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Event Notification Report for April 9, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/08/2002 - 04/09/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38818  38839  38840  38841  38842  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38818       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/31/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:32[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/31/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GORDON ROBINSON              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |
|AINC 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)   POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |
|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          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|2     N          Y       87       Power Operation  |87       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| DIESEL GENERATORS DECLARED INOPERABLE FOR SHORT TIME PERIOD                  |
|                                                                              |
| "During performance of 24 month Division 1 Diesel Generator LOCA/LOOP        |
| surveillance testing, two pump start timers failed to meet the required      |
| acceptance criteria. The A RHR Pump timer actuated at 3.72 seconds           |
| (criteria: 2.7 sec. to 3.6 sec) and the C ESW Pump timer actuated at 39.24   |
| seconds (criteria: 39.6 sec. to 48.4 sec). With failure of the timers proper |
| loading on the Diesel Generators is not assured, and they ['A' and 'C'] were |
| declared inoperable until the associated pump control breakers were opened.  |
| The Susquehanna safety analysis requires three operable Diesel Generators to |
| safely shutdown the plant. Therefore with only two operable Diesel           |
| Generators, the condition requires an 8 hr ENS notification in accordance    |
| with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v) and (vi)."                                          |
|                                                                              |
| With Unit 1 shutdown the 'A' RHR pump is not needed, but the 'C' ESW pump    |
| does need to be operable resulting in part of the 8 hour report.             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED ON 04/08/2002 AT 1433 EDT BY GRANT FERNSLER TO GERRY WAIG * 
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| * *                                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "On 3/31/2002, Susquehanna LLC made an ENS notification per                  |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v) and (vi). The event was the result of two load sequence  |
| timers for separate diesel generators found outside of the allowable values. |
| The associated diesel generators were declared inoperable.                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Upon subsequent engineering review, it was determined that although the     |
| timers were not within the design specifications all equipment would have    |
| been able to perform its safety function, as evidenced by the emergency      |
| generators maintaining voltage and frequency, and the loads energizing and   |
| running during the testing. Additionally, the requirements of the Technical  |
| Specification Actions were followed for all inoperable equipment.            |
|                                                                              |
| With all equipment remaining capable of performing its design function, this |
| ENS Notification EN#38818 is retracted."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The R1DO (Bradley Fewell) was notified by the Headquarters Operations        |
| Officer.                                                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38839       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/08/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:03[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/08/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM GREEN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BILL JONES           R4      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CAPABILITIES                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0300 one of the two belts on the Emergency Outside AIR Fan (OAF-2) for   |
| the Technical Support Center (TSC) / Operations Support Center (OSC) was     |
| found broken.  The other fan belt appeared to be degrading rapidly.  The fan |
| was taken out of service.  OAF-2 provides outside air to the TSC / OSC that  |
| is filtered. Unavailability of this fan could prevent the use of the TSC /   |
| OSC in the event of a radiological release.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Station Procedure 5.7.7, activation of the TSC section 4, Evacuation of the |
| TSC, provides guidance for the evacuation of the TSC and the relocation of   |
| TSC personnel.  Station Procedure 5.7.8.1, Activation of the Alternate OSC,  |
| provides guidance for the evacuation of the OSC and the relocation of OSC    |
| personnel. In the event of an emergency that requires activation of the TSC  |
| / OSC, the TSC / OSC will be activated and atmospheric monitoring will be    |
| performed in accordance with existing station procedures. If conditions      |
| require the evacuation of the TSC / OSC, TSC / OSC personnel will be         |
| relocated in accordance with existing station procedures.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Currently repairs to replace the belts on OAF-2 are underway. OAF-2 should  |
| be returned to service today."                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATED ON 03/08/02 AT 1542 EDT BY WILLIAM GREEN TO GERRY WAIG * * *   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1340 CDT OAF-2 was returned to service after a replacement of the        |
| damaged belts. The fan has been inspected by Maintenance and determined to   |
| be operating properly. Damage to belts appears to be from normal wear."      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.                     |
|                                                                              |
| R4DO (Kriss Kennedy) was notified by the Headquarters Operations Officer.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38840       |
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| FACILITY: GINNA                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/08/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:13[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        04/08/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:52[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE MICKLOW                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    R1      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNSUCCESSFUL TEST OF THE SIREN SILENT TEST                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "During the siren silent test performed on 4-08-02 at the Cobbs Hill         |
| location, all sirens indicated failure to reply. A subsequent test was       |
| performed from the Monroe County 911 center. All sirens indicated failure to |
| reply. A single activation test on siren #1 in Monroe County was performed.  |
| The siren did not receive a signal to activate. Continuous radio traffic was |
| detected on the siren radio frequency. This prevented a signal from being    |
| received by the sirens. Wayne and Monroe County were notified to utilize     |
| route-alerting procedures in the event that notification to the public was   |
| necessary. A technician was dispatched with a radio signal detection         |
| instrument to determine the source of the radio traffic on thc siren         |
| frequency. Siren #22 in Monroe County was found to have a strong continuous  |
| active radio signal. Siren #22 was de-energized and the continuous radio     |
| signal stopped. Siren #22 is quarantined as part of a root cause             |
| investigation. Follow up testing is planned."                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified by the licensee.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38841       |
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| FACILITY: MAINE YANKEE             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/08/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  ME |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        04/08/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY WHITE                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    R1      |
|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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|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF FATALITY                                             |
|                                                                              |
| At 1300 EDT on 4/8/2002 a contract worker was transported from the site by   |
| ambulance to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. Prior to being          |
| transported, the worker was treated by onsite EMT and other medical          |
| personnel. The worker was not working in a radioactive contaminated area and |
| was not contaminated at the time of the event. The licensee later learned    |
| that the worker died of an apparent heart attack. The licensee safety        |
| department reported the death to OSHA at 1515 EDT.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that R1 (Randy Ragland) has been notified of the       |
| event.                                                                       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38842       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/08/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:55[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/08/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:07[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT THOMAS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    R1      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF MINOR OIL SPILL                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "IAW [In Accordance With] AP-09.03, Oil Spill Prevention Control and         |
| Countermeasures Plan, reported to NYSDEC and USCG National Response Ctr [an] |
| oil spill in which oil and lubricant [less than 1 gallon] washed off a road  |
| sander during rain showers entered storm drain. Slight sheen observed at     |
| outfall for storm drains to Lake Ontario."                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident will be notified of the event by the licensee.              |
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