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Event Notification Report for June 26, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/23/2000 - 06/26/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36263  37101  37109  37110  37111  37112  37113  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36263       |
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| REP ORG:  SWAGELOK COMPANY                     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/06/1999|
|LICENSEE:  SWAGELOK COMPANY                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:48[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Solon                    REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        10/04/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/23/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN KINNEMAN        R1      |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN JACOBSON        R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRUCE FLUSCHE (Fax)          |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |VERN HODGE           NRR     |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| POSSIBLE 10-CFR-PART-21 REPORT REGARDING A POSSIBLE DEFECT IN A SWAGELOK     |
| TUBE FITTING                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile submitted by Swagelok         |
| Company:                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "This is a preliminary notification of a possible defect in a Swagelok tube  |
| fitting, part number SS-400-3-4TTM, male branch tee.  A drawing of the part  |
| is included with this notification.  We are also notifying each of the       |
| involved utilities."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "We became aware of this on October 4, 1999."                                |
|                                                                              |
| "The defect is a crack in the seat of the fitting.  We are continuing our    |
| analysis of the part and will provide further details in accordance with NRC |
| timetables."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "[The] following are the six utilities to whom we have sold these parts:     |
|                                                                              |
| Georgia Power [Company], Plant Vogtle, ... , 10 pcs. ... [;]                 |
| Duke Power Company, Oconee Nuclear Station, ... ,100 pcs. ... [;]            |
| Arizona Public Service Co., Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, ... , 15  |
| pcs. ... [;]                                                                 |
| North Atlantic Energy Service Co., ... , Seabrook Station, ... ,10 pcs. ...  |
| [;]                                                                          |
| Virginia Power, Surry Power Station, ... , 3 pcs. ... [; and]                |
| Omaha Public Power District, Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station, ... , 10 Pcs. ...  |
| ."                                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for Swagelok contact information.)          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1553 EST ON 11/04/99 FROM BRUCE FLUSCHE TO S. SANDIN * * *   |
|                                                                              |
| The following information was received via fax:                              |
|                                                                              |
| "We are writing further to our preliminary notification on October 6,1999,   |
| about a possible defect in a Swagelok tube fitting, part number              |
| SS-400-3-4TTM, male branch tee.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The utilities to whom we have sold this are repeated in the appendix to     |
| this letter.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "As we reported earlier, the defect is a crack in the seat of the fitting.   |
| This crank resulted from overheating during the resistive type heated        |
| forging process; it was not a defect in the raw material. The estimated per  |
| cent of forgings that have this condition is less than 0.03%.                |
|                                                                              |
| "This forging was processed in December of 1996.  Since the middle of 1998   |
| we have required liquid penetrant testing on all resistive type heated       |
| forgings.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us."          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R1DO (Mohamed Shanbaky), R2DO        |
| (Pierce Skinner), R3DO (James Creed), and R4DO (Claude Johnson).  This       |
| report was also faxed to NRR Part 21 (Vern Hodge).                           |
|                                                                              |
| ******************** UPDATE AT 0934 ON 12/17/99 FROM BRUCE FLUSCHE TO        |
| TROCINE ********************                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile submitted by Swagelok         |
| Company:                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "Further to our notice of November 18,1999, on Swagelok part number          |
| SS-400-3-4TTM, we are providing further information.  As earlier reported    |
| the licensee below was not notified:                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Florida Power and Light                                                      |
| P0. #00029212                                                                |
| 5 pcs. SS-400-3-4TTM                                                         |
| Product ID. R17KLO5O9B"                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The reason for the lack of notification was that the certification had not  |
| been entered into our database.  The associate responsible for entering the  |
| certifications is no longer with Swagelok, and we have scheduled an audit of |
| our database for the time period from June 1997 through July 1999, as we     |
| believe this is the time period that most needs to be scrutinized."          |
|                                                                              |
| "Whether further review of the database is necessary will be determined on   |
| the findings of this audit."                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R1DO (Ruland), R2DO (Boland), R3DO   |
| (Gardner), and R4DO (Harrell).  This report was also faxed to NRR Part 21    |
| (Vern Hodge).                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1100 ON 06/23/00 BY JAMES HANSON TO JOLLIFFE * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| Swagelok company personnel have determined that five additional              |
| certifications have been found where it cannot be verified that the          |
| corresponding licensees have been contacted.  This includes licensees for    |
| the following plants:  Susquehanna, North Anna, Duane Arnold, and San        |
| Onofre.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Operations Officer notified the R1DO Bob Summers, R2DO Rudy          |
| Bernhard, R3DO Mike Jordan, R4DO Joe Tapia and NRR Vern Hodge (by fax).      |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37101       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/21/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING & INSPECTION|NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:01[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PLANTATION               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/21/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        06:30[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  2113-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/23/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|                                                |BOB AYRES            NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLEY ADAMS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE OWNED BY             |
| PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING & INSPECTION COMPANY, INC. (PEICO) LOCATED IN       |
| PLANTATION, FLORIDA                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Florida     |
| Bureau of Radiation Control about the theft of a Troxler Soil/Moisture       |
| Density Gauge, Model #3440, Serial #13201, Isotope(s):  Cs-137 (8.0 mCi);    |
| Am-241:Be (40 mCi):                                                          |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee:  Professional Engineering & Inspection Company, Inc. (PEICO)      |
|                                                                              |
| "Incident Location:  1385 S.W. 19th St., Miami, Florida 33145                |
