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Event Notification Report for July 1, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/28/2002 - 07/01/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38953  39019  39024  39025  39026  39027  39028  39029  39030  39031  39032  
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38953       |
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| FACILITY: LASALLE                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 05/31/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        05/30/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN B. REIS, JR.            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  05/31/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| HPCS DECLARED INOPERABLE FOLLOWING FAILURE OF ASSOCIATED EDG DURING
POST     |
| MAINT TESTING                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Event or    |
| Condition That Could Have Prevented Fulfillment of a Safety Function needed  |
| to Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident.  During a post maintenance test |
| run of the 2B Diesel Generator following a planned maintenance window, the   |
| Diesel Generator reactive load (VARs) was identified to be extremely erratic |
| as the Diesel Generator was loaded. At 20:30 Central Daylight Savings Time,  |
| it was discovered that a potentiometer in the voltage regulating circuit had |
| failed. This potentiometer was not worked on during the planned maintenance  |
| window. Because this component failure could have prevented the Diesel       |
| Generator from performing its design function, and because the 2B Diesel     |
| generator is the emergency power supply for the High Pressure Core Spray     |
| System (HPCS), which is a single train safety system, it has been determined |
| that this failure is reportable as an 8 hour ENS notification.  The failed   |
| component has currently been replaced and further testing of the Diesel      |
| Generator is in progress. The required actions of Technical Specification    |
| 3.5.1 were entered when the system was made Inoperable for the maintenance   |
| window, and are continuing to be followed for the Inoperable HPCS system     |
| until the Diesel Generator is restored to Operable status."                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee anticipates completing testing by the end of dayshift on        |
| 5/31/02 and has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39019       |
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| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  TENNESSEE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION     |NOTIFICATION TIME:
10:20[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CORRYTON                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:  KNOX                      STATE:  TN |EVENT TIME:        21:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  R-19017               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LEONARD WERT         R2      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DEBRA SHULTS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a faxed report:                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Event Report ID No.:  TN-02-083                                              |
|                                                                              |
| License No:  TN-02-083                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee:  Tennessee Division of Radiological Health                         |
|                                                                              |
| Event date and time:  June 25, 2002, 2100 EDT                                |
|                                                                              |
| Event location:  R-19017                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Event type:  Stolen moisture density gauge                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Notifications:  USNRC Region II, Knox County Sheriffs Department             |
|                                                                              |
| Event description: Tennessee Department of Transportation, Region 1, called  |
| the Division at 0818 CDT to report a stolen moisture density gauge. The      |
| gauge is a Troxler model 3430, serial number 23117 containing 8 millicuries  |
| of Cesium-137, serial number 75-4928 and 40 millicuries of Am-241:Be, serial |
| number 47-18934. The gauge was inside a white Ford Aerostar van. License     |
| number S4-PE83, owned by the State. The van was parked at the operator's     |
| home on McGinnis Road in Corryton, TN.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Media attention:  None at this time. A press release will be issued by TDEC. |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39024       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/27/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK LEONE                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CHRIS GRIMES         NRR     |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OPERABLE EP SIRENS  BELOW MINIMUM NUMBER AT INDIAN POINT                     |
|                                                                              |
| Two counties located in the emergency planning zone went below the minimum   |
| number of operable EP sirens.  Westchester County had 12 sirens inoperable   |
| out of a total of 77 sirens.  Orange County had approximately 8 sirens not   |
| working out of a total of 16.  The minimum number operable criteria is 90%   |
| operating out of the total number in each county. The licensee attributed    |
| the inoperable sirens due to a storm that passed through the area yesterday. |
| Compensatory measures were in place including route alerting.                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE LEONE TO LAURA ON 6/28/02 AT 13:48*****                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that Westchester County had greater than 90% of their  |
| sirens working by 18:20 on 6/27/02.  All EP sirens in the 4 counties within  |
