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Event Notification Report for March 8, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/05/1999 - 03/08/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35349  35433  35441  35442  35443  35444  35445  35446  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35349       |
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| FACILITY: VERMONT YANKEE           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/05/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:25[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS MAY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JULIAN WILLIAMS      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| - RHR & CS SYSTEMS FLOW INSTRUMENT POWER SUPPLY LINES ROUTED IN SAME CABLE   |
| TRAY -                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| AT 1725 ON 02/05/99, DURING A REVIEW FOR A DESIGN CHANGE, THE LICENSEE       |
| DISCOVERED THAT THE 120-VAC POWER FEED TO POWER SUPPLY #PS10-100B IS ROUTED  |
| IN THE SAME DIVISION II CABLE TRAY AS POWER SUPPLY #PS10-100A.  THESE TWO    |
| POWER SUPPLIES ARE INTENDED TO BE REDUNDANT TO EACH OTHER AND SUPPLY POWER   |
| TO REDUNDANT TRAINS OF RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL (RHR) SYSTEM AND CORE SPRAY     |
| (CS) SYSTEM FLOW INSTRUMENTATION.  A LICENSEE OPERABILITY DETERMINATION      |
| CONCLUDED THAT THE FLOW INSTRUMENTATION IS OPERABLE, AND THERE IS NO ADVERSE |
| IMPACT ON PRESENT PLANT OPERATIONS.  THE LICENSEE IS DETERMINING CORRECTIVE  |
| ACTIONS.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE PLANS TO INFORM THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                     |
|                                                                              |
| ***RETRACTION ON 03/05/99 AT 1532ET BY ANDREW WISNIEWSKI TAKEN BY            |
| MACKINNON***                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| EVENT IS BEING RETRACTED AFTER FURTHER EVALUATION DETERMINED THAT THE ABOVE  |
| MENTIONED FLOW INSTRUMENTATION IS STILL CLASSIFIED UNDER THE ORIGINAL SER    |
| (REG. GUIDE 1.97 SUBMITTAL) AS TYPE "D", CATEGORY 2 AND 3, WHICH DOES NOT    |
| REQUIRE REDUNDANCY.  IN ADDITION A REVIEW HAS CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS NOT     |
| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED INSTRUMENTATION. R1DO(MICHAEL MODES )       |
| NOTIFIED.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS RETRACTION BY THE LICENSEE.  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   35433       |
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| REP ORG:  INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO.              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/1999|
|LICENSEE:  INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:52[EST]|
|    CITY:  LOCK HAVEN               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        03/02/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        15:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  GL1933-70             AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/06/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|                                                |WAYNE HODGES         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LAIRD                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| THE LICENSEE IS MISSING A CONSISTENCY GAUGE FOR A PAPER MACHINE              |
|                                                                              |
| THE GAUGE, NDC SYSTEMS MODEL # 104, CONTAINS 80 MILLICURIES OF AM-241 AND IS |
| USUALLY MOUNTED TO THE PAPER MACHINE.  IT WAS LAST INVENTORIED 6 MONTHS AGO  |
| WHEN IT WAS LOCATED IN A BOX IN ONE OF THEIR OFFICES.  THEY MAY BE ABLE TO   |
| LOCATE IT WHEN THEY CAN CONTACT AN EMPLOYEE WHO MAY KNOW WHERE IT IS.        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0947EST ON 3/6/99 FROM LARRY LAIRD TO S.SANDIN * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE LOCATED THE MISSING SOURCE.  IT WAS FOUND IN THE ORIGINAL       |
| SHIPPING CONTAINER STORED IN THEIR TEAM ROOM.  NOTIFIED R1DO(MODES) AND      |
| EO(HODGES).                                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35441       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:49[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        03/05/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:51[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD SWEENY               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| STATE NOTIFIED OF A KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE RETRIEVED FROM THE PLANT INTAKE |
| WATER                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| A  young healthy Kemp's Ridley sea turtle was taken from the water at the    |
| intake of Crystal River Unit 3.  The turtle was transported to the Crystal   |
| River Mariculture Center.  The Florida Department of Environmental           |
| Protection was notified of the retrieval of the sea turtle.  The turtle will |
| be transported to the Clearwater Marine Science Center.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                     |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35442       |
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| REP ORG:  UNIVERSITY RADIOLOGY GROUP           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY RADIOLOGY GROUP           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:15[EST]|
|    CITY:  NEW BRUNSWICK            REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        03/05/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:        07:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  29-17475-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOB TOKARZ                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|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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| LOSS AND RECOVERY OF DISPOSABLE RUBBER GLOVES CONTAMINATED WITH LESS THAN 10 |
