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Event Notification Report for August 14, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/11/2000 - 08/14/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

36578  37221  37222  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   36578       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/10/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PETRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:10[EST]|
|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/10/2000|
|  COUNTY:  HARRIS                    STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  L05233 (TX)           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/11/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JEFF SHACKELFORD     R4      |
|                                                |JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES OGDEN (VIA FAX)        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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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 STOLEN TROXLER 3430 MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE  |
|                                                                              |
| "Troxler Model 3430, Serial # 27239, stolen January 9/10, 2000, from 605     |
| East Safari Parkway, D-2, Mesquite, Texas. The gauge contained two           |
| radioactive sources: 8 millicurie (nominal activity) Cs-137 source, Serial # |
| 750-976 and 40 millicurie (nominal activity) Am-241:Be source,  Serial #     |
| 47-23865. Stolen from a parked Ford Ranger pickup truck belonging to the     |
| machines operator during the hours of darkness January 9/10, 2000. Gauge had |
| been locked in the pickup's cab and covered by a jacket or blanket.  Listed  |
| as Texas Incident 7561 Texas Licensee L05233 is based in Houston and had     |
| been performing work at a jobsite in East Fort Worth.  Reported as missing   |
| to the Mesquite Fire Department January 10, 2000.  Further details pending   |
| contact with company R.S.O."                                                 |
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| * * * UPDATE 1632 8/9/2000 FROM OGDEN (VIA FAX) INPUT BY STRANSKY * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| "Troxler Model 3430 was discovered in a garbage truck that set off radiation |
| monitors at a local Dallas-Fort Worth landfill. The gauge was discovered in  |
| the back of the garbage truck operated by Duncan Disposal, 1220 Dowdy Ferry  |
| Road, Hutchins, Texas. It is believed that the gauge was picked up from      |
| apartment dumpsters located in the City of Seagoville.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge is Serial Number: 27239 which was stolen in Mesquite, Texas on    |
| the evening of January 9/10, 2000. The gauge appears to be undamaged but is  |
| not in its transportation case which was taken during the theft. The Texas   |
| Licensee from whom the gauge was stolen is Petra Technologies Incorporated,  |
| Texas License # L05233. This licensee is currently in the process of         |
| revocation for failure to pay fees. All known phone numbers for the firm     |
| have been disconnected, therefore, and no one has yet been contacted within  |
| the firm.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Troxler both in North Carolina and in Arlington have been notified.         |
|                                                                              |
| "Texas Department of Health, Region 3 (Arlington) Bureau of Radiation        |
| Control personnel have picked-up the gauge from the disposal firm and have   |
| it secured at regional headquarters. The gauge appears to be intact. The     |
| gauge will be leak tested by Troxler's Arlington location."                  |
|                                                                              |
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| * * * UPDATED ON 08/11/00 AT 1035 EDT BY JAMES H. OGDEN (VIA FAX) INPUT BY   |
| MACKINNON * * *                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "The gauge has been placed in storage at the Texas Department of Health,     |
| Region 3 (Arlington) by Bureau of Radiation Control personnel until picked   |
| up by the licensee (Petra Engineering).                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The licensee was contacted on August 10, 2000, and informed of the recovery |
| of the gauge.  Revocation of the licensee's current Radioactive Materials    |
| License has been placed on hold due to the supposed mailing of payment of    |
| overdue fees.  The licensee has also reorganized operations during the       |
| period January - April 2000 which involved changing the licensee's names.    |
| An amendment to the firm's license is necessary before the gauge will be     |
| returned."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| NRC R4DO (Kriss Kennedy)  & NMSS EO (Brian Smith) notified by the NRC        |
| Operations Officer.                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37221       |
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| FACILITY: RIVER BEND               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/11/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:18[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        08/11/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:40[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM BOYLE                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/11/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KRISS KENNEDY        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINC 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(C) POT UNCNTRL RAD REL    |                             |
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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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| - STUCK OPEN DOOR COULD PREVENT THE SBGT SYSTEM FROM DRAWING A VACUUM IN AUX |
| BLDG -                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| At 1440 CDT on 08/11/00, the licensee prepared a condition report to         |
| identify that personnel access door #PW-95-02 between the auxiliary and      |
| turbine buildings had been stuck open about 8 inches for approximately 18    |
| minutes beginning at 2250 CDT on 08/10/00.  A faulty door assist device      |
| lever arm prevented closure.  This condition could have resulted in a loss   |
| of function of the secondary containment since the standby gas treatment     |
| (SBGT) system may not have been able to draw down pressure in the auxiliary  |
| building to the required vacuum.  The door device has been repaired and the  |
| door is now closed properly.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37222       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/11/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:46[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        08/11/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:05[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TONY PETRELLI                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/11/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| - CONTAINMENT MONITORING SYSTEM INOP DUE TO DRAIN LINES FILLING WITH         |
| CONDENSATION -                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| On 08/09/00, the licensee declared both divisions of the containment         |
| monitoring system (CMS) inoperable after engineering department personnel    |
| determined that during a design basis loss of coolant accident, the return   |
| lines to the suppression pool would fill with condensation which would       |
| result in the system being unable to perform its safety function,            |
|                                                                              |
| At 1805 on 08/11/00, the licensee recognized that with both division of the  |
| CMS inoperable and the post accident sampling system previously inoperable,  |
| this event is reportable to the NRC in accordance with                       |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D).                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| At 1935 on 08/11/00, this issue no longer affects the operability of the     |
| CMS.  The licensee made procedure enhancements to the Unit 2 Emergency       |
| Operating Procedures to periodically drain the condensation that would       |
| accumulate in the return lines during Post Accident Conditions.              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                     |
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