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Event Notification Report for December 24, 2002



                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/23/2002 - 12/24/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39438  39458  39462  39467  39468  39470  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39438       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/11/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:20[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        12/11/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:20[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT BOESCH                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JASON FLEMMING               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |PETER BIRMINGHAM     IAT     |
|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |
|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       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY INTO A VITAL PLANT AREA BY CONTRACT PERSONNEL             |
|                                                                              |
| An unauthorized entry into a vital area occurred by a contract employee.     |
| Immediate compensatory measures were taken upon discovery.  The licensee     |
| notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Contact the HOO for additional          |
| details.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * * UPDATE TAKEN FROM DON ROLAND BY MIKE RIPLEY AT 1544 EST ON 12/23/02  |
| * * * *                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Further review of this event by the licensee has determined that the entry   |
| into the vital area is not reportable per the guidance in NUREG-1304 item    |
| 2.4.11.a and Generic Letter 91-03 enclosure 1.  Entry into the vital area    |
| was not made with malevolent intent and the individual had a level of        |
| security screening that would have qualified him for access to the area.     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.   Notified R1 DO (B.       |
| McDermott).                                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39458       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/18/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:19[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        12/18/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:28[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD ROLAND                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DANIEL HOLODY        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN WHITE           R1      |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO VITAL AREA                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Nuclear Facilities Group personnel tailgated into a vital area. Immediate    |
| compensatory measures taken upon discovery.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee notified NRC Resident Inspector and will be notifying Pennsylvania  |
| Emergency Management Agency.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Refer to HOO Log for details.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * * UPDATE TAKEN FROM DON ROLAND BY MIKE RIPLEY AT 1544 EST ON 12/23/02  |
| * * * *                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Further review of this event by the licensee has determined that the entry   |
| into the vital area is not reportable per the guidance in NUREG-1304 item    |
| 2.4.11.a and Generic Letter 91-03 enclosure 1.  Entry into the vital area    |
| was not made with malevolent intent and the individual had a level of        |
| security screening that would have qualified him for access to the area.     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.   Notified R1 DO (B.       |
| McDermott).                                                                  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39462       |
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| REP ORG:  NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/19/2002|
|LICENSEE:  HOLDREGE, NE COUNTRY CLUB            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:20[EST]|
|    CITY:  HOLDREGE                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  GL0200                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/19/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TRUDY HILL                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A LOST EXIT SIGN                            |
|                                                                              |
| Lost tritium source (exit sign).  Purchased in 1987, 15 Curies at time of    |
| purchase.  Lost at Holdrege, NE Country Club following a renovation.         |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39467       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/23/2002|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        12/23/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:59[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BARRY DOE                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |J. BRADLEY FEWELL    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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|                                                   |                          |
|3     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP CAUSED BY MAIN GENERATOR TRIP                         |
|                                                                              |
| Automatic reactor trip caused by main generator backup relay protection      |
| trip.  The plant currently is stable in mode 3 with Auxiliary Feedwater in   |
| service for decay heat removal.  All control rods fully inserted, no primary |
| relief valves lifted and no ECCS actuation occurred.  The Licensee reports   |
| that the electrical grid is stable and all emergency diesels are available.  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0913 EST 12/23/02 BRUCE PARRISH TO MIKE NORRIS * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee reported an automatic initiation of Auxiliary Feedwater due to  |
| steam generator Lo Lo level (setpoint 27%) during the trip,  which is an 8   |
| hour non-emergency notification of 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(iv)(A), Specified     |
| System Actuation.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39468       |
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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/23/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:02[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        12/23/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROGER SHAFFER                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANNE MARIE STONE     R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINC 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)   POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |
|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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| CONTAINMENT HYDROGEN MONITOR CHANNEL OUT OF SERVICE                          |
|                                                                              |
| At 1300 on 12/23/02, it was determined that two vent caps were found removed |
| from the supply and return headers on the right channel of the containment   |
| hydrogen monitor, EC-162,  which constituted a reportable condition under 10 |
| CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and (D), 8-hour report.  This is based on a release    |
| path available such that if the hydrogen monitor was placed in service,      |
| post-accident, the site release limits could be exceeded.  Also, with the    |
| openings in the supply and return lines, a valid hydrogen concentration      |
| could not be obtained.  As a result, operator action to place the hydrogen   |
| recombiner in service could have been missed.  There are no indications that |
| these caps were removed maliciously or as an act of sabotage.  It should be  |
| noted that the other (left channel) hydrogen monitor is the preferred        |
| monitor to be placed in service due to input to the Emergency Response Data  |
| System.  Both the 3/8 inch vent caps were re-installed upon discovery.       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that no recent maintenance in the area.  The last time   |
| the vent caps were known to be removed were in May, 2001 for testing.  The   |
| caps were documented as being re-installed after the test was complete.      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39470       |
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| REP ORG:  VA NATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICS PROGRAM   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:04[EST]|
|    CITY:  SEATTLE                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/22/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WA |EVENT TIME:             [PST]|
|LICENSE#:  46-00990-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |BOB PIERSON          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL C. SIMMONS           |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BLO2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| NICKEL-63 SOURCES INADVERTENTLY DISPOSED OF AS SCRAP                         |
|                                                                              |
| A gas chromatograph, Model HP 5880GLC, with two Ni-63 sources was            |
| inadvertently disposed of with other excess property as scrap metal from the |
| Veterans Administration's Puget Sound Health Care System on 10/22/02 without |
| notifying the RSO.   The loss was discovered on 11/25/02 during a routine    |
| inventory.  The two sealed sources were contained in an electron capture     |
| detector within the gas chromatograph.  The two sources consist of 13.1      |
| millicuries of Ni-63 each (as of 11/25/02).  The source serial numbers are   |
| 89665 and 89474.  The RSO and the Veterans Administration National Health    |
| Physics Program are investigating and will file a written report within 30   |
| days.                                                                        |
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