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Event Notification Report for August 25, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/24/2000 - 08/25/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37252  37253  37254  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37252       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/24/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:28[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:15[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  B HORNING                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/24/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINB 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(B) POT RHR INOP           |                             |
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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 DIVISIONS OF CORE SPRAY AND HPCI RENDERED INOPERABLE.                   |
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| During a walkdown of equipment required to be environmentally qualified,     |
| plant staff identified electrical circuits which do not conform to the       |
| requirements of 10 CFR 50.49.  These circuits control the minimum flow motor |
| operated valves  for both divisions of Core Spray and HPCI (High Pressure    |
| Coolant Injection).  This condition rendered both divisions of Core Spray    |
| and HPCI inoperable. Technical Specification Limiting Condition of Operation |
| for Core Spray and HPCI were entered.  This condition therefore constitutes  |
| a condition that alone could have prevented Core Spray and HPCI from         |
| removing decay heat.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37253       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/24/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:27[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        08/24/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        04:35[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SQUIRES                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/24/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |CHARLES MILLER       IRO     |
|AINT 50.72(b)(1)(vi)     INTERNAL THREAT        |TAD MARSH            NRR     |
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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  |53       Power Operation  |
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| SMOKE AND SMALL FLAMES FROM "B" REACTOR FEED PUMP (RFP) OUTBOARD BEARING.    |
| FIRE LESS THAN 15 MINUTES.                                                   |
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| Control room plant received a high bearing temperature alarm from the "B"    |
| RFP. Plant personnel were dispatched to investigate.  Smoke and small flames |
| were seen around the outboard bearing of "B" RFP.  Onsite fire brigade was   |
| dispatched to extinguish the fire.  Fire brigade was unsuccessful in         |
| extinguishing the fire using carbon dioxide. Fire was extinguished using a   |
| fire hose.  No other electrical systems were wetted by the fire hose.        |
| Reactor power was reduced from 100% to approximately 53% power at which time |
| the "B" RFP was taken out service.  A reflash fire watch is stationed at the |
| "B" RFP.  Lagging has been removed from the RFP and the lagging where the    |
| smoke and fire issued from is oil soaked. Investigation of fire is in        |
| progress.  Unnecessary personnel were evacuated from the area of the fire.   |
| "B" RFP is located in the Turbine Building lower level (252').  All          |
| Emergency Core Cooling Systems are fully operable except for HPCI (see event |
| # 37252).  Offsite electrical grid is stable.  No offsite site help was      |
| needed.  Fire lasted from 0435 ET until 0449 ET.                             |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37254       |
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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/24/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:22[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/24/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VAN FORD                     |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
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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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| CONTROL ROOM VENTILATION NOT ALIGNED PROPERLY FOR TOXIC CHEMICAL DELIVERY    |
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| The licensee reported that they were potentially outside of design license   |
| basis for the receipt of hazardous/toxic chemicals, specifically ammonium    |
| hydroxide 15 % by weight.  A delivery truck arrived at the site and was      |
| admitted to the protected area before the proper alignment was made for      |
| receipt.  The control room was contacted, but the alignment of control room  |
| ventilation was not completed prior to admitting the truck.  The control     |
| room ventilation has been placed in full recirculation for chemical receipt  |
| at this time.  The total time ventilation was not properly aligned is not    |
| available at this time.                                                      |
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| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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| * * * UPDATE AT 2345 EDT ON 8/24/00 BY VAN FORD TO FANGIE JONES * * *        |
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| The licensee reported there were no spills or discharges during the          |
| offloading process and there was no risk to onsite or offsite personnel at   |
| any time.  The chemical unloading procedure contains all requirements for    |
| personal protective equipment and appropriate precautions.  The chemistry    |
| department procedure for chemical delivery may be in conflict with Salem     |
| UFSAR requirements (Section 2.2.3.3), Hazardous Chemicals - Offsite.         |
| Station personnel are evaluating the issue.                                  |
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| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.  The NRC          |
| Operations Officer notified the R1DO (Christopher Cahill).                   |
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