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Event Notification Report for April 25, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/24/2002 - 04/25/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38761  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38761       |
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| FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CECIL WILLIAMS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|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          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNANALYZED CONDITION - SI MINIFLOW LINE VALVE INTERLOCK MIS-WIRED            |
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| "In the analysis for certain design bases accidents, credit is taken for a   |
| recirculation mode of operation that ensures continued cooling to the        |
| reactor core following an injection mode. During the current Unit 1          |
| refueling outage, it was found that a safety injection (SI) miniflow line    |
| valve (1HV-8813) interlock was mis-wired. The interlock wiring should have   |
| allowed a second valve (1HV-8804B) to be opened during switchover from       |
| injection mode to recirculation mode once 1HV-8813 has been closed but would |
| not. This wiring error was subsequently corrected. 1HV-8804B is opened to    |
| provide a suction source from the discharge of the Train B residual heat     |
| removal (RHR) pump to the suction of the SI pumps. 1HV-8804B must open for   |
| recirculation to begin if the opposite train is unavailable. A review has    |
| found that this mis-wiring has existed since at least 1996.                  |
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| "Based on preliminary evaluation, on 3-12-2002, at 0830 EST, we concluded    |
| that this may represent an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades  |
| plant safety and is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(ii)(B). Further       |
| evaluation is being performed to determine the significance of the           |
| mis-wiring."                                                                 |
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| The NRC Resident was notified by the licensee.                               |
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| ***** RETRACTION FROM JOHN WILLIAMS TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 1047 EDT ON 04/25/02
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
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| "RETRACTION - Further review of the event reported on 03/12/02 via           |
| Notification #38761, and described [above], has concluded that it is not a   |
| condition that significantly degrades plant safety.   It is hereby           |
| retracted."                                                                  |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and plans to make a 60-day  |
| report.  The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Ann Boland).          |
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