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Event Notification Report for August 2, 2002

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/01/2002 - 08/02/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38602  39089  39099  39102  39103  
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38602       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        01/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:19[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL BANDHAUER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE RESCUED SEA TURTLE                                  |
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| EN #37902 started the biennial report period.                                |
|                                                                              |
| On January 1, 2002 at 0919, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a green   |
| sea turtle.  This is the 62nd rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River   |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. Notification to the National Marine   |
| Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * *  UPDATE ON 1/05/02 @ 1002 BY RAWLS TO GOULD  * * *                     |
|                                                                              |
| On January 5, 2002, at 0720, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a        |
| Loggerhead Sea Turtle. This is the 63rd rescue of a live sea turtle at       |
| Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) in this biennial period.  This is reportable as a |
| 4-hour report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the   |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Reg 2 RDO (Decker) was notified.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 01/09/02 @ 1107 EST BY ANDY BARNES TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| On January 9, 2002, at 0838, a rescued sea turtle was identified as a Kemp's |
| Ridley Sea Turtle. This is the 64th rescue of a live turtle at Crystal River |
| Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is reportable as a 4-hour 10 CFR |
| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the protection of the            |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Reg 2 (Brian Bonser) was notified.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 02/17/02 at 0940 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 17, 2002 at 0820, a rescued injured sea turtle was identified   |
| as a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. The injury will require transportation to     |
| Clearwater Marine Science Center or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation   |
| Refuge. The Injury appears to be from a boat propeller. This is the 65th     |
| rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial  |
| period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)   |
| as this event is related to the protection of the environment for which a    |
| notification to other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service |
| and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be   |
| made. This Is an update to event 38602."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  R2DO (Stephen Cahill) has been |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 03/01/02 AT 1122 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO GERRY WAIG * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 1, 2002 at 0952, a healthy rescued sea turtle was identified as a  |
| Green Sea Turtle. This is the 66th rescue of a live sea turtle at Crystal    |
| River Unit 3 (CR-3) in this biennial period. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour  |
| Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the          |
| protection of the environment for which a notification to other government   |
| agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife    |
| Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an update to      |
| event 38602."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Julian) was notified.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 03/07/02 AT 1114 EST BY CHUCK MORRIS TO MIKE NORRIS * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 7, 2002 at 0835, two healthy sea turtles rescued at CR#3 were      |
| identified as Green Sea Turtles. These are the 67th and 68th live sea turtle |
| rescues at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is |
| Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is  |
| related to the protection of the environment for which a notification to     |
| other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida     |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is |
| an update to event 38602."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Henson) was notified.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 04/02/02 at 0408 EST BY RICKY RAWLS TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 2, 2002 at 0236, two sea turtles previously rescued at CR#3 intake |
| area were identified by FPC Mariculture staff as Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles.    |
| One of the turtles appears to be in distress and may require transportation  |
| to Clearwater Marine Science Center of Florida Fish and Wildlife             |
| Conservation Refuge. These are the 69th and 70th live sea turtle rescues at  |
| the Crystal River Energy Complex in this biennial period. This is Reportable |
| as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to  |
| the protection of the environment for which a notification to other          |
| government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and  |
| Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or will be made. This is an       |
| update to event 38602."                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.  The R2DO (Carolyn Evans) was   |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 1023 EDT ON 05/19/02 FROM PELLERIN TO LEIGH TROCINE *****    |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 19, 2002, at 0916, a sea turtle previously rescued at CR#3 intake    |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as Green Sea Turtle.  This is   |
| the 71st live sea turtle rescue at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this  |
| biennial period.  This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR         |
| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) as this event is related to the protection of the            |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made.  This is an update to event 38602."    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the National Marine Fisheries Service and       |
| Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the NRC resident       |
| inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Paul               |
| Fredrickson).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1816 EDT ON 5/28/02 FROM BERRY FOSTER TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 28, 2002 at 1700, a sea turtle previously rescued at CR#3 intake     |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as a Green Sea Turtle. This is  |
| the 72nd live sea turtle rescue at the Crystal River Energy Complex in this  |
| biennial period. The turtle is being transported to the Clearwater Marine    |
| Science Center. This is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) |
| (2) (xi) as this event is related to the protection of the environment for   |
| which a notification to other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries |
| Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has been or   |
| will be made. This is an update to event 38602."                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified               |
| R2DO(Landis).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1602 EDT ON 5/31/02 FROM BILL BANDHAUER TO MIKE NORRIS * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "On May 30, 2002 at 1323, a sea turtle previously rescued at CR#3 intake     |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle.  |
| This is the 72nd live sea turtle rescue at the Crystal River Energy Complex  |
| in this biennial period. (Note: The sequential numbering of the live sea     |
| turtle takes has been modified to reflect the actual live sea turtle takes,  |
| On 4/02/02, a live rescue of two turtles was reported, however, one of the   |
| turtles died and was reclassified as a non-causal mortality, which is        |
| non-reportable). This event is Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR    |
| 50.72(b) (2) (xi) as this event is related to the protection of the          |
| environment for which a notification to other government agencies (National  |
| Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation          |
| Commission) has been or will be made. This is an update to event 38602."     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.  Notified R2DO (Landis).       |
|                                                                              |
| *****UPDATE AT 13:58 EDT ON 7/18/02 FROM SWEENEY TO LAURA*****               |
|                                                                              |
| An offsite notification to the State regarding a green sea turtle that was   |
