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Event Notification Report for October 14, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/13/1999 - 10/14/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35790  36273  36284  36285  36286  36287  36288  36289  

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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   35790       |
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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/03/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:44[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        06/02/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        16:30[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS WHITE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OCBA 76.120(c)(2)(i)     ACCID MT EQUIP FAILS   |                             |
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| THREE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO CORRODED HEADS (24-hour   |
| report)                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Paducah:        |
|                                                                              |
| "On 06/02/99 at 1630 CDT, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified  |
| that numerous sprinkler heads were corroded, affecting 16 sprinkler systems  |
| in C-337 and one system in C-333, such that the ability of the sprinklers to |
| flow sufficient water was called into question.  Subsequently, these         |
| sprinkler systems were declared inoperable, and TSR-required actions         |
| establishing roving fire patrols were initiated.  This deficiency was        |
| detected during scheduled system inspections conducted by Fire Protection    |
| personnel.  Currently, functionality of the sprinkler heads has not been     |
| fully evaluated by Fire Protection personnel, and the remaining cascade      |
| buildings are currently being inspected, and if necessary, this report will  |
| be updated to identify any additional areas.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified of this event.                  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1022 EDT ON 06/04/99 FROM CAGE TO TROCINE * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system D-1 in C-337 and two sprinkler heads on       |
| system 27 in C-335 were identified to also be corroded.  These were          |
| identified to the PSS on 06/03/99 at 1600 CDT and 1601 CDT, respectively,    |
| and determined to require an update to this report by the PSS.               |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel notified the NRC resident inspector of this update.  The   |
| NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Hills) and NMSS EO (Combs).        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 2152 EDT ON 06/17/99 FROM WALKER TO POERTNER * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| "Three sprinkler heads on system C-15 and five sprinkler heads on system B-8 |
| in C-333 were identified to also be corroded.  The PSS was notified of this  |
| condition at 1300 CDT on 06/17/99 and determined that an update to this      |
| report was required."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel notified the NRC resident inspector of this update.  The   |
| NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Madera).                           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1440 EDT 6/18/1999 FROM UNDERWOOD TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system C-15 and one sprinkler head on system B-8 in  |
| C-333 were identified to have corrosion.  The PSS was notified of this       |
| condition at 1350 CDT on 06/18/99.  The area of the fire patrol for system   |
| C-15 was expanded to include the two heads identified as corroded.  The one  |
| head on system B-8 was in the area already being patrolled.  The PSS         |
| determined that an update to this report was required."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Madera).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1315 EDT 6/25/1999 FROM WALKER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system D-8 and three sprinkler heads on system D-7   |
| in C-337 were identified to have corrosion.  The PSS was notified of the     |
| condition on system D-8 at 0125 CDT on 06/25/99 and at 1019 CDT on 06/25/99  |
| for system D-7.  Both systems were immediately declared inoperable and LCO   |
| fire patrol actions were implemented.  It was determined that an update to   |
| this report was required."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Jordan).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 2119 EDT 7/30/1999 FROM CAGE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| "Five sprinkler heads and one sprinkler piping tee on C-337 system D-7 were  |
| identified to have corrosion. The PSS was notified of these corroded system  |
| parts and declared the system inoperable at 0931 CDT on 07/30/99.  LCO       |
| required fire patrols of the affected area were initiated.  The PSS          |
| determined that an update to this event report was required."                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Wright).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1655 EDT 7/31/1999 FROM WHITE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on C-337 System D-1 were identified to have corrosion.  |
| The PSS was notified of these corroded system parts and declared the system  |
| inoperable at 1155 CDT on 7/31/99.  LCO required fire patrols of the         |
| affected area were initiated.  The PSS determined that an update to this     |
| report was required."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update. Notified R3DO   |
| (Wright).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1546 EDT 8/10/1999 FROM WHITE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on C-337 system C-15 were identified to have corrosion. |
| The PSS was notified of these corroded system parts and declared the system  |
| inoperable at 1130 CDT on 8/10/99.  LCO required fire patrols of the         |
| affected area were initiated.  The PSS determined that an update to this     |
| report was required."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update. Notified R3DO   |
