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Event Notification Report for October 15, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/11/2002 - 10/15/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39250  39261  39269  39270  39271  39272  39274  39275  39276  39277  39278  39279 
39280  39281  39282  39283  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39250       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/06/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:00[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/06/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MITCH McCLUSKIE              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| RCIC SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Following reactor core isolation cooling system injection check valve        |
| surveillance, the check valve apparently did not fully close.  This resulted |
| in high pump suction pressure trip which would have prevented further system |
| operation.  The licensee conservatively declared the RCIC system inoperable  |
| and entered Tech Spec LCO 3.5.G.2, a 14 day action statement.  Shortly       |
| afterwards the plant pressure was dropped to less than 150 psig as part of   |
| normal plant shutdown to refueling, this takes the plant out of the Tech     |
| Spec action statement as it no longer applies.  The licensee is conducting   |
| an investigation of the problem with RCIC injection check valve.  Repairs    |
| will be completed prior to plant restart.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State of Vermont.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTION FROM Andy Wisniewski on 10/11/02 at 1428 EDT to Gerry Waig  |
| * * *                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "BASIS FOR RETRACTION:                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Event Notification 39250 was made with the concern that this condition   |
| may have rendered the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system           |
| inoperable due to a 'high pump suction pressure trip'. The RCIC pump does    |
| not have this aforementioned trip device. Therefore, the predicament that    |
| Operations has been confronted with for declaring the RCIC system inoperable |
| may be more aptly stated as; 'Could the leakage that occurred past the       |
| discharge check valve, after the RCIC system run, have over-pressurized the  |
| RCIC system suction piping and caused the system to be unavailable for       |
| service if called upon for a 'Loss of All AC Event'. A team of engineers was |
| assembled to determine the extent of this condition that resulted in the     |
| completion of an Operability Determination on 10/08/02 by the RCIC System    |
| Engineer, concluding that the RCIC system remained operable based upon the   |
| following two facts:                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| 1. The RCIC suction line relief valve lifts at 150 psi.                      |
| 2. The outer pump discharge valve, combined with a pressure switch, provides |
| an additional barrier of defense. The pressure switch actuates at 74 psi and |
| causes the RCIC PUMP SUCT PRESS HI alarm in the control room. The alarm      |
| response procedure directs operators to close the isolation valve that is    |
| downstream of the discharge check valve.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Additionally, the leakage has been determined to be 'slight' and well       |
| within the capacity of the relief valve, based upon system performance and   |
| observation of the event as it occurred. The RCIC system would have          |
| performed it's specified safety function during this condition if required.  |
|                                                                              |
| "Therefore, ENS Event Number 39250, made on 10/06/02, is being retracted."   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this retraction. The     |
| R1DO (John White) was notified by the NRC Headquarters Operations Officer.   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39261       |
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| REP ORG:  ILLINOIS DEPT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/09/2002|
|LICENSEE:  HARRY W. KUHN, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:33[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CHICAGO                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        10/08/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:        07:30[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  IL-01870-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/09/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHRIS MILLER         R3      |
|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM SEIF                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING LOST TROXLER GAUGE                          |
|                                                                              |
| At 1133 EDT, the Illinois Dept. of Nuclear Safety (IDNS) reported that a     |
| materials licensee reported that a Troxler Gauge (Model 3440, S/N 24468 with |
| 8 millicuries Cesium-137 and 40 millicuries Americium-241) was lost from the |
| back of a pickup truck while being transported between 7:30 am and 8:00 am   |
| on 10/8/02.  The licensee reported that the worker picked up the gauge at    |
| the licensee's facility, then drove to his residence, and then returned to   |
| the licensee's office where he found the gauge missing from the back of the  |
| pickup truck.  The worker reported to the RSO that the chain and lock for    |
| the gauge was lost the previous day (10/7/02).  The licensee stated the      |
| cause for the loss to be a failure to secure the gauge in the truck.  The    |
| licensee and IDNS personnel re-traced the route twice and did not find the   |
| gauge.  The licensee notified the police departments for the cities of West  |
| Chicago, Naperville, and Warrenville, IL, NRC Region 3,  Troxler, Inc and    |
| the Illinois Department of Transportation.                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39269       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:03[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        10/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE HASSLING                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GEORGE MacDONALD             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| CHLORINE RELEASE IN TURBINE GENERATOR BUILDING                               |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0925 EDT, a release of chlorine gas was noted from the hypochlorite      |