| rescued from the CR#3 intake area by the FPC Mariculture staff.              |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified.  Notified R2DO (C. Payne).          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1126 EDT ON 8/1/02 FROM BILL BANDHAUER TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0915 on August 1,2002, a dead sea turtle recovered at the CR#3 intake    |
| area was identified by FPC Mariculture staff as a Kemps Ridley Turtle. FPC   |
| determined that the cause of death was non-causally related to the operation |
| of CR3. This is the 7th dead Kemps Ridley Turtle recovery at the Crystal     |
| River Energy Complex in this biennial period. The threshold for reporting    |
| non-causal sea turtle deaths is 6 in a biennial period. This event is        |
| Reportable as a 4-Hour Report under 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (2) (xi) as this event  |
| is related to the protection of the environment for which a notification to  |
| other government agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida     |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) will be made. This is an update   |
| to event 38602."                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Mike   |
| Ernstes) has been notified.                                                  |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39089       |
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| REP ORG:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US ARMY                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  FT. LEE                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        07/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  BML12-00722-0         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/01/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KELLY CROOKS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ICON 30.50(b)(1)         UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION|                             |
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| UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION RESTRICTING ACCESS >24 HOURS                         |
|                                                                              |
| The ARMY is conducting an investigation as to the disposal of 75 to 100      |
| Pm-147 target sights.  Each sight was originally 3  millicuries with a       |
| manufacture date of approximately 1975.  The ARMY is restricting access into |
| a building where these gun sights were disposed of in 1997.                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 8/01/02 @ 1513 BY CROOKS TO GOULD * * *  EVENT RETRACTION    |
|                                                                              |
| A wipe test was performed at the area in question and from the 18 wipes      |
| taken 16 were clean and one measured 5 dpm and a second measured 6 dpm.      |
| Therefore the licensee is retracting this event since there was no           |
| contamination present.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg 2 RDO(Ernstes), Reg 3 RDO(Burgess) and NMSS(Hickey)             |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39099       |
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| FACILITY: SUMMER                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/27/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:36[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        07/27/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM TURKETT                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|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  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| INFORMATION CALL THAT INVOLVES LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND POSSIBLE MEDIA         
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| ATTENTION                                                                    |
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| The licensee's security personnel discovered a stub end of a hand rolled     |
| cigarette of questionable material in the room above diesel generator 'A.'   |
| It appeared old and had no odor.  Fairfield County Sheriff's Department was  |
| contacted and they dispatched a unit.  They potentially identified the       |
| contents as marijuana and took custody of the cigarette.  They will submit   |
| it to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division for analysis.  The   |
| analysis will take about a week or more and followup notification will be    |
| made if needed.  This notification was made due to Fairfield County          |
| involvement and possible media coverage.  There is no impact on plant        |
| operation.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 8/01/02 @ 1403 BY TURKETT TO GOULD * * * EVENT RETRACTION    |
|                                                                              |
| The analysis determined that the material found in the hand rolled cigarette |
| was not marijuana, therefore the licensee is retracting this event.          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39102       |
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| FACILITY: MAINE YANKEE             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/01/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  ME |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:50[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        07/09/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HEBERT/RIVARD                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/01/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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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          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
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| THE LICENSEE REPORTED A LOSS OF LICENSED MATERIAL                            |
|                                                                              |
| During preparation activities for the removal of the reactor vessel, site    |
| personnel detached a vessel external neutron flux dosimeter assembly from    |
| the vessel and released the dosimeter assembly to the sump area below the    |
| vessel for future recovery and disposal. The neutron flux dosimeter was used |
| during plant operation to measure neutron fluence to the immediate adjacent  |
| outside wall of the reactor vessel.  Subsequently, site personnel were       |
| provided access to the area for retrieval and disposal of the dosimeter      |
| capsules.  One of the dosimeter capsules apparently had become dislodged     |
| from the assembly during the earlier release and personnel were unable to    |
| locate the dislodged capsule. The dosimeter contains small quantities of     |
| dosimetry material including Neptunium 237 (6.46 microcuries) and Uranium    |
| 238 (.009 microcuries).  Subsequent limited inspections have been            |
| unsuccessful in locating this capsule.  The constrained annulus area between |
| the reactor vessel and adjacent neutron shield tank and storage of           |
| radioactive material and bagged asbestos in the reactor vessel sump area     |
| continues to limit area for a thorough inspection.   Additional inspection   |
| of the area is scheduled for January of 2003.                                |
|                                                                              |
| Maine Yankee is reporting the loss of licensed material in accordance with   |
| 10 CFR 20.2201(b). The licensed material was lost in a restricted area and   |
| the Neptunium 237 material is of a quantity greater than 10 times the        |
| quantity specified in appendix C to Part 20. The missing dosimeter capsule   |
| surface dose rate is estimated to be around 1000 cpm and therefore of        |
| minimal exposure to workers in this radiation control area.                  |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39103       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE:
08/01/2002|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:16[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/01/2002|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        12:54[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/01/2002|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL RITCHIE              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|KPRE PART 70 APP A (2)   OFFSITE NOTIFICATION/NE|                             |
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| CERTIFICATE HOLDER REPORTED TO THE STATE THAT IT EXCEEDED ITS OPACITY      
 |
| LIMITS                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| On 8/01/02 at 1254 the "A" side of #1 precipitator at the X-600 Steam Plant  |
| experienced problems after being energized while placing #1 boiler in        |
| service.  The precipitators were energized at 1230 and had readings of 20.8% |
| at 1254 and 31.9% at 1300.  This resulted in the exceedance of the opacity   |
| limit of 20% twice in one hour.                                              |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| At 1543 the Plant Shift Superintendent notified the Ohio EPA of the X-600    |
| Steam Plant opacity exceedance.   UE2-RA-RE1030,  App. D, section P requires |
| a 4 hour NRC event when other government agencies are notified.              |
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