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Event Notification Report for September 25, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/24/2001 - 09/25/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38308  38309  38310  38311  38312  38313  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38308       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:55[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LAURIE RAYLE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES LINVILLE       R1      |
|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 PROMPT NOTIFICATION TONE ALERT RADIO FOR GREATER THAN 1 HOUR         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee received a call at 0504 EDT from the Oswego County Warning      |
| Point that the Oswego County Prompt Notification Tone Alert Radio had been   |
| out-of-service for greater than 1 hour as of 0455 EDT.  The cause of the     |
| outage is unknown and is being investigated.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| See event #38309                                                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38309       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:03[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HALLIDAY                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |FRANK COSTELLO       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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF PROMPT NOTIFICATION TONE ALERT RADIO FOR GREATER THAN 1 HOUR         |
|                                                                              |
| At 0504 the licensee received notification that Oswego County Prompt         |
| Notification System Tone Alert Radio was out of service at 0355 and remained |
| out of service for>1 hour from 0455 onward.  The Sheriff department was      |
| contacted by Oswego County Emergency Operations Center for alternate         |
| alerting methods.  The National Weather Service is addressing the reason for |
| the Tone Alert Radios being out of service and will provide a return to      |
| service time to the Oswego County EOC.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| See event #38309                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1235EDT ON 9/24/01 FROM DAVE POULAN TO S. SANDIN * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| The Tone Alert Radio was restored to service at 1200EDT.  The licensee will  |
| inform the NRC resident inspector.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R1DO(Costello).                                                     |
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|Research Reactor                                 |Event Number:   38310       |
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| FACILITY: REED COLLEGE                         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2001|
|   RXTYPE: 250 KW TRIGA MARK I                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:16[EDT]|
| COMMENTS:                                      |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
|                                                |EVENT TIME:        11:35[PDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2001|
|    CITY:  PORTLAND                 REGION:  4  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  MULTNOMAH                 STATE:  OR |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  R-112                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |GREG PICK            R4      |
|  DOCKET:  05000288                             |MARVIN MENDONCA      NRR     |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEPHEN FRANTZ               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
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| COURTESY CALL INVOLVING INDICATION OF A LEAKING FUEL ELEMENT                 |
|                                                                              |
| A particulate airborne monitor measured Cs-137 and Rb-88 which is indication |
| of a leaking fuel element.  The reactor is currently shutdown.  The licensee |
| will identify which fuel element is leaking and remove it from service       |
| before restarting.  The offsite dose consequence is minimal since the        |
| airborne activity is less than 10(E-12) microcuries/ml.  The licensee will   |
| inform the NRR project manager.                                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38311       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN DAMPF                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GREG PICK            R4      |
|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATIONS TO VARIOUS AGENCIES DUE TO A SPILL OF SULFURIC ACID    |
| ONSITE                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This 4-hour call is being made to the NRC based on the requirements of      |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi). This is due to a chemical spill at the Callaway Plant  |
| requiring notification of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the     |
| United States Coast Guard National Response Center (USCGNRC) and Department  |
| of Natural Resources (DNR).                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On 9/24/01, a sulfuric acid spill was discovered on the plant site. Initial |
| estimates place the spill volume at two hundred gallons and requires         |
| notification of the EPA, USCGNRC, and DNR. It was concluded this event is    |
| reportable per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notifications made to various     |
| governmental agencies.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee."     |
|                                                                              |
| The sulfuric acid is 93% concentration and is used for treating cooling      |
| tower basin water.                                                           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38312       |
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| REP ORG:  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY                   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/24/2001|
|LICENSEE:  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NEW BRUNSWICK            REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/24/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PATRICK McDERMOTT            |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| POTENTIALLY MISSING/UNACCOUNTED FOR TRITIUM EXIT SIGN                        |
|                                                                              |
| Rutgers University located in New Brunswick, NJ is conducting an             |
| investigation to determine whether a general license exit sign containing    |
| between 20-30 curies tritium was installed in the Chapel and, if so, is      |
| missing.  Interviews of several individuals has provided conflicting         |
| information.  A records search is in progress.  The licensee informed NRC    |
| Region I (Ruland).                                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38313       |
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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:39[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/24/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:51[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOSEPH PIERCE                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO LOSS OF CIRCULATING WATER PUMPS                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that Salem Unit 1 manually tripped the reactor due to  |
| a loss of circulating water pumps, caused by a fault on the #2 station power |
| transformer.  The fault isolation caused loss of one of the required two     |
| off-site power sources to both Salem units.  Auxiliary feedwater started on  |
| low steam generator level after isolation of main feedwater due to the       |
| reactor trip.  All system functioned as required.  The unit is stable in Hot |
| Standby and an investigation into the cause of the electrical disturbance is |
| underway.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Two of four reactor coolant pumps tripped when the unit was tripped, which   |
| is expected with the partial loss of off-site power.  Presently, the only    |
| major secondary equipment that is unavailable is associated with the loss of |
| power to two of four non-vital 4 Kv buses.  There is one shutdown Technical  |
| Specification in effect and that is associated with having only one off-site |
| power source.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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