Event Notification Report for September 17, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/16/1999 - 09/17/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36118  36163  36167  36169  36170  36171  36172  36173  36174  36175  36176  36177 
36178  36179  36180  36181  36182  36183  36184  36185  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36118       |
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| FACILITY: WOLF CREEK               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/02/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  KS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:13[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        09/02/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DANIEL BOWERS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHARLES CAIN         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| ACCIDENT MITIGATION                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| On 03/15/99 and 04/29/99, surveillance test STS AE-001, Main Feedwater       |
| Isolation Valve Accumulator Discharge Test, was performed using a digital    |
| temperature indicator that was subsequently found to be out of calibration.  |
| The surveillance test ensures the nitrogen pre-charge is sufficient to close |
| the main feedwater isolation valves.  With the out-of-calibration            |
| temperature indication, the nitrogen pre-charge may not have been adequate   |
| to close the valves.  The surveillance test is performed monthly and has     |
| subsequently been performed using calibrated instruments.  The feedwater     |
| isolation valves are currently operable.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |
|                                                                              |
| ******** UPDATE AT 1337 EDT ON 09/16/99 FROM ROBERT SHANE FERGUSON TO LEIGH  |
| TROCINE *******                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  The following text is a |
| portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Further investigation showed that the temperature instrument used was       |
| broken not out of calibration and was functioning properly when the initial  |
| test was completed for the red train.  A new pyrometer was used on the       |
| second train test.  The results of the test were reviewed and were not out   |
| of range.  Therefore, there were no operability concerns, and the testing    |
| was satisfactory."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations |
| officer notified the R4DO (Andrews).                                         |
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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:  09/16/1999|
|  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         FEMA    |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0845 EDT ON 09/15/99 FROM DON DEWEY TO S. SANDIN * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee decided at 0830 EDT to reduce power on both units to 40% by     |
| 1000 EDT and hold.  A decision as to whether a shutdown should continue will |
| be made at that time.  Unit 1 and 2 are currently at 76% and 82% power,      |
| respectively.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC Resident Inspector.  The NRC operations     |
| officer notified the R2 IRC (Skinner).                                       |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE AT 1248 EDT ON 09/15/99 FROM DON DEWEY TAKEN BY MACKINNON***       |
|                                                                              |
| Brunswick Unit 2 was manually scrammed from 31% reactor power at 1118 hours. |
| All systems operated as expected.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Brunswick Unit 1 was manually scrammed from 35% reactor power at 1206 hours. |
| All systems operated as expected.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| All emergency core cooling systems and the emergency diesel generators are   |
| fully operable if needed. The offsite electrical grid at this time is        |
| stable.  On site wind speed is 32 mph.                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this event update by the          |
| licensee.  The R2DO (Chris Christensen and  Pierce Skinner), NRR EO (Bill    |
| Beckner and Bob Dennig), and IRO (Joe Giitter) were notified by the NRC      |
| operations officer.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE AT 2016 EDT ON 09/15/99 FROM ROBBINS TAKEN BY MACKINNON***         |
|                                                                              |
| Brunswick Unit 2 entered a Cold Shutdown condition at 1935 hours, and        |
| Brunswick Unit 2 entered a Cold Shutdown condition at 1955 hours.  Onsite    |
| wind speed is 34 mph.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was notified of this update by the licensee.  The |
| R2DO (Chris Christensen) and NRC Region 2 IRC (Anne Boland) were notified by |
| the NRC operations officer.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0510 EDT ON 09/16/99 VIA FAX TO S. SANDIN * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| Message #6  was received via fax:                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "32 of the 35 Emergency Warning Sirens are now indicating an inoperable      |
| status due to a loss of power.  Some siding panels from the turbine building |
| have been lost.  The turbine building radiological conditions are monitored. |
| Both Units are in Cold Shutdown." [see event #36169]  Meteorological         |
| conditions as of 0458 EDT were wind direction from 240-280 degrees, speed    |
| 75-95 mph, stability class D with rain.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R2 IRC (Reyes).                      |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE AT 1340 EDT ON 09/16/99 FROM PALMETER TO POERTNER ***             |
|                                                                              |
| The Unusual Event was terminated at 1330.  Emergency facilities are being    |
| deactivated.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified by the licensee.  The NRC       |
| operations officer notified the R2DO (Christensen), R2 IRC (Hufham), NRR EO  |
| (Beckner), IRO (Congel), and FEMA (Cecielski).                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36167       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/15/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:17[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/15/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DON KARNS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ANN BOLAND           R2      |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|                                                |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |BELCHER              FEMA    |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |83       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |47       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO APPROACHING HURRICANE                          |
|                                                                              |
