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Event Notification Report for April 5, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/04/2002 - 04/05/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38829  38830  38831  38832  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38829       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:25[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/06/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF BRADLEY                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RANDY MUSSER         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 60 DAY REPORT-INVALID SPECIFIED SYSTEM ACTUATION                             |
|                                                                              |
| "This 60 -day optional report as allowed by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1), is being     |
| made under the reporting requirement in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) to         |
| describe an invalid actuation of a specified system, specifically the        |
| Nuclear Service Water System (NSWS).  On February 6, 2002, at 0930, with     |
| Unit 1 in MODE 1 at 100% power and Unit 2 in MODE 1 at 100% power, an        |
| invalid actuation of the NSWS suction transfer on Low Pit Level was          |
| generated from NSWS train B on Unit 2.  Maintenance technicians were in the  |
| process of implementing a plant modification to replace a relay in the Unit  |
| 2, Train B, NSWS suction transfer circuit.  As a part of the plant           |
| modification, an isolation plan had been developed by engineering to prevent |
| any actuation of this circuit.  However, upon removal of the relay, the NSWS |
| suction transfer on low pit level occurred.  The control room operators      |
| entered appropriate procedures and verified proper equipment operation for   |
| the exiting plant conditions."                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "This was a complete actuation for Train B and the system performed as       |
| designed for the existing plant conditions.  At the time of the invalid      |
| signal, the NSWS system had been transferred from the normal supply (Lake    |
| Wylie) to the backup supply [Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond (SNSWP)] and |
| appropriate valves had been already repositioned.  This event has been       |
| entered into the site specific corrective action program for resolution."    |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The Licensee will be  |
| notifying the states of NC and SC, and will be notifying local (York, Gaston |
| and Meekenburg) counties.                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38830       |
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| FACILITY: HADDAM NECK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES REED                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GLENN MEYER          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CHARLES COX          NMSS    |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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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        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Background                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "DEMCO placed vacuum cleaner 01-589 into service 10/11/01 for use in         |
| accordance with Radiological and Environmental procedures. The vacuum        |
| cleaner was labeled with PCB, Hazardous Waste and Radiological stickers      |
| based on anticipated use for paint abatement. The vacuum cleaner location    |
| was verified weekly during RCRA Satellite Area inspections and monthly       |
| during PCB inspections. In late January the vacuum cleaner was moved to the  |
| Waste Disposal Building for  personnel decon of asbestos workers. Weekly and |
| monthly inspections of the vacuum cleaner's location continued including a   |
| weekly inspection that was performed on Thursday 2/21/02.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "On Monday morning 2/25/02, DEMCO workers could not find the vacuum cleaner  |
| where they had left it.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Immediate Actions                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "2/25/02 DEMCO personnel searched areas that were likely to contain the      |
| vacuum cleaner (including all levels of the Waste Disposal Building, the     |
| hazardous waste storage area of the PAB, the RRF, the Hot Shop, and PCB      |
| storage areas).                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "2/25/02 DEMCO enlisted Bechtel and HP personnel to help in the search and   |
| to validate the vacuum cleaner inventories.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "2/25/02 The night shift workers, who were cleaning up the area, were        |
| questioned about the vacuum cleaner, but could provide no insight into the   |
| vacuum cleaner's whereabouts.  They were requested to look for the vacuum    |
| cleaner.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "2/26/02 A CR was written in the morning.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Subsequent Searches                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Various informal and formal searches have been performed by DEMCO, Bechtel  |
| labor, HP Ops, Duratek, CY Ops and Bechtel Management.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Seven suspect B-25 boxes and six suspect seavans were searched by removing  |
| their contents completely. These containers had been loaded in the relevant  |
| timeframe or contained asbestos.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "Areas searched (including grid by grid searches) include the Waste Disposal |
