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Event Notification Report for July 1, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           06/30/2003 - 07/01/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39958  39965  39966  39967  39968  39969  39970  







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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39958       |

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| REP ORG:  NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/25/2003|

|LICENSEE:  BARNHILL CONTRACTING COMPANY         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:45[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CHAPEL HILL              REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        10:20[EDT]|

|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |

|                                                |DOUG BROADDUS        NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SHARN JEFFRIES               |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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| DAMAGED TROXLER DENSITY GAUGE                                                |

|                                                                              |

| At 1020 EDT on 6/25/03, the NC Radiation Protection Section was notified     |

| that a portable nuclear gauge being used was run over by a passenger van at  |

| the intersection of Faivon and Bucchaneer Roads (near Hwy 40 and the 55      |

| interchange).  The Authorized User is on site and has the gauge cordoned off |

| as per emergency procedures require.  The van involved in the collision is   |

| being detained..  Both the RSO and Alt RSO are enroute to perform surveys (1 |

| hour).                                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| NC Radiation Protection Section personnel are responding to the scene to     |

| perform surveys (30 mins).                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The device is described as a Troxler Gauge containing 8 millicuries Cs-137.  |

| NC Incident Report No.: 03-27.                                               |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 0952 EDT ON 6/26/03 FROM NC RAD PROTECTION VIA FAX * * *        |

|                                                                              |

| The following additional information was provided by NC:                     |

|                                                                              |

| Incident Location: Chapel Hill, NC . Intersection of Faison and Buckner      |

| Roads. Take 40 West from Raleigh to the NC54 exit towards Chapel Hill. Take  |

| a right onto Meadowmont, then a left onto Sprunt. Follow Sprunt to Weaver    |

| Lane and take a right onto Weaver Lane. Take a right on Faison off of Weaver |

| lane, go downhill to the intersection of Faison and Buckner.                 |

|                                                                              |

| Brief Description of Incident: Paving contractor in a commercial van was not |

| watching where he was driving and ran over the instrument panel part of a    |

| Troxler model 4640B thin lift density gauge. The licensee was performing a   |

| standardization count on the gauge at the time of the accident so the source |

| was in the shielded position when it was run over. The gauge was pushed off  |

| the standardization plate and dragged about 3 feet. The gauge then rolled    |

| onto it's side and the source handle was shoved into the asphalt. The        |

| licensee stopped the van and detained it and the driver until the gauge      |

| could be surveyed and it was determined that there were no loose source or   |

| contamination concerns. The area was cordoned off with pink surveyors' tape  |

| and controlled until the gauge and accident area was surveyed and the gauge  |

| returned to the Troxler shipping container. Survey results of the gauge done |

| by both the licensee and the NCDENR RAM Branch were consistent with an       |

| undamaged gauge. The licensee placed the gauge into the Troxler              |

| transportation case for delivery to Troxler for leak testing and servicing.  |

| The damage appears to be cosmetic with some damage to be expected to the     |

| electronics.                                                                 |

|                                                                              |

| Radiological Information: Isotope(s): Cesium-137, Activity: 8 millicuries,   |

| Device: Troxler Gauge, model 4640B                                           |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (C. Ogle) and NMSS (Broaddus).                                 |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39965       |

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| FACILITY: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATIREGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  WA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:39[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-5                             |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:18[PDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BURTON                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |

|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   |

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

|2     A/R        Y       79       Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |

|                                                   |                          |

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| VALID REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM ACTUATION                                    |

|                                                                              |

| The following information was obtained from the licensee via facsimile:      |

|                                                                              |

| "This event notification is being made to report the valid actuation of the  |

| reactor protection system when the reactor was critical, and subsequent      |

| reactor scram.  On June 30, 2003, [at 0918 PDT], the plant was in Mode 1 at  |

| 79% power, when a turbine trip occurred, followed by a reactor scram.  The   |

| cause of the turbine trip is unknown at this time.  All plant systems        |

| functioned properly in response to the scram.  Operators are proceeding to   |

| bring the plant to Mode 4, Cold Shutdown, while investigation into the cause |

| of the transient is completed."                                              |

|                                                                              |

| During the scram, all rods inserted into the core.  There were no lifts of   |

| power-operated or manual relief valves during the transient.  The electrical |

| grid is stable and powering all safety equipment.  There were no other       |

| specified system actuations.  Decay heat is being removed via the bypass     |

| valves to the main condenser.                                                |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39966       |

