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Event Notification Report for August 20, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/19/1999 - 08/20/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36018  36041  36042  36043  36044  36045  36046  36047  36048  

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36018       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/11/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:46[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/10/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        16:00[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM McCLEERY                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OCBB 76.120(c)(2)(ii)    EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| FAILURE OF 13 HIGH PRESSURE FIRE WATER SPRINKLER SYSTEMS TO MEET SYSTEM      |
| OPERABILITY REQUIREMENTS  (24-Hour Report)                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Portsmouth:     |
|                                                                              |
| "On 08/10/99 at approximately 1600 hours, the Plant Shift Superintendent     |
| (PSS) was notified that 13 sprinkler systems associated with the High        |
| Pressure Fire Water (HPFW) system were not capable of meeting system         |
| operability requirements.  This condition was discovered as a result of an   |
| engineering review of individual sprinkler heads that had previously been    |
| identified as exhibiting corrosion around the valve seat.  The engineering   |
| review was conducted following the discovery that similar corrosion problems |
| experienced at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant resulted in sprinkler     |
| heads being unable to actuate at normal pressure.  An initial screening of   |
| PORTS sprinkler heads known to exhibit corrosion was conducted, and systems  |
| where the potential for two or more adjacent heads to be corroded were       |
| inspected.  This identified 11 systems in the X-333 and 2 systems in the     |
| X-326 that did not meet the sprinkler system operability requirement that no |
| two adjacent sprinkler heads be inoperable."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "The PSS declared the affected sprinkler systems inoperable, and TSR         |
| required actions were completed.  Further inspections of sprinkler systems   |
| are planned.  This report will be updated if additional sprinkler systems    |
| are determined to be inoperable."                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "There was no loss of hazardous/radioactive material or                      |
| radioactive/radiological contamination  exposure as a result of this         |
| event."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Portsmouth personnel notified the NRC resident inspector as well as the      |
| onsite Department of Energy representative.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 8/19/99 AT 2327 FROM HALCOMB TO POERTNER ***                   |
|                                                                              |
| During continuing walkdowns, HPFW system #398 was discovered with two or     |
| more (3) adjacent sprinkler heads with mineral deposits.  This HPFW          |
| sprinkler was declared inoperable at 1038 hours and was repaired at 1407     |
| hours.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36041       |
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| FACILITY: HADDAM NECK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:48[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOB MORGAN                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PETER ESELGROTH      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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF ONSITE CHEMICAL SPILL                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Connecticut state Environmental Protection Agency  |
| regarding an onsite spill of sodium hypochlorite. Approximately 50 gallons   |
| of 50% sodium hypochlorite solution leaked from a barrel in the turbine      |
| building. The licensee reported that the leakage has stopped, and that the   |
| solution is flowing into floor drains which connect to an isolated sump (the |
| licensee has disabled pumpout capability). A hazardous materials contractor  |
| has been retained to clean up the spill. The licensee plans to contact the   |
| National Response Center regarding this event.                               |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36042       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:33[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/18/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        09:50[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEITH WILLIAMSON             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| 24-HOUR NRC BULLETIN 91-01 REPORT                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "On 8/18/99 at approximately 0980 hours, Operations personnel repackaging    |
| Dry Active Waste (DAW) in the X-326 Process Building discovered a plastic    |
| bag which contained between one (1) and two (2) quarts of water in the DAW   |
| drum. During handling, the plastic bag broke spilling its contents into the  |
| DAW drum. The amount of water present in the DAW drum exceeded the one quart |
| of liquid allowed by Nuclear Criticality Safety Approval #NCSA-PLANT018.A02, |
| which constitutes a violation of the double contingency principle (loss of   |
| one control). The second control (mass) was maintained throughout this       |
| event. The loss of one NCSA control is reportable to the NRC as a 24-hour    |
| Event Notification Report.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "SAFETY SIGNIFICANCE OF EVENTS: The water when initially found was in a      |
| plastic bag. There was no visible uranium in the drum, thus there was no     |
| method for the water to dissolve fissile material. After the bag containing  |
| the water broke, it ran through the material in the drum and collected on    |
| the bottom of the drum. Since there was no visible uranium In the drum, the  |
| liquid could not adsorb sufficient tissue material to cause a noticeably nor |
