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Event Notification Report for September 15, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/14/1999 - 09/15/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36155  36156  36157  36160  36161  36162  36163  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36155       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [3] [4] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MATUSZEWSKI                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |KEN CIBOCH           FEMA    |
|                                                |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |ELINOR ADENSAM       NRR     |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|4     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO ENTERING EAL 12A (NATURAL PHENOMENON -         |
| HURRICANE WARNING CONFIRMED).                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee entered an Unusual Event per Emergency Action Level 12A. All    |
| emergency diesel generators are fully operable and the electrical grid is    |
| stable.  All emergency core cooling systems are fully operable except for    |
| CCW heat exchanger "3B".  Heat Exchanger "3B" will be restored to service    |
| soon.   The state of Florida and surrounding counties have been informed of  |
| the Unusual Event classification.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed by the licensee.                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0930 9/14/1999 BY STRANSKY * * *                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC entered the Monitoring Phase of Normal Mode at 0930 on 9/14/1999 in  |
| preparation of potential landfall by Hurricane Floyd.                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * COMMISSIONER'S ASSISTANTS BRIEF, 1000 EDT ON 9/14/99 * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| Luis Reyes the R2RA conducted the brief, IRO (Frank Congel), NRR (Tad        |
| Marsh), NMSS (Josie Piccone), PA (William Beecher), SP (Fred Combs), R2 IRC  |
| (Pierce Skinner), CA (Betsy Keeling), EDO Staff (Leonard Wert), IP (Karen    |
| Henderson), SECY (Andrew Bates), Chairman Dicus Off (Thomas Hiltz), Comm.    |
| McGaffigan Off (James Beall), Comm. Diaz Off (Anthony Hsia), Comm.           |
| Merrifield Off (Lynne Stauss)                                                |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE  1744 9/14/99 BY D. MORRIS TAKEN BY MACKINNON***                   |
|                                                                              |
| Unusual Event was terminated and EAL 12A was exited at 1710 ET when the      |
| hurricane warning was downgraded to a tropical storm warning by the National |
| Hurricane Center.   The Licensee notified the state and surrounding counties |
| of exiting the unusual event.  R2DO (Chris Christensen), NRR EO (Bill        |
| Beckner) and FEMA (Ken Ciboch) notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event update by the          |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36156       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:30[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        09/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:13[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE MERRILL                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/15/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |DAN SULLIVAN         FEMA    |
|                                                |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |ELINOR ADENSAM       NRR     |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO ENTERING EAL 5B ITEM 1 (CONFIRMED HURRICANE    |
| WARNING IN EFFECT)                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee entered an Unusual Event per Emergency Action Level 5B item 1.  |
| All emergency diesel generators are fully operable and the electrical grid   |
| is stable.  All emergency core cooling systems are fully operable. The state |
| was notified of the Unusual Event classification.  Local counties will be    |
| notified of the Unusual Event classification by the state of Florida.        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0930 9/14/1999 BY STRANSKY * * *                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC entered the Monitoring Phase of Normal Mode at 0930 on 9/14/1999 in  |
| preparation of potential landfall by Hurricane Floyd.                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * COMMISSIONER'S ASSISTANTS BRIEF, 1000 EDT ON 9/14/99 * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| Luis Reyes the R2RA conducted the brief, IRO (Frank Congel), NRR (Tad        |
| Marsh), NMSS (Josie Piccone), PA (William Beecher), SP (Fred Combs), R2 IRC  |
| (Pierce Skinner), CA (Betsy Keeling), EDO Staff (Leonard Wert), IP (Karen    |
| Henderson), SECY (Andrew Bates), Chairman Dicus Off (Thomas Hiltz), Comm.    |
| McGaffigan Off (James Beall), Comm. Diaz Off (Anthony Hsia), Comm.           |
| Merrifield Off (Lynne Stauss)                                                |
|                                                                              |
| *** COMMISSIONER'S ASSISTANCE BRIEF, 2000 EDT ON 9/14/99 ***                 |
|                                                                              |
| Luis Reyes the R2RA conducted the brief, EDO (Jim Dyer), IRO ( Joe Giitter), |
| NRR EO (Bill Beckner), NMSS (Josie Piccone), CA (Betsy Keeling), Chairman    |
| Dicus Off (Tom Hiltz), Comm McGaffigan (James Beall),  Comm Merrifield       |
| (Lynne Stauss & John Thoma), NRC R2 (Bruce Mallett & Anne Boland) .          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0059 EDT ON 9/15/99 BY JACK BREEN TO FANGIE JONES * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| Unusual Event was terminated at 0040 EDT when the hurricane warning was      |
| lifted by the National Hurricane Center.  The licensee notified the NRC      |
| Resident Inspector and intends notifying the state and surrounding counties  |
| of exiting the Unusual Event.  R2DO (Chris Christensen), NRR EO (William     |
| Beckner), and FEMA (Wayne Storer) notified.                                  |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36157       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BARNES                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       98       Power Operation  |98       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE TO THE STATE OF GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION   |
| DIVISION                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1630 hours a notification was made to the State of Georgia  |
| Environmental Protection Division regarding the exceedance of the            |
| instantaneous and two hour release rate for residual chlorine from the site  |
| during plant service water chlorination.  An investigation is in progress to |
| determine the cause.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| ***Retraction on 09/14/99 at 1535 EDT by Barnes taken by MacKinnon***        |
|                                                                              |