| An Unusual Event was declared at 2200 EDT on 09/15/99 due to the expected    |
| onset of hurricane force winds within the following 12 hours. The licensee   |
| currently expects that hurricane force winds will occur onsite at 1000 EDT.  |
| Both units are currently being shut down in anticipation of the hurricane    |
| arrival.  Shutdown of Unit 2 commenced at 1906 EDT, and Unit 1 began         |
| shutting down at 2040 EDT.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification.           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0210 EDT ON 09/16/99 FROM DALE JONES TO S. SANDIN * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is holding power at 46% on Unit 1 and 35% on Unit 2 pending an  |
| assessment of the path of Hurricane Floyd.  Current projections for maximum  |
| sustained wind on site indicate less than 60 mph due to the more easterly    |
| course change.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R2DO (Christensen) and R2 IRC        |
| (Boland).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE 1234 EDT ON 09/16/99 FROM STANLEY TO POERTNER ***                 |
|                                                                              |
| Hurricane Floyd past to the east.  Maximum sustained winds onsite were 35    |
| mph.  Both units are holding at 45% power pending an assessment of Hurricane |
| Floyd's status.  Power was lost to the primary and backup met towers;        |
| however, data is available from the corporate offices.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.  The NRC operation officer     |
| notified the R2 IRC (Reyes), R2DO (Christensen), NRR EO (Beckner), and IRO   |
| (Congel).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE 1423 EDT ON 09/16/99 FROM STANLEY TO TROCINE ***                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee terminated the Unusual Event at 1420 EDT on 09/16/99.  Both     |
| units are operating at approximately 45% power, and the licensee stated that |
| all equipment is operating normally (with following exceptions).  The 469    |
| line was lost and remains out of service.  This line feeds the independent   |
| spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI); however, the ISFSI diesel is        |
| currently running.  The primary and secondary meteorological panels/towers   |
| were also lost.  Wind speeds are currently 10 to 15 mph.                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is in the process of notifying state and local officials and    |
| plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations officer      |
| notified the R2DO (Christensen), R2 IRC (Skinner), IRO (Congel), NRR EO      |
| (Beckner), and FEMA (Rische).                                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36169       |
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| FACILITY: BRUNSWICK                REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:21[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE JESTER                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|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          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PARTIAL LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIREN CAPABILITY DURING HURRICANE FLOYD            |
|                                                                              |
| "[Operations was] informed by Brunswick Plant Emergency Preparedness         |
| personnel that 13 emergency warning offsite sirens have failed as a result   |
| of Hurricane Floyd.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "[The initial safety significance evaluation characterized the significance  |
| of the loss of the sirens as] minimal.   Backup alert measures are in place. |
| Local agencies have been notified.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "[Corrective action(s) include a] complete investigation into the cause of   |
| the failure and complete required repairs."                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The thirteen [13] sirens are located primarily on the beach and on Bald Head |
| Island and Boiling Spring Lake  in Brunswick county.  There are an           |
| additional seventeen [17] operable sirens currently available in Brunswick   |
| county and five [5] more in New Hanover county.  The loss of the 13 sirens   |
| was related to loss of power as detected by an external operability check    |
| performed by a computer.  The licensee will not initiate repairs until the   |
| storm passes.                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed state/local agencies and the NRC Resident Inspector.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0510EDT ON 9/16/99 VIA FAX TO S. SANDIN * * *                   |
|                                                                              |
| Thirty-two [32] of the thirty-five [35] sirens are out-of-service.  See      |
| event #36163 for additional information.  Notified R2 IRC (Reyes).           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36170       |
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| FACILITY: HARRIS                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:32[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:55[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN ABELL                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM 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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PARTIAL LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIREN CAPABILITY DURING HURRICANE FLOYD            |
|                                                                              |
| "The Plant was operating at 100% power when 22 Warning Sirens became         |
| inoperable due to loss of power. The counties of Chatham, Harnett, and Wake  |
| are each affected. Wind speeds in these areas are higher than normal due to  |
| the effects of hurricane Floyd. One additional Warning Siren in Wake County  |
| was previously inoperable due to failing its periodic test. Repairs will be  |
| made when wind speed subsides."                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Harris has a total of 81 sirens of which 22 represents slightly greater than |
| 25%.  Residents living within 5 miles of the site have tone alert radios as  |
| a backup.  The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector and will inform  |
| state/local agencies.                                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36171       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:30[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DOUG AMTSFIELD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| - Secondary containment integrity lost due to a hatch cover being removed    |
| during maintenance activities -                                              |
|                                                                              |
| At 0115 on 09/16/99. Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 experienced a loss   |