| area, and smell of chlorine gas was noted in the Turbine Generator Building. |
| All personnel were evacuated from the Turbine Generator Building as a        |
| precautionary measure, and personnel were dispatched to determine the        |
| concentration of chlorine gas.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "All the site of the source, chlorine gas concentration was 3ppm. Per the    |
| MSDS, the IDLH limit is 30 ppm. No Emergency Action Levels were entered.     |
| Additional samples are being taken in the Turbine Generator building prior   |
| to allowing unrestricted access into the area.  Both Unit's Control Rooms    |
| were placed in the recirculation mode as a precautionary measure as well.    |
|                                                                              |
| "There were no injuries from this event.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "The leak has been stopped."                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The chlorine gas was generated while acid cleaning the hypochlorite lines    |
| with muriatic acid. The acid caused the chlorine to come out as a gas. The   |
| lines are cleaned periodically to remove the calcium buildup on the lines.   |
| The licensee is investigating why chlorine gas was released this time when   |
| it was not released when the lines were cleaned in the past.  The licensee   |
| surmised that they may  have used a stronger concentration of muriatic acid  |
| this time.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this information call by the      |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39270       |
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| REP ORG:  US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:  US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:15[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BELTSVILLE               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/02/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  1900915-03            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN WHITE           R1      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DANIEL SHARP                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TROXLER GAUGE MISSING WHILE IN SHIPMENT                                      |
|                                                                              |
| On 10/10/2002, the licensee received notification from FedEx that their      |
| Troxler Gauge (Model No. 3321, Serial No. 446 with 10 millicuries Americium  |
| 241) could not be located.  The gauge was being shipped via FedEx from       |
| Colorado on 10/2/2002 for arrival in California on 10/4/2002.  FedEx stated  |
| that the last confirmed location was in FedEx's Denver facility, but did not |
| know exactly when it was lost.  FedEx stated that the shipping container     |
| handle with attached shipping papers had come loose from the container and   |
| was found on their conveyor belt, but not the container itself.  FedEx is    |
| continuing to locate the gauge.  The licensee has not made any other         |
| notifications.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Contacted R1 DO (John White) and NMSS (Fred Brown)                           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 10/11/02 AT 1608 EDT FROM DANIEL SHARP TO MIKE RIPLEY * * *  |
|                                                                              |
| Mr. Sharp reported that the missing Troxler gauge was located by the         |
| shipper, Fed Ex , in Memphis, TN. Fed Ex will resend the gauge to the        |
| intended recipient.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R1DO (John White) and NMSS (John Hickey)                            |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39271       |
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| REP ORG:  QUEENS MEDICAL CENTER                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:  QUEENS MEDICAL CENTER                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:32[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HONOLULU                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/09/2002|
|  COUNTY:  HONOLULU                  STATE:  HI |EVENT TIME:        13:00[HST]|
|LICENSE#:  53-16533-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT DUBE                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|LADM 35.33               MED MISADMINISTRATION  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION: BRACHYTHERAPY UNDERDOSE TO TREATMENT SITE         |
|                                                                              |
| A patient undergoing brachytherapy treatment for cardiac restenosis received |
| an underdose when it was determined that the strontium 90 source did not     |
| reach the intended treatment site. The source contained 16 source beads in   |
| the source train. The cause of the under dose is suspected to have been      |
| caused by blockage along the catheter but this has not yet been confirmed.   |
| An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the underdose.  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39272       |
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| REP ORG:  C&D TECHNOLOGIES, INC.               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:  C&D TECHNOLOGIES, INC.               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:15[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BLUE BELL                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/11/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|                                                |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY KANDEN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| PART 21 DEFECT/NONCOMPLIANCE IDENTIFIED IN NOT-YET-INSTALLED BATTERY RACKS   |
| AT PRAIRIE ISLAND                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "In accordance with NSP's purchase order requirements and 10CFR21, I am      |
| notifying you that C&D Technologies, Inc. has identified what it believes to |
| be a reportable event.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "On purchase order #534, line item 4, an order was placed for two (2) Single |
