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Event Notification Report for December 6, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/05/2000 - 12/06/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37568  37569  37570  37571  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37568       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/05/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:36[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        12/05/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ARDIE KISSINGER              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/05/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |JOHN ROGGE           R1      |
|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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| LOSS OF POWER TO 'B' RPS BUS DUE TO TRIP OF EPA BREAKER B-D                  |
|                                                                              |
| "On December 5, 2000 at 07:00, Susquehanna Unit 2 was operating at 100%      |
| power. Power was lost to the 'B' RPS Bus as a result of an unexpected        |
| Undervoltage Trip of EPA breaker B-D. This resulted in an initiation of the  |
| Standby Gas Treatment and CREOASS Systems as well as Division 1 and 2        |
| containment isolation signals to various systems (e.g., Reactor Water        |
| Cleanup, Main Steam Line Drains, H2O2 Analyzers, Reactor Building Chilled    |
| Water to Recirc Pumps, Reactor Building HVAC Zones II and Ill, Drywell Floor |
| Drain Sumps, Drywell Equipment Drain Tank, Containment Radiation Monitors,   |
| Reactor Coolant Sample valves, Containment Instrument Gas to Vacuum Breakers |
| and TIP Purge, Containment Atmosphere Control Valves, and TIP and RHR        |
| Shutdown Cooling Valves). All containment isolations associated with a loss  |
| of 'B' RPS Bus actuated and went to completion. Operators responded by       |
| transferring the 'B' RPS Bus to the alternate power supply and restoring the |
| affected valves/systems. There were no significant impacts to plant          |
| operation.                                                                   |
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| "This event is an unplanned Actuation of an Engineered Safety Feature and,   |
| therefore, requires a four hour ENS Notification under 10 CFR                |
| 50.72(b)(2)(ii)."                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is investigating the cause of the trip.  The NRC Resident       |
| Inspector has been notified.                                                 |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37569       |
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| REP ORG:  MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/05/2000|
|LICENSEE:  US CATTLE CORPORATION                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:10[EST]|
|    CITY:  WINONA                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        12/05/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MS |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  GL 211                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/05/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT NELSON                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST STRONTIUM-90 SOURCE                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The United States Cattle Corporation went out of business and sold all its   |
| equipment to Southern Diversified of Baldwin, MS in 1999.  Included was a    |
| WebArt/1000 MSP source of 25 mCi of Sr-90 (it would be 17 mCi today by       |
| calculation).  The Mississippi Division of Rad Health was not informed of    |
| the transfer.  When this was discovered the state office tried to locate the |
| source.  Contacting Southern Diversified it was determined that all the      |
| materials were scrapped at Northeast Metal Processors in Plantersville, MS.  |
| The state conducted a search at the yard without finding the source.  The    |
| source is presumed lost.                                                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37570       |
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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/05/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:00[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/05/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:08[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL WHALEN               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/05/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |PAUL FREDRICKSON     R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |DOT - NRC            FAX     |
|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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION MADE DUE TO SPILLING 35 GALLONS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID.     |
|                                                                              |
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| A 4 hour non-emergency report is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72  |
| (b)(2)(vi) for an event where notification to a state agency has been made.  |
| At approximately 1020 hours on December 5, 2000, offsite notification was    |
| made to the Virginia State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the |
| Local Emergency Planning Coordinator. At approximately 0905 hours on         |
| December 5, 2000, hydraulic fluid from a crane, located outside the          |
| protected area, leaked to the ground. Clean up activities were initiated and |
| the spill was contained. At the time of the spill the ground adjacent to the |
| crane was frozen keeping the fluid on the surface. No fluid reached any      |
| navigable waters. The quantity of hydraulic fluid that leaked to the ground  |
| was determined by refilling the hydraulic fluid reservoir and measuring the  |
| delta. At 1008 hours on December 5, 2000, it was determined 35 gallons of    |
| fluid leaked to the ground. The leak was the result of a broken clamp on a   |
| hydraulic fluid hose. Station procedures require immediate notifications if  |
| more than 25 gallons of oil are released to the soil.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this event by the licensee.   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37571       |
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| REP ORG:  MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/05/2000|
|LICENSEE:  NEN LIFE SCIENCES PRODUCTS           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:55[EST]|
|    CITY:  BILLERICA                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        12/04/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MA |EVENT TIME:        15:30[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  00-3200               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/05/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN ROGGE           R1      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE WHALEN                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| PERSON RECEIVED GREATER THAN 50 REM TO THE SKIN                              |
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| THIS EVENT AS FAXED IN                                                       |
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| NEN Life Sciences Product's called to report an event which resulted in one  |
| person receiving greater than 50 rem to the skin.                            |
|                                                                              |
| On December 4, 2000, at approximately 1530 hours, an NEN Life Sciences       |
| employee was transferring remotely 3.5 curies in 3 ml of Yttrium-90 in a     |
| vial from it's shielded dispensing container back to storage in a hot cell.  |
| During the transfer the cap fell off, allowing the vial to fall from the     |
| remote handling device and causing the material to be splashed onto the      |
| employee.  The employee immediately contacted on site Radiation Safety       |
| Officer, who decontaminated the employee and had the employee shower.        |
|                                                                              |
| Initial dose estimate for the highest effected area is 230 rads to the skin  |
| of the chin.  A preliminary bioassay indicates an uptake of less than 1      |
| microcurie; more bioassays will be taken.                                    |
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