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Event Notification Report for October 17, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/16/2002 - 10/17/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39273  39284  39291  39292  39294  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39273       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/11/2002|
|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:10[EDT]|
|    CITY:  LOS ANGLELES             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/10/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/11/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KATHLEEN KAUFMAN             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: LOST OR STOLEN GERMANIUM 68 SOURCE                   |
|                                                                              |
| A 10 millicurie Germanium 68 source was lost or stolen while in shipment by  |
| Federal Express (Fed Ex) from Cedar Rapids, IA to Burbank, CA. Fed Ex is     |
| attempting to locate the missing source. The State of California event       |
| number for this event is 101102.                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39284       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/14/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORP         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:27[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CAMERON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-2783-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/14/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL (email)      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE - IRRETRIEVABLE WELL LOGGING SOURCE                          |
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| "Agreement State Agency: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality       |
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| "Event Report ID No.: LA020013                                               |
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| "License No.: LA-2783-L01                                                    |
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| "Licensee: Schlumberger Technology Corp                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Event date and Time: October 12, 2002                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Location: Miami Corp #1S in Cameron, LA                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Event type: Irretrievable Well Logging Source                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Notifications: Schlumberger notified the Louisiana Department of Natural    |
| Resources and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.             |
|                                                                              |
| "Event description:                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| On October 9, 2002, a well logging tool was stuck down hole. The tool        |
| contained a 1.7 Ci source of Cs-137 model number GSRZ with s/n 2009 and a 16 |
| Ci source of Am241Be model number NSR-L with s/n 3068. There were repeated   |
| attempts to retrieve the tool. On October 12, 2002, it was decided to        |
| abandon the tool. Approval was given from the state of Louisiana on October  |
| 12, 2002, to abandon the tool. The approximate depth of the tool is 10,822   |
| feet.  A cement plug was going to be placed above the tool, cement is going  |
| to be added around the tool, and an upside down drill bit is to be used as a |
| deflection device."                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39291       |
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| FACILITY: FARLEY                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:45[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/15/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:56[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM HUNTER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KEN BARR             R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|1     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO DROPPED ROD                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The Unit 1 Operator-At-The-Controls moved control rod bank D rods in 1/2    |
| step for routine flux control at 2353 on 10/15/02.  He immediately noticed   |
| rod F-6 indicated 198 steps.  The remainder of the rods in bank D indicated  |
| 221 steps.  A negative rate trip was received on Excore Nuclear Instrument   |
| N43 and reactor power decreased approximately 1/2% RTP [rated thermal        |
| power].  A manual reactor trip was initiated at 2356 in accordance with      |
| Abnormal Operating Procedure FNP-1-AOP-19.0.  All plant systems responded    |
| per design to the reactor trip.  The plant is currently stable in Mode 3.    |
| The cause for the rod drop is being investigated.  Both motor driven         |
| auxiliary feedwater pumps and the turbine driven auxiliary feedwater pumps   |
| auto started in response to the main steam generator feed pumps trip."       |
|                                                                              |
| All rods fully inserted into the core.  The Main Condenser is being          |
| maintained as the primary heat sink.                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39292       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:02[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        10/16/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:52[PDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GEOFFREY COOK                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |GREG PICK            R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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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  |75       Power Operation  |
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| MANUAL ACTUATION OF THE EMERGENCY FEEDWATER SYSTEM                           |
|                                                                              |
| "On October 16, 2002 at about 0150 PDT, to test the normal lube oil system   |
| for Unit 3 normal feedwater pump K006, plant operators started the second    |
| (3P-109) of the two lube oil pumps for normal feedwater pump K006 at San     |
| Onofre Unit 3. For this test, after normal operation of the second pump has  |
| been observed, the first lube oil pump (3P-122) is stopped. At 0152 PDT, the |
| first lube oil pump (3P-122) was manually stopped by plant operators and     |
| normal feedwater pump K006 automatically tripped. Because 100 percent power  |
| operation cannot be sustained with only one of the two normal feedwater      |
| pumps in operation, plant operators began reducing reactor power level to    |
| about 75 percent. As specified by plant procedures as a precautionary        |
| measure, plant operators also manually initiated the Emergency Feedwater     |
| system, which successfully started all three emergency feed water pumps.     |
| Because 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) requires licensees to report any event or    |
| condition that results in valid actuation of the emergency feedwater system, |
| SCE is providing this notification to the NRC.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "The cause of this event is currently under investigation and will be        |
| reported to the NRC in the required follow-up 60-day written report.         |
|                                                                              |
| "At the time of this occurrence, both Units 2 and 3 were operating at about  |
| 100 percent power.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "SCE has notified the NRC resident inspectors about this occurrence and will |
| provide them with a copy of this report."                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39294       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/16/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:35[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        10/16/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID FRYE                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/16/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH JENISON      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| 4 HOUR OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO MD DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Calvert Cliffs made a report to the  Maryland Department of the Environment |
| for positive coliform bacteria in the [potable water for the] office         |
| facilities."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the Licensee.                 |
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