| Tier racks Part No RD00-900-16EP3. Subsequent to the fabrication of these    |
| racks it was observed that a series of welds which join the horizontal cross |
| beam to the vertical member of the frame were not welded correctly. This may |
| affect the seismic qualification of the rack. Our understanding is that      |
| these racks have not been installed. C&D is making arrangements to replace   |
| the nonconforming frames prior to the facility's scheduled outage.           |
|                                                                              |
| "Copies of each of the following referenced drawings were supplied to [the   |
| licensee] on 10/10/02; the single tier racks (RD00900- 16 EP3) are covered   |
| by the following drawings;                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "M121 14 (1) and (2) are page one and two of the same drawing. These are the |
| outline drawings for the rack. Page 1 covers the Bill of Material and shows  |
| the RD02008E frame is used in rack assembly.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Ml 104 is the frame drawing for part number RD02008E. The critical part of  |
| the drawing in our discussion is the gusset support labeled Part No. RE-263  |
| 1 (Dwg K-7406).                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Drawing M6228 (1) and (2) reflect the welding details for the racks.        |
|                                                                              |
| "Detail A on page 1 shows the flare bevel groove weld that is carried across |
| the length of the horizontal cross bar as it is welded to the vertical       |
| member of the frame. This should be carried the full distance of the         |
| intersection.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "Detail J on page 2 shows the addition of the gusset to reinforce the joint. |
| This is placed over the flare bevel groove weld above and then fillet welded |
| in place.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "We have been advised that when our sub-tier supplier, Kim Manufacturing,    |
| manufactured the frames, they preassembled and clamped the vertical member,  |
| horizontal cross member and gusset in place. They performed a flare bevel    |
| groove weld on the exposed portion of the horizontal cross member, and       |
| fillet welded the remaining sections of the cross member and the gusset. The |
| portion of the cross member which was hidden behind the gusset was not       |
| welded with the flare bevel groove weld as it should have been.              |
|                                                                              |
| "These racks represented the first two racks manufactured by Kim             |
| Manufacturing after transfer of this manufacturing function to Kim from      |
| C&D's Conshohocken facility. To ensure that the problem did not predate      |
| C&D's relationship with Kim we have interviewed the welder responsible for   |
| this function within Conshohocken and determined that he was aware of the    |
| requirement for a full flare bevel groove weld prior to the assembly of the  |
| gusset plate. The welder reports that this was standard practice in          |
| Conshohocken. No other racks will be affected by this defect.                |
|                                                                              |
| "Kim Manufacturing first notified C&D of the defect in the welds on the      |
| afternoon of 10/8/02. After analysis by C&D's engineering department on      |
| Wednesday (10/9/02) we determined that we no longer had design traceability  |
| to the original seismic qualification of this rack and that this event       |
| should be reported. Initial contact was made with NMC Quality Assurance      |
| through [a licensee representative] on (10/10/02)."                          |
|                                                                              |
| The affected facility is the NMC Prairie Island Station.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39274       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:29[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        10/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:45[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN DAMPF                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|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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| NOTIFICATION TO OFFSITE AGENCIES DUE TO SULFURIC ACID RELEASE IN EXCESS OF   |
| LIMITS                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made under 10CFR50.72 (b)(2)(xi) for an event    |
| reportable to another government agency. The EPA National Response Center    |
| was notified at 1635, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 1645   |
| and the Local Emergency Planning Commission at 1650 on 10/11/2002 of a       |
| release of sulfuric acid in excess of the 40CFR302.6 and 40CFR355.40         |
| reportable quantities outside the plant boundary. At 0045 on 10/11/2002 a    |
| failure of the sulfuric acid feed system to the cooling tower basin was      |
| detected. The failure resulted in the release of 19,000 pounds (1300         |
| gallons) of sulfuric acid outside the plant boundary. At 0050 on 10/11/2002  |
| cooling tower blowdown was isolated and the release terminated, The total    |
| duration of the release was 7 hours, 27 minutes."                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of the event.               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39275       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 07:55[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        10/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VALHERIA GENGLER             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FOR-CAUSE TEST FOR ALCOHOL                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Contract supervisor while entering the site was given an initial for cause   |
| test for alcohol followed by a confirmatory test. Person tested positive for |
| alcohol on the confirmatory test. The person's access  was revoked.          |
|                                                                              |
| Call the Headquarters Operation Officer for further details.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39276       |
