Event Notification Report for August 28, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/25/2000 - 08/28/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37255  37256  37257  37258  37259  37260  37261  37262  37263  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37255       |
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| REP ORG:  KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/25/2000|
|LICENSEE:  LABETTE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:29[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PARSONS                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/22/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  KS |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  19-B259-01            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LARRY YANDELL        R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS A. CONLEY             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                 |
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| Kansas Department of Health & Environment  faxed the following information:  |
|                                                                              |
| "On 08/24/00 at 5 pm this office received a call from Labette Med Center     |
| reporting that a nuclear medicine technologist had received an exposure      |
| reported by their dosimetry vendor of 8263 mR whole body.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Preliminary Investigation by the dosimetry vendor indicates a possibility   |
| of the exposure being to the badge and not the individual.  Their            |
| Investigation is ongoing.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Labette Med Center has performed blood work and a thyroid profile on the    |
| individual and results will be provided when available."                     |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Kansas Event Number for this report is KS000018.                |
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|Transportation                                   |Event Number:   37256       |
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| REP ORG:  NORTHWOOD PANELBOARD                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/25/2000|
|LICENSEE:  NORTHWOOD PANELBOARD                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:05[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MAUSTON                  REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/25/2000|
|  COUNTY:  JUNEAU                    STATE:  WI |EVENT TIME:        05:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  22-20033-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+RADDY, NRC (DOT)     NRC     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT CLAYPOOL              |STAMBAUGH            DOE     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NTRA                     TRANSPORTATION EVENT   |                             |
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| TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK CARRYING 8 SEALED SOURCES OVERTURNED ON HIGHWAY.       |
|                                                                              |
| Licensee, Northwood Panelboard, located in Solway, MN reported the following |
| event.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Northwood Panelboard was shipping 8 sealed source holders, each containing   |
| 100 mCi of Cs-137, in two boxes to Radiation Technology located in Odessa,   |
| Texas.  Vitran Express, the shipping company,  informed Northwood Panelboard |
| that the shipping tractor trailer had been involved in an accident on a      |
| major highway outside of Mauston, Wi.   The tractor trailer is lying on its  |
| side blocking traffic. Four sealed source holders are contained in each      |
| padlocked crate.  The crates are type A packages with a transportation index |
| of 0.1.  Wisconsin HAZMAT team has been dispatched to the seen of the        |
| accident.    NRC Region 3 (Darrel Wiedeman & Robert Gattone) were notified   |
| of this event by the licensee.                                               |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37257       |
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| REP ORG:  CROW BUTTE RESOURCES                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/25/2000|
|LICENSEE:  CROW BUTTE RESOURCES                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:31[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CRAWFORD                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/25/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  SUA 1534              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LARRY YANDELL        R4      |
|                                                |SCOTT MOORE          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE GRIFFIN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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| LEAK IN PRIMARY LINER                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The company had high conductivity on the monitor for primary liner leak      |
| detection for a settling pond for ion exchanger backwash. The pond mainly    |
| contains brine with some residual uranium.   An investigation discovered a   |
| previously repaired tear had reopened, the tear is located about 3 feet      |
| above the water level.  It is thought that wind action formed waves were the |
| source of the water.  There is no indication of leakage past the secondary   |
| liner.  The company plans to continue inspecting the primary liner and will  |
| lower water level further to make repairs.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The company contacted the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.      |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37258       |
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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/07/2000|
|LICENSEE:  ZENECA AG MANAGEMENT                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:22[EDT]|
|    CITY:  RICHMAN                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        09/14/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:             [PDT]|
|LICENSE#:  CA 0564-07            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KRISS KENNEDY        R4DO    |
|                                                |SUSAN SHANKMAN       NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+ROBETA WARREN        IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN PRENDERGAST              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "During a routine inspection of Zeneca Ag Management, the licensee informed  |
| an inspector from the California Radiation Control Program that someone may  |
| have intentionally contaminated areas in laboratories B200, B202 and B204 in |
| building 96. After becoming aware of the incident on 9/14/1999, the licensee |
| changed the locks for the storage location of the carbon-14, installed locks |
| on all other refrigerators, and performed bioassays of personnel who worked  |
| in these laboratories. All bioassay results were negative. No further        |
| facility contaminations occurred."                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The release of this report was delayed for investigative reasons.            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37259       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/25/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:16[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/25/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DON BRENTON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/25/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |KEN BARR             IAT     |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |JOHN DAVIDSON        IAT     |
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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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| PHYSICAL SECURITY REPORT                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Potential tampering event, immediate compensatory measures taken upon        |
| discovery. Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector and the R2         |
| Security Inspector (Dave Thompson).                                          |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37260       |
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| REP ORG:  US STEEL, GARY WORKS                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/26/2000|
|LICENSEE:  US STEEL, GARY WORKS                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:14[EDT]|
|    CITY:  GARY                     REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        08/26/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IN |EVENT TIME:        03:00[CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/26/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |PATRICK HILAND       R3      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRIAN CONKEL                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NDAM                     DAMAGED GAUGE/DEVICE   |                             |
