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Event Notification Report for May 29, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           05/28/2002 - 05/29/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38602  38935  38947  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38602       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        01/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:19[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL BANDHAUER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          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  
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|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE RESCUED SEA TURTLE                                  |
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| EN #37902 started the biennial report period.                                |
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| On January 1, 2002 at 0919, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a green   |
| sea turtle.  This is the 62nd rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River   |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. Notification to the National Marine   |
| Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. |
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| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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| * * *  UPDATE ON 1/05/02 @ 1002 BY RAWLS TO GOULD  * * *                     |
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| On January 5, 2002, at 0720, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a        |
| Loggerhead Sea Turtle. This is the 63rd rescue of a live sea turtle at       |
| Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) in this biennial period.  This is reportable as a |
| 4-hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the   |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made.                           |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Reg 2 RDO (Decker) was notified.                                             |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 01/09/02 @ 1107 EST BY ANDY BARNES TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *  |
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| On January 9, 2002, at 0838, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a Kemp's |
| Ridley Sea Turtle. This is the 64th rescue of a live turtle at Crystal River |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is reportable as a 4-hour 10 CFR |
| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the protection of the            |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made.                                        |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Reg 2 (Brian Bonser) was notified.                                           |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 02/17/02 at 0940 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
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| "On February 17, 2002 at 0820, a rescued injured sea turtle was identified   |
| as a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. The injury will require transportation to     |
| Clearwater Marine Science Center or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation   |
| Refuge. The Injury appears to be from a boat propeller. This is the 65th     |
| rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial  |
| period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)   |
| as this event is related to the protection of the environment for which a    |
| notification to other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service |
| and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be   |
| made. This Is an update to event 38602."                                     |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  R2DO (Stephen Cahill) has been |
| notified.                                                                    |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 03/01/02 AT 1122 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO GERRY WAIG * * *      |
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| "On March 1, 2002 at 0952, a healthy rescued sea turtle was identified as a  |
| Green Sea Turtle. This is the 66th rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal    |
| River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour  |
| Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the          |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an update to      |
| event 38602."                                                                |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Julian) was notified.         |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 03/07/02 AT 1114 EST BY CHUCK MORRIS TO MIKE NORRIS * * *    |
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| "On March 7, 2002 at 0835, two healthy sea turtles rescued at CR#3 were      |
| identified as Green Sea Turtles. These are the 67th and 68th live sea turtle |
| rescues at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is |
| Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is  |
| related to the protection of the environment for which a notification to     |
| other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida     |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is |
| an update to event 38602."                                                   |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Henson) was notified.         |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 04/02/02 at 0408 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
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| "On April 2, 2002 at 0236, two sea turtles previously rescued at CR#3 intake |
| area were identified by FPC Mariculture staff as Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles.    |
| One of the turtles appears to be in distress and may require transportation  |
| to Clearwater Marine Science Center of Florida Fish and Wildlife             |
| Conservation Refuge. These are the 69th and 70th live sea turtle rescues at  |
| the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is Reportable |
| as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to  |
| the protection of the environment for which a notification to other          |
| government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and  |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an       |
| update to event 38602."                                                      |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  The R2DO (Carolyn Evans) was   |
| notified.                                                                    |
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| ***** UPDATE AT 1023 EDT ON 05/19/02 FROM PELLERIN TO LEIGH TROCINE *****    |
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
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| "On May 19, 2002, at 0916, a sea turtle previously rescued at CR#3 intake    |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as Green Sea Turtle.  This is   |
| the 71st live sea turtle rescue at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this  |
| biennial period.  This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR         |
| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the protection of the            |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made.  This is an update to event 38602."    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the National Marine Fisheries Service and       |
| Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the NRC resident       |
| inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Paul               |
| Fredrickson).                                                                |
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| * * * UPDATE 1816EDT ON 5/28/02 FROM BERRY FOSTER TO S. SANDIN * * *         |
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| "On May 28, 2002 at 1700, a sea turtle previously rescued at CR#3 intake     |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as a Green Sea Turtle. This is  |
| the 72nd live sea turtle rescue at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this  |
| biennial period. The turtle is being transported to the Clearwater Marine    |
| Science Center. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) |
| (2) (xi) as this event is related to the protection of the environment for   |
| which a notification to other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries |
| Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or   |
| will be made. This is an update to event 38602."                             |
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| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO(Landis). |
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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|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN HUMBOLDT GAUGE CONTAINING CESIUM-137 AND AMERICIUM-241 THAT
WAS LATER |
| RECOVERED                                                                    |
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| 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.                                          |
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| Texas Incident No. I-7896                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38947       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:38[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        05/28/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:31[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEPHEN MORRISSEY            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN ROGGE           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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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        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| DIGITAL ROD POSITION URGENT FAILURE DURING TESTING                           |
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| While performing rod withdrawal testing in Mode 4, a digital rod position    |
| indication (DRPI) "Urgent Failure " alarm was received for rod L-5 in        |
| control bank 'A' at the 72 step position.  Control bank 'A' was the only     |
| bank withdrawn at the time.  The reactor trip breakers were opened and all   |
| rods fully inserted in accordance with Tech Spec 3.1.3.3.  The cause of the  |
| failure was a card failure, which has been repaired.                         |
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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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