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Event Notification Report for March 12, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           03/11/2003 - 03/12/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39640  39641  39642  39659  39661  39662  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39640       |

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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA DEPT ENV QUALITY           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/06/2003|

|LICENSEE:  COMPUTALOG WIRELINE SERVICES         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:29[EST]|

|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/05/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  LA-4413-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/06/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BALCKWELL              |                             |

|  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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| IRRETRIEVABLE SEALED SOURCE                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "Computalog was performing analysis of the amount of petroleum in the        |

| Strategic Petroleum Reserve salt dome in Hackberry, LA.   The tool hung up   |

| on the casing near the top and fell to the bottom.   The source was a 172    |

| mCi [millicurie]  source of Cs- 137 and it fell to a depth of 4000 ft.       |

| Attempts were not made to retrieve the tool because the dome is so wide at   |

| the bottom. DEQ is waiting on the written report for additional              |

| information."                                                                |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39641       |

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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA DEPT ENV QUALITY           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/06/2003|

|LICENSEE:  HARTFIELD TECHNICAL SERVICES         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:30[EST]|

|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/17/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  LA-4543-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/06/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |

|  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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| IRRETRIEVABLE SEALED SOURCE                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "A 3 Ci [Curie] sealed source of AmBe 241 was lost down [a] hole on February |

| 17, 2003 at a depth of 6600 ft.   Attempts were made to retrieve the source  |

| but they were unsuccessful.   A vented bridge plug was set at 5335 ft and    |

| low permeability cement was dumped until 5300 ft. Additional information     |

| will be sent at a later date."                                               |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39642       |

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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA DEPT ENV QUALITY           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/06/2003|

|LICENSEE:  HALIBURTON                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:31[EST]|

|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/14/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  LA-2353-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/06/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |

|  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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| IRRETRIEVABLE SEALED SOURCE                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "An NWA tool with a 2 Ci [Curie] source of Cs-137 and a 4 Ci source of       |

| Am241Be were lost down [a] hole at 11540 feet on February 14, 2003.          |

| Attempts were made until February 20, 2003 to retrieve the tool, but they    |

| were unsuccessful. The well was back filled with 500 ft of cement to a depth |

| of 10881 ft.   DEQ is currently waiting for the written report for           |

| additional information."                                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39659       |

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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/11/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:23[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        03/10/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:38[CST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ANDREW OHRABLO               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/11/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MARK SHAFFER         R4      |

|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   |

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|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| POTENTIAL RAD GROUND RELEASE PATH DISCOVERED DUE TO LOSS OF SECONDARY        |

| CONTAINMENT                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "This notification is being made pursuant to NRC regulation                  |

| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), any event or condition that at the time of discovery |

| could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or |

| systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident.         |

|                                                                              |

| "On March 10, 2003 at 22:38, it was determined that the secondary            |

| containment was inoperable due to a leak in the Z sump manway gasket. The    |

| plant was in Mode 5, shutdown, performing fuel shuffle when secondary        |

| containment was declared inoperable. LCO 3.6.4.1 was entered. The fuel       |

| shuffle was secured at 22:40 after the completion of the fuel move that was  |

| in progress. No additional Core Alterations or OPDRVs [Operations            |

| Potentially Draining the Reactor Vessel] were in progress. Upon              |

| investigation into the secondary containment operability, it was determined  |

| that a non-Tech Spec surveillance performed on dayshift also rendered        |

| secondary containment inoperable due to additional leakage pathway via the Z |

| sump.  A principal safety function of Secondary Containment is to limit the  |

| ground level release to the environs of airborne radioactive materials       |

| resulting from a fuel handling accident.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| "As a result of the alignment of the Z sump the potential existed that if a  |

| radioactive release were to occur due to a fuel handling accident, part of   |

| the filtered release via Standby Gas Treatment System could be a ground      |

| level release vice a release through the Elevated Release Point. The         |

| surveillance has been completed and the additional leakage paths that were   |

| opened due to the surveillance have been sealed. The leaking manway gasket   |

| was determined to be due to not adequately torquing the gasket bolts. The    |

| bolts have been retorqued. Secondary containment was reestablished, and was  |

| declared OPERABLE at 02:55, 3-11-03.                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "The NRC Senior Resident has been notified."                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39661       |

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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/11/2003|

|    UNIT:  [3] [4] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:48[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/11/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:15[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ANDRE DALLAU                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/11/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|DDDD 73.71(b)(1)         SAFEGUARDS REPORTS     |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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|3     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|4     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| CONTRACT EMPLOYEE INAPPROPRIATELY GRANTED UNESCORTED PLANT ACCESS            |

|                                                                              |

| Unescorted access was inappropriately granted to a contract employee.        |

| Immediate compensatory measures were taken upon discovery.  The licensee     |

| will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector.                                |

|                                                                              |

| Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for details.                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39662       |

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| FACILITY: FARLEY                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/12/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:13[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/12/2003|

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WAYNE VAN LANDINGHAM         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/12/2003|

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

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|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   |

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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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| FUEL OIL SPILL                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| "At 0025 [on] 3/12/03, notification was made to offsite government agencies, |

| the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center and the Alabama Department of  |

| Environment Management.  The notification was required because approximately |

| 50 gallons of fuel oil were spilled on site reaching on site waters.         |

| Control measures were implemented to prevent oil from reaching navigable     |

| waters.  Plant operations were unaffected."                                  |

|                                                                              |

| The source of the spill was the fuel oil storage tank for 2 "C" Emergency    |

| Diesel Generator.  While in the process of filling the tank, the worker      |

| became distracted and did not secure at 96 percent full per procedure.  This |

| was not a 'reportable quantity'.                                             |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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