United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Document Collections > Reports Associated With Events > Event Notification Reports > 2002

Event Notification Report for February 14, 2002

                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/13/2002 - 02/14/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38690  38691  38692  38693  38694  

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38690       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:11[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:34[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  E. HENSON                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| VALID REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM ACTUATION.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| At 0434, 2/13/02, Callaway Plant experienced a valid Reactor Protection      |
| System (RPS) actuation. The plant was in Mode 4 with the primary system at   |
| 330 degrees F and 395 PSIG. The Reactor Trip breakers were closed to         |
| facilitate Main Turbine shell and chest warming. Secondary plant             |
| manipulations, which included securing Steam Generator Blowdown and          |
| conducting Auxiliary Feedwater flow testing, caused a reduction in           |
| condensate flow through feedwater preheaters. This reduction in flow through |
| the preheaters caused steam pressure inside the Main Turbine to increase     |
| above a permissive (P13) setpoint normally activated at 10 % reactor power.  |
| This P13 permissive in turn enabled a Reactor Trip permissive (P7) for a low |
| Pressurizer pressure reactor trip which has a setpoint of 1885 PSIG. Since   |
| primary pressure was below the 1885 PSIG setpoint, a Reactor Protection      |
| System signal was generated and caused the Reactor Trip breakers to open.    |
| Although pressure measured within the Main Turbine increased, primary system |
| temperature and pressure never increased above the limits for Mode 4. All    |
| systems actuated as expected. Main Turbine warming was secured and an Event  |
| Review Team was assembled to determine the cause of the event. Operating     |
| instructions are being modified to address this situation and prevent future |
| actuations related to these conditions.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38691       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  THOMAS G. FARIA CO.                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:  THOMAS G. FARIA CO.                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:56[EST]|
|    CITY:  Uncasville               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CT |EVENT TIME:        14:56[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD SAWYER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| STATIC ELIMINATOR MISSING SINCE 1992                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Thomas G. Faria Co., located in Uncasville, CT,  received an invoice from    |
| the state of CT requesting a $100 fee for a static eliminator.  Nobody in    |
| the company knew anything about the static eliminator. Research by company   |
| officials found that they did have a static eliminator at one time. The      |
| static eliminator was made NRD LLC located in Grand Island, NY.  NRD records |
| indicated that they had sent a static eliminator to Thomas G. Faria Co. on   |
| 12/13/91.  The static eliminator contained 20 millicuries of Po-210 and the  |
| Model # of the static eliminator was P-2031. Serial number of the static     |
| eliminator was 46218.  Everybody associated with the static eliminator       |
| retired several years ago. Thomas G. Faria Co. no longer uses a static       |
| eliminator.  The halflife of Po-210 is 138.4 days.                           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38692       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  C.F.MARTIN & CO. INC.                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:  C.F.MARTIN & CO. INC.                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:28[EST]|
|    CITY:  NAZARETH                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        16:28[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|                                                |SUSAN FRANT          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL WHALEN                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| MISSING STATIC ELIMINATOR GUN                                                |
|                                                                              |
| Mr. Whalen of C.F.Martin & Co. Inc. reported that they are missing a static  |
| eliminator gun.  The static eliminator gun model number is P2021 which       |
| originally contained 10 millicuries of Po-210. The static eliminator gun was |
| made by NRD LLC, located in Grand Island N.Y., on August 16, 2000. The       |
| licensee thinks that they have misplaced the static eliminator gun.  Serial  |
| number of the gun is A2AC914.                                                |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38693       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:17[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        02/13/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:08[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  H. HAWKINS                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/13/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIREN EQUIPMENT GREATER THAN ONE HOUR                      |
|                                                                              |
| "We have a simultaneous inoperability of the Massachusetts Emergency         |
| Management Agency (MEMA) Framingham and the MEMA Area 1 siren activation     |
| equipment for greater than one hour.  This condition was discovered during   |
| the performance of a routine silent activation test that is conducted        |
| approximately every two weeks.  We verified the state has implemented their  |
| contingency plan to be able to activate the sirens locally if needed.        |
| Twenty-seven sirens are affected by the problem.  The sirens for the state   |
| of New Hampshire were verified to be working correctly."                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the license.        |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38694       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                         *** NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ***
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATIREGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/14/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  WA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:18[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-5                             |EVENT DATE:        02/14/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:03[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN ADAMI                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/14/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED  SHUTDOWN                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "This ENS notification is made to report initiation of a plant shutdown      |
| required by the Columbia Generating Station Technical Specifications         |
| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). This plant shutdown is initiated due to   |
| the expected inability to restore the Division II Emergency Diesel Generator |
| (DG) to Operable status prior to exceeding the expiration of the Completion  |
| Time of Tech Spec LCO 3.8 1 Required Action B.4. The expected inability to   |
| restore the DG to operable status is due to a mechanical problem in the DG   |
| output breaker. The breaker is capable of closing and connecting the DG to   |
| its safety bus however, Mechanically Operated Contacts that are actuated by  |
| the breaker have failed to actuate, Although the Completion time of          |
| Technical Specification LCO 3 8.1 Required Acton B.4 expires at 0315,        |
| February 14, 2002, plant shutdown will commence prior to that time in order  |
| to fully evaluate the breaker anomaly."                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+