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Event Notification Report for December 19, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/18/2001 - 12/19/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38424  38580  38581  
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38424       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/24/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:09[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/24/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:25[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RODE                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/18/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
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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       63       Power Operation  |63       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PROCEDURE USED FOR INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY FIRE SEALS WAS NOT IN         
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| COMPLIANCE WITH THE CALCULATION QUALIFYING THE TEMPORARY FIRE SEALS       
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| During an internal review of the fire protection program at Point Beach      |
| Nuclear Power Plant, it was determined that the procedure used for the       |
| installation of temporary fire seals was not in compliance with the          |
| calculation qualifying the temporary fire seals. The procedure called for 4  |
| inches of Kaowool while the calculation demonstrated the 5 inches would      |
| ensure adequate fire protection.                                             |
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| Out of the 9 barriers that were identified, 4 of them are required to        |
| provide train separation for safe shut down equipment. Due to the identified |
| condition, these penetrations may not have adequately provided such          |
| separation as required by our safe shutdown analysis.                        |
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| Immediate actions taken included:  1) Affected penetrations were identified  |
| and declared out of service. 2) Appropriate fire rounds were commenced. 3)   |
| Installed the required 5 inches of Kaowool in the identified barriers and    |
| returned the barriers back to service.                                       |
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| Pending corrective actions:  Although the calculation determined 5 inches of |
| Kaowool provides an adequate fire barrier, engineering will perform an       |
| additional evaluation to determine if 4 inches of Kaowool would suffice.     |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| * * * UPDATE 1409EST ON 12/18/2001 FROM RYAN RODE TO S. SANDIN * * *         |
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| The licensee is retracting this report based on the following:               |
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| "Subsequent to this notification our Engineering Staff has prepared and      |
| approved, a Fire Protection Engineering Evaluation (FPEE 2001-003) of the    |
| as-found condition for these temporary fire seals following the guidelines   |
| of Generic Letter 86-10.  This analysis demonstrates that a 4 inch temporary |
| penetration seal constructed of 8 pounds per cubic feet ceramic fiber        |
| material satisfies the time function of a 3 hour rated seal by preventing    |
| fire propagation across the barrier.  Accordingly, we have concluded that    |
| the presence of temporary fire seals with 4 inches of seal material did not  |
| significantly compromise plant safety with respect to separation of the safe |
| shutdown equipment and this event notification should be retracted.          |
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| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R3DO(Phillips).  |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38580       |
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| FACILITY: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/18/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION      |NOTIFICATION TIME:
09:13[EST]|
| COMMENTS: UF6 CONVERSION (DRY PROCESS)         |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2001|
|                                                |EVENT TIME:        12:05[CST]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/18/2001|
|    CITY:  METROPOLIS               REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  MASSAC                    STATE:  IL |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SUB-526               AGREEMENT:  Y  |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|  DOCKET:  04003392                             |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HUGH ROBERTS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|JBBE 40.60(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FAILURE OF THE STANDBY GENERATOR TO START ON AUTOMATIC DUE TO A
PARTIAL      |
| POWER OUTAGE AND RELAY FAILURE                                               |
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| Moisture in a substation resulted in a partial power outage, and a faulty    |
| relay resulted in a failure to switch over to an automatic start on the      |
| standby generator.  The failure of the standby generator to start on         |
| automatic occurred at 1205 CST on 12/17/01.  The facility was shut down      |
| until the generator was restored and the relay was fixed.  The system was    |
| restored to service at approximately 1930 CST on 12/17/01.                   |
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| The licensee reported that there was no loss of source material related to   |
| this event.  In addition, there were no personnel radiation exposures or     |
| contaminations.                                                              |
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| The licensee reported this event in accordance with 10CFR40.60(b)(2)(iii)    |
| because there was no redundant equipment available to operate and perform    |
| the required safety function.                                                |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector (Bruce Bartlett) for        |
| Paducah and plans to submit a written report.                                |
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| (Call the NRC operations officer for a licensee contact telephone number.)   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38581       |
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| FACILITY: FT CALHOUN               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:47[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:50[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRISTENSEN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|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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| LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED OF A FIRE ONSITE                              |
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| A fire alarm was received @ 0248 CST on 12/19/01 for room-22 safety          |
| injection pump room.    An inspection showed heavy smoke at entrance to      |
| room.   The plant fire brigade was manned and personnel entered the room.    |
| The fire source was an extension cord, connected to some heaters, which      |
| started some anti-contamination clothing on fire.  The fire was identified @ |
| 0306 CST and declared out @ 0308 CST.   The Blair Fire Department was        |
| notified @ 0250 CST and responded to the site.  No entry was made to the     |
| Protected Area, as the fire was out upon their arrival.  The licensee is     |
| still investigating the cause.                                               |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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