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| FACILITY: DIABLO CANYON            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:30[PDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  J. BROWN                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       54       Power Operation  |54       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ALLEGED FITNESS-FOR-DUTY QUESTIONED DUE TO SLEEPING ON WATCH.                |
|                                                                              |
| IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.                        |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR .                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39277       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID PIETRUSKI              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN WHITE           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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| SPURIOUS ACTUATION OF ONE (1) OFFSITE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIREN           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was notified by local police, Lacey Township, NJ, that one (1)  |
| of the emergency notification sirens was sounding. The licensee confirmed    |
| the actuation and notified the Ocean County Sheriffs Office, who control the |
| siren, and had them turn off the siren. The licensee has dispatched          |
| communications technicians to investigate the cause of the spurious          |
| actuation.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of the event.               |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   39278       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/12/2002|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:41[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2002|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        04:45[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/12/2002|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICK LARSON                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| VALID (MANUAL) ACTUATION OF A SAFETY SYSTEM                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "October 12, 2002, at 0445 hours while performing UF6 sampling (Mode III),   |
| X-344 Feed and Transfer Building                                             |
| Operations personnel manually activated the X-344A Pigtail Line Isolation    |
| System (a Safety System) this was in                                         |
| response to an observed out-gassing from Autoclave #2 Sample Manifold.       |
| Operations were secured, and personnel                                       |
| evacuated the building per procedure. Emergency response personnel monitored |
| the area for surface and airborne                                            |
| contamination with all samples less than detectable. Autoclave #2 was        |
| declared inoperable. This event is being                                     |
| reported as a valid actuation of a Safety System per [procedure]             |
| UE2-RA-RE1030, Appendix D, Section J.2."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of the event via voice mail |
| and the DOE.                                                                 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39279       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:14[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT BIRMINGHAM            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN WHITE           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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NOTIFICATION OF OFFSITE AUTHORITIES OF FIRE IN 500 KV SWITCHYARD             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified offsite state and county authorities of a fire in the  |
| south 500 KV substation. The fire occurred at 2030 on the #205 circuit       |
| breaker current transformer during electrical switching. The state and       |
| county were notified of an event of public interest due to multiple          |
| emergency vehicles responding to the substation. The fire was extinguished   |
| at 2120. The #205 circuit breaker remains out of service. The circuit        |
| breaker is on one of two ring buses, on the output side of the main          |
| generators, and are located about one-half mile from the plant outside the   |
| protected area. Plant electrical systems, including safety systems, were     |
| unaffected by the fire in the switchyard.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of the event.               |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39280       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        10/13/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KELLY KORTH                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GEORGE MacDONALD             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|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        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION  DUE TO THE DISCOVERY OF CONTAMINATED CLOTHING IN       |
| UNRESTRICTED AREA                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1130 EDT on October 13, 2002, Florida Power and Light made an            |
| informational notification to the State of Florida (Department of Health,    |
| Bureau of Radiation Control) regarding the discovery of contaminated         |
| clothing in an unrestricted area.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "On October 12, 2002 at 1915 EDT, Health Physics personnel identified low    |
| level fixed contamination on an individual's undergarment in his hotel room. |
| The undergarment was confiscated. Measured activity was 20,000               |
| disintegrations per minute consisting primarily of Cobalt 58, Cobalt 60 and  |
| Chromium 51. This resulted in a shallow dose equivalent of 0.0014 rem per    |
| hour averaged over a 10-centimeter square. Conservatively assuming 16 hours  |
| of exposure results in 0.022 rem, a very small fraction of the 50-rem annual |
| shallow dose regulatory limit. No detectable activity was found on any other |
| item during a complete survey of the hotel room and its contents.            |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) in that    |
| other government agencies have been notified of an event related to the      |
