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Event Notification Report for September 6, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/05/2000 - 09/06/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37259  37289  37290  37291  37292  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  09/05/2000|
|  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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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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).                                          |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1206 EDT ON 9/5/00 BY VERIDA BELLAMY TO FANGIE JONES * *  |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| After investigation it was determined that during a planned work activity    |
| workers manipulated the wrong component and it was not tampering.            |
| Therefore, this event notification is retracted.  There will be no written   |
| followup to this event.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The NRC Operations Center |
| notified the R2DO (Caudle Julian) and IAT (John Davidson).                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37289       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/05/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:42[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/05/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  R.T.  ELLIOT                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/05/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| "2B" AUXILIARY FEEDWATER PUMP RAN 2 HOURS AND 55 MINUTES BEFORE BEING        |
| DISCOVERED  IT WAS OPERATING. STEAM GENERATORS WERE ISOLATED FROM THE AFW    |
| SYSTEM.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| At 0200 ET the "B" Train of the Solid State Protection System (SSPS) was     |
| deenergized for part of their refueling outage maintenance.  When the SSPS   |
| was deenergized the blocks for the Main Feedwater Pump blocks cleared, which |
| resulted in an automatic start signal to the "2B" AFW pump.   The on shift   |
| reactor operator did not notice the "2B" AFW pump run light was on until     |
| 0455 ET due to refueling outage maintenance activities in Control Room.  The |
| "2B" AFW pump recirculated water to the Upper Surge Tank since the Steam     |
| Generators were isolated.  No damage occurred to the AFW pump.  The licensee |
| is investigating this event.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified  of this event.                  |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37290       |
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| REP ORG:  VA MEDICAL CENTER,                   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/05/2000|
|LICENSEE:  VA  MEDICAL CENTER                   |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:20[EDT]|
|    CITY:  DURHAM                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        09/05/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NC |EVENT TIME:        10:10[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  32-01134-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/05/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CAUDLE JULIAN        R2      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+ED MCALPINE          R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WALTER FURR                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAAA 20.1906(d)           SURFACE CONT/ EXT RAD |                             |
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| SURFACE CONTAMINATION OF 6,300 DPM/100 CM² FOUND ON PACKAGE DELIVERED BY     |
| SYNCOR OF RALEIGH, NC.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the VA Medical Center located in Durham,  |
| NC gave the following information.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| A metal ammo box containing Thallium-201 (cyclotron produced)  delivered by  |
| Syncor to the VA Medical Center was found to have outside surface            |
| contamination levels as high as 6,300 disintegration per minute per 100 cm²  |
| on the opening lid of the ammo box.  The RSO called Syncor and informed them |
| of the surface contamination found on the ammo box lid.  The RSO will take   |
| another reading in about 6 hours using a sodium iodide probe to make sure    |
| that the surface contamination is Thallium-201 instead of Technetium-99m,    |
| after which the ammo box will be placed in a store room to decay.   The ammo |
| box will be returned to Syncor after the outside surface contamination has   |
| decayed off.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 09/05/00 AT 1059 ET BY FURR TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *         |
|                                                                              |
| RSO Furr has determined that the surface contamination on the outside of the |
| ammo box is Technetium-99m.  R2DO (Mark Lesser) and NMSS EO (Brian Smith)    |
| notified.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37291       |
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| FACILITY: PALISADES                REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/05/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:19[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        09/05/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:25[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DANIEL MALONE                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/05/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ASHU 50.72(b)(1)(i)(A)   PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       99       Power Operation  |98       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PLANT SHUTDOWN REQUIRED PER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS DUE TO POTENTIAL FOR    |
| LOOSE PARTS AFFECTING EMERGENCY CORE COOLING SYSTEM OPERABILITY              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was conducting radiography examinations and discovered at 1800  |
| EDT that the internal parts of check valve CK-3332 are not in place.  The    |
| valve is the common miniflow recirculation line check valve for train 'A'    |
| emergency core coolant system (ECCS) .  A second radiography of the valve,   |
| at 1825 EDT,  was inclusive in determining if all the parts are located in   |
| the valve body.  Train 'A' ECCS was declared inoperable.  Technical          |
| specification 3.0.3 was entered at 1901 EDT due to the possibility that      |
| loose parts may adversely affect the operability of other ECCS components    |
| and the plant has commenced shutdown.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37292       |
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| FACILITY: DUANE ARNOLD             REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/05/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:15[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        09/05/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:10[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TIM ALLEN                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/05/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| BOTH TRAINS OF RIVER WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM DECLARED INOPERABLE                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee had a failure of the river water instrument air system at 1810  |
| CDT, resulting in the loss of the automatic traveling screen control and the |
| high screen differential level alarm function.  With both automatic screen   |
| wash functions inoperable, both river water supply systems were declared     |
| inoperable.  The systems were returned to operable at 1820 CDT when the      |
| alternate air dryer was placed in service, the problem being the air dryer   |
| that had been in service stopped passing air.                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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