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Event Notification Report for November 22, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/21/2002 - 11/22/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39326  39387  39388  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  11/21/2002|
|  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                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "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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| **** RETRACTION on 11/21/02 at 1717EST by Ken Russell taken by MacKinnon     |
| ****                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Evaluation determined that the door seal leakage was bounded by a            |
| calculation for degraded Control Room door seals that determined the maximum |
| leakage allowed by the analysis in the Updated Safety Analysis Report (USAR) |
| would not be exceeded even if the entire seal was removed.  Therefore, it    |
| has been concluded that the Control Room boundary was not lost and this was  |
| not a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety        |
| function.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| As indicated in the original notification, entry was made into Technical     |
| Specification 3.0.3 as a result of the assumed loss of Control Room          |
| Emergency Recirculation.  However, the condition was corrected within one    |
| hour, such that it was not necessary to initiate actions to shutdown and     |
| thus this condition was not reported per 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(i)(B), a condition |
| which was prohibited by the plant's Technical Specification.  R3DO (Brent    |
| Clayton) notified.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39387       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/22/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:55[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM GORDON                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/22/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
|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          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Notifications were made to the FBI and Linn County Sheriff by the licensee.  |
| There was no impact on plant operations.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| See the HOO Log for additional information.                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39388       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/22/2002|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:50[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:53[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN W. DAHM                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/22/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OPRM CHANNELS DECLARED INOPERABLE                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 21, 2002, Detroit Edison received confirmation from General     |
| Electric of a Non-Conservative Analysis of OPRM Period Setpoint.             |
|                                                                              |
| "The non-conservative analyses affected the OPRM Reactor Protection System   |
| (RPS) scram setpoint. The RPS setpoint may result in violating the Minimum   |
| Critical Power Ratio (MCPR) safety limits during a thermal - hydraulic       |
| instability.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "All OPRM channels have been declared inoperable. Technical Specifications   |
| 3.3.1.1 Action J requires an alternate method of detecting and suppressing   |
| thermal-hydraulic instabilities to be implemented within 12 hours.           |
| Alternate methods have been established, thus the Technical Specification    |
| has been satisfied.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v), any event |
| or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety         |
| function of a system needed to shut down the reactor and maintain it in a    |
| safe shutdown condition.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is also being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(vi).     |
| Events covered in paragraph (b)(3)(v) of this section may include one or     |
| more procedural errors, equipment failures, and/or discovery of design,      |
| analysis, fabrication, construction, and/or procedural inadequacies."        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.                  |
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