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| TWO NUCLEAR GAUGES DISPLACED ON MANUFACTURING LINE                           |
|                                                                              |
| Two nuclear gauges (2061T and 2061B) were displaced from their mountings on  |
| the #6 East galvanizing line when a strip of sheet steel broke. These gauges |
| are both Nucleonic Data Systems model 200 devices, each containing 2.001 Ci  |
| of Am-241. The sources are generally licensed under Valmet license           |
| GA458-3G.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The gauges came to rest on a roll of steel approximately one foot from their |
| mounting positions. A  health physics consultant responded to the site and   |
| performed surveys and wipe samples, but no damage or leakage was detected. A |
| full investigation of the event is currently being conducted.                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37261       |
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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:37[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        08/26/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:39[MST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN MARKS                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/26/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LARRY YANDELL        R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     RPS ACTUATION          |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO UNEXPECTED CLOSURE OF ALL MAIN STEAM ISOLATION |
| VALVES                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The following event description is based on information currently           |
| available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional           |
| information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the      |
| information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be    |
| made via the ENS or under the reporting requirements of 10CFR50.73.          |
|                                                                              |
| "On August 26, 2000, at approximately 15:39 MST Palo Verde Unit 2            |
| experienced an automatic reactor trip (RPS actuation) from approximately     |
| 100% rated thermal power due to pressure exceeding the high pressurizer      |
| pressure reactor trip setpoint. The high pressure resulted from the closure  |
| of all main steam isolation valves (MSIVs) coincident with the annunciation  |
| of a loss of 'A' train power to the MSIV control cabinet. The unit was at    |
| normal temperature and pressure prior to the trip. All CEAs inserted fully   |
| into the reactor core. No ESF actuations occurred and none were required. An |
| investigation has commenced to determine why the MSIVs closed.               |
|                                                                              |
| "Due to the MSIV closure, main steam safety valves lifted for a short        |
| period. Operators restored reactor coolant system heat removal using         |
| atmospheric dump valves and the main steam safety valves reseated. Feedwater |
| to the steam generators was initiated using the 'B' motor driven essential   |
| auxiliary feedwater pump and is now maintained by the 'N' motor driven       |
| non-essential auxiliary feedwater pump.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Safety related buses remained energized during and following the reactor    |
| trip. The offsite power grid is stable. Power distribution for one of the    |
| two non-safety buses did not automatically transfer to offsite power.        |
| Condenser vacuum was lost and has not yet been restored, thus heat removal   |
| remains via the atmospheric dump valves. Unit 2 Operations entered LCO       |
| 3.4.17(A) for RCS specific activity greater than 1.0 �Ci/gm. No other        |
| significant LCOs have been entered as a result of this event. No major       |
| equipment was inoperable prior to the event nor contributed to the event.    |
|                                                                              |
| "Unit 2 is stable at normal operating temperature and pressure in Mode 3.    |
| The event did not result in any challenges to the fission product barrier.   |
| There were no adverse safety consequences or implications as a result of     |
| this event. The event did not adversely affect the safe operation of the     |
| plant or the health and safety of the public.                                |
|                                                                              |
| "Steam generator tube leakage was approximately 0.07 gpd prior to the        |
| reactor trip, (0.047% of the technical specification limit.                  |
|                                                                              |
| "RCS dose equivalent iodine was approximately 4.28E-02 �Ci/gm prior to the   |
| reactor trip. (4.28% of the technical specification limit.)                  |
|                                                                              |
| "The first post-trip RCS dose equivalent iodine sample indicated 2.06        |
| �Ci/ml.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "RCS chemistry continues to be monitored."                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37262       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:21[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:37[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  COLIN BRUCE                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FEMA, DOE, DOA, HHS  FAX     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |EPA, DOT             FAX     |
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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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| NOTIFICATION TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER OF A CHLORINE RELEASE TO THE    |
| JAMES RIVER                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered an overflowing containment dike around the sodium    |
| bromide tank for the circulating water chemical treatment system at about    |
| 0640 EDT on 8/27/00.  The rate of flow was estimated at about 0.5 gpm.  The  |
| overflow was to the storm drain system then to the discharge canal and       |
| ultimately the James River.  There is no discharge limit on sodium bromide.  |
| The licensee pumped the containment area down to stop the overflow and       |
| placed absorption rags around the storm drain.  At 0935 EDT the licensee     |
| investigating the source of the overflow found that a discharge hose on a    |
| sodium hypochloride pump, located in the sodium bromide tank area, had come  |
| loose and the source of the overflow.  The discharge limit for sodium        |
| hypochloride is 13.6 gallons.  The licensee estimated approximately 380      |
| gallons had actually been discharged, based on storage tank level decrease   |
| and the rain water level in other containment dikes.                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the National Response Center (incident report #540082) |
| and the State Department of Emergency Services (DES) at 1037 EDT.  The       |
| National Response Center notified the US Coast Guard and the State DES       |
| notified the State Department of Environmental Quality.                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37263       |
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| REP ORG:  MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT     |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/27/2000|
|LICENSEE:  TESTING TECHNOLOGY INC               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:07[EDT]|
|    CITY:  WASHINGTON               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        08/27/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  DC |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/27/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHRISTOPHER CAHILL   R1      |
|                                                |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAY MANLEY                   |                             |
|  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 OF A POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE TO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC   |
|                                                                              |
| Testing Technology Inc. (TTI) was conducting radiographic slab inspections   |
| with a 47 Ci Co-60 source at 1100 L Street in northwest Washington, DC.      |
| Right after a 'shoot' a gentleman walked out of the office next door; he had |
| gone in to do some work in his office.  The individual said he had seen no   |
| warnings or postings when he had entered his office area.  A reenactment by  |
| TTI after the area was clear indicated a field of 200 mrem/hr with an        |
| estimated exposure to the individual of 16 mrem.                             |
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