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Event Notification Report for November 13, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/09/2001 - 11/13/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37902  38486  38487  38488  38489  38490  38491  38492  38493  38494  38495  38496 
38497  
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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:  11/11/2001|
|  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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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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).                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1046 EST 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.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1149 11/11/01 FROM SCHULKER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 11, 2001 at 1045, a rescued sea turtle was Identified as a      |
| Kemp's Ridley. This is the 59th rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) 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 informed the NRC resident inspector. Notified R2 IRC.           |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38486       |
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| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/08/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:57[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RONALD GREEN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        N       0        Startup          |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DURING UNIT STARTUP                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "During a reactor start up, BVPS Unit One Reactor tripped prior to reaching  |
| criticality.  The apparent cause of the trip is a blown control power fuse   |
| on Intermediate Range Nuclear Instrument channel N36.  The blown fuse caused |
| actuation of the Intermediate Range high level trip.  All control rods fully |
| inserted.  All equipment properly functioned.  Unit One is presently in mode |
| three at normal temperature and pressure.  Decay heat removal is through the |
| steam bypass valves to the main condenser as it was throughout the event.  A |
| main feed pump is supplying feedwater through the bypass feedwater           |
| regulating valves."                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1237 EST ON 11/12/01 FROM MIKE KOGELSCHATZ TO S. SANDIN * * *   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this report based on the following:               |
|                                                                              |
| "Beaver Valley Power Station is retracting its previous 10 CFR               |
| 50.72(b)(3)(iv) notification from 11/9/2001, EN #38486. The automatic        |
| Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation that occurred on 11/8/2001 was     |
| initiated by a blown fuse in the N36 intermediate range nuclear flux         |
| instrument causing a high intermediate range reactor trip signal to be       |
| generated. The blown fuse was not in response to actual plant conditions and |
| is not a parameter satisfying the requirements for initiation of the safety  |
| function of the system. Hence this RPS actuation was not a valid actuation   |
| since there was no actual high flux condition within the reactor. Therefore, |
| this event is not reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) since the |
| automatic trip was not generated by a valid actuation.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) since this   |
| event involved an automatic actuation of the Reactor Protection System which |
| was not part of a pre-planned sequence, did not occur with the RPS properly  |
| removed from service, and did not occur after the safety function of         |
| dropping the control rods had already been completed.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "However, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), this event is being reported via   |
| this telephone notification instead of submitting a written LER since the    |
| automatic reactor trip occurred with the reactor subcritical, and was not    |
| generated by a valid actuation. On 11/8/2001, all control rods inserted due  |
| to the blown fuse initiating a reactor trip on a one out of two high         |
| intermediate range high power. All required safety systems operated as       |
| designed and the plant was stabilized in Mode 3."                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R1 IRC.       |
|                                                                              |
| HOO Note:  See EN #38496.                                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38487       |
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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/09/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GUILFORD MILLS                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:27[EST]|
|    CITY:  GREENSBORO               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/08/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        14:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  041-1139-0G           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/09/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R2 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R2      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SPEIGHT                      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| STATE OF NC REPORTED THAT ONE OF THEIR LICENSEES MISPLACED/LOST A BETA   
   |
| THICKNESS GAUGE                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The Guilford Mills textile plant is in the process of being decommissioned   |
| and disposing of 4 gauges when it was discovered that one gauge could not be |
| located.  The gauge that is missing is a Mahlo America model                 |
| FMIR-7AK-6271-12-1400 beta thickness gauge.  It contained 100 millicuries of |
| Krypton-85 source serial # 1603BX and was last inventoried in 1997.   The    |
| licensee is continuing to look for the device.                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38488       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:31[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERV PARKER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SAFETY SYSTEM ACTUATION DURING TESTING OF THE EHC SYSTEM                     |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1859 on October 30, 2001, during performance of Electro-Hydraulic        |
| Control (EHC) testing, a Nuclear Steam Supply Shutoff System isolation       |
| actuation occurred.  The plant was in operational condition 4, mode switch   |
| locked in refuel, all control rods inserted and reactor pressure vessel      |
