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Event Notification Report for July 28, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           07/25/2003 - 07/28/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39566  39631  39663  39888  39941  39997  40018  40021  40022  40023  



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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39566       |

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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:03[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/06/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:45[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN KONOVALCHICK            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TERRY REIS           NRR     |

|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  |

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES REGARDING TRITIUM SPILL     |

|                                                                              |

| "Notification was made to the state of New Jersey to report a spill of       |

| radioactive material, specifically, tritium at a concentration of 6.92 E-5   |

| microcuries/ml.  The material is presently contained on the property of      |

| Salem Generating Station and was discovered at 0945 on February 6, 2003.     |

|                                                                              |

| "Soil samples obtained at a depth of 20 feet from 2 monitoring wells         |

| indicates the presence of tritium.  The monitoring wells are adjacent to     |

| Salem Unit 1 and within the protected area.  We recently sampled all         |

| domestic water supplies and the results were negative.  There is no          |

| indication of any offsite release, there is no threat to the public or       |

| company employees.  We cannot determine at this time if this is an existing  |

| or historic condition.  We are continuing with additional analysis to        |

| determine the source and extent of the condition."                           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee informed state agencies and the NRC resident inspector and will |

| inform the local agency of LAC.                                              |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/25/03 @ 1553 BY RUDOLPH CHAN TO CHAUNCEY GOULD * * *      |

|                                                                              |

| On July 25, 2003, PSEG made an update notification to the New Jersey         |

| Department of Environmental Protection on the results of PSEG's ongoing      |

| remediation work investigation plan for the previously reported tritium      |

| spill. The update stated that additional samples from test wells have        |

| identified presence of tritium at levels above background.  Specifically,    |

| sample results obtained from a new well placed as part of the ongoing        |

| investigation indicated a tritium concentration of 3.5 E-3                   |

| microcuries/milliliter.   Additionally, a sample from an existing well       |

| indicated a result of 1.25 E-4 microcuries/milliliter, which was higher than |

| previously observed at this location although from a different type of       |

| well.   Gamma scans of samples from both locations detected no other         |

| radionuclides.  There is no indication of any offsite release and there is   |

| no threat to the public or company employees.   We cannot determine at this  |

| time if this is an  existing or historic condition.  We are reviewing the    |

| situation with our expert panel to determine the proper location for         |

| additional test wells to determine the source and extent of the condition.   |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC resident and regional inspectors have been made aware of the test    |

| results.                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC REG1 RDO (Daniel Holody) was informed.                               |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39631       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:30[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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 TO STATE AGENCY OF EXPIRED GREEN SEA TURTLE FOUND AT    |

| BARRIER NET                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC notification [is] being made due to state notification to [the] Florida |

| Wildlife Commission regarding a Green Sea Turtle found dead at barrier net   |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The turtle was found on the surface at the barrier net with no injuries or   |

| abnormalities except for fresh cuts common for turtles coming through pipes. |

| The cause of death is unknown at this time. A necropsy is planned.           |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/15/03 @ 1033 EST FROM TEREZAKIS TO CROUCH * * *            |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-15-03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. |

| The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The injuries to  |

| the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, |

| the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at |

| 0920 EST.  This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR  |

| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                            |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/19/03 AT 1222 EST FROM E. SUMNER TO RIPLEY  * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| "On 03/19/03 @ 1105 hrs., one loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of            |

| rehabilitation.  The injury to the turtle is not causal to plant operation.  |

| Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation    |

| Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1115 EST."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATED ON 3/31/03 AT 1159 EST FROM W.L. PARK TO A. COSTA * * *        |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-31-03 [1105 EST], a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of             |

| rehabilitation. The injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant           |

| operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife      |

| Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1105 EST. This non-emergency  |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the     |

| notification of FWCC."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1235EST ON 4/9/03 FROM ANDY TEREZAKIS TO S.SANDIN * * *         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 4-9-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's Intake    |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The        |

| injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's    |

| turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)  |

| was notified at 1100 EST. This non-emergency notification is being made      |

| pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO(Landis).    |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 5/2/03 AT 1826 FROM S. OEHRLE TO A. COSTA ***                  |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5/2/03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal.  The     |

| turtle  required rehabilitation.  The injuries were not causal to plant      |

| operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife     |

| Conservation Commission was notified at 1445 EDT.  This non-emergency        |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) due to        |

