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Event Notification Report for February 7, 2002
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Operations Center Event Reports For 02/06/2002 - 02/07/2002 ** EVENT NUMBERS ** 38634 38666 38673 38674 38675 38676 Power Reactor Event Number: 38634 - FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE REGION: 2 NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/17/2002 UNIT:    STATE: FL NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:07[EST] RXTYPE:  CE, CE EVENT DATE: 01/17/2002 NRC NOTIFIED BY: KELLY KORTH LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY ROBERT HAAG R2 10 CFR SECTION: APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi) OFFSITE NOTIFICATION UNIT SCRAM CODERX CRITINIT 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 EVENT TEXT OFFSITE NOTIFICATION INVOLVING RECOVERED SEA TURTLE FROM INTAKE CANAL At approximately 1130 EST on 01/17/02, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal and a determination was made that it was in need of rehabilitation. As required by the Plant's Sea Turtle Permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) was notified at 1145 EST. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. See EN #38513 for 2001 occurrences. * * * UPDATE ON 1/28/02 @ 1243 BY KORTH TO GOULD * * * At approximately 1115 on 1/28/02 a loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. Per the licensee's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1125. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. Notified Reg 2 RDO (Ninh) * * * UPDATE ON 2/6/02 @ 0853 BY MERRILL TO GOULD * * * At approximately 0745 on 2/6/02 an injured green sea turtle was rescued from the plant's intake canal. The turtle was alive, but in need of rehabilitation. The turtle will be transported to a facility in Clearwater for treatment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been notified of the event. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. Notified Reg 2 RDO(Fredrickson) !!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!!! Power Reactor Event Number: 38666 - FACILITY: VOGTLE REGION: 2 NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/02/2002 UNIT:    STATE: GA NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:47[EST] RXTYPE:  W-4-LP, W-4-LP EVENT DATE: 02/02/2002 NRC NOTIFIED BY: STEVE DOUGLAS LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY MIKE ERNSTES R2 10 CFR SECTION: AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT UNIT SCRAM CODERX CRITINIT PWR INIT RX MODE CURR PWR CURR RX MODE 1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation EVENT TEXT AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR START FOR UNKNOWN REASONS The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee: "Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 1 experienced an emergency start of the 1A emergency diesel generator at 0242 on 02/02/2002. The diesel generator emergency started without a safety injection or [loss of offsite power (LOSP)] signal present. Operators attempted to reset the emergency start signal without success. The diesel started and ran unloaded for approximately 1 hour and then was emergency stopped by control room operators and declared inoperable. An investigation for the cause for the start is underway at this time." The licensee stated that there were no maintenance or surveillance activities ongoing at the time of the event. The licensee also stated that there was no one present in the emergency diesel generator room at the time of the event. The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector. * * * UPDATE ON 2/5/02 @ 1103 BY WILLIAMS TO GOULD * * * RETRACTION An investigation has determined that the event represents an invalid ESF actuation which is not reportable per 10 CFR 50.72. The local EDG manual emergency start handswitch leaked control air pressure resulting in the pressurization of two sensors which generated an emergency start condition. Since a valid ESF actuation signal was not generated by the Solid State Protection System or the ESF actuation system sequencer, the subsequent EDG start represents an invalid actuation of an ESF system. The NCR Resident Inspector was notified. Reg 2 RDO (Fredrickson) was notified General Information or Other Event Number: 38673 - REP ORG: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2002 LICENSEE: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORP NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:52[EST] CITY: EDINBURG REGION: 4 EVENT DATE: 01/29/2002 COUNTY: STATE: TX EVENT TIME: 00:30[CST] LICENSE#: L01833-037 AGREEMENT: Y LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 DOCKET: PERSON ORGANIZATION