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Event Notification Report for March 5, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           03/04/2003 - 03/05/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39488  39626  39635  39636  39637  



!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39488       |

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| FACILITY: QUAD CITIES              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 07:47[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3                    |EVENT DATE:        01/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:13[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN LECHMAIER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |

|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   |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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

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| LOW PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION DECLARED INOPERABLE                           |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0113 hours CST on 1/4/2003, SR 3.5.1.1 [Surveillance Requirement]        |

| (monthly fill and vent surveillance) was initiated on U-2 B RHR loop.  When  |

| the high point vents were opened, no flow was observed within the            |

| established venting criteria required by the surveillance.  Based on this,   |

| neither LPCI [Low Pressure Coolant Injection] subsystem could be ensured     |

| filled to the injection valves.  Both LPCI subsystems were declared          |

| inoperable and TS 3.5.1 [Technical Specification] Condition D [was] entered. |

| At 0204 hours CST, when full flow was observed from the 2B RHR loop, TS      |

| 3.5.1 Condition D was exited.  At 0210 hours CST, 2A RHR loop was            |

| subsequently vented and full flow was observed immediately.                  |

|                                                                              |

| "This notification is being made in accordance with                          |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)[(D)]."                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| Licensee has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| *** EVENT RETRACTED ON 3/4/03 1157 EST BY MIKE SWEGLE TO ERIC THOMAS ***     |

|                                                                              |

| "ENS Retraction - Low Pressure Coolant Injection Declared Inoperable         |

|                                                                              |

| "The purpose of this notification is to retract the ENS report made on       |

| 1/04/2003 at 0747 EST (Event #39488). The initial report was made when it    |

| appeared the established venting criteria for Low Pressure Coolant Injection |

| (LPCI) was not met during the monthly fill and vent surveillance. A          |

| subsequent investigation has determined that the LPCI system was properly    |

| filled and vented at the time. A review of plant parameters (including alarm |

| data, system piping configuration, and Reactor Building Equipment Drain Tank |

| flow indications) confirmed that the RHR piping was properly filled.         |

|                                                                              |

| "The original event is attributed to difficulty in interpreting the sight    |

| glass indications during the venting process. The sight glass indicator used |

| to visually verify that flow is established during the venting surveillance  |

| was not properly drained.                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| "For these reasons, Quad Cities Station has determined that the LPCI system  |

| was fully operable at the time of the event."                                |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39626       |

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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/28/2003|

|LICENSEE:  NITON CORP                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:46[EST]|

|    CITY:  BILLERICA                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:        15:00[EST]|

|LICENSE#:  55-0238               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+MARISSA BAILEY-email NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KENATH TRAEGDE               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- RECEIPT OF CONTAMINATED PACKAGES                     |

|                                                                              |

| The following is taken from an email received from the MA Dept. of Public    |

| Health, Radiation Control Program:                                           |

|                                                                              |

| "On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, it was discovered that a routine wipe of an |

| incoming 20 millicurie (0.740 GBq) Iron-55 source ordered from AEA           |

| Technology QSA, Inc. was contaminated.  The wipe was sent off for analysis.  |

| On Friday, February 14, the wipe was reported to contain 213.7 nanocuries    |

| (7.91kBq) of Iron-55 contamination.  The distributor, AEA Technology QSA,    |

| Inc., was notified of the leaking source as was the Radiation Control        |

| Program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.                    |

|                                                                              |

| "In the interim, on Monday, February 24, 2003, another incoming Iron-55      |

| leaking source from the same lot number was discovered by Niton Corporation  |

| at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The wipe has been sent to an authorized          |

| consultant for further analysis.  The level of contamination of the second   |

| source has not been reported to the Agency at the time of this report.       |

| Again, the manufacturer/distributor, AEA Technology QSA, Inc., was notified  |

| of the leaking source as was the Radiation Control Program.                  |

|                                                                              |

| "An investigation into these leaking source events has been initiated by the |

| Radiation Control Program."                                                  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39635       |

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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:33[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:54[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CROSSMAN                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ADEG 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A)  DEGRADED CONDITION     |                             |

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

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

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

|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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| THROUGH WALL LEAKAGE IDENTIFIED ON VESSEL HEAD PENETRATION                   |

|                                                                              |

| A through wall leak was noted during a VT-2 inspection of reactor vessel     |

| head penetration "50".  This condition has been assessed as a degradation of |

| a principle safety barrier.   Unit 1 is in a maintenance and refueling       |

| outage and is replacing the reactor vessel head during this outage.  The old |

| head was visually inspected at penetration "50" to followup on inspection    |

| results from a previous outage in 2001.                                      |

|                                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Licensee was notified.                                               |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39636       |

