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Event Notification Report for April 10, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/09/2001 - 04/10/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37812  37901  37902  37903  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37812       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/07/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:11[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/07/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS BEMIS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*ESF 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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MOTOR DRIVEN EMERGENCY FEEDWATER (EFW) PUMP STARTED UNEXPECTEDLY             |
|                                                                              |
| While paralleling the DG-1B with offsite power, the "B" Motor Driven EFW     |
| pump started .  The start occurred as the Bus 6 Unit Auxiliary Transformer   |
| breaker was closed.  The licensee verified Emergency Feedwater Flow was not  |
| required and secured the Motor Driven EFW pump.  The pump ran for 2 minutes  |
| and 28 seconds.  All four (4) Steam Generator Water Levels increased less    |
| than 10% narrow range.  The licensee is investigating the cause of the pump  |
| start.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1124EDT ON 4/9/01 FROM DAMON RITTER TO S. SANDIN * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| "The following is a retraction for event number 37812 dated March 7, 2001:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 3/7/2001 at 13:11 (EST), Seabrook Station reported an actuation of the   |
| Emergency Feedwater System pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). Since the    |
| report was made, an evaluation of the equipment and events has been          |
| performed. 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) requires that an eight hour report be     |
| submitted for 'Any event or condition that results in valid actuation of any |
| of the systems listed in [10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B)]...' The Emergency         |
| Feedwater System is listed as item (6) of 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B). Valid     |
| actuations are those events that result from 'valid signals' or from         |
| intentional manual initiation, unless it is part of a pre-planned test.      |
| Valid signals are those signals that are initiated in response to actual     |
| plant conditions or parameters satisfying the requirements for initiation of |
| the safety function of the system. An evaluation of the equipment and events |
| has determined that the pump start was due to an invalid signal. Since a     |
| valid actuation signal was not present, this event is not reportable         |
| pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)."                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.  Notified               |
| R1DO(Linville).                                                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37901       |
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| FACILITY: BYRON                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:48[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:07[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAMS/BOOMGARDER          |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHAEL JORDAN       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PRESS RELEASE PREPARED CONCERNING WORKERS TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITAL AND   |
| PLANNED NOTIFICATION TO THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION    |
| (OSHA)                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "A news release is planned regarding the following incident:                 |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0304 [CDT] this morning, 13 Contract Individuals working in the 2B Main  |
| Condenser experienced respiratory distress.  The individuals all exited the  |
| condenser under their own power for medical attention.  Seven individuals    |
| were transported offsite to a local area hospital for treatment.  The        |
| remaining 6 are under the care of the onsite medical staff.  An              |
| investigation is ongoing.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Additional information:  At the current time, the Byron site is preparing   |
| information to be made available to the media upon request."                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE RECEIVED AT 1313 EDT ON 04/09/01 FROM SCOT SWANSON TO LEIGH     |
| TROCINE *****                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "[...]  The Byron Site Vice President arranged for a meeting with the local  |
| media to present available information and answer questions.  Exelon         |
| Corporation is arranging the press release.  In summary:"                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Exelon Byron Station had an incident at 0304 [CDT] on 04/09/01 that         |
| involved 13 individuals supporting the Unit 2 outage.  They were working in  |
| the Unit 2 Main Condenser and had to leave due to respiratory distress.  Of  |
| the 7 that were transported to local Rockford Memorial hospital, 4 have been |
| admitted for observation.  [...]"                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "This is reportable to OSHA under 29 CFR 1904.8."                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that four individuals were admitted to the hospital for  |
| observation at 0830 CDT.  Therefore, the required 8-hour notification to     |
| OSHA is due by 1630 CDT.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee also stated that Unit 2 is presently in Mode 6 (Refueling).     |
| Mode 6 was entered at 0938 CDT on 04/09/01.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector and OSHA.  A press   |
| release has been made.  The NRC operations officer notified the R3DO         |
| (Geoffrey Wright).                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| Call the NRC Operations Center for a licensee point of contact.              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37902       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:54[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD SWEENEY              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO NATIONAL MARINE AND FISHERIES SERVICE REGARDING A    |
| LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 09, 2001 at 0940 the 40th non-lethal sea turtle take in the        |
| biennial period occurred.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with Crystal River Unit #3 Operating License, Appendix B,     |
| Environmental Protection Plan (Non-Radiological),  'Endangered or threatened |
| sea turtles shall be protected in accordance with the Incidental Take        |
| Statement issued by the National Marine and Fisheries Service (NMFS).'  The  |
| NMFS has established numerical limits on live takes, lethal takes causally   |
| related to plant operation, and lethal takes not related to plant            |
| operations.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The NMFS must be notified within five days whenever:                        |
|                                                                              |
| a.  The 40th non-lethal take occurs in the biennial period, or               |
| b.  The third causally related mortality occurs in the biennial period, or   |
| c.   The sixth non-causally related mortality occurs in the biennial         |
| period.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The current biennial period for monitoring sea turtle takes began January   |
| 1, 2001.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Thus, in accordance with Crystal Unit #3 Administrative Instruction 571,    |
| Sea Turtle Rescue and Handling Guidance, the NMFS must be notified within    |
| five days.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with Crystal River Unit #3 Compliance Procedure 151, External |
| Reporting Requirements, this 40th non-lethal sea turtle take is Reportable   |
| as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to  |
| the protection of the environment for which a notification to other          |
| government agencies has been or will be made."                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37903       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR PHARMACEUTICALS               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:19[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/06/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/09/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM PENTECOST                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT REGARDING AN IODINE-131 SPILL IN A PROCESSING ROOM AT |
| SYNCOR PHARMACEUTICALS IN DENVER, COLORADO                                   |
|                                                                              |
| An iodine-131 spill occurred on the evening of 04/06/01 at Syncor            |
| Pharmaceuticals in Denver.  Apparently, one of two pharmacists dropped a     |
| vial containing 250 millicuries of iodine-131.  This occurred in a normal    |
| processing room where capsules are made.  However, at the time of the        |
| incident, the fume hood was out of operation.  As a result, the ventilation  |
| was not proper for the ongoing activities.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The two pharmacists involved took agents to block their thyroids and did     |
| their best to contain the spill.  At this point in time, the thyroid         |
| bioassays indicate minimal uptake of radio-iodine, and the licensee has not  |
| identified any contamination outside the room.  The processing room is not   |
| completely clean at this point.  There are a few spots with absorbent        |
| material and shielding.  The licensee plans to address this later today.     |
| The fume hood is operating at this time, and it does have charcoal filters   |
| in line with the exhaust.  The licensee is taking actions to determine if    |
| there was any release of iodine outside the facility.                        |
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