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Event Notification Report for August 28, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/27/2001 - 08/28/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38235  38236  38237  38238  38239  38240  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38235       |
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| FACILITY: BRAIDWOOD                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:33[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM ROYSTON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|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       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION FOR FISH KILL IN COOLING LAKE                           |
|                                                                              |
| This notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(B)(2)(xi), Braidwood  |
| Station Technical Specification Appendix B 4.1 and Exelon Reportability      |
| manual section SAF 1.9.  At 1233CT on 08/27/01, it was communicated to the   |
| Illinois Department of Natural Resources that a large number of primarily    |
| Gizzard Shad perished in a fish kill in Braidwood Nuclear Station's cooling  |
| lake, due to increased temperature (current lake temperature of 89 degrees   |
| with a 3 degree increase in a relatively short period of time on 8/26/01).   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38236       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:41[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID KUNSEMILLER            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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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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| POSITIVE FOR-CAUSE TEST FOR ALCOHOL                                          |
|                                                                              |
| A licensed operator supervisor tested positive on a for-cause test for       |
| alcohol.  The operator's access to the plant was suspended.  A review of     |
| work performed found no threat to plant safety.                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38237       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:53[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DUANE COBB                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|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       82       Power Operation  |82       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Unescorted access granted inappropriately. Immediate compensatory measures   |
| taken upon discovery. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.      |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38238       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:05[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:35[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY KNUTTEL                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| POSITIVE TEST ON RANDOM TEST FOR ALCOHOL                                     |
|                                                                              |
| A supervisor tested positive on a random test for alcohol.  The employee's   |
| access to the plant and clearance was suspended for a minimum of 14 days.    |
| The employee is being referred to the Employee Assistance Program.  A review |
| of the employee's work is being performed.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified NRC Region 2 (Jon Wallo) and intends to notify the |
| NRC Resident Inspector.                                                      |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38239       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:34[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2001|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        18:10[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2001|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GARY SALYERS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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| 24 HOUR REPORT - 'Q' COMPONENT ACTUATION                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1810 hours on 08/27/01, Autoclave #1 in the X-344 facility experienced a |
| UF6 Cylinder High Pressure Alarm. The alarm indicated a high cylinder        |
| pressure condition had occurred and the 'UF6 Cylinder High Pressure          |
| Autoclave Steam Shutoff System' actuated, which caused the autoclave steam   |
| containment valves ('Q' components) to close.  The autoclave was in TSR      |
| Operational Mode II (Heating) at the time of the alarm actuation.            |
| Operations personnel immediately responded to the alarm in accordance with   |
| the approved Alarm Response Procedures and confirmed no release of UF6 had   |
| occurred. Autoclave #1 was placed in TSR Operational Mode VII (Shutdown) by  |
| operations personnel and declared inoperable by the Plant Shift              |
| Superintendent.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Instrument Maintenance was requested to perform 'as founds' on the system   |
| instrumentation.  An Engineering Evaluation has been requested to            |
| investigate the circumstances surrounding the safety system actuation.       |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable as a valid Safety System Actuation, a 24 hr. NRC   |
| Event Notification."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the DOE representative. |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38240       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:10[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        08/28/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERE FREEMAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Oyster Creek Generating Station notified the Ocean County Sheriff's          |
| Department of a failure of six (6) out of 42 emergency notification sirens.  |
| Repairs to the sirens are underway.  A thunderstorm passed through their     |
| area before the emergency sirens were found to be inoperable.                |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
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