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Event Notification Report for July 17, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/14/2000 - 07/17/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37093  37166  37167  37168  37169  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37093       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/17/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:00[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        06/17/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:15[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN PEDERSON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| UNIT ENTERED A TECH SPEC REQUIRED SHUTDOWN AFTER DECLARING BOTH CONTAINMENT  |
| SPRAY TRAINS INOPERABLE                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "BOTH LOOPS OF RHRSW (RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL SERVICE WATER) WERE DECLARED     |
| INOPERABLE DURING THE FILL PROCESS FOLLOWING MAINTENANCE ON '14' RHRSW PUMP  |
| MOTOR.  PER TECH 3.5.C.3, BOTH LOOPS OF CONTAINMENT SPRAY/COOLING WERE       |
| DECLARED INOPERABLE REQUIRING A REACTOR SHUTDOWN AND TEMPERATURE LESS THAN   |
| 212F IN 24 HOURS.  INITIAL INVESTIGATION ASSUMES THE DISCHARGE CHECK VALVE  |
| ON THE '14 RHRSW PUMP DID NOT SEAT.  AT THIS TIME THE 'A' LOOP OF RHRSW HAS  |
| BEEN RESTORED AND THE PLANT IS IN A 7 DAY LCO."                              |
|                                                                              |
| THE UNIT ENTERED AND EXITED THE SHUTDOWN ACTION STATEMENT AT 1115CDT AND     |
| 1130CDT, RESPECTIVELY WITH NO POWER REDUCTION OCCURRING.                     |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE WILL INFORM STATE/LOCAL AGENCIES AND THE NRC RESIDENT           |
| INSPECTOR.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED ON 7/14/00 AT 1640 EDT BY JIM McCAY TO FANGIE JONES * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification retracts a notification made 6/17/00 for both loops of    |
| RHRSW being declared inoperable due to low system standby pressure. The      |
| original notification should have been made under 10CFR50.72 (b)(2)(iii) ,   |
| as a condition that alone could have prevented fulfillment of a safety       |
| function, rather than under 10CFR50.72 (b)(1)(a) as initiation of a plant    |
| shutdown required by Tech Spec.  No plant shutdown was initiated. The low    |
| RHRSW standby pressure condition is a concern with respect to voids forming  |
| in the piping system with subsequent water hammer during pump start. Review  |
| of system response when 'A' loop was returned to service indicated no        |
| voiding had occurred and 'A' loop or RHRSW was operabie during the event.    |
| Thus, the 'A' loop could have performed the required safety functions of     |
| RHRSW and the condition is not reportable."                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and the state and local     |
| authorities.  The NRC Operations Officer notified the R3DO (Bruce            |
| Jorgensen).                                                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37166       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:55[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        07/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM McKAY                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BRUCE JORGENSEN      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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| VEHICLE ADMITTED TO THE PROTECTED AREA WITHOUT BEING COMPLETELY SEARCHED.    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee admitted a new 2-ton truck to the protected area for use as a   |
| designated vehicle.  They discovered 23 hours after the truck had been       |
| admitted to the protected area, that two compartments on the truck had not   |
| been searched.  They were immediately searched with nothing found.           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the state and  |
| local authorities.                                                           |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37167       |
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| FACILITY: PEACH BOTTOM             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [3] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4,[3] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        07/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:49[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM KOVALCHICK               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/15/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| LOSS OF POWER TO THE TSC LEADING TO LOSS OF OTHER ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee lost electrical power to the Technical Support Center (TSC) due |
| to weather related problems.  The associated loss of emergency assessment    |
| capability is the basis for this notification.  Operation of both Unit 2 and |
| 3 have been unaffected.  Normal main control room function and the           |
| availability of the Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) have not been        |
| effected.  Efforts are underway to restore power to the TSC.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 7/15/00 @ 0055 BY KOVALCHICK TO GOULD * * *                  |
|                                                                              |
| Power restored to the TSC at 0053 on 7/15/00.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The Region 1 RDO (Conte) was notified.                                       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37168       |
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| REP ORG:  NEW YORK CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2000|
|LICENSEE:  UNKNOWN                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:19[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NEW YORK                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        07/15/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NY |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|                                                |M. WAYNE HODGES      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BORRI                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| PACKAGE SHIPPED WITH RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL NOT CORRECTLY PACKAGED AND         |
| LABELED.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The New York City Health Department reported that a package, which arrived   |
| at New York JFK Airport on a passenger airliner from Nigeria, set off the    |
| radiation monitors at the airport postal facility.  The package was not in a |
| type A container, but was wrapped in plain brown paper and did not have any  |
| hazardous labels attached.    The package was seized by US Customs and is    |
| being held by them in a remote shed at the airport.  They believe the        |
| material is cobalt-60 and being shipped to Source Production and Equipment   |
| in Rose, La.  The weight of the package is 67lb, so it appears that there    |
| may be some lead shielding, since the package is small for its weight.  The  |
| wrapping paper on the package was torn, but metal box has not been opened.   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37169       |
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| REP ORG:  NEW YORK CITY BUREAU OF RAD HEALTH   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2000|
|LICENSEE:  UNKNOWN                              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  NEW YORK                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        07/16/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NY |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|                                                |M. WAYNE HODGES      NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BORRI                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| TWO VIALS WITH RADIOACTIVE MARKERS FOUND IN NATIONAL PARK, NO RADIOACTIVITY  |
| DETECTED                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Two vials, apparently liquid scintillation counter vials, with radioactive   |
| markings, were found in the Gateway National Seashore Park in Queens, New    |
| York City.  Radioactivity of the vials was background when checked with      |
| survey instruments, they will be checked with scintillation counter tonight, |
| 7/16/00, for further determination of any radioactive materials.  The vials  |
| did not appear to have been in the water.                                    |
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