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Event Notification Report for May 3, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           05/02/2001 - 05/03/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37958  37959  37960  37961  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37958       |
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| REP ORG:  CALUMET TESTING SERVICES INC.        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CALUMET TESTING SERVICES INC.        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:18[EDT]|
|    CITY:  GRIFFITH                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        05/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:        04:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  13-16347-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MELVYN LEACH         R3      |
|                                                |SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+BOB GATTONE          R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM KEILMAN                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBE 30.50(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
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| AMERSHAM RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA DRIVE CABLE BROKE OFF                            |
|                                                                              |
| Radiographers from Calumet Testing Services Inc., out of Griffith, Indiana,  |
| were taking radiography shots at NIPSCO Electric Generating Station located  |
| in Michigan City, Indiana.  They were using an Amersham A424-9 radiography   |
| camera with a 660B exposure device.  The radiography camera contains a 90    |
| curie Iridium-192 source.  The end of the drive cable broke off at the tip.  |
| The Radiographer and his assistant placed lead shielding over the tube       |
| containing the source.  The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) was informed of   |
| this incident and he took extra lead shielding and a extra crank out to the  |
| site.  On arrival to the site the RSO had extra lead shielding placed over   |
| the source.   The back of the camera was removed and a 6 to 8 foot retrieval |
| device was used to pick up the exposure tube and drop the source out the     |
| front of the tube.  The retrieval device then was used to retrieve the       |
| source and place it in its stored position in the camera.  The RSO stated    |
| that this is the second time in the last couple of years where the end of    |
| the drive cable has broken off.  Film badges of the individuals that were    |
| exposed to the source will be read later today.  The estimated exposure to   |
| the following individuals were taken from their pocket dosimeters:           |
| radiographer received 200 millirems, radiographer assistant 40 millirems,    |
| person who retrieved the source exposure was 200 millirems and the RSO       |
| received 10 millirems.                                                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37959       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/02/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        05/02/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CALVIN WARD                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       50       Power Operation  |50       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION   |
| INVOLVING AN INJURED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE FOUND IN THE INTAKE CANAL         |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 11:15 A.M. on 5/2, an injured Loggerhead Sea Turtle was    |
| recovered from the plant's intake canal.  The Turtle was alive and will be   |
| sent to a rehabilitation facility for care as required by the plant's Sea    |
| Turtles permit. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was       |
| notified of the event.  The notification of the DEP necessitates a 4-hour    |
| phone call to the NRC per 50.72 (b)(2)(xi)."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37960       |
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| FACILITY: SUMMER                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/02/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/01/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:31[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT RAY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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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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| 24-HOUR OPERATING LICENSE NPF-12, SECTION 2 REPORT DUE TO EXCEEDING LICENSED |
| POWER LIMIT                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "V. C. Summer Station experienced a plant transient as a result of a         |
| feedwater heater level transmitter failure. The transient resulted in core   |
| power exceeding licensed limit of 2900 megawatts thermal (MWT) at 1531 hours |
| on May 1, 2001. Preparations were underway to reduce power when the          |
| feedwater heaters were reset and power stabilized at less than 2900 MWT. The |
| duration of the transient was less than seven minutes.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The loss of feedwater heater string resulted in a lowering of steam         |
| generator feedwater supply temperature and subsequent drop in reactor        |
| coolant system Tcold (cold leg temperature).                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent investigation by Engineering and Independent Safety analyses     |
| Group personnel indicated core power reached 102.7% of maximum power as      |
| indicated by core differential temperature (delta T). Core delta T was       |
| determined to be the most reliable indication of core power during this      |
| transient.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| " The cause of the feedwater heater level transmitter failure is currently   |
| under investigation. No automatic load reduction or other safety actuation   |
| occurred."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37961       |
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| REP ORG:  ABB POWER DISTRIBUTION               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  ABB POWER DISTRIBUTION               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:29[EDT]|
|    CITY:  FLORENCE                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        05/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  SC |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |
|                                                |JAY HENSON           R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+MELVYN LEACH         R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DARALL HARRIS (VIA FAX)      |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |VERN HODGE           NRR     |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| "NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL DEFECT PER 10 CFR 21 K-LINE CONTROL DEVICE CLOSE  |
| COIL HAIRPIN RETAINER                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "On 01/25/01, Grand Eagle Service reported a failure to close of K-Line      |
| circuit breaker during  'as found'  service testing due to a malfunctioning  |
| replacement control device. The cause of the malfunction was determined to   |
| be the use of an inadequate hairpin retainer in the control device.          |
| Specifically, the retainer on the close coil armature pivot pin becomes      |
| dislodged from its slot allowing the pin to wander  from the proper position |
| inside the armature.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "The cause of this failure was determined to be a design change oversight.   |
| In November of 1998, Engineering Change Notice number 5319 was issued        |
| specifying a change from hairpin retainer part number 53152C00 to part       |
| number 53152D00 in K-Line 708392T## series Control Device assemblies. This   |
| change was made in the interest of ease of assembly. For the purpose of this |
| notice, this issue affects only K-Line circuit breakers which have a         |
| mechanical  'black box'  control device containing an internal close coil.   |
|                                                                              |
| "Corrective action for this incident has been taken. On February 16, 2001,   |
| ECN number 5999 was issued reversing the 1998 change and specifying the use  |
| of Hairpin Retainer part number 53152C00. All control device Assemblers and  |
| Team Leaders were informed of the ECN and trained on the use the correct     |
| hardware. All of the  D  type retainers were removed from the control device |
| assembly station and replaced with the  C  item. Additionally, all           |
| applicable control devices in the manufacturing facility, either installed   |
| in production or completed circuit breaker units or in component stock, were |
| pulled and reworked.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "This report of defect, once again, is only applicable to K-Line Type        |
| circuit breakers with a mechanical Control Device containing an internal     |
| close coil purchased between November 1998 and February 15th, 2001. All      |
| circuit breakers containing the defective control device are subject to this |
| failure mode. Those control devices should be repaired or replaced as soon   |
| as feasibly possible.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "This Part 21 report is the second report regarding mechanical Control       |
| Devices that has been issued in the last six months. All replacement control |
| devices ordered as a result of the Part 21 report dated December 20, 2000    |
| are subject to this defect if shipped from the Florence, South Carolina      |
| manufacturing facility prior to February 16th, 2001.                         |
|                                                                              |
| "ABB will notify all customers who purchased this product."                  |
|                                                                              |
| HOO NOTE:  See previous report #37663.                                       |
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