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Event Notification Report for August 29, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/28/2001 - 08/29/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38240  38241  38242  38243  38244  38245  38246  

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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   |                             |
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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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| 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.                |
|                                                                              |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATED AT 1306 EDT ON 8/28/01 BY DAVID PIETRUSKI TO FANGIE JONES * *  |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has restored all sirens to operable.  The NRC Resident          |
| Inspector will be informed.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The R1DO (David Lew) has been informed.                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38241       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        08/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:47[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL CAMPBELL                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       42       Power Operation  |42       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 60 DAY REPORT - PCIV OUTBOARD ISOLATION VALVE CLOSURE                        |
|                                                                              |
| "This 60-day optional report, as allowed by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), is being     |
| made under the reporting requirement in 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to describe  |
| an unplanned, invalid actuation of a specified system, specifically Primary  |
| Containment Isolation Valve (PCIV) Group 2 outboard valves.                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On August 04, 2001, a spurious audio tone transfer trip caused a loss of an |
| offsite electrical source which resulted in 4KV emergency buses              |
| automatically transferring to their respective alternate power supply.       |
| During the power transfer, the PCIV Group 2 outboard valves isolated due to  |
| a momentary loss of power to the valve logic.                                |
|                                                                              |
| "The PCIVs isolated as expected for the given conditions and the valves were |
| subsequently reopened when power was restored. No deficiencies or            |
| abnormalities were noted during valve operation.                             |
|                                                                              |
| "This event has been entered into the site-specific corrective action        |
| program for resolution.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The resident has been informed."                                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38242       |
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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CROMPTON CORP.                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:27[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MAPLETON                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/21/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  IL-01314-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM SEIF                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGES CONTAINING Cs-137 DAMAGED IN FIRE            |
|                                                                              |
| A fire occurred late on 8/22/2001 at the Crompton Corp. facility at          |
| Mapleton, IL potentially involving 17 gauges containing from 50 to 1200 mCi  |
| of Cs-137.  The fire involved Aluminum Alkyl which is used as a catalyst and |
| burns (at 1800 F) when exposed to air and can explode when exposed to       |
| water.  This type of fire is typically allowed to burn itself out, but can   |
| be contained with dry chemical agents.  After the fire was out, the gauges   |
| were surveyed for damage and leakage.  Seven of the 17 gauges were damaged,  |
| but there was no indication of leakage.  The damage was mainly to the lead   |
| shielding.  The 7 gauges were removed and shielded, then shipped to the      |
| manufacturer (Ohmart/Vega) for examination.  The manufacturers examination   |
| found that none of the sealed sources were damaged.                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38243       |
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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:42[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        08/28/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:02[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GARY HARRINGTON              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|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       96       Power Operation  |96       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| POSITIVE TEST ON RANDOM DRUG TEST FOR CODEINE                                |
|                                                                              |
| A non-licensed supervisor tested positive on a random test for codeine.  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. |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38244       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|LICENSEE:  LAW ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVI|NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:53[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PHOENIX                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/28/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:        14:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  07-326                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY GODWIN                |                             |
|  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                                |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 2:00 PM, August 28, 2001, the Agency received a report     |
| advising that a Troxler Model 3411B moisture/density gauge was missing. This |
| information was supplied by the LICENSEE Radiation Safety Officer. The       |
| information supplied indicated that the LICENSEE was unsure when the gauge   |
| was taken. It was last seen on August 28, 2001 at approximately 3:00AM in a  |
| pickup truck at 1976 North Lemontree, Chandler, AZ. The gauge contained [an  |
| 8-millicurie cesium-137] source and a [44-millicurie americium-241:berylium] |
| source. The serial number for the gauge is 17677. The retaining cable in the |
| truck had been cut. Phoenix PD is investigating this matter, report #        |
| 0176390. The LICENSEE is offering a $500.00 reward. The LICENSEE will be     |
| issuing a press release.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "The LICENSEE and the Agency continue to investigate this event.             |
|                                                                              |
| "The states of Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada together   |
| with the U.S. NRC, the U.S. FBI, and Mexico are being notified of this       |
| event."                                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38245       |
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| FACILITY: HADDAM NECK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:26[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        08/28/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:23[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE HEYL                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF OFFSITE COMMUNICATIONS                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that ENS and local phone service was lost at 2023 EDT  |
| when a thunder storm went through the area.  Communications are available    |
| via cellular service and radio communications with the state police.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATED AT 2342 EDT ON 8/28/01 BY MIKE HEYL TO FANGIE JONES * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| The phone services have been restored.                                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38246       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/29/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:25[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        08/29/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:04[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRANK WEAVER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/29/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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     M/R        Y       27       Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PLANNED MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM TO REPAIR A REACTOR RECIRCULATION PUMP FLOW     |
| CONTROL VALVE                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Grand Gulf Nuclear Station manually scrammed from 27% [core thermal power]  |
| in preparation to repair reactor recirculation pump 'A' flow control valve   |
| B33F060A.  All control rods fully inserted, and all other safety systems     |
| responded as designed.  Condensate booster pump 'A' tripped for no apparent  |
| reason.  Investigation into why the 'A' condensate booster pump tripped is   |
| underway."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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