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Event Notification Report for September 7, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/06/2000 - 09/07/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37253  37289  37293  37294  37295  37296  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  09/06/2000|
|  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.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| 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.       |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1348 EDT ON 9/6/00 BY BOB STEIGERWALD TO FANGIE JONES * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification retracts an earlier report made on 08/24/00, at 05:27     |
| (EDT), per 10CFR50.72(b)(1)(vi). A fire was reported at the outboard bearing |
| of the 'B' Reactor Feed Pump. The fire was minor in nature, limited to the   |
| 'B' feed pump room, extinguished within 15 minutes of discovery, and did not |
| hamper the ability of personnel to perform safety-related activities         |
| affecting plant safety. Reactor power was reduced and the 'B' feed pump was  |
| removed from service. Therefore, this event notification is being            |
| retracted."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The  R1DO (Anthony        |
| Dimitriadis) was notified.                                                   |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  09/06/2000|
|  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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| "2B" AUXILIARY FEEDWATER (CA) 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.                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1630 EDT ON 9/6/00 BY LARRY TUMBLESON TO FANGIE JONES * * |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Further investigation has determined that, prior to and during the          |
| automatic start, the 2B CA Pump had been properly removed from service. This |
| was accomplished when valves that isolate flow from the pump to the Unit 2   |
| Steam Generators were closed as a result of planned Unit 2 shutdown          |
| operations using plant procedures. In addition, the automatic start of the   |
| 2B CA Pump was not the result of a valid ESF actuation intended to mitigate  |
| the consequences of an event. Instead, the ESF actuation signal which        |
| started the pump upon reset of the SSPS relay was present because the MFP's  |
| were already off as a result of planned refueling outage shutdown            |
| operations.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Based upon the above, the September 5, 2000, automatic start of the 2B CA   |
| Pump occurred as a result of an invalid ESF actuation signal received while  |
| the pump was properly removed from service. Consequently, this is not        |
| reportable under the requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(ii) -  Actuation of  |
| An Engineered Safety Feature (ESF) and NRC Notification 37289 is retracted.  |
|                                                                              |
| "The Resident Inspector has been notified."                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The R2DO (Mark Lessor) has been notified.                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37293       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/06/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:13[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/06/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:45[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  W. MOOKHOEK                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NLTR                     LICENSEE 24 HR REPORT  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| VITAL BUS SUPPLY BREAKER FOUND TO HAVE IMPROPER TRIP SETTING AFFECTING       |
| OPERABILITY                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On August 29, 2000, at 0038 CDT, Unit 2 experienced a loss of power to      |
| Class 1 E 480v motor control center (MCC) E2C1. The power loss resulted in a |
| loss of normal letdown in the Chemical Volume Control System and loss of     |
| other safety related loads. The MCC was re-energized at 0108 CDT and plant   |
| systems were restored to normal.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "An investigation found the long time overload settings for the feeder       |
| breaker to MCC E2C1 to be one-half of the required values. The condition had |
| existed since October 23, 1999, when the breaker was placed in service. At   |
| 0845 on September 6, 2000, this condition was determined to be reportable    |
| after completion an engineering evaluation. The engineering evaluation       |
| determined that the breaker had a high potential for opening under accident  |
| conditions because of the improper settings. The condition was corrected on  |
| August 29, 2000, at 1806 CDT. The corresponding breakers in the other ESF    |
| trains and in Unit 1 were found to have the correct settings.                |
|                                                                              |
| "Some safety related equipment powered from the MCC was determined to have   |
| been inoperable since October 23, 1999, because opening of the breaker would |
| have interrupted the equipment's ability to perform its                      |
| design function. The duration of inoperability exceeded the Technical        |
| Specification allowed outage time for some systems, which  include:          |
| - 1 of 3 trains of Essential Chilled Water (TS 3/4.7.14): inoperable         |
| essential chilled water pump 21C                                             |
| - 1 of 3 trains of Control Room Envelope HVAC (TS 3/4.7.7): inoperable       |
| makeup fan 21C                                                               |
| - 1 of 3 Standby Diesel Generators (TS 3/4.8.1): inoperable emergency supply |
| fan 21C  (support system for SDG 23)                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "This condition is reportable under 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(i)(B) and notification  |
| is required within 24 hours by Section 2G of the Unit 2 Operating License    |
| (NPF-80)"                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37294       |
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| REP ORG:  PHILIP MORRIS                        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PHILIP MORRIS                        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:42[EDT]|
|    CITY:  RICHMOND                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/01/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  45-00385-06           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DONALD IRWIN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBF 30.50(b)(2)(ii)     EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| SHUTTER ON SCANNER DISABLED ON CONVEYOR LINE                                 |
|                                                                              |
| A small piece of lead fell off the inside of a shield for a sealed beam      |
| source which prohibited the full closure of the shutter on the source.       |
| There was no exposure to personnel and repairs will be made by Philip        |
| Morris.  This was discovered on 6/1/00 during a normal inventory of sources. |
| It wasn't known to be reportable until today.  The scanner is used to        |
| monitor cartons for missing packs of cigarettes.  It is manufactured by      |
| Industrial Dynamics, model FT14, with two 100 mCi Am-241 sources.            |
|                                                                              |
| The company also notified NRC Region 2 (Orysia Bailey)                       |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37295       |
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| REP ORG:  R.D. ZANDE & ASSOCIATES              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  R.D. ZANDE & ASSOCIATES              |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:45[EDT]|
|    CITY:  KYSER                    REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        09/06/2000|
|  COUNTY:  GRANT                     STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
+------------------------------------------------+E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE STOCK                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NDAM                     DAMAGED GAUGE/DEVICE   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| TROXLER GAUGE DAMAGED BY TRUCK RUNNING OVER IT                               |
|                                                                              |
| R.D. Zande and Associates (of Columbus, OH) was conducting a back scatter    |
| test on asphalt on State Route 220 in Kyser, WV when an asphalt truck backed |
| over it.  The gauge is a Troxler Model 3411 with a cesium source.  The case  |
| was damaged , case cracked, and the extension rods were damaged.  The source |
| was extended at the time and not believed to be damaged.  The source was     |
| recovered into the shielded position.  The gauge will be transported to      |
| Cline Technical Services in Amanda, Ohio, will be wipe tested there and      |
| final disposition of the gauge will be determined.                           |
|                                                                              |
| The company has contacted NRC Region 3 (John Madera and Sam Mulea).          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37296       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/06/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:38[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        09/06/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:21[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERNEST MATHES                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| DURING SURVEILLANCE AN AUTOMATIC ISOLATION SIGNAL WAS GENERATED DUE TO       |
| MISSED SWITCH POSITIONING                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system isolated during performance of |
| Annual Leak Detection surveillance (06-IC-A-1003-02).  Investigation         |
| revealed leak detection switches not in bypass during test.  System          |
| responded as designed.  ES1-F064 (Mn Steam isolation) and trip Throttle      |
| valve closed.  System restored to standby."                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined there was a missed step in the surveillance          |
| procedure.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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