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Event Notification Report for November 27, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           11/24/2000 - 11/27/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37548  37549  37550  37551  37552  37553  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37548       |
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| FACILITY: FERMI                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/24/2000|
|    UNIT:  [2] [] []                 STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:19[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [2] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/24/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:32[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAHM                         |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/24/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     ESF ACTUATION          |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TORUS TO DRYWELL VACUUM BREAKER OPENED FOR APPROXIMATELY 4 MINUTES.          |
|                                                                              |
| At 1232 CT on 11-24-00, Reactor Building Closed Cooling Water (RBCCW)        |
| temperature control valve failed open due to the feedback arm vibrating off  |
| of the controller.                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| RBCCW temperature dropped from 70 degrees to 50 degrees and caused drywell   |
| temperature and pressure to lower.  Drywell temperature decreased from 136   |
| to 132 degrees and drywell pressure decreased from 15 to 10.5" of  water     |
| column.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Drywell pressure lowering caused T2300F400C (Torus to Drywell vacuum         |
| breaker) to open for approximately 4 minutes.  After pressure stabilized,    |
| the vacuum breaker closed.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| This event only altered containment parameters, and the reactor was not      |
| affected.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The feedback arm was reinstalled.  RBCCW temperature and containment         |
| parameters were restored to normal.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37549       |
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| REP ORG:  OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/24/2000|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR                               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:32[EST]|
|    CITY:  HARPERSFIELD             REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        11/24/2000|
|  COUNTY:  ASHTABULA                 STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        13:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  02500180000           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/24/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE SNEE                    |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| SYNCOR TRUCK CARRYING TECHNETIUM-99M INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT.                   |
|                                                                              |
| At approximately 1300 hours ET time today, 11/24/00, a SYNCOR                |
| Radiopharmaceutical truck was involved in a one vehicle accident near        |
| Harpersfield, Ohio, which is located in Ashtabula County.  The truck hit an  |
| icy patch on the road and the truck flipped over. The SYNCOR truck was       |
| carrying two ammo boxes containing Technetium-99m. One ammo box contained    |
| 158 millicuries of Tc-99m and the other ammo box contained 441 millicuries   |
| of Tc-99m.  The driver of the truck was not injured but was transported to   |
| an area hospital as a precaution.  The local fire department on scene        |
| determined that the boxes were not damaged and their surveys around the      |
| outside of the truck did not show any abnormal radiation readings.  SYNCOR   |
| Corporation Pharmacy out of Oakwood Village, Ohio, dispatched personnel to   |
| the scene.  When they arrived they performed contamination surveys of the    |
| ammo boxes and the vehicle and determined that the packages were not         |
| damaged.                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The ammo boxes were labeled "Radioactive White 1"                            |
|                                                                              |
| Ohio State report number assigned to this event is 00-044.                   |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37550       |
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| REP ORG:  LAW ENVIRONMENTAL                    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/24/2000|
|LICENSEE:  LAW ENVIRONMENTAL                    |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:59[EST]|
|    CITY:  DORADO                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        11/24/2000|
|  COUNTY:  ARECIBO                   STATE:  PR |EVENT TIME:        14:45[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  52-25461-0            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/24/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WALTER RODGERS       R2      |
|                                                |PHILIP TING          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSIE PICCONE        NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BORIS BERNSTEIN              |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| OVEREXPOSURE TO EXTREMITIES (HANDS/FINGERS)                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for Law Environmental located in Dorado,      |
| Puerto Rico reported the following event which occurred today, 11/24/00,     |
| around 1445 hours ET.                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The RSO and another individual were performing a source exchange on a        |
| Sentinel Technology model number 660B Iridium-192 (Ir-192) Radiography       |
| camera.  They were performing a source exchange, replacing their old Ir-192  |
| source with a new Ir-192 source without realizing that the old source had    |
| not been retracted. One person had his hand on the guide tube and the other  |
| person unplugged the guide tube.  The RSO said that their fingers were       |
| approximately 0.25" (material between fingers and source) from the Ir-192    |
| 6.3 (or 6.03) -curie source for about 30 seconds. The combined calculated    |
| total extremity dose to both person hands (fingers) is 628 Rems.   The RSO   |
| had not calculated the whole body dose to himself and the other person at    |
| the time of the event notification.                                          |
|                                                                              |
| The original source strength of the radiography camera was 115 curies as of  |
| January or February of this year.                                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37551       |
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| FACILITY: SEABROOK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        11/26/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:53[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GARY KILBY                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/26/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CURTIS COWGILL       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |FEMA, DOE, USDA, HHS FAX     |
|APRE 50.72(b)(2)(vi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |EPA, DOT (via NRC)   FAX     |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION OF A DIESEL FUEL OIL SPILL                              |
|                                                                              |
| While flushing diesel generator lube oil to a skid outdoors, one of the      |
| hoses came loose, and approximately 500 gallons of diesel lube oil spilled.  |
| The spill is now isolated and contained.  Some of the oil entered a storm    |
| drain, but it is currently believed that none of the oil discharged to the   |
| ocean.  The spill was reported to the control room at 0153 on 11/26/00.      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the New Hampshire State Police, the U.S. Coast Guard,  |
| and the National Response Center.  The licensee plans to notify the NRC      |
| resident inspector.                                                          |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37552       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:13[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        11/26/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:54[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WILLIAM GREEN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/26/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GAIL GOOD            R4      |
|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      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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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| DISCOVERY OF LOOSE SERVICE WATER PUMP FOUNDATION BOLTS                       |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 0154 [CST] on 11/26/00, a station operator noticed that 2 foundation     |
| bolts on service water pump (SWP) C were loose and 3 foundation bolts on     |
| [SWP] D were loose.  Both service water loops were declared inoperable, and  |
| [limiting condition for operation (LCO)] 3.7.2, condition A, was entered     |
| twice and condition B once.  This required placing the plant in Mode 3       |
| within 12 hours and Mode 4 within 36 hours.  Personnel were called to the    |
| site, and all foundation bolts on all 4 [SWPs] were torqued.  No loose bolts |
| were found on SWP A, 4 loose bolts were found on SWP B, and 5 loose bolts    |
| were found on SWPs C [and] D.  An operability determination was written to   |
| justify operability of the service water system, and all LCOs were exited at |
| 0428 [CST].  Engineering [personnel are] evaluation the condition."          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37553       |
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| FACILITY: COOK                     REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  MI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:43[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/25/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        20:07[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DUANE COBB                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/26/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
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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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY ISSUE                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| A fitness-for-duty issue occurred at 2007 on 11/25/00.  A contract           |
| engineering supervisor tested positive for THC (marijuana) during a followup |
| test.  The individual's access to the plant has been terminated.  The        |
| licensee plans to perform a review of the individual's work.                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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