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Event Notification Report for September 14, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/13/2001 - 09/14/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38282  38284  38285  38286  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38282       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:00[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/13/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN COPPERTHITE            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |STEVE BARR           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |GLENN TRACEY         IAT     |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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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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| INFORMATION REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH NRC INFORMATION NOTICE 98-35           |
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| A suspicious vehicle was noted in area around the plant site.  Immediate     |
| compensatory actions were taken upon discovery.                              |
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| Contact HOO for further details.                                             |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38284       |
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| FACILITY: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/2001|
|   RXTYPE: ADVANCED FUEL R&D AND PILOT PLANTS   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:39[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: HOT CELL R&D                         |EVENT DATE:        09/13/2001|
|                                                |EVENT TIME:        09:25[EDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/13/2001|
|    CITY:  WEST JEFFERSON           REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  MADISON                   STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SNM-7                 AGREEMENT:  N  |SONIA BURGESS        R3      |
|  DOCKET:  07000008                             |FED BROWN            NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+STEINDURF            FEMA    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  C. JENSEN                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO CONTAINED FIRE.                                |
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| Unusual event was declared because of a small contained fire, now out, in    |
| High Energy Cell (HEC) lasting less than 10 minutes.   A "berry can" was     |
| being ground open in order to dispose of some combustible material.  The     |
| grinding caused the contents inside the can to catch fire.  The fire         |
| remained within the can until it burnt itself out.  First water was sprayed  |
| into the can to extinguish the fire but the flames got larger so the         |
| licensee let the fire burn itself out.  The max. flame height was            |
| approximately 18 inches.  The "berry can", which looks like a one gallon     |
| paint can,  was located in a 20 foot high hot cell located in building       |
| JN-1B. There was no release and nobody was injured.  Smears taken detected   |
| no radioactivity except for radon which was caused by an atmospheric         |
| inversion.  Any gases released within the  hot cell must go through a HEPA   |
| filter.  The licensee notified NRC Region 3, the DOE Project Manager, and    |
| local officials of this event.                                               |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 09/13/01 AT 1026 ET BY C. JENSEN TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| Unusual event terminated at 0957 ET based on negative air samples.  R3DO     |
| (Sonia Burgess), NMSS (Fred Brown) and FEMA (Barden) notified.               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38285       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:17[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/13/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:45[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL MATUSZEWSKI          |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN MONNINGER       R2      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION INVOLVING CONTAMINATED SCAFFOLD KNUCKLES                |
|                                                                              |
| "While performing incoming routine surveys, Turkey Point Health Physics      |
| personnel discovered low levels of radioactivity on several pieces of        |
| scaffolding knuckles and elbows received from a vendor. The knuckles never   |
| entered the site's radiation controlled area. These items were counted in a  |
| Small Articles Monitor (SAM) and indicated low level contamination was       |
| present. In total 3 out of approximately 2700 items surveyed indicated the   |
| presence of low level fixed activity. The highest level measured was 9,800   |
| disintegrations per minute (dpm) when counted in the SAM and non-detectable  |
| using a standard HP-210 (pancake GM) probe. Isotopic analysis indicates      |
| Cobalt-60 and Cesium-137. No loose surface contamination was found. The      |
| items identified with low level fixed contamination are now being held       |
| inside the Turkey Point radiation controlled area.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Florida Power & Light Company has notified the owner of the scaffolding and |
| the State of Florida (Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control) of  |
| this matter."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38286       |
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| FACILITY: WOLF CREEK               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  KS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:11[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        09/13/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:48[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE DEES                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |
|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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| PRESS RELEASE INVOLVING AN INJURED CONSTRUCTION WORKER                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The following is a press release issued by a construction company that is   |
| working on a construction project at Wolf Creek Generating Station. The      |
| project is associated with a training center outside the protected area but  |
| inside the owner controlled area. The Senior Resident has been notified.     |
| This four-hour notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).  |
|                                                                              |
| " 'BURLINGTON, Kan.--A workman performing metal building erection on a       |
| training center renovation located just outside the Wolf Creek Generating    |
| Station fell 20 feet to the ground sustaining multiple injuries. The         |
| workman, who worked for Total Construction Enterprises located in St. Louis, |
| Mo., was flown out via Life Star to a Topeka hospital for treatment. The     |
| name of the workman is not being released nor is his medical status known at |
| this time.' "                                                                |
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