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Event Notification Report for February 16, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/15/2001 - 02/16/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37733  37741  37749  37751  37752  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37733       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:13[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  OHRABLO                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/15/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SANBORN                 |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST/UNACCOUNTED FOR SECURITY WEAPON.  IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN |
| UPON DISCOVERY.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| CONTACT HOO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                       |
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| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL  NOTIFIED                                        |
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| * * * RETRACTION 1508 2/15/2001 FROM HAMM TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has determined that this event is not reportable under 10 CFR   |
| 73.71, and this report is being retracted. The NRC resident inspector will   |
| be informed. Notified R4DO (Pick).                                           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37741       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  RICKER-ATKINSON-McBEE & ASSOC.       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:11[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  07-406                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/15/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GREG PICK            R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM WRIGHT               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                             |
|                                                                              |
| "This first notice constitutes EARLY notice of events of POSSIBLE safety or  |
| public interest significance. The information is that which is available     |
| after preliminary investigation and is basically all that is known by the    |
| Agency Staff at this time.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Date:  02/13/01                                                             |
| Time:  0430-0815 AM, MST                                                     |
| First Notice No.:  01-01                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Arizona Licensee:  Ricker-Atkinson-McBee & Assoc.                           |
| License:  No. 07-406                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Description of the event: Between the hours of 0430 AM and 0815 AM a        |
| Troxler Moisture Density Gauge,  Model #3440, S/N 26981 was stolen from the  |
| licensee's facility while locked and chained in the bed of the users 2000    |
| Dodge Dakota Pickup Truck, Arizona Lic. #523FCY. The gauge and scatter block |
| were removed from the transport case and the case remained in the pickup. A  |
| reward of $500.00 is being offered by the licensee upon return of the        |
| gauge.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The states of Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and U.S. NRC Region   |
| IV, USNRC-DC, U.S. FBI and the governor's office are being informed of this  |
| incident."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE AT 1108 EST ON 02/15/01 VIA FACSIMILE FROM AUBREY V. GODWIN TO    |
| LEIGH TROCINE ***                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Arizona     |
| Radiation Regulatory Agency:                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "This Supplemental Notice constitutes EARLY additional informational notice  |
| of events of POSSIBLE safety or public interest significance.  The           |
| information is as initially received WITHOUT verification or evaluation and  |
| is basically all that is known by the Agency Staff at this time."            |
|                                                                              |
| "Date:  February 15, 2001                                                    |
| Time:  9:00 AM (MST)                                                         |
| First Notice:  01-01                                                         |
| Arizona Licensee:  Ricker-Atkinson-McBee & Associates [in] Tempe, AZ         |
| License No.:  07-406 [...]"                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 13, 2001, the LICENSEE reported the [theft] of a Troxler Model  |
| 3440 moisture density gauge.  A First Notice No. 01-01 was issued to report  |
| this event to appropriate agencies.  Late February 14, 2001, a pawn shop in  |
| Phoenix reported that they had obtained a nuclear gauge and wished to        |
| release it to the proper authorities.  The gauge was recovered from the pawn |
| shop with locks intact.  The Phoenix PD is investigating the circumstances   |
| of the transfer of the device to the pawn shop."                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The LICENSEE and the Agency continue to investigate this event."            |
|                                                                              |
| "The states of Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada together   |
| with the U.S. NRC, the U.S. FBI, and Mexico are being notified of this       |
| event."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for both State and licensee contact         |
| information.)                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R4DO (Pick) and NMSS EO (Cool).      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37749       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/14/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        02/14/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:51[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE SCHOENBACH             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GREG PICK            R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*IND 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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| BOTH TRAINS OF CONTAINMENT COOLERS AND ONE TRAIN OF CONTAINMENT SPRAY        |
| INOPERABLE                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 2/14/01, the 'A' train containment cooling train was removed from        |
| service at 0507 CST for associated circuit breaker work. At 0851 CST the 'B' |
| Train Essential Service Water pump was started to support performance of the |
| 'A' Train SIS/CIS Slave Relay Test.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "The 'B' Essential Service Water pump failed to achieve rated flow and       |
| pressure and was declared inoperable at 0851 CST. This resulted in entry     |
| into Technical Specification LCO 3.6.6, Required Action F.1 for both trains  |
| of containment coolers inoperable and one train ('B') of Containment Spray   |
| inoperable. LCO 3.6.6 Required Action F.1 also requires entry into LCO       |
| 3.0.3. Technical Specification 3.0.3 was entered at 0851 CST and exited at   |
| 1123 CST when the 'A' train of Containment Cooling was returned to service.  |
| The plant remains in Technical Specification LCO 3.7.8 Required Action A.1   |
| (72-Hour Action Statement) for one train ('B') of Essential Service Water    |
| inoperable.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "This condition at the time of discovery could have prevented the            |
| fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed  |
| to control the release of radioactive material or mitigate the consequences  |
| for an accident. It was concluded that this event was reportable per         |
| 10CFR50.72(b) (3) (v) since:                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| (1) Both trains of containment cooling were lost as a result of the          |
| unanticipated failure of the 'B' train Essential Service Water pump in       |
| conjunction with the 'A' train containment coolers being removed from        |
| service.                                                                     |
| (2) Cascading through technical specification resulted in the loss of 'B'    |
| train containment spray system.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The failure of the 'B' train Essential Service Water pump is under          |
| evaluation."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| UPDATE 1706 2/15/2001 VIA FACSIMILE TO STRANSKY * * *                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Upon investigation of the 'B' Essential Service Water pump problem, an      |
| obstruction was found in the suction of the pump. The obstruction was        |
| subsequently removed and the pump was then started to evaluate the           |
| operability condition of 'B' Essential Service Water pump. The pump was      |
| evaluated for normal flow, discharge pressure, and vibration. All parameters |
| were found within normal operating limits, the 'B' Essential Service Water   |
| pump was declared Operable at 0231 on 2/15/O1 and Technical Specifications   |
| 3.7.8.A.1 and 3.8.1.B were exited."                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (Pick).                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE AT 0615 ON 02/16/01 - LEIGH TROCINE CALLED SITE (JOHN DAMPS) ***  |
|                                                                              |
| The obstruction was a 20-foot long piece of tygon tubing.  It was reported   |
| that the tubing had been hanging from a funnel near a hole in a pre-lube     |
| tank for the pump's seals.  Apparently, the tubing fell into a drain and     |
| made its way to the pump suction.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the resident inspectors were aware of this          |
| information.  The NRC operations center notified the R4DO (Pick).            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37751       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/15/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:45[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/15/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:17[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRADDOCK LEWIS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/15/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*RPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO LOSS OF FEEDWATER PUMP                            |
|                                                                              |
| Operators manually tripped the reactor after the Unit 1 East main feedwater  |
| pump tripped due to loss of condenser vacuum in the East main feedwater pump |
| condenser. All systems functioned as expected following the trip. The unit   |
| is currently stable in Hot Standby. The NRC resident inspector has been      |
| informed of this event by the licensee.                                      |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37752       |
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| REP ORG:  JACOBS PAN AMERICAN                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/15/2001|
|LICENSEE:  JACOBS PAN AMERICAN                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:14[EST]|
|    CITY:  ST. CROIX                REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        01/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:  U.S.V.I                   STATE:     |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  55-25502-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/15/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |STEPHEN CAHILL       R2      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROD KIMBALL                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE OF EXTREMITY                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that an individual may have received an overexposure   |
| (~ 2 R) of the right hand. The individual's hand may have come within 3/8    |
| inch of a 40 Ci source. An NRC Region II inspector is currently at the       |
| facility.                                                                    |
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