Event Notification Report for November 2, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/01/2000 - 11/02/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37478  37479  37480  37481  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37478       |
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| FACILITY: PRAIRIE ISLAND           REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/01/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:32[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:40[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JERRY GOSMAN                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/01/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
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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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNITS IN UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO INOPERABLE SAFEGUARDS COOLING WATER     |
| PUMPS                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Due to a support system being unqualified (bearing lubrication water        |
| supply) the three safeguards cooling water (essential service water) pumps   |
| have been declared inoperable. This puts units outside their design basis.   |
| The pumps continue to be physically functional.                              |
|                                                                              |
| "Compensatory measures are being implemented including provisions for        |
| standby replacement water supply and instructions for personnel for          |
| implementation. Preparations for an orderly plant two unit shutdown are in   |
| progress. A request for a NOED (Notice of Enforcement Discretion) has been   |
| initiated with NRR and Region III to allow continued operation until         |
| installation of a temporary modification is complete."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37479       |
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| REP ORG:  SCHERING-PLOUGH                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/01/2000|
|LICENSEE:  SCHERING CORPORATION                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:08[EST]|
|    CITY:  KENILWORTH               REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  29-00244-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/01/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JACK MCFADDEN        R1      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAEGER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MISSING SHIPMENT OF I-125                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that a shipment of I-125 (10 vials, 100 �Ci each) that |
| was scheduled to arrive via FedEx on 10/31/00 cannot be located. When the    |
| package was not checked in to the RSO on 10/31/00, the licensee contacted    |
| the local FedEx office and attempted to locate the package. According to     |
| FedEx, the package was delivered on 10/26/00. The licensee stated that       |
| incoming FedEx packages are not invoiced and signed for individually;        |
| instead, a master list of packages is presented with the delivery (the       |
| packages are scanned when they are loaded onto the truck). The package has   |
| not been reported as misdelivered by any other FedEx customers.              |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37480       |
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| FACILITY: SEQUOYAH                 REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/01/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:20[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:20[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CALVIN FIELDS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/01/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ROBERT HAAG          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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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    |
|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO OIL SPILL                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "A minor oil spill generated a small oil sheen on the Sequoyah Diffuser      |
| Pond. This was reported to the National Response Center at 1420 EST today.   |
| Based on reporting to another government agency this notification is being   |
| made. The oil spill is contained and cleanup in underway at this time."      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37481       |
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| FACILITY: FT CALHOUN               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/01/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:51[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        11/01/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:54[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERICK MATZKE                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/01/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PHIL HARRELL         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ADAS 50.72(b)(2)(i)      DEG/UNANALYZED COND    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PLANT SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH LTOP ASSUMPTIONS             |
|                                                                              |
| "During review of plant procedures associated with the conditions for Low    |
| Temperature Overpressurization Protection (LTOP) it was noted that the plant |
| procedure associated with pressurizer cooldown did not appear to be in       |
| accordance with the assumptions in the LTOP analysis. An investigation was   |
| conducted to determine if this was the case and it has been determined that  |
| the analysis assumes that the plant is not operated in a water solid         |
| condition in the pressurizer at temperatures above 130 F. Plant procedures   |
| do allow water solid plant operation at temperatures below 200 F. A check    |
| with operations has determined that it is normal shutdown procedure to take  |
| the plant solid soon after temperature is below 200 F (about 180 F). The     |
| plant is currently in the process of starting up and heating up. Plant       |
| temperature is about 250 F with a bubble in the pressurizer. Current plant   |
| operation is in accordance with the LTOP analysis."                          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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