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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:54[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:41[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE BLOUNT                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TIM MCGINTY          IRO     |

|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |BOB DENNIG           NRR     |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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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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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO SEISMIC EVENT IN THE AREA                      |

|                                                                              |

| At 1541 EDT on 6/30/03,  Perry Nuclear Plant declared an Unusual Event due   |

| to a seismic event.  No immediate issues were noticed.  The operating-basis  |

| earthquake/safe-shutdown annunciator did not alarm, however the plant did    |

| receive a seismic panel alarm.  The set point for the alarm is 0.005g.       |

| There were no unplanned radioactive releases.  No protective action          |

| recommendations are advised by the licensee.  State and local counties       |

| (Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula) have been informed.                             |

|                                                                              |

| The National Earthquake Information Center has preliminary indications that  |

| the earthquake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale at 41.7 N latitude and 81.2 |

| W longitude near Painesville, OH.                                            |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector                         |

|                                                                              |

| * * *  UPDATE AT 2242 ON 06/30/03 CARMAN TO GOTT * * *                       |

|                                                                              |

| Licensee terminated from unusual event.  Action needed to terminate from the |

| unusual event was a plant walk down.  The licensee completed same with no    |

| plant damage identified, no unplanned radiological release, and no planned   |

| corrective actions.                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident and Senior Resident Inspectors.       |

|                                                                              |

| Notified NRR EO (Ruland), DIRO Manager (McGinty), DHS (Murray), FEMA         |

| (Stiendurf), and R3DO (Clayton)                                              |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39967       |

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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:20[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:59[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RON STRICKLAND               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BILL GOTT                    +-----------------------------+

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |RICHARD BARKLEY      R1      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DIANE SCRENCI        R1PA    |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |WILLIAM BEECHER      PAO     |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FIRE                                             |

|                                                                              |

| "At 1459 EDT 06/30/03 a fire was reported on Unit II containment.  The fire  |

| was on wooden staging, and was about the size of a normal campfire.  The     |

| fire was a result of the disassembly of the Unit II containment dome.  Per   |

| procedure, the Seabrook Fire Department was called and responded.  The fire  |

| was extinguished by the Unit II disassembly crew (the onsite fire brigade    |

| did not respond because the fire was outside of the Unit I protected area).  |

| The Seabrook Fire Department was not used to extinguish the fire.  Corporate |

| Communications Group have been in contact with Channel 9 and with the        |

| Associated Press.  The fire was extinguished at 1535 using prestaged hoses.  |

| The fire water was provided by Hydrant #15 of Seabrook Station's Fire        |

| Protection System."                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39968       |

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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:30[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:10[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  D. W. BAIN                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHARLES R. OGLE      R2      |

|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       93       Power Operation  |92       Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| TECH SPEC REQUIRED SHUTDOWN                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| On June 30, 2003, at 1710 EDT, Unit 1 reactor power was decreased,           |

| initiating a reactor shutdown required by                                    |

| Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.4.4    |

| due to Reactor Coolant System (RCS)                                          |

| operational leakage exceeding a TS LCO limit.  At 0615 hours, TS LCO 3.4.4   |

| was entered due to an increase in                                            |

| unidentified leakage of greater than 2 gpm (gallons per minute) within the   |

| previous 24 hour period.  Leakage increased from 0.63 gpm on June 29, 2003   |

| at 2000 EDT, to 2.69 gpm on June 30, 2003 at 0615 EDT.  Required Actions     |

| from LCO 3.4.4 are to reduce leakage to within TS limits within 8 hours or   |

| be in Mode 3 (Hot Shutdown) in 12 hours and Mode 4 (Cold Shutdown) in 36     |

| hours.  As of 1700 EDT, leakage could not be reduced to exit the TS LCO      |

| Condition.                                                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Research Reactor                                 |Event Number:   39969       |

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| FACILITY: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECH      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/2003|

|   RXTYPE: 5000 KW TANK RESEARCH HW             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:44[EDT]|

| COMMENTS:                                      |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

|                                                |EVENT TIME:        06:45[EDT]|

|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/30/2003|

|    CITY:  CAMBRIDGE                REGION:  1  +-----------------------------+

|  COUNTY:  MIDDLESEX                 STATE:  MA |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|LICENSE#:  R-37                  AGREEMENT:  N  |RICHARD BARKLEY      R1      |

|  DOCKET:  05000020                             |ALEXANDER ADAMS      NRR     |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN BERNARD                 |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BILL GOTT                    |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |

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| OPERATOR ASLEEP AT REACTOR CONTROLS                                          |

|                                                                              |

| The following was emailed from the licensee to the NRC Project Manager:      |

|                                                                              |

| "The licensee Facility Director called the NRC project manager to report     |

| that on 6/29/03 between 0605 EDT and 0645, the operator at the control       |

| console fell asleep for approximately 25 minutes.  The operator had logged   |

| console operations at 0605 and 0645.  Other licensee personnel had tried to  |

| contact the console operator during this time period without success.  The   |

| licensee is investigating the event and will review this situation with all  |

| reactor operators."                                                          |

|                                                                              |

| This is in violation of 10 CFR 50.54 (k).                                    |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39970       |

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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/01/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:04[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        06/30/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:45[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID BARNETT                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|AINA 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A)   POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |

|AINB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |

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

|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   |

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

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

|                                                   |                          |

|                                                   |                          |

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| HIGH ENERGY LINE BREAK (HELB) DOOR NOT LATCHED                               |

|                                                                              |

| "On June 30, 2003 at approximately 1545 [CDT] it was identified that a High  |

| Energy Line Break (HELB) door separating Divisional Motor Control Centers    |

| was not latched as required.  It was determined that this condition existed  |

| for a maximum of 15 minutes.  This condition is being reported as an event   |

| or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function  |

| in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)."                                   |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the State Emergency     |

| Management Agency.                                                           |

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