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Event Notification Report for January 13, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           01/12/1999 - 01/13/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35243  35244  35245  35246  35247  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35243       |
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| REP ORG:  ROSEMOUNT NUCLEAR INST.              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/12/1999|
|LICENSEE:  ROSEMOUNT NUCLEAR INSTR.             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:44[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        01/12/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:     |EVENT TIME:        09:44[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/12/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GENE KELLY           R1      |
|                                                |LEN WERT             R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JIM GAVULA           R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Jeffery Schmitt              |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |Vern Hodge           NRR     |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| Notification under 10 CFR Part 21 for Rosemount Model-1153B Alphaline        |
| Nuclear Pressure Transmitter                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Rosemounts Nuclear Instruments, Inc., (RNII) discovered two errors contained |
| in the Rosemount Specification and Outline Dimension Drawings for Model-1153 |
| Series-B Alphaline Nuclear Pressure Transmitters.  The first error exists in |
| the Specification and Outline Dimension Drawings for all 1153 Series-B Model |
| types (refs. a - d).  In each of these drawings, the module qualified life   |
| and electronics qualified life shown in Figure 2 are in error.  The graphs   |
| of Qualified Life vs. Ambient Operating Temperature were incorrectly         |
| transposed from ref. E in June of 1985.  This error resulted in overstating  |
| the qualified life of both the module and the electronics.  Model-1153       |
| Series-B Qualification Report (ref. E), Product Data Sheet (ref. F), and     |
| Product Manual (ref. G) are all correct, and the error is contained only in  |
| the Specification and Outline Dimension Drawings.                            |
|                                                                              |
| The second error exists only in the Specification and Outline Dimension      |
| Drawings for Differential Pressure Transmitter, Model 1153DB (ref. b).  In   |
| paragraph 4.2.2, the accuracy of the output code "R" following to 22         |
| megarads TID of gamma radiation exposure is incorrectly stated as +/- 1.5%   |
| of Upper Range Limit.  The correct accuracy value should be +/- 4.0% of      |
| Upper Range Limit following exposure to 22 megarads TID gamma radiation      |
| exposure.  This was a transposition error which occurred in the most recent  |
| revision of ref. B on June 27, 1997.  The Model-1153 Series-B Qualification  |
| Report (ref. e), Product Data Sheet (ref. f), and Product Manual (ref. g)    |
| were not affected by this error and are stated correctly.                    |
|                                                                              |
| All affected specification drawings will be revised within 60 days to        |
| reflect the correct qualified life vs. temperature relationships as well as  |
| output code "R" accuracy.  No further action related to this issue is        |
| expected.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35244       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/12/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:09[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        01/12/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:49[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE FYRE                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/12/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |GENE KELLY           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOHN DAVIDSON, IAT   NMSS    |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |ROBERT SKELTON, IAT  NRR     |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| Offsite notification made to Maryland Department of Natural Resources        |
| Division of Forestry due to fire on owners controlled area                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was informed at 0849 ET that they had a small fire in the owner |
| controlled area. The fire was extinguished by onsite personnel shortly after |
| the fire was discovered. The fire burned an area approximately 40' by 40'.   |
| This is the fourth fire that has occurred in the owner controlled area in    |
| the last several months. The licensee asked the Maryland Department of       |
| Natural Resources Division of Forestry to investigate the cause of the       |
| fire.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this event notification.          |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35245       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/12/1999|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:27[EST]|
|    CITY:  Anniston                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        01/12/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/12/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JIM GAVULA           R3      |
|                                                |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF HAVENNER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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| SHIPMENT RECEIVED WITH EXCESSIVE SURFACE CONTAMINATION                       |
|                                                                              |
| The U.S. Army  made the following report in accordance with 10 CFR           |
| 20.1906(d), after receiving a package with excessive external surface        |
| contamination.  The Anniston Army Depot received a package containing an     |
| M1A1 collimator, which normally contains 10 Ci of tritium.  The package had  |
| been shipped from the USMC training facility in Twentynine Palms, CA, via an |
| undetermined carrier.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Upon receipt of the package, employees of the Defense Logistics Agency       |
| performed wipe tests of the package.  These tests revealed that the surface  |
| of the package was contaminated with an activity of 8,200 dpm/100 cm².  In   |
| addition, some contamination was discovered inside of the hood where the     |
| wipe tests were performed.  The tritium source within the collimator appears |
