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Event Notification Report for December 5, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/04/2001 - 12/05/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38513  38534  38535  38536  38537  38538  38539  
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38513       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/23/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/23/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO FLORIDA STATE INVOLVING RECOVERED SEA TURTLE
FROM    |
| UNIT 1 INTAKE STRUCTURE                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A sea turtle with no external injuries but appearing to be distressed was   |
| recovered from the Unit 1 Intake Structure.  The State Stranding Coordinator |
| for sea turtles has been contacted."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 11/23/01 AT 1255EST FROM CHARLIE PIKE TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| "Turtle has died."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed both the State of Florida and the NRC Resident         |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1413EST ON 12/3/01 FROM JACK BREEN TO FANGIE JONES * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1215 EST on 12/3/01, 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 green sea turtle in  |
| the intake canal that appeared distressed and looked to have a wound from a  |
| boat motor on its back.  It will be transferred to the State for             |
| rehabilitation.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  Notified           |
| R2DO(MacAlpine).                                                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38534       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:58[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:56[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  OLMSTEAD                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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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       12       Power Operation  |1        Startup          |
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| AUXILIARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION                                                |
|                                                                              |
| During a controlled plant shutdown, a vibration problem occurred on the Main |
| Turbine that required breaking condenser vacuum.  Since breaking condenser   |
| vacuum would cause a loss of the operating Main Feedwater pump and generate  |
| an Auxiliary Feedwater Actuation signal, both "A" and "B" Motor Driven       |
| Auxiliary Feedwater pumps were manually started prior to breaking condenser  |
| vacuum.  "A" Motor Driven Auxiliary Feedwater pump failed to develop proper  |
| flow, so the Turbine Driven Feedwater pump was placed in service. The "A"    |
| Motor Driven Auxiliary Feedwater pump was subsequently secured and declared  |
| inoperable.  A plan of action is being developed to troubleshoot and repair  |
| the inoperable "A" Motor Driven Auxiliary Feedwater pump.                    |
|                                                                              |
| Initially, Steam Generator Atmospheric Power Operated Relief Valves were     |
| being used to control Reactor Coolant System temperature.  Condenser vacuum  |
| has been restored and currently, Steam Generator water levels are being      |
| maintained using the Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feedwater pump with condenser  |
| steam dumps maintaining Reactor Coolant System temperature.                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38535       |
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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:57[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        12/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RON FRIGO                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PATRICK HILAND       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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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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| EMERGENCY RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM FOUND INOPERABLE                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was conducting their quarterly functional test of the Emergency |
| Response Data System (ERDS) and found it to be inoperable.  The ERDS was     |
| restored to service at 1405 EST on 12/4/01.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38536       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
12/04/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTE|NOTIFICATION TIME:
15:46[EST]|
|    CITY:  PHOENIX                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/30/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  07-478                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+MARK LESSER          R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY GODWIN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RELEASE OF 5 SOURCES                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a faxed report:                                  |
|                                                                              |
| This First Notice constitutes early notice of events of possible safety or   |
| public interest significance. The information is as initially received       |
| without verification or evaluation, and is basically all that is known by    |
| the Agency Staff at this time.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Date: December 4, 2001, Time: 12:30 PM (MST), First Notice 01-11             |
|                                                                              |
| Arizona Licensee:  Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, License No.       |
| 07-478                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| On November 30, 2001 the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency was notified of |
| a release of 5 sources of Strontium 90. The Licensee was utilizing a Novoste |
| Beta-Cath system model A1732 with a BEBIG, model No. SrO.SO3 with 12 sources |
| and 60 millicuries in the train. As apart of the Licensee's preparation, the |
| source train was being test run in the device. The Licensee noted the        |
| sterile water was less resistant to injection and found a leak. He then      |
| retrieved the sources and heard the solenoid click indicating the sources    |
| were back in a safe position. The catheter was removed. While checking the   |
| system to determine the cause of the leak, the Licensee noted 5 sources were |
| on the floor. The Licensee instituted an inventory and could clearly         |
| identify 11 sources with a possible location of the 12th. The Agency         |
| assisted the Licensee and determined that all sources were accounted for and |
| approved the return of the device to the manufacturer. The manufacturer is   |
| to determine why the device signaled all sources had returned and why one    |
| source was trapped within the device. The State of Georgia has been notified |
| of the details of this incident.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| Agency continues to investigate this event.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Georgia,, together with the U.S. NRC, are being notified of     |
| this event.                                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38537       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRANK KICH                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN ROGGE           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JACK STROSNIDER      NRR     |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FAILURE OF PART OF THE OFF-SITE NOTIFICATION SIRENS TO OPERATE WHEN
TESTED   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was performing their semi-annual off-site notification siren    |
| operational test and found that only 147 of 154 sirens operated properly.    |
| The remaining 7 sirens are being investigated for the cause of their         |
| failure.  The licensee will use the Emergency Plan alternate means of        |
| informing the public, including route alerting and public announcements in   |
| the event of an accident.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38538       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:18[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FLOYD BATEY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK LESSER          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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE BETHAL FIRE DEPARTMENT                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee called on the Bethal Fire Department for help in clean-up of a  |
| lift station spill (sewage).  Fire header water will be used to flush spill  |
| area to yard drains and catch basin for later release in accordance with     |
| procedures.  No sewage reached the lake.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector, the states of     |
| South Carolina and North Carolina, and local counties.                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38539       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:58[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        12/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:24[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE BEARD                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/04/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| 24-HOUR REPORT REGARDING AN OPERATING LICENSE CONDITION VIOLATION
(GGNS      |
| LICENSE CONDITION F)                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered an error in the thermal power calculation during an  |
| ongoing review previously reported under LER 2001-004-00, Docket #50-416     |
| Thermal Calculation Error.  There is an additional error of 5.5 MWth in the  |
| calculation due to the original use of the 1936 Steam Tables versus the      |
| updated 1969 version.  The licensee has reduced reactor thermal power by the |
| 5.5 MWth and is maintaining 3827 MWth for an 8 hour average.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| See Event #38344 from Grand Gulf.                                            |
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