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Event Notification Report for June 28, 2004

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06/25/2004 - 06/28/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40831 40842 40843 40844 40845 40846

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40831
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: GALLET ASSOC.
Region: 1
City: FLOWOOD State: MS
County:
License #: AL991
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: B. J. SMITH
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 06/22/2004
Notification Time: 10:58 [ET]
Event Date: 06/21/2004
Event Time: 18:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/22/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1)
LlINDA PSYK-GERSEY (NMSS)

Event Text

MISSISSIPPI AGREEMENT STATE REPORT: TROXLER GAUGE RUN OVER BY A BULLDOZER.


On 06/21/04 at 1800 CDT an Alabama licensee, Gallet Associates, had one of their Troxler gauges; Model # 3401, gauge serial number 12283; run over by a bulldozer in Flowood, Mississippi. The rod was broken off. Surveys taken of the rod was 10 mRem/hr at one foot. The gauge has been stored and the licensee will call Troxler. The gauge contained 8.6 milliCuries of Cesium-137 and 40 milliCuries of Am-241/Be.

State of Mississippi assigned event for this incident is MS-04-005

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40842
Facility: SEABROOK
Region: 1 State: NH
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: DAMON RITTER
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/26/2004
Notification Time: 09:58 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2004
Event Time: 10:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/26/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1)

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

Event Text

PLANT EXCEEDED LCO ACTION STATEMENT LIMITS

"FPL Energy Seabrook is currently in the action statement for Technical Specification 3.3.3. 10 due to the inoperability of both Waste Gas Oxygen Monitors. The Oxygen Monitors are currently functional but inoperable. The action statement requires that grab samples be collected at least once per 4 hours. On June 25, 2004 at 10:50 it was recognized that the elapsed time between 2 required samples had exceeded the 4 hour requirement by 30 minutes. Pursuant to the requirements of Facility Operating License No. NPF-86, paragraph 2.G., FPL Energy Seabrook is reporting the late completion of the requirements of an action required by the Station's Technical Specifications. An investigation is being conducted in accordance with the Station's Corrective Action Program."

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40843
Rep Org: WHITING CORPORATION
Licensee: WHITING CORPORATION
Region: 3
City: MONEE State: IL
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK KWASNY
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/26/2004
Notification Time: 11:30 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2004
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/26/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
CHARLES R. OGLE (R2)
VERN HODGE (NRR)

Event Text

PART 21 NOTICE FOR WHITING CRANES

Based on a recent Engineering study of Whiting Crane SN 10698 at Robinson Station we have identified an overstress condition on the slack line load sensing structural frame interior plate welds. This condition is limited to the main hoist of a few redundant (single failure proof) cranes having capacities of 125 tons. They have reviewed trolley drawings for all redundant trolleys and have isolated the problem to 3 Whiting cranes SN 10388, 10389 (Brunswick Station) & 10698 (Robinson Station). Based on their records no other cranes are affected. These cranes must be limited to operating at 59 tons (47% of rated capacity) until the appropriate repairs are made. If customers have a concern related to cranes at their facility or require additional information they can direct their request to whiting-nuclear@whitingcorp.com or to the Whiting Corporation 10 CFR 21 hot line at 708-587-2550. Include your name, title, mailing address, e-mail address, phone #, fax #, Whiting Crane serial number, earliest critical lift date, and any specific requests. The company will reply upon completing any necessary research and based on the dates of the earliest critical lift.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40844
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: R. RUFFIN
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:07 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (DIRO)
PAT HILAND (R3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (R3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation
3 N Y 98 Power Operation 98 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE FELT AT THE SITE

"The Station declared an Unusual Event [at 01:30 CDT] due to a felt earthquake and confirmation from other sites. The site seismic recorder did not register an event. No damage has been noted at this time. Inspections will continue."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and State authorities.

NOTE: See related EN#40845 and EN#40846.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40845
Facility: LASALLE
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DANIEL COVEYOU
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:14 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:21 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (IRO)
PAT HILAND (REG3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (REG3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

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

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE REGISTERED ON SITE SEISMIC MONITORS

At 0111, received a Strong Motion Seismic Alarm and received calls from numerous personnel onsite and offsite that they felt ground motion. A GSEP Unusual Event was declared at 01:21 due to a confirmed seismic event Emergency Action Level HU-4. A walk down of various plant areas including the Dike is in progress to determine if any equipment was affected or damaged. During the event, some spurious alarms were received which cleared with exception of the seismic alarm. The seismic alarm will be reset after Station Engineering reviews the seismic data. They observed a 1" water level spike that immediately returned to normal on main control room suppression pool water level recorder and plant process computer. At this time we have received no reports of equipment damage and walk downs are continuing. The earthquake measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale and was approximately 10 miles north of Ottawa, IL. Ottawa is located 10 miles NW of the site. Both Units remained on line and stable.

The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified and the state was notified.

NOTE: See related events 40844 and 40846.


* * * UPDATE ON 6/28/04 AT 0530 EDT FROM D. COVEYOU TO A. COSTA * * *

"This is an update to Event Number 40845. At 0355 CDT the Unusual Event, entered due to confirmed seismic event, was terminated. A walk down of various plant areas has been completed. No equipment damage was identified. The NARS [Nuclear Accident Reporting System] notification for termination was completed at 0405."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the State and local authorities.

Notified by e-mail: Susan Frant (IRO), Thomas Kozak (R3 DO), Frank Gillespie (NRR EO), Pat Hiland (Reg3), and Geoffrey Grant (R3). Also notified FEMA and DHS.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 40846
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RON RUSTIK
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 06/28/2004
Notification Time: 03:19 [ET]
Event Date: 06/28/2004
Event Time: 01:47 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
THOMAS KOZAK (R3)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
SUSAN FRANT (DIRO)
PAT HILAND (R3)
GEOFFREY GRANT (R3)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 84 Power Operation 84 Power Operation
2 N Y 85 Power Operation 85 Power Operation

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE FELT AT THE SITE

"On June 28, 2004 at 0147 CDT, the Control Room was notified that an earthquake was felt on site by Security Personnel. Both units 1 & 2 remain on line and stable with no abnormalities and no physical or structural damage identified. The Plant seismograph DID NOT trigger."

An unusual event was declared at 0151 CDT.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State and local authorities.

NOTE: See related EN#40844 and EN#40845.

* * * UPDATE ON 6/28/04 0436 EDT FROM RON RUSTIK TO ARLON COSTA * * *

"On June 28, 2004 at 0318 CDT, the Unusual Event has been terminated. A complete tour of all plant vital and protected areas was performed with no physical or structural damage verified. Security performed an inspection of outside areas of plant property and noted nothing unusual."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State and local authorities.

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