Event Notification Report for March 17, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/16/2000 - 03/17/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36802  36803  36804  36805  36806  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36802       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/16/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:41[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS CORNAX                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/16/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LAURIE PELUSO        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MECHANICAL BINDING OF FIRE DAMPERS DURING SURVAILLANCE TESTING               |
|                                                                              |
| At 1341 on 03/14/00 during performance of a main transformer deluge test,    |
| three of eight fire dampers in the cable spreading room failed to drop.      |
| They were mechanically bound because of improper installation of the fusible |
| links which were installed on 12/23/99.  The licensee stated that all other  |
| systems functioned as required.  An extent of condition review is currently  |
| in progress.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| This event was determined to be reportable at 1205 on 03/16/00.              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36803       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/16/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:22[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        03/15/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARTY McADORY                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/16/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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|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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| LICENSEE SUPERVISOR ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FELONY POSSESSION OF A         |
| CONTROLLED SUTSTANCE                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "[At 0215 CST on 03/15/00, a] licensee supervisor was arrested and charged   |
| with felony possession of a controlled substance.  The individual's          |
| unescorted access was immediately revoked upon discovery of the event [at]   |
| 1510 [CST] on [03/15/00].  A licensee investigation has been initiated to    |
| obtain additional details related to this off-site event."                   |
|                                                                              |
| "The NRC [resident inspectors] and licensee senior management [have] been    |
| informed."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for additional details.)                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36804       |
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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/16/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:57[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/16/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:32[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRADLY McMAHON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/16/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN JACOBSON        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| STEAM GENERATOR BLOWDOWN DUE TO FAILURE OF A RADIATION MONITOR               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Radiation monitor R-15 air ejector exhaust detector failed low resulting in |
| [a] steam generator blowdown isolation.  [The] failure occurred at 1332      |
| [CST] on 03/16/2000.  The detector had been replaced earlier in the day and  |
| had been returned to service at 1105 [CST].  All systems responded as        |
| designed including steam generator blowdown isolation, steam generator       |
| blowdown sampling isolation, and isolation of heating steam to the warehouse |
| annex.  [The] cause is unknown, and an investigation has been initiated.     |
| [Offsite Dose Calculation Manual (ODCM)] compensatory measures have been     |
| implemented.  Health Physics has been directed to obtain grab samples of the |
| air ejector discharge as least once per 12 hours and analyze the samples for |
| gross activity within 24 hours."                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   36805       |
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| REP ORG:  USAF RADIOISOTOPE COMMITTEE          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/16/2000|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. AIR FORCE                       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:03[EST]|
|    CITY:  MOODY AFB                REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        02/16/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  GA |EVENT TIME:        11:45[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  42-23539-01AF         AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/16/2000|
|  DOCKET:  03028641                             |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID GRAVES         R4      |
|                                                |AL BELISLE           R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+SCOTT MOORE          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  FACSIMILE ONLY               |CHARLES MILLER       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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| LOSS OF TWO AMERICIUM-241 SOURCES (4 �Ci EACH) DUE TO THE CRASH OF AN F-16   |
| NEAR DONALDSONVILLE, GEORGIA                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the USAF        |
| Radioisotope Committee:                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Date [and] Time of Occurrence or Discovery:  16 Feb 2000/1145         |
| [hours]"                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Organization Possessing Source(s):  347CRS/LGMVS Moody AFB, GA"       |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] What Happened:  [An] F-16 carrying a Low Altitude Navigation          |
| Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod crashed (16 Feb 00) in a rural    |
| area approximately 10 miles north of Donaldsonville, GA.  The Disaster       |
| Control Group (DCG) at the scene of the crash confirmed that the F-16 was    |
| not [equipped] with a LANTIRN pod.  347CRS/LGMVS, who maintains the pods,    |
| notified Lt. Nikel that a pod was on this F-16 and that the DCG had made an  |
| error (347CRS notified Lt. Nikel 16 Mar 2000)."                              |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Radioisotope(s) Involved:  Am-241     Activity:  2 sources/4 [�Ci]    |
| each"                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Sealed Source Model/Serial No.:  Model AMM.7 Amersham, Inc."          |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Actions Taken to Correct or Abate:  The DCG moved all aircraft        |
| material from the crash site to Moody AFB, GA.  Lt. Nikel will take a team   |
| to the DCG storage areas and attempt to search for the pod in the debris."   |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Additional Actions Planned and Estimated Time to Complete:  An        |
| interim or final report will be provided to [the] NRC by 11 April 2000 on    |
| disposition of the sources.  An investigation will be performed to try and   |
| determine why the DCG failed to identify that the F-16 was carrying a        |
| LANTIRN pod."                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "[...] Additional/Follow-up Information:  Sealed Source Device Registry No.  |
| NR-136-S-208-S."                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.)                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36806       |
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| FACILITY: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR         REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/16/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  AR |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:05[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE                  |EVENT DATE:        03/16/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALAN SMITH                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/16/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DAVID GRAVES         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| STATE NOTIFICATION REGARDING A PERSONNEL MEDICAL EMERGENCY                   |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 1 declared a personnel emergency at 1400 [CST] on |
| 03/16/00 due to a contract employee becoming disoriented while performing a  |
| routine task on top of an overhead crane that is located outside of the      |
| power block.  The individual had performed this task previously without      |
| incident.  The on-site Emergency Medical Team was activated to provide       |
| assistance, and the Pope County Emergency Rescue was requested via 911 to    |
| provide assistance in the safe removal of the individual from the crane.     |
| The individual was subsequently transported to St. Mary's Regional Medical   |
| Center for evaluation via local ambulance service.  The individual was       |
| conscious and in a stable condition following removal from the crane.  This  |
| event may result in news coverage."                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the State of Florida and the NRC resident inspector    |
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