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Event Notification Report for July 2, 2003






                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           07/01/2003 - 07/02/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39631  39970  39971  39972  



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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39631       |

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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EST]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:30[EST]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES PIKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID AYRES          R2      |

|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  |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   

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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO STATE AGENCY OF EXPIRED GREEN SEA TURTLE FOUND AT    |

| BARRIER NET                                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| "NRC notification [is] being made due to state notification to [the] Florida |

| Wildlife Commission regarding a Green Sea Turtle found dead at barrier net   |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)."                                         |

|                                                                              |

| The turtle was found on the surface at the barrier net with no injuries or   |

| abnormalities except for fresh cuts common for turtles coming through pipes. |

| The cause of death is unknown at this time. A necropsy is planned.           |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/15/03 @ 1033 EST FROM TEREZAKIS TO CROUCH * * *            |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-15-03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. |

| The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The injuries to  |

| the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, |

| the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at |

| 0920 EST.  This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR  |

| 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                            |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 3/19/03 AT 1222 EST FROM E. SUMNER TO RIPLEY  * * *          |

|                                                                              |

| "On 03/19/03 @ 1105 hrs., one loggerhead turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of            |

| rehabilitation.  The injury to the turtle is not causal to plant operation.  |

| Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation    |

| Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1115 EST."                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATED ON 3/31/03 AT 1159 EST FROM W.L. PARK TO A. COSTA * * *        |

|                                                                              |

| "On 3-31-03 [1105 EST], a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the       |

| plant's intake canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of             |

| rehabilitation. The injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant           |

| operation. Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife      |

| Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1105 EST. This non-emergency  |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the     |

| notification of FWCC."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1235EST ON 4/9/03 FROM ANDY TEREZAKIS TO S.SANDIN * * *         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 4-9-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's Intake    |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The        |

| injuries to the turtle are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's    |

| turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)  |

| was notified at 1100 EST. This non-emergency notification is being made      |

| pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."           |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.  Notified R2DO(Landis).    |

|                                                                              |

| *** UPDATE ON 5/2/03 AT 1826 FROM S. OEHRLE TO A. COSTA ***                  |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5/2/03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal.  The     |

| turtle  required rehabilitation.  The injuries were not causal to plant      |

| operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife     |

| Conservation Commission was notified at 1445 EDT.  This non-emergency        |

| notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) due to        |

| offsite notification."                                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO          |

| (Munday).                                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| **** update on 05/24/03 at 1417 EDT FROM JOE HESSLING TO JOHN MACKINNON      |

| ****                                                                         |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-24-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal.  The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation.  The      |

| turtle was very underweight and lethargic, no injuries or anomalies noted.   |

| Turtle's condition is not causal to plant operation.  Per the plant's turtle |

| permit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was      |

| notified at 1345 EDT.  This non-emergency notification is being made         |

| pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC. NRC R2DO |

| (TOM DECKER) notified.                                                       |

|                                                                              |

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

|                                                                              |

| ****UPDATE ON 5/27/03 AT 10:49 FROM HESSLING TO LAURA****                    |

|                                                                              |

| "On 5-27-03, a loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake   |

| canal. The turtle was determined to be in need of rehabilitation. The turtle |

| was underweight, and missing lower posterior marginals on left side.         |

| Turtle's injuries are not causal to plant operation. Per the plant's turtle  |

| permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was     |

| notified at 0850 EDT. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant |

| to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."                  |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (T. Decker)                                                    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 06/17/03 AT 12:45 EDT FROM CALVIN WARD TO ARLON COSTA * * *  |

|                                                                              |

| "At approximately 12:45 p.m. on 6/17/03 a loggerhead turtle was rescued from |

| the St. Lucie Plant intake canal. The turtle was injured and will be         |

| transported to the State authorized sea turtle rehabilitation facility. The  |

| Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (FDEP) was notified at 1:09 p.m.   |

| as required by the St. Lucie Plant Sea Turtle Permit - see the attached sea  |

| turtle stranding report (1 page).                                            |

|                                                                              |

| "Notification to the state government agency requires a four (4) Hr.         |

| Non-Emergency Notification to the NRC per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). There were |

| no unusual plant evolutions in progress which may have contributed to this   |

| event."                                                                      |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (L. Wert).                                                     |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 0605 EDT ON 6/26/03 FROM STEVE MERRILL TO S. SANDIN * * *       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee was informed by the FWCC that the green sea turtle requiring    |

| rehabilitation which was retrieved from the plant's intake canal on 3/15/03  |

| had expired within 10 days of removal.  Consequently, the licensee is        |

| updating their 3/15/03 report to include this additional information.  The   |

| licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R2DO(C. Ogle).    |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE 1506 EDT ON 07/01/03 FROM CALVIN WARD TO GOTT * * *             |

|                                                                              |

| On 04/02/03, a green sea turtle was retrieved from the intake canal.  The    |

| turtle  required rehabilitation.  The injuries were not causal to plant      |

| operation.  Per the plant's turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife     |

| Conservation Commission was notified.  This non-emergency notification is    |

| being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(2)(xi) due to offsite notification.  |

| On 07/01/03 licensee QA discovered that the injury had occurred and that the |

| NRC had not been notified within the 4 hours.  The failure to report the     |

| event within the regulatory time is being investigated and has been entered  |

| into the stations corrective action program.                                 |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

|                                                                              |

| Notified R2DO (Munday)                                                       |

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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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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39971       |

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

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:13[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        07/01/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:00[CDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN WASHKO                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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

|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |

|                                                   |                          |

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| PRESS RELEASE DUE TO SIREN MALFUNCTION                                       |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee provided the following information via facsimile:               |

|                                                                              |

| "At approximately 0800 (CDT) on July 1, 2003, LaSalle County Station         |

| management decided to issue a press release related to a single              |

| malfunctioned warning siren.  The warning siren had malfunctioned and        |

| erroneously operated for nearly 90 minutes early this morning.  LaSalle      |

| County Generating Station will begin replacing the faulty warning siren's    |

| electronics today.  The press release is tentatively expected to occur today |

| at 1130 CDT.  No other emergency notification systems or sirens              |

| malfunctioned.                                                               |

|                                                                              |

| "The siren, located in LaSalle County on East 25th Road approximately        |

| one-half mile west of the station, is currently out of service.  It is       |

| expected to return to service on Wednesday July 2."                          |

|                                                                              |

| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   39972       |

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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/02/2003|

|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:17[EDT]|

|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/01/2003|

+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:45[EDT]|

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN STEVENS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/02/2003|

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

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

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |HAROLD CHRISTENSEN   R2      |

|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |ROBERTA WARREN       TAS     |

|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |

|                                                |                             |

|                                                |                             |

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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  |

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

|                                                   |                          |

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| UNACCOUNTED FOR SECURITY WEAPON                                              |

|                                                                              |

| Unaccounted for security weapon. Immediate compensatory measures taken upon  |

| discovery.  TVA security and NRC Resident Inspector notified.  Refer to HOO  |

| Log for additional details.                                                  |

|                                                                              |

| * * * UPDATE ON 07/02/03 AT 0150 FROM HERBERT EAVES TO ARLON COSTA * * *     |

|                                                                              |

| TVA Police made offsite notification on 07/01/03 at 2300 EDT to the National |

| Crime Information Center pertaining to the unaccounted for security weapon.  |

| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event update.            |

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