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Event Notification Report for August 10, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/09/1999 - 08/10/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36005  36009  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36005       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/06/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:42[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/06/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE VASELY                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/09/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RICHARD BARKLEY      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| VOLUNTARY NOTIFICATION REGARDING POTENTIAL FOR CONTROL ROOM VENTILATION      |
| SYSTEM RECIRCULATION DUE TO SMOKE FROM FIRES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HUDSON |
| RIVER                                                                        |
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| Brush fires are currently burning along the west side of the Hudson River    |
| across from the Indian Point facility.  The fires pose no threat to          |
| operation of the facility or personnel because they are on the opposite side |
| of the river.  Recent changes in wind direction have caused the smoke plum   |
| to reach the site.  Control room personnel have begun to notice the odor but |
| are not currently adversely affected.  The control room ventilation system   |
| is currently in its normal configuration with outside air makeup.  The       |
| licensee may decide to place the system in its incident mode (full internal  |
| recirculation) in the future to maintain the comfort level should the        |
| condition persist.  This evolution will be performed using normal operating  |
| procedures, and as such, the licensee does not consider this to be an        |
| engineered safety feature actuation.                                         |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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| *** UPDATE AT 0403 ON 8/9/99 DURING MORNING STATUS CALL BY POERTNER ***      |
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| The control room ventilation system was not placed in its incident mode.     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36009       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/09/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/09/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM McKEE                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/09/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LICENSEE NOTIFIED NEW YORK STATE OF MINOR SEWAGE SPILL TO HUDSON RIVER       |
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| "THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION WAS NOTIFIED OF A SEWAGE   |
| SPILL FROM THE WAREHOUSE SEWAGE PIT INTO A STORM DRAIN (AND THUS TO THE      |
| HUDSON RIVER).  THE EXACT QUANTITY OF LEAKAGE WAS UNKNOWN, THE LEAKAGE       |
| LASTED APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES.   [REFERENCE] DER 99-1603."                 |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE INFORMED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                            |
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