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Event Notification Report for August 30, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/29/2001 - 08/30/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1305 EDT ON 8/29/01 BY DAVID HANKS TO FANGIE JONES * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  After further review,   |
| the licensee determined that the manual reactor scram was part of a          |
| pre-planned sequence of events and as such was not reportable under 10 CFR   |
| 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R4DO (Gail Good) has  |
| been notified.                                                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38247       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/29/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        08/29/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:04[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE GOBELI                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/29/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN TAPPERT         NRR     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |RICHARD ROSANO/NRR   IAT     |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |AARON DANIS/NMSS     IAT     |
|                                                |GREG SMITH/REGION 1  IAT     |
|                                                |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING A 30-GALLON DIESEL OIL SPILL FROM A FREIGHT   |
| TRAIN WHICH DERAILED AND BREACHED THE PROTECTED AREA BOUNDARY                |
|                                                                              |
| A freight train derailed and breached the protected area boundary.  There    |
| were no personnel injuries as a result of this event.  However, 30 gallons   |
| of diesel oil spilled from the train.  The oil was contained by trap rocks   |
| and did not reach receiving waters.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Security personnel have been posted as a result of the protected area        |
| barrier breach, and fire protection personnel are currently on scene         |
| cleaning up the diesel oil spill.  The licensee is in the process of         |
| notifying the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection of the oil  |
| spill.  The licensee also requested that local police investigate the cause  |
| of the train derailment.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| In addition to the initial 4-hour event report for the offsite notification, |
| the licensee plans to call back with an update to include the reporting      |
| criterion for the breach in the protected area barrier.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and plans to notify         |
| applicable state and local officials.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE FROM MIKE GOBELI TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 1115 ON 08/29/01 *****     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee provided this update to include an additional 1-hour security   |
| reporting criterion to the initial 4-hour event report for the offsite       |
| notification.  The licensee determined that this event was also reportable   |
| in accordance with 10 CFR 73.71(b)(1), Appendix G, I(1)(c), for a            |
| degradation or discovered vulnerability in a safeguards system that could    |
| allow unauthorized or undetected access to a protected area, controlled      |
| access area, or vital area.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R1DO (David Lew), NRR EO (John       |
| Tappert), IRO (Nader Mamish), NRR IAT (Richard Rosano), NMSS IAT (Aaron      |
| Danis), Region 1 IAT (Greg Smith), Region 1 (Curtis Cowgill), Headquarters   |
| OPA (Beth Hayden), and Region 1 OPA (Neil Sheehan).                          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38248       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/29/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SCHLUMBERGER                         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:53[EDT]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/28/2001|
|  COUNTY:  HARDIN                    STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L01833                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/29/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ABANDONED WELL LOGGING SOURCE                       |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a facsimile from Texas Department of Health      |
| Bureau of Radiation Control for Incident 7794:                               |
|                                                                              |
| Date of Occurrence:  7/28/2001                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Source Identification:  1.7 Ci, Cs-137, Density Source, serial # A1884       |
| 16 Ci, Am-241:Be, Neutron Source, serial #A3001                              |
|                                                                              |
| Well Identification:  Blackstone Energy                                      |
| Well:  Carpenter Corp #1                                                     |
| Field:  Wildcat, Hardin County Texas                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Seal Results:  500 ft. of cement on top of the tool at 10,700 ft. A          |
| deflection device and another 50 ft. of cement to be added at a later date   |
| when the well is completed.                                                  |
| Recovery Attempts:  Multiple attempts from 8/22/2000 to 8/25/2000            |
|                                                                              |
| Depth of Sources:  1.7 Ci, Cs-137, Density Source, serial # A1884 @ 10,732   |
| ft., 16 Ci, Am-241:Be, Neutron Source, serial #A3001 @10,714 ft.             |
| Depth of Well:  12,000 ft                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Identification:  Plaque as required by Part 39 ordered and will be attached  |
| to the well.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Initial Telephone Contact:  Ruben Cortez, Texas Bureau of Radiation Control  |
| at 4:51 PM CDT on July 27, 2001                                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38249       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:23[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/29/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT RICHARDSON             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN MADERA          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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| DISCOVERY OF ABNORMALLY LOW ESSENTIAL SERVICE WATER FLOW TO EACH DIESEL      |
| GENERATOR                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "This is Scott Richardson calling from the DC Cook Nuclear Plant with an     |
| [8]-hour non-emergency notification in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)   |
| for 'Any event or condition that at the time of discovery could have         |
| prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems    |
| that are needed to:  (A) Shut down the reactor and maintain it in a safe     |
| shutdown condition . . . . . . ' "                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "While performing an Essential Service Water (ESW) surveillance test on Unit |
| 2, it was noted that the ESW flow to each Diesel Generator was abnormally    |
| low.  This condition could have prevented the Diesel Generators from         |
| fulfilling their safety function.  This condition was caused by sand and     |
| sediment in the ESW system and impacted both units."                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent system flushes and valve cycling [have] eliminated the low flow  |
| condition in both Unit 1 and 2 Diesel Generators."                           |
|                                                                              |
| "We will continue to monitor ESW system performance.  Further investigation  |
| of this event is in progress to determine the root cause of the low flow     |
| anomaly."                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Unit 2 will be [shutting] down [and] going to [Cold Shutdown] beginning in  |
| the next 3 hours."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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