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Event Notification Report for June 18, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/17/2002 - 06/18/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38946  38985  38995  38996  38997  38998  38999  39000  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  06/17/2002|
|  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    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PERSONNEL ACCESS DOOR BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER CONTAINMENT
COMPARTMENTS FOUND |
| OPEN                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| 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.                          |
|                                                                              |
| 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.                             |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified along with the states of N       |
| Carolina and S Carolina.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Also the nearby counties were notified.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED ON 6/17/02 AT 1648 EDT BY JIMMY BURGESS TO FANGIE JONES * *  |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification as further analysis has   |
| shown that the divider barrier seal would have been able to perform its      |
| safety function.  The expected post-accident pressure increase resulting     |
| from the increased bypass leakage through the hatch opening would be within  |
| the containment pressure accident analysis limits.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will send a License Event Report to the NRC within 60 days of   |
| the event.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Kerry Landis)   |
| has been notified.                                                           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38985       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/12/2002|
|LICENSEE:  FURGO SOUTH INC.                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:  HARRIS                    STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  L00058                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/12/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANTHONY GODY         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HELEN WATKINS (via fax)      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A technician was transporting a gauge that was chained, locked, and secured |
| on the back of a pickup truck. He stopped at a restaurant for a take out     |
| lunch. Upon returning to the truck, he noticed the gauge was missing. The    |
| chain was cut.                                                               |
| Some other items, including test equipment and a sand cone, were taken.      |
| Gauge: Troxler Model 3430, ser#26992 Sources: 8 mCi Cs-137 ser#750-171 [and] |
| 40 mCi Am-241 ser#47-23560."                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The local police, Troxler Electronics and the TXDOT were informed.  Texas    |
| Incident No.:  I-7907                                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38995       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/15/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:54[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        06/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WATTS                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/15/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY QUESTIONED DUE TO FAILURE OF ALCOHOL TEST                   |
|                                                                              |
| COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Refer to HOO for additional details                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38996       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:16[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:48[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL BANDHAUER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| AUTOSTART OF THE "A" EDG DUE TO THE LOSS OF THE OFFSITE POWER
TRANSFORMER    |
| DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "On June 17, 2002 at 1048, the 'A' Emergency Diesel generator automatically  |
| actuated and powered the 'A' 4160V Engineered Safeguards bus. This event is  |
| Reportable as an 8-Hour Notification per 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (3) (iv) (B) (8).  |
| The actuation occurred due to the loss of the Off Site Power Transformer.    |
| The cause of the transformer loss has not been identified but is suspected   |
| to be related to inclement weather."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The Off Site Power Transformer has been tagged out for inspection although   |
| there is no apparent damage.  Operations is evaluating placing the Backup ES |
| Transformer (BEST) in service.  The 'A' 4160V ES bus remains energized with  |
| the 'A EDG in service at this time.  Unit 3 is currently in a 72-hour LCO    |
| A/S 3.8.1 Condition A.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38997       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:43[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE SHICK                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| 17 SIRENS FAILED WEEKLY SILENT TEST                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was conducting the weekly silent test for the offsite           |
| notification sirens.  17 of them failed the test in Calvert County.          |
| Technicians are troubleshooting the system and believe they will have them   |
| operational by tonight.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Alternate means of notification have been put in place.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38998       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:54[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID NOYES                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| PROMPT ALERT SYSTEM INOPERABLE                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined that the "Prompt Alert Notification System" was      |
| inoperable, believed to be caused by a failed siren.  Troubleshooting is     |
| ongoing and repairs are expected to be completed today.                      |
|                                                                              |
| Alternate means of notification have been put in place.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector and has notified   |
| the Local and State Agencies.                                                |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38999       |
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| REP ORG:  MIDWEST ENGINEERING                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2002|
|LICENSEE:  MIDWEST ENGINEERING                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:43[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MUNSTER                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:        16:30[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  48-26074-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/17/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM KURNIK                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE STOLEN FROM WORKER'S TRUCK                    |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler moisture density gauge (model 3430) containing 8 millicuries of    |
| Cs-137 and 40 millicuries of Am-241/Be was stolen from a worker's truck      |
| parked at his home located in Griffith, IN.  The gauge was last seen on      |
| 6/16/02 in the evening when it was locked up in the back of the worker's     |
| truck.  It was discover missing 6/17/02 at about 1630 CDT.  Griffith police  |
| department will be notified, the first call was to the NRC Operations        |
| Center.                                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39000       |
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| FACILITY: SUMMER                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:43[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  M. N. BROWN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/17/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+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|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| REACTOR TRIP ON LOW-LOW STEAM GENERATOR LEVEL                                |
|                                                                              |
| The plant was operating at 100% when the 'C' main feedwater pump tripped for |
| an unknown reason, trouble shooting continues.  The turbine load was being   |
| reduced to a power level the remaining feedwater pumps could sustain.  The   |
| level in steam generator 'A' dropped to the low-low level trip setpoint      |
| before the load reduction could be completed. The reactor trip occurred at   |
| 1902 EDT.   All systems functioned as expected except for the nuclear        |
| instrument intermediate range N35 which was very erratic with fluctuations   |
| of 6 decades.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The emergency feedwater system motor and turbine driven pumps started as     |
| expected on low-low steam generator level (ESF signal) and continue to       |
| provide feedwater flow to the steam generators.  Excess heat is being        |
| removed via the steam dumps to the main condenser.  The plant is stable in   |
| Mode 3.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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