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Event Notification Report for December 02, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/29/2002 - 12/02/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39407  39408  39409  39410  39412  39413  39414  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39407       |
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| REP ORG:  GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEORGIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:02[EST]|
|    CITY:  TIFTON                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  GA |EVENT TIME:        14:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  GA 50-1               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/26/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS E. HILL               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JASON FLEMMING               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE NOTIFICATION - DAMAGE TO TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE      |
|                                                                              |
| "While a back scatter measurement was being taken in a closed lane of        |
| Interstate 75 southbound a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid another vehicle, |
| struck the gauge damaging it. Based on field measurements there is no        |
| evidence of the sources being breached or leaking, no contamination          |
| identified. Source was separated from the source rod. The gauge has been     |
| recovered and returned to the [Georgia] DOT [Department of Transportation]   |
| headquarters office. This is all that is known about the incident at this    |
| time."                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The gauge contained 10 millicuries of Cs -137 and 40 millicuries of          |
| Am-241:Be.                                                                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39408       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/27/2002|
|LICENSEE:  SOILS AND MATERIAL CONSULTANTS       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:25[EST]|
|    CITY:  ARVADA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/25/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:        12:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  595-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/27/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PENTECOST                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| STATE LICENSEE REPORTED A STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                      |
|                                                                              |
| Soils and Material Consultants reported to the state that a CPN model MC1DR  |
| (serial # MD 80804445) moisture density gauge was stolen from a truck with a |
| locked camper shell while parked on a Wal Mart parking lot in Brighton, Co.  |
| The gauge was not chained or locked to the truck bed.  It contained 10       |
| millicuries of Cs-137 and 50 millicuries of Am-241:Be.  Local law            |
| enforcement was notified.  No media inquiry or reward has been made at this  |
| time.                                                                        |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39409       |
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| REP ORG:  NEW YORK CITY BUREAU OF RAD HEALTH   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/27/2002|
|LICENSEE:  MATERIALS TESTING LAB, INC           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:31[EST]|
|    CITY:  NEW HYDE PARK            REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        11/22/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NY |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  2274-3075             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/27/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN ROGGE           R1      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GENE MISKIN                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN/RECOVERED TROXLER GAUGE            |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler Model 3440, S/N 26331, containing 8 millicuries Cs-137 and 40      |
| millicuries Am-241:Be, was recovered from an abandoned stolen vehicle in     |
| Queens, NY at approximately 1300 EST on 11/27/02 after a police cruiser's    |
| radiological pager alerted.  The vehicle was stolen from a location on 120th |
| Street between 20th and 21st Ave in Queens and reported to the NY City       |
| Police Department on 11/22/02.  The NY City Health Department Bureau of Rad  |
| Health is storing the gauge in their lab currently and will return it to the |
| licensee after confirming proper ownership.  The gauge was found intact with |
| normal radiation readings.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Materials Testing Lab, Inc. is a NY State DOL licensee.                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39410       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/28/2002|
|    UNIT:  [3] [4] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/28/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:05[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL REIMERS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/28/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CAROLYN EVANS        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JON WALLO            R2      |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |ROBERTA WARREN       IAT     |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|4     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES                       |
|                                                                              |
| Non-credible bomb threat.  Immediate compensatory actions taken.  Local law  |
| enforcement notified. Contact the Headquarters Operations Center for         |
| additional details.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39412       |
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| FACILITY: DIABLO CANYON            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/30/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/30/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:05[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS PETERSEN              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/30/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
|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          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES                       |
|                                                                              |
| Potential trespasser outside of the Protected Area. Immediate compensatory   |
| actions taken.  Local law enforcement notified. Licensee will notify the NRC |
| Resident Inspector.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the Headquarters Operations Center for additional details.           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39413       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:31[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        12/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:33[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE WHEELER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|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   |
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| STATION STARTUP AND EMERGENCY STATION SERVICE TRANSFORMERS DECLARED          |
| INOPERABLE                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Available plant indicators showed that main generator output exceeded 150   |
| MVARs [million volt-amperes reactive] for approximately 4 minutes due to     |
| local grid conditions at 17:33 hours on December 1, 2002. The maximum value  |
| noted was 155 MVARs. Recent analysis and procedural guidance requires the    |
| two offsite power sources, consisting of the Station Startup Service         |
| Transformer and the Emergency Station Service Transformer to be declared     |
| inoperable above 150 MVARs. The grid operator was contacted and action was   |
| taken to lower local MVARs to below the allowed limit. The offsite power     |
| sources were declared operable at 17:37 hours."                              |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39414       |
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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:43[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        12/01/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:54[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD GERLING              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JAMES LYONS          NRR     |
|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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|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP ON LOSS OF MAIN GENERATOR LOAD                        |
|                                                                              |
| "At 2154 hours on December 1, 2002, an automatic reactor trip occurred on    |
| loss of main generator load. The loss of load trip occurred when the main    |
| generator tripped due to a fault in the plant switchyard. The switchyard     |
| fault was caused when the ground wire on the 345 KV transmission tower which |
| is immediately adjacent to the plant switchyard fell and came in contact     |
| with switchyard 'R' bus. When the main generator tripped, and with the       |
| switchyard 'R' bus de-energized as a result of the fault, the cooling tower  |
| pumps, condensate pumps, and primary coolant pumps lost power. The steam     |
| driven main feedwater pumps tripped due to loss of suction pressure when the |
| condensate pumps tripped. The reactor trip occurred as expected with all     |
| full-length control rods fully inserted. With the loss of the main feedwater |
| pumps the auxiliary feedwater system actuated as expected and is currently   |
| providing core heat removal. The plant is currently stable in Mode 3 on      |
| natural circulation,                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "Palisades Switchyard Configuration                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "The Palisades switchyard is comprised of two 345 KV busses, the 'F' (Front) |
| and 'R' (Rear) busses. The plant's Safeguards transformer is fed from the    |
| 'F' bus. The plant's vital AC busses are normally aligned to the Safeguards  |
| transformer and remained powered throughout the event. The plant's Startup   |
| transformer is fed from the 'R' bus. The plant's non-vital AC busses would   |
| normally transfer to the Startup transformer on a reactor trip. However,     |
| with the 'R' bus deenergized the Startup transformer was not available and   |
| therefore power was lost to the cooling tower pumps, condensate pumps, and   |
| primary coolant pumps.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Core Heat Removal                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Core heat removal is being provided by the auxiliary feedwater system with  |
| steaming to atmosphere via the atmospheric steam dump valves. The auxiliary  |
| feedwater system is comprised of three, full capacity, auxiliary feedwater   |
| pumps (two motor driven pumps and one steam driven pump). The motor driven   |
| pumps are powered from the plant's vital AC busses. All three auxiliary      |
| feedwater pumps are operable and one pump is in service providing core heat  |
| removal.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Extra precautions have been taken to ensure the operability of the          |
| auxiliary feedwater pumps and their power supplies, including the vital AC   |
| busses, their associated diesel generators, and the offsite circuit from the |
| Safeguards transformer.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Plant Technical Specifications                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The following three Technical Specification LCO Conditions apply as a       |
| result of the loss of the switchyard 'R' bus:                                |
|                                                                              |
| "Condition 3.8.1A, One offsite circuit inoperable.                           |
| "Condition 3.4.5A, One required PCS loop inoperable.                         |
| "Condition 3.4.5C, No PCS loop OPERABLE."                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee reports that there is no primary to secondary leakage in the    |
| steam generators.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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