| the EPZ were working as of 11:28 on 6/28/02.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified.  Notified R1DO (M. Modes).          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39025       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:47[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/28/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:52[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HARRY GILES                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHRISTINE LIPA       R3      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| POTENTIAL LOSS OF CONTROL CENTER HVAC ACCIDENT MITIGATION CAPABILITY
DURING  |
| MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| " Control Center HVAC access panel opened at 2152 hours on 6-27-02,          |
| unfiltered air in-leakage potentially allowed into the operating division of |
| [the] Control Center HVAC , potentially affecting post accident dose         |
| assessment per 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (3)(v)(D).                                   |
|                                                                              |
| " Control Center access panel closed at 2222 hours on 6-27-02, maintenance   |
| activities halted on CCHVAC.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Tech Spec 3.0.3 entry recognized at 0152 hours 6-28-02.  Tech Spec exited   |
| within 30 minutes, no actions taken to commence plant shutdown."             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39026       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/28/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:20[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/28/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|                                                |JOHN GREEVES         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  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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| LOSS OF A CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR IN KOREA                                   |
|                                                                              |
| A chemical agent detector (model M43A1) containing 300 microcuries was lost  |
| by an Army unit in Korea.  Aberdeen was notified on 06/26/02 and there are   |
| no further details at this time.  The unit will investigate and send in a    |
| report to Aberdeen.  The detector posses little or no threat to the public.  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39027       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:43[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RITA BRADDICK                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       24       Power Operation  |24       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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|  LICENSED THERMAL POWER LIMIT EXCEEDED AT HOPE CREEK                         |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a facsimile sent by the licensee:                |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 26, 2002, an equipment failure related to the feedwater crossflow    |
| correction factor resulted in the Hope Creek Generating Station operating    |
| above its' Licensed Power Limit of 3339 megawatts thermal for a period of    |
| approximately 8 hours. Upon identification of an anomalous indication        |
| associated with the crossflow indication, operators conservatively lowered   |
| Reactor power to a value below the station's licensed limit pending          |
| evaluation of the condition. Subsequent detailed evaluation has since        |
| confirmed that a malfunction of the crossflow instrumentation correction     |
| factor caused an overpower condition. The event date and time coincide with  |
| the completion of the evaluation. Contrary to regulatory guidance for power  |
| maintenance, the facility operated at approximately 100.25% for greater than |
| 2 hours. However, at no time did the station power level exceed 100.47%, nor |
| was the shift average power level limit exceeded. This 24 hour report is     |
| being made for violation of the requirements contained in the Operating      |
| License (Hope Creek Operating License Number NPF-57, section 2.F,            |
| specifically Section 2.C (1)-exceeding the maximum power level of 3339       |
| megawatts thermal.[)]"                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39028       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:12[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/28/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BUD HINCKLEY                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|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 OF OIL SPILL AT DC COOK DURING SWITCHYARD
MAINTENANCE   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 18:30 EDT on 6/28/2002, while transporting the 1-TR-N1-CT2, Unit 1       |
| Palisades to 345 KV Bus #1 Air Blast Breaker 52-Ni Phase #2 Current          |
| Transformer, the insulator dropped off the forklift and cracked, causing an  |
| oil leak of approximately 25 gallons onto the ground. The Michigan           |
| Department of Environmental Quality Pollution Emergency Alert System was     |
| notified at 20:15 on 6/28/02, requiring 4-Hr Non-Emergency 10 CFR 50.72      |
| (b)(2)(xi) event notification to be made. There is no impact to plant        |
| personnel or operating equipment. A permit has been generated to allow       |
| removal of the affected soil for proper disposals"                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was performing maintenance in the switchyard at the time. The   |
| current transformer was the old one which was replaced. The oil spill did    |
| not directly impact the ongoing maintenance activity.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39029       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/29/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:51[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        06/29/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES VOUGLITOIS             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE CAUGHT AND GIVEN TO THE MARINE MAMMAL
STRANDING     |
| CENTER.  OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE TO THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERY
SERVICES.  |
|                                                                              |
| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THIS EVENT  BY THE