| level and temperature were within the appropriate band, at the time of the   |
| event.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The cause of the actuation was due to the impact of test setup conditions   |
| established to perform EHC testing being performed concurrent with reactor   |
| vessel cold hydrostatic testing, which effectively un-bypassed a low vacuum  |
| trip input signal.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC Resident is fully aware of the event.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made in accordance with                          |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "PSE&G Nuclear is continuing to evaluate this condition to determine other   |
| possible causes and corrective actions."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| This event was identified as reportable as part of the licensee's corrective |
| action program review.  The licensee will also inform the Lower Alloways     |
| Creek Township (LAC).                                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38489       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        11/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:13[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOISMENU                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| An employee acting in a supervisory position failed a random alcohol test.   |
| Access was immediately revoked and EAP assistance was sought by the          |
| individual.  A supervisor will review work performed by the individual for   |
| impact on quality and safety.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38490       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:28[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:34[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM GREEN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| CONTAINMENT PATHWAY DECLARED INOPERABLE FOLLOWING LLRT TESTING              
|
|                                                                              |
| "This condition is being reported in accordance with the requirements of     |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii) as an event or condition that results in: (A) The       |
| condition of the nuclear power plant. including its principal safety         |
| barriers, being seriously degraded.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "During local leak rate testing (LLRT) being performed on the 'B' reactor    |
| feed line to the reactor, both primary containment boundary check valves     |
| (RF-CV-13CV and RF-CV-14CV) failed LLRT.  Efforts to quantify the leak rate  |
| were unsuccessful. The maximum leakage indicated on the test equipment used  |
| is 424 Standard Cubic Feet Hour (SCFH).  The allowable leakage (La) for      |
| Primary Containment is 317.41 SCFH.  Subsequently this primary containment   |
| pathway was declared inoperable.  CNS is in MODE 5 for refueling with vessel |
| level >23 feet above the flange and the spent fuel pool gates removed.  No   |
| fuel movements or operations with the potential to drain the reactor vessel  |
| were in progress.  Primary containment is not required per CNS Technical     |
| Specifications in this mode of operation."                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38491       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:44[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        11/11/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:36[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRANK CIGANIK                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MOHAMED SHANBAKY     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |88       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO LOSS OF SUBSTATION      
   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that at 0610 EST on 11/11/2001 that the 1B2 Unit       |
| Substation was lost on a ground fault on the 4160 side.  The actual cause of |
| the ground fault is unknown and is being investigated.  The licensee has     |
| entered multiple LCOs due to loss of other vital equipment and the most      |
| limiting is due to the inoperability of containment isolation valves, which  |
| is a requirement to be in Cold Shutdown in 24 hours.  The licensee expects   |
| the plant to shutdown completely within the 24 hour window.                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38492       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:23[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        11/11/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GORDON ROBINSON              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| HPCI SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1727 EST, Unit 1 received a 'high level' alarm for the HPCI Turbine      |
| Steam Supply line Drain Pot. Investigation revealed that power was lost to   |
| the solenoid on one of the steam line drain valves causing it to fail        |
| closed. In this configuration, condensate is no longer drained from the HPCI |
| Steam Supply line so there would be a potential for water to enter the       |
| turbine upon a HPCI initiation. Given this concern, the HPCI system was      |
| declared inoperable at 1745 EST when actions were taken to align the system  |
| in a configuration to prevent an automatic initiation (breaker was opened    |
| for the Aux Oil Pump and the Flow Controller was placed to Manual/Minimum).  |
| Because HPCI is a single train ECCS safety system, this event results in the |
| loss of an entire safety function which requires an 8 hour ENS notification  |
| in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v) and the guidance provided under       |
| NUREG-1022, rev. 2.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "There are no other ECCS systems presently out of service."                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38493       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        11/12/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:35[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL DUNTON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES OGLE         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| INDICATION OF PRESSURE BOUNDARY LEAKAGE DISCOVERED DURING VISUAL
INSPECTION  |
| OF HEAD                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was conducting visual inspection of the reactor vessel control  |
| rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles in response to the NRC Bulletin 2001-01.  |
| They discovered indications of leakage evidenced by minor boric acid buildup |
| around 4 CRDM nozzles.  There is potential for 3 additional nozzles leaking  |
| that will require further inspections.  Additional inspections and repairs   |