| could it form a shape favorable for criticality. Thus this event has a low   |
| safety significance.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "POTENTIAL CRITICALITY PATHWAYS INVOLVED (BRIEF SCENARIO[S] OF HOW           |
| CRITICALITY COULD OCCUR): items containing visible uranium could be placed   |
| into a DAW drum in violation of a NCSA control. Then free liquid could be    |
| placed into a DAW drum in violation of another NCSA control. The free liquid |
| could dissolve the uranium. If the shape of the resulting solution is        |
| favorable there Is the possibility that a criticality could occur.           |
|                                                                              |
| "CONTROLLED PARAMETERS (MASS, MODERATION, GEOMETRY, CONCENTRATION, ETC.):    |
| This NCSA controls the mass of uranium (no visible) and the amount of        |
| moderation present In a DAW drum.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "ESTIMATED AMOUNT, ENRICHMENT, FORM OF LICENSED MATERIAL (INCLUDE PROCESS    |
| LIMIT AND % WORST CASE OF CRITICAL MASS): Estimated Amount: No visible       |
| uranium in the DAW drum. Estimated Enrichment: Unknown, but probably less    |
| then 10% based on current plant operations. The NCSA assumed 100% enrichment |
| for the analysis. Form: U02 F2, process limit is no visible.                 |
|                                                                              |
| "NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROL(S) OR CONTROL SYSTEM(S) AND DESCRIPTION  |
| OF THE FAILURES OR DEFICIENCIES: Free liquid was placed in a DAW drum        |
| exceeding the amount allowed by NCSA-PLANT018.A02. The mass control (no      |
| visible uranium) from NCSA-PLANT018.A02 was maintained.                      |
|                                                                              |
| "CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO RESTORE SAFETY SYSTEM AND WHEN EACH WAS IMPLEMENTED:  |
| Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer responded to the X326 Facility to assist |
| in the assessment and safe resolution or the event. Compliance with          |
| NCSA-PLANT0I8.A02 was re-established at 1215 hours, 8/18/99".                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36043       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:58[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE KOCIS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PETER ESELGROTH      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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| BOTH MOTOR DRIVEN AUXILIARY BOILER FEEDWATER PUMPS AUTO STARTED DURING       |
| SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| On August 19, 1999, at approximately 11:58 EDT, both motor driven auxiliary  |
| boiler feedwater pumps automatically started after exceeding their 28 second |
| time delay during performance of the low-low steam generator water level     |
| section of procedure 3PT-M13B, "Reactor Protection Logic Channel Functional  |
| Test."  The operators secured the pumps before discharge pressure exceeded   |
| steam generator pressure preventing them from feeding the steam generators.  |
| As a result, there was no positive reactivity addition.  The operators       |
| anticipated these results because the test states in its precaution and      |
| limitations section that the pumps would start if the action required by the |
| test is not completed within the 28 second time delay.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36044       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:03[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GOETCHIUS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PETER ESELGROTH      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| During the course of design documentation review, a potential condition was  |
| identified where in the event of a loss of offsite power and a unit trip     |
| with a single failure of one DC supply train, the Emergency Diesel Generator |
| (EDG) load sequence would begin early.  This could result in some equipment  |
| starting and loading earlier than the design specifies.                      |
|                                                                              |
| Due to the probability of the failure, the existing operator procedurally    |
| driven responses, and initial review of the impact of potential loads on the |
| EDG's, it is believed the EDG's are operable.                                |
|                                                                              |
| This condition would have no impact on plant response to any safety          |
| injection signal/sequencing.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| A formal operability determination is underway and the plant plans to remain |
| at full power.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36045       |
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| REP ORG:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|LICENSEE:  IDAHO NAT ENGR & ENVIRONMENTAL LAB   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:24[EDT]|
|    CITY:  IDAHO FALLS              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  ID |EVENT TIME:        13:34[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT SCHUM                  |WILLIAM BEECHER      PAO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             |YATES                DOE     |
+------------------------------------------------+BLANCHARD            EPA     |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| DOE ALERT DECLARED DUE TO A FIRE IN THE DESERT ON DOE CONTROLLED PROPERTY.   |
|                                                                              |
| This event was classified as an alert at 1334 MDT in accordance with         |
| Department of Energy (DOE) procedures.  This is not a classification driven  |
| by the Three Mile Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISFSI)     |
| emergency plan.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| A range fire occurred on DOE controlled property.  The Idaho Nuclear         |
| Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) fire department and Bureau  |
