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Event Notification Report for August 13, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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                              Event Reports For

                           08/12/2003 - 08/13/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



40019  40057  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   40019       |

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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2003|

|LICENSEE:  DELLAVALLEY LABORATORIES             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:00[EDT]|

|    CITY:  SACRAMENTO               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        09:00[PDT]|

|LICENSE#:  3194-10               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/13/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |TROY PRUETT          R4      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KENT PREDERGAST              |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                      |

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| "[The licensee] got in late from work, and failed to take the gauge to       |

| storage location but instead left the gauge in the back of his pickup and    |

| covered it.  The gauge was covered inside the camper shell.  Sometime        |

| between 11 PM on 7/24/03 and 1:00 AM on 7/25/03, the pickup was stolen from  |

| it's parking location.  The Sacramento Police were notified on 7/25/03 and   |

| the licensee will be placing an advertisement in the Sacramento Bee          |

| [newspaper], offering a reward for the stolen gauge.                         |

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| "The Stolen gauge was a CPN 131, Model 503 DR, serial number H35126508       |

| containing 50 millicuries of Americium  241 Beryllium."                      |

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| *****UPDATE 8/12/03 AT 12:46 GREGER TO LAURA*****                            |

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| "The stolen nuclear gauge reported in Event # 030603 [NMED Database number]  |

| was found in a business dumpster in Sacramento, the city in which it was     |

| stolen, on August 3, 2003 by a member of the public. Both the gauge and the  |

| truck in which the gauge was stored overnight (inside a camper shell) was    |

| stolen from a private residence. The truck has not been recovered. The gauge |

| was found inside its protective transportation case. The lock on the         |

| transportation case had been removed, but the gauge remained locked          |

| (radioactive source not exposed). The individual finding the gauge stated he |

| had seen the newspaper ad offering a reward for return of the gauge. The     |

| gauge will be tested for radioactive leakage before being returned to        |

| service. Enforcement action is being taken against the gauge company for     |

| failing to properly store the gauge."                                        |

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| Notified NMSS (J. Hickey) and R4DO (Phil Harrell).                           |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   40057       |

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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/12/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:11[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/15/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:47[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ART BREADY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/12/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GLENN MEYER          R1      |

|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       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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| 10 CFR 50.73 REPORT                                                          |

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| "The report is being made under 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and is not         |

| considered a Licensee Event Report.                                          |

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| "During performance of a Surveillance Order, a Reactor Building Ventilation  |

| System isolation was initiated at 14:47 on 6/15/03. The apparent cause of    |

| the isolation was human error due to the incorrect de-energizing and         |

| placement of test leads on the 'B' train component instead of the 'A' train  |

| component as required by procedure. After the 'B' Train Sorrento RM-80       |

| (1SP-RY4856B) was de-energized, the 'A' train detector (1SP-RE-4857A) was    |

| disconnected in accordance with the procedure. When the opposite train       |

| detector was disconnected, the Reactor Building Ventilation System isolation |

| was initiated.                                                               |

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| "Upon receipt of the Reactor Building Equipment (RBE) isolation, the         |

| following systems isolated:                                                  |

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| "Torus water cleanup, Drywell (DW) floor and equipment sumps, Drywell Leak   |

| Detection (DLD) sampling skid, Reactor Building Ventilation System (RBVS)    |

| isolated, Radwaste (RW) ventilation isolated, Filtration Recirculation       |

| Ventilation System (FRVS) auto started, B Station Service Water (SSW) pump   |

| and B Station Auxiliary Cooling System (SACS) pump auto started, Primary     |

| Containment Instrument (PCI) gas valves and compressors isolated.            |

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| "The operating crew entered the procedure for Primary Containment abnormal   |

| condition B. When instrument technicians restored the 'B' RBE radiation      |

| monitor, the operating crew reset PCI Signal in accordance with the          |

| Operating Procedure and restored the systems to normal.                      |

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| "All safety systems responded to the isolation signal according to design."  |

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