| health and safety of the public or on-site personnel."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector of this event.              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39281       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  IDAHO DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  LAVA HOT SPRINGS         REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:  BANNOCK                   STATE:  ID |EVENT TIME:        10:30[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DOUG WALKER                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| TWO MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGES FOUND IN IDAHO RIVER                             |
|                                                                              |
| Two local citizens found two Troxler moisture density gauges in the          |
| Portneous River located near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, in Bannock County. The |
| citizens, seeing the trifoil radiation symbol on one of the gauges,          |
| immediately contacted the Bannock County Sheriffs Office. The  Sheriff's     |
| Office called the State of Idaho and  two hazardous material qualified State |
| Police Officers were dispatched to the scene. On-scene inspection of the two |
| gauges by the Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality Radiation Safety Officer  |
| revealed that one of the gauges is Model 2401, serial #2813. The Model       |
| number on the second gauge is not readable but both appeared to be same      |
| model. The serial number of the second gauge is 2744. Additional information |
| found on the gauges indicated that they are 8.2 millicurie Cs-137, 50        |
| millicurie Am-241:Be sources. A survey of the gauges indicated a 13          |
| millirem/hour contact reading and less than 2 times background smear survey. |
| The sources will be transported to a secure location for storage until the   |
| owner(s) can be located and the gauges returned. Local law enforcement will  |
| continue to investigate the circumstances of the recovered gauges.           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Transportation                                   |Event Number:   39282       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIR. QUAL   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/14/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR                               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:58[EDT]|
|    CITY:  HESPERIA                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        10/14/2002|
|  COUNTY:  OCEANA                    STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:        07:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  04-26507-01MD         AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/14/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+NOWAK                DOT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  D. MINNAAR                   |STUART BAILEY        DOE     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| SYNCOR VEHICLE CARRYING  RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS OVERTURNED                     |
|                                                                              |
| A Syncor transportation vehicle, 2000 Ford Ranger Pickup truck, turned over  |
| near State Highway M-20 and 162 avenue which is located in Oceana County, MI |
| west of Hesperia, MI, around 0700 ET on October 14, 2002. The driver was not |
| injured.  Three packages were damaged or potentially damaged. The first      |
| package was empty and was being returned to Syncor was totally smashed. The  |
| second package had a White Label 1 containing 16.13 GBq of Tc-99m. The third |
| package was Yellow Label 2 contain 6.9GBq of Tc-99m and 0.001 GBq of I-123.  |
| The last two packages were being delivered to Gerber Memorial Health Center  |
| located in Fremont, MI.  When the local Fire Department/Police showed up at  |
| the scene of the accident they called Gerber Memorial Health Center and      |
| informed them that they needed someone to take radiation surveys at the      |
| scene of the accident.  Gerber Memorial Health Center sent a person to the   |
| scene of the accident. All radiological surveys taken at the scene of the    |
| accident indicated that  the contents of packages 2 & 3 were not damaged.    |
| The inner containers inside packages 2 & 3 were intact and undamaged.  The   |
| first package level was at normal background level.   The person from Gerber |
| Memorial Health Center placed the packages in the trunk of his car and took  |
| them to Gerber Memorial Health Center. Syncor went out to Gerber Memorial    |
| Health Center and picked up the packages and took them to their facility     |
| located in Jenison, MI.  Also Syncor took radiation surveys at the scene of  |
| the accident and all radiation readings were normal.                         |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39283       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/14/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:40[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        10/14/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE PIETRUSKI               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/14/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOHN WHITE           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED CONDITION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DISCOVERY THAT APPENDIX R CRITERIA NOT SATISFIED FOR ELECTRICAL CABLING      |
|                                                                              |
| "An open void was discovered (approx. 5 feet deep) that exists in the area   |
| between the Reactor and Turbine Building walls beneath the 23' floor elev.   |
| affecting Appendix R fire separation. It appears that sand has been moved /  |
| eroded away over time, thus opening a void beneath the A and B 480 V switch  |
| gear room floors. Adequate separation of the conduits between A and B trains |
| no longer meets Appendix R separation criteria beneath the floor.            |
|                                                                              |
| "At the present time plant safety is not affected, as a compensatory measure |
| a firewatch has been established in the affected area."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has corrective action under review and has informed the NRC     |
| resident inspector.                                                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+