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Event Notification Report for July 6, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/05/2001 - 07/06/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38115  38116  38117  38118  38119  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38115       |
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| REP ORG:  U. S. CUSTOMS SERVICE                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/05/2001|
|LICENSEE:  UNKNOWN                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:50[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MIAMI                    REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        07/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:  DADE                      STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/05/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS WHITENTON              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| UNMARKED LICENSED RAD MATERIAL RECEIVED AT PORT OF ENTRY                     |
|                                                                              |
| A closed intermodal container shipped by Alcan of Kingston, Jamaica to CPN   |
| International in California was off loaded and inspected at the Port of      |
| Entry in Miami, FL.  U.S. Customs alerted local Hazmat personnel after       |
| receiving alarms on personnel monitors.  Hazmat surveyed both the exterior   |
| and interior of the container and found readings of approximately 1 mr/hr    |
| and 8 mr/hr, respectively.   A followup investigation determined that the    |
| container had unmarked density detectors used in mining operations. The      |
| shipment has been quarantined and will be returned to the shipper.  The      |
| National Response Center was informed of this incident by U.S. Customs on    |
| 7/3/01 (report #571693).                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for contact telephone number.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38116       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        07/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:19[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BORING                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TAD MARSH            EO      |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |CALDWELL             FEMA    |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|                                                   |                          |
|3     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| THE REACTOR WAS MANUALLY SCRAMMED FROM 100% POWER DUE TO HIGH DRYWELL        |
| PRESSURE                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The plant entered an Alert @ 1019CDT due to drywell pressure rising above    |
| the ECCS setpoint(2 psig).  The reactor was manually scrammed at 1006 and    |
| drywell pressure peaked at 2.3 psig.  All rods fully inserted and no safety  |
| relief valves lifted.  ECCS functioned as required, but no injection         |
| initiated.  Drywell pressure is currently 2.1 psig and slowly trending       |
| down.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified along with state ,local and other    |
| Government agencies. Other agencies notified by NRC:  Tanner(EPA),           |
| Young(DOE), Conley( USDA), Gray(HHS), Robertson(DOT), and Watson(USSS).      |
|                                                                              |
| NRC entered the monitoring mode at 1209 EDT.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE @ 1300EDT COMMISSIONERS ASSISTANT'S BRIEFING * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| Wessman(IRO), Borchardt(NRR), Gagner(PAO), Combs(SP), Hauber(IP),            |
| Madden(CO), Bergman(EDO), Paperiello(DEDMRS), Tschiltz(Chairman Assist.),    |
| Hiltz(Commissioner Dicus), Beall(Commissioner McGaffigan) Thoma(Commissioner |
| Merrifield), Dyer(Reg 3 Briefer), and Gamberoni(Secy)                        |
|                                                                              |
| Monitoring mode was terminated at 1737 EDT.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1757 ON 7/05/01 BY MOHR TO GOULD * * *                       |
|                                                                              |
| Subsequent to earlier notification, information has been obtained that       |
| verifies the cause of the high drywell pressure was due to a loss of         |
| containment cooling.  A redundant cooling water train was placed in service  |
| and the drywell temperature and pressure have been trending down to normal   |
| ranges.  The drywell sump was pumped and confirmed that RCS leak rates have  |
| not increased.  Drywell radiation levels were verified to be normal.         |
| Additionally, drywell atmosphere samples were normal.  Drywell pressure is   |
| currently .37 PSIG.  The plant has been stabilized in accordance with        |
| procedures and equipment repairs are being made.  Plans are being developed  |
| for unit return to service.                                                  |
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| The Alert was terminated at 1602 CDT.                                        |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector and State have been informed.                     |
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| * * * UPDATE AT 1825 ON 7/5/01 BY MOHR  TO GOULD * * *                       |
|                                                                              |
| The plant also had groups 2 and 3 isolations, low pressure and high pressure |
| ECCS initiation signals and Unit 3 and 2/3 swing emergency diesel generator  |
| auto starts.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * *  UPDATE 1900 ON 7/05/91 MODIFIED COMMISSIONER ASSISTANT'S BRIEFING * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Dyer(REG3), Marsh(NRR), Tschiltz(Chairman's Assistants), Thoma(Commissioner  |
| Merrifield's Assistant), and Hiltz(Commissioner Dicus' Assistant)            |
|                                                                              |
| Agencies notified by the NRC:  Cegielski(FEMA), Poppell(EPA), Morrone(DOE),  |
| Conley(USDA), Robertson(DOT), Farrow-Collier(CDC).  Notified Beckner(EO),    |
| Wessman(IRO), Hayden(PA) and Vegel(REG 3 RDO).                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38117       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:30[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        07/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT MARTIN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Maryland Department of Environment due to a        |
| positive coliform count in the drinking water at the educational center.     |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38118       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/05/2001|
|LICENSEE:  ALPHA TESTING INC                    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DALLAS                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        06:20[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L03411-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/05/2001|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  OGDEN (by fax)               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN HUMBOLDT HS-5001P NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE                               |
|                                                                              |
| A Humboldt Manufacturing Model HS-5001 P, Serial No. 30, containing 10       |
| millicurie Cs-137, Serial No. 400SGF; and 40 millicurie Am-241/Be, Serial    |
| No. NJ00026 was stolen.  Initial information indicates that the gauge was in |
| the bed of a company pickup truck secured by bungee cords in the gauge's     |
| locked transit case when the driver stopped at a convenience store, located  |
| at 104 Kaufman Street, Rockwall, Texas. at approximately 6:15 a.m. on June   |
| 25, 2001.  The operator/driver noticed the gauge was missing when he         |
| returned to his truck which was parked immediately in front of the store's   |
| front doors.   He has estimated that he was in the store for approximately 5 |
| minutes.   A police report has been filed with the Rockwall, Texas Police    |
| Department.   A copy of this report is currently not available. The gauge    |
| was enroute to a jobsite when stolen.  The owner of the stolen gauge is a    |
| Texas Licensee, L03411-000 (Alpha Testing, Inc.. 2209 Wisconsin Street,      |
| Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75229).                                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38119       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:03[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        07/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  COSEI                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
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|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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| NON-CONSERVATIVE ANALYSIS FOR OPRM SCRAM SETPOINTS                           |
|                                                                              |
| On July 5, 2001, Detroit Edison received confirmation from General Electric  |
| of a non-conservative analysis that supports Operation Power Range Monitor   |
| (OPRM) scram setpoints.  The non-conservative analysis is generic and been   |
| determined to affect Fermi 2.   The OPRM had been conservatively declared    |
| inoperable on June 27, 2001, at 1333 hours as a result of preliminary        |
| notification by General Electric.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The consequences of the non-conservative analysis are that the associated    |
| OPRM Reactor Protective System (RPS) scram setpoints are non-conservative.   |
| The non-conservative RPS setpoints may result in violating the Minimum       |
| Critical Power Ratio (MCPR) safety limit during a thermal-hydraulic          |
| instability.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| All OPRM channels have been declared inoperable. Technical Specification     |
| 3.3.1.1 Action J requires an alternate method of detecting and suppressing   |
| thermal-hydraulic instabilities to be implemented within 12 hours.           |
| Alternate methods have been established, thus, the Technical Specification   |
| required action is satisfied.   Fermi 2 has 120 days to restore the OPRMs to |
| an operable condition.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| This initial report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72 (B)(3)(V)(A) |
| as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety       |
| function of a system needed to shutdown the reactor.                         |
|                                                                              |
| See EN #38104, GE Nuclear Energy 10CFR21 report.                             |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
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