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Event Notification Report for November 15, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           11/14/2001 - 11/15/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38500  38502  38503  38504  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38500       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  TEXAS DOT                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:21[EST]|
|    CITY:  CROSSLANDS               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/09/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  L00197-075            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN, JR           |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A TROXLER GAUGE STOLEN FROM A TxDOT
FIELD   |
| OFFICE                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge is suspected of being stolen during the hours of darkness on the  |
| evening of November 9, 2001. The site was discovered vandalized by a         |
| contractor on the morning of November 10, 2001. However, it was thought that |
| only the contractors equipment had been broken into. A portable generator    |
| was stolen, as was a water truck which had been driven through the front     |
| (locked) gate. The truck was found abandoned approximately 2 to 2  miles    |
| from the site abandoned in a field. When TxDOT personnel arrived on site     |
| Monday November 12, 2001, they discovered that their site trailer had also   |
| been broken into. The door lock and knob were broken as was a rear window to |
| the trailer. Inside, the locked closet had it's hasp and lock pried from the |
| door. The only thing missing was the gauge and it's transportation case,     |
| although other high dollar equipment was also locked in the closet and       |
| computers/printer, etc were located in the trailer. The gauge was in a       |
| locked trailer, locked in it's transportation container and had the control  |
| rod locked. A police report was filed with the Denton County Sheriff's       |
| Office. This gauge was ... transferred to TxDOT under contract September 12, |
| 2001. The gauge has been maintain at the temporary job site since that       |
| date."                                                                       |
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| "Texas Incident No.:  I-7827                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee:  Texas Department of Transportation, McKinney Area Office         |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Location:  12000 Highway 380, Crossroads, Texas 76227 (TxDOT - Field  |
| Office) a locked Field Office Trailer                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Type:  Stolen Radioactive Material - Troxler Nuclear Gauge            |
|                                                                              |
| "Notifications:  CRCPD, surrounding states, Troxler R.S.O., Texas Public     |
| Health Region #3 (Arlington)."                                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38502       |
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| FACILITY: HADDAM NECK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  C. REID                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
|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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|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT                           |
|                                                                              |
| Portable propane cylinder (100 lbs) found to be leaking inside the Turbine   |
| Building which is currently under demolition. Estimate approximately 60 lbs  |
| of propane released.  19 people evacuated from the Turbine Building at       |
| 0855ET. Local Fire Department was called to the site and is investigating    |
| the reason why the propane cylinder leaked.  Nobody was injured.   NRC       |
| Region 1 (John Wray) notified by the licensee.                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38503       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVEN MERRILL               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRIAN BONSER, REG 2  IRC     |
|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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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE RECOVERY OF AN INJURED SEA TURTLE       
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|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 0900 on 11/14/01, a report was made to the Florida         |
| Department of Fish and Wildlife concerning the recovery of an injured sea    |
| turtle from the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was a loggerhead found     |
| impinged at the top of the barrier net.  It will be transferred to the       |
| turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida, for rehabilitation."                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38504       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2001|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN DAHM                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |R3 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R3      |
|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  
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|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| SPDS/ERIS TURNED OFF DUE TO REFUEL OUTAGE WORK                               |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 14, 2001, both SPDS/ERIS systems were turned off due to refuel  |
| outage work. Power to these systems will remain off for approximately 36     |
| hours.                                                                       |
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| "This report is being made in accordance to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii).          |
|                                                                              |
| "Loss of Emergency preparedness Capabilities -Safety Parameter Display       |
| System (SPDS)                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "Loss of Communications Capability - ERDS modem will be out of service       |
|                                                                              |
| "All other capabilities and communications are available."                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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