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Event Notification Report for November 13, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/12/2002 - 11/13/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39352  39356  39359  39364  39365  39367  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39352       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/07/2002|
|LICENSEE:  HARRINGTON GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:50[EST]|
|    CITY:  ORANGE                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/06/2002|
|  COUNTY:  ORANGE                    STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        04:30[PST]|
|LICENSE#:  CA 5657               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/07/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported at 1115 PST on 7/6/02 that a CPN Model MC3 moisture    |
| density gauge was stolen from the back of the licensee's pickup truck on     |
| 7/06/02 sometime between 0430 and 0530 PST in the city of Orange, CA .  The  |
| gauge serial number is not currently available.  Gauge contains nominally 10 |
| millicuries Cs-137 and 30 millicuries Am-241/Be.  The gauge was chained and  |
| locked in the back of the pickup and the chain was found cut.  Local law     |
| enforcement responded.  The licensee plans on issuing a press release and a  |
| reward for the return of the gauge.                                          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39356       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/08/2002|
|LICENSEE:  LITTON SYSTEMS, INC.                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:41[EST]|
|    CITY:  Apopka                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/07/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  2159-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/08/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERRY EAKINS                 |                             |
|  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 AM-241 SOURCE                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee reported at 1530 [EST] that source could not be found during       |
| current inventory. Last inventory was performed on 14 February. Licensee is  |
| conducting an investigation."                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The lost or stolen material is a sealed 4 microcurie Am - 241 source used    |
| for military sighting application.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control radiological incident       |
| number is FL02-172.                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39359       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/08/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/08/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  V. BELLAMY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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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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| FITNESS FOR DUTY                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| A contract supervisor tested positive for drugs during a random test.  The   |
| employee's access to the plant has been terminated. Refer to HOO log for     |
| additional details.                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39364       |
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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:01[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:48[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Joe Sullivan                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     M/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP OF SALEM UNIT 1 DUE TO LOW S/G WATER LEVEL CAUSED BY     |
| FEED PUMP RUNBACK                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "This 4-hour notification is being made to report that Salem Unit 1 reactor  |
| was manually tripped at 0948 [EST] (RPS actuation). The trip was initiated   |
| due to low steam generator level  (~16% narrow range).  The low SG level     |
| appears to have been caused due to a runback of the 11 steam generator feed  |
| pump (SGFP) to idle. The cause of the runback has not been determined at     |
| this time.  As a result of the runback, the level in steam generators        |
| dropped and the operators initiated a main turbine runback and tripped 11    |
| SGFP manually.  When operators observed the steam generators approaching the |
| automatic reactor trip setpoint (14%), a manual reactor trip was initiated.  |
|                                                                              |
| "11, 12 & 13 auxiliary feed water pumps auto started after the trip due to   |
| valid steam generator low level, as expected on a unit trip. Main feedwater  |
| to the steam generators was isolated due to the "feed water interlock" which |
| is expected on a normal trip. Additionally the ATWS mitigation system        |
| (AMSAC) did actuate post trip due to low steam generator levels but all      |
| auxiliary feed water pumps were already running prior to the actuation.      |
|                                                                              |
| "Salem Unit-1 is currently in MODE 3 [Hot Standby]. Reactor coolant system   |
| temperature is 547 [degrees] F with pressure at 2235 PSIG. Unit 1 has no     |
| shutdown tech. spec. action statements in effect. Major equipment out of     |
| service for planned maintenance includes the 16 service water pump which is  |
| expected back later today and Salem Unit-3 which is scheduled to be          |
| available on 11/15/02.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "There were no personnel injuries or radiological occurrences associated     |
| with this event."                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Additionally, the licensee indicated that while the exact cause of the       |
| runback is not known, there was ongoing work on the limit switches for the   |
| 11 SGFP at the time of the runback, and there was some arcing in the         |
| switches.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the resident inspector of this event.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39365       |
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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/12/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        11/12/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[MST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DON STRAKA                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/12/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Startup          |0        Startup          |
|2     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |
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| UNINTENTIONAL RELEASE OF REVERSE OSMOSIS PRODUCT WATER                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The following event description is based on information currently           |
| available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional           |
| information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the      |
| information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be    |
| made via the ENS or under the reporting requirements of 10CFR50.73.          |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 12, 2002, APS reported to the Arizona Department of             |
| Environmental Quality (ADEQ) the unintentional release of less than 500      |
| gallons of reverse osmosis (RO) product water to sedimentation basin #2 that |
| occurred on October 19, 2002 during a storm. RO product water is make-up     |
| water to the site drinking water system and meets all aquifer water quality  |
| standards. The Ground Water Quality Protection Permit does not authorize     |
| such a release.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "This report to the ADEQ is in the form of a letter sent via certified       |
| mail.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "No news release is anticipated."                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the resident inspector of this event.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39367       |
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| FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/13/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:07[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  J.C. WILLIAMS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LEONARD WERT         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|                                                |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     M/R        Y       21       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP FROM 21% POWER                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Unit Two Reactor was at 21% power and Main Turbine roll up was in progress  |
| to synch to [the] grid after 2R9 refueling outage.  Main feedwater was in    |
| service to all 4 steam generators.  Steam generator #3 water level increased |
| to the Hi-Hi P-14 setpoint which tripped the main turbine and main           |
| feedwater.  AFW [auxiliary feedwater] actuated as required.  The reactor was |
| manually tripped.  All rods fully inserted.  The cause of the transient is   |
| being evaluated at this time.  The reactor is stable in Mode 3 [Hot          |
| Standby]."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Highest steam generator level attained was 88%.                              |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                                |
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