| offsite notification."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO          |

| (Munday).                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| **** update on 05/24/03 at 1417 EDT FROM JOE HESSLING TO JOHN MACKINNON      |

| ****                                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-24-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The      |

| turtle was very underweight and lethargic, no injuries or anomalies noted.   |

| Turtle's condition is not causal to plant operation.  Per the plant's turtle |

| permit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was      |

| notified at 1345 EDT.  This non-emergency notification is being made         |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC. NRC R2DO |

| (TOM DECKER) notified.                                                       |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| ****UPDATE ON 5/27/03 AT 10:49 FROM HESSLING TO LAURA****                    |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-27-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The turtle |

| was underweight, and missing lower posterior marginals on left side.         |

| Turtle's injuries are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle  |

| permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was     |

| notified at 0850 EDT. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant |

| to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                  |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (T. Decker)                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 06/17/03 AT 12:45 EDT FROM CALVIN WARD TO ARLON COSTA * * *  |

|                                                                              |

| "At approximately 12:45 p.m. on 6/17/03 a loggerhead turtle was rescued from |

| the St. Lucie Plant intake canal. The turtle was injured and will be         |

| transported to the State authorized sea turtle rehabilitation facility. The  |

| Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (FDEP) was notified at 1:09 p.m.   |

| as required by the St. Lucie Plant Sea Turtle Permit - see the attached sea  |

| turtle stranding report (1 page).                                            |

|                                                                              |

| "Notification to the state government agency requires a four (4) Hr.         |

| Non-Emergency Notification to the NRC per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). There were |

| no unusual plant evolutions in progress which may have contributed to this   |

| event."                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (L. Wert).                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 0605 EDT ON 6/26/03 FROM STEVE MERRILL TO S. SANDIN * * *       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee was informed by the FWCC that the green sea turtle requiring    |

| rehabilitation which was retrieved from the plant's intake canal on 3/15/03  |

| had expired within 10 days of removal.  Consequently, the licensee is        |

| updating their 3/15/03 report to include this additional information.  The   |

| licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO(C. Ogle).    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1506 EDT ON 07/01/03 FROM CALVIN WARD TO GOTT * * *             |

|                                                                              |

| On 04/02/03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal.  The    |

| turtle  required rehabilitation.  The injuries were not causal to plant      |

| operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife     |

| Conservation Commission was notified.  This non-emergency notification is    |

| being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) due to offsite notification.  |

| On 07/01/03 licensee QA discovered that the injury had occurred and that the |

| NRC had not been notified within the 4 hours.  The failure to report the     |

| event within the regulatory time is being investigated and has been entered  |

| into the stations corrective action program.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (Munday)                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1750 EDT ON 07/07/03 FROM JOE HESSLING TO MACKINNON * * *       |

|                                                                              |

| On 07/07/03, a Loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plants' intake   |

| canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The      |

| injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant operation.  Per the plant's   |

| Turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission (FWCC)  |

| was notified at 1715 EDT.  This non-emergency is being made pursuant to 10   |

| CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC.                         |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (Munday).                                                      |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| * * *  UPDATE ON 07/25/03 @ 1510  BY  CALVIN WORD TO STEVE SANDIN * * *      |

|                                                                              |

| On 7/25/03, a sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. The    |

| turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The injuries to the  |

| turtle are not causal to plant operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit,    |

| the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified.   |

| This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR             |

| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC.                             |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and other Government        |

| Agencies                                                                     |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| Reg 2 RDO(Anne Boland) was informed                                          |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39663       |

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| REP ORG:  WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/12/2003|

|LICENSEE:  PM TESTING LABORATORY                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:11[EST]|

|    CITY:  Tacoma                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/05/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WA |EVENT TIME:        20:00[PST]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ARDEN SCROGGS                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| WA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE INCIDENT                  |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "Licensee: PM TESTING LABORATORY                                             |

| "Licensee number: WN-11R047-1                                                |

| "Type of licensee: Industrial Radiography                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "Date of event: March 5, 2003                                                |

