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Event Notification Report for January 16, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           01/15/2002 - 01/16/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38630  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38630       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/15/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:14[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:55[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WAYNE HOYLE                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/15/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ROBERT DENNIG        NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |TONY CEGIELSKI       FEMA    |
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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  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED AND EXITED                                            |
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| The licensee entered and exited an Unusual Event due to a leak from the      |
| Chemical and Volume Control System (CVCS) that was caused by the lifting of  |
| a relief valve. During valve maintenance on a line tagged out as isolated,   |
| the opening of a valve caused pressure in the line to exceed that of a       |
| relief valve, causing flow to the Unit 1 Boric Acid Storage Tank (BAST). The |
| licensee is sampling the tank to ensure operability of the tank. The NRC     |
| resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.          |
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