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Event Notification Report for July 2, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/01/1999 - 07/02/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35883  35884  35885  35886  35887  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35883       |
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| REP ORG:  QUEST X TECHNOLOGIES, GUAM           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/30/1999|
|LICENSEE:  QUEST X TECHNOLOGIES, GUAM           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:13[EDT]|
|    CITY:  GUAM                     REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        06/30/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:     |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |SUSAN SHANKMAN       NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+EPA (BY FAX)                 |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CUMMINGS & HICKMAN           |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| - PACKAGE OF IRIDIUM - 192 WITHOUT SHIPPING PAPERS LOCATED IN GUAM -         |
|                                                                              |
| TOM BIRKAMEYER, CHIEF OF SAFETY, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, GUAM AIRPORT,         |
| RECEIVED A PACKAGE OF IRIDIUM - 192 ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO AND STORED IT IN    |
| THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AREA AT THE AIRPORT IN GUAM.  THE SHIPPING PAPERS    |
| ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND THE SHIPPER AND RECEIVER ARE UNKNOWN.                  |
|                                                                              |
| RECENTLY, PERSONNEL AT QUEST X TECHNOLOGIES (JAHA CUMMINGS & WALT HICKMAN)   |
| TOOK POSSESSION OF THE PACKAGE AND PLACED IT IN A LOCKED STORAGE SHED IN     |
| GUAM.  THE PACKAGE IS A SMALL DRUM, TYPE 'A' PACKAGE WITH THE FOLLOWING      |
| PARTIALLY OBSCURED MARKINGS:  RADIATION SYMBOL, RADIOACTIVE YELLOW 3, SOLID  |
| FORM, UN-2982 (NUMBER MAY BE INCORRECT), AND "ENGLAND".  QUEST PERSONNEL     |
| MEASURED THE PACKAGE WITH A GM SURVEY INSTRUMENT AND OBTAINED MAXIMUM        |
| READINGS OF 0.2 MR/HR AT THE SURFACE OF THE PACKAGE.                         |
|                                                                              |
| QUEST PERSONNEL CALLED THE NRC TO REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO DO WITH    |
| THE PACKAGE.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| *****  LINDA HOWELL REGION IV to WILLIAM POERTNER  0835 EDT 7/1/99  ******   |
|                                                                              |
| Region IV will coordinate with EPA (San Francisco) to resolve issue.         |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35884       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/01/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        07/01/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:08[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  R. PEAL                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |LEDYARD MARSH        NRR     |
|ACCS 50.72(b)(1)(iv)     ECCS INJECTION         |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     RPS ACTUATION          |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ECCS INJECTION, RPS ACTUATION, AND ESF ACTUATION.                            |
|                                                                              |
| Susquehanna Unit 1 experienced a Reactor Scram due to a neutron monitoring   |
| upscale trip signal.  Preliminary indication is that the 'C' outboard MSIV   |
| went closed, causing the high neutron flux that tripped the reactor.  The    |
| other three steam lines experienced high steam flow resulting in the closure |
| of all the steam line isolation valves.   As a result of the Reactor Scram   |
| with MSIV closure, water level dropped to approximately minus 46 inches on   |
| wide range level instrumentation.  Level was restored to 35 inches using     |
| high pressure coolant injection (HPCI) and reactor core isolation cooling    |
| (RCIC).  Reactor pressure peaked at 1048 psig prior to the scram.  All       |
| control rods inserted and safety relief valves were cycled to control        |
| pressure.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee entered a 12 hour to cold shutdown LCO at 02:51 EDT due to      |
| suppression pool temperature exceeding 120 degrees.  Suppression pool        |
| temperature is presently 134 degrees.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC resident inspector.                        |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35885       |
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| REP ORG:  NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER             |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/01/1999|
|LICENSEE:  WILLARD BAY STATE PARK, UTAH         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:06[EDT]|
|    CITY:  WILLARD CITY             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/01/1999|
|  COUNTY:  BOX ELDER                 STATE:  UT |EVENT TIME:        10:00[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|                                                |FRED COMBS           NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PENDLETON                    |WILLIAM SINCLAIR     UT      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| - LUNCH COOLER WITH RADIOACTIVE & BIOHAZARDS MATERIALS LABELS FOUND IN A     |
| STATE PARK -                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER NOTIFIED THE NRC THAT PARK RANGER STEPHEN OLSEN |
| FOUND A STANDARD IGLOO LUNCH SIZE COOLER AT A BOAT LAUNCH RAMP IN WILLARD    |
| BAY STATE PARK, WILLARD CITY, UT.  THE COOLER HAD RADIOACTIVE AND BIOHAZARD  |
| MATERIALS LABELS ON IT.  THE COOLER WAS NOT EMPTY AND APPEARED TO CONTAIN    |
| ICE AND POSSIBLY OTHER CONTENTS.  MR OLSEN MOVED THE COOLER TO A MAINTENANCE |
| AREA AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND NOTIFIED THE LOCAL SHERIFF.                        |
