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Event Notification Report for April 2, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           04/01/1999 - 04/02/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35536  35538  35539  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35536       |
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| REP ORG:  UNIV. OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/31/1999|
|LICENSEE:  UNIV. OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:20[EST]|
|    CITY:  MINNEAPOLIS              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        03/31/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MN |EVENT TIME:        14:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  22-00187-46           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK RING            R3      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERRY STAIGER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAAA 20.1906(d)           SURFACE CONT/ EXT RAD |                             |
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| Tritium contamination was found on the bottom of a package delivered by      |
| FEDEX to the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.                          |
|                                                                              |
| A package containing Phosphorus-33 delivered by FEDEX, (origin Amersham of   |
| Chicago), to the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus was found to have    |
| Tritium contamination only on the bottom of the package.  Swipes of  the     |
| package were taken twice and each time only contamination was found on the   |
| bottom of the package. The contamination level of each swipe was 50,000 DPM. |
| The package was double bagged and the carpeting on which the package was     |
| resting was covered to prevent spread of contamination.  The RSO for the     |
| University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus contacted the Amersham RSO,       |
| located in Chicago, IL.,  and informed him of this incident. The RSO for the |
| University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus said that they were going to take |
| another swipe of the package tomorrow morning (04/01/99) and take a reading  |
| of the swipe to make sure that the contamination of the package is from      |
| Tritium. The University of Minnesota at Duluth only received one package     |
| from FEDEX so the Tritium contamination of the bottom of the package did not |
| come from the carpeting of the floor.                                        |
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| Contact the HOO for contact numbers.                                         |
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| * * * UPDATE 1050EST ON 4/1/99 FROM J. STAIGER TO S.SANDIN * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event after confirming that the              |
| scintillation counter response was due to chemical luminescence rather than  |
| tritium contamination.  The licensee discussed this with R3(Jones) and       |
| notified the Amersham RSO as well as FEDEX.  Notified R3DO (Ring).           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35538       |
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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/01/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:01[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/01/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:50[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  K. D. DEVOR                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHARLES OGLE         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
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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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| POSSIBLE GAS BINDING OF CHARGING PUMPS DURING CONTROL ROOM FIRE              |
|                                                                              |
| "Engineering has identified the possibility of equipment failure during an   |
| Appendix 'R' control room fire leading to gas binding of all charging pumps. |
| This condition places [both] units outside of  Appendix 'R' design basis.    |
|                                                                              |
| "Compensatory actions:  1) O-FCA-1 [procedure is] being changed to address   |
| this condition (Fire Contingency Action, Control Room Fire); 2) establishing |
| continuous fire watch in control room pending resolution of condition."      |
|                                                                              |
| A fire in the control room could prevent the automatic closing of the        |
| charging pump suction valves from the volume control tank (VCT) on low level |
| transfer to the refueling water storage tank.  This would allow the gas used |
| in the VCT to expand into the suction of the charging pumps causing gas      |
| binding.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| HOO Note:  Refer to  Events  #35481 and #35537.                              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35539       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 04/01/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:24[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/01/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:38[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHELLE SAVINO              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  04/01/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KATHLEEN MODES       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|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   |
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|2     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |
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| COURTESY NOTIFICATION ON LOSS OF DEGRADED VOLTAGE INDICATION ON 480 VAC      |
| VITAL BUS                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The field operator discovered 480 Vac VITAL bus '6A' degraded bus voltage    |
| monitor light was extinguished. After further investigation it was           |
| determined that the control power fuses were blown on the degraded bus       |
| voltage monitor.  The fuses were replaced and the circuit was restored       |
| successfully.  This report is made at management discretion.   Technical     |
| Specification 3.5.3 which invokes Table 3.5.3 for undervoltage was entered.  |
| The LCO action statement requires placing the plant in cold shutdown.  The   |
| plant was in the investigation phase and recovered the circuit in question   |
| so never commenced a plant shutdown.                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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