| MILLICURIES OF IODINE-131.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Last night a cleaning crew accidentally removed a clear plastic bag from the |
| licensee's hot lab and placed the plastic bag into the facilities regular    |
| trash system. The trash was picked up by the local trash company early this  |
| morning.  Before the trash truck arrived at the dump the licensee had        |
| stopped the trash truck and recovered the clear plastic bag containing the   |
| contaminated disposable rubber gloves.  No one was contaminated or received  |
| exposure  from the contaminated disposable rubber gloves.  The plastic bag   |
| is back in the hot lab and the licensee's corrective action is not to let    |
| the cleaning crew enter the hot lab.                                         |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Region 1 (Lodhi) was notified of this event by the NRC Headquarters      |
| Operations Officer.                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35443       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:26[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        03/05/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:15[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CONOSCENTI/PENNA             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALE                   |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ELINOR ADENSAM       NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |JOHN DAVIDSON, IAT           |
|                                                |ROBERTA WARREN, IAT          |
|                                                |ROSANO, IAT                  |
|                                                |CHAMBERLAIN, IAT     R4      |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| BOMB THREAT. IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.  OUTSIDE  |
| AGENCY INVOLVED, (FBI).                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                                |
|                                                                              |
| AT 1343 ET THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION ENTERED           |
| MONITORING PHASE OF NORMAL MODE.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| ***COMMISSIONER'S ASSISTANCE BRIEFING ON 03/05/99 AT 1600 ET BRIEFED BY PAT  |
| GWYNN (ACTING NRC REGION 4 REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR)                           |
|                                                                              |
| PARTICIPANTS:  IRO (FRANK CONGEL),  PAO (SUE GAGNER), STATE PROGRAMS         |
| (SOLLENBERGER), CAO (TOM COMBS),  EDO OFFICE (TOM HILTZ), DEDE (MAL KNAPP &  |
| J. MITCHELL), NRR (SAM COLLINS), CHAIRMAN'S OFFICE (MARK MILLER), COMM.      |
| MCGAFFIGAN'S OFFICE (JIM BEALL), COMM. DIAZ'S OFFICE (TONY HSIA), COMM.      |
| DICUS' OFFICE (TERENCE CHAN),  COMM. MERRIFIELD'S OFFICE  (BRIAN McCABE),    |
| NMSS (LIZ TEN EYCK),  & IAT (ROBERTA WARREN).  R4DO (DID NOT PARTICIPATE).   |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| *****   UPDATE AT 1527 ET ON 03/05/99 BY MACKINNON   **********              |
|                                                                              |
| THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION EXITED MONITORING PHASE OF   |
| NORMAL MODE AFTER THE ALERT WAS TERMINATED AT 1227 PST.                      |
|                                                                              |
| FEDERAL AGENCIES NOTIFIED OF THE ENTERING AND EXITING OF THE ABOVE           |
| EVENT(NOTIFIED BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1610 HOURS AND ABOUT 1640 HOURS ON      |
| 03/05/99):                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| USDA (RON GRAHAM), DOE (BRAD ZACHMAN), HHS (JIM RABB), FEMA (CHARLIE         |
| BAGWELL), DOT-NRC (LT. HUDSPETH),  EPA REGION IX (ROBIN CLEMENS), AND FBI    |
| (TOM CASH).                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| MR. JOSE LUIS DELGADO OF THE MEXICAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION WAS NOTIFIED  |
| OF THIS EVENT.                                                               |
| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS EVENT UPDATE BY THE          |
| LICENSEE.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35444       |
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| FACILITY: LACROSSE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:04[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] AC (ALLIS CHAMBERS)              |EVENT DATE:        03/05/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:45[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE JOHNSEN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADAS 50.72(b)(2)(i)      DEG/UNANALYZED COND    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SEISMIC CONCERN WITH MAINTAINING SPENT FUEL POOL WATER LEVEL IF THE SPENT    |
| FUEL POOL RETURN LINE (ENTERS BOTTOM OF THE SPENT FUEL POOL)  RUPTURES       |
| DURING A SEISMIC EVENT.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The spent fuel pool has a return line which enters through the bottom of the |
| spent fuel pool. During surveillance testing of the spent fuel pool it was   |
| determined that two in series 4 inch check valves (58-26-007, 008; fuel      |
| storage well return check valves) have back leakage of between 15 to 16      |
| gallons per minute.  Makeup capacity to the spent fuel pool (fuel storage    |
| well system) is 5 gallons per minute.  If a seismic event (they have never   |
| had a seismic event) caused the spent fuel pool return line to rupture the   |
