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Event Notification Report for April 22, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           04/21/2003 - 04/22/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39763  39777  39778  39779  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39763       |

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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/16/2003|

|LICENSEE:  AEA TECHNOLOGY QSA                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:07[EDT]|

|    CITY:  BURLINGTON               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        04/15/2003|

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

|LICENSE#:  12-8361               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/16/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DAVID SILK           R1      |

|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE PACKARD                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| MASSACHUSETTS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON SHIPPING PACKAGE RADIOLOGICAL ISSUE  |

|                                                                              |

| "On April 15, 2003, a Yellow-III Package containing 30 millicuries (1.1 Gbq) |

| of Co-60 measured 400 millirem/hr on the surface. The Shipper was AEA        |

| Technology QSA GMBH, Giesilweg 1, D-38110 Braunschweig, Germany. The         |

| carriers included Federal Express Freight and Ground Control. Immediate      |

| reporting requirements means investigation is not complete at the time of    |

| report."                                                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39777       |

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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:35[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        04/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:40[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  A. HALLIDAY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| DISCOVERY OF SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION.                                         |

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| IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.                        |

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

|                                                                              |

| CONTACT THE HOO FOR FURTHER DETAILS.                                         |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39778       |

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| FACILITY: GINNA                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:32[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        04/21/2003|

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

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE MICKLOW                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |

|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   |

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIREN ACTUATED.                                           |

|                                                                              |

| At approximately 1430 hours EDT, control room personnel received             |

| notification that one emergency response siren may have inadvertently        |

| actuated.  At approximately 1400 hours EDT control room personnel were       |

| notified that local press and media outlets were informed of the siren       |

| malfunction.  Currently 94 of 96 sirens are operable.                        |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will notified of this event by the licensee.      |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39779       |

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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/21/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:26[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        04/21/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:17[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN APRIL                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/21/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ASHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |

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

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

|1     N          Y       23       Power Operation  |23       Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| ELECTROMATIC RELIEF VALVE FAILED TO OPEN DURING POWER ASCENSION TESTING.     |

|                                                                              |

| While performing Technical Specification required surveillance testing       |

| during power ascension per NI-ST-C2, Solenoid-Activated Pressure Relief      |

| Valves Operability and Flow Verification Test, 111 Electromatic Relief Valve |

| (ERV) failed to open as required.  111  ERV has been declared inoperable and |

| Technical Specification 3.1.5. (b)  has been entered. This Limiting          |

| Condition of Operation requires reactor coolant dome pressure be reduced to  |

| 110 psig or less within 10 hours (start time is 2117 EDT).  The cause for    |

| the failure of 111 ERV is under investigation.  The other 5 ERV's (used also |

| as ADV valves) tested satisfactorily.  Plant preparations are in progress.   |

| The electrical grid is stable and their Emergency Diesel Generators are      |

| fully operable if needed.  All Emergency Core Cooling systems (including the |

| Isolation Condenser) are fully except for 111 ERV.   The licensee notified   |

| the New York Service Commission of this event.                               |

|                                                                              |

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

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