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Event Notification Report for May 28, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           05/24/2002 - 05/28/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38634  38809  38935  38941  38942  38943  38945  38946  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38634       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:07[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        01/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KELLY KORTH                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/27/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROBERT HAAG          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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION  INVOLVING RECOVERED SEA TURTLE FROM INTAKE CANAL    
  |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1130 EST on 01/17/02, a green sea turtle was retrieved from |
| the intake canal and a determination was made that it was in need of         |
| rehabilitation.  As required by the Plant's Sea Turtle Permit, the Florida   |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) was notified at 1145 EST.  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| See EN #38513 for 2001 occurrences.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 1/28/02  @ 1243 BY KORTH TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1115 on 1/28/02 a loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the  |
| plant's  intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of           |
| rehabilitation.  Per the licensee's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and      |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1125.                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.   Notified Reg 2 RDO (Ninh)         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 2/6/02 @ 0853 BY MERRILL TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 0745 on 2/6/02 an injured green sea turtle was rescued from |
| the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was alive, but in need of              |
| rehabilitation.  The turtle will be transported to a facility in Clearwater  |
| for treatment.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been  |
| notified of the event.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg 2 RDO(Fredrickson)                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1025 3/2/2002 BY R. DIEHL TAKEN BY R. STRANSKY * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 0830 3/2/02 a Loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the     |
| plant's intake canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of             |
| rehabilitation. Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife |
| Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 0845."                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this report. HOO notified    |
| R2DO (Julian).                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1040EST ON 3/5/02 FROM GEORGE TULLIDGE TO S. SANDIN * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| "At Approximately 1000 on 3/5/02, a Loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the |
| plant intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of              |
| rehabilitation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and         |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this report. HOO notified    |
| R2DO (Julian).                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1047EST ON 3/6/02 FROM D. EMLING TO M.NORRIS * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| "At Approximately 1000 on 3/6/02, a Loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the |
| plant intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of              |
| rehabilitation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and         |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this report. HOO notified    |
| R2DO (Henson).                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 3/10/02 @ 1740 BY KORTH TO GOULD * * *                       |
|                                                                              |
| The Florida Department of Environmental protection was notified of a         |
| loggerhead sea turtle requiring off-site rehabilitation.  The turtle was     |
| recovered live from the plant's intake canal.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg @ RDO (Henson)                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 5/27/02 AT 1012 BY RUSSELL SCOT TO FANGIE JONES * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| The Florida Department of Environmental protection was notified of a sick    |
| underweight loggerhead sea turtle requiring off-site rehabilitation.  The    |
| turtle was recovered live from the plant's intake canal at 0915 EST on       |
| 5/27/02.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (Thomas Decker).                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1938EDT ON 5/27/02 FROM ELLIOT SUMNER TO S. SANDIN * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| "A dead Sea Turtle was recovered from the St. Lucie Plant Intake Canal at    |
| approx. 1600 [on] 05/27/02.  The FL. Dept. of Envir. Protection was notified |
| (1615 [on] 05/27/02) as required by the St. Lucie Plant - Sea Turtle Permit. |
| This notification to a state government agency requires a four (4) hr        |
| non-emergency notification to the NRC per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi).  There     |
| were no unusual evolutions in progress beyond normal operations which would  |
| have contributed to this event."                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO(Decker).                                                       |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38809       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:24[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BROCK                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       95       Power Operation  |95       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| SPURIOUS OPERATION OF THE REACTOR HEAD VENT VALVES IN THE SAFE
SHUTDOWN      |
| REPORT(SSR) IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE NRC SAFETY EVALUATION REPORT.       
