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Event Notification Report for July 25, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/24/2002 - 07/25/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37917  39011  39072  39073  39086  39087  39088  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37917       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
04/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  FLORIDA TESTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL    |NOTIFICATION TIME:
14:55[EDT]|
|    CITY:  LAKELAND                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  2058-L                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |ERIC LEEDS           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EAKINS                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STOLEN HUMBOLDT NUCLEAR GAUGE                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The device was stolen from a job site in Valrico, Florida, from a truck      |
| after the chain had been cut.  The theft was reported to the police          |
| department, and a reward will be offered by the licensee.  The device was a  |
| Humboldt (model #5001, serial #1287) containing Cs-137/Am-241(8/40           |
| millicuries).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE RECEIVED AT 1728 ON 07/22/02 FROM CHARLIE ADAMS TO LEIGH        |
| TROCINE *****                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| A member of the public discovered the stolen Humboldt soil moisture density  |
| gauge (model #5001, serial #1287) today in Plant City, Florida (between      |
| Tampa and Orlando near Lakeland) not far off of Interstate 4.  The gauge was |
| originally stolen on 04/13/01, and a Deputy at the site reported that the    |
| gauge looked like it had been at the discovery site for a long time.  It was |
| reported that the gauge appeared to be in the case and did not appear        |
| damaged.  Representatives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are  |
| currently guarding the device at the discovery site, and a Florida Bureau of |
| Radiation Control representative is en route to the scene.                   |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a Florida Bureau of Radiation Control   |
| contact telephone number.)                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Charlie Payne) and NMSS EO     |
| (Eric Leeds).                                                                |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39011       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/22/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/21/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TRACY ALDRICH                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| SHIFT SECURITY STAFFING BELOW SECURITY PLAN LEVEL                            |
|                                                                              |
| A security guard failed a random drug test and was immediately removed from  |
| duties.  This placed the site below the minimum security level for           |
| approximately 1 hour.  (Contact the HOO for more details.)                   |
|                                                                              |
| ***** RETRACTION RECEIVED AT 1805 EDT ON 07/24/02 FROM JAY GERONDALE TO      |
| LEIGH TROCINE *****                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 06/22/02, PBNP provided a courtesy notification regarding a situation    |
| where for a brief period of time security shift staffing fell below the      |
| minimum staffing levels specified in the PBNP security plan.  The purpose of |
| this notification was for information only and not because the licensee had  |
| determined the event to be reportable in accordance with either 10 CFR 73.71 |
| or 10 CFR 26.73.  Further, the situation did not result in violation of      |
| security plan requirements since the security plan provides an allowable     |
| period of time for call in of replacement personnel when unanticipated       |
| absences occur.  Replacement personnel were called in and reported for duty  |
| well within the period of time specified in the security plan."              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R3DO (Chris Miller).                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39072       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE:
07/19/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ARIZONA HEART HOSPITAL               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PHOENIX                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/17/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:        14:30[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  07-443                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |                             |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY V. GODWIN             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT:  EQUIPMENT FAILURE                                   |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "On July 17, 2002, the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency was notified by   |
| the Licensee that a Novoste Beta-Cath system utilizing 55mCi (2.04GBq) of    |
| Strontium-90 had failed to retract after completing treatment of a patient.  |
| Within seconds of determining that a failure had occurred, the Licensee      |
| implemented emergency withdrawal procedures and successfully removed the     |
| source without causing a misadministration.  The patient was surveyed and    |
| confirmed that all treatment radioactive material had been removed.          |
|                                                                              |
| "Initial examination by the Licensee did not determine a probable cause of   |
| the failure of the return of the source to the shielded condition.  The      |
| entire system is being returned to the manufacturer for evaluation.  Georgia |
| is aware of this event.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Agency continues to investigate this event.                                 |
| "No press coverage is occurring or expected for this event.                  |
|                                                                              |
| "First Notice:  02-9                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "The State of Georgia and the U.S. NRC, is being notified of this event."    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39073       |
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| REP ORG:  IOWA RADIATION PROTECTION            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/2002|
|LICENSEE:  STORK-TWIN CITY TESTING CORPORATION  |NOTIFICATION TIME:
12:03[EDT]|