| (Burgess).                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1154 EDT 8/22/99 FROM WALKER TO POERTNER * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| Four adjacent sprinkler heads on C-333 System B-1 were identified to have    |
| corrosion.  The PSS was notified of the corroded system parts and declared   |
| the system inoperable at 0918 CDT on 8/22/99.  LCO required fire patrols     |
| were initiated.  The PSS determined that an update to this report was        |
| required.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| It has been determined that this event is reportable under 10CFR76.120(c)(2) |
| as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to function as           |
| designed.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Clayton).                      |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 2015 EDT ON 8/28/99 FROM W.F. GAGE TO S. SANDIN * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| The following information was provided as an update to this report:          |
|                                                                              |
| "Two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-337 System D-11 were identified to have   |
| corrosion.  The PSS was notified of these corroded system parts and declared |
| the system inoperable at 1420 [CDT] on 8/28/99.   LCO required fire patrols  |
| of the affected area were initiated. The PSS determined that an update to    |
| this report was required."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel informed the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations   |
| officer notified the R3DO (Leach) and NMSS EO (Piccone).                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 2037 EDT ON 8/29/99 FROM KEVIN BEASLEY TO S. SANDIN * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| The following information was provided as an update to this report:          |
|                                                                              |
| "Two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-337 System D-15 were identified to have   |
| corrosion and the PSS declared the system inoperable at 0925 [CDT] on        |
| 8/29/99.  Also two adjacent heads on C-337 System D-10 were identified to    |
| have corrosion and the PSS declared the system inoperable at 1450.   LCO     |
| required fire patrols for both of the affected areas were initiated in the   |
| time frame required by TSR.  The PSS determined that an update to this       |
| report was required."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel informed the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations   |
| officer notified the R3DO (Leach) and NMSS EO (Piccone).                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0930 EDT ON 9/1/99  BY ERIC WALKER TO FANGIE JONES * * *     |
|                                                                              |
| Add two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-337 D-14.  Paducah personnel informed  |
| the NRC Resident Inspector.  The NRC operations officer notified the R3DO    |
| (David Hills) and NMSS (Robert Pierson).                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1133 EDT ON 9/8/99  BY TOM WHITE TO FANGIE JONES * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| Add two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-331 System 26, system declared         |
| inoperable at 2155 CDT on 9/7/99. An LCO required fire patrol for the        |
| affected area was initiated in the time frame required by the TSR.  Paducah  |
| personnel informed the NRC Resident Inspector.  The NRC operations officer   |
| notified the R3DO (Monte Phillips) and NMSS (Josie Piccone).                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 0948 ON 9/30/99 BY ERIC WALKER TO DOUG WEAVER * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| Add two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-333  System B-15 were identified to    |
| have corrosion and the PSS declared the system inoperable at 0815 on         |
| 9/30/99.  An LCO required fire patrol for the affected area was initiated in |
| the time frame required by the TSR.  The PSS determined that an update to    |
| this report was required.                                                    |
| Paducah personnel informed the NRC resident inspector.   The NRC operations  |
| officer notified the R3DO (Vegel) and NMSS (Cool).                           |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 10/13/99 @ 1600 BY WALKER TO GOULD ***                         |
|                                                                              |
| Two adjacent sprinkler heads on C-333 System A-11 were Identified to have    |
| corrosion and the PSS declared the system inoperable at 1307 on 10-13-99. An |
| LCO required fire patrol for the affected area was initiated in the time     |
| frame required by the TSR, The PSS determined that an update to this report  |
| was required. Paducah personnel informed the NRC resident inspector.   The   |
| NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Madera) and NMSS (Moore).          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36273       |
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| REP ORG:  BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS, PLC           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/08/1999|
|LICENSEE:  BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS, PLC           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:14[EDT]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:     |EVENT DATE:        08/19/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:     |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN JACOBSON        R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EUR ING MIKE R A SMITH       |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |KEVIN RAMSEY         NMSS    |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| 10 CFR PART 21 NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CYLINDER           |
| (MANUFACTURED BY STARVELEY'S LIMITED AND SUPPLIED BY BNFL TO USEC FOR        |
| ENRICHMENT) TO BE OVERFILLED BECAUSE THE CERTIFIED WATER CAPACITY STAMPED ON |