| Building, PAB, Containment Building, Turbine Building, Pipe Chase and Pipe   |
| Trench, Service Building, Auxiliary Boiler Room, Diesel Generator Building,  |
| Screenwell House, Administration Building, Spent Fuel Building, Radwaste     |
| Reduction Facility, Spent Resin Facility, CY Maintenance Shop, Fire Brigade  |
| Shop, Chemical Warehouse, Resin Storage Building, Recycle Warehouse and      |
| Operating Engineers Maintenance Shop, Steam Generator Mock-up Building,      |
| Storage Seavans, and asbestos enclosures.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "The vacuum cleaner was not found during these searches."                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.  The state of CT Department of |
| Environmental Protection has been notified.                                  |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38831       |
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| REP ORG:  GUARDIAN AUTOMOTIVE, INC             |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/04/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GUARDIAN AUTOMOTIVE, INC.            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:25[EST]|
|    CITY:  EVANSVILLE               REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        04/04/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/04/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|                                                |CHARLES COX          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK BERTRAM                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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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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| TWO STATIC ELIMINATORS DISCOVERED MISSING                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Guardian Automotive, Inc. is using this letter to notify your agency that   |
| two (2) isotopes cannot be accounted for at our facility. The isotopes       |
| contained Polonium 210 with 0.04 total Curies each.                          |
|                                                                              |
| "The isotopes are found in a device used to air spray plastic parts to       |
| reduce the static charge prior to the part being painted. Guardian           |
| Automotive, Inc. received the devices on approximately 2/28/01. Serial       |
| numbers of the devices were A2AV902 and A2AV903. Guardian Automotive, Inc.   |
| currently utilizes approximately 20 of these devices at the Evansville       |
| Plant.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The devices were last used in mid-January (2002) in Department #23A for the |
| purpose described above. An extensive search was conducted upon realizing    |
| that the devices were missing. It appears that the barrel of the device that |
| contained the isotope was broken off from its handle and could not be        |
| located during the search.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Guardian Automotive, Inc. has written procedures for handling and tracking  |
| these devices as part of our QS 9000 and ISO 1.4001 systems. These systems   |
| have been effective over the past several years to accounting for            |
| approximately 20 devices in other departments.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Department #23A has not used such devices since the time of the incident. A |
| daily check sheet will be utilized by Department #23A should they go back to |
| using the devices. Furthermore, all employees that use the devices in        |
| Department #23A will be retrained on internal written QS 9000 and ISO 14001  |
| procedures."                                                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38832       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/04/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:14[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DUANE COBB                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/05/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
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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  |99       Power Operation  |
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| INITIATION OF TS REQUIRED SHUTDOWN AT COOK INVOLVING BATTERY
SURVEILLANCE    |
| TEST                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1812 04/04/02 Cook Unit 2 entered T.S. action statement 3.8.2.3.b due to |
| 250 vdc battery, 2-Batt-AB. having 3 cells exhibiting cracking on top covers |
| between the post seal and the sample tube. Cook U-2 Surveillance T.S.        |
| 4.8.2.3.2.c.1 requires '....no visual indication of physical damage or       |
| abnormal deterioration.' Since literal compliance with the T.S. was not      |
| maintained, the LCO for T.S. 3.8.2.3.b was entered . This LCO allows 2 hours |
| for return the battery to OPERABLE status or be in at least HOT STANDBY      |
| within the next 6 hours. The battery was not returned to OPERABLE within 2   |
| hours and initiation of the Unit shutdown was commenced at 21:14 on          |
| 04/04/02. Unit shutdown required by the plant's T.S.s is a 4 hour report to  |
| the NRC as per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(i). This is that required report."         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0155 4/5/2002 FROM COBB TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *                 |
|                                                                              |
| The unit shutdown has been terminated. A Notice of Enforcement Discretion    |
| (NOED) has been granted to the licensee by the NRC. The NRC resident         |
| inspector has been informed. Notifed R3DO (Hills).                           |
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