| of secondary containment integrity.  At the time of the event. the Standby   |
| Gas Treatment (SBGT) System was in service.  The Reactor Enclosure HVAC      |
| System was not in service due to maintenance activities. The SBGT System was |
| unable to maintain reactor enclosure pressure greater than 0.25 inches of    |
| vacuum water gauge per Technical Specifications due to a hatch cover being   |
| removed for maintenance inspection activities.  This event could have        |
| prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems    |
| that are needed to control the release of radioactive materials or mitigate  |
| the consequences of an accident.  The hatch cover was reinstalled properly   |
| by 0126 and the SBGT System was able to draw a vacuum on the reactor         |
| enclosure area greater than 0.25 inches of vacuum water gauge.               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36172       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:09[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:10[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD HART                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    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       36       Power Operation  |36       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       39       Power Operation  |39       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| STATE OF VIRGINIA NOTIFIED OF ONGOING UNTREATED SEWAGE RELEASE DUE TO        |
| FLOODING CAUSED BY HURRICANE FLOYD                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0910 hours, the Virginia Department of Emergency Services was notified   |
| that the Surry Power Station Sewage Treatment Plant had become flooded due   |
| to the heavy rain from Hurricane Floyd.  This resulted in untreated sewage   |
| being diverted to the James River.  This report is being made in accordance  |
| with 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(vi)."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The sewage release is ongoing due to the continuing rain.  The licensee      |
| informed the NRC Resident Inspector.                                         |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36173       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:55[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:20[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PHILIP PAULTER               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CURT COWGILL, REG 1  IRC     |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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       83       Power Operation  |83       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| TEMPORARY LOSS OF POWER TO THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER DUE TO WINDS         |
| ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE FLOYD  (Refer to event #36184 for a similar        |
| event.)                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "High winds and rain caused a loss of power to [the] Unit 1 Training Center  |
| which provides power to the [Technical] Support Center (TSC) [at 1320 EDT.   |
| This also caused] a loss of assessment capability from the [TSC].            |
| Assessment capability [was] still available from the main control room and   |
| Emergency Operations Facility (EOF).  Power was restored [to the TSC] at     |
| 1337 [EDT]."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36174       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:12[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:41[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL HARRIS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR (EDG) STARTS AND LOADING TO SHUTDOWN BOARD 2A-A   |
| DUE TO BREAKER TRIP ON GROUND OVERCURRENT.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| A blackout of the Unit 2 2A-A Shutdown Board (SDBD) resulted in the start of |
| the Unit 1 and Unit 2 EDGs as designed.  The 2A-A SDBD was reenergized       |
| through its respective EDG.  The blackout occurred when a ground overcurrent |
| condition caused the loss of the normal feeder to the 2A-A SDBD.  In         |
| addition, the following Unit 2 ESF equipment sequenced on when the 2A-A SDBD |
| energized: 2A motor driven aux feedwater pump, 2A centrifugal charging pump, |
| 2A component cooling system pump, and the KA emergency raw cooling water     |
| pump.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Maintenance efforts are in progress to determine the cause of this event.    |
| Pending initial troubleshooting, current plans are to energize the 2A-A SDBD |
| from its alternate power source.  This action will permit the EDGs and the   |
| ESF equipment started as a result of this event to be returned to a standby  |
| condition.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   36175       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  HOLY REDEEMER HOSPITAL               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|LICENSEE:  HOLY REDEEMER HOSPITAL               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:15[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MEADOWBROOK              REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        09/15/1999|
|  COUNTY:  MONTGOMERY                STATE:  PA |EVENT TIME:        15:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  37-05089-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|                                                |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAT MAYNES                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|LADM 35.33(a)            MED MISADMINISTRATION  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION INVOLVING THE WRONG PHARMACEUTICAL AND THE WRONG   |
| DOSE AT HOLY REDEEMER HOSPITAL IN MEADOWBROOK, PENNSYLVANIA                  |
|                                                                              |
| The Scheduling Department works independent from the Nuclear Medicine        |
| Department, and the individual who took the appointment scheduled the        |
| patient to have a I-131 total neck and body scan.  This procedure involves   |
| the standard use of 5 mCi of I-131.  The patient came in the next day and    |
| had no note.  The patient was sent over to the referring physician, and the  |
| note was written in a very ambiguous manner.  All it said was, "see patient  |
| to evaluate for I-131 treatment."  The technologist who performed the        |
| procedure thought that an ablation was going to be ordered because it was a  |
| total neck and body scan, and the technologist administered the 5-mCi        |
| capsule on 09/14/99.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| When the patient returned for a study on the afternoon of 09/15/99 (the      |
| following day), the patient brought along a referral.  The referral said,    |
| "evaluate the patient for I-131 treatment for hyperthyroidism" which         |
| indicated that the patient should have had an I-123 uptake and scan          |
| involving about 300 �Ci of I-123.  This problem was identified at            |
