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Event Notification Report for July 20, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/19/1999 - 07/20/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35846  35928  35932  35933  35934  35935  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35846       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:34[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        06/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:01[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAY MARTIN                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JIMI YEROKUN         R1      |
|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        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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| -AFW PUMP STARTED DUE TO LOW S/G LEVEL SIGNALS WHILE VENTING A S/G LEVEL     |
| TRANSMITTER-                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| WITH UNIT 3 IN MODE 5 (COLD SHUTDOWN) IN A REFUELING OUTAGE AND THE #2A      |
| VITAL INSTRUMENT AC BUS INOPERABLE, PLANT TECHNICIANS WERE VENTING AN 'A'    |
| STEAM GENERATOR (S/G) LEVEL TRANSMITTER.  THE 'A' AUXILIARY FEEDWATER (AFW)  |
| PUMP STARTED DUE TO A LOW S/G LEVEL ACTUATION SIGNAL ALONG WITH A LOW S/G    |
| LEVEL SIGNAL DUE TO THE #2A VITAL INSTRUMENT AC BUS BEING INOPERABLE (2 OUT  |
| OF 4 LOGIC ACTUATION SIGNAL).  PLANT OPERATORS STOPPED THE 'A' AFW PUMP AND  |
| RESET IT TO NORMAL WITHIN ONE MINUTE.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE NOTIFIED STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AND THE NRC RESIDENT         |
| INSPECTOR.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1412 ON 7/19/99, BY OLSON RECEIVED BY WEAVER * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| During the event investigation it was determined that the ESF actuation of   |
| the 'A' MDAFW Pump was not reportable because the signal was invalid and the |
| system had been properly removed from service and controlled in accordance   |
| with the applicable operating procedures. Therefore, this condition did not  |
| represent a reportable actuation of an ESF pursuant to 10 CFR                |
| 50.72(b)(2)(ii) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv). The condition is also not        |
| reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.73 (a)(2)(i)(B), as an event or condition   |
| that is prohibited by the Technical Specifications (TS) because the Unit was |
| in Mode 5, a condition in which the TS are not applicable to this ESF        |
| System. The Immediate Notification is therefore being retracted.  The        |
| licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The Operations center notified the R1DO (Noggle).                            |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35928       |
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| FACILITY: PRAIRIE ISLAND           REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/17/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:16[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/17/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:49[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DOUG SMITH                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RONALD GARDNER       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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC START OF AUX BUILDING SPECIAL VENT SYSTEM                          |
|                                                                              |
| The auxiliary building special vent system received an automatic start       |
| signal from a spike on radiation monitor 1R30 (aux building vent gas         |
| radiation monitor). Redundant radiation monitor 1R37 did not show any change |
| in radiation levels. The licensee will investigate the cause of the spike on |
| monitor 1R30.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  |
|                                                                              |
| *** RETRACTION AT 1102, 07/19/99, RYAN TO POERTNER ***                       |
|                                                                              |
| Further investigation found that the automatic actuation of the auxiliary    |
| building special vent system was invalid.   The actuation resulted from      |
| confirmed spiking of the auxiliary building vent gas radiation monitor       |
| (1R30).                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.                                |
|                                                                              |
| HOO notified R3DO (Hiland).                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35932       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:32[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        07/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS MILLER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ELMO COLLINS         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ANN BOLAND           R2      |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING ANOMALY DURING RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURE         |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 0500 CDT, following the radiograph of a check valve, the    |
| source could not be retracted into its shield using the normal method.       |
| However, the radiographer was able to manually retract the source without    |
| directly handling the source. The licensee notified the State of Mississippi |
| regarding this anomaly.  The NRC resident inspector will be informed of this |
| notification by the licensee.                                                |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35933       |
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| REP ORG:  ANHEUSER BUSCH                       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/1999|
|LICENSEE:                                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:59[EDT]|
|    CITY:  COLUMBUS                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        07/06/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  NA                    AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|                                                |FRED STURZ           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERRY MOESLEIN               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Anheuser Busch reported losing 4 exit signs at their facility located at 700 |
| Schrock Road, Columbus, OH.  Three signs had 5.2 Ci and one had 7.9 Ci of    |
| tritium, the age of the signs was not available.  They were determined to be |
| missing on 7/6/99, and a subsequent search did not find the signs.           |
| Anheuser Busch believes the signs were stolen.                               |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35934       |
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| REP ORG:  ER SQUIBB & SONS                     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/1999|
|LICENSEE:  ER SQUIBB & SONS                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:42[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NEW BRUNSWICK            REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        07/19/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:        13:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  2900139-02            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|                                                |SCOTT MOORE          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL VALA                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST PACKAGE CONTAINING 4.9 mCi OF IODINE 131                                |
|                                                                              |
| A package containing 4.9 mCi of I-131 in the form of two NaI solid dosage    |
| capsules was inadvertently picked up by the wrong courier from the           |
| licensee's facility in New Brunswick, NJ.   The courier was supposed to be   |
| Delmed, but the package was in fact picked up by E. LBLINK.   The licensee   |
| continues to investigate this event, but does not yet know why E. LBLINK     |
| picked up this package.  The event was discovered when the courier from      |
| Delmed arrived and requested the package.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The shipment was intended for North Troy University Hospital in Manhasset,   |
| NY.  The hospital has been contacted and confirmed that the shipment has not |
| yet arrived.  It was due at 1:00 p.m. today, 7/19/99.  Discussions with the  |
| personnel involved revealed the E. LBLINK courier understood the package was |
| to go to New York, even though the package was not intended for his company. |
| The license plate of the truck was recorded and is available in the NRC      |
| Operations Center log.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The package was properly prepared and has an transportation index of 0.5.    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35935       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:48[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        07/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:05[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN GRACIA                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| A lightning strike has rendered the prompt alert system (emergency sirens)   |
| inoperable.  The licensee has notified the Massachusetts Emergency           |
| Management Agency as well as the five towns in the Emergency Planning Zone.  |
| The system should be restored by tomorrow morning.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.                                |
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