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Event Notification Report for September 5, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/04/2002 - 09/05/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39123  39160  39163  39166  39167  39168  39169  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39123       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/09/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:54[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        08/09/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN LEWIS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| INOPERABLE REACTOR CORE ISOLATION COOLING (RCIC) SYSTEM                      |
|                                                                              |
| The RCIC System was declared inoperable and the plant entered a 14 day       |
| Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) per Technical Specification 3.5.D.    |
| The system was declared inoperable due to an oil leak discovered on the RCIC |
| pump during operability testing. The source of the oil leak is under         |
| investigation.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 0952 EDT ON 09/04/02 BY ERIC OLSON TO FANGIE JONES * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  The licensee conducted  |
| a review of the event and determined that the RCIC System could have         |
| performed it's intended function and thus was operable.  The licensee        |
| notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  R1DO (Richard Barkley) was notified.   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39160       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/30/2002|
|LICENSEE:  TOSCO CORPORATION                    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  TORRANCE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/30/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/30/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID GRAVES         R4      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING LOSS/RECOVERY OF GENERAL LICENSED MATERIAL  |
|                                                                              |
| "Hugo Neu-Proler Company received a load of scrap material today from BHL    |
| Industries that set off our gate radiation detectors. We processed the load  |
| and found a piece of equipment with the following information on it:         |
| Manufacturer: Texas Nuclear Products, Cs-137, 200 mCi [millicuries] measured |
| January '93. Series:  SG, Model: 5202, Serial No. B1865.                     |
|                                                                              |
| "The piece of equipment was segregated and is currently being temporarily    |
| stored at Hugo Neu-Proler, pending [...issuance of shipping approval]."      |
|                                                                              |
| The State of California contacted the source owner who is arranging for      |
| return shipment.                                                             |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39163       |
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| REP ORG:  U. S. STEEL-GARY WORKS               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/01/2002|
|LICENSEE:  U. S. STEEL                          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:42[EDT]|
|    CITY:  GARY                     REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        09/01/2002|
|  COUNTY:  LAKE                      STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:        05:02[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  13-079664-08          AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RONALD GARDNER       R3      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN KUNKLE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| DAMAGED SOURCE HOLDER ON STEEL CASTER LEVEL GAUGE                            |
|                                                                              |
| A radioactive source holder on a steel caster unit was damaged from metal    |
| overflow at the U. S. Steel - Gary Works, Steel North Facility #2 Caster,    |
| located in Gary, Indiana. The gauge is a Berthold Mold Level Gauge, Model    |
| LB300ML, Serial Number 2849-12-96. Originally a 10 millicurie Cobalt 60 (Dec |
| 1996) source, it is currently estimated by the licensee to be about 5        |
| millicuries. The damage was  limited to the source holder outer casing.      |
| Neither the shutter closing mechanism nor the source shielding (tungsten)    |
| were damaged. The damaged area involved a top plate where a lock can be      |
| applied to the shutter mechanism and steel lifting lugs. The source was      |
| verified in the source holder and the shutter closed. A radiation survey of  |
| the area was conducted and no contamination or abnormal readings were        |
| detected. The licensee has secured the shielded source and is making         |
| arrangements for repair.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * *  UPDATE ON 9/4/02 BY KUNKLE TO GOULD  * * *        RETRACTION          |
|                                                                              |
| After a conversation with Region 3 if was determined that this event is not  |
| reportable since the shutter was still operable, shielding was intact and no |
| leak or exposures occurred.   Therefore, the licensee is retracting this     |
| event.                                                                       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39166       |
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| REP ORG:  ALCO CORP                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/04/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ALCO CORP                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:46[EDT]|
|    CITY:  San Juan                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        09/03/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PR |EVENT TIME:        18:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  52-248-4301           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID ROHE                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE RUN OVER BY VEHICLE                                   |
|                                                                              |
| A moisture density gauge, make: CPN, model: MC-1 was damaged when run over   |
| by an asphalt truck. The gauge contains 10 millicuries Cs-137, 40            |
| millicuries Am-241/Be source. The event occurred at route 199/52 Paseo, San  |
| Juan, PR. The licensee reported that the sources remained intact and no      |
| radiation leakage was detected. The gauge is currently secured and the       |
| licensee is planning to return it to the vendor (CPN) today or tomorrow.     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the U.S. National Response Center at 2050 on 9/3/02    |
| (Incident Report # 621851). The National Response Center notified the NRC    |
| Ops Center via facsimile on 9/3/02.                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39167       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:45[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/04/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK LEONE                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RICHARD BARKLEY      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF 2 OFFSITE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIRENS                              |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 9:00 am on 9/4/02, 2 of the 10 Emergency Sirens in Putnam  |
| County were discovered to be inoperable. These sirens lost power due to an   |
| electrical storm during the night. As of 12:00 pm these sirens were returned |
| to operable status, returning the number of available sirens in that county  |
| to greater than 90%. At this time the Putnam County officials and the Local  |
| [Resident] NRC Inspectors have been notified of the event. This notification |
| is being made for both IPEC Unit 2 and Unit 3."                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39168       |
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| FACILITY: BYRON                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:23[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/04/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:40[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE CHILDERS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF BOTH ENS AND COMMERCIAL TELEPHONE LINES DUE TO CABLE CUT             |
|                                                                              |
| "Loss of communications capability.  Determined commercial phone lines were  |
| not working.  This loss included ENS and NARS phones.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Cause:  The loss was caused by a backhoe digging north of the plant.  A     |
| phone line was impacted resulting in a loss of numerous phone lines.         |
|                                                                              |
| "ETR [Estimated Time to Recovery]:  Commercial phone lines, ENS phones have  |
| been restored.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "A cell phone was made available for outgoing calls calls, including calls   |
| to NRC Ops Center.  No incoming phone was available to the Main Control      |
| Room.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Off-Site pager was made available for NRC contact as well as a phone        |
| contact via the ComEd Electric Operations Center.  A phone line in the EOF   |
| was manned which provided a method to transfer calls to the main control     |
| room "                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed both state agencies and NRC Resident Inspector.        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39169       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/04/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:41[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/04/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:21[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD MAIER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/04/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SAFEGUARDS LOG ENTRY INVOLVING UNDECLARED FIREARM                            |
|                                                                              |
| During delivery of a chiller unit, the truck driver under contract to GE,    |
| failed to declare an unloaded firearm in his vehicle.  The driver was denied |
| access to the site and local law enforcement was notified.  There is no      |
| indication that this incident involved any malevolent attempt to introduce a |
| firearm inside the PA.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.                         |
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