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Event Notification Report for November 21, 2001

                         
                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/20/2001 - 11/21/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38375  38386  38505  38507  38508  38511  38512  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38375       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/10/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:38[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/10/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  J. GROFF                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL PARKER       R3      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| HPCI INOPERABLE                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "On 10/10/01 at 12:30, while performing surveillance 24.202.01 'HPCI Pump    |
| Time Response and Operability Test at 1025 psi', HPCI pump flow reached 5000 |
| gpm in 35 seconds (<29 seconds is acceptance criteria). HPCI was declared    |
| INOPERABLE due to the surveillance failure. Plant personnel are evaluating   |
| trend data to determine the cause of the failure.                            |
|                                                                              |
| "All other ECCS systems and RCIC are OPERABLE. This is being reported under  |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)."                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1257 EST ON 11/20/01 BY JERRY FLINT TO ROBERT STRANSKY *  |
| * *                                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Upon further evaluation, it has been determined that the HPCI failure to    |
| reach rated flow is not reportable. An extensive investigation was performed |
| to determine the cause of the failure of HPCI to reach rated flow in the     |
| required time. The failure was attributed to two root causes: System         |
| configuration changes made since 1994 reduced available margin to the 29     |
| second acceptance criteria and a decrease in opening stroke position of the  |
| HPCI test line throttle valve resulted in a change to the HPCI system test   |
| characteristic.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Adjustments to the HPCI test line throttle valve opening were performed. A  |
| subsequent HPCI surveillance run was performed on 10/18/2001. Rated flow was |
| reached within the surveillance acceptance criteria. No changes were made to |
| the HPCI system acceptance criteria or to HPCI components that would impact  |
| actual injection to the reactor pressure vessel. The changes to the testing  |
| method remain conservative with respect to an actual vessel injection.       |
|                                                                              |
| "Therefore, HPCI remained fully capable of reaching rated flow in the        |
| required time during the 10/10/2001 surveillance run; and therefore, HPCI    |
| was Operable. and this condition is not reportable under                     |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(d). The original notification. Event Number 38375, is    |
| retracted."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R3DO (Christine Lipa) |
| has been notified.                                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38386       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/14/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/14/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:45[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LOCASCIO/WOODZELL            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |R2 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |GENE IMBRO           NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |ZAPATA               FEMA    |
|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          N       0        Intermediate Shut|0        Intermediate Shut|
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM BOUNDARY LEAKAGE                                      |
|                                                                              |
| During an inspection, while the plant was in intermediate shutdown (2235     |
| lbs. pressure), an unisolable leak at the "A" loop hot leg  temperature      |
| element was detected (at 0530 hrs) measuring 3 drops/min.  On the second     |
| entry (at 0940 hrs) when pressure was 400 lbs. no active leak was detected.  |
| The plant entered an NOUE at 1145 and TS action statement to be in cold      |
| shutdown within 30 hours was initiated.  Since the plant was already in      |
| intermediate shutdown, it should be in cold shutdown within 2-3 hours.       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified along with State and local           |
| agencies.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 10/14/01@ 1621 FROM LOCASCIO TO GOULD * * *                  |
|                                                                              |
| The plant went to below cold shutdown at 1620 at which time the NOUE was     |
| terminated.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.  State and local agencies will be   |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg 2 IRC Team manager, EO(Imbro) and FEMA(Ciboch)                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1715 EST ON 11/20/01 BY GROVER WEEDZELL TO FANGIE JONES
* |
| * *                                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "On 10/14/01 during containment walkdowns for Surry Unit I Refueling Outage, |
| it was reported that a non-isolable fault existed on the 'A' loop hot leg    |
| temperature element, TE1413.  A 4 hour Event Notification (#38386) was made  |
| pursuant to 10CFR50.72 (b)(2)(i), a Non-Emergency Technical Specification    |
| Required Shutdown.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent NDE inspections of the RCS pressure boundary components          |
| following unit shutdown identified that a non-isolable fault did not exist.  |
| The most probable leakage path was through mechanical pipe threads of the    |
| temperature element thermowell.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Based on the inspection results, NRC Event Notification #38386 is being     |
| retracted because a non-isolable fault did not exist in the RCS.             |
|                                                                              |
| "Repairs on TE 1413 are complete."                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Caudle Julian), |
| NRR EO (Elinor Adensm) have been notified.                                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38505       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR                               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:57[EST]|
|    CITY:  GOLDEN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/11/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:        18:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  162-05                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |R1 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM PENTECOST                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| DELIVERED RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL LEFT OUTSIDE UNATTENDED FOR SEVERAL
HOURS.    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| DelMed Courier delivered a package containing 19.5 millicuries of Iodine-125 |
| from Syncor located in Golden, Co to Syncor located in Stanford, CT on       |
| November 11, 2001.  DelMed Courier arrived after closing hours for Syncor.   |
| The DelMed Courier delivery person did not have the key to open a door to    |
| place the package inside the Syncor building.  Therefore the delivery person |
| placed the package containing the radioactive material inside a unmarked box |
| and left it outside by the delivery door.  Several hours later the licensee  |
| arrived and found the unmarked box containing the radioactive material       |
| inside.  The box had not been tampered with or opened.                       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38507       |
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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:31[EST]|
|    CITY:  RALEIGH                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/16/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        11:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  092-0090-3            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |R2 IRC TEAM MANAGER  R2      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GERALD SPEIGHT               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| A vial containing approximately 6.64  mCi of S-35 was discovered to be       |