| to be leaking.  The U.S. Army is reviewing the shipping papers regarding     |
| this package and has contacted NRC Region III (J. Cameron) regarding this    |
| event.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC Operations Center for a contact telephone number.)             |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   35246       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/12/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:18[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        01/12/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        14:20[EST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/12/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |JIM GAVULA           R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN SURMEIER        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERIC SPAETH                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
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| 4-HOUR NRC BULLETIN 91-01 REPORT                                             |
|                                                                              |
| THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS A PORTION OF A FACSIMILE RECEIVED FROM PORTSMOUTH:     |
|                                                                              |
| "ON JANUARY 12, 1999, AT 1420 HOURS, THE NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY (NCS)    |
| STAFF DETERMINED THAT SEVERAL NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY APPROVALS (NCSA)    |
| FOR X-705 [DECONTAMINATION FACILITY], THAT DEAL WITH DISASSEMBLY OF          |
| EQUIPMENT, WERE DEFICIENT.  NCSA-0705.042, NCSA-0705.031, [AND] NCSA-0705.33 |
| WERE DEFICIENT IN THAT THEY FAILED TO IDENTIFY THE CONTROLS NECESSARY TO     |
| ENSURE THAT THE DISASSEMBLY OF EQUIPMENT, PREVIOUSLY CLASSIFIED 'UH'         |
| (UNCOMPLICATED HANDLING) BY GEOMETRY, DID NOT LEAD TO AN UNSAFE              |
| CONFIGURATION FOR NCS.  BUILDING AND NCS PERSONNEL HAVE ASSESSED THE AREA,   |
| AND NO UNSAFE CONDITIONS OR DISASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES WERE FOUND."              |
|                                                                              |
| "SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENTS:  DURING DISASSEMBLY IF A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT  |
| CLASSIFIED AS 'UH' BASED ON GEOMETRY, AN UNSAFE CONFIGURATION COULD OCCUR."  |
|                                                                              |
| "POTENTIAL CRITICALITY PATHWAYS INVOLVED (BRIEF SCENARIO[S] OF HOW           |
| CRITICALITY COULD OCCUR):  EQUIPMENT CLASSIFIED AS UH BY GEOMETRY, IF        |
| DISASSEMBLED AND PLACED IN A PILE COULD RESULT IN AN UNSAFE CONFIGURATION."  |
|                                                                              |
| "CONTROLLED PARAMETERS (MASS, MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION, ETC.):    |
| GEOMETRY IS THE PARAMETER OF CONCERN.  HOWEVER, THIS CONTROL COULD BE LOST   |
| DURING DISASSEMBLY OF THE EQUIPMENT."                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "ESTIMATED AMOUNT, ENRICHMENT, FORM OF LICENSED MATERIAL (INCLUDE PROCESS    |
| LIMIT AND % WORST CASE OF CRITICAL MASS):  N/A - THE NCSAs WERE EVALUATED AT |
| 100 WT% ENRICHMENT WITH NO MASS RESTRICTIONS."                               |
|                                                                              |
| "NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROL(S) OR CONTROL SYSTEM(S) AND DESCRIPTION  |
| OF THE FAILURES OR DEFICIENCIES:  THE NCSA/NCSE DID NOT ADEQUATELY CONSIDER  |
| THE EFFECT OF DISASSEMBLY ON EQUIPMENT CLASSIFIED AS 'UH' BASED ON           |
| GEOMETRY."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEM AND WHEN EACH WAS IMPLEMENTED:  |
| X-705 BUILDING MANAGEMENT HAVE DISCONTINUED DISASSEMBLY OPERATIONS OF        |
| EQUIPMENT INVOLVING COMPONENTS PREVIOUSLY CLASSIFIED AS 'UH' BY GEOMETRY.    |
| APPLICABLE NCSA/NCSEs WILL BE CORRECTED AND IMPLEMENTED."                    |
|                                                                              |
| "THERE WAS ON LOSS OF HAZARDOUS/RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OR                      |
| RADIOACTIVE/RADIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION EXPOSURE AS A RESULT OF THIS EVENT."  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35247       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:21[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        01/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RILEY COLLINS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/13/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(1)(i)(A)   PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| PLANNED SHUTDOWN DUE TO INDICATIONS OF DEGRADATION ON THE DIVISION I DIESEL  |
| GENERATOR OUTPUT BREAKER CURRENT TRANSFORMERS                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "[During a planned maintenance outage, it was discovered that the] Division  |
| I diesel generator output breaker current transformers (CT) have indications |
| of degradation.  [A small puddle of CT encapsulant material was noticed on   |
| the cubicle floor when the breaker cubicle was opened.]  This degradation is |
| suspected to be related to a [10 CFR] Part 21 report  from ABB Power         |
| Distribution, Inc., on CT encapsulant material dated April 17, 1989.  The    |
| [Division] I [diesel generator] is currently inoperable.  For personnel      |
| protection, it is necessary to shut down the unit to complete inspection and |
| repair.  The unit is shutting down prior to the [technical specification]    |
| time limit, and [the unit] is not currently in the shutdown action           |
| statement."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| At the time of this notification, the unit was approximately 24 - 25 hours   |
| into a 72-hour limiting condition for operation for planned diesel generator |
| maintenance activities.  The unit shutdown is tentatively planned to         |
| commence at 0030 on 01/13/99.  The licensee expects that the unit will enter |
| Mode 3 (Hot Shutdown) some time on day shift, and the licensee plans to      |
| place the unit in Mode 4 (Cold Shutdown).  The current estimated restart     |
| date is 01/19/99.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| At this time, the licensee does not believe that this issue affects the      |
| other diesel generator because surveillance tests were successfully          |
| completed on it last week.  However, the impact on the other diesel          |
| generator is still being evaluated.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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