| THE CYLINDER IS LESS THAN THE SPECIFIED MINIMUM CAPACITY                     |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Eur Ing Mike R. |
| A. Smith, MRA Smith BSc CEng MIES, Head of Magnox and Hex Business, British  |
| Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), Fuel Business Group:                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(ii) - Identification of the facility, the activity, or the |
| basic component supplied for such facility or such activity within the U.S.  |
| which fails to comply or contains a defect:]  48Y Cylinder no. 1122/0690     |
| containing 12,155.5 kg of UF6 supplied to [United States Enrichment          |
| Corporation (USEC)] by BNFL Fuel for enrichment."                            |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(iii) - Identification of the firm constructing the         |
| facility or supplying the basic component which fails to comply or contains  |
| a defect:]  Cylinder manufactured by Staveley's Limited, Manchester, England |
| in 1978.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(iv) - Nature of the defect or failure to comply and the    |
| safety hazard which is created or could be created by such defect or failure |
| to comply:]  The certified water capacity stamped on the cylinder as part of |
| the name plate data is less than the minimum capacity specified in ANSI      |
| N14.1, Table 1, standard cylinder data for a 48Y cylinder.  [The] required   |
| minimum capacity [is] 142.7 ft³[, and the] actual certified water capacity   |
| [is] 4,019 kg; equivalent to 142.1 ft³.  The cylinder, in its current        |
| condition, represents no safety hazard since the actual contents of 2,155.5  |
| kg of UF6 still allows a cylinder ullage of 7.2%.  The cylinder has the      |
| potential to be overfilled if the normal maximum fill limit for a 48Y was    |
| reached (12,501 kg of UF6 as specified in ANSI N14.1)."                      |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(v) - The date on which the information of such defect or   |
| failure to comply was obtained:]  A memo was sent from USEC on 19 August     |
| 1999, informing BNFL Fuel that they had noted the certified water capacity   |
| was less than the ANSI-N14.1 minimum."                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(vi) - In the case of a basic component which contains a    |
| defect or fails to comply, the number and location of all such components in |
| use at, supplied for, or being supplied for one or more facilities or        |
| activities subject to the regulations in this part:]  Cylinder 1122/0690 is  |
| one of a batch of 108 cylinders purchased from Staveleys in 1978.  All other |
| 48Y Type Cylinders 1122/0600 to 1122/0707 inclusive, numbering 107, are      |
| located on licensed sites in the UK."                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(vii) - The corrective action which has been, is being, or  |
| will be taken; the name of the individual or organization responsible for    |
| the action; and the length of time that has been or will be taken to         |
| complete the action:]  Having established that cylinder 1122/0690 is safe to |
| feed; it is proposed to discuss with USEC the possibility of proceeding with |
| the feed to their diffusion plant, as planned.  Alternatively, should USEC   |
| be unwilling to proceed then concession will be sought to transfer the       |
| cylinder back to BNFL in the UK."                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Once emptied, the cylinder will be removed from service to prevent any      |
| possibility of a re-occurrence."                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The Head of Site at BNFL Springfields has commissioned a Working Party,     |
| which includes an independent senior engineer, independent senior operations |
| manager, and standards/surveillance engineers."                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The Working Party:                                                          |
| a)  Has already independently verified that there are no other under         |
| capacity cylinders located in the U.S.;                                      |
| b)  Will independently verify whether or not any other BNFL cylinders are    |
| under capacity;                                                              |
| c)  In the event that the independent verification does reveal any further   |
| such defective cylinders, will initiate appropriate action to remove such    |
| cylinders from service;                                                      |
| d)  Will monitor the implementation of any such actions through to           |
| completion;                                                                  |
| e)  [Has] already examined and modified BNFL's cylinder filling procedures   |
| to prevent an under capacity cylinder from being filled in the future;       |
| [and]                                                                        |
| f)  [Is] in the process of reviewing our cylinder purchase specification to  |
| prevent any further under capacity cylinders from being supplied."           |
|                                                                              |
| "[10 CFR 21.21(4)(viii) - Any advice related to the defect or failure to     |
| comply about the facility, activity, or basic component that has been, is    |
| being, or will be given to purchasers or licensees:]  The UK Nuclear         |
| Installations Inspectorate (NII) and Department of the Environment,          |
| Transport, and Regions (DETR) have been advised of this notification."       |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.)                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 10/13/1999 - This event notification is a followup to EN 36160, |
| initially reported on 9/14/1999. * * *                                       |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36284       |
