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Event Notification Report for January 2, 2003




                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           12/31/2002 - 01/02/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39474  39478  39479  39480  39481  39482  39483  39484  39485  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39474       |

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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/26/2002|

|LICENSEE:  SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGIES CORP.      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:35[EST]|

|    CITY:  RIFLE                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/26/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:        08:30[MST]|

|LICENSE#:  039-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/26/2002|

|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |

|                                                |SUSAN FRANT (email)  NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+FRED BROWN (email)   NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TIM G. BONZER                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| AGREEMENT STATE NOTIFICATION OF IRRETRIEVABLE  WELL-LOGGING SOURCE           |

|                                                                              |

| Timothy Bonzer of the Colorado Radiation Services notified the NRC           |

| Operations Center via fax on 12/26/02 at 1135 EST on an incident involving   |

| an abandoned well-logging source assembly at a gas well near Rifle, Colorado |

| by Schlumberger Technologies Corp. The sources (Cs and AmBe) were lost at    |

| approximately the 8,000 ft level and efforts to retrieve the sources were    |

| unsuccessful. They had taken the necessary measures to deflect any future    |

| attempt to drill in the same location and will place a stainless steel       |

| warning placard at the surface. They intended to abandon the sources and are |

| still planning to use the well for the production of natural gas.            |

|                                                                              |

| The Colorado Emergency Management organization is cognizant of this          |

| incident.                                                                    |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39478       |

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| FACILITY: COMANCHE PEAK            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/30/2002|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:51[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/30/2002|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:15[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE BUTLER                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/31/2002|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |

|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| LOSS OF OFFSITE EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES                    |

|                                                                              |

| All emergency sirens (66 of 66) serving Hood and Somervell Counties, TX are  |

| out of service due to lightning strikes on communications repeater           |

| equipment.  The licensee has notified the Hood and Somervell County Sheriff  |

| Departments and will be notifying the NRC resident inspector.  Repair crews  |

| are responding and expect to make repairs within about 4 hours.              |

|                                                                              |

| ***UPDATE on 12/31/02 at 0113ET by Don Cerny taken by MacKinnon****          |

|                                                                              |

| All sirens were returned to service December 31, 2002 at midnight.   NRC     |

| R4DO (Bill Johnson) notified.                                                |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be contacted by the licensee of this update. |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39479       |

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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/30/2002|

|LICENSEE:  LOR GEOTECHNICAL GROUP               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:47[EST]|

|    CITY:  RIVERSIDE                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/30/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        10:47[PST]|

|LICENSE#:  5459-33               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/30/2002|

|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |

|                                                |DONALD COOL          NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|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                       |

|                                                                              |

| A Humbolt moisture density gauge , Model # HSI5001P, Serial # 838, was       |

| stolen from the back of a truck sometime between 12/28/02 and 12/30/02 in    |

| Redlands, CA.   The gauge contained 10 millicuries of Cs-137 and 40          |

| millicuries Am-241:Be.  On Saturday, December 28, 2002, an employee took the |

| gauge back to his residence after performing a job.  The gauge was chained   |

| and locked in the back of his truck.  On Monday morning at approximately     |

| 0645 PST the employee noticed that the gauge, chains and lock were missing   |

| from the back of his truck.  He reported the theft to the Radiation Safety   |

| Officer (RSO).  The RSO reported the theft to the State of California.  The  |

| theft was also reported to the local police and the licensee is posting a    |

| notice with a reward in local newspapers.                                    |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39480       |

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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/31/2002|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:34[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        12/30/2002|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:10[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES McKAY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/31/2002|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |

|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |

|AINC 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)   POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |

|                                                |                             |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|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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| MONTICELLO INITIATED TS REQUIRED PLANT SHUTDOWN DUE TO INOPERABILITY OF BOTH |

| EDGs                                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "With #12 EDG inoperable due to a maintenance issue [on 12/29/02 at 2330     |

| CST] , it is required to test #11 EDG within 24 hours. Testing causes #11    |

| EDG to be inoperable, therefore both EDGs are inoperable requiring [the      |

| initiation of] a plant shutdown per T.S. 3.9.B.3.a.2 and a non-emergency     |

| notification per 10 CFR 50.72/8 hour.  #11 EDG subequently tested operable   |

| and the plant exited T.S. shutdown requirement at 2300 on 12/30/02."         |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee stated that the period of time both EDGs were inoperable was    |

| from 2010 to 2300 on 12/30/02.  The inoperablity of the #12 EDG was due to   |

| an equipment problem with the DC fuel oil pump.  After fixing the DC fuel    |

| oil pump on the #12 EDG, the EDG was restarted and the "failure-to-start"    |

| alarm lit  and the "cranking" alarm lit and stayed in for 5 minutes.   The   |

| licensee is currently evaluating these problems.  The #12 EDG remains in a 7 |

| day limiting LCO action statement.  The #11 EDG started and tested           |

| satisfactorily with no problems. The inoperability of the #11 EDG was due to |

| some of the set up conditions for testing when the EDG is considered to be   |

| inoperable per procedure.                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39481       |

