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Event Notification Report for December 09, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/06/2002 - 12/09/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39413  39417  39422  39427  39428  39429  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  12/06/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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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.                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * * RETRACTION FROM COY BLAIR TO MIKE RIPLEY ON 12/6/02 AT 1358 EST * *  |
| * *                                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "EN # 39413 reported declaring both off-site power sources inoperable due to |
| generator MVAR output being above procedural limitations. An updated         |
| loadflow analysis was performed to evaluate off-site grid response under the |
| conditions existing at the time of the event.  The results of this           |
| evaluation demonstrated that procedural MVAR limits were conservative and    |
| that off-site power sources remained operable during the period of time that |
| generator MVAR output was above procedural limitations."                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.   Notified the R4DO (W.    |
| Jones).                                                                      |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39417       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/02/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GEOSOILS                             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:42[EST]|
|    CITY:  VAN NUYS                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/29/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        09:00[PST]|
|LICENSE#:  CA 4741-19            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JONES        R4      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BARBARA HAMRICK              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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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 - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This is to report a stolen moisture density gauge in the State of           |
| California (California incident number 112902).                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The licensee is Geosoils in Van Nuys, California (California license number |
| 4741-19).  The gauge was reported stolen via a voice-mail message left       |
| Friday morning, November 29, 2002.  The State offices were closed that day   |
| for the Thanksgiving holiday.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge was stolen some time mid-morning on November 29, 2002, from the   |
| back of a pick-up truck, parked at a residence in the city of Gardena.  The  |
| chain securing the gauge package to the truck was cut.  The local police     |
| took a report.  The licensee will be running an ad offering a reward for the |
| return of the gauge for the next 10 days in the local newspaper.             |
|                                                                              |
| "This is all the information we have at the present time.  We are awaiting a |
| report from the licensee, confirming the activity and nuclide(s) in the      |
| gauge, as well as the serial number, and other information."                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * * UPDATE FROM ROBERT GREGOR TO MIKE RIPLEY (VIA FAX) AT 1509 EST ON    |
| 12/6/02                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "On December 5, 2002, GeoSoils left a message on my voicemail stating that   |
| the gauge had been recovered, and was intact.                                |
|                                                                              |
| "December 6, 2002, telephone call with Ron Allen, RSO. The gauge was founded |
| abandoned on Alabama Street, in South Central Los Angeles.                   |
|                                                                              |
| "LAPD and LAFD were notified that there was a suspicious orange package with |
| radiation symbols that was unattended in the street. Both agencies           |
| responded, inspected the package, and determined that it was undamaged and   |
| so they checked it into evidence at the Lynwood Police Dept.                 |
|                                                                              |
| "GeoSoils was notified by LAPD that their property had been found, and they  |
| could come retrieve it.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "GeoSoils took photographs of the gauge, determined that the sources were    |
| still in the gauge, and will send the gauge to Maurer Associates (the local  |
| CPN authorized service representative) for a thorough inspection."           |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (Williams) and NMSS EO (Fred Brown)                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39422       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/05/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:52[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/05/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:43[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIMMY BURGESS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/08/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF OFFSITE EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Twenty-four (24) emergency sirens out-of-service due to loss of power       |
| because of ice storm.  These sirens have been out-of-service more than one   |
| hour and preparations underway to restore to service."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform state/local agencies and the NRC resident           |
| inspector.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 12/05/02 @ 1028 BY BRADLEY TO GOULD * * *                    |
|                                                                              |
| The site currently has 47 of 89 sirens out of service and has placed their   |
| backup route alerting system in service in the affected counties.  They also |
| have a reverse 911 callup system in place in the county that the site is     |
| located.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Present estimates for returning power to the counties and thus to the sirens |
| is approximately one or two days.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The Resident Inspector was notified.                                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 12/08/02 AT 1730 EST BY BRADLEY TO JONES * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| "This report is concerning Catawba Nuclear Station present siren status.     |
| There are still 9 out of 89 CNS sirens out of service due to loss of power   |
| in the EPZ Counties from the ice storm.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Significant progress has been made on restoring power to the EPZ counties   |
| as shown by the following siren status: 2 of 72 in York County, 3 of 6 in    |
| Gaston County, and 4 of 11 in Mecklenburg equals 9 out of 89 sirens without  |
| power.  Route alerting for all counties is still in place and available if   |
| needed.  Present estimation for the return of these nine sirens [is] one to  |
| two more days."   The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.               |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (B. Bonser)                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39427       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/06/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:35[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        12/06/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:32[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  C. E. WILLIAMS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JONES        R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| A licensed operator tested positive for alcohol during a random test.  The   |
| employee's access to the protected area has been terminated pending          |
| confirmatory testing.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.  Contact the HOO for           |
| additional details.                                                          |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39428       |
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| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/06/2002|
|LICENSEE:  VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:38[EST]|
|    CITY:  NASHVILLE                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/05/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TN |EVENT TIME:        15:45[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  R-19014-E05           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|                                                |DANIEL GILLEN        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DEBRA SHULTS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SPILL IN X-RAY ROOM            |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Tennessee Event Report ID No.:   TN-02-170                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "[State of Tennessee] DRH [Division of Radiological Health] was notified on  |
| 12/6/02 by the Radiation Safety Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical     |
| Center of a spill of Yttrium-90 microspheres.  The material was being used   |
| in an x-ray room for treatment of hepatic tumors.   Approximately 4% of the  |
| 64 millicurie dose was spilled onto the floor of the room.  The room was     |
| isolated and is being decontaminated.  The Radiology Department was closed   |
| after the spill to survey for any possible spread of contamination and was   |
| reopened this morning.  The room where the spill occurred is still           |
| restricted.  The State will investigate and will inform the NRC of the       |
| results of the investigation."                                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39429       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/07/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:51[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        12/07/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:35[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WOITKIEWICZ                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/07/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH RIEMER       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CHRISTOPHER GRIMES   NRR     |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          Y       20       Power Operation  |20       Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PLANT ENTERED TS 3.4.4 DUE TO PCS BOUNDARY LEAKAGE OF APPROXIMATELY 1.5 GPM  |
|                                                                              |
| During a drywell entry to identify the source of increased drywell leakage,  |
| they discovered a primary coolant system (PCS) leak on the "3A" reactor      |
| recirculation pump discharge loop flow instrument line.  This condition      |
| required entry into TS 3.4.4 which requires that there is no pressure        |
| boundary leakage.  Entering this condition requires that the unit be in mode |
| 3 in 12 hours and mode 4 in 36 hours, which is a TS required shutdown.  The  |
| leakage is estimated to be approximately 1.5 gpm.  They will commence        |
| repairs when they reach mode 4 (may go to mode 5).                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident inspector was notified.                                     |
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