| approximately 1500 on 09/15/99.  The licensee stated that the paperwork was  |
| very ambiguous, the procedure was ordered incorrectly, and the technologist  |
| failed to fill out a quality management form.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has the ability to scan the patient and give the doctor the     |
| patient's uptake on the I-131.  Even though the wrong pharmaceutical and the |
| wrong dose were administered, it is currently believed that the patient may  |
| need to receive additional I-131 therapy to slow the thyroid.                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Region 1 office (Shanbaky).  The licensee also |
| plans to notify the referring physician and the patient.                     |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for a licensee contact telephone number.)   |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36176       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:34[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL WEBSTER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRIS CHRISTENSEN    R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       41       Power Operation  |41       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       45       Power Operation  |45       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 53 OF 63 EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE DUE TO POWER OUTAGES.                   |
|                                                                              |
| At 1434 EDT on 9/16/99, early warning siren polling identified that 53 early |
| warning sirens were inoperable due to power outages caused by Hurricane      |
| Floyd.  This represents a greater than 25% early warning siren               |
| unavailability.  6 of the 53 sirens did not respond while the remaining 47   |
| indicated no AC power available.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| At 1100 EDT on 9/16/99, siren polling had indicated 5 sirens were            |
| inoperable.  During the time Hurricane Floyd was passing through the area,   |
| an additional 6 sirens alarmed due to low battery voltage.                   |
|                                                                              |
| Line crews are working to restore power to the affected areas.               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36177       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS BURKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JIM JOYNER, REG 1    IRC     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |JACK CRLENJAK, REG 1 IRC     |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| PRESS RELEASE ISSUED REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF A SEVERE WEATHER GUIDE AS A |
| RESULT OF HURRICANE FLOYD  (Refer the event #36178 for related               |
| information.)                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "PSEG Nuclear has issued a press release detailing preparations made and     |
| actions currently being taken related to the Hurricane Floyd storm system.   |
| The Hope Creek Generating Station is currently operating under severe        |
| weather guidelines due to a Tropical Storm Warning that has been issued by   |
| the National Weather Service.  To prepare for the storm, PSEG Nuclear has    |
| implemented its Severe Weather Guide.  This procedure outlines PSEG          |
| Nuclear's response in severe weather and ensures the correct resources are   |
| in place -- people and equipment -- for any situation.  The major            |
| precautionary actions currently taking place include:"                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Manning of the Emergency Response Facilities as a precautionary measure for |
| consistent communications                                                    |
| related to the storm, both within the company and with the states of New     |
| Jersey and Delaware.  Facilities will                                        |
| remain staffed through the storm's duration."                                |
|                                                                              |
| "Active monitoring of changing weather conditions."                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Securing of all objects and equipment."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Employee's that may be needed on site to augment the emergency response     |
| teams are also available on                                                  |
| site and will remain through the storm's duration."                          |
|                                                                              |
| "All employee's not needed for response to Hurricane Floyd have been         |
| released from site."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "PSEG Nuclear will exit the Severe Weather Guide and stand down the          |
| Emergency Response organization after the storm has passed and any needed    |
| storm recovery actions have been completed."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Hope Creek is currently at 100% power.  The 'D' low pressure coolant        |
| injection (LPCI) system is inoperable due to planned maintenance.  The 'D'   |
| LPCI system is available.  All other safety-related equipment is operable."  |
|                                                                              |
| In addition to issuing a press release, the licensee notified the NRC        |
| resident inspector.  The licensee also plans to notify the Lower Alloways    |
| Creek Township.                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36178       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:16[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUSSELL GUMBERT              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|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       75       Power Operation  |75       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| PRESS RELEASE ISSUED REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF A SEVERE WEATHER GUIDE AS A |
| RESULT OF HURRICANE FLOYD  (Refer the event #36177 for related               |
| information.)                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "PSEG Nuclear has issued a press release detailing preparations made and     |
| actions currently being taken related to the Hurricane Floyd storm system.   |
| The Salem Generating Stations are currently operating under severe weather   |
| guidelines due to a tropical storm warning that has been issued by the       |
| National Weather Service.  To prepare for the storm, PSEG Nuclear has        |
| implemented its Severe Weather Guide. This procedure outlines PSEG Nuclear's |
| response in severe weather and ensures the correct resources are in place -- |
| people and equipment --  for any situation. The major precautionary actions  |
| currently taking place include:                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Manning of the Emergency Response Facility tics as a precautionary measure  |
| for consistent                                                               |
