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Event Notification Report for October 19, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/18/2001 - 10/19/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38293  38396  38401  38405  
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38293       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/18/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:13[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/18/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ED BURKETT                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/18/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |SCOTT SPARKS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| LOCAL LEAK RATE TESTING (LLRT) OF MAIN STEAM ISOLATION VALVE (MSIV) "2B"     |
| LIMITS EXCEEDED.                                                             |
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| During LLRT of MSIV's per appendix J of 10CFR50 the "2B"  21F022A and "2B"   |
| 21F028A were found to be leaking 192 scfh (standard cubic feet per hour);    |
| diagnostic testing determined that "2B"  21F022A is leaking at approximately |
| 130 scfh.  (Technical Specification Surveillance requirement limit is 100    |
| scfh). The "2B" 21F022B was found to be leaking above 100 scfh and above the |
| maximum pathway allowable leakage of 250 scfh for all four lines.            |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
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| * * * RETRACTION 2203 10/18/2001 FROM WATTS TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *          |
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| "On 9/18/01 at 15:13 EDT Plant Hatch made a Notification of Significant      |
| Event Report number 01-12 to the NRC (Mr. MacKinnon). The 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) |
| report was made for failure of the MSIVs to pass Local Leak Rate Testing     |
| (LLRT). The initial test of the penetration 2B21F022A and penetration        |
| 2B21F022B leaked greater than the Technical Specification Surveillance       |
| Requirement 3.6.1.3.11 of 100 SCFH. Also, the leakage through the 2B21F022B  |
| was sufficient to be greater than the same Technical Specification           |
| Surveillance Requirement 3.6.1.3.11 of 250 SCFH for all four Main Steam      |
| lines. At the time of this notification the actual as found leakage through  |
| each penetration pathway could not be determined because the test is         |
| conducted between the valves in each penetration.                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Per the Event Report Guidelines in NUREG-1022, the containment leak tests   |
| where the total containment as found, minimum-pathway leak rate exceeds the  |
| LCO in the facilities Technical Specifications would be reportable. The      |
| minimum-pathway leak rate means the minimum leak rate that can be attributed |
| to a penetration leakage path. The NUREG-1022 explains  for example, the     |
| smaller of either the inboard or outboard valve's individual leak rates.     |
| Therefore, after repairing the 2B21F022B and the 2B21F028A and before the    |
| repair of the other valves (one inboard and one outboard) another LLRT was   |
| performed for each penetration pathway. These LLRT results showed that the   |
| minimum-pathway leak rate did not exceed the Technical Specification         |
| Surveillance Requirement 3.6.1.3.11 of 100 SCFH for either penetration       |
| pathway. Also, the minimum-pathway leak rate for all four Main Steam lines   |
| did not exceed the Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement          |
| 3.6.1.3.11 of 250 SCFH."                                                     |
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| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this retraction. Notified R2 |
| IRC.                                                                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38396       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  FUGRO SOUTH INC.                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:54[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  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                                |
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| "A gauge was stolen on Sunday night. October 12, 2001. The RSO learned of    |
| the theft today. The gauge was a Troxler Model 3430, serial number 28502.    |
| The sealed sources were as follows: a 40 millicurie Am-241/Be, serial number |
| 4725568 and an 8 millicurie Cs-137 source, serial number 7502724.            |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge was taken from the back of a truck at a residence. It was in its  |
| case which was stolen along with other equipment on the back of the truck.   |
| The case was probably not secured or locked to the truck. The source rod was |
| probably locked. A police report is being made. Also DOT is being contacted  |
| by the Licensee.                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The Licensee will submit a written report within thirty days".              |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38401       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/17/2001|
|LICENSEE:  HTS, INC.                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:06[EDT]|
|    CITY:  AUSTIN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        05:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L02757                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/17/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BILL JONES           R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  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 GAUGE                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following is from a faxed report:                                        |
|                                                                              |
| This is notification of a Campbell Pacific Nuclear Density Gauge (MC-2),     |
| Serial Number M20013097 that was stolen on 10/03/2001.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The gauge was stolen at a Stop-N-Go at 702 Mason Rd. in Katy, Texas. The     |
| gauge was chained in the back of a pick-up truck with the chain through the  |
| top handle and one side handle, with an additional lock on one of the        |
| hinges. The hinge was broken off and there was just enough slack in the      |
| chain to remove the gauge. The theft occurred at approximately 5:00 am.      |
|                                                                              |
| ... reported the theft to your office around 7:15 am the morning of the      |
| theft. The theft was also reported to the Harris County Sheriffs Department  |
| and was assigned a case number (01110031145).                                |
|                                                                              |
| Since this event occurred as the result of an illegal act, we are unable to  |
| guarantee such occurrence will not be repeated. However I've issued a memo   |
| and instructions to all employees that gauges must be chained through all    |
| three handles and that the chain shall be taught so that entry can only be   |
| obtained by unlocking the chain or cutting the chain.                        |
|                                                                              |
| It is possible that the gauge might not have been stolen if this procedure   |
| had been followed.                                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38405       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/18/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/18/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN DAHM                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/18/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTON VEGEL          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| SECURITY EVENT                                                               |
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| Unescorted access granted inappropriately. Immediate compensatory actions    |
| taken upon discovery. The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.   |
| Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.                    |
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