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Event Notification Report for February 29, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/28/2000 - 02/29/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36718  36731  36734  36735  36736  36737  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36718       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/22/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/22/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        22:05[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF GROFF                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| Plant Physical Security Event -                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Vital area door keys inadvertently removed from the site.  Compensatory      |
| measures were not fully implemented in the required time but are now fully   |
| implemented.  The licensee plans to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.       |
| Contact the NRC Operations Officer for additional details.                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1455 ON 2/28/2000 BY GROFF RECEIVED BY WEAVER * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee retracted.  The details are available from the NRC Operations   |
| Center.  The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The HOO notified |
| the R3DO (Jordan).                                                           |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36731       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:55[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        02/26/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        00:48[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM KOVALCHICK               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN WHITE           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Fitness for duty of security personnel questioned due to inattentiveness.    |
| Immediate compensatory measures taken upon discovery. The NRC resident       |
| inspector has been informed of this event by the licensee.  Contact the NRC  |
| Operations Center for additional details.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1458EST ON 2/27/00 FROM BOB FRANSSEN TO S.SANDIN * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee provided clarification to the initial report.  Contact the NRC  |
| Operations Center for additional details.  The NRC resident inspector has    |
| been informed of this update by the licensee.  Notified R1DO (White).        |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1550 ON 2/28/2000 BY BECK RECEIVED BY WEAVER * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has retracted this event.  Contact the NRC Operations Center    |
| for additional details.  The NRC resident inspector has been informed of     |
| this update by the licensee.   Notified R1DO (Trapp).                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36734       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/28/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/28/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN BOYLE                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN WHITE           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ROBERT SKELTON       IAT     |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |WILLIAM BECKNER      NRR     |
|                                                |WILLIAM BRACH        NMSS    |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OVERDUE SHIPMENT OF NEW FUEL                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that a shipment of new fuel from ABB was due to arrive |
| onsite at 0530 2/28/00. At the time of the report, the shipment had not yet  |
| arrived. The licensee is attempting to contact the shipper. The NRC resident |
| inspector will be informed of this event by the licensee.                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0809 2/28/00 FROM PARKER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *                |
|                                                                              |
| The fuel shipment arrived onsite at 0735 2/28/00. The shipper (Roberts       |
| Express) believed that the scheduled delivery time was 0700. The licensee    |
| plans to investigate the discrepancy in the delivery schedule. The NRC       |
| resident inspector will be informed of this update by the licensee. Notified |
| R1DO (White), NRR IAT (Skelton), NMSS IAT (Davidson), NRR EO (Beckner), and  |
| NMSS IAT (Brach).                                                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36735       |
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| REP ORG:  NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/28/2000|
|LICENSEE:  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:40[EST]|
|    CITY:  NEW YORK                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/09/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NY |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JIM TRAPP            R1      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BORRI                        |ROBERT SKELTON       IAT     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| On 2/9/2000, Columbia University discovered that a graduate student in the   |
| biology department had contamination (phosphorus-32 and sulfur-35) of her    |
| hair and fingers. A radiological survey also discovered contamination in her |
| apartment, which is owned by the university. An assessment based upon        |
| urinalysis indicated a dose of several millirem to the student.              |
|                                                                              |
| An investigation by the university and NYC Department of Health determined   |
| that the contamination was intentionally self-inflicted by the student. The  |
| university is currently determining whether to expel the student. The        |
| student is a foreign national living in the United States on a student       |
| visa.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NYC Department of Health has already contacted NRC Region I (Duncan      |
| White) regarding this event.                                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36736       |
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| FACILITY: CLINTON                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/28/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:24[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        02/28/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE BENSEN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/28/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MIKE JORDAN          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINA 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(A) POT UNABLE TO SAFE SD  |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY INOPERABLE                                          |
|                                                                              |
| High Pressure Core Spray was declared INOPERABLE following an overvoltage    |
| condition on the Division Three AC Power Distribution System.                |
|                                                                              |
| During performance of CPS 9080.02 Division Three Diesel Generator            |
| Operability Surveillance, the Division Three Diesel Generator was            |
| synchronized with the AC bus.  Following synchronization, bus voltage went   |
| to                                                                           |
| approximately 4360V, which is above the limit of 4300V.  The high voltage    |
| condition remained for approximately                                         |
| 3 1/2 minutes, until the Diesel Generator output breaker was opened and      |
| voltages returned to less than 4300V.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The Division Three AC Power Distribution System was declared INOPERABLE due  |
| to being above 4300V pending an Engineering evaluation of the overvoltage    |
| condition.  CPS Improved Technical Specification 3.8.9, Action E.1 requires  |
| High Pressure Core Spray to be declared INOPERABLE with the Division Three   |
| AC Power Distribution System INOPERABLE.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The Division Three Diesel Generator was also declared INOPERABLE.            |
|                                                                              |
| The cause of the overvoltage is not known and is being investigated at this  |
| time.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| NRC Resident Inspector C. Brown was notified.                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36737       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/28/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        02/28/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:09[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVEN BAKER                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/29/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JIM TRAPP            R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(1)(i)(A)   PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| TECH SPEC REQUIRED SHUTDOWN - BACKLEAKAGE FROM THE S/G TO THE AUXILIARY      |
| FEEDWATER SYSTEM.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Check valve leakage from the # 1 Steam Generator caused a rise in            |
| temperature in the discharge piping of the "A" auxiliary feedwater pump.     |
| The maximum allowed temperature is 190 degrees F.  The maximum temperature   |
| reached was 300 degrees F.  The licensee entered Tech Spec 3.0.3 at 1209 and |
| started slowly lowering power.    Injection with the "A" AFW pump reduced    |
| the temperature in the line below the limit.  The licensee is waiting to     |
| determine if the check valve has reseated.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector, the town of Waterford and  |
| the state of Connecticut.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0026 2/29/2000 FROM JOHN CLAIR TAKEN BY BOB STRANSKY * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| TS 3.0.3 was exited at 2338 2/28/2000. The unit is returning to rated power. |
| The NRC resident inspector will be informed of this update by the licensee.  |
| Notified R1DO (Trapp).                                                       |
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