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Event Notification Report for November 5, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/02/2001 - 11/05/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37902  38435  38436  38458  38459  38463  
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37902       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:54[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD SWEENEY              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO THE NATIONAL MARINE AND FISHERIES SERVICE AS A      
|
| RESULT OF THE ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES NON-LETHAL TAKE LIMIT BEING
EXCEEDED    |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 09, 2001 at 0940 the 40th non-lethal sea turtle take in the        |
| biennial period occurred.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with Crystal River Unit #3 Operating License, Appendix B,     |
| Environmental Protection Plan (Non-Radiological),  'Endangered or threatened |
| sea turtles shall be protected in accordance with the Incidental Take        |
| Statement issued by the National Marine and Fisheries Service (NMFS).'  The  |
| NMFS has established numerical limits on live takes, lethal takes causally   |
| related to plant operation, and lethal takes not related to plant            |
| operations.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The NMFS must be notified within five days whenever:                        |
|                                                                              |
| a.  The 40th non-lethal take occurs in the biennial period, or               |
| b.  The third causally related mortality occurs in the biennial period, or   |
| c.   The sixth non-causally related mortality occurs in the biennial         |
| period.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The current biennial period for monitoring sea turtle takes began January   |
| 1, 2001.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Thus, in accordance with Crystal Unit #3 Administrative Instruction 571,    |
| Sea Turtle Rescue and Handling Guidance, the NMFS must be notified within    |
| five days.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with Crystal River Unit #3 Compliance Procedure 151, External |
| Reporting Requirements, this 40th non-lethal sea turtle take is Reportable   |
| as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to  |
| the protection of the environment for which a notification to other          |
| government agencies has been or will be made."                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0944EDT ON 4/10/01 FROM R. SWEENEY TO S. SANDIN * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 10, 2001 at 0859 the 41st non-lethal sea turtle take in the        |
| biennial period occurred."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO(Julian).    |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE RECEIVED AT 0911 ON 04/17/01 FROM CHRISTOPHER PELLERIN TO
LEIGH |
| TROCINE *****                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The 42nd, non-lethal, sea turtle take in the biennial period occurred at     |
| 0810 on April 17, 2001.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R2DO (Ernstes).                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1125 EDT ON 5/1/01 FROM DAVID SCHULKER TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 1, 2001 at 0805 a turtle was identified as the 43rd rescued, live    |
| sea turtle in this biennial period.  This sea turtle will be kept for a      |
| short observation period and then safely returned to the environment."       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector and the National         |
| Wildlife and Fisheries Service.  Notified R2DO(Jay Henson).                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 5/29/01 BY FERGUSON TO SANDIN * * *                          |
|                                                                              |
| On May 29, 2001 at 0943 two turtles were identified as the 44th and 45th     |
| rescued, live Sea turtles in this biennial period. These healthy sea turtles |
| will be kept for a short observation period and then safely returned to the  |
| environment.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (2) (xi) as     |
| this event is related to the protection of the environment for which a       |
| notification to other government agencies has been or will be made. This is  |
| an update to event 37902.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.  The REG2 RDO(Barr) was informed.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 2014 EDT 6/4/2001 FROM RAWLS TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| On June 4, 2001 at 1815, the 46th non-lethal sea turtle (Kemp's Ridley) take |
| in the biennial period occurred. The license has informed the NRC resident   |
| inspector.  Notified R2DO (Barr).                                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1315EDT ON 6/10/01 FROM CHARLES J. MORRIS TO S. SANDIN * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| On June 10, 2001 at 1100, the 47th non-lethal sea turtle take in the         |
| biennial period occurred. The license has informed the NRC resident          |
| inspector.  Notified R2DO (Bonser).                                          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0952 ON 8/20/2001 FROM FERGUSON TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| On August 20, 2001 at 0815, the 48th non-lethal sea turtle take in the       |
| biennial period occurred. The licensee as informed the NRC resident          |
| inspector. Notified R2DO (Payne).                                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * *  UPDATE 1216 ON 9/3/01 BY SCHULKER TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| On September 3, 2001 at 0845 a turtle was identified as the 49th rescued,    |
| live sea turtle in this biennial period.  This turtle has an injury to the   |
| lower jaw and is being transported to the Clearwater Marine Science Station  |
| for treatment. It has not been determined at this time if the injury is      |
| casually related to Crystal River Operations.                                |
|                                                                              |
| This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (2) (xi) as     |
| this event is related to the protection of the environment for which a       |
| notification to other government agencies has been or will be made. This is  |
| an update to event 37902.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector and  other government agencies will be notified.  |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg 2 RDO(Lesser)                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| *****  UPDATE FROM RICHARD SWEENEY TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 0910 ON 10/28/01      |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On October 28, 2001, at 0030, a turtle was identified as the 50th rescued,  |
| live sea turtle in this biennial period.  This is Reportable as a 4-Hour     |
| Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the          |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies has been or will be made."                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the national Marine and Fishery Services and    |
| the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the Region  |
| 2 Incident Response Center (McCree).                                         |
|                                                                              |
| *****  UPDATE FROM CURTIS McKEOWN TO JOHN MacKINNON AT 1005 ON 10/30/01      |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On October 30, 2001, at 0826, two turtles were identified as the 51st and   |
| 52nd rescued, live sea turtles in this biennial period.  Additionally, a     |
| turtle rescued on October 30, 2001, has been identified as the 53rd live sea |
| turtle rescued in this biennial period."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this  |
| event is related to the protection of the environment for which a            |
| notification to other government agencies has been or will be made."         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and plans to notify the     |
| national Marine and Fishery Services.  The NRC operations officer notified   |
| the Region 2 Incident Response Center (Loren Plisco).                        |
|                                                                              |
| **** UPDATE FROM CURTIS McKEOWN John MacKinnon AT 1052 ON 11/01/01 *****     |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 01, 2001 at 0916 a turtle was identified as the 54 the rescued, |
| live sea turtle in this biennial period.  This is reportable as a 4-hour     |
| report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the          |
| protection of the environment for which  a notification to other government  |
| agencies has been or will be made.  This is an update to event 37902."       |
| R2IRC notified.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.              |
|                                                                              |
| *****  UPDATE FROM BRYAN FERGUSON TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 0938 ON 11/03/01       |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 3, 2001, at 0840, a green sea turtle was identified as the 55th |
| rescued, live sea turtle in this biennial period.  This is Reportable as a   |
| 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the   |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies has been or will be made.  [...]"                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the national Marine and Fishery Services and    |
| the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the Region  |
| 2 Incident Response Center (Ken Barr).                                       |
|                                                                              |
| *****  UPDATE FROM RICKY RAWLS TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 1126 ON 11/04/01  *****   |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 3, 2001, at 1035, two sea turtles were identified as Kemp's     |
| Ridley sea turtles.  This is Crystal River Unit 3['s] (CR-3) 56th and 57th   |
| rescue of live sea turtles in this biennial period.  This is Reportable as a |
| 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the   |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies has been or will be made.  [...]"                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the national Marine and Fishery Services and    |
| the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the Region  |
| 2 Incident Response Center (Jim Hufham).                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38435       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/28/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/28/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALLEN HARROW                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BOB HAAG, REGION 2   IRC     |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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| DISCOVERY OF APPARENT THROUGH-WALL INDICATIONS ON CONTROL ROD DRIVE    
     |
| MECHANISM PENETRATIONS                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Following shutdown for a scheduled refueling outage, Surry Unit 1 performed |
| a visual inspection of the reactor vessel control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) |
| penetrations per NRC Bulletin 2001-01."                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 0015 on October 28, 2001, apparent through-wall            |
| indications were identified on CRDM penetrations 27 and 40.  The inspection  |
| is not yet complete.  This condition did not pose a significant safety risk  |
| during plant operation.  This is being reported as a non-emergency (8-hour   |
| report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) and                      |
| 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(A)."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the unit is currently defueled.                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 11/2/01 @ 0338 BY HILBERT-SEMMES TO GOULD * * *   UPDATE     |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 0220 hours on November 2, 2001, additional indications were |
| identified as having flaws that are not acceptable under ASME Section XI     |
| IWB-3600 on penetrations 65, 47, and 69.  Two previously identified          |
| indications were previously reported in this event. The inspection of all    |
| CRDM penetrations is now complete with disposition of one penetration still  |
| underway.  This condition did not pose a significant safety risk during      |
| plant operation.  This is being reported as an update.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.   The Reg 2 IRC Manager was         |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE FROM LISA HILBERT-SEMMES TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 2357 ON 11/02/01   |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 2250 hours on November 2, 2001, an additional CRDM         |
| penetration (location number 18) was identified as having flaws that are not |
| acceptable under ASME Section XI IWB-3600.  Five previously identified       |
| penetrations were reported [...].  This condition did not pose a significant |
| safety risk during plant operation.  This is being reported as a             |
| non-emergency 8-hour report in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) and |
| 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(A), a condition that results in a principal safety barrier   |
| being seriously degraded."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the Region 2 Incident Response Center (Steve Rudisail) and  |
| NRR EO (John Zwolinski).                                                     |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38436       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/29/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:32[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/26/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM BROOKS                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  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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| SPDS UNAVAILABLE AT EOF                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that a computer system upgrade performed on 10/26/01   |