| spent fuel pool water inventory could be decreasing between 15 to 16 gallons |
| per minute and regular makeup to the spent fuel pool would be 5 gallons per  |
| minute.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The spent fuel pool contains 333 fuel assemblies.  The cladding for the      |
| spent fuel rods is made of stainless steel and the fuel has been in the      |
| spent fuel pool since 1987.  The temperature of the spent fuel pool is       |
| between 110 to 111 degrees F with no spent fuel pooling cooling.             |
|                                                                              |
| Contingency actions being taken by the license:                              |
|                                                                              |
| Isolate manual isolation valves as close to the check valves as possible if  |
| the line breaks.                                                             |
| Reduce spent fuel pool temperature (this weekend) from 110 degrees to        |
| between 70 and 80 degrees F.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| An LER will be submitted within 30 days concerning the potential loss of     |
| spent fuel pool water inventory via the return line if it is ruptured during |
| a seismic event.                                                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35445       |
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| FACILITY: DRESDEN                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:40[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3           |EVENT DATE:        02/01/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:55[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  D SLAGER                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF SHUTDOWN COOLING TWICE DURING PAST REFUELING OUTAGE                  |
|                                                                              |
| On February 1, and February 2, 1999, the Unit 3 shutdown cooling isolation   |
| valves isolated due to an invalid 350 degree F recirculation loop            |
| temperature input signal.  The actual reactor water temperature was less     |
| than 212 degrees F.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| This event was determined not to be reportable in accordance with the site   |
| reportability manual.  Upon further review of deficiency documents, it was   |
| determined this event should have been reported in accordance with 10 CFR    |
| 50.72(b)(2)(ii).                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The shutdown cooling isolation valves are part of the Primary Containment    |
| Isolation System (PCIS) which is an Engineered Safeguard Feature (ESF).  The |
| 350 degree F trip signal is electrically part of the PCIS trip logic         |
| circuitry. This signal will cause an isolation actuation, which is processed |
| through the PCIS ESF logic, resulting in closure of the shutdown cooling     |
| isolation valves.  Even though the signal was invalid, the system was not an |
| excepted system and these valves were actuated unnecessarily and therefore   |
| this event is being reported as an invalid ESF actuation.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35446       |
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| FACILITY: BEAVER VALLEY            REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/05/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:02[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/05/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GEORGE E. STOROLIS           |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/05/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHAEL MODES        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADAS 50.72(b)(2)(i)      DEG/UNANALYZED COND    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| Discrepancies in the post-fire plant operating procedures identified.        |
|                                                                              |
| A review with engineering fire protection self-assessment has identified     |
| discrepancies in the post-fire plant operating procedures.  Various steps    |
| require manual actions to be performed in the fire area of concern.  Smoke   |
| and heat from the postulated fire could prevent the actions from being       |
| accomplished as per the procedure instructions.  Specifically in fire area   |
| PA-4 (Auxiliary Building, Elevation 755 feet), spurious operation of         |
| 2CHS*LCV115C or 2CHS*LCV115E, Volume Control Tank (VCT) outlet to charging   |
| pump suction valves, requires that the valve's breaker be opened to allow    |
| local closing of the associated valve.  Even though the valves are located   |
| outside fire area PA-4, the operator has to travel through fire area PA-4 to |
| get to the breakers.  This action may not be able to be accomplished due to  |
| the fire event.  If the VCT outlet is not isolated, there could be intrusion |
| of gases from the VCT which could cause a loss of charging capability.  The  |
| procedure provides inadequate actions to recover from this scenario.  This   |
| could result in the plant not being able to achieve a safe shutdown as       |
| required by the fire protection analysis.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| A condition report has been written to document this issue along with other  |
| potential procedure discrepancies.  Currently Unit 2 is in Mode 5 (Cold      |
| Shutdown) where this issue is not an operability concern at this time.  The  |
| root cause and corrective actions are being addressed via the corrective     |
| action program.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Similar reviews of Unit 1 are ongoing.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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