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Event Notification Report for July 23, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/22/1999 - 07/23/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35944  35945  35946  35947  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   35944       |
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| REP ORG:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/21/1999|
|LICENSEE:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:17[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Idaho Falls              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/21/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  ID |EVENT TIME:        19:55[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ELMO COLLINS         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE GARCIA                   |CHARLIE BAGWELL      FEMA    |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |BILL BEECHER         PAO     |
+------------------------------------------------+DOE (fax)                    |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| DOE ALERT DECLARED DUE TO A BRUSH FIRE ON SITE PROPERTY                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee declared a DOE ALERT due to a brush fire that has burned onto   |
| the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) site     |
| property.  No radioactive material is currently threatened by the fire.  The |
| use of some communications towers has been interrupted because the fire      |
| burned a telephone pole connecting the towers to the facility.               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the state of Idaho and local county officials, DOE and |
| the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.                                            |
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| * * * UPDATE AT 0047 ON 07/22/99 FROM ED BROWN TO JOLLIFFE * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| The brush fire has burned to within 11 miles of the nearest site building.   |
| The wind is presently blowing from 320 (Southeast, away from site           |
| buildings) at 4 MPH.  The outside temperature is 65F.  The fire is being    |
| fought by the Bureau of Land Management.  There is no threat to site         |
| facilities.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0137 ON 07/22/99 FROM ED BROWN TO JOLLIFFE * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| The wind is now blowing from 224 (Northeast, away from site buildings).     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0211 ON 07/22/99 FROM ED BROWN TO JOLLIFFE * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| At 2347 MDT on 07/21/99, the licensee terminated the DOE ALERT.  The fire is |
| now under control and there is now no ongoing fire on INEEL site property.   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the state of Idaho and local county officials, DOE and |
| the Fort Hall Indian Reservation of the termination of the DOE ALERT.        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Operations Officer notified R4DO Collins, NMSS EO Camper, IRO        |
| Congel, FEMA Bagwell, PAO Beecher, DOE (fax), USDA (fax), HHS (fax) and EPA  |
| (NRC) (fax) of the termination of the DOE ALERT.                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   35945       |
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| REP ORG:  TX DEPT OF HEALTH BUR OF RAD CONTRL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/22/1999|
|LICENSEE:  GENERAL INSPECTION SERVICES, INC     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:20[EDT]|
|    CITY:  AUSTIN                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/22/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        10:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  02319                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ELMO COLLINS         R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM OGDEN (FAX)              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|BAE1 20.2202(b)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| RADIATION EXPOSURE TO AN INDUSTRIAL  RADIOGRAPHER                            |
|                                                                              |
| A WHOLE BODY DOSE OF 6.965 REM WAS RECEIVED BY A GENERAL INSPECTION          |
| SERVICES, INC  INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHER ACCORDING TO HIS APRIL BADGE READING. |
| HE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM WORK EXPOSING HIM TO IONIZING RADIATION UNTIL       |
| 01/01/00.  THIS IS TX INCIDENT #7481.                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35946       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/22/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/22/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES KOCSIS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS ISSUE                                                   |
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| In a conversation with Westinghouse on 07/22/99, the Licensee was advised of |
| the preliminary results of a reanalysis of main steam line break (MSLB) at   |
| 70% and 102% power to address a non-conservative assumption made with regard |
| to feedwater addition.  The original assumption was 800 cubic feet of        |
| unisolable volume which has been determined to be 3,783 cubic feet.  This    |
| represents the volume from the main boiler feed pump discharge isolation     |
| valves to the steam generator (the feedwater isolation valve on the faulted  |
| generator is assumed to fail).  Westinghouse advised that the preliminary    |
| calculation showed that the containment design pressure would be exceeded    |
| unless there were changes to the design input assumptions that are part of   |
| the Indian Point Unit 3 licensing basis.  Based upon this, the Licensee      |
| considers Unit 3 to be outside the design basis.                             |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee evaluated plant operability based upon the telecon with         |
| Westinghouse.  Westinghouse advised that the MSLB peak pressure would not    |
| exceed the current calculated pressure of 42.4 psig for the MSLB assuming a  |
| 2.6% shutdown margin with credit for 2300 ppm boron in the emergency core    |
| cooling injection line. This analysis changes assumptions in UFSAR Section   |
| 14.2.5 of 1.3% shutdown margin (this is the required margin per Technical    |
| Specification 3.10.1.1) and unborated water in ECCS lines from the refueling |
| water storage tank.  Unit 3 currently meets the changed assumptions.  The    |
| Licensee considers Unit 3 to be operable based on the Westinghouse           |
| preliminary calculation and additional conservatism in this calculation      |
| (e.g. feedwater addition for 120 seconds when the valve shuts in about 70    |
| seconds, no credit for restriction of feedwater as the valve shuts).         |
|                                                                              |
| Administrative controls will have to be put into place to maintain the plant |
| shutdown margin and the boron concentration.  The Westinghouse reanalysis    |
| was initiated by the Licensee following industry information  (Ginna, in LER |
| 50/244/99-01, identified the non-conservative assumption of 800 cubic feet   |
| in WCAP-8822).                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee plans to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35947       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/22/1999|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:05[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/22/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  B. STAMP                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/22/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TAD MARSH            NRR     |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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|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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| UNSATISFACTORY RESULTS FROM A DRUG TESTING LABORATORY                        |
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| ON 07/21/99, THE LICENSEE SUBMITTED A BLIND SPECIMEN WHICH HAD BEEN SPIKED   |
| WITH 1839 NG/ML OF AMPHETAMINE AND 1860 NG/ML OF METHAMPHETAMINE TO A DRUG   |
| TESTING LABORATORY IN LEESBURG, FL TO BE ANALYZED.  THE RESULTS WERE         |
| RECEIVED BY THE LICENSEE AT 0925 ON 07/22/99 AND THEY  WERE REPORTED AS      |
| NEGATIVE.  THE LICENSEE IS CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION.                      |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE INFORMED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                            |
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