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Event Notification Report for December 27, 2001

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/26/2001 - 12/27/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38593  38594  38595  38596  
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38593       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:52[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/26/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:20[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUH                          |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |VICTOR DRICKS        PAO     |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|JOSEPH HOLONICH      IRO     |
|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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|2     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| REACTOR TRIP FROM 100% POWER DUE TO TURBINE TRIP                             |
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| The plant had an auto stop oil pressure trip on the main turbine followed by |
| a reactor trip from 100% power.  The plant went into natural circulation for |
| 1 hour at which time the #24 reactor coolant pump was put in service.        |
| Auxiliary feedwater was placed in service.   Partial offsite power was lost  |
| and the three EDG's auto started and powered buses "2A" and "3A".  The cause |
| of the trip is being investigated.   All rods fully inserted, no ECCS was    |
| initiated and no safety relief valves lifted, however, the atmospheric dump  |
| valves were opened to vent steam from the system.  The plant is stable and   |
| in hot shutdown.                                                             |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38594       |
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| REP ORG:  CBC ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/26/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CBC ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:52[EST]|
|    CITY:  WHITESVILLE              REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/26/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  34-26768-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/26/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|                                                |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
+------------------------------------------------+FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BANNER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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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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| TROXLER GAUGE STOLEN FROM CBC ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES OF DAYTON,
OHIO       |
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| A Troxler gauge model #3430 serial # 29017 which was locked in a truck was   |
| stolen along with the truck from the driver's residence in Whitesville, West |
| Virginia.  The gauge contained 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be.  The |
| W Va State Police were notified and the licensee will contact the local fire |
| department along with the media to offer a reward.                           |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 12/26/01 @ 1237 BY BANNER TO GOULD * * *                     |
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| The vehicle was found in West Virginia with Troxler gauge intact.            |
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| Notified Reg 2 (Boland), Reg 3 (Clayton) and NMSS (Brown)                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38595       |
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| FACILITY: WATTS BAR                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:10[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/26/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:16[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM SETLIFFE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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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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| PLANT EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE  FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS                            |
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| An electrical licensee tested positive for marijuana during a random drug    |
| test.  The employee's access to the plant has been pulled and his past work  |
| is being reviewed.                                                           |
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| Call the Headquarters Operation Officer for further details.                 |
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| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38596       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:39[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        12/21/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:25[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VEITCH                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/26/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        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  
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|1     N          Y       85       Power Operation  |85       Power Operation  |
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| INDETERMINATE IF HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY (HPCS) EMERGENCY DIESEL
GENERATOR  |
| (DG) COULD  FULFILL ITS REQUIRED SAFETY FUNCTION.                            |
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| "On 12/21/01, Condition Report 01-4350 was initiated to document the failure |
| of Div . 3 DG to pass SVI-E22-T1319. Specifically, the DG did not come up to |
| frequency/voltage within the required 13 seconds (TS 3.8.1.7.b.2).  The DG   |
| was declared inoperable and an immediate investigation was requested.  The   |
| immediate investigation indicated that the cause of the SVI failure was due  |
| to the DG governor control switch not being properly set during shutdown on  |
| the DG on 12/16/01.  In analyzing the shutdown data from the 12/21/01 DG     |
| surveillance testing, it was determined that the situation had been          |
| corrected, and that the next DG start, the DG would satisfy the TS SR.  The  |
| DG was started on 12/22/01 and satisfied the SR.  The DG was then declared   |
| operable.                                                                    |
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| "During this time, it is indeterminate if the HPCS DG could fulfill its      |
| required safety function.  The immediate investigation infers that an        |
| operator error occurred when shutting down the DG on 12/16/01.  This error,  |
| the mis-operation of the DG governor control switch, prevented the DG from   |
| properly coming up to the required frequency/voltage within 13 seconds as    |
| identified on 12/21/01.   Hence, it is conservative to assume that the       |
| capability to perform the safety function was not maintained.  This          |
| condition is an 8-hour report pursuant to 50.72(b)(3)(v) and (vi).  It       |
| should be noted that HPCS is a single train system and there are no          |
| redundant features within the same system to perform the safety function."   |
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| The NRC resident inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
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