JOHN PELLET R4 FRED BROWN NMSS NRC NOTIFIED BY: OGDEN (fax) HQ OPS OFFICER: CHAUNCEY GOULD EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR SECTION: NAGR AGREEMENT STATE EVENT TEXT STUCK WELL LOGGING TOOL The licensee notified the State on 2/5/2002 that a well logging source became stuck at 10,565'. The device was a NSR-F serial # 2437 containing Am-241/Be @ 16 curies. The tool became stuck on the third descent into the well. Five attempts at "fishing" the tool were unsuccessful. The cause of the incident is believed to be overbalanced sand. The licensee will abandoned the source at 10,565'. General Information or Other Event Number: 38674 - REP ORG: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2002 LICENSEE: S & ME, INC. NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:46[EST] CITY: OLD HICKORY REGION: 2 EVENT DATE: 02/05/2002 COUNTY: STATE: TN EVENT TIME: 19:00[EST] LICENSE#: R-05018 AGREEMENT: Y LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 DOCKET: PERSON ORGANIZATION PAUL FREDRICKSON R2 JOHN HICKEY NMSS NRC NOTIFIED BY: ROGER PERRY HQ OPS OFFICER: FANGIE JONES EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR SECTION: NAGR AGREEMENT STATE EVENT TEXT AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE The following is taken from a faxed report: "Event Report ID No. TN-02-024 "License No.: R-05018 "Licensee: S & ME. inc. "Event date and time: February 5,2002, between 1900 CST and 2100 CST "Event location: Old Hickory, TN "Event type: Stolen moisture density gauge "Notifications: US NRC Region II, Metro Davidson Police Department "Event description: S & ME, Inc., reported a Troxler moisture density gauge, Model 3401B SN 13284, containing 8 millicuries of Cesium-137 and 40 millicuries of Americium 241:Beryllium was stolen from the bed of a pickup truck on the night of February 5, 2002. The gauge was chained in the back of the truck parked at YMCA parking lot. Thieves cut the padlock and removed the locked container. State DRH inspectors are onsite investigating at this time. "Media attention: None-at this time. A press release is being issued by TDEC." Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 38675 - FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2002 RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:51[EST] COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER EVENT DATE: 02/06/2002 6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE EVENT TIME: 19:19[EST] BETHESDA, MD 20817 (301)564-3200 LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 CITY: PIKETON REGION: 3 COUNTY: PIKE STATE: OH PERSON ORGANIZATION LICENSE#: GDP-2 AGREEMENT: N THOMAS KOZAK R3 DOCKET: 0707002 M. WAYNE HODGES NMSS NRC NOTIFIED BY: KURT SISLER HQ OPS OFFICER: BOB STRANSKY EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR SECTION: NONR OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT EVENT TEXT OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF OPACITY EXCEEDANCE "On 2/6/02, while placing X-600 Steam Plant #2 boiler in service, two opacity readings (six minute average) were above 20% within one hour. This requires a verbal notification to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). "At 1919 hours, the Plant Shift Superintendent notified OEPA of the X-600 Steam Plant opacity exceedance. UE2-RA-RE1030, App. D, section P requires a four hour NRC event when other government agencies are notified." The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification. Power Reactor Event Number: 38676 - FACILITY: LIMERICK REGION: 1 NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2002 UNIT:    STATE: PA NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:37[EST] RXTYPE:  GE-4, GE-4 EVENT DATE: 02/06/2002 NRC NOTIFIED BY: PETE ORPHANOS LAST UPDATE DATE: 02/06/2002 EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN R1 10 CFR SECTION: AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION UNIT SCRAM CODERX CRITINIT PWR INIT RX MODE CURR PWR CURR RX MODE 1 N Y 94 Power Operation 94 Power Operation EVENT TEXT HPCI DECLARED INOPERABLE "During the completion of scheduled testing on the Unit 1 High Pressure Coolant injection (HPCI) system, a valve designed to provide minimum flow protection for the associated pump did not automatically open in the time frame expected during pump shutdown. The valve did respond correctly to Operator action. "HPCI was declared inoperable as of 1722 hours on February 6th, 2002. Troubleshooting on the minimum flow protection circuitry is currently in progress. "This report is being made in pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(V)(D) for failure of a single train accident mitigation system." The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.