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Event Notification Report for October 28, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/27/1999 - 10/28/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35790  36354  36355  36356  36357  36358  

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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:  10/27/1999|
|    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)                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "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 * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| "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 * * *       |
|                                                                              |
| "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 CDT 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 AT 1600 ON 10/13/99 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 CDT 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).                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1520 ON 10/19/99 FROM UNDERWOOD TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| Six sprinkler heads on C-337 System D-16 were identified to have corrosion   |
| and the PSS declared the system inoperable at 1052 CDT on 10/19/99.  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.  The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  The |
| NRC Operations Officer notified R3DO (Jorgensen).                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 2140 ON 10/19/99 FROM WALKER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| Seven sprinkler heads on C-337 System A-7 were identified to have corrosion, |
| and another four had been painted over.  In addition, three adjacent         |
| sprinkler heads on C-337 System A-8 were identified to have corrosion.  The  |
| PSS declared the systems inoperable at 1900 CDT on 10/19/99.  An LCO         |
| required fire patrols for the affected areas were initiated in the time      |
| frame required by the TSR.  The PSS determined that an update to this report |
| was required.  The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  |
| The NRC Operations Officer notified R3DO (Wright).                           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1713 ON 10/21/99 FROM CAGE TAKEN BY JOLLIFFE * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| Four sprinkler heads on C-337 System A-5, twelve sprinkler heads on C-337    |
| System A-8, three sprinkler heads on C-337 System A-9, and six sprinkler     |
| heads on C-337 System B-8 were identified to have corrosion.  On 10/21/99,   |
| the PSS declared System A-5 and A-9 inoperable at 1028 CDT, System A-8       |
| inoperable at 1227 CDT and System B-8 inoperable at 1406 CDT.   An LCO       |
| required fire patrol for the affected areas was initiated in the time frame  |
| required by the TSR..  The PSS determined that an update to this report was  |
| required.  The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this update.  The |
| NRC Operations Officer notified the R3DO Bruce Jorgensen.                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 2128 ON 10/22/99 FROM ERIC WALKER TAKEN BY JOLLIFFE * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| At 1400 CDT on 10/22/99, the PSS was notified that numerous corroded         |
| sprinkler heads were discovered in C-337 on sprinkler systems B-1, B-3, B-5, |
| B-6, B-7, B-11 and D-17.  Due to the number of systems called into question, |
| the PSS declared all of the sprinkler systems in C-337 on the cell floor (a  |
| total of 66 systems) inoperable and TSR required actions establishing roving |
| fire patrols were initiated within the required time frame.  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 lnspector has been informed of this update.  The NRC        |
| Operations Officer notified the R3DO Bruce Jorgensen.                        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1239 ON 10/24/99 FROM TOM WHITE TAKEN BY JOLLIFFE * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| At 1200 CDT on 10/23/99, the PSS was notified that numerous corroded         |
| sprinkler heads were discovered in C-337 on sprinkler systems B-13 and B-14  |
| on the ground floor,  The PSS declared these systems inoperable and TSR      |
| required actions establishing roving fire patrols were initiated within the  |
| required time frame.  At 1600 CDT on 10/23/99, the PSS  was notified that    |
| numerous corroded sprinkler heads were discovered in C-337 on sprinkler      |
| systems A-16, B-12, C-8, C-12, C-15, D-5 and D-8 on the cell floor,  These   |
| systems have already been declared inoperable and fire patrols are already   |
| being performed.  The PSS determined that an update to this report was       |
| required.  It has been determined that this event is reportable under        |
| I0CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed.  The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this  |
| update.  The NRC Operations Officer notified the R3DO Bruce Jorgensen.       |
|                                                                              |
| * * *UPDATE AT 1117EDT ON 10/25/99 FROM W. F. CAGE TO S. SANDIN * * *        |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1940 CDT, or 10/24/99, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified |
| that numerous corroded sprinkler heads had been discovered on High Pressure  |
| Fire Water systems C-4, C-5, C-6 and C-8, located in the C-337 building.     |
| These systems had previously been declared inoperable, and fire patrols were |
| already being performed at the time of discovery.  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 has been notified of this event."                |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R3DO(Lanksbury) and NMSS( Brain Smith ).                            |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 10/27/99 AT 2235ET BY WHITE TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1517, on 10/27/99, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified     |
| that 9 corroded sprinkler heads had been discovered on High Pressure Fire    |
| Water system A-12 located in the C-337 building.  This system has been       |
| declared inoperable, and fire patrols have been initiated.  The PSS          |
| determined that an update to this report was required."  R3DO (Jordan) &     |
| NMSS EO (Hickey) notified.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this update by the certificate        |
| holder.                                                                      |
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|Hospital                                         |Event Number:   36354       |
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| REP ORG:  ST PETERS UNIV. HOSPITAL             |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/27/1999|
|LICENSEE:  ST PETERS UNIV. HOSPITAL             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:09[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NEW BRUNSWICK            REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        10/27/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:        13:15[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  29-07566-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/27/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT TOKARZ                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|LADM 35.33(a)            MED MISADMINISTRATION  |                             |
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| UNEXPECTED EXPOSURE                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| AT 1300 ON 10/27/99, A PATIENT RAISED HER BED IN ORDER TO HAVE LUNCH.  WHEN  |
| THE PATIENT RAISED THE BED, THE BRACHYTHERAPY APPLICATOR CAME OUT OF ITS     |
| POSITION AND ENDED UP BETWEEN THE LEGS OF THE PATIENT.  AT 1315, THE         |
| PATIENT'S RADIATION ONCOLOGIST PHYSICIAN CAME TO REMOVE THE BRACHYTHERAPY    |
| APPLICATOR AND DISCOVERED IT LAYING BETWEEN THE LEGS OF THE PATIENT.  THE    |
| BRACHYTHERAPY APPLICATOR WAS REMOVED BY THE PHYSICIAN.  THE LOCAL AREA SKIN  |
| DOSE TO THE PATIENT LEG  WAS CALCULATED TO BE 22 RAD.  THE PATIENT WAS TO    |