|    CITY:  OSCEOLA                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        07/17/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IA |EVENT TIME:        09:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  0282-2-77-IR1         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GEORGE JOHNS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| BROKEN RADIOGRAPHER CAMERA                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "As a result of one of our cameras had a source jammed because the camera    |
| fell from a ladder it was sitting on during an exposure, we are submitting   |
| the following response.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Project Information:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Date: July 17, 2002 at approx. 9:00 A.M.                                    |
| Rural water tower, south of Osceola, Iowa approx. 4 miles                    |
| Jobsite-  down a dead-end road, in a field                                   |
| Source S.N. 04016B 40.5 curies                                               |
| Contractor: Phoenix Fabricators & Erectors, Inc.                             |
|                                                                              |
| "Stork-Twin City Testing Corporation was at a temporary project site         |
| performing radiographic testing when the camera fell off a ladder the camera |
| was sitting on (approx. 3 feet to the ground).  The source would not crank   |
| back into it's shielded position. I asked him, if they had resecured the     |
| area and his response was that they had and that they had also informed the  |
| contractor at the site of this incident. I told him, I was on my way and     |
| arrived at the site approx. one hour later. I loaded my truck with lead      |
| shielding and tools that might be needed to free up the source. Arriving at  |
| the project site, I surveyed the guide tube from a distance and found that   |
| the source was approx. 1 foot from the camera. They had the crank apart, so  |
| you could pull on the cable, in which I had them do prior to my arrival, but |
| they said it would not move, I then tried this myself. I pushed on the cable |
| and then pulled it and the source went in the camera to it safe position. We |
| surveyed the camera and the guide tube and confirmed it was secured in the   |
| camera. We then unconnected the control cable and checked the source end     |
| with a nogo gauge and found it to be OK, we also cranked the cable out and   |
| checked it for any bends or other damage and found it to be OK. We removed   |
| the bent guide tube and replaced it with a good tube. We then cranked the    |
| source out and made sure everything was functioning properly.                |
|                                                                              |
| "We then had an onsite safety meeting, which concluded that this would be    |
| avoided in the future, by tying the camera to a stationary object so the     |
| camera cannot fall to the ground and bend the guide tube.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "There was no over exposure to the public (contractor's personnel) or to the |
| radiographers during this incident and the radiographers performed their     |
| duties in a satisfactory manner, concerning the safety for all and the       |
| following of our accident procedures."                                       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39086       |
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| REP ORG:  ROSEMOUNT NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS, INC   |NOTIFICATION DATE:
07/24/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ROSEMOUNT NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS, INC   |NOTIFICATION TIME:
11:42[EDT]|
|    CITY:  EDEN PRAIRIE             REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        07/24/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MN |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/24/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |
|                                                |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+VERN HODGE           NRR     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GERALD HANSON                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| NOTIFICATION UNDER 10 CFR PART 21 FOR HIGH LINE PRESSURE CORRECTION         
|
| METHODOLOGY (INACCURATE TECHNICAL ADVICE RELATED TO ROSEMOUNT
TRANSMITTERS)  |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Rosemount       |
| Nuclear Instruments, Inc.:                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Pursuant to 10 CFR Part 21, Paragraph 21.21(b), Rosemount Nuclear           |
| Instruments, Inc. (RNII) is writing to inform you of an instance in which    |
| RNII provided inaccurate technical advice related to high line pressure      |
| correction of Rosemount transmitters to one customer.  The technical advice  |
| was transmitted to Rochester Gas and Electric via letters sent to this       |
| customer in April 1991.  The letters were intended to provide supplemental   |
| guidance to the published RNII product manuals for calibration of pressure   |
| transmitters with high line pressure applied.  The result of implementation  |
| of the technical guidance in these letters would be to improperly correct    |
| for the effect of line pressure on transmitter output.  A recent             |
| communication between RNII and this customer alerted RNII to the inaccurate  |
| supplemental technical guidance.  RNII has subsequently corrected this       |
| advice.  The standard procedure for correcting for high line pressure        |
| contained in RNII's product manuals is accurate."                            |
|                                                                              |
| "[...]"                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "2.0  Identification of items supplied:"                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Model 1152 and Model 1154 Pressure Transmitters are specifically addressed  |
| in the communications to the customer.  The concept of high line pressure    |
| correction is applicable to all RNII pressure transmitter models."           |
|                                                                              |
| "[...]"                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "4.0  Nature of the failure and potential safety hazard:"                    |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification relates to an instance in which RNII provided incorrect,  |
| application specific supplemental line pressure correction advice to a       |
| single customer.  This incorrect advice was contained in letters sent to     |
| Rochester Gas and Electric in April 1991.  The high line pressure correction |
