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Event Notification Report for September 8, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           09/07/2000 - 09/08/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37266  37297  37298  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37266       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/28/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:17[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        08/28/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICHARD LANGE                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/08/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PETE ESELGROTH       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| INOPERABILITY OF THE PASS AND BOTH DIVISION I/II H2O2 MONITORING SYSTEMS     |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "On 8/28/2000, at 1630, [the Division] I and [II] Hydrogen/Oxygen (H2O2)     |
| Containment Monitoring Systems were declared inoperable.  The Division I     |
| system was declared inoperable on 8/28/2000, at 0818, for planned            |
| maintenance.  Subsequently, the Division II system was declared inoperable   |
| due to a failed channel check."                                              |
|                                                                              |
| "In addition, the Post Accident Sampling System (PASS) was previously        |
| declared inoperable.  With the PASS and both Division I/II H2O2 Monitoring   |
| Systems inoperable, this event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR       |
| 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D)."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Also, on 8/28/2000, at 1905, the Division I H2O2 Monitor was restored to    |
| operable [status] following completion of planned maintenance."              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the unit remained in a 30-day limiting condition    |
| for operation (LCO) and that a 7-day shutdown LCO was exited when the        |
| Division I H2O2 Monitor was restored to operable status.                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE/RETRACTION AT 0024 ON 09/08/00 FROM ANTHONY PETRELLI TO LEIGH   |
| TROCINE *****                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  The following text is a |
| portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:                           |
|                                                                              |
| "On 08/28/00, 1630 EDT, Nine Mile Point Unit 2 reported that Divisions 1 and |
| 2 of the Hydrogen/Oxygen (H2/02) Containment Monitoring Systems were         |
| declared inoperable under Event Number 37266."                               |
|                                                                              |
| "[The licensee is] retracting that notification based on the fact that the   |
| Division 1 H2/O2 monitoring system was removed from service as part of       |
| planned maintenance in accordance with approved procedures and plant         |
| Technical [Specifications].  During planned maintenance, a discrepancy was   |
| found in the Division 1 H2/O2 system.  Subsequent evaluation indicated that  |
| the condition discovered would not have prevented the system from performing |
| its safety function if called upon.  Therefore, this event is not            |
| reportable."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations        |
| officer notified the R1DO (Dimitriadis).                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37297       |
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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/07/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:01[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        09/07/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:58[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN DeVOR                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/07/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| EMERGENCY SIREN OUTAGE DUE TO A PLANNED ACTIVATION ANTENNA UPGRADE           |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "The sirens covering the North Anna Power Station will be taken out of       |
| service for a planned upgrade to the siren activation antenna.  This will    |
| occur between the hours of 1000 and 1300.  Total outage time is              |
| approximately 15 minutes."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Nuclear Emergency Preparedness [personnel have] notified the Virginia       |
| Department of Emergency Management.  Just prior to the outage, the State     |
| [Emergency Operations Center will notify the [five] local jurisdictions.     |
| They will also notify these jurisdictions in the [Emergency Planning Zone]   |
| when the system is returned [to] operable [status]."                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37298       |
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| REP ORG:  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 09/07/2000|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:04[EDT]|
|    CITY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        06/12/2000|
|  COUNTY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  09/07/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS McGOWAN                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| POTENTIAL PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE OF A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE AT SOUTHEAST         |
| MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY IN CAPE GIRARDEAU                                  |
|                                                                              |
| HOO NOTE:   Information regarding the same event was reported to the NRC     |
| Operations Center on 09/01/00 by Engelhardt & Associates.  (Refer to event   |
| #37282.)                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was advised by the NRC Region 3 Office to followup on the       |
| report made by Engelhardt & Associates because the work was performed on the |
| Southeast Missouri State University Campus.  The licensee is making this     |
| notification because they want to document that they are aware of this issue |
| and that they agree with the Engelhardt & Associates report.  Another reason |
| for the report is that there may be an issue of who the responsible party is |
| at this point in time.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| As a result of an NRC visit in February, Southeast Missouri State University |
| discovered that a spill had occurred in the basement of Magill Hall.         |
| Accordingly, Engelhardt & Associates was contracted to perform several tasks |
| including cleanup of the spill.  At the time, the spill was thought to be    |
| minor, and the licensee has since found out that the spill was quite major.  |
| In addition to cleanup of the spill, Engelhardt & Associates was contracted  |
| to help the licensee get ready for a waste haul and help prepare a new       |
| Radiation Plan.  An Engelhardt & Associates representative arrived on        |
| 06/12/00, and he worked in (and out) the basement of Magill Hall for 5       |
| days.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| On 09/01/00, the NRC Region 3 Office (Kevin Null) notified the licensee that |
| the Engelhardt & Associates employee had received a dose of 9 REM CEDE.  As  |
| a result, the licensee is in the process of trying to arrange followup       |
| testing for the Engelhardt & Associates employee.  The licensee has also     |
| hired another firm (SAIC) to cleanup some areas of Magill Hall because of a  |
| secondary spill that occurred quite some time ago.  SAIC representatives     |
| have been on campus for a 1-week period already and are expected to return   |
| to the campus on 09/18/00.  SAIC will also be handling the licensee's dose   |
| assessment.                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Call the NRC operations officer for licensee contact information.            |
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