| will be conducted in accordance with NRC Bulletin 2001-01.  The plant will   |
| remain at or below Cold Shutdown until repairs are completed.                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| (Note:  See similar events #38416, 38365, 38169)                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38494       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:20[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/10/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:14[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVEN MERRILL               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DETERMINATION MADE THAT A PREVIOUSLY TERMINATED EVENT MET THE CRITERIA
FOR   |
| EMERGENCY PLAN ENTRY                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made due to the determination that a previously        |
| terminated event had met the criteria for emergency plan entry.              |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 03:14 on 11/10/01, St. Lucie Unit 1 was operating in Mode  |
| 4. The Shutdown Cooling System had been secured for approximately 15 minutes |
| when a realignment sequence was initiated to place the system back in        |
| service. During the performance of this evolution, thermal relief valve      |
| V3431 lifted and did not immediately reseat. The event was terminated when   |
| the 1B Low Pressure Safety Injection Pump was secured and the relief valve   |
| reseated.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Initial assessment of the leakage rate, while the relief valve was open,    |
| concluded that the flow rate was less than 10 gpm and therefore did not meet |
| the threshold for Emergency Plan entry. A Condition Report was initiated to  |
| perform a more in depth analysis of the event.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent, detailed analysis of the event has determined that the flow     |
| rate from the relief valve did exceed the 10 gpm criteria for Emergency Plan |
| implementation."                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and intends to notify the   |
| State and Local Authorities.                                                 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38495       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:28[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        11/12/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CIGANIK                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| LARGE FISHKILL REPORTED TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY                           |
|                                                                              |
| The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was notified of a      |
| large fishkill(approximately several hundred fish) in their discharge canal. |
| Most of the fish were Jack fish, but there were also other species.  The     |
| cause is from the unplanned unit shutdown on 11/11/01.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38496       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:37[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/08/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:57[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE KOGELSCHATZ             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        N       0        Startup          |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| INVALID RPS ACTUATION DURING STARTUP DUE TO A BLOWN FUSE                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Beaver Valley Power Station is retracting its previous 10 CFR               |
| 50.72(b)(3)(iv) notification from 11/9/2001, EN# 38486. The automatic        |
| Reactor Protection System (RPS) actuation that occurred on 11/8/2001 was     |
| initiated by a blown fuse in the N36 intermediate range nuclear flux         |
| instrument causing a high intermediate range reactor trip signal to be       |
| generated. The blown fuse was not in response to actual plant conditions and |
| is not a parameter satisfying the requirements for initiation of the safety  |
| function of the system. Hence this RPS actuation was not a valid actuation   |
| since there was no actual high flux condition within the reactor. Therefore, |
| this event is not reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) since the |
| automatic trip was not generated by a valid actuation.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) since this   |
| event involved an automatic actuation of the Reactor Protection System which |
| was not part of a pre-planned sequence, did not occur with the RPS properly  |
| removed from service, and did not occur after the safety function of         |
| dropping the control rods had already been completed.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "However, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), this event is being reported via   |
| this telephone notification instead of submitting a written LER since the    |
| automatic reactor trip occurred with the reactor subcritical, and was not    |
| generated by a valid actuation. On 11/8/2001, all control rods inserted due  |
| to the blown fuse initiating a reactor trip on a one out of two high         |
| intermediate range high power. All required safety systems operated as       |
| designed and the plant was stabilized in Mode 3."                            |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.                         |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38497       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: LASALLE                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:16[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        11/12/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HAROLD VINYARD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRUCE JORGENSEN      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ERDS DISCOVERED INOPERABLE                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "...This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) and       |
| Exelon Reportability Manual SAF 1.10.  At 2100 hours on 11/12/01, it was     |
| discovered that the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) was not            |
| operational.  This system provides a data link between the LaSalle onsite    |
| computer system and the NRC Headquarters Operational Center when activated   |
| during emergency situations.  The ERDS system was restored to an operable    |
| status at 2320 hours on 11/12/01 after resolving a computer system software  |
| issue. The NRC resident inspector has been notified of this event."          |
|                                                                              |
| The discovery was made while conducting training of a new candidate.         |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
.