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Event Notification Report for December 20, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/19/2001 - 12/20/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38581  38582  38583  38584  38585  38586  
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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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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38582       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2001|
|LICENSEE:  EXEMPLA  ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:36[EST]|
|    CITY:  DENVER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  38-33A                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EGIDI                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT REPORTED A
POSSIBLE |
| MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION BY ONE OF THEIR LICENSEES                          |
|                                                                              |
| This occurred during a therapeutic administration of strontium - 90 when the |
| catheter being used shifted about 15 mm and ended up in the aorta instead of |
| a blood vessel.  When the catheter was initially placed and the sources were |
| driven out, on the initial 30 second check everything was ok, but on the     |
| second 30 second check, the catheter looked like it had moved, so the source |
| was retracted and the catheter repositioned.  The source was out for         |
| approximately 1 minute 15 seconds.   After the repositioning the full        |
| treatment(23 gray) was given to the patient.   The patient was notified      |
| through the referring physician.                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38583       |
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| REP ORG:  CENTRAL SOYA COMPANY                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CENTRAL SOYA COMPANY                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:15[EST]|
|    CITY:  INDIANAPOLIS             REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/14/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM ANDORFER                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| NUMEROUS GENERAL LICENSE TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS FOUND MISSING                    |
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| During a review of tritium exit signs on hand, the licensee discovered that  |
| 28 of the 33 were missing.  The 33 tritium signs shown in possession include |
| 24 manufactured by Self Powered, Inc (Qty 8 - Model 700C with 4700           |
| millicuries activity/each received on 2/15/89 and Qty 16 - Model 710 with    |
| 25,000 millicuries activity/each received on 5/15/88) and 9 manufactured by  |
| NRD LLC (Model T4001 with 8400 millicuries activity/each received on         |
| 5/15/93).  The missing signs include 19 Self Powered units (specific models  |
| not identified at time of report) and all 9 NRD units.  The facility in      |
| Indianapolis where these signs were installed experienced an explosion and   |
| fire in 1993 and was subsequently demolitioned in 1996.  The licensee        |
| contacted NRC Region 3(Andrea Cook) and was advised to submit a written      |
| report.                                                                      |
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| * * * UPDATE 1459EST ON 12/19/01 FROM TOM ANDORFER TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee updated their notification to identify that the 5 exit signs in |
| possession are the model 710.  Notified R3DO(Phillips) and NMSS(Turner).     |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38584       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2001|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:33[EST]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| CHEMICAL AGENT MONITOR FAILED ANNUAL LEAK TEST                               |
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| A Chemical Agent Monitor containing a 15 millicurie Ni-63 source failed the  |
| annual leak test.  The swipe analyzed at the laboratory in Maryland measured |
| .006 microcuries which exceeds the .005 microcurie limit.  The device was    |
| manufactured by Environmental Technology Group, serial number 316-C-Q-2205,  |
| and is currently in Pirmasens, Germany.  Corrective action will be to double |
| bag and dispose of it as radwaste.                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38585       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE SCHOENBACH             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |
|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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| EVENT OR CONDITION THAT COULD HAVE PREVENTED FULFILLMENT OF A SAFETY     
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| FUNCTION                                                                     |
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| "The Callaway Plant Final Safety Analysis-Site Addenda, Chapter 2.4          |
| specifies controls to ensure site drainage paths are maintained to prevent   |
| flooding of the safety related facilities during postulated design basis     |
| precipitation events. Controls are specifically established to ensure        |
| modifications to site grading and roadway elevations are evaluated to ensure |
| the Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) design basis is not adversely       |
| affected and the safety-related structures are protected from flooding.      |
|                                                                              |
| "During installation of highway barriers at the site perimeter on December   |
| 19, 2001, it was determined that the barrier installation had not been       |
| properly evaluated to ensure the PMP design basis was not adversely          |
| impacted.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "It was concluded this event was reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)        |
| because the barrier configuration, in conjunction with PMP conditions could  |
| have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or       |
| systems due to flooding.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Immediate actions have been initiated to remove the barriers, thus          |
| restoring site grading and road elevations. These actions are targeted for   |
| completion within the next twelve-hour shift. In addition, current weather   |
| conditions are clear, with no precipitation forecast for the next 24 hours.  |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee."     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38586       |
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| FACILITY: WATTS BAR                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:15[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:19[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HUNT                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/20/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LEONARD WERT         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|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     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| REACTOR AUTO TRIP FROM 100% POWER ON AMSAC SIGNAL                            |
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| While operating at 100% power, the Watts Bar Unit 1 reactor automatically    |
| tripped at 2319 EST on December 19, 2001, due to an AMSAC signal which       |
| resulted in a turbine/reactor trip.   All control rods fully inserted        |
| properly and the Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) System started, as required, in   |
| response to the AMSAC signal and the reactor trip.  The steam generator      |
| levels were at normal levels prior to the trip.  No ECCS actuation occurred  |
| and no relief valves lifted. The cause of the AMSAC signal is under          |
| investigation.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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