|                                                                              |
| "Incident Description:  Licensee reported that a gauge was stolen from a     |
| technician's home at approximately 6:30 am.. The technician had come to work |
| and noted that his first job was later in the morning, so he returned home   |
| for breakfast. When he came out of his home he noticed that the container,   |
| gauge and the securing cable and lock were missing. The keys were not        |
| stolen. The Miami Police Department and the Florida Bureau of Radiation      |
| Control are investigating.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Miami PD case #173-1159Z                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Office:  Environmental Radiation Control                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Date: Time Investigated:  21-June-00; 0930"                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 6/23/00 @ 1323 BY EAKINS TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| The gauge was found in the early morning on 6/23/00 outside of a locked gate |
| to a salvage yard.  The gauge appeared to be intact and the licensee has it  |
| in possession and will conduct a leak test.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Notified Reg 2 RDO(Barnhard) and NMSS EO(Ramsey)                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37109       |
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| REP ORG:  US AIR FORCE                         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/23/2000|
|LICENSEE:  US AIR FORCE                         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:54[EDT]|
|    CITY:  BARKSDALE AFB            REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/23/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:        11:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  422353901-AF          AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/23/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
|                                                |KEVIN RAMSEY         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WROBEL                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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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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| THE US AIR FORCE REPORTED 18 LOST/STOLEN LENSATIC COMPASSES.                 |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| In March, 2000 the Air Force recalled all lensatic compasses NSN             |
| 6605-00-151-5337 and Barksdale AF Base, La. inadvertently sent 17 of these   |
| compasses to the Defense Reutilization Management Organization (DRMO) in     |
| Texarkanna,Tx.  DRMO has no record of receiving these 17 compasses from      |
| Barksdale AFB.  Since this time, Barksdale base supply had collected 3 more  |
| of these compasses and as of 6/3/00 one has been identified as being         |
| missing.  Each of these 18 missing compasses contain 120 millicuries or less |
| of tritium.  Barksdale base supply is conducting an intense search for these |
| compasses.                                                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37110       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/23/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        06/23/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:17[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HAUNER                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/23/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     RPS ACTUATION          |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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| REACTOR SCRAM FROM 100% POWER DUE TO TURBINE TRIP.                           |
|                                                                              |
| During normal reactor operation at 100% power a turbine trip occurred        |
| causing a reactor SCRAM.  A reactor recirc pump trip initiated and           |
| functioned normally.  Four SRVs and both bypass valves opened to initially   |
| control reactor pressure.  No. 1 bypass valve remained open for subsequent   |
| pressure control.  The reactor vessel level transient (164 to 198 inches)    |
| resulted in a low level (170 inches) Group 2, 3, and 4 isolations.           |
|                                                                              |
| Subsequent to the reactor SCRAM, a Reactor Feed Pump and HPCI turbine high   |
| level trip occurred (HPCI was not running at this time) at 211 inches.       |
| Operator took action to restore reactor vessel level and restart the 'B'     |
| reactor feed pump.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The exact cause of the turbine trip is unknown at this time.  An             |
| intermittent 125 VDC Div 1 ground occurred following the SCRAM which is also |
| under investigation.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| A reactor recirc pump could not be restarted due to a high temperature       |
| difference and a normal cooldown was initiated to mitigate concerns of       |
| thermal stratification.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| All rods fully inserted and the condenser is being used as the heat sink.    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37111       |
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| FACILITY: OYSTER CREEK             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/23/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:54[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2                             |EVENT DATE:        06/23/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BROWN                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/23/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| THE LICENSEE NOTIFIED THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERY SERVICE OF A TRAPPED       |
| LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE FOUND A LIVE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE AT THE DILUTION STRUCTURE    |
| INTAKE TRASH BARS, REMOVED AND TRANSPORTED IT TO THE MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING |
| CENTER.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR WAS NOTIFIED.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37112       |
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| FACILITY: BRAIDWOOD                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/25/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:45[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BURKETT                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/25/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHAEL JORDAN       R3      |
|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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PLANT MADE NOTIFICATION TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER AND THE ILLINOIS     |
| EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY OF AN OIL SPILL.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| These notifications were made due to a small quantity of oil in the runoff   |
| ditch.  The quantity of oil is estimated to be 5 gallons and was due to an   |
| overflow of their lube oil separator.  Cleanup efforts are in progress.      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37113       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:28[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        06/25/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:53[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID HANKS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/26/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF POWER TO AT LEAST 13 OF 43 EVACUATION PUBLIC NOTIFICATION SYSTEM     |
| SIRENS FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES FOLLOWED BY SIRENS FALSELY IN ALARM FOR  |
| ABOUT 4 MINUTES                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Tensas Perish in Louisiana reported a loss of power to evacuation public     |
| notification system sirens.  At least 13 of 43 sirens lost power for         |
| approximately 20 minutes, and upon restoration, the sirens were in alarm for |
| approximately 4 minutes.  Local public address station KNOE was notified of  |
| the false alarm by Tensas Perish.  The system has been restored to normal.   |
| All systems functioned as required once power was restored.                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee made applicable local and media notifications and plans to      |
| notify the NRC resident inspector.                                           |
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