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Event Notification Report for October 31, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           10/30/2000 - 10/31/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37085  37394  37472  37473  37474  37475  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37085       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/15/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:25[EDT]|
|    CITY:  TAMPA                    REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/14/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:        09:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  22-12                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RUDOLPH BERNHARD     R2      |
|                                                |                             |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES ADAMS (FACSIMILE)    |                             |
|  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                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control reported that a Troxler     |
| soil moisture/density gauge (Model 3430, Serial #30059), containing 8 mCi of |
| Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be, had been stolen from a state licensee. The   |
| licensee reported that the gauge was stolen from a temporary job site        |
| between the hours of 6 p.m. on 6/13/00 and 9 a.m. on 6/14/00. The chain link |
| fence surrounding the site was not damaged, but the door to the shed had     |
| been pried open. The lock on the storage locker containing the container and |
| gauge had been cut. The gauge and container were the only items taken. The   |
| Hillsborough Sheriff's Office and the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control    |
| are investigating. The Sheriff's Office is planning to issue a press         |
| release.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1544 EST 10/30/2000 FROM ADAMS TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| "Licensee reported that a gauge was stolen on June 14th. The gauge was found |
| on October 30 at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa. Item was found along a     |
| bike path. The gauge was slightly damaged, but the sources were intact       |
| locked in the gauge. Swipes showed no contamination. Item has been returned  |
| to owner."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (Boland).                                                      |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37394       |
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| FACILITY: RIVER BEND               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/01/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:56[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        09/30/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:33[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HUSTON                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PLANT ENTERED LCO ACTION STATEMENT WHEN BOTH PRIMARY CONTAINMENT UNIT        |
| COOLERS WHERE DECLARED INOPERABLE.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| On 09/30/00 at 2333, both Primary Containment Unit Coolers were declared     |
| inoperable based on an apparent failure to fully meet required volumetric    |
| flow rates.  The Tech Spec SR 3.6.1.7.2 required values are greater than or  |
| equal to 50,000 CFM.   Actual calculated values were determined to be        |
| approximately 45,000 CFM for Unit cooler A and 48,000 CFM for Unit cooler B. |
| This condition may impact the ability of these unit coolers to perform their |
| design safety functions.  This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72 |
| b.2.iii.D for loss of function required to mitigate an accident.             |
| Activities to restore function include evaluation of test data and           |
| methodology, cleaning of unit cooler coils, verification of calibration      |
| data, and verification of system alignment.                                  |
| The plant is in a 8 hour LCO to restore one of the coolers to operable       |
| status or be in mode 3 within the following 12 hours.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 10/1/00 AT 2320 BY HUSTON, RECEIVED BY WEAVER * * *          |
|                                                                              |
| Both Primary Containment Unit Coolers A and B (Divisions I and II) have been |
| re-tested satisfactorily verifying both safety function and Tech Spec        |
| operability. The station declared both Containment Unit Cooler A and B       |
| operable and exited the LCO regarding Primary Containment Unit Coolers at    |
| 1048 hours on 10/1/00                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The station is evaluating information developed to determine whether a       |
| retraction is warranted.                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will notify the NRC resident inspector.  The Operations Center  |
| notified the R4DO (Cain).                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTION 2005 EST 10/30/2000 FROM CHASE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *      |
|                                                                              |
| "On September 30, 2000 at 2333, both primary containment unit coolers A and  |
| B were declared inoperable based on an apparent failure to meet required     |
| volumetric flow rates (50,000 CFM) as stated in Technical Specification      |
| Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.6.1.7.2. This event was reported as a loss   |
| of function in accordance with 10CFR50.72 b.2.iii.D.                         |
|                                                                              |
| "During Engineering evaluations of unit cooler condition, the surveillance   |
| test methodology was noted to contain a unit cooler face area that was       |
| smaller than the area depicted in the applicable design information.         |
| In-field measurements were taken on the unit coolers. These field            |
| measurements confirmed that a larger face area value should have been        |
| incorporated into the test methodology. Effectively, RBS had imposed a more  |
| conservative face area value resulting in lowering the  as calculated  flow  |
| rates that are used to determine acceptability.                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Recalculation of the volumetric flow using the appropriate area resulted in |
| the required Technical Specification SR 3.6.1.7.2 flow rate of 50,000 cubic  |
| feet per minute being achieved for primary containment unit cooler B.        |
| Therefore, primary containment unit cooler B was actually operable on        |
| September 30, 2000, at 2333 and at least one operable unit cooler was always |
| maintained. Therefore, this issue was not reportable.                        |
|                                                                              |
