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Event Notification Report for March 22, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/21/2002 - 03/22/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38759  38765  38791  38792  38793  38794  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38759       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE HOWARD                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
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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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| PLANNED LOSS OF SAFETY PARAMETER DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR MAINTENANCE             
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| "This report is being conservatively made under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a  |
| result of removing the Unit 2 Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) from    |
| service for the purpose of implementing a modification to replace the        |
| system. This is a planned activity. The primary means of monitoring the      |
| critical parameters remains available to the operating crew and they will    |
| continue to be able to perform necessary actions regarding emergency         |
| assessment in the unlikely event of a situation necessitating its use."      |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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| * * * UPDATE 3/21/02 AT 1443 EST BY AL DEES TO GERRY WAIG * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| Unit 2 SPDS returned to service at 1300 EST.                                 |
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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| Notified the R2DO (Jay Henson)                                               |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38765       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:21[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        03/13/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL NEMCEK               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM INOPERABLE                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "During the performance of a surveillance (E22-T2004) for high pressure core |
| spray system (HPCS), the condensate storage tank suction check valve         |
| (1E22F0002) failed to seat properly. The operability determination for the   |
| check valve determined that there was significant potential that the check   |
| valve springs had broken resulting in foreign material in the HPCS system.   |
| Since the long-term operation of the system was potentially impacted, the    |
| system was declared inoperable at 1830. HPCS is a single train safety        |
| system."  The licensee verified the operability of RCIC within one hour.     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident.                                      |
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| ***THIS EVENT WAS RETRACTED 1641 EST 3/21/02 KEN RUSSELL TO MIKE NORRIS***  
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| "On 3/1 3/02. a notification was made in accordance with                     |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for a potential Loss of Safety Function of the High   |
| Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) system, a single train safety system. The reason  |
| for this determination was the potential that foreign material may nave been |
| introduced to the HPCS system.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "During the regularly scheduled performance of a surveillance (1E22-T2004)   |
| for the HPCS system, the condensate storage tank suction check valve (       |
| E22F0002) failed to seat properly. The operability determination for the     |
| check valve concluded that the valve did not directly impact system          |
| operability, but there was significant potential that the likely failure     |
| mode of the check valve was a broken spring, resulting in foreign material   |
| in the HPCS system. Since the long-term operation of the system was          |
| potentially impacted, the system was conservatively declared inoperable at   |
| 1830 on 3/13/02, although the system remained available and aligned for      |
| injection, had its operation been required.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The valve was subsequently disassembled and inspected. The inspection       |
| identified that the valve springs were still intact, but had weakened to the |
| point that the check valve failed the closure verification test. Therefore,  |
| it was determined that the check valve failure had not introduced foreign    |
| material to the HPCS pump or piping and therefore the HPCS system would not  |
| have been prevented from performing its safety function. Since the HPCS      |
| system remained capable of performing its safety function this event is not  |
| reportable."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee notified the NRC Resident.  Notified R3DO (Phillips)            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38791       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/21/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:11[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        03/21/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:13[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREG PITTS                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
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|2     A/R        N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| RPS LOGIC ACTUATION WHILE SHUTDOWN                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0315 on March 21, 2002, during Refueling at Nine Mile Point Unit 2, an   |
| actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) logic occurred when air was |
| lost to the scram air header.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "The RPS logic actuation was caused by high water level in the Scram         |
| Discharge Volume (SDV) as a result of loss of motive air to control rod      |
| scram valves. The loss of air was experienced as a result of incorrectly     |
| written procedure step sequence while securing the plants Instrument Air     |
| system.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable under 10CFR50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A),  Any event or      |
| condition that results in valid actuation of the Reactor Protection System   |
| (RPS)."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38792       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  BAYOU INSPECTION SERVICES            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:30[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-7112-LA1           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |DOUGLAS BROADDUS     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR EQUIPMENT FAILURE THAT OCCURRED
OFFSHORE          |
|                                                                              |
| "This incident occurred on December 3, 2001. This was an equipment failure   |
| involving a INC IR- 100 radiography camera with serial number 4473 and the   |
| source was an AEA Model 37703 Source Assembly with serial number 00519B.     |
| This piece of equipment was returned to Source Production Equipment Company  |
| because the source would not crank out. Upon removal, the source was found   |
| to have been fabricated from a length of steel drive cable. The source       |
| assembly was found to be broken, at the capsule side of the locking ball,    |
| into two separate pieces. The failure of the cable material was due to       |
| severe corrosion having taken place. The material was so corroded, it would  |
| not flex to allow proper insertion of the pigtail into the C-1."             |
|                                                                              |
| The state of Louisiana logged this event as Event Report ID No.: LA020005    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38793       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  BAYOU INSPECTION SERVICES            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:30[EST]|
|    CITY:  AMELIA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/08/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-7112-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR EQUIPMENT FAILURE THAT OCCURRED IN AMELIA,
LA     |
|                                                                              |
| "There were three equipment failures that were not reported until March 18,  |
| 2002. The one on January 8, 2001 was a locking mechanism failure on a INC    |
| IR-100 radiography camera with serial number 4473. The one on January 30,    |
| 2001 also involved a locking mechanism failure on a the same model           |
| radiography camera with serial number 4470. The one on July 30, 2001         |
| involved a locking mechanism failure. It is the same model of camera with    |
| the 4471 serial number. All of the cameras were sent to Source Production    |
| Equipment Company for repair. These cameras utilize Ir-192. The rest of the  |
| information has been entered in NMED. "                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Louisiana logged this event as Event Report ID No.: LA020004.   |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38794       |
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| REP ORG:  MICHIGAN DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUAL  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
03/21/2002|
|LICENSEE:  FORD MOTOR COMPANY                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:52[EST]|
|    CITY:  DEARBORN                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/01/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  1429-1811-GL          AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/21/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  T. R. WENTWORTH              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| LOSS OF POLONIUM-210 STATIC ELIMINATOR                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The lost source was a 10 millicurie source (3/01) manufactured by NRD Inc.   |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a letter from Mr. Larry Hathorne, Ford Motor Co. |
| to Mr. David Minnar, Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality dated March 15,  |
| 2002:                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "This letter is pertinent to the lost of an anti-static air gun. The model   |
| number is P-2021. The serial number A2AW954 is on lease number 007136 and    |
| was shipped on 3/19/01. The device was used for spraying acrylic and also to |
| prevent dust. The device was used in the Plastic Shop. It was last used      |
| doing the Month of August, 2001. To my knowledge, the device was misplaced   |
| or stolen. The efforts that was made was searching of the shop and           |
| questioning the shop personnel. This situation has been brought to           |
| management attention. The decision was made to not replace the anti-static   |
| gun."                                                                        |
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