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Event Notification Report for August 23, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/22/2001 - 08/23/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38225  38226  38227  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38225       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/22/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:07[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        08/22/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:08[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN KRAKUSZESKI             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM ON TURBINE TRIP DUE TO A LOAD REJECT                 |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 b (2) iv (B) a RPS actuation occurred       |
| following a generator load reject.  Reactor Scram occurred at 0508 August    |
| 22, 2001 due to a turbine trip signal generated from the load reject. All    |
| six ERVs opened to control reactor pressure due to the initial load reject.  |
| A negative phase sequence was experience on 345 kV lines resulting in a trip |
| of generator 86 G1& G2 relays.  All control rods fully inserted following    |
| the automatic reactor scram.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Also, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72 b (3) iv (A) an MSIV isolation was    |
| experienced when reactor pressure reached 850 psig with the mode switch in   |
| RUN as expected.  The operator was in the process of taking the mode switch  |
| to SHUTDOWN but before this action was complete the MSIV isolation signal    |
| was generated as pressure dropped below 850 psig.  High Pressure Coolant     |
| Injection initiated due to vessel level <53 inches as expected.  Vessel      |
| level dropped to approximately 43 inches.  Following the MSIV isolation      |
| level increased to the high-level trip setpoint as expected and was returned |
| to the normal band.  MSIVs were reopened for pressure control and a          |
| feedwater pump was restarted to augment vessel level control.                |
|                                                                              |
| "SOPs and EOPs were entered to stabilize the plant and control reactor       |
| pressure and level in normal bands.  Cooldown to cold shutdown is in         |
| progress.  Current reactor temperature is 439 degrees F with reactor         |
| pressure 361 psig.                                                           |
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| "All containment parameters are normal and offsite power is available. No    |
| maintenance or surveillance activities were occurring at the time of the     |
| Reactor Scram."                                                              |
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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38226       |
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| REP ORG:  SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/22/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GEO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NORTH                    REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        08/20/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  SC |EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  060-0992-1            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|                                                |FREDERICK STURZ      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MELINDA BRADSHAW             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                                |
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| The licensee is licensed out of North Carolina working under reciprocity in  |
| South Carolina.  A Troxler Model 3430 moisture density gauge was stolen from |
| the back of the company pickup truck while working at the North Auxiliary    |
| Air Force Base in North, South Carolina.  The gauge was not secured or       |
| chained down when stolen.  The gauge contains 40 mCi Am-241:Be and 8 mCi     |
| Cs-137.  The North Police Department has been notified and is investigating. |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38227       |
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| FACILITY: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/22/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:43[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)         |EVENT DATE:        07/27/2001|
|                                                |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2001|
|    CITY:  METROPOLIS               REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  MASSAC                    STATE:  IL |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SUB-526               AGREEMENT:  Y  |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |
|  DOCKET:  04003392                             |JAMES CREED (R3)     IAT     |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON (NMSS) IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HUGH ROBERTS                 |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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| MISSING SHIPMENT OF CaF SETTLING POND CLEANUP WASTE                          |
|                                                                              |
| A shipment of CaF settling pond waste left the site on July 25, 2001 and     |
| apparently did not arrive on July 27, 2001 at the Andrews County WCS in      |
| Texas.  The shipment, one of several, consisted of 44,480 pounds of 80% CaF  |
| and 20% lime with less than 500 ppm natural uranium contained in it.  The    |
| natural uranium is calculated at about 19 pounds total contained in the      |
| shipment.  The driver reported that the shipment was delivered, but there is |
| no paperwork to support the delivery.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified NRC Region 3 (Monte Phillips), the EPA,  and the       |
| Illinois State Police, who are investigating.                                |
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