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Event Notification Report for February 5, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           02/04/2003 - 02/05/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39550  39559  39560  39561  





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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39550       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/31/2003|

|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EST]|

|    CITY:  AUSTIN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/30/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|

|LICENSE#:  L00485-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/31/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |WILLIAM JONES        R4      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  YAMIR DIAZ                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR LEAKING SOURCE                              |

|                                                                              |

| "The University of Texas ordered a Sodium 22 (Na-22) positron source for     |

| research use. The Type A package arrived during the evening of January 30,   |

| 2003, and was unpackaged. During un-packaging it was noted that the Source   |

| was either leaking or contaminated. Attempts to decontaminate the source     |

| only resulted in higher reading. Leakage was measured at 30,000 DPM,         |

| therefore, over the 0.0005 uCi [microcurie] leakage limit.                   |

|                                                                              |

| "The source arrived from the manufacturer: National Accelerator Center,      |

| Somerset West, South Africa.  The report was made IAW 25 TAC 289.202 (bbb).  |

| A follow-up written report will follow by facsimile within 5 days.  Chemical |

| form of the source is solid sodium bicarbonate sealed in a titanium body.    |

| Source was leak tested due to the lack of a leak test certificate with the   |

| shipment. The inner packaging of the Type A container is also contaminated.  |

| No Model # or Serial # is readily apparent."                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39559       |

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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:24[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:58[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIMMY BURGESS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/04/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDY           R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |

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

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

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

|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |

|                                                   |                          |

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| REACTOR TRIP CAUSE BY A HI-HI LEVEL CONDITION IN STEAM GENERATOR             |

|                                                                              |

| "While replacing a feedwater transmitter, digital feedwater control for CFPT |

| (condensate feedwater pump turbines) and all 4 S/G (steam generators) went   |

| to manual.  The corresponding feedwater swing caused a Hi-Hi level condition |

| in 1B S/G which resulted in a turbine trip, subsequent reactor trip and      |

| auxiliary feedwater auto start.  All systems functioned normally."  All rods |

| fully inserted and auxiliary feedwater pumps operated properly.              |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39560       |

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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:05[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        02/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:34[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARK TURKAL                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/04/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDY           R2      |

|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   |

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

|1     N          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |

|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| FITNESS FOR DUTY                                                             |

|                                                                              |

| "A licensed operator tested positive for a controlled substance as a result  |

| of a random test.  The employee's access to the protected area has been      |

| terminated.  The employee has requested split sample testing.  The NRC       |

| Resident Inspector has been notified."                                       |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39561       |

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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:12[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:40[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ART BREADY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |

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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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| LOSS OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA  AT SALEM AND HOPE CREEK STATIONS                |

|                                                                              |

| "THIS 8-HOUR NOTIFICATION IS BEING MADE TO REPORT THAT THE SALEM AND HOPE    |

| CREEK SITE LOST ALL METEOROLOGICAL DATA FOR WIND SPEED, DIRECTION AND        |

| TEMPERATURE AT 1440 ON 2/04/03. ALL THREE UNITS ARE OPERATING AT 100% POWER. |

| NO ACTUATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE RELATED TO THIS EVENT. THE CAUSE OF THIS LOSS |

| IS BEING INVESTIGATED. PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE TO OBTAIN THE        |

| NECESSARY DATA FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHOULD THIS DATA BE         |

| NECESSARY."                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                         |

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