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Event Notification Report for April 18, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/17/2002 - 04/18/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38856  38859  38862  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38856       |
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| REP ORG:  MICHIGAN DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUAL  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
04/15/2002|
|LICENSEE:  FORD MOTOR COMPANY                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DEARBORN                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/15/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/15/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
|                                                |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOSEPH BONACCHI              |                             |
|  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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| LOSS OF POLONIUM-210 STATIC ELIMINATOR                                       |
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| "This letter is pertinent to the lost of an anti-static air gun. The model   |
| number is P-2021. The serial number A2AW9S4 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      |
| during 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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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38859       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        04/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRANCIS CLIFFORD             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN ROGGE           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  
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| LOSS OF OFFSITE COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY VIA ALL EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE
TO A  |
| LOW VOLTAGE CONDITION ON A CIRCUIT BOARD WHICH MAY HAVE RESULTED FROM
AN     |
| ONGOING HEAT WAVE IN THE NORTHEAST                                           |
|                                                                              |
| A low voltage condition on a circuit board is believed to have resulted in   |
| the loss of offsite communication capability via the emergency sirens.       |
| Preliminary investigations revealed that the failure may have been heat      |
| related (the result of an ongoing heat wave in the northeast).               |
| Troubleshooting is currently in progress.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified all of the towns within the emergency planning zone,   |
| and the Fire Departments within the affected area plan to perform route      |
| alerts (make announcements locally) if there is a need to notify the public  |
| before the emergency sirens are returned to service.  The licensee notified  |
| the NRC resident inspector but does not plan to issue a press release.       |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE FROM FRANCIS CLIFFORD TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 1546 ON 04/17/02      |
| *****                                                                        |
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1330 on April 17, 2002, the Prompt Alert and Notification system         |
| (offsite communication capability - 112 sirens) was determined to be         |
| inoperable.  This event was due to a failed siren that was broadcasting a    |
| continuous radio frequency transmission to the remaining sirens in the       |
| system.  This condition prevented activation of the remaining 111 sirens.    |
| The Emergency Planning group is presently attempting to locate and isolate   |
| the problem.  All affected towns have been notified of the loss of siren     |
| capability.  A backup plan is in place (route alerting) in the event of an   |
| emergency at Pilgrim Station."                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "FOLLOWUP:  At 1530 on April 17, 2002, the Prompt Alert and Notification     |
| system was restored to operable status.  The failed siren has been isolated  |
| and will be repaired shortly.  The remaining 111 sirens are operational.     |
| All affected towns have been notified that the system has been restored."    |
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| "Notification References:  10CFR50.72(b)(1)(v) and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii)."  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector and the Fire         |
| Departments.  The NRC operations officer notified the R1DO (John Rogge).     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38862       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:46[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        04/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GLENN HUTTON                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN ROGGE           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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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| CONTRACT SUPERVISOR FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL               |
|                                                                              |
| A contract supervisor tested positive for alcohol and has been referred to   |
| the employee assistance program.  (Contact the NRC operations officer for    |
| additional details.)                                                         |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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