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Event Notification Report for November 7, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/06/2001 - 11/07/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37902  38469  38471  38472  
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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:  11/06/2001|
|  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  
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|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO THE NATIONAL MARINE AND FISHERIES SERVICE AS A      
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| 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).                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1046 EDT ON 11/6/01 FROM RICK SWEENEY TO FANGIE JONES * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 06, 2001 at 0905, a sea turtle was identified as Kemp's Ridley  |
| sea turtle. This is Crystal River Unit 3 (CR-3) 58th rescue of a 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."                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Caudle Julian)  |
| was notified.                                                                |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38469       |
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| REP ORG:  MALLINCKRODT                         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2001|
|LICENSEE:  MALLINCKRODT                         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:50[EST]|
|    CITY:  MARYLAND HEIGHTS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:        09:15[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  240420601             AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANN MARIE STONE      R3      |
|                                                |CHARLIE MILLER       IRO     |
+------------------------------------------------+RICHARD JOLLIFFE     RCT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LINDA GRAHAM                 |DOUGLAS BROADDUS     NMSS    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |DOE, EPA, USDA       FAX     |
+------------------------------------------------+HHS, FEMA, DOT(NRC)  FAX     |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |                             |
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| ALERT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE IN DECON AREA                                     |
|                                                                              |
| An Alert was declared at 0915 CST due to a fire in Decon Area 2 in Building  |
| 600.  The fire was smoke only, from an autoclave where a process of          |
| depyrogeneration of Mo-99 glassware was taking place.  There was a piece of  |
| tygon tubing in the autoclave which became involved, producing the smoke.    |
| The Alert was exited at 0940 CST when the fire was out.  There was no        |
| release to the environment and air samples taken in the laboratory showed no |
| detectable activity.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The Maryland Heights Fire Department responded to the site.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38471       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:01[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:32[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  D. CIFONELLI                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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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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| 24-HOUR REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH OPERATING LICENSE DUE TO POTENTIAL
MAXIMUM |
| POWER LEVEL VIOLATION.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made in accordance with Nine Mile Point Nuclear        |
| Station, Unit 2 Operating license No. NPF-69 Section 2.F, which in part      |
| states the following;  "... shall report any violations of the requirements  |
| contained in section 2.C of this license in the following manner: initial    |
| notification shall be made within 24 hours to the NRC Operations Center via  |
| the Emergency Notification System, with written follow-up within 30 days in  |
| accordance with the procedures described in 10CFR 50.73 (b), (c), and (e)."  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The following text is an excerpt of a facsimile received by the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "General Electric (GE) report titled,  Impact of Steam Carryover Fraction on |
| Process Computer Heat Balance Calculation , September 2001, documents a      |
| non-conservative constant for moisture carryover fraction in the equation    |
| used to calculate plant heat balance. The report states that a number of     |
| later model GE BWR plants have moisture carryover fractions of less than     |
| 0.003%. Nine Mile Point Unit 2's heat balance assumed a 0.003% moisture      |
| carryover factor.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Based on the above report from GE, on October 1, 2001 at 1926 hours Nine    |
| Mile Point Unit 2 implemented an Interim administrative power level limit of |
| 3465 MWt (2 MWt less than the license limit of 3467 MWt) to conservatively   |
| account for a potential lower moisture carry over factor. in addition, a     |
| sample time period was reviewed to determine whether the Maximum Power level |
| was exceeded while the non-conservative constant was in place. This review   |
| determined that on August 20, 2001 from 12:03 to 23:59 hours the Maximum     |
| Power Level Limit (3467 MWt) was exceeded by approximately 2 MWt. The time   |
| that Maximum Power Level was exceeded was previous to he date that NMP 2 was |
| notified by GE of the potential non-conservative moisture carryover factor.  |
| Since the interim administrative limit has been implemented NMP 2 has not    |
| exceeded its Maximum Power Level. Additionally, the method used to calculate |
| NMP 2's heat balance has been revised to eliminate the non-conservative      |
| moisture carryover factor."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the Licensee.       |
|                                                                              |
| (Refer to event numbers 38330, 38337, 38340, 38344, 38445, 38347, 38349, and |
| 38357 for similar events at Fermi, Perry, Hope Creek, Grand Gulf, Columbia   |
| Generating Station, Limerick 2, River Bend, and Limerick 1.)                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38472       |
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| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:38[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:16[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SAM CHECKETTS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON LOW-LOW STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL.              
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|                                                                              |
| "At 14:16 Unit One Reactor automatically tripped due to low-low  level in    |
| the 1C Steam Generator.  Feed Water Control Valve (FCV-FW-498) failed closed |
| causing the 1C steam generator level to rapidly drop and reach the low-low   |
| level trip setpoint.  All Control Rods fully inserted and all required       |
| equipment functioned properly.  The plant is currently stable in mode 3 at   |
| normal pressure and temperature.  Decay Heat removal is via the Steam Bypass |
| valves.  Normal and Auxiliary Feed Water systems are in service.  Cause of   |
| the failure under investigation"   Emergency Core Cooling Systems, Emergency |
| Diesel Generators are fully operable if needed and the electrical grid is    |
| stable.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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