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Event Notification Report for August 31, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/30/2001 - 08/31/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38249  38250  38251  38252  38253  

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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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|                                                |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| DISCOVERY OF ABNORMALLY LOW ESSENTIAL SERVICE WATER FLOW TO DIESEL           |
| GENERATORS                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| 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."  (Refer to event #38253 for additional information.)      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38250       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2001|
|LICENSEE:  WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:34[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BAYTOWN                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  TX  02662-004         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN, JR.          |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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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 REGARDING A DAMAGED RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA AT WASHINGTON  |
| GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., IN HOUSTON, TEXAS                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Texas       |
| Department of Health:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Damaged Equipment - 30 Day Report[ - ]August 30, 2001"                      |
|                                                                              |
| "1.  Event Report Identification No.[:]  Incident 7793"                      |
|                                                                              |
| "2.  License Number[:]  Texas License 02662-004"                             |
|                                                                              |
| "3.  Licensee[:]  Washington Group International, Inc."                      |
|                                                                              |
| "4.  Event time, date, location[:]  5:00 a.m., July 26, 2001, Job Site -     |
| Cvaerner Calpine, 8605 FM 1405, Baytown, Texas  77520"                       |
|                                                                              |
| "5.  Event Type[:]  Damaged Equipment - Radiographic camera (Exposure        |
| device)"                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "6.  Notification[:]  30-day report"                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "7.  Event Description[:  ...]  On August 23, 2001, the licensee notified    |
| the Agency of a damaged radiographic camera which occurred on July 26, 2001. |
| The device, containing 43 curies of Iridium-192, was damaged by a            |
| radiographer applying excessive force to the selector ring while attempting  |
| to connect the drive assembly.  The device was returned to [its]             |
| transportation overpack and returned to storage as damaged.  After           |
| disassembly, cleaning, and inspection, no visual signs of damage were        |
| detected and the gauge was reassembled.  Upon reassembly, it was noted that  |
| there was play in the selector ring.  A new storage cover was installed and  |
| the camera was returned to service.  To prevent a recurrence:  the           |
| radiographer involved was retrained on the equipment and informed to         |
| immediately notify the radiation safety officer of damaged equipment; both   |
| radiographers were reprimanded for failure to follow company Operating,      |
| Safety, and Emergency Procedures; all other exposure devices were inspected  |
| to see if the same problem existed - none exhibited this problem; this       |
| incident was discussed at the licensee's biweekly safety meeting; and the    |
| 'old' device cover was sent for evaluation.  No abnormal exposures were      |
| detected as a result of this incident."                                      |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for state contact information.)             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38251       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:50[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        08/30/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:58[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PFEFFER                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF OFFSITE RESPONSE CAPABILITY                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The loss of the Public Prompt Notification System(PANS) was discovered       |
| during the performance of a surveillance test.                               |
| The Wright County Civil Defense was notified and is standing by to perform   |
| route alert if necessary.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified along with state and local       |
| agencies.                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38252       |
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| REP ORG:  DOMINION                             |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2001|
|LICENSEE:  DOMINION GENERATION                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:55[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MT. STORM                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        08/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  GLG-1105              AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |FRITZ STURZ          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE SUMMERS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MISSING NUCLEAR GAUGE                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| A Texas Nuclear gauge, Model 5197 (S/N B847), has been discovered to be      |
| missing from the Mt. Storm coal generating station. The gauge contains 100   |
| mCi of Cs-137 and was purchased under a general license. The vendor notified |
| the Mt. Storm facility on 8/3/2001 that the gauge had never been returned.   |
| The gauge was last inventoried in August of 1982. All attempts to locate the |
| gauge have been unsuccessful.                                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38253       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:09[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/30/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:48[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  COBB                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       3.3      Startup          |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| INDIVIDUAL ROD POSITION INDICATORS(IRPI) BECAME UNRELIABLE AND INOPERABLE    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| As the unit was shutting down per management direction from problems         |
| encountered with the ESW system (Refer to event #38249 for additional        |
| information.), several Individual Rod Position Indicators became unreliable  |
| and inoperable as a result of changing RCS temperatures.  At 1248 on         |
| 8/30/01, more than one IRPI per group became inoperable which is beyond Cook |
| TS 3.1.3.2.  Action statement.  This would require entry into TS 3.0.3 which |
| requires initiating action within one hour to place the unit in a mode in    |
| which the specification does not apply.  At that time Unit 2 was in mode     |
| 2@3.3% power and was expected to enter mode 3 at which time 3.1.3.2 would no |
| longer be applicable.  At 1347 the unit was shut down in  mode 3 and exited  |
| both TS 3.1.3.2 and 3.0.3.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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