| communications related to the storm, both within the company and with the    |
| states of New Jersey and                                                     |
| Delaware. Facilities will remain staffed through the storm's duration.       |
|                                                                              |
| "Active monitoring of changing weather conditions.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "Securing of all objects and equipment.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Employee's that truly be needed on site to augment the emergency response   |
| teams are also available on                                                  |
| site and will remain through the storm's duration.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "All Employee's not needed for response to hurricane Floyd have been         |
| released from site.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "PSEG Nuclear will exit the Severe Weather Guide and stand down the          |
| Emergency Response Organization after the storm has passed and any needed    |
| storm recovery actions have been completed.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Salem Unit 1 is currently at 75% power. Salem Unit 1 is at this reduced     |
| power level for an end of life coastdown. No major equipment is out of       |
| service and no shutdown technical specification action statements are in     |
| effect.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Salem Unit 2 is currently at 100% power. No major equipment is out of       |
| service and no shutdown technical specification action statements are in     |
| effect."                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| In addition to issuing a press release, the licensee notified the NRC        |
| resident inspector and the Lower Alloways Creek Township.                    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36179       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:07[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:40[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROSS MOONITZ                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |MARK ROBERTS, REG 1  IRC     |
|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       83       Power Operation  |83       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| INOPERABLE SIRENS (22 OUT OF APPROXIMATELY 96) DUE TO POWER OUTAGES          |
| ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE FLOYD                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "High winds and heavy rains from tropical storm Floyd have caused widespread |
| power outages in the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Emergency Planning    |
| Zone."                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "As a result of the power outages, portions of the off-site notification     |
| system have been rendered inoperable."                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Currently, a total of 22 sirens are inoperable: 0 in Chester County, 3 in   |
| Cecil County, 7 in Harford County, 11 in York County, and 1 in Lancaster     |
| County."                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "The off-site notification system will continue to be monitored periodically |
| during the duration of this event.  Sirens that do not return to full        |
| operability will be visited and repaired as necessary."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the off-site notification system contains           |
| approximately 96 sirens.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36180       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:01[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CARL RICH                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 22 OF 165 EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE DUE TO POWER OUTAGES.                  |
|                                                                              |
| High winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Floyd have caused widespread  |
| power outages in the Limerick Generating Station Emergency Planning Zone.    |
|                                                                              |
| As a result of the power outages, portions of the off-site notification      |
| system have been rendered inoperable.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Currently, a total of 49 sirens are inoperable: 9 in Berks County, 24 in     |
| Chester County, and 16 in Montgomery County.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The off-site notification system will continue to be monitored periodically  |
| during the duration of this event.  Sirens that do not return to full        |
| operability will be visited and repaired as necessary.                       |
|                                                                              |
| The Licensee stated that the off-site notification system contains 165       |
| sirens.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36181       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:59[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:29[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FREDRICK SMITH               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADEV 50.72(b)(1)(i)(B)   DEVIATION FROM T SPEC  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DEVIATION FROM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE BREACHED) DUE |
| TO REPORT OF A TORNADO                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| At 1829 hours, a funnel cloud was reported in the area of the Perry plant.   |
| The licensee entered Off-normal Procedure ZZZ-1, High Winds or Tornadoes.    |
| The procedure requires that the control room boundary be breached and makes  |
| the control room emergency recirc system inoperable.  The control room       |
| boundary was breached at 1850 hours, and the plant entered Technical         |
| Specification 3.0.3 which requires that steps be initiated within 1 hour to  |
| shut the unit down and that the unit be in the Startup Mode within the       |
| following 7 hours.  The licensee stated that they expected to reestablish    |
| the control room envelope within approximately 20 minutes.                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE AT 2227 EDT ON 9/16/99 FROM KIDDER TO POERTNER ***                |
|                                                                              |
| Further Licensee review has determined that this event was not a 1 hour      |
| Report required by 10CFR50.72(b)(1)(i)(B) but was reportable under           |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) - Accident Mitigation.                              |
|                                                                              |
| When the control room boundary was breached the unit entered Technical       |
| Specification (TS) 3.7.3 Action D which required entry into TS 3.0.3.  The   |
| control room boundary was restored at 1927 hours.  The initiation of a plant |
