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Event Notification Report for June 14, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/13/2000 - 06/14/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37078  37079  37080  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37078       |
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| FACILITY: BROWNS FERRY             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/13/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  AL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4           |EVENT DATE:        06/13/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:50[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RODNEY NACOSTE               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/13/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF AN OIL SHEEN ON THE PLANT'S  |
| COLD WATER CHANNEL                                                           |
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
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| "The National Spill Response Center was notified at 1210 [CDT] that an oil   |
| sheen was discovered on the waters of the U.S. (cold water channel).  The    |
| oil spilled from cooling tower 2 fan gear boxes.  The spilled oil is being   |
| contained and removed."                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the oil sheen was discovered at 1050 CDT and that   |
| the volume of oil spilled was unknown.  The licensee also stated that the    |
| outlet of the cooling tower spills into the cold water channel which is an   |
| extension of the Tennessee River.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| In addition to the National Spill Response Center, the licensee notified the |
| Alabama Environmental Management Association.  The licensee also plans to    |
| notify the NRC resident inspector.                                           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37079       |
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| REP ORG:  MORRISON MAIERLE CONSULTING ENGINEE  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/13/2000|
|LICENSEE:  MORRISON MAIERLE CONSULTING ENGINEERS|NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Kalispell                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/13/2000|
|  COUNTY:  Flathead                  STATE:  MT |EVENT TIME:        14:00[MDT]|
|LICENSE#:  25-17563-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/13/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|                                                |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ANTHONY FEILZER              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NDAM                     DAMAGED GAUGE/DEVICE   |                             |
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| MORRISON MAIERLE CONSULTING ENGINEERS REPORTED THAT A VEHICLE DAMAGED A      |
| TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE IN BELGRADE, MONTANA.                         |
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| Morrison Maierle Consulting Engineers (located in Kalispell, Montana)        |
| reported that a Troxler-3411B gauge was damaged at Gallatin Field (an        |
| airport located in Belgrade, Montana, approximately 9 miles west of Bozeman, |
| Montana).  Apparently, a vehicle backed into the gauge and damaged the face  |
| plate.                                                                       |
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| The gauge contained 8 mCi (1%) of cesium-137 and 40 mCi (10%) of           |
| americium-241/beryllium.  The highest radiation survey reading was 12        |
| mR/hour at 0 feet (on contact), and it was reported that a normal reading    |
| for this gauge was approximately 7 mR/hour at 0 feet (on contact).  The      |
| sources are currently in the safe position, and the device has been packed   |
| and evacuated to a licensee office located in Bozeman, Montana.              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that there were no injuries or overexposures associated  |
| with this event.                                                             |
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| NRC Region 4 plans to notify the state.  (Call the NRC operations officer    |
| for a licensee telephone number.)                                            |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   37080       |
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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/13/2000|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:50[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        06/13/2000|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        10:25[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/13/2000|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |LARRY CAMPER         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN BEASLEY                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OCBB 76.120(c)(2)(ii)    EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
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| DISCOVERY OF SIXTEEN CORRODED SPRINKLER HEADS (24-HOUR REPORT)               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Paducah         |
| personnel:                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 06/13/00 at 1025 CDT, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified  |
| that sixteen sprinkler heads were corroded, affecting sprinkler system A-9   |
| in C-333, such that the ability of the sprinklers to flow sufficient water   |
| was called into question.  Subsequently, this sprinkler system was declared  |
| inoperable, and TSR required actions establishing a roving fire patrol       |
| [were] initiated.  This deficiency was detected during scheduled system      |
| inspections conducted by Fire Protection personnel."                         |
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| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
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| Paducah personnel notified the NRC resident inspector.                       |
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