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Event Notification Report for November 19, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/16/2001 - 11/19/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37902  38506  38509  
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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:  11/17/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
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|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 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.           |
|                                                                              |
| * * *  UPDATE ON 11/17/01 @ 0846 BY SCHULKER TO GOULD * * *                  |
|                                                                              |
| On November 17, 2001 at 0815, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a       |
| Kemp's Ridley. This is the 60th 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 NRC Resident Inspector will be informed.   Notified Reg 2 RDO Julian.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38506       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:09[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOB SCARBOROUGH              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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  |
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| DISCOVERY OF A COMPROMISE OF SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported the discovery of a compromise of safeguards            |
| information in accordance with 10CFR73.71(b)(1).  Immediate compensatory     |
| measures were taken upon discovery.  (Contact the NRC operations officer for |
| additional details).                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38509       |
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| FACILITY: WOLF CREEK               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  KS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        11/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FERGUSON                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| DISCOVERY THAT CERTAIN SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENTS COULD BECOME
SUBMERGED      |
| DURING A POTENTIAL FLOODING SCENARIO                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (WCNOC) is reviewing           |
| calculations and assumptions regarding its flooding analysis.  Internal room |
| flooding calculation FL-04 for Auxiliary Building Rooms 1206 and 1207 is     |
| based on a maximum flood rate of 3500 gpm.  Research into this maximum flood |
| rate indicates the value was based upon the required flow rate to the        |
| Condensate Hotwell from the Condensate Storage Tank (CST).  The non-safety   |
| related 10"  pipe which is routed through rooms 1206 [and] 1207 provides     |
| water at a flow rate greater than 3500 gpm from the CST to the Condensate    |
| Hotwell.  Engineering review found that the subject rooms (1206 [and] 1207   |
| are connected) could flood given a Safe Shutdown Earthquake and a subsequent |
| double guillotine break of the non-safety related 10"  line within the room. |
| Multiple trains of safety related equipment exist in this room, and are at   |
| an elevation such that these components could become submerged during the    |
| flooding.  Subsequently, WCNOC is reporting this issue as an event or        |
| condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function   |
| of systems needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident."              |
|                                                                              |
| "Upon discovery, WCNOC has throttled valve AP-V012 Condensate Storage Tank   |
| Outlet Isolation  to one-third open, thereby eliminating the potential of    |
| flooding in excess of the capability of the floor drain system in the        |
| subject rooms given a Safe Shutdown Earthquake."                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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