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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       

                         
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 FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/17/2002
    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:07[EST]
   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] 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)                                              


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Power Reactor                                    Event Number:   38666       

                         
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 FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/02/2002
    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  GA NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:47[EST]
   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] 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       

                         
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 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       

                         
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 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       

                         
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 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       

                         
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 FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2002
    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:37[EST]
   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] 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.