LICENSEE.  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39030       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/29/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:44[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        06/29/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:52[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD SMITH                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LEONARD WERT         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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| BROWNS FERRY SPURIOUS ACTUATION OF OFFSITE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
SIRENS     |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0852 on 06/29/02, the Operations Duty Specialist (ODS) notified the      |
| Browns Ferry Shift Manager of a spurious actuation of the Off Site Emergency |
| Notification Sirens for a duration of less than 3 minutes in Lawrence        |
| County, Alabama. A TVA news release is not planned at this time, however,    |
| the event is being reported due to inquires from county representatives to   |
| the TVA ODS regarding the siren activation. A review of the cause of the     |
| actuation is in progress.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "This event is reportable per 10CFR50.72 (b)(2)(xi) as  'Any event or        |
| situation, related to the health and safety of the public or onsite          |
| personnel, or protection of the environment for which a news release is      |
| planned or notification to other government agencies has been or will be     |
| made. Such an event may include an onsite fatality or inadvertent release of |
| radioactive contaminated material'."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39031       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/29/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:43[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/29/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:38[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CRAIG JANAK                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| SOUTH TEXAS NUCLEAR PROJECT SPURIOUS ACTUATION OF OFFSITE NOTIFICATION 
     |
| SIREN                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "At 14:38 on 6/29/02, received notification that a South Texas Nuclear       |
| Project Offsite Emergency Notification siren located in the Tres Palacios    |
| Oaks subdivision was spuriously going off over the last 4 hours. This        |
| notification was from a resident in the subdivision. This siren is going off |
| while thunderstorms are moving through the area. The Matagorda County        |
| Sheriff's Department was informed by site personnel of these spurious alarms |
| and personnel have been dispatched to resolve the issue with the siren."     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39032       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:58[PDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CONOSCENTI                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     A/R        Y       18       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON LOW STEAM GENERATOR PRESSURE DUE TO TWO
ADDITIONAL |
| STEAM DUMP VALVES FULLY OPENING DURING STARTUP.                              |
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| System Affected                                                              |
| "Primary: Rx Trip, CEA, RCP's stayed on, PLCS"                               |
| "Secondary: SBCS Open, MSIV's, ADV, MFW, AFW"                                |
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| Actuations and Their Initiating Signals                                      |
| "MSIS A & B @ 741 PSIA.  Lowest Seen = MSIS setpoint"                        |
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| Causes                                                                       |
| "Prelim:  4 SBCS All Fast Open . . . "                                       |
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| Effect Of Event Plant                                                        |
| "Low S/G Pressure Rx Trip, Turbine Trip, MSIS isolated secondary.  CVCS      |
| remained in service.  MSIS verified and rest, then AFW initiated. (Did not   |
| want cooldown from steam-driven AFW Pp. Adequate S/G water level maintained  |
| throughout. Approx. 50% NR)."                                                |
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| Actions Taken or Planned                                                     |
| "EOI's: S023-12-1 (SPTA's), S023-12-2 (RTR), OI: S023-S-1.3.1 S0123-0-14  4  |
| Hour"                                                                        |
| "E-PLAN Review P S/G" [decreased])                                           |
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| The licensee was going to bring the main turbine on line which was rolling   |
| at 1800 rpm. Two steam dump bypass valves were open dumping steam to the     |
| main condenser to help maintain reactor power at 18%. Unexpectedly two       |
| additional steam dump bypass valves opened.  When these two additional steam |
| dump bypass valves opened the first two open valves initial started to close |
| then they went full open.  Steam generator pressure decreased to the low     |
| steam generator pressure setpoint of 741 psia at which point an automatic    |
| reactor trip plus a main steam isolation signal (MSIS) was generated, main   |
| steam isolation valves (MSIV's) closed.   All rods fully inserted into the   |
| core.   Atmospheric steam dump valves were used to maintained proper reactor |
| coolant system temperature.  The licensee said that they did not have any    |
| leaking steam generator tubes.  Proper steam generator water inventory was   |
| verified at which time the MSIS signal was reset, then one Motor Driven      |
| Auxiliary Feedwater Pump was manually initiated to maintain proper steam     |
| generator water level.   Main feedwater system isolated due to the MSIS      |
| signal and the reactor trip.  All emergency core cooling systems, emergency  |
| diesel generators are fully operable if needed.  The electrical grid is      |
| stable.  The licensee is investigating why the two additional steam dump     |
| bypass valves opened.                                                        |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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