| "Location of event: Port of Tacoma, WA. German cargo ship  'Big Lift'        |

|                                                                              |

| "ABSTRACT: (as reported by licensee's representative) A radiographer and     |

| Assistant Radiographer were performing radiography at the Port of Tacoma, on |

| a German cargo ship  'Big Lift'  on March 5, 2003, at approximately 10 PM    |

| [PST]. The work required the radiographers to use a cherry-picker type       |

| lifting vehicle to access the work area since the area was about 100 feet    |

| above deck level. The Radiographer and Assistant were both in the lift       |

| bucket, 2 feet apart, at the time of the incident. The industrial            |

| radiographic device (Amersham Corporation Model 660B, containing             |

| approximately 70 curies of iridium 192) with connected guide tube,           |

| collimator and control cables had been lifted into position and secured in   |

| the area of the intended exposure. The exposure device had been made ready   |

| for the exposure. The operation required the Radiographer and Assistant to   |

| move the lift as far from the exposure area as possible while extending the  |

| control cable.                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| "As the lift was being positioned away from the work area it swayed, this    |

| startled the radiographer who dropped the control cable. The sway also       |

| caused the lift's engine to stall. The action of dropping the control cable  |

| to the extent of its length and resulting sudden stop at the end of the drop |

| caused the source to become unshielded. Their survey meter immediately went  |

| off scale on the highest scale and their alarm-rate meters were alarming.    |

|                                                                              |

| "It took the radiographers, by their estimate, about 30 seconds to restart   |

| the [lift] vehicle, move the bucket so they could recapture the control      |

| cable and secure the source. When they were able to check their pocket       |

| ion-chambers, they found them off scale. Work was stopped for the day and    |

| both film badges were sent for processing.                                   |

|                                                                              |

| "Results from film badge processing and analysis indicated the Radiographer  |

| received a whole body exposure of 1600 millirem. This coincided with the     |

| calculations made by the Radiographer after the incident. The film badge for |

| the Assistant indicated an exposure of 1,423,000 millirem. When the badge    |

| processor was contacted and asked to reanalyze the film they stated they got |

| the same exposure.                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| "Since both radiographers were within 2 feet of each other in the lift       |

| basket and calculations confirmed that the Radiographer's exposure was 1600  |

| milliRem, it appears the exposure to the Assistant was incorrectly           |

| determined. In addition, the Assistant is not exhibiting any signs of an     |

| excessive exposure. The company is submitting a report of the incident. The  |

| Division is performing an investigation. Media, at present, are not          |

| involved.                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "What is the notification or reporting criteria involved? WAC 246-221-260,   |

| Reports of overexposures and excessive levels and concentrations.            |

|                                                                              |

| "Activity and Isotope(s) involved? 70 curies of Iridium 192.                 |

|                                                                              |

| "Overexposure? Until the investigation indicates otherwise, the process      |

| report of the Assistant's film badge indicates a whole body exposure of      |

| about 1,423,000 milliRem. The over exposure is apparently not real since     |

| calculations using exposure time, distance and source activity and a second  |

| film badge, worn by another individual closely associated with the first all |

| indicate exposure is unusual but much lower. Staff will investigate."        |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1326 EDT on 7/25/03 FROM A. SCROGGS VIA EMAIL TO THE OPS CENTER |

| * * *                                                                        |

|                                                                              |

| The following is a portion of an email received from the Dept. of Health,    |

| Rad Materials Section:                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| "The initial report indicated that an Assistant Radiographer appeared to     |

| have received an overexposure.  The Department's investigation determined    |

| this not to be true.                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "As a result of the department's investigation of the event and review of    |

| the radiography company's assumptions and calculations, the Assistant's      |

| exposure was determined to be 1600 millirem.  Although this is a significant |

| and unusual exposure, given the circumstances of the event, the department   |

| considers that any health effects would be minimal.                          |

|                                                                              |

| "The event is considered to be closed."                                      |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R4DO (Pruett) and NMSS (Greeves).                                   |

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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39888       |