| procedures provided in RNII pressure transmitter product manuals are not     |
| affected and are accurate."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "RNII does not have sufficient information relative to the applications to   |
| determine the safety significance of this situation."                        |
|                                                                              |
| "5.0  The corrective action which is taken, the name of the individual or    |
| organization responsible for that action, and the length of time taken to    |
| complete that action:"                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Corrective Action:"                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "RNII has contacted the affected customer, and through a series of verbal    |
| and electronic communications, provided the correct supplemental technical   |
| information relative to high line pressure effect for the application in     |
| question.  RNII will follow up these communications with a formal detailed   |
| letter to this customer.  Completion Date:  31 July 2002."                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Internal RNII Corrective Actions:"                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "1.  The customer provided RNII with copies of the information originally    |
| supplied by RNII regarding the supplemental high line pressure correction    |
| advice.  RNII reviewed this information along with the current request for   |
| clarification of the supplemental high line pressure correction for a        |
| specific application."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "2.  Transmitter testing was performed to establish additional assurance     |
| that the current technical advice given to the customer was correct."        |
|                                                                              |
| "3.  Other customer correspondence files were reviewed to look for           |
| occurrences of incorrect supplemental technical information.  No occurrences |
| were identified."                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "4.  Training of appropriate RNII personnel reinforcing the importance of    |
| providing accurate supplemental technical information will be performed.     |
| Completion Date:  2 August 2002."                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "5.  Current administrative procedures and controls will be reviewed to      |
| provide confidence that supplemental technical information being transmitted |
| to customers is accurate.  Following this review, further corrective action  |
| will be initiated and implemented if appropriate.  Completion Date:  16      |
| August 2002."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "6.0  Any advice related to the potential failure of the item:"              |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification specifically addresses detailed, supplemental technical   |
| information provided to one customer.  There should not be any potential     |
| failure concern relative to hardware, and RNII's pressure product manuals    |
| are unaffected."                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.)                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39087       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        07/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:26[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE SHICK                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING A DISCHARGE OF APPROXIMATELY 13 GALLONS
OF    |
| FUEL OIL TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Approximately 13 gallons of #2 fuel oil was released to the Chesapeake Bay   |
| via the storm drain when the 1B diesel generator fuel oil day tank was       |
| overfilled during the calibration of the level switches.  The control room   |
| was notified at 1226, and the release has been secured at 1355.  The spill   |
| mitigation plan and ERPIP were both implemented, and the boom is in place at |
| the outfall to catch any residual.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Maryland Department of the Environment, National   |
| Response Center, and NRC resident inspector.                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39088       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/24/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:47[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        07/24/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:28[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES MORGAN               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/24/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RICHARD CONTE        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  
|
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO DECREASING OIL LEVEL AND INCREASING THRUST    
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| BEARING TEMPERATURE ON ONE OF FOUR REACTOR COOLANT PUMPS                     |
|                                                                              |
| Indications of lowering oil level were observed on the 11A reactor coolant   |
| pump.  While the licensee was investigating whether or not the indications   |
| were valid, thrust bearing temperature began to increase.  As a result,      |
| operators manually tripped the reactor from 100% power at 1628, and          |
| operators subsequently secured the 11A reactor coolant pump.  All control    |
| rods fully inserted, and all systems function as required in response to the |
| manual reactor trip.  None of the primary or secondary relief valves lifted, |
| and there were no emergency core cooling system injections and engineered    |
| safety feature actuations.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The unit is currently stable in Mode 3 (Hot Standby).   Normal charging and  |
| letdown, pressurizer heaters and sprays, and the remaining three reactor     |
| coolant pumps are currently being utilized for primary system level,         |
| pressure, and transport control.  Water is currently being supplied to the   |
| steam generators via normal condensate and feedwater, and secondary steam is |
| being dumped to the condenser.  The auxiliary feedwater system remains in    |
| standby.  Containment parameters remain normal, and offsite power is         |
| available.  All emergency core cooling systems and engineered safety         |
| features are operable and available with the exception of the 1B emergency   |
| diesel generator, which was removed from of service for planned maintenance  |
| this morning.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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