Event Notification Report for November 15, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/14/2000 - 11/15/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37519  37520  37521  37522  37523  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37519       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MATTHEW ARSENALT             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ERIC REBER           R1      |
|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        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FUEL OIL LEAK                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "Notifying NRC Operations Center per requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(vi).   |
| Any event related to protection of environment for which a notification to a |
| government agency has been made.  New Hampshire Department of Environmental  |
| Services was notified at 1245 on 11/14/00 regarding a fuel oil leak from the |
| Auxiliary Boiler Fuel Oil Storage Tank.  We have indications of discharge of |
| #2 fuel oil into the ground for a buried supply or return fuel oil pipe.  No |
| known discharge to any navigable water ways.  Currently excavation is        |
| continuing to identify source of leakage."                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37520       |
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| FACILITY: OCONEE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-L|EVENT DATE:        11/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:12[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LOUIS NOWELL                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FEMA,DOE,USDA,HHS    FAX     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |EPA,DOT              FAX     |
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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  |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO SPILL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLED TO WATER    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported a spill of approximately 2 gallons of paint thinner    |
| (Reducer 54, R7 K54, ANSI 70 vinyl, P/C #7104) that was being used to clean  |
| paint brushes.  Wind blew the tarp which in turn overturned the bucket of    |
| thinner which spilled into Lake Keowee.  The Hazardous Materials Team was    |
| dispatched and the spill was cleaned up as of 12:55 PM on 11/14/00.          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the National Response Center, the South Carolina       |
| Warning point, the Oconee law enforcement center, and the NRC Resident       |
| Inspector.                                                                   |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37521       |
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| REP ORG:  BELLEFONTE NUCLEAR PLANT             |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2000|
|LICENSEE:  BELLEFONTE NUCLEAR PLANT             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:20[EST]|
|    CITY:  SCOTTSBORO               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  41-08165-10           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |CHERYL TROTTIER      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES BLACKBURN              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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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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| MISSING Co-60 CALIBRATION SOURCE                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The following is quoted from a facsimile:                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The purpose of this call is to report missing licensed byproduct material at |
| BLN [Bellefonte] under TVA Byproduct Material License No. 41-08165-10. This  |
| report is being made under 10 CFR 20.2201.                                   |
|                                                                              |
| Event:                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Upon physical inventory at BLN of byproduct material being prepared for      |
| shipment to SQN [Sequoyah], it was discovered that a Co-60 source for a      |
| calibration unit was missing. The source is in solid form as cobalt chloride |
| salt. The original source activity on May 11, 1979 was 350 �Ci. The current  |
| activity for this source is estimated at about 21 �Ci. On 10/15/00 the       |
| calibration unit was completely disassembled and a survey of the warehouse   |
| determined the source could not be located.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Disposition:                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| From preliminary evaluation of the documentation and circumstances, it       |
| appears the source was never included with the calibration unit at the time  |
| of initial receipt from the General Electric Co. (GE) on 2/3/82. GE has been |
| contacted and is presently conducting an evaluation of their records.        |
|                                                                              |
| Background:                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The subject calibration unit was originally purchased for use at TVA's       |
| Hartsville Nuclear Plant (HNP). However, due to the deferral of HNP, the     |
| unit was shipped directly from GE to BLN for storage until needed. NRC       |
| amended TVA's Byproduct Material License No. 41-08165-10 to allow receipt of |
| Co-60 at BLN on July 28, 1981.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| TVA's preliminary investigation of the documentation affecting this          |
| calibration unit determined that the wooden shipping crate was only          |
| physically opened one time since it was received at BLN. TVA's records       |
| indicate that TVA personnel opened the shipping crate on 8/25/87 for         |
| inventory and radiation survey purposes. Records indicate that the source    |
| was inaccessible because of an inoperable lever on the calibration unit.     |
| Therefore, surveys were limited to the external surfaces of the calibration  |
| unit. Based on preliminary evaluation of the readings recorded during the    |
| radiological survey that was performed on the exterior of the calibration    |
| unit on 8/25/87 as compared to the surveys performed for the Sequoyah        |
| transfer, it appears that the Co-60 source was not shipped with the          |
| calibration unit from GE in 1982.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| TVA has initiated a Problem Evaluation Report and is currently developing    |
| corrective actions to address this event. TVA is continuing to investigate   |
| this incident and will provide NRC a written report within 30 days of this   |
| notification.                                                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37522       |
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| FACILITY: INDIAN POINT             REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:43[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PHIL SANTINI                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |ERIC REBER           R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          N       0        Refueling        |0        Refueling        |
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| LOSS OF OFFSITE COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee determined that the Emergency Response Data  System (ERDS) was  |
| unavailable as of 0937 EST on 11/8/00.  The system was restored as of 1544   |
| EST today, 11/14/00.  The cause of the problem is being investigated and is  |
| unknown at this time.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37523       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/14/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:35[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        11/14/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:45[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVE WILLIAMS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/14/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|NCFR                     NON CFR REPORT REQMNT  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO A DEAD GREEN SEA TURTLE FOUND IN THE PLANT       |
| INTAKE                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "A dead green sea turtle was discovered caught in the barrier net located in |
| the plant's intake canal. Initial indications are that the turtle may have   |
| become caught in the net and drowned. The Florida Fish and Wildlife          |
| Conservation Commission was notified at 1645 hours on 11/14/00. In addition  |
| to the requirements of 10 CFR 50.72 (b) (2) (vi), this event is being        |
| reported under Section 4.1 of the plant's Environmental Protection Plan      |
| Appendix B Part II of the plant's Technical Specifications, which requires   |
| notification of a significant environmental impact causally related to       |
| station operation within 72 hours via the ENS."                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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