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Event Notification Report for December 21, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/20/1999 - 12/21/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36526  36527  36528  36529  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   36526       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/1999|
|LICENSEE:  U.S.ARMY                             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:09[EST]|
|    CITY:  Rock Island              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/10/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/20/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|                                                |BILL RULAND          R1      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF HAVENER                 |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| DISCOVERY OF A MISSING M-58 AIMING POST LIGHT SOURCE CONTAINING              |
| APPROXIMATELY 5 Ci OF TRITIUM                                                |
|                                                                              |
| On 12/10/99, the U.S. Army in Rock Island, Illinois, was notified that an    |
| M-58 aiming post light source was missing from a U.S. Army facility in Ft.   |
| Drum, New York.  The missing source contained approximately 5 Ci of tritium, |
| and the source had been removed from the aiming post light.  Because there   |
| are typically no maintenance activities associated with aiming post lights,  |
| it is currently believed that the source was stolen.  The source was         |
| discovered to be missing on approximately 12/06/99.                          |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for licensee contact information.)          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36527       |
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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:04[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        12/20/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:10[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MR. HUJET                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/20/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS - BOTH TRAINS OF CONTROL ROOM AIR CONDITIONING          |
| INOPERABLE                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0710 [CST], while attempting to rotate running equipment, the operator   |
| placed the control switch for the B Train control Room A/C to ON.            |
| Subsequently, the A Train switch was placed to OFF to allow the B Train to   |
| start.  The B Train failed to start, and the A Train switch was placed back  |
| to AUTO.  Further investigation determined that the A Train switch was       |
| placed to OFF greater than 20 seconds following the B switch being placed to |
| ON.  This resulted in a Trip signal being generated for the B Train unit.    |
| Therefore, both trains of Control Room A/C were out of service with the B    |
| Train Trip signal and the A Train switch in the OFF position.  This          |
| condition existed for a total of 12 seconds before the A Train unit was      |
| restarted.  The need to report this condition was not identified until 1025  |
| [CST]."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36528       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/1999|
|LICENSEE:  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:11[EST]|
|    CITY:  TEMPE                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/16/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:        12:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  AZ 7-37               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/20/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |DR. COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY GODWIN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST P32                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "On December 16, 1999, the Agency was notified by the Licensee that a vial   |
| of P-32 labeled ATP was missing from the Department of Microbiology. The     |
| vial, the inner package, of a shipping container was placed in a storage     |
| freezer on November 17, 1999. The vial contained 0.5 millicuries on November |
| 17, 1999. As of December 16, 1999, it contained 0.123 millicuries. An        |
| initial search by the Licensee failed to locate the missing vial or its      |
| contents. The initial search included surveys of the research laboratory in  |
| which the material was stored. The loss was detected on December 15, 1999,   |
| when a technician prepared to use the material.                              |
|                                                                              |
| "ASU Department of Public Safety is investigating this incident. ...         |
|                                                                              |
| "The Agency is investigating the radiation safety issues.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "The FBI and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are being notified of    |
| this incident."                                                              |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36529       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:38[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        12/20/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        15:45[EST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/20/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOHN SURMEIER        NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DALE NOLE                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NCFR                     NON CFR REPORT REQMNT  |                             |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO DOE - MINOR OUT-GASSING OF UF6 WHILE SAMPLING        |
| CYLINDER                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| ON 12/20/99, AT 1545 A DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) OFF-NORMAL OCCURRENCE WAS  |
| INITIATED REGARDING A MINOR OUT-GASSING AT THE X-343 FEED VAPORIZATION AND   |
| SAMPLING FACILITY WHILE SAMPLING A DOE CYLINDER IN AUTOCLAVE SIX.   RESPONSE |
| PERSONNEL STOPPED THE OUT-GASSING AND STABILIZED THE CYLINDER FOR COOLDOWN.  |
| THIS EVENT IS REPORTABLE DUE TO NOTIFICATION BEING MADE TO AN OUTSIDE AGENCY |
| (DOE).  THE OUT-GASSING WAS DUE TO A CRACKED BONNET NUT ON THE CYLINDER      |
| VALVE.                                                                       |
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| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL BE INFORMED.                                 |
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