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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/29/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:43[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        05/29/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:39[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAY SWAFFORD                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |

|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   |

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

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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| DEGRADED ACCIDENT MITIGATION FEATURE                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was obtained from the licensee via facsimile:      |

|                                                                              |

| "On 05/29/2003 at 0239 [CDT], during performance of 3-SR-3.5.1.7, HPCI [High |

| Pressure Coolant Injection] Main and Booster Pump Developed Head and         |

| Flowrate Test at Rated Reactor Pressure, following release of the HPCI Trip  |

| Push button, the HPCI Turbine Stop Valve, 3-FCV-73-18, did not return to the |

| OPEN position as required by the surveillance. The SR [Surveillance          |

| Requirement] was stopped.                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "This is reportable as an 8 hour report in accordance with                   |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)[(D) as 'Any event or condition that at the time of       |

| discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of     |

| structures or systems that are needed to:  (D) Mitigate the consequences of  |

| an accident.'                                                                |

|                                                                              |

| "This is also reportable as a 60 day written report in accordance with       |

| 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(vii) as 'Any event where a single cause or condition caused |

| at least one independent train or channel to become inoperable  in a single  |

| system designed to:  (D) Mitigate the consequence of an accident.'"          |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/25/03 @ 1456 BY NACOSTE TO GOULD * * *  RETRACTION        |

|                                                                              |

| This report is being retracted. Upon further evaluation, it was determined   |

| that failure of the HPCI stop valve to re-open, (after successful            |

| performance of the HPCI flow test) did not result in a condition that could  |

| have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function. The HPCI stop valve   |

| did not re-open due to failure of the overspeed trip device to reset.  This  |

| overspeed trip device only actuates during a HPCI turbine overspeed          |

| condition or it can be manually actuated to test the stop valve trip and     |

| reset function.   In this case, since no overspeed condition occurred, the   |

| actuation was most likely the result of testing activities.   HPCI reset     |

| following an overspeed trip is not a safety function of HPCI, and is not     |

| credited in the accident analysis for HPCI.  Therefore, the failure of the   |

| HPCI stop valve to reset and reopen is not a condition that could have       |

| prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of HPCI, and this event is  |

| not reportable.                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| Notified Reg 2 RDO (Anne Boland)                                             |

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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39941       |

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| REP ORG:  GUTHRIE HEALTH CARE                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/16/2003|

|LICENSEE:  GUTHRIE HEALTH CARE                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:20[EDT]|

|    CITY:  SAYRE                    REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/12/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  37-01893-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |RAYMOND LORSON       R1      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOON PARK                    |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|LDIF 35.3045(a)(1)       DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSA|                             |

|LOTH 35.3045(a)(3)       DOSE TO OTHER SITE > SP|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| DISCOVERY THAT PART OF THE IMPLANTED SEEDS WERE NOT IN THE PROPER SITE       |

|                                                                              |

| A patient was referred for treatment, due to reoccurring prostate cancer, to |

| the hospital where he had previously had treatment. Seeds were implanted     |

| around May 2001.  A scan of the previous treatment of implanted seeds        |

| determined that many of the seeds were not located in the prostate, but in   |

| adjacent tissue where they would have been ineffective in treatment.  Also,  |

| a review of the records indicated a scan was performed in early 2002, but    |

| was not followed up on. The patient and referring physician have been        |

| informed.  The hospital is conducting an investigation into the event and    |

| also developing a plan to provide appropriate treatment for the patient.     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/18/03 AT 1638 FROM JOON PARK TO ARLON COSTA * * *         |

|                                                                              |

| Post-op dosimetry on one patient was determined to be a misadministration.   |

| The dose that covered  the prostate was more than 20 percent different  from |

| the prescription as well as the penile bulb dose being close to 50 percent   |

| of the prescription dose.  Efforts are being made to contact the affected    |

| patient.  The licensee will continue efforts to obtain post-op dosimetry on  |

| the rest of the patients related to this incident so that  evaluations for   |

| misadministration can be performed.                                          |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R1DO (Della Greca) and NMSS EO (Pierson).                           |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/25/03 AT 0921 EDT FROM JOON PARK TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *  |

|                                                                              |

| Post-op dosimetry for two patients were determined to be a                   |

| misadministration.  The patients had their prostates treated some time in    |

| the year 2001.  The iodine-125 seeds were placed  2 to 3 centimeters below   |

| the area where they were supposed to be located.  The improper location of   |

| the iodine-125 seeds caused more than 50% of the prescribed dose to be       |

| delivered to an un-intended organ.  The patients will be notified.           |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R1DO (Dan Holody) and NMSS EO (Trish Holahan).                      |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39997       |