 |
|                                                                              |
| Specifically the Section 3.4.3 of the SER states that spurious operation of  |
| the Reactor Head Vent (RHV) valves {SO-2(3)-0220-46 ann SO-2(3)-0220-47}     |
| which would result in Reactor Coolant inventory loss, will be prevented by a |
| pre-fire action to ensure closure by removing power from these valves.       |
| However, the current SSR dispositions this postulated concern based upon the |
| assumption that spurious operation of greater than one normally closed valve |
| in a series combination is not considered a credible failure mode except for |
| high/low pressure systems.   As a result, there is no pre-fire action to     |
| ensure closure by removing power to RHV valves.  The documentation (FPR      |
| revision and 50.59) that supports the change in the licensing position of    |
| these valves from that described in the SER to the current SSR has not been  |
| located.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| A review was performed on the Fire Protection Report (FPR) which includes    |
| the Fire Hazard Analysis & Safe Shutdown Analysis, to evaluate the options   |
| for additional sources of water to address the loss of reactor inventory     |
| from the spurious actions of the reactor head vent valves.  This review      |
| indicated that no specific circuit analysis was performed to determine what  |
| other available sources of water could be used for makeup of reactor         |
| inventory via the reactor head vent valves spurious operation.  Therefore,   |
| in the event of a fire in the various assumed Appendix R fire zones, a       |
| qualified makeup source would not be available to mitigate the inventory     |
| loss introduced by the spurious operation of both RHV valves.                |
|                                                                              |
| Fuses have been pulled to remove power to and close a RHV valve on both Unit |
| 2 and Unit 3 to comply with the SER. The action puts the plant in the        |
| configuration required if the RHV valves are considered a high-low pressure  |
| boundary. Completion of this action restores the plants compliance with the  |
| referenced SER.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Dresden Engineering will perform an evaluation that documents the RHV valves |
| as a high-low pressure boundary and that the actions taken above are         |
| adequate to mitigate the multiple spurious failures which must be postulated |
| when these valves are considered a high/low pressure boundary.   A revision  |
| to the FPR will be made to document the results of this evaluation.          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| ***** RETRACTION AT 1815 EDT ON 05/24/02 FROM WARREN DEAGLE TO LEIGH
TROCINE |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 27, 2002 at 2230 CST, Dresden Station made an ENS Notification (EN |
| 38809) regarding fuses that had not been removed from reactor head vent      |
| (RHV) valves.  It was reported that the station's methodology for addressing |
| fire induced spurious operation of the RHV valves in the safe shutdown       |
| report was not consistent with the NRC safety evaluation report.  During     |
| preliminary reviews, it was postulated that a fire could result in spurious  |
| operation of these valves that in turn would result in reactor inventory     |
| loss.  The postulated water source in the scenario was the opposite unit's   |
| Control Rod Drive system, which may not provide the makeup capability to     |
| maintain reactor water level above the top of active fuel (TAF)."            |
|                                                                              |
| "The condition was reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B), as |
| an Unanalyzed condition that significantly degraded plant safety."           |
|                                                                              |
| "Upon further evaluation, it has been determined that a credible fire that   |
| would cause spurious operation of the RHV valves would not result in a loss  |
| in the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system. Therefore, the HPCI    |
| system would have been available and capable to provide inventory makeup to  |
| the reactor vessel.  Vessel water level would have been maintained above     |
| TAF.  Based on the subsequent evaluation, the safety function (inventory     |
| control) would have been maintained at all times during post-fire safe       |
| shutdown of the unit."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Therefore, based on the above conclusion, this notification is being        |
| retracted."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R3DO (Christine Lipa).                                  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38935       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/22/2002|
|LICENSEE:  HVJ ASSOCIATES                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:49[EDT]|
|    CITY:  AUSTIN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        05/21/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        10:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L03813-003            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/22/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| STOLEN HUMBOLDT GAUGE CONTAINING CESIUM-137 AND AMERICIUM-241 THAT
WAS LATER |
| RECOVERED                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| On May 21, 2002, a Humboldt 5001EZ gauge was stolen between the hours of     |
| 1000 hours and 1200 hours from a truck parked behind the Licensee's office,  |
| HVJ Associates, Inc. located in Austin.  The gauge was discovered missing at |
| 1230 hours and was later found at 1400 hours.  The gauge was found by        |
| security at a local shopping plaza.  The gauge was secure inside the yellow  |
| container on the ground near a dumpster.  The shielding remained intact and  |
| no one was exposed to the excessive radiation levels. The local police had   |
| been notified of the gauge being stolen.  The serial number for the Humboldt |
| gauge is 3776.  No media attention.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Texas Incident No. I-7896                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38941       |
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| FACILITY: GINNA                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:26[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/23/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE WIDAY                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM RULAND       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| A non-licensed contract supervisor was determined to have provided a tainted |
| sample during a random drug test.  The employee's access to the plant has    |