| of Land Management (BLM) are fighting the fire.  The fire is not threatening |
| any site area.  The fire is presently located 12 miles east of the ISFSI     |
| facility and is traveling north, away from the facility.  Eight BLM rigs are |
| in route to the fire.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| DOE made notifications per procedures to activate the Emergency Operations   |
| Center (EOC) and Emergency Control Center (ECC).  DOE notified State and     |
| Local Authorities.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| NRC assistance was not requested.                                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36046       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:50[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE KOCSIS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PETER ESELGROTH      R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| AT 1215 ON 08/19/99, THE LICENSEE WAS NOTIFIED OF A CONFIRMED POSITIVE DRUG  |
| TEST RESULT FROM A RANDOM FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST ON A NON-LICENSED PLANT      |
| EMPLOYEE.  THE LICENSEE WITHDREW THE EMPLOYEE'S PLANT UNESCORTED ACCESS      |
| AUTHORIZATION AND REFERRED THE EMPLOYEE TO THE LICENSEE FITNESS-FOR-DUTY     |
| PROGRAM.  THE LICENSEE IS REVIEWING THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY BACK TO      |
| APRIL 1999, THE LAST TIME THE EMPLOYEE HAD SATISFACTORILY PASSED A RANDOM    |
| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE INFORMED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36047       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:07[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LISA HILBERT-SEMMES          |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KENNETH BARR         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
|KBBF 70.50(b)(2)(ii)     EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| SPENT FUEL STORAGE CASK SECONDARY SEAL LEAK AT THE SURRY INDEPENDENT SPENT   |
| FUEL STORAGE INSTALLATION                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| At 1315 on 8/19/99, as a result of troubleshooting due to an intermittent    |
| low pressure alarm at the Surry Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation  |
| (ISFSI) Facility, it was determined that a leak existed at the               |
| secondary seal on Cask #I-24.  The leak rate was measured at 5.8E-2          |
| mbar-liter/sec which exceeds the ISFSI Tech Spec limit of 1E-6               |
| mbar-liter/sec.  This is a GNSI Castor X/33 cask that was placed at the      |
| Surry ISFSI Facility, Pad #1 in 1994.  It has been verified that there is    |
| still pressure between the primary and secondary lids and there is no        |
| evidence of a leak from the cask fuel cavity.  Radiation levels at the cask  |
| are normal.  Investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and required    |
| corrective actions for this issue.  Both Unit 1 and Unit 2 are currently at  |
| 100% power.  Pursuant to 10CFR72.75(b)(2) and (3), this event is being       |
| reported as a significant reduction in the effectiveness of a spent fuel     |
| storage confinement system during use.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36048       |
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| REP ORG:  ALABAMA RADIATION CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/19/1999|
|LICENSEE:  HUNT REFINING COMPANY                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:52[EDT]|
|    CITY:  TUSCALOOSA               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:        13:35[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  AL-683                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/19/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KENNETH BARR         R2      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  J. McNESS                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF A FIRE AT HUNT REFINING COMPANY, TUSCALOOSA,       |
| ALABAMA,  (AL Incident #99-11)                                               |
|                                                                              |
| At 1335 on 08/18/99, Bobby Freeman, RSO at Hunt Refining Company, Alabama    |
| License No. 683, called the Alabama Radiation Control (ARC) and reported     |
| that there had been a fire at their plant around 1040 on 08/18/99 which      |
| lasted for about two hours. The fire had been in the vicinity of several     |
| Ohmart devices which contain Cs-137 radioactive sources.  Mr. Freeman stated |
| that none of the devices appeared to be melted or damaged when viewed from a |
| few yards away.  Mr. Freeman further informed ARC that a service technician  |
| from Ohmart was to arrive at approximately 1800 that evening to check out    |
| the gauges and that until that time the area within 12 to 15 feet of each    |
| device would be cordoned off.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| Hunt Refining Company does not possess radiation detection meters nor are    |
| they licensed to repair, relocate or service the radioactive devices.        |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately the same time as the notification from the licensee, ARC    |
| received a reciprocity notification from Ohmart, informing ARC that Ohmart   |
| was sending an employee to Hunt Refining Company to inspect and possibly     |
| repair or recover any damaged source holder(s) resulting from the fire.      |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Alabama decided it was not necessary to send a representative   |
| to the site.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| At the start of business on 08/19/99, ARC received reports from both the     |
| licensee and Ohmart, that on the evening of 08/18/99, the Ohmart             |
| representative inspected all radioactive devices in the area of the fire and |
| found no structural damage or unusual radiation levels. One radiation        |
| detector located opposite the vessel from a radioactive source holder did    |
| sustain electrical wiring damage because of the fire and will be replaced.   |
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