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Event Notification Report for March 5, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/04/1999 - 03/05/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35438  35439  35440  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35438       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:15[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/04/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:28[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL RUDD                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| IMPROVED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REVIEW FOUND SUSPECT SURVEILLANCE           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee identified a suspect surveillance during a programatic review   |
| of  Improved Technical Specifications Surveillances.  The surveillance       |
| involved the timers for the hydrogen skimmer suction isolation valves.  The  |
| acceptance criteria in the surveillance procedure was higher than allowed by |
| the acceptance criteria of the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report Table    |
| 7-15.  The licensee entered LCO 3.0.3 due to both trains being out of        |
| tolerance.  The licensee exited LCO 3.0.3 at 0059 EST after one of the       |
| timers was recalibrated and that train was declared operable.                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee also verified unit 1 hydrogen skimmer suction valve timers were |
| in specification.  One of unit 1's valves was out of specification and will  |
| be reported as a 30 day written report.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35439       |
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| REP ORG:  WITTNAUER WORLDWIDE, L.P.            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/1999|
|LICENSEE:  WITTNAUER WORLDWIDE, L.P.            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:18[EST]|
|    CITY:  Cayey                    REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        03/04/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PR |EVENT TIME:        14:18[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  52-19336-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|                                                |WAYNE HODGES         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Kelvin Massey                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNACCOUNTED TRITIUM                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Event was reported by Wittnauer Worldwide, L.P., located in Cayey, Puerto    |
| Rico.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Region 2 conducted and inspection of Wittnauer Worldwide, L.P. on        |
| October 26, 1998.  On January 22, 1999, Wittnauer Worldwide, L.P. received   |
| an inspection report from the US NRC containing two violations involving     |
| missing radioactive material (tritium).  On March 3, 1999, the licensee sent |
| a response to the NRC Region 2 addressing the violations.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported missing 0.27 curies of tritium for the month of        |
| November, 1997; 0.29 curies for December, 1997; 0.34 curies for the month of |
| January, 1998; 0.41 curies for the month of February, 1998;  0.31 curies for |
| the month of August, 1998; and 0.42 curies for the month of September,       |
| 1998.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee believes that the missing tritium , which is used on watch      |
| hands, was used to replace old watch hands  (the tritium was not accounted   |
| for when the new watch hands were used to replace old watch hands on watches |
| that were being repaired).                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Wittnauer Worldwide, L.P. acquired the watch company in December, 1996.      |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Region 2 (Mark Lesser) has been following this event.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35440       |
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| FACILITY: CALLAWAY                 REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/04/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MO |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:23[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/04/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:54[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID FITZGERALD             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/04/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PHIL HARRELL         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM DEGRADATION RELATED TO AREA BOUNDARY.  IMMEDIATE           |
| COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC resident inspector.                        |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the HOO for additional details.                                      |
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