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Event Notification Report for June 3, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           05/31/2002 - 06/03/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38513  38940  38954  38958  38959  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38513       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/23/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/23/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAUDLE JULIAN        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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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO FLORIDA STATE INVOLVING RECOVERED SEA TURTLE
FROM    |
| UNIT 1 INTAKE STRUCTURE                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A sea turtle with no external injuries but appearing to be distressed was   |
| recovered from the Unit 1 Intake Structure.  The State Stranding Coordinator |
| for sea turtles has been contacted."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 11/23/01 AT 1255EST FROM CHARLIE PIKE TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| "Turtle has died."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed both the State of Florida and the NRC Resident         |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1413EST ON 12/3/01 FROM JACK BREEN TO FANGIE JONES * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1215 EST on 12/3/01, a report was made to the Florida       |
| Department of Fish and Wildlife concerning the recovery of an injured sea    |
| turtle from the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was a green sea turtle in  |
| the intake canal that appeared distressed and looked to have a wound from a  |
| boat motor on its back.  It will be transferred to the State for             |
| rehabilitation.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  Notified           |
| R2DO(MacAlpine).                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1333EST ON 12/15/01 FROM JACK BREEN TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1215 EST on 12/15/01, a report was made to the Florida      |
| Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to pick up a Green   |
| Turtle for rehabilitation. The Green Turtle was taken from the plant's       |
| intake canal, and the turtle appears to have shark bites.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO      |
| (Chuck Ogle).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1450EST ON 01/06/02 FROM TULLIDGE TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| At 1350EST, a notification to the State of Florida Department of Fish and    |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission was made due to finding an injured          |
| Loggerhead sea turtle in Unit 1 intake. The sea turtle was transported       |
| offsite for rehabilitation. R2DO (Tom Decker) notified.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE 1330EST ON 4/23/02 FROM JACK BREEN TO RICH LAURA***                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee rescued a  Loggerhead sea turtle from the intake canal.  The    |
| Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified, and the      |
| turtle was turned over for rehabilitation.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.  Notified R2DO (B. Bonser).         |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE 1241EDT ON 5/29/02 FROM DAVE WILLIAMS TO RICHARD LAURA***          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that an offsite notification was made to the Florida   |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concerning the discovery of a live |
| loggerhead sea turtle found in the plant's intake canal.  The turtle was     |
| lethargic and was sent for rehabilitation.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.  Notified R2DO (K. Landis).         |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 1125 EDT ON 06/01/02 FROM CHARLES MARPLE TO LEIGH TROCINE   
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| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1020 on 06/01/02, a notification was made to the Florida Fish and        |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission regarding a weak and emaciated Loggerhead   |
| turtle found in the plant intake barrier net.  The turtle will be sent       |
| off-site to the Marine Life Center for Rehabilitation."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R2DO (Kerry Landis).                                    |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE AT 11:53 EDT ON 6/2/02 FROM MARPLE TO LAURA******                |
|                                                                              |
| "A notification was made to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation       |
| Commission regarding a dead small green sea turtle found in the tangle net.  |
| The turtle will be maintained on ice for a postmortem examination."          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified. Notified R2DO (K. Landis)           |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38940       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/23/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:36[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        05/23/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:02[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID HALLONQUISTL           |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/31/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |FRANK COSTELLO       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       19       Power Operation  |27       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| HIGH THRUST BEARING TEMPERATURE DURING HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT
INJECTION       |
| (HPCI) OPERABILITY SURVEILLANCE TESTING                                      |
|                                                                              |
| HPCI was declared inoperable due to high thrust bearing temperature during   |
| performance of pump operability surveillance.  There was nothing unusual or  |
| misunderstood other than the cause of the high thrust bearing temperature.   |
| As a result, the unit entered a 14-day limiting condition for operation.     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * 1522 EDT 5/31/02 THIS EVENT WAS RETRACTED JOHN TWAROG TO MIKE NORRIS* 
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| * *                                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "On 05/23/02 during a plant start-up with the reactor at approximately 19.5% |
| power, a High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) turbine thrust bearing       |
