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Event Notification Report for November 7, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/06/2000 - 11/07/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37492  37493  37494  37495  37496  37497  37498  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37492       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:38[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DOUG HITZEL                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PHIL HARRELL         R4      |
|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          Y       90       Power Operation  |90       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 1-HOUR SECURITY REPORT                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM DEGRADATION RELATED TO PERIMETER MONITORING.  IMMEDIATE    |
| COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.  THE LICENSEE WILL INFORM THE    |
| NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.  CONTACT THE HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR     |
| ADDITIONAL DETAILS.                                                          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37493       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PHELPS DODGE, BAGDAD, INC.           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:29[EST]|
|    CITY:  BAGDAD                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2000|
|  COUNTY:  YAVAPAI                   STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:        10:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  13-005                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN DAVIDSON, NMSS  IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY V. GODWIN             |GAIL GOOD, REGON 4   IAT     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |ROBERT MANILI, NRR   IAT     |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY REPORT REGARDING A SOURCE MISSING FROM   |
| PHELPS DODGE, BAGDAD, INC. IN BAGDAD, ARIZONA                                |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the Arizona     |
| Radiation Regulatory Agency:                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "This First Notice constitutes EARLY notice of events of POSSIBLE safety or  |
| public interest significance.  The information is as initially received      |
| WITHOUT verification or evaluation and is basically all that is known by the |
| Agency Staff at this time."                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Date:  November 6, 2000                                                     |
| Time: 10:00 AM (MST)                                                         |
| First Notice: 00-12                                                          |
| Arizona Licensee:  Phelps Dodge, Bagdad, Inc. [...]                          |
| License No. 13-005 [...]"                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 11:30 AM, October 30, 2000, the Agency received a letter   |
| advising that a Cadmium-109 source was missing.  This information was        |
| supplied by the Radiation Safety Officer.  The information supplied          |
| indicated that the LICENSEE was unsure when the source disappeared.  Agency  |
| inspection reports indicate that the last time that the LICENSEE reported    |
| seeing the source [was on a January 1998 inventory].  The missing source is  |
| a Texas Nuclear Model 696782, Serial Number LU-6484.  The source [contained] |
| 15 millicuries as of 6/89.  Current estimated activity is approximately 40   |
| microcuries of Cadmium-109."                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "The LICENSEE and the Agency continue to investigate this event."            |
|                                                                              |
| "The U.S. NRC and the U.S. FBI are being notified of this event."            |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC Operations Officer for contact information.)                   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37494       |
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| REP ORG:  WESTRONICS                           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  WESTRONICS                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:05[EST]|
|    CITY:  KINGWOOD                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/03/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        12:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+VERN HODGE           NRR     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT AGEE                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| WESTRONICS CSVC VIDEOGRAPHIC RECORDERS                                       |
|                                                                              |
| On or about November 3, 2000, Westronics determined that Westronics Series   |
| CSVC "Smartview" Nuclear Safety Related videographic recorders, if utilized  |
| to measure thermocouple inputs, require hardware modification to ensure      |
| accurate measurement.  The hardware modification requires installation of    |
| capacitors associated with the Dallas 1620 Temperature Compensation Chips.   |
| Instruments which would require the modification were shipped between July   |
| 16, 1998 and July 7, 2000.  Nuclear Power Plants affected are Riverbend,     |
| Shearon Harris, and Brunswick.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Westronics Corrective Action includes installation of the capacitors.        |
| Affected Customers will be notified in accordance with the requirements of   |
| 10CFR21.                                                                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37495       |
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| REP ORG:  MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  NUCLETRON-OLD DELFT                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:58[EST]|
|    CITY:  MONTCLAIR                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        07/14/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  29-03297-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|                                                |KEVIN RAMSEY         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT SASSO                 |GEOFFREY WRIGHT      R3      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT OF A DEFECTIVE TRANSFER TUBE     |
| THAT IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A HIGH DOSE RATE BRACHYTHERAPY REMOTE       |
| AFTERLOADER MANUFACTURED BY NUCLETRON-OLD DELFT                              |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Mountainside    |
| Hospital:                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "At the request Mr. David B. Everhart, who is conducting a field inspection  |
| of our facility today, we are filing a report following the criteria of 10   |
| CFR [Part] 21, 'Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.' "                   |
|                                                                              |
| "3. The defective component was a transfer tube that is used in conjunction  |
| with our High Dose Rate brachytherapy remote afterloader manufactured by:    |