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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/31/2002|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:15[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        12/26/2002|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:18[MST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN MARKS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/31/2002|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|                                                   |                          |

|2     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| PALO VERDE 2 OFFSITE NOTIFICATION ON COOLING TOWER WATER SPILL               |

|                                                                              |

| "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 Tuesday, December 31, 2002, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station    |

| Unit 2 will provide a voluntary written report to the Arizona Department of  |

| Environmental Quality (ADEQ) of an event related to the protection of the    |

| environment. Specifically, the report will detail an unintentional release   |

| of an estimated 72,000 gallons of cooling tower water to the unlined ditch   |

| that carries storm water from the gunite lined storm water collection system |

| to Sedimentation Basin #1. The release began at approximately 05:18 Mountain |

| Standard Time (MST) on December 26, 2002 and was stopped at approximately    |

| 05:50 MST on December 28, 2002 following discovery. No news release is       |

| anticipated."                                                                |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39482       |

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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/31/2002|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:13[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/31/2002|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:13[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DEAN RAASCH                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/31/2002|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |

|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 COMMUNICATION VIA ENS                                                |

|                                                                              |

| "At 1535 CST [12/31/02] it was discovered that the ENS Phones in both the    |

| Control Room and TSC were not functioning. Minimum required backup           |

| communication systems were verified operable.  Repairs were initiated and    |

| the phone systems were restored to an operable status at 2000 CST.           |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39483       |

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| FACILITY: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR         REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/31/2002|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  AR |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:37[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE                  |EVENT DATE:        12/31/2002|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:30[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID THOMPSON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/31/2002|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO INADVERTENT ACTUATION OF SIRENS                  |

|                                                                              |

| "At 19:30 [CST] on December 31, 2002, ANO Security received an offsite call  |

| from the Pope County Emergency Services Office regarding actuation of        |

| emergency sirens in the Russellville area. The sirens silenced automatically |

| approximately 3 minutes later after they timed out.  Information provided by |

| Pope County Emergency Services indicated the cause of the actuation of the   |

| sirens was attributed to a damaged transformer in the vicinity of the siren  |

| stations as reported by one caller.  At 20:02 Channel 11 News in Little Rock |

| called security inquiring about this event."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee reported that the sirens are currently operable. The NRC        |

| Resident Inspector was notified and State Agencies will be notified of this  |

| incident.                                                                    |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39484       |

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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/01/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:05[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/01/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:57[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE MILLEN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/01/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |

|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| LOSS OF ENS PHONES                                                           |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0557 CST it was discovered that the ENS Phones in both the Control Room  |

| and TSC were not functioning.  Minimum required backup communications        |

| systems were verified operable.  Repairs have been initiated."               |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39485       |

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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/01/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:09[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/01/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:26[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL HOWARD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/01/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |

+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+

|                                                   |                          |

|2     A          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |

|                                                   |                          |

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| REACTOR TRIP AND AUXILIARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION START SIGNALS RECEIVED DURING |

| DRAINING OF THE LOOP # 2 STEAM GENERATOR.                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0626 EDT on 01/01/03, Sequoyah Unit 2 received reactor trip and          |

| Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) start signals while draining the loop 2 Steam      |

| Generator (S/G).  The low-low level trip inputs to the RPS (reactor          |

| protection system) were blocked in accordance with the procedure.  However,  |

| the EAM/TTD [environmental adverse monitor/trip time delay] low-low level    |

| trip inputs were not blocked prior to commencing the drain down [the         |

| procedural step had been N/A'd].  The setpoint for the trip is 15% on 2/3    |

| Level Transmitters with an increasing time delay based on core delta T [with |

| reactor power less than 50%].                                                |

|                                                                              |

| "Unit 2 was in Mode 5 [cold shutdown] prior the actuation with all rods      |

| inserted.  The reactor coolant system was at 115 [degrees] F and 5 psig.     |

| The AFW pumps were in pull-to-lock and did not start as a result of the      |

| signal.  No other equipment started or repositioned as a result of the       |

| low-low level signal.                                                        |

|                                                                              |

| "The first out annunciation cleared at 0939 EDT after blocking the EAM/TTD   |

| low-low level inputs."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |

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