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Event Notification Report for February 6, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           02/05/2003 - 02/06/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39550  39561  39562  39563  39564  

 

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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:   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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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39562       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:00[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:45[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CALVIN WARD                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDY           R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |NATIONAL RESP CTR    EPA     |

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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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| NOTIFICATION TO STATE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FOUND IN SCRAPYARD             |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0845, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) notified the Florida Bureau  |

| of Radiation Control of an item found at a scrap yard facility in Coral      |

| Springs, FL. The item was an Eberline model RD-A2A radiation detector,       |

| serial number 2555, with the label indicating a sealed source with 50        |

| nanoCuries of Am-241 (exempt quantity).  The detector was removed from the   |

| facility, surveys were performed by FPL personnel and no other radioactive   |

| material was found.  An investigation is in progress to determine the origin |

| of the material."                                                            |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39563       |

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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:50[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:25[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PATRICK FALLON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2003|

|  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   |

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "On February 5, 2003 at 1225 hours, reports were made to the National Spill  |

| Response Center, the EPA Regional Response Center, the Michigan State Police |

| Operations Center and the State of Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality    |

| concerning a leak (approximately 500 pounds) of ethylene glycol, which is    |

| used in the cooling tower de-icing system, to the environment. Media         |

| interest may be expected."                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee will not issue a press release unless media interest is         |

| generated.                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39564       |

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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/06/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:12[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:58[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DEAN BRUCK                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/06/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |KENNETH RIEMER       R3      |

|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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|2     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |

|                                                   |                          |

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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO LOW STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL                |

|                                                                              |

| "In accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) 'Any event or condition that   |

| results in actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS) when the reactor |

| is critical except when the actuation results from and is part of a          |

| pre-planned sequence during testing or reactor operation', DC Cook Unit 2 is |

| making a 4 hour non-emergency report.                                        |

|                                                                              |

| "On 2-5-03, at 2058, Cook Unit 2 tripped due to a failed 24 VDC control      |

| group #3 power supply. This caused the feedwater regulating valve for Steam  |

| Generator #3 to fail closed and the reactor tripped on Feed-flow/Steam-flow  |

| mismatch coincident with low level on loop 3. All control rods inserted, the |

| turbine tripped and auxiliary feedwater pumps started as designed. The Main  |

| Steam Stop Valves were manually closed during the implementation of the      |

| Emergency Procedures to stop the RCS cooldown. There were no other notable   |

| occurrences as a result of the trip.                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "The RCS is currently stable in Mode 3 at normal operating pressure and      |

| temperature. Activities are in progress to determine the cause of the power  |

| supply failure and the extent of condition."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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