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Event Notification Report for April 2, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/01/2002 - 04/02/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38602  38819  38820  38821  38822  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38602       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        01/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:19[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL BANDHAUER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE RESCUED SEA TURTLE                                  |
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| EN #37902 started the biennial report period.                                |
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| On January 1, 2002 at 0919, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a green   |
| sea turtle.  This is the 62nd rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River   |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. Notification to the National Marine   |
| Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. |
|                                                                              |
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| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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| * * *  UPDATE ON 1/05/02 @ 1002 BY RAWLS TO GOULD  * * *                     |
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| On January 5, 2002, at 0720, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a        |
| Loggerhead Sea Turtle. This is the 63rd rescue of a live sea turtle at       |
| Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) in this biennial period.  This is reportable as a |
| 4-hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the   |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Reg 2 RDO (Decker) was notified.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 01/09/02 @ 1107 EST BY ANDY BARNES TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| On January 9, 2002, at 0838, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a Kemp's |
| Ridley Sea Turtle. This is the 64th rescue of a live turtle at Crystal River |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is reportable as a 4-hour 10 CFR |
| 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the protection of the           |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Reg 2 (Brian Bonser) was notified.                                           |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 02/17/02 at 0940 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 17, 2002 at 0820, a rescued injured sea turtle was identified   |
| as a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. The injury will require transportation to     |
| Clearwater Marine Science Center or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation   |
| Refuge. The Injury appears to be from a boat propeller. This is the 65th     |
| rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial  |
| period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b) (2) (xi) |
| as this event is related to the protection of the environment for which a    |
| notification to other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service |
| and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be   |
| made. This Is an update to event 38602."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  R2DO (Stephen Cahill) has been |
| notified.                                                                    |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 03/01/02 AT 1122 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO GERRY WAIG * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 1, 2002 at 0952, a healthy rescued sea turtle was identified as a  |
| Green Sea Turtle. This is the 66th rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal    |
| River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour  |
| Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (2) (xi) as this event is related to the       |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an update to      |
| event 38602."                                                                |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Julian) was notified.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 03/07/02 AT 1114 EST BY CHUCK MORRIS TO MIKE NORRIS * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 7, 2002 at 0835, two healthy sea turtles rescued at CR#3 were      |
| identified as Green Sea Turtles. These are the 67th and 68th live sea turtle |
| rescues at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is |
| Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b) (2) (xi) as this event   |
| is related to the protection of the environment for which a notification to  |
| other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida     |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is |
| an update to event 38602."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Henson) was notified.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 04/02/02 at 0408 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 2, 2002 at 0236, two sea turtles previously rescued at CR#3 intake |
| area were identified by FPC Mariculture staff as Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles.    |
| One of the turtles appears to be in distress and may require transportation  |
| to Clearwater Marine Science Center of Florida Fish and Wildlife             |
| Conservation Refuge. These are the 69th and 70th live sea turtle rescues at  |
| the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is Reportable |
| as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b) (2) (xi) as this event is related   |
| to the protection of the environment for which a notification to other       |
| government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and  |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an       |
| update to event 38602."                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  The R2DO (Carolyn Evans) was   |
| notified.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38819       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:17[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS JESSESSKY             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
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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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| NITROGEN BACKUP SYSTEM FOR CHARGING PUMP SPEED CONTROL FOUND NOT TO
SATISFY  |
| APPENDIX R  FIRE ASSUMPTION.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| At 0917 CT on 04/01/02, it was determined that a condition identified on     |
| 03/28/02 potentially represents a significant degradation of plant safety    |
| during response to an Appendix R event. The Appendix R credited nitrogen     |
| backup system for charging pump speed control is unable to satisfy its       |
| design function of controlling Charging System flow to the Reactor Coolant   |
| System (RCS) for the time required to place the plant in Mode 5 (Cold        |
| Shutdown).  During an Appendix R fire it is assumed that the normal motive   |
| force (instrument air) for charging control is unavailable and an installed  |
| backup is credited.  This installed nitrogen system allows inventory control |
| while in Mode 3 (Hot Standby) and is used to control RCS inventory and       |
| pressure while the RCS is cooled down and depressurized from Mode 3 (Hot     |
| Standby) to Mode 5 (Cold Shutdown).  A nitrogen bottle 12-pack is calculated |
| to last for approximately 8 hours. PBNP has 1 spare approved nitrogen pack   |
| on site - - it has been calculated that up to 15 spares would be required    |
| for 72 hours of charging pump operation.  Mode 5 (Cold Shutdown) is expected |
| to be reached in 30 hours but may be as long as 72 hours.                    |
|                                                                              |
| This issue places the plant in an unanalyzed condition that has the          |
| potential to significantly degrade plant safety (RCS Inventory Control) and  |
| thus is reportable.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The associated charging pumps have been declared out of service for Appendix |
| R use and compensatory actions undertaken that establish appropriate fire    |
| rounds.  Fire rounds will be continued until the condition is corrected or a |
| suitable evaluation is completed.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38820       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:46[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        04/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:36[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DUANE BISTODEAU              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID HILLS          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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| DURING SURVEILLANCE TEST "A" DIVISION OF CONTROL ROOM VENTILATION
SYSTEM     |
| FAILED TO AUTOSTART ON A LOW FLOW SIGNAL.                                    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| At 1436 CT on 04/01/02,  during a low flow start surveillance test the "A"   |
| division of the Control Room Ventilation System failed to autostart.  At the |
| time, the "B" division was disabled in order to perform the test.  Thus, the |
| Control Room Ventilation System accident mitigation function was lost.       |
| Division "B"  Control Room Ventilation was restored to operability at 1600   |
| hours CT.  The "A" division is operating with the control switch in the run  |
| mode.  The cause of the failure to Autostart is under investigation.         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspection will be notified of this event by the licensee.  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38821       |
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| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:23[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        04/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE GODFREY                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN HANNON          NRR     |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM NOZZLE NO. 7 PENETRATION FOUND TO HAVE A
SMALL   |
| LEAK PATH.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Qualified visual inspection of the Unit 1 reactor vessel head Control Rod    |
| Drive Mechanism head penetrations found two penetrations with very slight    |
| boron accumulations.  Ultrasonic testing of these penetrations has           |
| determined that one nozzle (No. 7, near the center of the reactor vessel     |
| head) has a potential reactor coolant system leak path.  Any reactor coolant |
| system leakage from penetration No. 7 would have been so small it would be   |
| below the threshold of measurability by the reactor coolant system leakage   |
| measurement processes.  The leaking nozzle will be repaired prior to restart |
| from the present refueling outage.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee of this event.   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38822       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:49[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        04/02/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:29[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROGER LONGLEY                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNUSUAL EVENT         |GLENN MEYER          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN HANNON          NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
|                                                |KEN SWEETSER         FEMA    |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM CO2 DISCHARGE
IN       |
| TURBINE BUILDING                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee declared an unusual event at 0029 EST due to a broken hose reel |
| on the turbine building fire suppression CO2 system during work activities.  |
| The turbine building, reactor building, radioactive waste building, and      |
| control building were evacuated. The control room was not evacuated. The     |
| broken hose reel was isolated to terminate the release of CO2. No personnel  |
| injuries were identified as a result of the event.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 4/2/02 AT 0123 BY ROGER LONGLEY TO GERRY WAIG * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee terminated the unusual event at 0120 EST.                       |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R1DO (Glenn Meyer), NRR EO (Hannon) and FEMA (Ken Sweetser)         |
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