| On review of NUREG-1022 section 3.7 the licensee is retracting this event    |
| because the amount of chlorine released was small.  R2DO (Chris Christensen) |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this retraction.              |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36160       |
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| REP ORG:  BNFL FUEL                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/14/1999|
|LICENSEE:  BNFL FUEL                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:16[EDT]|
|    CITY:  SPRINGFIELDS             REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        08/12/1999|
|  COUNTY:  ENGLAND                   STATE:     |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|                                                |KEVIN RAMSEY (FAX)   NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HOWARD WHITTAKER             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CDEG 21.21(c)(3)(i)      DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT - CYLINDER NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANSI 14.1 SENT TO    |
| PADUCAH                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "A full 48Y cylinder containing natural UF6 was sent to USEC at Paducah from |
| BNFL Springfields in May 1997. On August 12, 1999, whilst preparing the      |
| cylinder for feeding, USEC personnel discovered that the cylinder was not in |
| compliance with ANSI 14.1.  The cylinder nameplate was stamped with a water  |
| capacity of 4019 Kgs equivalent to 142.1 cubic feet.  The current standard   |
| of ANSI 14.1 requires a minimum volume of a 48Y cylinder to be 4037 Kgs      |
| water equivalent to 142.7 cubic feet.  Since this cylinder does not comply   |
| with the ANSI standard it cannot be fed to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion     |
| Plant.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "It is our understanding that the USA Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR     |
| Part 21 requires the receiver of a basic component that has a defect or      |
| deviates from a specification, to notify the supplier of the component of    |
| the defect or deviation.  We have received a formal notification from the    |
| Paducah Plant of a deviation from the technical specification for UF6        |
| cylinders.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "10 CFR Part 21 requires the supplier of the basic component to complete an  |
| evaluation / failure to comply associated with safety hazards as soon as     |
| practical, and in all cases within 60 days of discovery to identify any      |
| defect etc that could create a substantial safety hazard if it remained      |
| uncorrected.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "We therefore have accepted our responsibility for reporting the deviation   |
| to the NRC and to conduct the evaluation as per the requirements of 10 CFR   |
| Part 21."                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36161       |
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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/14/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 07:21[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:32[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES REINSBURROW            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| EMERGENCY WARNING OFFSITE SIRENS INOPERABLE                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined that the emergency warning offsite sirens cannot be  |
| activated.  Backup alert measures are in place while an investigation into   |
| the cause of the failure and completion of repairs are made.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, the local agencies of      |
| Brunswick and New Hanover Counties and North Carolina.                       |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0802 EDT ON 9/14/99 BY LENNY BELLER TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has determined and repaired the problem, a bad modem, and has   |
| restored the sirens to operable.  The licensee notified the NRC Resident     |
| Inspector and the local government agencies.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Robert Haag).                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36162       |
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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/14/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:07[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:26[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FRANK SOENS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AMED 50.72(b)(2)(v)      OFFSITE MEDICAL        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       76       Power Operation  |76       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL.                 |
|                                                                              |
| A PSEG employee was transported to Salem Hospital after exhibiting heat      |
| stress symptoms after a containment entry.  A complete frisk was not able to |
| be completed prior to loading him in the ambulance.  A radiation technician  |
| was able to complete the frisk prior to the arrival at the hospital but      |
| after the hospital was mobilized to accept a contaminated, injured           |
| individual.  The frisk revealed that the individual was not contaminated.    |
| The individual is expected to fully recover.  This report is made IAW        |
| CFR50.72(b)(2)(v) for transport of a potentially contaminated, injured       |
| individual offsite.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident has been notified.                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36163       |
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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/14/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:30[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/14/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS WOODALL               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/14/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |WAYNE STORER                 |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO ENTERING EAL 2.1 SECTION 14.1.2 (NATURAL EVENT |
| - HURRICANE WARNING).                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee entered an Unusual Event per Emergency Action Level 2.1 Section |
| 14.1.2.  All emergency diesel generators and their emergency core cooling    |
| systems are fully operable. The electrical grid is stable. The licensee said |
| that they would have to enter Abnormal Operating Procedure 13 two hours      |
| before wind speed increased to 75 mph.  The licensee projects that they have |
| 27 hours until hurricane force winds reach their site.                       |
| The licensee has notified the state of North Carolina and surrounding        |
| counties of entering an unusual event classification.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be informed of this event by the licensee.   |
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