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Event Notification Report for October 30, 2002


                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/29/2002 - 10/30/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39238  39326  39330  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39238       |
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| FACILITY: DAVIS BESSE              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-R-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        10/02/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:44[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ART LEWIS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |SONIA BURGESS        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |TERRY REIS           NRR     |
|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |BETH HAYDEN          OPA     |
|                                                |SCOTT MORRIS         EDO     |
|                                                |TIM MCGINTY          IRO     |
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|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 1 HOUR SAFEGUARDS REPORT                                                     |
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| Attempted introduction of contraband into controlled access area.            |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Contact Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.              |
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| *** UPDATE ON 10/29/02 AT 1256ET BY AARON BLESS TAKEN BY MACKINNON****       |
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| "After further review of our procedures and the regulatory requirements of   |
| 10 CFR 73 Appendix G the licensee has determined the issue of the contraband |
| which was discovered ..  .. Located a significant distance from the          |
| protected area, on October 2, 2002, to be not reportable.  All information   |
| was provided expeditiously to the NRC Operation Center during and after the  |
| discovery of the contraband , however the event notification is being        |
| rescinded due to the fact that the contraband was never introduced or        |
| attempted to be introduced into the protected area,  material access area,   |
| vital area, or transport.  The NRC Security Safeguards Staff of Region III   |
| has been informed of the plans to rescind the event notification."   R3DO    |
| (Jim Creed) notified.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the update."                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39326       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/29/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:26[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        10/28/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM CASE                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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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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| DAMAGED CONTROL ROOM DOOR SEAL                                               |
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| "Declared both trains of Control Room Emergency Recirc inoperable, entered   |
| Tech Spec 3.0.3 from Tech Spec 3.7.3 on loss of Control Room boundary. A     |
| damaged door seal leading from the Control Complex to the Service building   |
| caused the loss of the Control room boundary. Door was closed and            |
| temporarily sealed per SOI-M25/26. Exited Tech Spec 3.0.3 at 00:15 on        |
| 10/29/02."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39330       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/29/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:11[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/29/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:25[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE HOLTZMANN               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/29/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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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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| AUXILIARY FEEDWATER SYSTEM (AFWS) DECLARED INOPERABLE                        |
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| "At 10:27 CST, the auxiliary feedwater system (AFWS) for Point Beach Nuclear |
| Plant, Units 1 and 2, was declared inoperable due to the potential for       |
| fouling of the minimum recirculation orifices for each of the four AFW       |
| pumps.  The mechanism identified was the potential for foreign materials in  |
| the AFW fluid restricting adequate flow through the flow control orifices in |
| the recirculation line.  Under such conditions, it is possible that if the   |
| discharge valves for the AFW pumps are throttled, adequate flow may be       |
| unavailable through the recirculation line and pump damage could occur.      |
|                                                                              |
| "The potential for this common failure mode was realized while conducting an |
| extent-of-condition evaluation for reduced recirculation flow observed       |
| during surveillance testing of the P-38A motor driven AFW pump on October    |
| 24, 2002.  The flow was less than expected but above the minimum required    |
| for pump operability.  Upon disassembly of the P-38A flow orifice we         |
| discovered a build up of corrosion products in the orifice.                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Both units entered Tech Spec [Action Condition] 3.7.5.E and required action |
| 3.7.5.E.1 which requires immediate steps to restore an AFWS to operable      |
| status.  Immediate corrective actions have consisted of briefing the         |
| on-shift crew (on-coming crews will also be briefed) of the potential        |
| consequences of restricted recirculation flow and directing the operators,   |
| in the event of a situation requiring AFW flow, to secure a running AFW pump |
| if the pump discharge falls below minimum flow requirements.  In addition,   |
| information tags have been attached by the AFW pump flow indicators on the   |
| main control boards to convey that information.  These action were completed |
| at 1305 CST.  At that time, with these administrative controls in place, we  |
| declared the AFWS back in service.  Longer term corrective actions,          |
| including permanent procedure changes, are being evaluated."                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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