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Event Notification Report for September 3, 2004

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Event Reports For
09/02/2004 - 09/03/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


40952 41000 41006 41007 41010 41011 41012 41013

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Power Reactor Event Number: 40952
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: BRIAN BLANCHE
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 08/14/2004
Notification Time: 14:44 [ET]
Event Date: 08/14/2004
Event Time: 10:25 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
LINDA SMITH (R4)

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

GRAND GULF STANDBY SERVICE WATER "C" AND HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE

"During underwater inspection of the Standby Service Water 'C' system, four piping supports were found with considerable degradation. As a result, the Standby Service Water 'C' and High Pressure Core Spray systems were declared inoperable per Technical Specifications (TS). High Pressure Core Spray is a single - train system that performs a safety function."

The licensee entered the applicable sections of TS 3.7.2, High Pressure Core Spray Service Water System, and TS 3.5.1, High Pressure Core Spray.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * RETRACTION ON 9/2/04 AT 1610 EDT FROM MICHAEL LARSON TO ARLON COSTA * * *

"Reactor Plant Event Number 40952 was reported on August 14, 2004 at 1344 for an inoperable Standby Service Water 'C' and High Pressure Core Spray system due to degraded Standby Service Water 'C' lateral piping supports. This event is hereby retracted.

"The retraction is based on engineering evaluations and calculations performed that determined that the Standby Service Water 'C' and High Pressure Core Spray System were both OPERABLE and capable of performing their intended safety function. The engineering evaluation and calculations concluded that even without the degraded lateral piping supports, the Standby Service Water 'C' piping maintained its structural integrity and would have performed its intended safety function."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R4DO (W. Jones).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41000
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: SOUTHERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: RIVERDALE State: GA
County:
License #: 1039-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROD HARRELL
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/30/2004
Notification Time: 14:49 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/30/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1)
E. WILLIAM BRACH (NMSS)

Event Text

GEORGIA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT

On July 01, 2004 the licensee had three patients scheduled for I-131 treatments. Two patients were scheduled to receive less than 33 milliCuries and one patient was scheduled to receive 100 milliCuries. One of the patients scheduled to receive less than 33 milliCuries was administered 100 milliCuries instead. The patient was allowed to leave the facility without the proper instructions being given. The authorized user who signed the written directive was at the facility when the dose was administered. The temporary RSO was at South Fulton Hospital and he was notified. The patient was notified and was given the proper instructions prior to release and the referring physician was notified.

On 07/19/04, a written copy of this event was received by the [Georgia] Department [of Natural Resources], including measures taken to prevent recurrence. Incident was not discovered by licensee until after patient had left with her children. On 7/26/04, the Department received report from the medical physicist consultant hired by licensee that no overexposures or affects from radiation would have been received by patient's children.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41006
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: D. EMLING
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 11:09 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 10:43 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JAY HENSON (R2)
TERRY REIS (NRR)
RICHARD WESSMAN (IRD)
DENVER ()
COSTELLO (DHS)
KEVIN BISCOE (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

NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED

St. Lucie declared a Notification of Unusual Event due to hurricane warning in effect for the plant and surrounding areas.

The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41007
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [4] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM RUSSELL
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 11:20 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 10:56 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
Person (Organization):
JAY HENSON (R2)
TERRY REIS (NRR)
RICHARD WESSMAN (IRD)
DENVER ()
COSTELLO (DHS)
KEN SWEETSER (FEMA)

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

Event Text

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED

Turkey point entered EAL 12A based on a confirmed hurricane warning from the State of Florida State Warning Point.

The Licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41010
Facility: OYSTER CREEK
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-2
NRC Notified By: JEFFREY P. DOSTAL
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 12:43 [ET]
Event Date: 09/01/2004
Event Time: 13:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 99 Power Operation

Event Text

HEAT BALANCE INDICATION ABOVE LICENSED VALUE

"This is a 24 hour ENS notification of a failure to comply with section 2C of the license, which authorizes operation of the facility at steady-state power levels not in excess of 1930 MWth.