| missing from a laboratory refrigerator. The material had last been handled   |
| on 10/31/01 when a researcher removed 0.36 mCi of the material for an        |
| experiment. The university is currently investigating this issue.            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38508       |
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| REP ORG:  UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL   |NOTIFICATION DATE:
11/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  H&H X-RAY SERVICES, INC.             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:39[EST]|
|    CITY:  SPANISH FORK CANYON      REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/15/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  UT |EVENT TIME:        21:30[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  17-19236-02           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GWYN GALLOWAY (fax)          |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT REGARDING A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING
A       |
| RADIOGRAPHIC CAMERA IN SPANISH FORK CANYON, UTAH                             |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Utah        |
| Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control:          |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Report ID No.:  UT-01-0004"                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "License No.:  17-19236-02 (Reciprocity)"                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee:  H&H X-Ray Services, Inc.                                         |
| d.b.a.  H&H X-Ray Services, Inc.; Monroe X-Ray Co., Inc.;                    |
| [...] Mississippi X-Ray Service; Waggoner & Associates                       |
| West Monroe, Louisiana  [...]"                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Date and Time:  Date: 09/15/01 Time: Prior to 9:30 p.m. MST"          |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Location:  Spanish Fork Canyon near Spanish Fork, Utah"               |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Type:  Transportation Accident involving a Radiographic Camera"       |
|                                                                              |
| "Notifications:  The Utah Division of Radiation Control was notified by a    |
| Utah licensee (Quality Testing and Inspection) on 09/16/01 at approximately  |
| 9:00 a.m. MST.  The Radiation Safety Officer for Quality Testing and         |
| Inspection indicated that he was contacted on 09/15/01 by the Spanish Fork   |
| City Fire Department and asked to assist with an accident involving          |
| radioactive material.  He assisted in surveying the radiographic exposure    |
| device and then took possession of the device."                              |
|                                                                              |
| "[...]"                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Description:  H & H X-Ray Services, Inc. was approved to work in Utah |
| under the provisions of reciprocity.  The licensee's radiography truck was   |
| transporting a radiographic exposure device (Amersham Corporation Model 660  |
| B, serial number B2521 containing 61 curies of iridium-192, sealed source    |
| model number 424-9, serial number 01453B).  The licensee's truck was         |
| involved in a one-car rollover accident.  The radiographic camera and        |
| radioactive source were observed to be undamaged.  However, the lid to the   |
| steel drum that the exposure device was packaged for transport in came off   |
| as a result of the accident.  The reciprocity licensee is making             |
| arrangements for the exposure device to be leak tested and transferred to    |
| Diamond H. Testing in Idaho, [...].  The individual driving the licensee's   |
| vehicle was unharmed, and no significant radiation doses resulted from this  |
| incident."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Transport Vehicle Description:  H&H X-Ray Services, Inc., radiography       |
| truck."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Media Attention:  None"                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for contact information for the State       |
| Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control; H&H      |
| X-Ray Services, Inc.; Quality Testing and Inspection; and Diamond H.         |
| Testing.)                                                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38511       |
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| REP ORG:  EDWARDS PIPELINE SERVICES            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/20/2001|
|LICENSEE:  EDWARDS PIPELINE SERVICES            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:43[EST]|
|    CITY:  TULSA                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/20/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OK |EVENT TIME:        08:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  3523193-01            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|                                                |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCHILLING                    |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |ANITA TURNER         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| LICENSEE REPORTED A STOLEN RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA                                |
|                                                                              |
| A Spec 150 radiography camera serial # 446 was stolen from a mobile darkroom |
| in Mobile, Alabama.  The camera contained 58 curies of Iridium-192 serial #  |
| HI1815.  The individual, however, did not take the controls for the camera.  |
| The licensee's technicians chased the thief, but he escaped in a car.  The   |
| Mobile Police were notified along with the State of Alabama and the licensee |
| will notify the State of Oklahoma.   The licensee's Alabama license number   |
| is 1333 and the Oklahoma license number is 23193-02.                         |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38512       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/20/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:07[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/30/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ANDREW WISNIEWSKI            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CURTIS COWGILL       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     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| INVALID PCIS GROUP 3 ISOLATION - ALTERNATE LER REPORT                        |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.73 (a) (2) (iv)  |
| (A), which provides for an optional telephone notification, instead of       |
| submitting an LER.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "The purpose of this communication is to provide notification pertaining to  |
| the invalid actuation of the PCIS Group 3 isolation signals which affected   |
| containment isolation valves in more than one system.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "On September 30, 2001, with the reactor at full power, an invalid actuation |
| of a Refuel Floor High Radiation Monitor caused a Group 3 isolation to       |
| occur. A spike due to electronic noise invoked the High Level Trip to this   |
| monitor (RM-17-453B), which resulted in a trip to PCIS logic Channel B1.     |
|                                                                              |
| "The system started and functioned successfully since either Channel A1 or   |
| Channel B1 provides for a complete group 3 isolation.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The train actuation was complete. The PCIS Group 3 isolation occurred and   |
| both trains of the Standby Gas Treatment System started as designed.         |
|                                                                              |
| "It was determined that the Group 3 isolation was invalid, due the Refuel    |
| Floor High Radiation Level Trip occurring at 35 mR/hr. General area          |
| radiation levels on the refuel floor were 10 mR/hr. The prescribed set point |
| of 70 mR/hr had drifted to 35 mR/hr. "                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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