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Event Notification Report for November 30, 2004

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Event Reports For
11/29/2004 - 11/30/2004

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41177 41222 41229 41231

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41177
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: KEVIN DAHM
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 11/07/2004
Notification Time: 06:20 [ET]
Event Date: 11/07/2004
Event Time: 06:20 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
PATRICK LOUDEN (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

LOSS OF SPDS AND ERDS DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE

"The Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) and Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) were removed from service while implementing a planned modification to replace the Visual Annunciator System, Iso-Mimic display system, and support planned maintenance on uninterruptible power supplies. SPDS and ERDS will be returned to service in approximately 14 days. During this period, any out of service indication on the SPDS can be obtained by control board indications. The Emergency Notification System will remain operable. These conditions are reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The NRC Resident inspector has been notified. The plant is in Mode 4, Reactor Coolant Temperature is 115 deg and Div. 1 RHR is in shutdown cooling."

* * * UPDATE 1340 EST ON 11/29/04 FROM DAVID COSEO TO S.SANDIN * * *

"This is an update to Event No. 41177. ERDS and SPDS have been restored following design change implementation on the Annunciator System. The plant remains in Mode 4 completing outage activities to support startup."

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R3DO (Ken O'Brien).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41222
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Region: 4
City: Sugar Land State: TX
County: San Jacinto
License #: L01833
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 11/24/2004
Notification Time: 09:34 [ET]
Event Date: 08/30/2004
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/24/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JEFFERY CLARK (R4)
JOHN HICKEY (NMSS)

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ABANDONED WELL LOGGING SOURCE

"On August 30, 2004, Schlumberger Technology Corporation was logging the Allar #1 well, operated by Famcor Oil, Inc., API # 42-407-30612, located in San Jacinto County, Texas. The well logging tool string became stuck during logging operations in the 11,998 foot well. The source string is below 3,319 feet of drill pipe stuck in sand-shale and sand-shale interfaces. Multiple attempts at recovery were conducted between 10/22/2004 and 10/29/2004. The Licensee notified the Agency of probable abandonment on 10/28/2004. The tool string contained two sealed radioactive well logging sources. The Licensee has not informed the Agency of the manufacturer of the sources. However, the 16 Curie Am-241/Be Neutron source, Model NSRF, Serial No G5053, is stuck and cemented in place at 8,326 feet [mine depth (MD)] , and the 1.7 Curie Cs-137 Density source, Model GSRJ, Serial No. Al 927, is stuck and cemented in place at 8,339 feet MD. Both sources were last leak tested on April 3, 2004, and were current on the date the sources became stuck in the well bore. Two-hundred feet of red oxide dyed cement is spotted on top of the stuck drill pipe from 4,984 feet to 4,750 feet. A used drill bit was placed as a deflection device at 4,750 feet. An additional 208 feet of cement was place on top of the drill bit, with the top of the cement located at 4,550 feet. The job was completed on October 30, 2004. A required plaque was ordered on November 19, 2004, and will be placed on the well head when received."

Texas Incident No. I-8185

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41229
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: TIM JONES
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 11/29/2004
Notification Time: 01:36 [ET]
Event Date: 11/29/2004
Event Time: 00:09 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
Person (Organization):
CHARLIE PAYNE (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R N 0 Startup 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO DROPPED CONTROL ROD

"Dropped rod E-11 in Shut Down Bank 'B' at 2334 on 11/28/04 while performing Low Power Physics Testing after refueling. Shutdown bank not fully withdrawn with dropped rod placed Unit 3 in Tech Spec Action Statement 3.0.3. RX trip breakers were opened at 0009 [11/29/04]. Unit 3 entered 3-EOP-E.O, Reactor Trip or Safety Injection, the unit was placed in Mode 3 and transitioned to 3-EOP-ES-0.1, Reactor Trip Response and then into 3-GOP-301. All plant equipment responded as required and the unit remains stable in mode 3 while the Rod Control failure is investigated."

The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41231
Facility: SAINT LUCIE
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: JOHN BRADY
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 11/29/2004
Notification Time: 16:22 [ET]
Event Date: 11/29/2004
Event Time: 13:50 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
CHARLIE PAYNE (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 DUE TO 50 GALLON HYDRAULIC OIL SPILL ONSITE

"On 11/29/04, a leased mobile crane discharged approximately 50 gallons of hydraulic oil through a faulted line as maintenance contractors were performing pre-operational checks. The oil spill was confined to the compacted shell rock ground area beneath the crane. Immediate actions were taken to clean and remove the spilled oil using absorbent material and by removing saturated soil. The magnitude of the spill required off-site notification to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and to the St. Lucie County Health Dept."

The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.

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