"Description of Event:

"At 13:50, upon installation of a new PC [Plant Computer] isolator Power Supply, the PCS [Plant Computer System] Heat Balance indicated 1936 MWth. Operations immediately lowered reactor power to maintain indicated power less than 1930 MWth. At 09:38 on 09/01/04, the Plant Computer System Isolator Power Supply had failed. Per procedure an admin rod block was installed and all reactivity manipulations were ceased. A prompt investigation was commenced. Initial results of the prompt investigation indicate that the PC isolator Power Supply began to degrade on 08/29. This degradation resulted in a slow lowering of indicated CRD Flow which provides input to the PCS Heat Balance calculation. Based on evaluations of the impact of the degradation, the 1930 MWth limit was exceeded on 08/30/04 at 18:41. Power peaked at 1937 MWth, to approximately 100.4%, on 09/01/04.

"Immediate Corrective Actions:
1- Reduced reactor power to <1930 MWth per the heat balance
2- Verified correct all computer inputs Into the PCS Heat Balance
3 - Established a PCS Point Group for Heat Balance Inputs which are being checked twice a shift."

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified by the licensee.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41011
Rep Org: NAK ENGINEERING INC
Licensee: NAK ENGINEERING INC
Region: 4
City: WINDSOR State: CA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANDREW M. KATZIN
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 12:21 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 08:38 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
WILLIAM JONES (R4)
JOEL MUNDAY (R2)
VERN HODGE (NRR)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORTING: HISTORY OF EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR PISTON DEFECT

The Nordberg single piece, ductile iron piston, a component of the Nordberg Diesel Engine (Model FS 1316HSC) Emergency Diesel Generator, has a history of sub-surface porosity problems in the upper ring belt area. This porosity has resulted in the initiation of cracks in the compression ring grooves and ultimately the separation of the piston crown from the piston skirt. Once the crown comes loose from the skirt, it can result in catastrophic damage to the cylinder head, cylinder liner, cylinder bock, connecting rod, and crankshaft. This damage can result in the loss of the safety function of the emergency diesel generator.

The plant affected is owned by Progress Energy, Brunswick Nuclear Project (CP&L), Brunswick, NC. The component serial number is 1030-1328/1331, model FS 1316HSC. The manufacturer has described in details the concerns, conclusions and corrective action recommendations made regarding the current pistons in use at the facility.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41012
Facility: DUANE ARNOLD
Region: 3 State: IA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: EDWARD HARRISON
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 15:52 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 14:15 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 93 Power Operation 93 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING RELEASE OF OXIDANT

"On September 2, 2004 at 14:15 (CDT) the Duane Arnold Energy Center made notification to Mr. Mike Wade of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources regarding a release of free available oxidant (chlorine) to the Cedar River. Although, the initial indications show that this release did not exceed our NPDES discharge permit value, as stated by Mr. Wade of the IDNR, the notification to an outside government agency meets the criteria of a 4-hour notification to the NRC per 50.72(b)(2).(xi)."

The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41013
Facility: HADDAM NECK
Region: 1 State: CT
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL BACCA
HQ OPS Officer: GERRY WAIG
Notification Date: 09/02/2004
Notification Time: 16:37 [ET]
Event Date: 09/02/2004
Event Time: 14:29 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/02/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
PAMELA HENDERSON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Decommissioned 0 Decommissioned

Event Text

DIESEL FUEL SPILL IN CONTAINMENT FROM OVERTURNED EXCAVATOR

Haddam Neck Plant reported that a 20 to 30 gallon diesel fuel oil spill occurred in the containment building from an overturned excavator performing decommissioning work in the containment building. The fuel oil has been contained using absorbent material and there was no release of fuel oil to the environment. No injuries occurred to any personnel. A recovery plan is being formulated by plant management at this time.

Haddam Neck reported this event to the State of Connecticut - Department of Environmental Protection and to NRC Region 1 (John Wray).

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