| "The coils of primary containment unit coolers A and B were also cleaned.    |
| Subsequently, using either the previous or recalculated value for the unit   |
| cooler face area, both unit coolers re-tested satisfactorily and were        |
| restored to service."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be informed of this retraction by the        |
| licensee. Notified R4DO (Harrell).                                           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37472       |
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| REP ORG:  PHILIP MORRIS USA                    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/30/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PHILIP MORRIS USA                    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:17[EST]|
|    CITY:  RICHMOND                 REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        10/29/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:        10:56[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  45-00385-06           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|                                                |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHUCK STIFF                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBF 30.50(b)(2)(ii)     EQUIP DISABLED/FAILS   |                             |
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| GAUGE SHUTTER FAILED TO CLOSE                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "On Sunday October 29, 2000, an Authorized User was conducting a routine,    |
| monthly radiation safety audit. The factory was running that weekend, but    |
| Bay 1 was shut down.  At 10:56 a.m. he noticed the shutter indicator on      |
| maker 1B4 indicated the shutter was open.  The maker at 1B4 is a Hauni       |
| Protos 100 (maker # 1004) with a Hauni weight control system and a Hauni SRM |
| 8000 scanning head (gauge # 1319).  This gauge has three Strontium 90 sealed |
| sources for a combined strength of 0.025 curies.                             |
|                                                                              |
| "The Authorized User inserted a cigarette rod in the pass tube to reduce the |
| radiation level and called the Electrical Supervisor on duty.  An Instrument |
| Electrician (IE) was called to diagnose the weight control system. The IE    |
| found a defective circuit board.  This Circuit board is located in the main  |
| electrical panel that controls the weight control system and the scanning    |
| head.  The Authorized User stayed at the scanning head while the IE removed  |
| the defective circuit board and took it to the Electrical Repair Shop for    |
| repair.  When the repaired circuit board was installed, the problem was      |
| fixed and the shutter closed properly.  The Authorized User used the key     |
| switch to test the shutter several times and conducted a final survey with   |
| the shutter closed to ensure the shutter was closed and the scanning head    |
| was safe.  The maker and scanning head were placed in service on C Shift, at |
| approximately 11:00 p.m., October 29, 2000.  The scanning head shutter would |
| not open and the circuit board was removed and repaired again. The maker and |
| scanning head were returned to service at approximately 6:30 a.m., October   |
| 30, 2000."                                                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37473       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/30/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:00[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        10/30/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:40[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  EDWEN URQUHART               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ANNE BOLAND          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Unescorted access granted inappropriately. Compensatory measures taken upon  |
| discovery. The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this event by the |
| licensee. Contact the NRC Operations Center for additional details.          |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   37474       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/30/2000|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:26[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        10/29/2000|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        19:54[EST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEITH VANDERPOOL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NCFR                     NON CFR REPORT REQMNT  |                             |
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| 24-HOUR GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT REPORT                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 1954 hours, 10/29/00, operations personnel investigated a  |
| LAW CADP smoke head alarm. While investigating the alarm for smoke head SXE  |
| 2786 for LAW 2A compressor the operations personnel did not identify any     |
| visible release but smelled HF in the area. The 'SEE & FLEE' emergency       |
| procedures were immediately implemented. The affected LAW station withdrawal |
| loop was in standby at the time of the alarm. Results of all surveys         |
| performed during the emergency response were less than MDA. At 2102 hours an |
| all clear was granted on the emergency response. PORTS is reporting this     |
| alarm as a valid actuation of a 'Q' Safety System.                           |
|                                                                              |
| "This is reportable to the NRC as a valid actuation of a 'Q' Safety System   |
| in accordance with Safety Analysis Report, section 6.9 (24-HOUR REPORT)."    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37475       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 10/30/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:23[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        10/30/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEN GRACIA                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  10/30/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |HAROLD GRAY          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESS 50.72(b)(1)(v)      EMERGENCY SIREN 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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| EMERGENCY SIRENS INOPERABLE DUE TO FAILURE OF RADIO REPEATERS                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that all offsite emergency sirens were inoperable      |
| during the period from 0150 10/29/00 through 0745 10/30/00 due to the        |
| failure of both radio repeaters. This condition was discovered during siren  |
| troubleshooting on 10/30/00. One of the repeaters has been restored to       |
| service. The NRC resident inspector will be informed of this event by the    |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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