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Event Notification Report for November 22, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/19/1999 - 11/22/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36324  36453  36454  36455  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36324       |
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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/20/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:21[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        10/20/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:25[MST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUSSELL STROUD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/19/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |GAIL GOOD            IAT     |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
|                                                |RICHARD ROSANO       IAT     |
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|                                                |                             |
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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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| Discovery of unsecured safeguards information. Immediate compensatory        |
| measures taken upon discovery. The licensee will inform the NRC resident     |
| inspector. Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTION 1843 11/19/1999 FROM STROUD TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| After detailed reviews of the safeguards information involved in the initial |
| report, the licensee has decided to retract this event notification. The NRC |
| resident inspector will be informed of this retraction by the licensee.      |
| Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.                    |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R4DO (Jones).                                                       |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   36453       |
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| REP ORG:  MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/19/1999|
|LICENSEE:  MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:40[EST]|
|    CITY:  MARYLAND HEIGHTS         REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/17/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:        08:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  24-04206-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/19/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|                                                |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES SCHUH                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALE                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD2 20.2202(a)(2)       EXCESSIVE RELEASE      |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ACTIVATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONTINGENCY PLAN DUE TO Xe-133 RELEASE            |
|                                                                              |
| On 11/17/1999, the licensee declared an "Alert" and activated their          |
| radiological contingency plan after a release of Xe-133 gas (total activity  |
| not reported). The facility was evacuated, and the licensee performed onsite |
| and offsite dose assessments. The maximum calculated dose equivalent due to  |
| this release was 1.35 mrem. Five employees were contaminated as a result of  |
| this event. The licensee has terminated the "Alert" condition.               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36454       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/20/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:51[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        11/20/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID HANKS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BILL JONES           R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY (EOF) LOST POWER FOR 1.5 HOURS DURING POWER    |
| SUPPLY SHIFT                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| This licensee made this notification as an information call.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The backup emergency diesel generator (EDG) for the EOF failed to            |
| automatically start when offsite power was lost during a planned transfer of |
| power.  The offsite power supply breaker hung during the transfer causing    |
| the loss of power and the backup EDG did not start.  The licensee is         |
| investigating both problems.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the  NRC Resident Inspection.                 |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36455       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/20/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:47[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        11/19/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        16:00[EST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/20/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM MCCLEERY                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 24 HOUR REPORT - VALID SAFETY SYSTEM ALARM                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "ON 11/19/99,  AT 1600 HOURS,  X-326 CASCADE BUILDING OPERATIONS PERSONNEL   |
| RECEIVED A SMOKE HEAD ALARM ACTUATION AT THE ERP 1A WITHDRAWAL STATION       |
| DURING A CYLINDER CONNECTION EVOLUTION.  WHILE CONNECTING THE PIGTAIL TO THE |
| CYLINDER A SLIGHT WISP OF UF6 SMOKE APPEARED BETWEEN THE PIGTAIL AND THE     |
| MANIFOLD SAFETY VALVE. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL RESPONDED,  AND          |
| MONITORED THE  AREA.  ALL AIR SAMPLE RESULTS FOR HYDROGEN FLUORIDE AND UF6   |
| WERE BELOW DETECTABLE LEVELS.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "THIS EVENT IS REPORTABLE DUE TO THE VALID ACTUATION OF A "Q" SAFETY SYSTEM  |
|                                                                              |
| "THERE WAS NO LOSS OF HAZARDOUS/ RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OR RADIOACTIVE/        |
| RADIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION EXPOSURE AS A RESULT OF THIS EVENT."              |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR AND THE DOE SITE            |
| REPRESENTATIVE.                                                              |
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