| temperature high alarm (SO 12) occurred while performing operational         |
| surveillance testing of the HPCI system. The turbine thrust bearing          |
| displayed a constant temperature rise until the alarm set point of 200 F was |
| reached. The turbine was secured a few minutes later and the temperature     |
| indication on the thrust bearing peaked at approximately 200 F before        |
| indication of cool down appeared.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "The Manager of Maintenance Mechanical/Electrical consulted a Kingsberry     |
| Thrust bearing Company Engineer who stated that temperature-induced bearing  |
| damage will not occur until the bearing temperature exceeds 250 F. The       |
| maximum indicated bearing temperature received was less than 210 F.          |
| Additionally, an oil sample was taken and visually examined with no          |
| indication of gross suspended particulate.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "System Engineering completed an assessment of this condition on 05/24/02    |
| which revealed evidence that provided credible justification using sound     |
| engineering judgment that the thrust bearing temperature indication was      |
| false and an actual high temperature condition did not exist at any time     |
| during the surveillance testing. Insulation had been removed from the        |
| turbine casing around the turbine gland seal during the mid-cycle outage.    |
| This resulted in an elevated temperature indication of the thrust bearing    |
| due to radiant and convective heat transfer to the temperature indicator's   |
| thermocouple external to the thrust bearing. Steam leaking past the gland    |
| seal may have also contributed to the temperature increase. When the exposed |
| area of the HPCI turbine was reinsulated, indicated temperature began to     |
| rapidly decrease. Subsequent HPCI system operation supported these           |
| conclusions. The maximum thrust bearing temperature indication received      |
| during this surveillance was 158 F. Trend analysis demonstrated that the     |
| maximum temperature would have peaked at approximately 175 F."               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.  R1DO (Rogge) was notified.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38954       |
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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/31/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        05/31/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:16[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL SIMMON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/31/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|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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|2     A/R        Y       71       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNIT 2 EXPERIENCED AN AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO GENERATOR
PROTECTION     |
| ACTUATION                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 31, 2002 at 0116EDT, Unit 2 was at 71% reactor power and increasing  |
| to 100% when the reactor tripped due to a failure with the generator stator  |
| cooling water system.  All systems responded as designed.  The plant is      |
| currently  in mode 3, full temperature and pressure."                        |
|                                                                              |
| Both motor-driven and the steam-driven auxiliary feedwater pumps actuated    |
| and are currently supplying the Steam Generators with the Main Condenser     |
| removing decay heat.  The steam-driven auxiliary feedwater pump was          |
| subsequently secured and returned to standby.  All rods fully inserted with  |
| all EDGs available, if necessary.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38958       |
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| FACILITY: SUMMER                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        06/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:40[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PHILLIP ROSE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       2        Startup          |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DURING STARTUP                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "During plant startup, a spike occurred on the N32/N36 channel of            |
| source/intermediate range excore neutron flux detectors.  The reactor        |
| tripped automatically.  All system[s] operated normally.  Emergency          |
| feedwater was already in service for the startup, no actuation occurred."    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38959       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:37[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        06/02/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:02[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HOMMEL                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |TONY MCMURTRAY       SRI     |
|                                                |RANDY BLOUGH         R1      |
|                                                |DONALD FLOREK        R1      |
|                                                |MIKE BUCKLEY         RI      |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PLANT HAD CARBON DIOXIDE INJECTION INTO THE E3 DIESEL ROOM                   |
|                                                                              |
| This "Cardox system" injection occurred at 0033 during diesel testing.   An  |
| alert was declared at 0102 due to the detection of toxic gases(CO2) within a |
| vital area.  The room was evacuated(only two people were in the room at that |
| time) safely and there were no injuries.  There was no fire damage and the   |
| CO2 tank was isolated.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector, State and local agencies were notified by the    |
| licensee.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Notified FEMA (Sweetser), DOE(Morroney), EPA/DOT/NRC(Thomas), CDC(Rhyne),    |
| FDA(Shandruk) and OHS(Edwards)                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 6/2/02 @ 0420 BY CAMPBELL TO GOULD * * *                     |
|                                                                              |
| The Alert was terminated at 0301.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Notified DOE(Yates), CDC(Rhyne), EPA/NRC/DOT(Thomas), FEMA(Sulivan),         |
| OHS(Edwards)                                                                 |
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