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Event Notification Report for January 1, 2004

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Event Reports For
12/31/2003 - 01/01/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


39631 40311 40415 40416 40421

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Power Reactor Event Number: 39631
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: CHARLES PIKE
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 03/02/2003
Notification Time: 16:00 [ET]
Event Date: 03/02/2003
Event Time: 14:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/31/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
WALTER RODGERS (R2)
DAVID AYRES (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

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)

* * * UPDATE 1750 EDT ON 07/07/03 FROM JOE HESSLING TO MACKINNON * * *

On 07/07/03, a Loggerhead sea turtle was retrieved from the plants' 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 Conversation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 1715 EDT. This non-emergency is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R2DO (Munday).


* * * UPDATE ON 07/25/03 @ 1510 BY CALVIN WORD TO STEVE SANDIN * * *

On 7/25/03, a 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. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and other Government Agencies

Reg 2 RDO(Anne Boland) was informed

* * * UPDATE ON 08/06/03 AT 1611 BY ALAN HALL TO ARLON COSTA * * *

"On 08/06/03 [at 1410], a 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. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC. Stranding Report copy attached."

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R2DO (Stephen Cahill).

* * * UPDATE ON 08/19/03 AT 1328 EDT BY JOHN BRADY TO JOHN MACKINNON * * *

On 08/19/03 at 1218 EDT, 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 permit, the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified. NRC Resident Inspector was notified. R2DO (Ernstes) notified.

*****UPDATE ON 10/07/03 AT 0910 FROM MOTHENA TO LAURA*****

"On 10/7/03, at 08:30, a Dead Green sea turtle was retrieved from the plant's intake canal. There were no abnormalities or injuries found. The death does not appear to be causal to plant operation. The turtle will be sent to veterinarian for necropsy. Per the plant's Turtle permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) was notified at 0849 EDT. This non-emergency notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to the notification of FWCC."

Notified R2DO (K. Landis) and the licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


* * * UPDATE ON 12/31/03 BY CHRISTIANSEN TO MACKINNON * * *

"On 12/31/03, a 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. 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 informed.

Notified Reg 2 RDO(Bonser)

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 40311
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: R. BUCKLEY
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 11/10/2003
Notification Time: 16:04 [ET]
Event Date: 11/10/2003
Event Time: 07:20 [CST]
Last Update Date: 12/31/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B) - UNANALYZED CONDITION
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
PATRICK LOUDEN (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 1 Startup 5 Startup

Event Text

BYPASSING THE PRESSURE SUPPRESSION FUNCTION OF THE TORUS

"On 11/10/2003 at 07:20 CST it was discovered, during a control room panel walk-down, that Dresden U2 had primary containment valves 2-1601-56 Torus Purge valve and 2-1601-21 DW (drywell) Purge valve open simultaneously. This valve alignment created a flow path from the Drywell to the Torus, effectively bypassing the pressure suppression function of the torus water volume during a LOCA (Loss of Coolant Accident) condition. This condition placed U2 containment in an unanalyzed condition, not capable of performing the intended design function, which is to mitigate the consequences of a LOCA. The proper valve alignment was restored at 07:26 CST which restored U2 primary containment to operable status per TS (Tech. Spec) 3.6.1.1.

"A review of plant data identified that this valve arrangement, which bypassed primary containment, had been in effect when U2 entered Mode 2 (Startup) from Mode 4 (Cold Shutdown) at 12:01 on Nov 9, 2003. In addition, this valve line-up existed for a duration greater than that allowed by TS 3.6.1.1 A.1 and B.1 (1 hour)."

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


**** Retraction on 12/31/03 at 1430 EST by J. Welch taken by MacKinnon ****

"Dresden has performed an engineering evaluation that bounds the plant conditions that existed while the two valves were simultaneously open. The evaluation concluded that the valves would have automatically closed in sufficient time to prevent exceeding the design limits of the primary containment during a postulated Design Basis Accident.

"Therefore, Dresden retract the ENS call associated with this event. This event will be the subject of an Licensee Event Report in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(i)(B), 'Any event or condition which was prohibited by the plant's Technical Specifications.'" R3DO (Ken Riemer) notified.

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of the above retraction by the Licensee.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40415
Facility: CRYSTAL RIVER
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: RICHARD SWEENEY
HQ OPS Officer: DICK JOLLIFFE
Notification Date: 12/28/2003
Notification Time: 11:42 [ET]
Event Date: 12/28/2003
Event Time: 08:49 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/31/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
STEPHEN CAHILL (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

FISH KILL AT CRYSTAL RIVER REPORTED TO FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

"At 0849 [EST] on December 28, 2003, Progress Energy determined that the Crystal River Energy Complex experienced a fish kill reportable to the state of Florida. This was based upon an unusual amount of dead fish within the discharge canal. It has not been determined if this event is casually related to power operations of the energy complex. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been notified of an unusual fish kill at 0900 [EST on December 28, 2003]. This report has been provided in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi)."

The Licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 12/31/03 @ 1954 BY SWEENEY TO GOULD * * *

The Florida Marine Research Institute has evaluated the fish and water samples taken from the discharge canal. This event has been evaluated as not being casually related to power operations of the energy complex.

The NRC Resident will be notified

Notified Reg 2 RDO (Bonser)

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40416
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: GEOSOILS INC
Region: 4
City: RIVERSIDE State: CA
County:
License #: 6762-37
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER (fax)
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 12/29/2003
Notification Time: 16:43 [ET]
Event Date: 12/27/2003
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/29/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
Tom Farnholtz (R4)
C.W. (BILL) REAMER (NMSS)
MEXICO (fax) ()

Event Text

A CALIFORNIA LICENSEE REPORTED A CPN NUCLEAR GAUGE WAS STOLEN FROM A JOBSITE

GeoSoils, Inc., reported that a CPN nuclear gauge (Model MC3, S/N M390104771) was stolen on 12/27-28/03 from a locked jobsite trailer located at Cajalco Road and Wood Road in Riverside, CA. The gauge was in its transportation case, which was chained to the floor of the trailer. The chain was cut and the gauge and its transportation case stolen. The local Sheriffs Department was notified and a police report was taken (Police Report No. PCR03361015). A newspaper ad will be placed as soon as possible offering a reward for return of the gauge.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40421
Facility: HATCH
Region: 2 State: GA
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: GREG JOHNSON
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 12/31/2003
Notification Time: 16:19 [ET]
Event Date: 12/31/2003
Event Time: 14:15 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/31/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 96 Power Operation 96 Power Operation
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

CONTACT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSTIVE DURING A RANDOM DRUG TEST

During a random drug test a Contractor tested positive. His access was revoked and he was escorted offsite. The contractor had full access to the Protected Area but he was working outside the Protected Area when he tested positive. A review of his past work will be performed.

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

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