| HAVE RECEIVED 2000 RAD, BUT INSTEAD RECEIVED 1978 RAD.  THE PATIENT'S        |
| PRIVATE PHYSICIAN WILL BE NOTIFIED.  THE PATIENT DID NOT RECEIVE ANY ADVERSE |
| HEALTH AFFECTS FROM THIS INCIDENT.                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36355       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/27/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:19[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        10/27/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARY BETH DEPUYDT            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/27/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MIKE JORDAN          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADAS 50.72(b)(2)(i)      DEG/UNANALYZED COND    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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        |
|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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| AC FUSES USED IN DC SYSTEMS                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| A concern was raised during the Expanded System Readiness Reviews conducted  |
| earlier this year at Cook regarding the use of AC fuses in DC systems.       |
| Protection in the Cook 250 VDC system is through the use of Gould Type RF    |
| and Bussman Type FRN fuses. These fuses are not rated for use at the voltage |
| levels that may be encountered in the Cook DC system.                        |
|                                                                              |
| Testing of the Gould fuses was recently completed and that showed that the   |
| fuses in the 0 to 60 amp range can fail in such a manner that adjacent       |
| components, equipment or personnel could be subjected to adverse conditions. |
| Although they were not tested, Bussman has stated that their fuses will not  |
| operate safely at DC voltages over 125 VDC.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Although not evaluated in detail, Electrical Design Engineering has          |
| concluded that postulated failure of a fuse to safely clear a fault or       |
| overload in a safety related or non-safety related circuit could result in   |
| damage to adjacent safety related circuits.  In addition, fuses are used as  |
| isolation points between non-safety related components and the safety        |
| related DC power supply system.  A concern exists that an initiating event - |
| HELB, seismic, LOCA - could simultaneously impact multiple non-safety        |
| related components. Consequently, if the isolation fuse fails to clear due   |
| to the voltage rating concern, or the slow response causes a coordination    |
| concern, the loss of multiple  DC system panels or of the entire train(s) of |
| the safety related DC system could be the result.                            |
|                                                                              |
| Electrical Design Engineering is evaluating replacement of the fuses.        |
|                                                                              |
| Both units are currently shutdown and defueled. This issue will be resolved  |
| prior to startup.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   36356       |
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| REP ORG:  OREGON DEPT. RAD. CONTROL            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/27/1999|
|LICENSEE:  GN NORTHERN                          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:40[EDT]|
|    CITY:  GRESHAM                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        10/26/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OR |EVENT TIME:        20:00[PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  ORE-90711             AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/27/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ED WRIGHT                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY STOLEN FROM THE BACK OF A TRUCK                     |
|                                                                              |
| A TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE CONTAINING 9 mCi OF CESIUM-137 AND 44 mCi   |
| OF AMERICIUM-241/BERYLLUM WAS CHAINED AND LOCKED IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP     |
| TRUCK PARKED AT THE DRIVER'S APARTMENT.  WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THE APARTMENT   |
| AT 2000, HE FOUND THAT THE GAUGE WAS MISSING.  THE GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT |
| WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS EVENT.  THE GAUGE MODEL NUMBER IS #3430 AND SERIAL      |
| NUMBER IS #23852.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| GN NORTHERN, LOCATED IN YAKIMA , OR, REPORTED THIS INCIDENT TO THE STATE OF  |
| OREGON DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION CONTROL.                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36357       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/27/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:53[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        10/27/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:50[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VICTOR WALZ                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/27/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       40       Power Operation  |40       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION (HPCI) SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE            |
|                                                                              |
| At 1750 EDT on 10/27/99, the HPCI System was declared inoperable and a 7 day |
| limiting condition of operation was entered in accordance with Technical     |
| Specification 3.5.c.  HPCI System surveillance testing conducted at 0130 EDT |
| met applicable surveillance test acceptance criteria.  A more detailed       |
| review of HPCI System startup transient data obtained during this testing    |
| identified potential problems with HPCI Turbine Speed Control. Evaluation of |
| this transient data established a reasonable doubt concerning HPCI System    |
| operability under all design conditions.  All other Emergency Core Cooling   |
| Systems and the Emergency Diesel Generators are fully operable.  Reactor     |
| Core Isolation Cooling System is fully operable and the electrical grid is   |
| stable.  The "B" Reactor Feedwater Pump is out of service for a turning gear |
| problem.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36358       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/28/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:45[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        10/28/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BENDER                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/28/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DAVID MATTHEWS       NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72 (a) (1) (I)   EMERGENCY DECLARED     |CHARLES MILLER       IRO     |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |ROBERTA WARRNE       IAT     |
|                                                |RICHARD ROSANO       IAT     |
|                                                |GREG SMITH           IAT     |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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       21       Power Operation  |21       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO BOMB THREAT                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details. The NRC resident   |
| inspector will be informed.                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * COMMISSIONERS' ASSISTANTS BRIEFING HELD AT 0630 EDT * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| Briefer: H. Miller. Participants: C. Miller (IRO), Adensam, Matthews (NRR),  |
| Ten Eyck (NMSS), Beecher (OPA), Lohaus (OSP), Hauber (OIP), Madden (OCA),    |
| Tschiltz (EDO), Paperiello (DEDE), Boyce, Olencz (Dicus), Sharkey            |
| (McGaffigan), Castleman (Diaz), Doane (Merrifield), Rosano, Warren (IAT),    |
| Screnci (R1PAO).                                                             |
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