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Event Notification Report for November 22, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/21/2000 - 11/22/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37539  37540  37541  37542  37543  37544  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37539       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 01:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/20/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE RASTLEY                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINB 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(B) POT RHR INOP           |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       75       Power Operation  |72       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| HPCI INOPERABLE - TURBINE EXHAUST LINE FLOODED                               |
|                                                                              |
| HPCI turbine exhaust drain pot level switch has malfunctioned.  This has     |
| potentially led to a condition where exhaust line from the turbine is        |
| flooded.  GE SIL 580 recognizes that a slug of water can create a momentary  |
| high pressure and rupture both exhaust line rupture diaphragms if HPCI       |
| should initiate.                                                             |
|                                                                              |
| HPCI system has been declared inoperable and the licensee entered a 7 day    |
| LCO.                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified.                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37540       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:22[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AMBRAMSKY                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM INOP   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       93       Power Operation  |93       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF POWER TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY (EOF)                     |
|                                                                              |
| The loss of power to the EOF impairs the ability of the licensee to carry    |
| out the plant's emergency plan.  A snow storm is being blamed for the loss   |
| of power.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| (Refer to event number 37541 for a related event at Nine Mile Point.)        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37541       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:50[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  QUINTON HICKS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AARC 50.72(b)(1)(v)      OTHER ASMT/COMM 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  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF POWER TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FACILITY (EOF)                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that power was lost to the EOF at 0950 and was         |
| restored at 1045.  This facility serves both the NMP units as well as        |
| Fitzpatrick.  The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.              |
|                                                                              |
| (Refer to event number 37540 for a related event at Fitzpatrick.)            |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37542       |
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| REP ORG:  BEST INDUSTRIES                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|LICENSEE:  BEST INDUSTRIES                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:02[EST]|
|    CITY:  SPRINGFIELD              REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  VA |EVENT TIME:        10:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  45-19757-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOE WANG                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAAA 20.1906(d)           SURFACE CONT/ EXT RAD |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| 10 CFR PART 20.1906(d) REPORT                                                |
|                                                                              |
| One of three Type A shipping packages received from Baylor University        |
| exceeded the limit for surface radiation readings (200 mR/hr). The licensee  |
| reported that the package was reading 2.7 R/hr at the surface of the         |
| package, and 65 mR/hr at 1 meter. The package has been placed in safe        |
| storage. The licensee will contact Baylor University and the shipper         |
| (FedEx).                                                                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37543       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|LICENSEE:  PHOENIX SURVEYS, INC.                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:36[EST]|
|    CITY:  BRIGHTON                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/23/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  838-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|                                                |                             |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TIM BONZER (fax)             |                             |
|  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 - ABANDONED WELL LOGGING SOURCE                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Date of Occurrence: 12-23-99.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Description of Source: Am241Be sealed source Gulf Nuclear model: 712A,      |
| serial number:                                                               |
| 635B, physical form: Solid, quantity: 20Ci.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Well Operator: Colorado Energy Minerals, Inc.                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Well Name: UPRC Baur 17-1                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "Surface Location: NW NE 600' FNL 2000' EEL Sec-17, Twp-9N, Rge-64W.         |
|                                                                              |
| "Results of efforts to seal and immobilize the source: The source is at the  |
| bottom of the hole with 100' of red cement above. A used drill bit has been  |
| cemented in as a deflector in one of the uphole plugs.                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Description of attempted recovery: It was discovered the source was in the  |
| hole without the protection of the pad carrier. It was verified with a gamma |
| ray to be on the bottom of the hole. Fishing was attempted via the wireline  |
| with a magnet since the holder was magnetic. These attempts were hampered by |
| steadily deteriorating hole conditions and fill on top of the source.        |
| Fishing attempts involving use of the drilling rig and pipe were ruled out   |
| due to the possibility of source rupture from the extreme weight of the      |
| drill string. When the fishing attempts proved unsuccessful it was           |
| determined to cement the source in the hole. A final gamma ray was ran to    |
| assure the source was at the bottom of the hole and the well was plugged as  |
| outlined above. Note: The well was a dry hole and the well was plugged with  |
| cement plugs at various depths and the deflector cemented in one of these    |
| plugs.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Depth of the source: 4420'"                                                 |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37544       |
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| FACILITY: HOPE CREEK               REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:12[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:08[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ART BREADY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| BOTH TRAINS OF CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY FILTRATION INOPERABLE SIMULTANEOUSLY   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1308 hours, the 'B' Control Room Chiller tripped on an apparent high     |
| bearing oil temperature condition, rendering the 'B' Control Room Emergency  |
| Filtration (CREF) train inoperable. At the time that the 'B' CREF train      |
| tripped, the 'A' CREF train was out of service for scheduled maintenance.    |
| With both trains of CREF inoperable, Technical Specification 3.0.3 was       |
| entered. Preparations were made to commence plant shutdown in parallel with  |
| restoration of the 'A' train from maintenance. The 'A' CREF train was        |
| returned to operable status at 1402 hours and Technical Specification 3.0.3  |
| was exited. A seven-day action statement remains in effect for the           |
| inoperability of the 'B' CREF train.                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "The Control Room Ventilation System provides heating, cooling, ventilation, |
| and environmental control for the control room and adjacent areas. Under     |
| accident conditions, the Control Room Emergency Filtration Unit ensures that |
| the control room will remain habitable during and following all design basis |
| accidents. Because the CREF system is required to automatically respond in   |
| the event of a design basis accident, having both trains of CREF inoperable  |
| at the same time impacted the ability to mitigate the consequences of an     |
| accident. Therefore, this event is being reported in accordance with         |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D).                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "All other safety related equipment is operable with the exception of the    |
| 'C' Main Steam Line Radiation Monitor, which is in the tripped condition due |
| to a surveillance test failure. A root cause investigation team has been     |
| assembled to determine required corrective actions."                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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