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Event Notification Report for August 23, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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                              Event Reports For
                           08/22/2000 - 08/23/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37245       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KERRY ALLEN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   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   |
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING OIL SPILL ONSITE                              |
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| "Oil was discovered covering the gravel over an approximate 1 meter diameter |
| area. The area was located under vent pipe for the main turbine generator    |
| air detraining tank on the turbine building roof."                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be notified by the licensee.                 |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37246       |
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| REP ORG:  WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/22/2000|
|LICENSEE:  COLUMBIA ASPHALT & GRAVEL            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:10[EDT]|
|    CITY:  YAKIMA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/19/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WA |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  WN-10440-1            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TERRY FRAZEE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT:  LOST PORTABLE MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                |
|                                                                              |
| This notification of an event in Washington state as reported to the WA      |
| Department of Health, Division of Radiation Protection.  (WA Event Report    |
| #WA-00-039)  Date of event:  August 19, 2000                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee:  Columbia Asphalt & Gravel                                         |
| City and state:  Yakima, WA                                                  |
| License number:  WN-10440-1                                                  |
| Type of license:  Portable Gauge                                             |
| Location of Event: Toppenish, WA                                             |
|                                                                              |
| ABSTRACT: Tired and exhausted after a 60 hour work week, the gauge operator  |
| packed up and headed for home.  The next morning when he went out to his     |
| van, parked in a secured lot, he discovered that the van was unlocked and    |
| the gauge transport box was open.  The Campbell Pacific Model MC3 was        |
| missing.  He called the police to report it stolen and called the Division's |
| emergency number.  The Division provided him instructions on issuing a press |
| release and suggested offering a reward.  The gauge operator also drove back |
| to the job site to double check that he had not inadvertently left the gauge |
| behind.  No one was working at the site on August 20, 2000, and he did not   |
| find the gauge.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| On Monday, August 21, 2000, the gauge operator reported that the gauge had   |
| been returned to him by the "flaggers".  One of the employees of the traffic |
| control contractor at the site was familiar with portable gauges and         |
| realized that the gauge operator had inadvertently drove off without the     |
| gauge at the end of work on Saturday.  The flagger secured the gauge and     |
| notified the gauge operator immediately at the start of the next workday.    |
| The gauge was returned safely and this case is closed for purposes of        |
| reporting to NRC.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| What is the notification or reporting criteria involved?   WAC 246-221-240   |
| Activity and isotope(s) involved:  10 millicuries Cs-137; 50 millicuries     |
| Am-24 1/Be                                                                   |
| Lost, Stolen or Damaged?  Campbell Pacific, Model MC3, S/N M370803865        |
| Disposition/recovery:  Recovered    Status:  Closed                          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37247       |
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| REP ORG:  MIDWEST INSPECTION SERVICES          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/22/2000|
|LICENSEE:  MIDWEST INSPECTION SERVICES          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:30[EDT]|
|    CITY:  OAK CITY                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/22/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OK |EVENT TIME:        15:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  35-27005-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/22/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DENNIS EZZELL                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DICK JOLLIFFE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| - FILM BADGE WITH HIGH READING FOR JULY, 2000 MAY HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH -  |
|                                                                              |
| On 07/24/00, an employee resigned from Midwest Inspection Services, Oak      |
| City, OK.  The individual's film badge for the month of July, 2000, was sent |
| to Landauer Company for processing.  At 1500 CDT on 08/22/00, Landauer       |
| reported to Midwest Inspection Services that the badge read 710 Rem for the  |
| month of July, 2000.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Mr Ezzell, Midwest Inspection Services, feels that the film badge reading is |
| incorrect and that the badge may have been tampered with possibly by a       |
| disgruntled employee who also resigned from Midwest Inspection Services in   |
| July, 2000.  Blood samples of the first individual will be taken on 08/23/00 |
| and his red and white blood cells will be counted.                           |
|                                                                              |
| Mr Ezzell notified NRC Region 4 Mark Shaffer and plans to continue to        |
| investigate this incident.                                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37248       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/23/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE HAUNER                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/23/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| BOTH RIVER WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS WERE DECLARED INOPERABLE.                    |
|                                                                              |
| At 0230 the River Water Supply (RWS) instrument air system failed resulting  |
| in an invalid low RWS pit level alarm.  Operators restored system air        |
| pressure at 0243.  The loss of instrument air pressure also resulted in the  |
| loss of automatic traveling screen control and the screen high differential  |
| level alarm function.  Because both of the automatic traveling screen wash   |
| systems were inoperable, both RWS systems were declared inoperable for the   |
| 13 minute duration.  Failure of both systems resulted in a loss of safety    |
| function (supplies water to the Residual Heat Removal Service Water Pumps    |
| and the Emergency Service Water System). The licensee entered the applicable |
| Technical Specifications for the loss of the RWS system.  A new air dryer    |
| was installed recently and when the operator cycled the power supply to the  |
| air dryer it hung up.  This caused the Instrument Air blockage.              |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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