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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/15/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:35[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/15/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL SCHAEFER             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA SMITH          R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| 22 OFFSITE EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE                                       |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "South Texas Project is making this eight hour notification IAW 50.72 (b)    |

| (3) (xiii) for "Loss of Offsite Response Capability".  Currently, due to     |

| local power outages, 10 sirens are available and 22 sirens are not           |

| available.  Compensatory actions are in place to alert the public if         |

| necessary.  There are three compensatory actions: local law enforcement      |

| officials are prepared to respond to areas where the sirens are not          |

| available to alert the public, a community alert network is in place to      |

| activate a phone tree to local residents and tone alert radios with          |

| residents.  Power restoration and recovery actions are in progress."   State |

| and local officials will be notified of this event by the licensee.          |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 7/25/03 AT 1112 EDT FROM SCOTT HEAD TO GERRY WAIG * * *      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee reported that all 22 of the sirens previously reported as "not  |

| available" have been returned to service as of 0900 CDT on 7/24/03. All      |

| Offsite Notification Sirens are operable and available at this time.         |

| Notified NRC Region 4 DO (Troy Pruett).                                      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   40018       |

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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:17[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        07/19/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF GROFF                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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

| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT INVOLVING A LICENSED OPERATOR                        |

|                                                                              |

| A licensed operator tested negative during a for-cause test after reporting  |

| he had taken a controlled substance without a prescription.  The licensee    |

| has removed the individual from watchstanding duties and will determine      |

| corrective actions.                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   40021       |

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| REP ORG:  FEDERAL MOGUL                        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2003|

|LICENSEE:  FEDERAL MOGUL                        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:30[EDT]|

|    CITY:  SOUTH BEND               REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL FRODYMA                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| SOURCE MISSING FROM FIXED LOCATION GENERAL LICENSE THICKNESS GAUGE           |

|                                                                              |

| Federal Mogul Corporation at their South Bend, Indiana facility produces     |

| teflon coated pistons.  In the production process, a fixed gauge             |

| manufactured by Oxford Instruments is employed to measure the teflon coating |

| thickness using a beta backscatter probe.  The gauge was last calibrated on  |

| 12/02 at which time the technician noted two (2) screws were missing on the  |

| faceplate.  However, no repairs were made at that time.  Earlier this year   |

| technicians replaced the missing screws not realizing that the source had    |

| fallen out and was no longer in the instrument.  A survey and search of the  |

| area did not identify or recover the source.  The instrument is a model      |

| GM-2, S/N 610130P, containing less than 1200 microCuries Promethium-147.     |

|                                                                              |

| Call the Headquarter Operations Officer for contact information.             |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   40022       |

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| FACILITY: COMANCHE PEAK            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:54[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:18[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID BUTLER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/25/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|2     N          Y       12       Power Operation  |1        Startup          |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| AUTOMATIC AUXILIARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION DUE TO MAIN FEEDWATER PUMP TRIP      |

|                                                                              |

| While at 12% power, the operating Main Feedwater Pump "2-B" tripped on low   |

| suction pressure, possibly due to an entrained air bubble in one of the      |

| feedwater heaters.  This resulted in an automatic AFW signal due to a loss   |

| of all feedwater (the "2-A" MFW was in the tripped condition since it was    |

| not required).  Operators manually tripped the Main Turbine to minimize      |

| steam demand and stabilize the plant.  All systems functioned as required.   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   40023       |

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

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| FACILITY: PRAIRIE ISLAND           REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/27/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:14[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/26/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:39[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE SEILHYMER              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/27/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| LOSS OF POWER TO 4160 V BUS DUE TO A GROUND FAULT                            |

|                                                                              |

| "A ground fault on the tertiary winding of 10 TR Substation Transformer      |

| resulted in a loss of power to Unit 2 Safeguard 4160 V Bus 26.  Bus 26 Load  |

| Sequencer automatically initiated voltage restoration to re-power the bus    |

| from 2RY Station Reserve Transformer.  Load Sequencer operation also         |

| generated automatic load rejection and load restoration of Bus 26 loads."    |

|                                                                              |

| All safeguards loads on  Bus 26 that would have been rejected by the         |

| sequencer were not running.  Containment fan cooling units were restored.    |

| Manually restored reactor coolant pump seal injection.  Tertiary Cooling     |

| Systems that provide flow to the cooling towers are still off.  All other    |

| systems functioned as required.                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                         |

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