|                                                                              |
| THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER NOTIFIED MR BYRON, EPA REGION VIII.  NATIONAL   |
| RESPONSE INCIDENT REPORT #489662.                                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35886       |
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| FACILITY: CALVERT CLIFFS           REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/01/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MD |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:57[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        07/01/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:45[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  NICK LAVATO                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/01/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AUNA 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(A)  UNANALYZED COND OP     |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| - OPERABILITY DETERMINATION FOR CR HABITABILITY USED UNAPPROVED METHODOLOGY  |
| -                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| LICENSEE PERSONNEL PERFORMED AN OPERABILITY DETERMINATION FOR CONTROL ROOM   |
| (CR) HABITABILITY USING SOUND ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES.  THIS DETERMINATION    |
| INCLUDED DOSE ASSESSMENTS FOR CONTROL ROOM OPERATORS DURING CERTAIN LIMITING |
| ACCIDENTS.  HOWEVER, THESE ASSESSMENTS USED PORTIONS OF METHODOLOGY NOT      |
| SPECIFIED IN THE UFSAR THAT HAD BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE NRC FOR APPROVAL ON    |
| 04/09/98.  THIS METHODOLOGY HAD NOT YET BEEN APPROVED BY THE NRC FOR USE     |
| SPECIFICALLY AT CALVERT CLIFFS.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE INFORMED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                            |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   35887       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/02/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 00:50[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        07/02/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        00:40[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/02/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |SUSAN SHANKMAN       NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MAY                          |PAT HILAND           REG3    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |ROY CANIANO          REG3    |
+------------------------------------------------+LIZ TEN EYCK         NMSS    |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALE                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OADD 76.120(a)(4)        EMERGENCY DECLARED     |                             |
|OCBB 76.120(c)(2)(ii)    EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
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| DECLARED ALERT DUE TO THE CRITICALITY ACCIDENT ALARM SYSTEM (CAAS) BEING     |
| DECLARED INOPERABLE.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| THEY DISCOVERED THAT THE RADIATION ALARM SYSTEM, CAAS, FAILED ITS            |
| SURVEILLANCE DUE TO THE CALIBRATION SETPOINT BEING INCORRECT.  THE CORRECT   |
| SETPOINT SHOULD BE 5MR/HR, BUT THE AS FOUND SETPOINT WAS 8.57MR/HR.  DUE TO  |
| THIS CONDITION, THEY CAN NOT MEET THEIR OPERABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE     |
| CAAS, SO ALL OF THE CAAS IS BEING DECLARED INOPERABLE (BUT FUNCTIONAL) WHICH |
| PUTS THE PLANT AT THE ALERT LEVEL PER THE EMERGENCY ACTION LEVEL PROCEDURES. |
| ALL OF THE AUTOCLAVE AREAS ARE SHUTDOWN AND PLANT PERSONNEL THAT ARE         |
| STAFFING THE FACILITIES ARE USING ALARMING DOSIMETERS.  THE CASCADES AT THIS |
| TIME ARE STILL OPERATING.  THERE ARE 76 CLUSTERS AFFECTED BY THIS CONDITION. |
| IT IS BELIEVED THAT THESE INSTRUMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN  CALIBRATED CORRECTLY    |
| SINCE INSTALLATION.  THEY HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED WHEN CALIBRATION OF CAAS   |
| WILL BE COMPLETED.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| THEY HAVE NOTIFIED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR, THE DOE SITE REPRESENTATIVE,  |
| DOE OAK RIDGE, OHIO EMA, PIKE COUNTY LEPC AND PIKE COUNTY EMA.               |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 7/2/99 @ 0251 BY MCCRAE TO GOULD ***                           |
|                                                                              |
| SITE STILL RESTRICTING ACCESS TO ALL AREAS AFFECTED BY THE INOPERABLE CAAS   |
| MONITORS.                                                                    |
| RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED TO RECALIBRATE THE MONITORS.          |
| NONESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ON DAY SHIFT WILL BE SENT HOME UPON ARRIVAL.          |
|                                                                              |
| THE HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONS OFFICER NOTIFIED THE R3DO (JAMES CREED) AND NMSS |
| EO (SUSAN SHANKMAN).                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 7/2/99 @ 0432 BY CASTLE TO GOULD ***                           |
|                                                                              |
| THE SITE WILL BE MAKING A PRESS RELEASE AND NOTIFIED DOE. THIS ACTION        |
| REQUIRES A 4 HOUR NOTIFICATION TO NRC.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| WITH THE CAAS CLUSTERS INOPERABLE AND NOT AVAILABLE TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED, |
| THIS IS  A 24 HOUR NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| THE HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONS OFFICER NOTIFIED THE R3DO (JAMES CREED) AND NMSS |
| EO (SUSAN SHANKMAN).                                                         |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| THE R3DO (JAMES CREED) AND NMSS EO (SUSAN SHANKMAN) WERE NOTIFIED.           |
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