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Event Notification Report for October 17, 2005

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10/14/2005 - 10/17/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


42042 42056 42057

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42042
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JAMIE MCCONNELL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 10/06/2005
Notification Time: 13:57 [ET]
Event Date: 10/06/2005
Event Time: 11:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/14/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
BRIAN BONSER (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 - OIL SPILL TO NAVIGABLE WATERS

There was an "oil spill to navigable waters (Lake Wylie), requiring DHEC [Department of Health and Environmental Control] SC [South Carolina] notification."

The oil was in an onsite yard drain. The site staff was not aware of the oil in the drain. Before the yard drain was emptied, rains caused the yard drain to overflow resulting in oil entry into the lake.

"Site hazmat response [was] initiated. An offsite agency will be called in to assist in the clean up. At this time the source of the spill is unknown. [The] oil spill does not appear to be ongoing."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 11/14/05 AT 1605 EDT FROM EVERETT TO COSTA * * *

"Catawba Nuclear Station Environmental, Department determined that an update to the 10/06/05 oil spill was required and the update was given at 13:58 on 10/14/05. The original notification to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) identified oil in navigable waters, but did not identify the underground line used to transfer diesel fuel from a sump to an underground used oil tank as the potential oil source.

"Catawba is in the process of developing plans to excavate the suspect piping area in order to evaluate the piping and repair/replace as necessary. These plans will include mitigation strategies for materials contaminated by the spill event. The suspect piping has been isolated and the oil removed from the affected navigable waters."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (Decker).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42056
Facility: TURKEY POINT
Region: 2 State: FL
Unit: [3] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: JIM SPEICHER
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 10/15/2005
Notification Time: 08:54 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2005
Event Time: 07:02 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
THOMAS DECKER (R2)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUXILIARY FEEDWATER ACTUATION ON A MANUAL REACTOR TRIP

"Auxiliary Feedwater actuation due to low steam generator level following a manual reactor trip.

"At 0702 on 10/15/05, a manual reactor trip was initiated due to decreasing level on the 3C steam generator. Auxiliary Feedwater system actuated as expected due to post-trip steam generator level decrease. 3C steam generator level was restored using Auxiliary and Main feed. The cause of the loss of steam generator level control is under investigation.

"The plant is stable in Mode 3 with the Auxiliary Feedwater system in standby."

All control rods fully inserted. The decay heat removal path is normal feedwater through the steam generators and out the atmospheric relief valves. There are no primary to secondary steam generator tube leaks. Safety related electrical busses are powered via normal offsite power. Emergency diesel generators are available if needed. There was no impact on Unit 4.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 42057
Facility: WOLF CREEK
Region: 4 State: KS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PRESTON LAWSON
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 10/15/2005
Notification Time: 13:25 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2005
Event Time: 09:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/15/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (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

DIESEL OIL SPILL IN EXCESS OF REPORTABLE QUANTITIES OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

"On 10/15/2005, at 09:30 am CDT, Wolf Creek Generating Station Operations personnel discovered a diesel fuel oil spill on acreage controlled by Wolf Creek generating Station, at the Makeup Water Screen House. The spill was not currently active and had occurred at an unknown previous date and time. The spill amount is estimated to be in excess of "Reportable Quantities of Hazardous Waste" per 40 CFR 302.4, which is greater than 1.4 gallons. The actual spill amount is not known, however there is no puddling or runoff. The spill has been reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This [incident] requires a report to the NRC per 10 CPR 50.72 (b) (2) (xi)."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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