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Event Notification Report for February 4, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           02/03/2003 - 02/04/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39555  39557  39558  





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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39555       |

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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/03/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:36[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        02/03/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:40[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRED SMITH                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/03/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  YAMIR DIAZ                   +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH RIEMER       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       70       Power Operation  |74       Power Operation  |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO EXCEEDING DISCHARGE PERMIT LIMITS                |

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| "Notification made to other government agency, the EPA.                      |

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| "A telephone call was made at 09:40 am EST on 02/03/03 to the Ohio EPA North |

| East District Office to verify permit requirements for the 'Other            |

| Requirements' section, an independent section of the permit. Copper outfall  |

| of 44ug/l [micrograms/liter] exceeded limit of 38 ug/l [micrograms/liter].   |

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| The following information was extracted from the licensee's facsimile        |

| report:                                                                      |

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| "The copper sample for the plant outfall was above the Preliminary Effluent  |

| Limit (PEL) of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit.   |

| This sample is taken as part of the 'Other Requirements' section of the      |

| permit. This new sample requirement and PEL were added in July to gather     |

| data to determine if copper sampling will be added to future permits. The    |

| data would also be used to determine the actual effluent limit.  PNPP does   |

| not add any copper additive to the plant. It is believed that the copper     |

| increase from intake to outfall is from heat exchanger tubing using          |

| 'Admiral T Brass'  which contains copper. This high reading on outfall       |

| copper was due to an increase of lake water copper from the lake freezing."  |

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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39557       |

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| REP ORG:  JANX                                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/03/2003|

|LICENSEE:  JANX                                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:35[EST]|

|    CITY:  PARMA                    REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/31/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MI |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|

|LICENSE#:  21-16560-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/03/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |KENNETH RIEMER       R3      |

|                                                |WAYNE HODGES         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE FLICKINGER             |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE RIPLEY                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BOV2 20.2202(b)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE                                                       |

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| The Assistant RSO for JANX, Inc. reported that a radiographer working for    |

| JANX had, as of the end of 2002, received greater than 5 Rem occupational    |

| exposure for the year.  The total exposure was 5.81 Rem based on film badge  |

| up to December 2002 and pocket dosimetry for December 2002.  The employee    |

| began work for JANX in October 2002 but at that time no exposure information |

| for previous employment was available.  Film badge data of exposures         |

| received during employment with two other employers indicated an earlier     |

| 2002 exposure of 2.43 Rem.  This data was received by JANX on 1/31/03 at     |

| which time the overexposure was recognized.  The employee has been           |

| unemployed since mid-December 2002.                                          |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39558       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/03/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:51[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        02/03/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:45[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE FIELDS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/03/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |

|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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| CONTROL ROOM VENTILATION FILTER TRAIN INOPERABLE                             |

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| "Plant identified a condition which could render the Unit 1 Control Room     |

| Ventilation Filter Train inoperable.  This filter train is designed to       |

| mitigate radiological conditions within the occupied Control Room during an  |

| accident.  A distorted cover was identified on ventilation ductwork which    |

| failed to provide an adequate seal.  The ductwork is under repair and        |

| investigation is in progress."                                               |

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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |

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