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Event Notification Report for March 28, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/27/2000 - 03/28/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36771  36817  36836  36837  36838  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36771       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/08/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:18[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/07/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARILYN JOHNSON              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/27/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NLTR                     LICENSEE 24 HR REPORT  |                             |
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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        |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 24-HOUR CONDITION OF LICENSE REPORT INVOLVING TECH SPEC REQUIREMENTS         |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 9, 2000, it was discovered that the Flux Multiplication Alarm   |
| (which is used to mitigate boron dilution accidents) was not functional. It  |
| was not recognized at that time that this caused the associated extended     |
| range neutron detector to be inoperable. If an extended range detector is    |
| inoperable in Modes 3, 4, and 5 the Technical Specifications requires that   |
| operations be suspended involving positive reactivity changes.               |
|                                                                              |
| "On March 1, 2000 at 0017 hours Unit 1 entered Mode 3 as part of a shutdown  |
| to support refueling activities.                                             |
| Immediately following Mode 3 entry testing was performed which involves      |
| raising control rods to perform drop                                         |
| testing. Raising control rods constitutes positive reactivity which is       |
| contrary to requirements of the Technical                                    |
| Specifications.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made pursuant to Operating License NPF-76        |
| Condition 2.G for operation or condition prohibited by Technical             |
| Specifications."                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1417 ON 03/27/00 BY KEN TAPLETT TO JOLLIFFE * * *            |
|                                                                              |
| Further licensee review determined that the extended range neutron detector  |
| in question had been operable during the positive reactivity change          |
| activity.  During the time of the original notification, the Flux            |
| Multiplication Alarm was thought to be non-functional.  A non-functional     |
| Flux Multiplication Alarm causes the associated extended range neutron       |
| detector to be inoperable.  It was determined that the Flux Multiplication   |
| Alarm was actually functional at the completion of surveillance testing      |
| conducted on February 9, 2000. The surveillance procedure requires an alarm  |
| reset prior to exiting the surveillance test which arms the Flux             |
| Multiplication Alarm circuit thus making it functional.  Although this step  |
| was performed on February 9, 2000, the performers did not recognize at the   |
| time that this corrected the perceived loss of alarm function.               |
|                                                                              |
| Prior to the February 9, 2000 surveillance test, the last satisfactory       |
| performance of the Flux Multiplication Alarm surveillance was conducted on   |
| November 16, 1999 with a grace period to March 10, 2000.  Unit 1 entered     |
| Mode 6 (where the requirement was no longer applicable) on March 3, 2000 and |
| has remained in that mode for a refueling and steam generator replacement    |
| outage.  A satisfactory surveillance test was conducted on March 16, 2000.   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to revise the test procedure to preclude recurrence of    |
| this event.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Based upon the above justification, the licensee desires to retract this     |
| event.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Operations Officer notified the R4DO Kriss Kennedy.                  |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36817       |
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| FACILITY: RIVER BEND               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/20/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        03/20/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:05[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TOM LYNCH                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/27/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LAWRENCE YANDELL     R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| A contact employee attempted to bring contraband into the Protected Area.    |
| Immediate compensatory actions were taken upon discovery. The licensee       |
| notified the NRC resident inspector. Contact the NRC Operations Center for   |
| additional details.                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1513 ON 03/27/00 FROM KIM AITKEN TO JOLLIFFE * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| Further licensee investigation revealed that there was no significant threat |
| to River Bend Station or the public and that the vendor employee had no      |
| malevolent intent.  After review of Reg Guide 5.62, NUREG 1304, and Generic  |
| Letter 91-03, the licensee has determined that this event is not reportable  |
| under 10CFR26, 10CFR50.72, 10CFR73.71, or 10CFR73, Appendix G.l.d criteria   |
| and thus, the licensee desires to retract this event.  The licensee has      |
| discussed this event with Region IV security personnel and the NRC Resident  |
| Inspector.  The NRC Operations Officer notified the R4DO Kriss Kennedy.      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36836       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/27/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:17[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  URQUHART                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/27/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADAS 50.72(b)(2)(i)      DEG/UNANALYZED COND    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FAILURE OF LOCAL LEAK RATE TEST.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| DURING LOCAL LEAK RATE TESTING(LLRT) OF THE "2G11-F004", DRYWELL FLOOR DRAIN |
| SUMP PRIMARY CONTAINMENT ISOLATION VALVE, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE VALVE   |
| LEAKS AT A RATE GREATER THAN 30,000 ACCM(ACTUAL CUBIC CENTIMETERS/MIN) WHICH |
| IS GREATER THAN THE PROCEDURAL LIMITS.  THIS IN COMBINATION WITH ITS         |
| COMPANION( IN SERIES) ISOLATION VALVE(2G11-F003) WHICH HAD FAILED A PREVIOUS |
| LLRT AND WAS REPAIRED, BUT FAILED ITS RETEST, RESULTED IN THE TECH SPEC      |
| LIMIT FOR 0.009L-SUB-A BEING  EXCEEDED FOR BYPASS LEAKAGE.   THE TEST WAS    |
| PERFORMED ON 3/26 AND WAS EVALUATED THIS MORNING.                            |
|                                                                              |
| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED.                                         |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36837       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/27/2000|
|LICENSEE:  DUNKELBERGER ENGINEERING & TESTING   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:00[EST]|
|    CITY:  WEST PALM BEACH          REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2000|
|  COUNTY:  PALM BEACH                STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  2462-2 (FL)           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/27/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLEY E. ADAMS (FL)        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING RECOVERED TROXLER GAUGE                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Citizen found troxler gauge [containing 8mCi Cs-137 and 40mCi Am-241:Be]    |
| along road and took it to the Royal Palm Beach PD. Owner notified this       |
| office of missing gauge, was told of it's location [Intersection of 41 & 67  |
| in Royal Palm Beach], and then took possession. There was no damage to the   |
| gauge which was in a locked case. Owner said that the operator failed to     |
| secure the gauge to the truck when leaving a work site. Florida is           |
| investigating the incident [Florida Incident #FL00-054]."                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee lost the device on the morning of 3/27/00 when it fell off his  |
| truck due to not being properly secured.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Call the Headquarters Operations Center for contact information.             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36838       |
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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/27/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:43[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/27/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:08[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY KNUETTEL               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/27/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |THOMAS DECKER        R2      |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FITNESS FOR DUTY EVENT -                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| A temporary employee foreman tested positive for illegal drugs during a      |
| random drug test.  The licensee terminated the employee's plant access       |
| authorization.  Contact the NRC Operations Officer for additional details.   |
| The licensee notified the NRC  Resident Inspector.                           |
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