from the bed of the operator's parked pick-up truck |

| by someone who apparently cut the lock on the chain that locked the gauge to |

| the pickup truck.  The licensee reported the theft to the local police       |

| department and placed an ad in the local press offering a reward for the     |

| return of the gauge.  On 7/7/03 the licensee reported having received a call |

| from an individual in response to the reward ad.  The individual indicated   |

| that he knew who had stolen the gauge and where it was. The licensee         |

| retrieved the gauge that day and returned it to its offices in Van Nuys, CA. |

| A state inspector visited the licensee to physically inspect the gauge and   |

| confirm its identity.  The gauge appeared to be in a normal condition,       |

| undamaged, with no evidence of a radiological hazard.  However, the          |

| transport case for the gauge was cracked in several places and was missing   |

| DOT labels, so it would need to be replaced.  The licensee will have the     |

| gauge checked and leak tested by the manufacturer's service representative   |

| to ensure that the radioactive source was not damaged."                      |

|                                                                              |

| Notified TAS (Whitney) and R4DO (Kennedy).                                   |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39978       |

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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/07/2003|

|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:04[EDT]|

|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/06/2003|

|  COUNTY:  ARAPAHOE                  STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:        16:00[MDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/07/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |

|                                                |MARISSA BAILEY       NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREG STASINOS                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN ASPHALT CONTENT OVEN                         |

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| The following is taken from a facsimile sent from the Colorado Department of |

| Health and Environment:                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| On 7/6/03 at 2230 MDT Robin Koons, Colorado State Department of Health and   |

| Environment, was notified by the Arapahoe County Hazmat Response Team of the |

| theft of an asphalt content oven at a construction site located on Highway   |

| 36, mile marker 119 - 20 miles east of Byers, CO. Arapahoe County Hazmat     |

| responded to initiate an investigation into the incident. Initial            |

| information and indications pointed to a moisture density gauge being        |

| stolen. The moisture density gauge has been found and accounted for. The     |

| asphalt content oven contains a 100 milliCurie (plus or minus 10%) Americium |

| 241:Be source. The oven is used to test for oily content in asphalt during   |

| road construction process. The area is considered a crime scene and has been |

| secured.                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| Colorado Case Number: 2003-372                                               |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39979       |

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| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/07/2003|

|LICENSEE:  Radiological Assistance, Consulting, |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:09[EDT]|

|    CITY:  Memphis                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TN |EVENT TIME:        18:00[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:  R-79266               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/07/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Debra Shults                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |

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| "The [Tennessee Division of Radiological Health] was notified on Monday,     |

| June 30, 2003 by three employees of RACE [Radiological Assistance,           |

| Consulting, & Engineering] of a contamination event that occurred on June    |

| 26, 2003. The employees were sorting and segregating materials contaminated  |

| with low-level radioactive waste. The waste had been delivered to RACE by a  |

| waste broker. The employees ended the shift and frisked for personnel        |

| contamination prior to exiting the building. Several employees alarmed the   |

| PCM and were decontaminated prior to release. One employee had high levels   |

| of skin contamination and underwent several hours of decontamination.        |

| Preliminary results from urinalyses are negative according to the licensee.  |

| The employees are undergoing whole body counts today. The shop area was      |

| closed for routine business and decontaminated.  It was opened on Sunday,    |

| June 29, 2003. DRH staff from Memphis and Nashville visited the site to      |

| begin the investigation. Staff continue to investigate and will continue to  |

| keep the NRC informed of the status of our investigation. This incident is   |

| reportable under 1200-2-5.141 (2)(c)1(i) of 'State Regulations for           |

| Protection Against Radiation.'"                                              |

|                                                                              |

| Tennessee Report ID:  TN-03-100                                              |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39983       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/08/2003|

|LICENSEE:  GUIDANT CORPORATION                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:28[EDT]|

|    CITY:  PEARLAND                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/19/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  L05178-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/08/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |

|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |

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| Spill of radioactive material.  On 6/19/2003, an employee inadvertently      |

| dropped a vial of P-32 on the floor.  The container spilled approximately    |

| 2900 millicuries of P-32 on the floor while contaminating one employee and   |

| several pieces of the licensee's equipment.  The employee was decontaminated |

| on site.  An initial clean-up wash was performed on the facility.  However,  |

| the radiation levels remained high.  The RSO (Radiation Safety Officer)      |

| directed that the floors be covered with 2 sheets of 4 ft by 8 ft plexiglas. |

| In addition, the licensee covered contaminated equipment with lead sheeting  |

| to prevent  the spread of contamination and elevated radiation levels in the |

| vicinity of the equipment.  The licensee is waiting 10 half-lives to release |

| the facility for full use.  All personnel entering the area are notified of  |

| the contamination and are warned of the radiation levels and potential       |

| contamination.                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| The incident was not reported within 24 hours per regulations.  Levels       |

| exceed release criteria.  The incident is being investigated.                |

|                                                                              |

| This incident is being reported under 10 CFR 30.50(b)(1), and Texas          |

| requirement 289.202(xx)(7)(A).                                               |

|                                                                              |

| Texas incident number I-8034.                                                |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39987       |

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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/10/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:03[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        07/09/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RON WIGGINS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/10/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |

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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          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |

|3     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |

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| CONTROL ROOM HVAC REFRIGERATION AND CONDENSING UNIT TRIPPED DURING           |

| SURVEILLANCE TEST                                                            |

|                                                                              |

| "At 2200 hours on July 9, 2003, the B Control Room HVAC Refrigeration and    |

| Condensing Unit (RCU) tripped and would not stay running during surveillance |

| testing.  The RCU is a single train system and therefore is reportable per   |

| SAF 1.8 and LS-AA-1400, Event Reporting Guidelines Section 3.2.7.  The RCU   |

| is required to operate during a design basis accident to remove heat from    |

| the Main Control Room.  The Air Filtration Unit (AFU) of CREVS [Control Room |

| Emergency Ventilation System] remains operable.  This places both units in a |

| 30 day LCORA [Limiting Condition for Operation Required Action] per Tech     |

| Spec 3.7.5 Required Action A.1."                                             |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39988       |

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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/10/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:55[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/10/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:44[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROB HARRSCH                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/10/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BILL GOTT                    +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TERRY REIS           NRR     |

|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |

|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |

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

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|2     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |

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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO MAIN FEEDWATER PUMP TRIP                       |

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| "At 1342, The Unit 2 'B' Main Feedwater Pump tripped, this was followed by   |

| an automatic reactor trip at 1344.  All Reactor Protection and Safety        |

| Systems responded as required.  The Unit 2 'B' Heater Drain Tank Pump also   |

| tripped during the transient.  The 'B' Main Feedwater Pump trip was due to   |

| an electrical fault, the cause is unknown at this time. Unit 2 is stable in  |

| Mode 3 at this time."                                                        |

|                                                                              |

| Additionally, due to the initial low levels in the Unit 2 Steam Generators   |

| due to the Main Feedwater Pump trip,  Auxiliary Feed Water initiated as      |

| expected.                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee reported that all rods fully inserted, decay heat is being      |

| removed by dumping steam to the main condenser, and no primary or secondary  |

| relief valves lifted..                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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