| been terminated.                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| Refer to the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38942       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/23/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:34[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PATRICK RYAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| A CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL DURING A RANDOM         
  |
| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST (24-Hour Report)                                       |
|                                                                              |
| A contract supervisor failed a random drug and alcohol fitness-for-duty      |
| test.  The individual tested positive for alcohol, and the results of the    |
| drug portion of the test have not yet been received.  The individual's       |
| unescorted site access was terminated at 1937 on 05/23/02, and the licensee  |
| plans to perform a  review of the individual's work for the last 30 calendar |
| days or for the duration of the individual's employment (which ever is       |
| shorter).  (Call the NRC operations officer for additional details.)         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and plans to notify the NRC |
| Region 1 office (Greg Smith).                                                |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38943       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:39[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        05/24/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:        11:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-00294-19           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN BECKMAN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| DISCOVERY OF CONTAMINATION/TRITIUM LEAKAGE ON AN M-1 TANK MUZZLE
REFERENCE   |
| SENSOR AT THE US ARMY ABERDEEN TEST SITE TANK RANGE                          |
|                                                                              |
| While preparing a tank for shipment, the licensee discovered that an M-1     |
| Tank Muzzle Reference Sensor (MRS) containing 10 curies of tritium was       |
| leaking and discharged to the atmosphere.  The exact time that the leak      |
| occurred is not currently known.  Apparently, 200 rounds were fired from     |
| this tank, and then the MRS was checked prior to shipment of the tank to     |
| Michigan.  Three swipe counts were performed, and the contamination levels   |
| ranged between 150,000 and 170,000 dpm/100 cm².                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that there were no personnel contaminations as a result  |
| of this event.  A swipe count was performed on the hands of the individual   |
| who installed the MRS, and it was negative.  Urinalysis is also being        |
| performed as a precautionary measure, and the results are pending.           |
| Apparently, no other personnel came into contact with the leaking MRS.       |
|                                                                              |
| The leaking MRS was removed, double bagged, and placed in storage.  The      |
| licensee plans to dispose of it as radioactive waste.                        |
|                                                                              |
| There was minimal contamination on the tank gun tube, and it was cleaned to  |
| acceptable levels (below limits).  The licensee plans to ship the tank       |
| without the MRS.                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a contact telephone number for the      |
| licensee's Radiation Safety Officer.)                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38945       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:06[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        05/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:20[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFFREY BRADLEY              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF AN OLD SPENT BLASTING
CAP IN |
| THE YARD OUTSIDE THE PROTECTED AREA                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Offsite agency assistance [was] requested to assess a spent blasting cap    |
| found outside the Protected Area in the yard.  A City of Rock Hill           |
| explosives expert was requested by security to assess/take possession of the |
| spent blasting cap."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "The explosives expert determined that the blasting cap was spent[.  The     |
| explosives expert also] determined its age as 10-20 years at least and [that |
| it] was leftover from the construction of the site.  The officer took        |
| possession of the spent blasting cap and removed it from the site at 1507    |
| EDT."                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and City of Rock Hill       |
| Police Department in South Carolina.  The licensee also plans to notify the  |
| States of North Carolina and South Carolina as well as York, Gaston, and     |
| Mecklenburg Counties.                                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38946       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        05/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRADLEY                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PERSONNEL ACCESS DOOR BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER CONTAINMENT
COMPARTMENTS FOUND |
| OPEN                                                                         |
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| Maintenance technicians discovered a personnel access door (submarine hatch) |
| open between the upper and lower containment compartments.  The seals and    |
| sealing surfaces were inspected and the door was closed immediately in       |
| compliance with LCO 3.6.14.  While the door was open, containment divider    |
| integrity was not intact per LCO 3.6.14.  This LCO establishes the minimum   |
| equipment requirements to ensure that the divider barrier performs its       |
| safety function of ensuring that bypass leakage, in the event of a DBA, does |
| not exceed the bypass leakage assumed in the accident analysis.  The divider |
| barrier functions with the ice condenser to limit the pressure and           |
| temperature that could be expected following a DBA.                          |
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| An analysis performed to support a 6 hour completion time in LCO 3.6.14      |
| condition B indicates that an open hatch(7.5 sq. ft bypass area) during a    |
| DBA does not impact the design pressure or temperature of the containment.   |
| The submarine hatch is 2 ft in diameter(3.19 sq. ft), thus the safety        |
| significance is considered minimal at this time.                             |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified along with the states of N       |
| Carolina and S Carolina.                                                     |
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| Also the nearby counties were notified.                                      |
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