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| FACILITY: LASALLE                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:02[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        03/04/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:11[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN REIMER                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |

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

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

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

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

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| AUTOMATIC START OF THE DIV 1 DIESEL GENERATOR COOLING WATER PUMP             |

|                                                                              |

| "ON MARCH 3rd, 2003, AT 0311 HOURS, WITH UNIT 2 IN MODE 1 (RUN), THE         |

| DIVISION 1, DIESEL GENERATOR COOLING WATER PUMP (DGCWP), WHICH PROVIDES THE  |

| EMERGENCY SERVICE WATER TO THE RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL (RHR) ROOM COOLERS      |

| (VY), AUTOMATICALLY STARTED DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF A MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY |

| ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIT 2 RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL (RHR) CORNER ROOM FAN (VY)  |

| BREAKER INSPECTION. THE APPARENT CAUSE OF THE AUTO START WAS THE ACTUATION   |

| OF THE AUXILIARY CONTACTS IN THE FAN BREAKER CUBICLE BY THE TECHNICIAN AS    |

| PART OF THE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY. THE APPARENT CAUSE WAS THE RESULT OF AN    |

| INADEQUATE REVIEW OF THE ELECTRICAL RELAY LOGIC DURING DEVELOPMENT OF THE    |

| INSTRUCTION FOR THE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY. THIS ACTUATION OF THE AUXILIARY    |

| CONTACTS PROVIDED AN INVALID SIGNAL THAT CAUSED THE DIVISION 1 DIESEL        |

| GENERATOR COOLING WATER PUMP TO LOGICALLY BELIEVE THE 2A RHR PUMP ROOM       |

| COOLING FAN WAS RUNNING, THEREBY GENERATING AN AUTO START SIGNAL. THIS       |

| INVALID BREAKER CONTACT CLOSURE RESULTED IN THE AUTOMATIC ACTUATION OF THE   |

| DIVISION 1 DGCWP. THIS SYSTEM ACTUATION IS REPORTABLE UNDER 10CFR50.73 (a)   |

| (2) (iv) (A).                                                                |

|                                                                              |

| "THE DIVISION 1 DIESEL GENERATOR COOLING WATER PUMP RESPONDED                |

| SATISFACTORILY.                                                              |

|                                                                              |

| "THIS REPORT IS BEING MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 10CFR50.73 (a) (1), WHICH      |

| STATES THAT IN THE CASE OF AN INVALID ACTUATION REPORTED UNDER 10CFR50 .73   |

| (a) (2) (iv), OTHER THAN AN ACTUATION OF THE REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM (RPS) |

| WHEN THE REACTOR IS CRITICAL, THE LICENSEE MAY PROVIDE A TELEPHONE           |

| NOTIFICATION TO THE NRC OPERATIONS CENTER WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER DISCOVERY OF  |

| THE EVENT INSTEAD OF SUBMITTING A WRITTEN LICENSEE EVENT REPORT (LER)."      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39637       |

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| REP ORG:  3M CORPORATION                       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/2003|

|LICENSEE:  3M CORPORATION                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:50[EST]|

|    CITY:  ST PAUL                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/04/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  22-00057-03           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |

|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+MOHAMED SHANBAKY     R1      |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRED ENTWISTLE               |JOHN DAVIDSON        TAT     |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |

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| LOST OR STOLEN, ANTI-STATIC, POLONIUM 210 SOURCE                             |

|                                                                              |

| A 0.3 millicurie, Polonium 210 source, nuclear static eliminator, model      |

| P2001, serial number A2BG425 was reported as not received being by the       |

| recipient. The source is used in a laboratory balance application to         |

| eliminate static charge and is about 2 inches long. The original source      |

| strength was 4.5 millicuries (8/2002) and 0.3 millicuries as of 3/2003. The  |

| shipment was made on January 6, 2003 from 3M Corporation, St Paul, MN to the |

| manufacturer of the static eliminator, NRD, Grand Island, NY. This shipment  |

| consisted of 42 sources, in a common box, of which the recipient reported    |

| receipt of only 41 sources.  A extensive search has been conducted for the   |

| missing source by the sender and recipient with negative results.            |

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