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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:50[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        10/12/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        02:55[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  J. UNDERWOOD                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NLTR                     LICENSEE 24 HR REPORT  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| 24 HOUR REPORT - VALID ALARM ON PRIMARY CONDENSATE, A SAFETY SYSTEM          |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0225 on 10/12/99, the PSS office was notified that a Primary Condensate  |
| alarm was received on the C-360 position 3 autoclave Water Inventory Control |
| System (WICS). The WICS system is required to be operable while heating in   |
| mode 5 according to TSR 2.1.4.3. The autoclave was checked according to the  |
| alarm response procedure and subsequently removed from service and declared  |
| inoperable by the Plant Shift Superintendent.                                |
| Troubleshooting was initiated and is continuing in order to determine the    |
| reason for the alarm.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The safety system actuation is reportable to the NRC as required by Safety  |
| Analysis Report, section 6.9, table 1, criteria J.2, Safety System actuation |
| due to a valid signal as a 24-hour event notification."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36285       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [] [3] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 07:12[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        10/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:26[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CAMERON CAMPBELL             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     RPS ACTUATION          |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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| REACTOR TRIP GENERATED DURING TESTING, PLANT ALREADY SHUTDOWN                |
|                                                                              |
| During refueling outage activities a 'Full Scram' signal was initiated while |
| testing the main steam line high radiation instrumentation.  No control rod  |
| or 'Group I' isolation valve movement occurred as a result of this signal    |
| since all affected equipment was in the tripped condition due to plant       |
| conditions.  The only valve movement was the scram discharge volume vent and |
| drain valves which closed per design.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The 'Full Scram' and 'Group I' isolation signal resulted as a result of      |
| testing inadequacies.  The signal was reset and the valves were opened per   |
| plant procedures.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was informed.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36286       |
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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:08[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        10/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KING                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |SCOTT MOORE    EO    NMSS    |
|BAAA 20.1906(d)           SURFACE CONT/ EXT RAD |RUTHERFORD           NRC     |
|                                                |PERKINS              DOE     |
|                                                |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |99       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PALISADES NUCLEAR PLANT THAT EXCEEDED EXTERNAL SURFACE   |
| RADIATION LIMITS                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| During receipt activities of radioactive material, it was discovered that a  |
| package exceeded the radiation level limits of 10 CFR 71.47 (b)(1) (200      |
| mrem/hr on the external surface of the package on an open transport          |
| vehicle.) The highest external surface reading on the package was measured   |
| at 400 mrem/hr. This report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 20.1906  |
| (d)(2).                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED:                                             |
|                                                                              |
| City shipped from: Spartanburg, SC                                           |
|                                                                              |
| Shipped to: Palisades Nuclear Plant, 5 miles south of South Haven, Mi.       |
|                                                                              |
| Ship date: 10/11/99                                                          |
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| Shipper: Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Palisades notified shipper on    |
| 10/13/99 @ 1210)                                                             |
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| Carrier: Hittman Transport 628 Gallaher Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37763 (Palisades |
| notified carrier 10/13/99 1154)                                              |
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| Received: 10/13/99                                                           |
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| Type of Containers: Metal Boxes                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Number of Containers: Eleven (11) - currently have identified one container  |
| - more detailed container surveys will be completed during offload.          |
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| Labeling on containers: No DOT labeling/marking required for SCO material;   |
| however, "Radioactive SCO"   is stenciled on two sides of each container.    |
|                                                                              |
| DOT container specification markings: None                                   |
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| Material ID#:                                                                |
| Each of the eleven packages has the following identification numbers:        |
| 1) SC-8864                                                                   |
| 2) SC-8680                                                                   |
| 3) NC-7115                                                                   |
| 4) 87236                                                                     |
