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Event Notification Report for November 6, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/05/2001 - 11/06/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38268  38433  38464  38465  38466  
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38268       |
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| FACILITY: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATIREGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/07/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  WA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:47[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-5                             |EVENT DATE:        09/06/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:38[PDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM BAKER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA SMITH          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  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| REACTOR CORE ISOLATION COOLING SYSTEM MADE INOPERABLE                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Columbia Generating Station Reactor Core Isolation Cooing (RCIC) system has |
| been isolated and made inoperable per Technical Specification 3.5.3 and      |
| unavailable due to manual closure of the RCIC turbine trip valve.  The       |
| manual closure of the RCIC turbine trip valve was required due to the loss   |
| of automatic trip capability of the turbine trip valve [due to a solenoid    |
| failure].  This loss of automatic trip capability under postulated           |
| conditions could cause a water hammer event significant enough to threaten   |
| primary containment.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "The RCIC system is a single train system and is listed in plant procedures  |
| as an Engineered Safety Feature (ESF).                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The RCIC system will function automatically or manually to inject water     |
| into the RPV if manually returned to service."                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1635 EST ON 11/5/01 BY ROBERT SHERMAN TO FANGIE JONES * *
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| *                                                                            |
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| "Retraction for EN #38268, Regarding Closure of RCIC System Trip and         |
| Throttle Valve RCIC-V-1, November                                            |
| 5, 2001                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Automatic closure of the RCIC trip and throttle valve (RCIC-V-I) on low     |
| pressure in the RCIC pump discharge piping (i.e.., conditions in which       |
| voiding could be present in the RCIC pump discharge piping) prevents         |
| waterhammer by preventing automatic start or restart of RCIC. The closure of |
| RCIC-V-1 under these conditions serves as a redundant and diverse backup to  |
| the closure of the RCIC pump discharge check valve RCIC-V-90. When it was    |
| discovered that RCIC-V-1 failed to close upon receipt of a system trip or    |
| valve close signal, system check valve RCIC-V-90 was determined to be        |
| operable thereby preventing conditions that could potentially result in      |
| waterhammer. Therefore, the condition of RCIC-V-1 failure to close upon      |
| receipt of a trip or close signal did not create a condition that could have |
| resulted in potential waterhammer damaged to RCIC piping and containment."   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R4DO (Linda Smith)    |
| was notified.                                                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38433       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:08[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CARNAX                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
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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          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| TWO OF THREE AUXILIARY FEEDWATER PUMPS DECLARED INOPERABLE                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that the auxiliary boiler (steam generator) feedwater  |
| pump 21 was declared inoperable at 0021 EDT due to high packing temperature  |
| during the planned plant shutdown.  Later at 0208 EDT, the second pump, 23,  |
| was declared inoperable because the outboard bearing could not be kept below |
| 200F without the use of city water.  City water is not seismically          |
| qualified leading to the declaration of pump 23 being inoperable.  Pump 23   |
| is functional and able to provide feedwater.  Pump 22 is being used and is   |
| fully operational.  The plant is being cooled down as planned and due to the |
| pump problems has until 1400 EDT today, 10/27/01, to cool down to less than  |
| 350F in accordance with technical specifications.  The licensee expects to  |
| meet the requirement with no trouble.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE FROM DENNIS CORNAX TO JOHN MACKINNON AT 2353 ON 10/28/01 ***** 
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|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On October 27, 2001, at 0452, Indian Point Unit 2 exited the 12-hour action |
| statement of Technical Specification 3.4.B(1)b by achieving Hot Shutdown     |
| conditions with RCS temperature below 350F.  23AFP remained in service for  |
| secondary side steam generator heat removal with City Water providing        |
| cooling to 23AFP's outboard bearing for the duration of the cooldown.  Cold  |
| Shutdown was achieved on October 27, 2001, at 1215."                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Although declared inoperable, preliminary evaluations by Engineering        |
| conclude that 21AFP would have been able to perform its safety function      |
| notwithstanding the high packing temperatures."                              |
|                                                                              |
| "A test of 23AFP was completed with preliminary indications that it too      |
| would have been able to perform its safety function without City Water       |
| cooling to the outboard bearing jacket cooler."                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the Region I Incident Response Center (Neil Perry) and NRR  |
| EO (William Beckner).                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1342 EST ON 11/5/01 BY MARK LEONE TO FANGIE JONES * * *   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined that the operators made a conservative call          |
| declaring auxiliary feedwater pump 21 inoperable due to higher than expected |
| packing temperature and auxiliary feedwater pump 23 inoperable due to higher |
| than expected outer bearing temperature.  The pumps have been determined to  |
| have been able to perform their intended safety functions and the licensee   |
| is retracting this event notification.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R1DO (James  |
| Linville) has been notified.                                                 |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38464       |
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| REP ORG:  MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT     |NOTIFICATION DATE:
11/05/2001|
|LICENSEE:  ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC.        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:49[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        11/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:  HARTFORD                  STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:        14:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  MD25-041-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/05/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES LINVILLE       R1      |
|                                                |FREDERICK BROWN      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CARL TRUMP                   |                             |
|  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 - DAMAGED TROXLER GAUGE                               |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler moisture density gauge, model 3440 with 8 mCi Cs-137 and 40 mCi    |
| Am-241:Be, was damage when a roller backed over it.  This took place in the  |
| Blair, MD area at a new housing development area.  The gauge was severely    |
| damaged, however the sources appear to be intact.  The gauge will be sent to |
| Troxler for further examination.                                             |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38465       |
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| REP ORG:  REVISS SERVICES INC.                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/05/2001|
|LICENSEE:  REVISS SERVICES INC.                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:05[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        11/05/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:     |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/05/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R3 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R3      |
|                                                |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN SCHRADER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| MISSING CLASS 7 COBALT-60                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| A representative of Reviss Services, Inc. made the following report:         |
|                                                                              |
| Today, FedEx was supposed to pickup a shipment of Cobalt-60 from the United  |
| Kingdom at Port Elizabeth, NJ.  When FedEx arrived at approximately 1200     |
| noon they were informed that the shipment had been picked up by Select Cargo |
| at 0621.  The shipment was supposed to be shipped to Northborough, Mass. The |
| total curie content of the cobalt-60 irradiator shipment from the United     |
| Kingdom was 382,000.  The 382,000 curies of cobalt-60 were packed in 2 class |
| B containers.  Each container is approximately 3 cubic feet in volume.  Each |
| one of these containers were placed in a 20 foot isolation container.  The   |
| TI index on contact of the cage of the isolation container is 3.  Reviss     |
| Services, Inc. informed Mass Radiation Control Program and Ill Department of |
| Safeguards of this event.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| ****UPDATE ON 11/05/01 AT 1600 HOUR BY MACKINNON *****                       |
|                                                                              |
| NRC, with the assistance of the U.S. Customs Service, has investigated this  |
| incident and determined that the shipment had been moved to another location |
| at the terminal by Select Cargo Services.  The shipment remains under the    |
| control of the U.S. Customs Service.  NRC is following up to understand the  |
| circumstances of the event.                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38466       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:51[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:15[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID LYNCH                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| ALL EMERGENCY SIRENS FAIL TO RESPOND DURING ANNUAL FULL CYCLE TEST.         
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|                                                                              |
| During the performance of the annual full cycle siren test 49 out of 49      |
| sirens in Calvert County failed to respond. Licensee believes sirens failed  |
| due to a transmission problem.  Technicians will be sent out to investigate  |
| problem.  Calvert County if needed will perform routing alert.               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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