| shutdown was not necessary and as a result no reactivity changes were made.  |
|                                                                              |
| The event resulted in a loss of safety function due to a breach of the       |
| control room boundary.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R3DO (SHEAR).                                                       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36182       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:31[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:46[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUSS GUMBERT                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FELICIA HINSON/REG 1 IRC     |
|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       75       Power Operation  |75       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| LOSS of 34 of 71 EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE RELATED TO HURRICANE |
| FLOYD  (Refer to event #36183 for a related event at Hope Creek.)            |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1820, [the licensee] was informed that [the] Salem County  |
| 911 Center lost primary power at 1746[, and the] backup diesel generator did |
| not respond.  The loss of power resulted in the inability to activate 34 of  |
| 71 emergency sirens for Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations.   [The]    |
| Salem County 911 Center contacted the affected emergency planning zone       |
| municipalities to implement temporary radiological notification to the       |
| public."                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1848, power was restored to the Salem County 911 Center.   |
| With this action, 32 of the 34 inoperable sirens were restored.  At this     |
| time, 68 of 71 sirens are operable.  [The reportable action level is greater |
| than 17 sirens out of service for greater than 1 hour.]"                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Salem Unit 1 is at 75% power for a scheduled end of life coastdown.  There  |
| are no active shutdown technical specification action statements in effect,  |
| and no major equipment is out of service."                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Salem Unit 2 is at 100% power.  There are no active shutdown technical      |
| specification action statements in effect, and no major equipment is out of  |
| service."                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36183       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:31[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:46[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUSS GUMBERT                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FELICIA HINSON/REG 1 IRC     |
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS of 34 of 71 EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE RELATED TO HURRICANE |
| FLOYD  (Refer to event #36182 for a related event at Salem.)                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1820, [the licensee] was informed that [the] Salem County  |
| 911 Center lost primary power at 1746[, and the] backup diesel generator did |
| not respond.  The loss of power resulted in the inability to activate 34 of  |
| 71 emergency sirens for Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations.   [The]    |
| Salem County 911 Center contacted the affected emergency planning zone       |
| municipalities to implement temporary radiological notification to the       |
| public."                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1848, power was restored to the Salem County 911 Center.   |
| With this action, 32 of the 34 inoperable sirens were restored.  At this     |
| time, 68 of 71 sirens are operable.  [The reportable action level is greater |
| than 17 sirens out of service for greater than 1 hour.]"                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Hope Creek is currently at 100% power.  The 'D' low pressure coolant        |
| injection (LPCI) system is inoperable due to planned maintenance.  The 'D'   |
| LPCI system is available.  All other safety-related equipment is operable."  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36184       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/16/1999|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:21[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        09/16/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:02[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM KOVALCHICK               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/16/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CURT COWGILL, REG 1  IRC     |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM 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       83       Power Operation  |83       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF POWER TO THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER DUE TO HIGH WINDS AND RAIN     |
| ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE FLOYD  (Refer to event #36173 for a similar        |
| event)                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| High winds and rain have caused a loss of power to the Unit 1 training       |
| center which houses the Peach Bottom Technical Support Center (TSC).  The    |
| loss of power has resulted in a loss of assessment capability from the TSC.  |
| Assessment capability is still available from the main control room and the  |
| emergency operations facility.  Power restoration efforts are in progress.   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident has been notified.                                          |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| ***UPDATE on 09/16/99 at 2354ET by Kovalchick taken by MacKinnon***          |
|                                                                              |
| Power was restored to the TSC at 2238 ET.  NRC REG1 IRC (Cowgill), & R1DO    |
| (Niel Della Greca)  notified                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this update by the licensee.      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36185       |
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| FACILITY: YANKEE ROWE              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/17/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:49[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        09/17/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        06:05[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL MALENO               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/17/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |NIEL DELLA GRECA     R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS TO BOTH VERMONT AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE        |
| POLICE                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered at 0605EDT that the Nuclear Alert System was not     |
| available.  Repairs are in progress.                                         |
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