| Nucletron-Old Delft, [...]."                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "4. The defect involved separation of a metal connector end from the         |
| transfer tube itself.  It is unclear whether or not this would create a      |
| safety hazard or simply prevent a treatment from being given.  In our case,  |
| there was no injury to either patients or staff because the failure did not  |
| occur during patient treatment and the source was not in an exposed          |
| position.  Also, the tube itself was intact until removal from the head of   |
| the unit was attempted."                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| "5. The incident occurred on 7/14/99.  A report of the defect was issued to  |
| the FDA on 7/14/99, and a copy of the report sent to Nucletron on 7/15/99    |
| [...]."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "6. The defective unit was immediately removed from service and sent to      |
| Nucletron for analysis.  All other transfer tubes were immediately checked   |
| and found to be securely fastened to their connectors.  Nucletron sent a     |
| replacement transfer tube, and no other problems have transpired with any of |
| the transfer tubes since this incident."                                     |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for site contact information.)              |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37496       |
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| REP ORG:  MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  NUCLETRON-OLD DELFT                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:58[EST]|
|    CITY:  MONTCLAIR                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        08/07/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  29-03297-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|                                                |KEVIN RAMSEY         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT SASSO                 |GEOFFREY WRIGHT      R3      |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |JOE TAPIA            R4      |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT OF A DEFECTIVE TREATMENT HEAD OF |
| A MICROSELECTRON HIGH DOSE RATE (HDR) UNIT MANUFACTURED BY NUCLETRON-OLD     |
| DELFT                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Mountainside    |
| Hospital:                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "At the request Mr. David B. Everhart, who is conducting a field inspection  |
| of our facility today, we are filing a report following the criteria of 10   |
| CFR [PART] 21, 'Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.' "                   |
|                                                                              |
| "3. The defective component was the treatment head of our Microselectron HDR |
| Unit manufactured by Nucletron-Old Delft [...]."                             |
|                                                                              |
| "4. The defect involved the failure of the treatment head to prevent the     |
| check source and the HDR source from driving past the optical interlock when |
| no applicator was connected to the unit.  The incident occurred during       |
| machine warmup. There were no injuries to either patients or staff."         |
|                                                                              |
| "5. The incident occurred on 8/7/00.  A service call was placed to Nucletron |
| [...].  Later that day, a service engineer from Nucletron visited our site.  |
| The problem could not be reproduced [...] nor has it occurred any time       |
| since."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC operations officer for contact information.)                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37497       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/06/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:07[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        11/06/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:41[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PAUL UNDERWOOD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|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          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| GROUP II, PRIMARY CONTAINMENT ISOLATION VALVE (PCIV), ISOLATION FOLLOWING A  |
| PLANNED MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "A Group II PCIV isolation (setpoint +3.0 inches) occurred at 15:41 on       |
| 11/06/00 following a planned manual reactor scram ([that occurred at] 1540   |
| on 11/06/00)."                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Prior to the scram, reactor water level had been increased to approximately |
| 45 inches in anticipation of reactor water level decreasing following the    |
| scram."                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "The planned reactor scram was part of a forced outage."                     |
|                                                                              |
| "All valves functioned as required."                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that reactor water level momentarily decreased to the    |
| Group II PCIV isolation setpoint following the reactor scram.  The licensee  |
| also stated that all systems functioned as required and that there was       |
| nothing unusual or misunderstood.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| All rods fully inserted following the reactor scram.  The Group II isolation |
| has been reset, and the PCIV valves have been returned to their original     |
| positions.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector was in the control room at the time of the event. |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37498       |
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| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/07/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:30[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        11/07/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:31[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PETE ORPHANOS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/07/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHELE EVANS        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION (HPCI) ISOLATED AND INOPERABLE DUE TO FAILED |
| STEAM LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM TEMPERATURE ELEMENT                              |
|                                                                              |
| "On November 7, 2000 at 0231[EST] Limerick Generating Station received a     |
| High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) System isolation due to a failed      |
| Steam Leak Detection System temperature element. Outboard isolation valves   |
| HV-055-2F003, HV-055-2F100, HV-055-2F041 and HV-055-2F042 received isolation |
| commands. The system isolated as designed.  Investigation [into] the cause   |
| of the failed temperature element is ongoing. The HPCI system remains        |
| isolated and inoperable."                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Unit 2 is in a 14-day LCO A/S.  Other ECCS equipment has been verified       |
| operable.  The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                 |
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