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Event Notification Report for August 17, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/16/1999 - 08/17/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35975  36033  36034  36035  36036  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35975       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/30/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:24[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        07/30/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE NOYES                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN KINNEMAN        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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SALT SERVICE WATER SYSTEM EXCEEDED MAXIMUM DESIGN TEMPERATURE                |
|                                                                              |
| The 'A' train of the salt service water system was declared inoperable when  |
| the intake structure temperature exceeded the maximum design temperature of  |
| 105F.  The highest actual temperature reached was 106F, which occurred for |
| approximately 15 minutes, until operators were able to reduce the            |
| temperature by realigning the salt service water system.  The current intake |
| structure temperature is 100F.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  |
|                                                                              |
| ******************** UPDATE AT 1448 ON 08/16/99 FROM VINNIE FALLACARA TO     |
| TROCINE ********************                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| After further evaluation based on NUREG 1022, Revision 1, the licensee       |
| concluded that this event was not reportable.  The temperature exceeded the  |
| design temperature for only a short period {well within the limiting         |
| condition for operation (LCO) time frame}.  Only one side of the system was  |
| affected, and this was not a common mode type of event.  The event was       |
| covered under the LCO, and the LCO actions were met.  Therefore, the         |
| licensee is retracting this event notification.                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations |
| officer notified the R1DO (Eselgroth).                                       |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   36033       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/1999|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:04[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Rock Island              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/16/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
|                                                |PETER ESELGROTH      R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GAVIN ZIEGLER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBAC 30.50(b)(1)(i)      ACCESS DENIED >24 HRS  |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION IN AN ARMS ROOM AT FORT DRUM (A U.S. ARMY FACILITY)  |
| LOCATED IN WATERTOWN, NEW YORK                                               |
|                                                                              |
| At 1400 EDT on 08/12/99, individuals located in an arms room were performing |
| maintenance on an M224 mortar range indicator when one of the four sources   |
| broke causing an unplanned contamination.  The sources each contained 0.8 Ci |
| of tritium.  Two individuals were close by, and two bioassays were           |
| performed.  The bioassay results are currently pending.  However, the        |
| following wipe test results were received today (08/16/99):                  |
|                                                                              |
| 6,300,000 dpm at the site of the broken source,                              |
| 1,358,000 dpm on the mortar housing,                                         |
| 31,000 dpm on the mortar,                                                    |
| 74,000 dpm on an adjacent table top,                                         |
| 74,000 dpm (highest reading) on a wall, and                                  |
| 34,000 - 35,000 dpm on four walls.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| It was also reported that the maintenance activities should have occurred in |
| a maintenance shop rather than in the arms room (which is used for storage). |
| As a result, there may be additional items with contamination.  The arms     |
| room has been cordoned off.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a contact telephone number.)            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36034       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/14/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:54[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        08/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GRANT FERNSLER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |HAROLD GRAY          R1DO    |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNAVAILABILITY OF NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR PAGER ACTIVATION                  |
|                                                                              |
| The tele-notification system utilized for pager activation and the backup    |
| alpha-mate paging system were not available.  Manual paging was available    |
| for emergency notification.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36035       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/14/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:41[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        08/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:05[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAT NAVIN                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |HAROLD GRAY          R1DO    |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       95       Power Operation  |95       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNAVAILABILITY OF THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS) LINE AND 16        |
| EVACUATION SIRENS                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that the emergency notification system line was out of |
| service as well as 14 of 26 evacuation sirens in York County and 2 of 35     |
| evacuation sirens in Lancaster County.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36036       |
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| FACILITY: HARRIS                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:06[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        08/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MAURICE GRIFFIN              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHARLES OGLE         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIRENS IN HARNETT COUNTY DUE TO A LIGHTNING STRIKE         |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "All sirens in Harnett County were lost from 1600 to 1730 on 08/14/99 ...    |
| due to a lightning strike [that took out a 911 repeater].  The backup        |
| repeater was placed in service at 1730 [on 08/14/99].  The primary repeater  |
| was placed in service at 1200 on 08/16/99.  The backup repeater is not       |
| tested routinely, and it is unknown if it would have actuated the sirens     |
| from 1730 [on] 08/14/99 until 1200 [on] 08/16/99.  This feature will be      |
| tested tomorrow to determine if the sirens were operable on the backup       |
| repeater."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that there are a total of 81 sirens associated with the  |
| Harris facility and that all 7 sirens in Harnett County were lost.  This     |
| event was determined to be reportable at 2040 on 08/16/99.                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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