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Event Notification Report for June 27, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/26/2002 - 06/27/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39010  39014  39015  39020  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39010       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/22/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/22/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:16[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRISTOPHER SERATA           |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC SCRAM AT HOPE CREEK DUE TO TURBINE TRIP                            |
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| "Immediately following the RPS actuation, the success of the SCRAM was       |
| evaluated. Initially, the Rod Worth Minimizer indicated that some control    |
| rods were not fully inserted and control rod 22-31 indicated full out on the |
| Full Core Display. Alternate Rod Insertion (ARI) was initiated as per        |
| established operating procedures. The STA observed all Control Rods except   |
| 22-31 to be fully inserted on the Core Monitoring System before ARI was      |
| initiated, indicating the reactor was shutdown without ARI. The indicated    |
| position of CR 22-31 did not change immediately following the SCRAM, but     |
| changed over time consistent with a known problem with its                   |
| position-indicating probe.                                                   |
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| "Both Reactor Recirculation Pumps tripped as expected from the turbine trip  |
| above 30% power (End-of-Cycle Recirculation Pump Trip function), and remain  |
| out of service. The Reactor is presently shutdown. Reactor pressure is 700   |
| psig and slowly lowering and reactor level is 32 and stable (normal band     |
| 30-39). Efforts are underway to stabilize and normalize reactor coolant and  |
| metal temperatures to allow the restarting of a Reactor Recirculation        |
| Pump."                                                                       |
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| The NRC resident inspector was notified by the licensee.                     |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 6/26/02 @ 1530 BY REG 1 TO GOULD * * *                       |
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| This update is to clarify the above event report by including the first      |
| paragraph which was originally inadvertently omitted from the NRC write-up.  |
| The paragraph is included below.                                             |
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| "This 4 hour report s being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for     |
| actuation of the Hope Creek Reactor Protection System (RPS) with the plant   |
| critical.   At 14:16 hours the Hope Creek Reactor RPS actuated, resulting in |
| a Reactor SCRAM.  Preliminarily the RPS actuation appears to have been       |
| caused by a Main Turbine trip from high moisture separator level that was    |
| caused by a trip of the B Secondary Condensate Pump and automatic            |
| intermediate runback of the Reactor Recirculation Pumps.   Follow-up         |
| investigation will be performed to validate this information."               |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39014       |
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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  AEA TECHNOLOGY QSA INC.              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:42[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BURLINGTON               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/24/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:        10:35[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  12-8361               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |
|                                                |FRANT                NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+DAVIDSON             IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GALLAGHAR                    |JOSEPH HOLONICH      IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AEA Technology QSA, Inc. (AEA) called to notify the State of the report to   |
| their office of the receipt of a package of very low activity Pu-242/Am-243  |
| (12 Bq each) by Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.   AEA was notified by Knolls |
| Atomic that the package, received by them on 12/6/01 or 12/7/01, was opened  |
| on or around 5/20/02, at which time the inner container appeared to have     |
| been opened, and all contents were absent.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The State Agency was informed by the licensee they received the shipment     |
| from England on 12/5/01, checked the outer cardboard container for damage,   |
| and resent the shipment to their customer, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in |
| New York. The package was received 12/6/01 or 12/7/01.   At Knolls, the      |
| radiation safety staff received the shipment and confirmed the outer package |
| was undamaged and delivered it to the end user in the Chemistry Department.  |
| The user opened the package on or around 5/20/02.   Knolls Atomic informed   |
| AEA  they believe the seal on the inner plastic container was intact, but    |
| that the final container, a flame-sealed glass container, appeared to have   |
| been opened and the contents removed, in addition,  AEA was informed that    |
| the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was notified.                      |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39015       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:35[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:45[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEPANEK                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MINIMUM SECURITY  PERSONNEL STAFFING REQUIREMENTS NOT MET                    |
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| Compensatory measures taken upon discovery.                                  |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed.                                 |
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| Refer to the HOO for additional details.                                     |
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| * * * UPDATE ON 6/26/02 BY ROWLAND TO GOULD * * *       RETRACTION           |
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| The licensee is retracting this event and classifying it as a loggable event |
| and not a reportable one.                                                    |
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| The NRC resident inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Reg 3 RDO(Stone) was notified.                                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39020       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/26/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:04[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:02[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FERNSLER                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| A SUPERVISOR PERSONNEL WAS DETERMINED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL   |
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| Employees access was terminated.                                             |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Contact the HOO for additional information.                                  |
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