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Event Notification Report for April 11, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           04/10/2003 - 04/11/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39682  39730  39737  39739  39746  39747  39748  



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 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39682       |

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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/20/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:39[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/20/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:15[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Robert Boesch                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINC 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C)   POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| INOPERABLE SECONDARY CONTAINMENT                                             |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3/20/03 at 0015 hours during performance of Secondary Containment        |

| drawdown testing, it was determined that the Technical Specification maximum |

| allowed combined flowrate of 2885 SCFM for Zone 1 and Zone 3 was exceeded.   |

| The average flow for the two zones was approximately 3000 SCFM. The          |

| condition required the Station to declare both zones inoperable, and placed  |

| Unit 1 in a 4 hour LCO to restore Secondary Containment. Unit 2 is already   |

| in Mode 5, however the condition would have prevented all additional fuel    |

| moves. The Standby Gas Treatment System was capable of maintaining the DP    |

| requirement of 0.25 " vac. water gauge during the test. By 0330              |

| investigation had reduced flow from the two zones to approximately 2600      |

| SCFM, and the LCO was exited. The inoperability of Secondary Containment is  |

| a loss of an entire Safety Function that is needed to control the release of |

| radioactive material, and is reportable under 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(c)."       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| ***RETRACTION by Grant J. Fernsler on 04/10/03 at 1303 ET taken by MacKinnon |

| ***                                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| "A subsequent evaluation performed by Station Engineering determined that    |

| although inleakage had exceeded the required Technical Specification limit,  |

| secondary containment and the supporting equipment would have been fully     |

| capable of performing its designed safety function.  Specifically,           |

| engineering calculations for secondary inleakage greater than what was       |

| experienced on 03/20/03 demonstrated that the dose consequences of a         |

| postulated event would not exceeded 50% of the 10CFR100 limits.  Based on    |

| the fact that the safety function of the Secondary Containment to adequately |

| contain the release of radioactive materials was still maintained, this ENS  |

| notification is being retracted."                                            |

| NRC Region 1 Duty Officer (James Trapp) notified.                            |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this retraction by the licensee.  |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39730       |

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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/04/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:17[EST]|

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

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:17[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALLEN                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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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| PLANT HAS MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR EMERGENCY SIRENS OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO ICE  |

| STORMS                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee received a call from the Oswego county EOC that 25 out of a     |

| total of 37 emergency sirens are out of service due to ice storms.           |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| ***UPDATE on 04/10/03 at 1422 hours by T. Page taken by MacKinnon***         |

|                                                                              |

| "As of April 10, 2003 at 0830, all but 2 of the sirens (out of a total of    |

| 37) have been restored to operational status.  Efforts are continuing to     |

| restore electrical power to the remaining 2 sirens.                          |

|                                                                              |

| "As a result, the conditions under the initial notification was made no      |

| longer exist (10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) .. Major loss of offsite response       |

| capability - due to loss of multiple sirens). This informational             |

| notification is provided to update the NRC as to the current conditions."    |

| NRC Region 1 Duty Officer ( James Trapp) notified.                           |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this update by the licensee.      |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39737       |

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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/05/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:45[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        04/05/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:45[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROY MATTESON                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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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| LOSS OF METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTATION DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER                |

|                                                                              |

| "This notification is being made per 10CFR50.72.(b)3(xiii): Eight hour       |

| Reports - Any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment     |

| capability, offsite response or offsite communications capability.           |

|                                                                              |

| "The following events have occurred:                                         |

| Due to freezing rain and icing conditions a Loss of on-site (Main Tower and  |

| JAF Tower) meteorological instrumentation for wind speed, wind direction and |

| delta T or sigma theta has occurred.  This is considered to be a major loss  |

| of emergency assessment capability and is reportable under 10CFR50.72.       |

|                                                                              |

| "Back up Meteorological information remains available."                      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and county agencies and |

| will be notifying State agencies.                                            |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 4/10/03 AT 0809 EST FROM R. MATTESON TO A. COSTA ***           |

|                                                                              |

| Licensee notified that only two sirens are now out of service and that the   |

| remaining sirens are operational.                                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified the Region 1 Duty Officer (Trapp).                                  |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39739       |

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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/07/2003|

|LICENSEE:  AM ENGINEERING AND TESTING, INC.     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:49[EDT]|

|    CITY:  FT. PIERCE               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/07/2003|

|  COUNTY:  FT. PIERCE                STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|

|LICENSE#:  3013-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/07/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON        TAT     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES ADAMS (E-MAIL)       |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION INCIDENT INVOLVING TWO TROXLER       |

| DENSITY GAUGES                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was obtained from State of Florida Bureau of       |

| Radiation Control via e-mail:                                                |

|                                                                              |

| On 4/05/03, a truck transporting a load of hazardous chemicals and two       |

| Troxler moisture density gauges was involved in an early morning accident.   |

| As a result of the accident, the truck caught fire and burned up.  It was    |

| not known until 4/07/03, when a copy of the bill of lading was obtained,     |

| that the truck was carrying radioactive material.  The Troxler gauges were   |

| being returned to the licensees from Troxler, Inc. after being calibrated.   |

| The gauges have not yet been located.  Florida is investigating.             |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39746       |

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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/10/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:54[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/10/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:30[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN BAKER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

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

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

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

|3     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |

|                                                   |                          |

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| 10 OF 16 SIRENS OUT OF SERVICE                                               |

|                                                                              |

| On April 10, 2003 at 0730 hrs 10 of 16 sirens in Orange county were reported |

| out of service because of a loss of power to the Harriman repeater site.     |

| The repeater site power was restored and the sirens were returned to service |

| at 1025 hrs.  Route alerting  was available during the loss of the sirens.   |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector, County and State were notified of this event by  |

| the licensee.                                                                |

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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   39747       |

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| REP ORG:  OJOS HOSPITAL                        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/10/2003|

|LICENSEE:  OJOS HOSPITAL                        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:22[EDT]|

|    CITY:  SAN JUAN                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        04/09/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PR |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID RHOE                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

+------------------------------------------------+                             |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|LDIF 35.3045(a)(1)       DOSE <> PRESCRIBED DOSA|                             |

|LEXC 35.3045(a)(2)       DOSE > SPECIFIED EFF LI|                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| MEDICAL EVENT INVOLVING  SR-90 EYE APPLICATOR EXCEEDING THE PRESCRIBED DOSE  |

| BY 32%                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The Ojos Hospital located in San Juan, PR sent a New England Nuclear Model   |

| NB-1, S/N 0433, to the University of WI for calibration in October of 2002.  |

| The unit was returned with the calibration source, however, technicians at   |

| the hospital failed incorporate the results into the respective documents at |

| the hospital.  This resulted in approximately 36 patients receiving a dose   |

| 32% higher than the prescribed dose.  Typical doses administered during      |

| treatment are 1000, 1500 or 2000 rads.  In the case of a 2000 rad prescribed |

| dose, the actual dose delivered is 2646 rads.  The consultant who performs   |

| semi-annual leak tests discovered the discrepancy and notified hospital      |

| management who ceased at treatment with this device on 4/9/03.  The affected |

| patents have not been informed.                                              |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39748       |

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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/10/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:49[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/10/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:32[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  A. HALLIDAY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/10/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAMES TRAPP          R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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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| A NON-LICENSED SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL DURING A RANDOM TEST.  |

| ACCESS HAS BEEN PULLED. HIS WORK WAS REVIEWED AND NO IMPACT FOR SAFETY       |

| RELATED WORK WAS FOUND.                                                      |

| NO FURTHER DETAILS.                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS EVENT BY THE LICENSEE.           |

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