| 5) SC-8707                                                                   |
| 6) SC-8623                                                                   |
| 7) SC-8631                                                                   |
| 8) SC-8641                                                                   |
| 9)178002                                                                     |
| 10) Box #9                                                                   |
| 11) 178001 - this is the container with the elevated dose rate               |
|                                                                              |
| Condition of containers: No visible damage on any containers.                |
|                                                                              |
| Most prevalent isotope and curie content: Container number 11 contained      |
| Fe-55 19.5 mCi                                                               |
| Co-58 4.63 mCi                                                               |
| Co-60 3.20 mCi                                                               |
| Ag-110m 1.93 mCi                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| Weight: Container number 11 is 1300 pounds                                   |
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| Chemical and physical form: metal oxide/solid                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36287       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        10/13/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        00:10[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |SCOTT MOORE          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WALKER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NCFR                     NON CFR REPORT REQMNT  |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| At 0010 on 10/13/99, the PSS office was notified that a primary condensate   |
| alarm was received on the C-360 position 4 autoclave Water Inventory Control |
| System (WICS). The WICS system Is required to be operable while heating in   |
| mode 5 according to TSR 21.4.3. The autoclave was checked according to the   |
| alarm response procedure and subsequently removed from service and declared  |
| inoperable by the Plant Shift Superintendent.                                |
| Troubleshooting was initiated and is continuing in order to determine the    |
| reason for the alarm.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC senior resident has been notified of this event.                     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36288       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:00[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        10/13/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        00:10[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |JOHN MADERA          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |SCOTT MOORE    EO    NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WALKER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OCBA 76.120(c)(2)(i)     ACCID MT EQUIP FAILS   |                             |
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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| At 0415 on 10/13/99, as a result of actuation of the C-360 #4 Autoclave      |
| Water Inventory Control System while in TSR mode 5, it was discovered that   |
| the Vent Line Block valve XV-434 did not close. The valve is required to     |
| close for effective steam shutdown per TSR LCOs 2.1.4.3 and 2.1.3.3 and      |
| effective UF6 release containment per TSR LCO 2.1.3.1 while in modes 3, 4,   |
| and 5. The autoclave was checked according to alarm response procedure and   |
| was removed from service. No UF6 release occurred. The Plant Shift           |
| Superintendent subsequently declared the Water Inventory Control System, the |
| Steam Pressure Control System, and the High Pressure isolation System        |
| inoperable.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified of this event.           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36289       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: THREE MILE ISLAND        REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/13/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:22[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP            |EVENT DATE:        10/13/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:22[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOYER                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/13/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES NOGGLE         R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AMED 50.72(b)(2)(v)      OFFSITE MEDICAL        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED INJURED PERSON BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL.   |
|                                                                              |
| AN INDIVIDUAL WORKING IN THE "B" D-RING OF THE REACTOR BUILDING INJURED HIS  |
| HEAD AND WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT NECK AND BACK PAINS.  THE LICENSEE CANNOT     |
| REMOVE ALL OF THE ANTICONTAMINATION CLOTHING  FROM THE INDIVIDUAL, AND HE    |
| MAY BE POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED.  HE WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO THE HERSHEY      |
| MEDICAL CENTER ACCOMPANIED BY A HEALTH PHYSICIST.                            |
|                                                                              |
| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL BE NOTIFIED.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 10/13/99 @ 2206 BY BOYER TO GOULD ***                          |
|                                                                              |
| THE INDIVIDUAL WAS NOT CONTAMINATED.  THE ANTICONTAMINATION GARMENTS, WHICH  |
| WERE CONTAMINATED, WERE RETURNED TO THE PLANT.                               |
|                                                                              |
| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL BE NOTIFIED.                                     |
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