| rendered the SPDS (safety parameter display system) inaccessible from the    |
| EOF. The condition was discovered on 10/29/01. The condition has since been  |
| repaired. The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this condition by  |
| the licensee.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1431EST ON 11/2/01 FROM JOHN TWAROG TO S. SANDIN * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this report based on the following:               |
|                                                                              |
| "On Oct. 29, 2001 Vermont Yankee reported to the NRC, via Event Number       |
| 38436, the loss of the EOF SPDS computers since Oct. 25, 2001. Preliminary   |
| investigation identified the loss of the computers was due to an upgrade to  |
| the company's computer network performed on Oct. 25. Further investigation   |
| on Oct. 30 revealed the EOF SPDS was only unavailable for approximately 3    |
| hours while the actual upgrade was being performed. This notification serves |
| as retraction of a prior 10 CFR 50.72 notification regarding the loss of the |
| EOF SPDS computers."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R1IRC.           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38458       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/02/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:54[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/02/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:25[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WHEELER                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| BOTH REACTOR BUILDING TO TORUS VACUUM BREAKERS WERE PREVENTED FROM   
       |
| RESPONDING TO A REACTOR BUILDING TO TORUS DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE             
|
|                                                                              |
| At 0325 CST, it was identified that the switches for TORUS VACUUM RELIEF     |
| valves PC-AOV-243AV and PC-AOV-244AV were in the closed position.  With the  |
| switches in the closed position, the valves would not respond to a           |
| differential pressure between the Reactor Building and Torus as required by  |
| SR 3.6.1.7.3.  The switches had been placed in the closed position for       |
| performance of LLRT on penetration X-205.  The valves were declared          |
| inoperable and LCO 3.6.1.7 Condition D was entered.  The required action for |
| this condition is to restore all vacuum breakers in one line to operable     |
| status within 1 hour.  If the valves are not restored to operable, Action E  |
| is entered, which requires the plant to be in Mode 3 in 12 hours and Mode 4  |
| in 36 hours.  The valve switches had been placed in this position as part of |
| a clearance order issued at 2357.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| At 0342 CST, the switches for the Torus Vacuum Relief valves were returned   |
| to the Auto position, and the valves were declared operable as vacuum        |
| breakers.  The LCO 3.6.1.7 Condition D was exited.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The function of the Reactor building to Torus vacuum breakers is to relieve  |
| vacuum when primary containment depressurizes below Reactor Building         |
| pressure.  With the switches in the closed position, the valves would not    |
| respond to a situation where a significant negative pressure existed between |
| the Reactor Building and Torus.   A negative differential pressure is caused |
| by rapid depressurization of the drywell.  Events that cause this rapid      |
| depressurization are cooling cycles, primary containment spray actuation,    |
| and steam condensation in the event of a primary system rupture.  The        |
| Reactor building to Torus vacuum breakers prevent an excessive negative      |
| differential pressure across the primary containment boundary.               |
|                                                                              |
| This event was determined to be reportable on 11-2-01 at 0430 CST after      |
| review of NUREG 1022 and design basis information.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38459       |
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| REP ORG:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NTH CONSULTANTS                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:07[EST]|
|    CITY:  FARMINGTON HILLS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  21-14894-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL JORDAN       R3      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM PARSONS                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| TROXLER GAUGE DISCOVERED MISSING  DURING ROUTINE INVENTORY                   |
|                                                                              |
| During a routine physical inventory, a Troxler Model 3411B (upgraded 3401B), |
| S/N 16990, was discovered missing from the Farmington Hills, MI, main        |
| office.  The gauge which contains 8 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries    |
| Americium-241/Be, was logged out from the Grand Rapids office on 8/31/01 as  |
| a return to the main office for repairs.  The main office has no record of   |
| the shipment.  The local police department in Grand Rapids has been informed |
| of the missing gauge.  The licensee is continuing their investigation.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38463       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:44[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:42[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS MAY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
|AINC 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)   POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF CONTAINMENT INTEGRITY                                                |
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| "At 0525[EST] the Control Room received a low flow alarm as a result of a    |
| leaking 1/4 inch fitting on the 'B' Hydrogen/Oxygen analyzer.  At 1142[EST]  |
| it was determined, as a result of a leak rate test, that the maximum         |
| allowable test leak rate (La) was potentially exceeded.  The system was      |
| isolated within 5 minutes of receiving the alarm.  A 24 hour hour shutdown   |
| LCO (TS 3.7.A.8) was entered at 0525[EST] and exited at 0530[EST]."          |
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| The licensee will inform both the State of Vermont and the NRC Resident      |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
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| Hoo Note:  A similar problem related to this particular monitor was reported |
| on 10/30/01 - see event #38444.                                              |
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