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Event Notification Report for February 21, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/20/2002 - 02/21/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38710  38711  38712  38713  38714  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38710       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/20/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:26[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        02/19/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE RUTTAR                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/20/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|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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|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| A contract supervisor tested positive on pre-access screening drug test.     |
| Access was never granted to site.  The licensee notified the NRC Resident    |
| Inspector and will notify the State of Connecticut.                          |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   38711       |
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| REP ORG:  MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/20/2002|
|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:17[EST]|
|    CITY:  MORRISTOWN               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/20/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        10:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  3712110-02            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/20/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROSEMARY NACE                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAA1 20.1906(d)(1)        SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS |                             |
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| SHIPMENT WITH REMOVABLE RADIOACTIVE SURFACE CONTAMINATION EXCEEDING
THE      |
| LIMITS                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| A shipment of 170 millicuriesTc-99 diagnostic vials was shipped to           |
| Montgomery Hospital, Morristown PA from Mallinckrodt Pharmacy, Philadelphia, |
| PA.  An incoming survey on the outside of the shipping package indicated     |
| loose smearable levels of 938,000 to 1,000,000 dpm/smear of beta-gamma       |
| contamination.  Surveys of the shipping vehicle and driver indicated no      |
| removable contamination.  No personnel at the Hospital were contaminated and |
| the shipping package is stored in the hospital hot cell.  The material was   |
| shipped non-exclusive use.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee contacted Michelle Beardsley at R1 and the shipper.                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38712       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/20/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:25[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/20/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRISTOPHER SEATA            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/20/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| A non-licensed Supervisory employee was determined to have failed to comply  |
| with FFD procedures during random test.  The employee's access to the plant  |
| has been terminated.  Contact the HOO for additional details.                |
|                                                                              |
| The Resident Inspector has been notified.                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38713       |
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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/20/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/20/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL HOWARD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/20/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LEONARD WERT         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT 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  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| SAFE SHUTDOWN CAPABILITY IMPACTED BY NON-CONSERVATIVE SG NR SETPOINT    
    |
|                                                                              |
| "Based on the review of [Operating Experience (GE)] 13294 from Diablo Canyon |
| regarding unexpected response of Steam Generator [(SG)] Narrow Range level   |
| trip not responding as expected, an assessment was performed of the narrow   |
| range (NR) Steam Generator level channels at Sequoyah 1 and 2. This          |
| assessment determined that the current 10.7% lo-lo level trip setpoint did   |
| not account for the uncertainties associated with the differential pressure  |
| (dP) created by the steam flow past the mid-deck plate in the moisture       |
| separator section of the steam generator. This dP phenomena will cause the   |
| SG NR level channels to read higher than actual water level at high steam    |
| flows. Thus, the lo-lo level trip setpoint is non-conservative.              |
|                                                                              |
| "In the unlikely event of a Loss of Normal Feedwater or a Loss of Offsite    |
| Power, the potential exists that a required reactor trip on lo-lo steam      |
| generator level may be delayed or may not be received at all. In this        |
| scenario, other trip functions such as overtemperature delta-T would be      |
| expected to actuate in response to the initiating event. However, these      |
| would arrive in a different sequence, and the net effect on the UFSAR        |
| Chapter 15 accident analysis results is unknown. Thus, a condition exists in |
| that a safety function could have been prevented.                            |
|                                                                              |
| "As a conservative measure, upon identification of this condition by         |
| Westinghouse via NSAL 02-3, the environmental allowance monitor (EAM) was    |
| actuated on U-1and U-2 on Friday, February 15, 2002. This feature changes    |
| the S/G Lo-Lo Level Rx Trip setpoint from 10.7% to 15%. Since the known S/G  |
| channel uncertainty is 8.3% with a narrow range span uncertainty of 5.3%, it |
| was determined that operating with the EAMs continuously actuated will allow |
| continued operation.  After further evaluation of this condition, it has     |
| been determined that 10CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) applies as a condition that at  |
| the time of discovery could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety     |
| function of structures or systems that are needed to shutdown the reactor    |
| and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition.                                |
|                                                                              |
| "EAMs actuated on U-1 at time of discovery (vent in progress).  EAMs         |
| actuated at 1814 on 2/20/02."                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38714       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE:
02/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ROB GREGER                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:20[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROB GREGOR                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| 24 HOUR AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE                |
|                                                                              |
| A report of a stolen CPN moisture density gauge.  CPN is Campbell Pacific    |
| Nuclear.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| A fax of the report was to follow.                                           |
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