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Event Notification Report for December 7, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/06/2000 - 12/07/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37557  37572  37573  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37557       |
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| FACILITY: CRYSTAL RIVER            REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/30/2000|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] B&W-L-LP                         |EVENT DATE:        11/30/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        08:44[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLES MORRIS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |EDWARD MCALPINE      R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOSS OF SAFETY FUNCTION OF THE NUCLEAR SERVICES SEA WATER SYSTEM             |
|                                                                              |
| At 0843 on November 30, 2000, RWP-2B. Nuclear Services Sea Water Pump, was   |
| started and observed to develop low discharge pressure, rendering the pump   |
| INOPERABLE.  This condition was caused by diversion of flow via a failed     |
| open check valve upon shutdown of pump, RWP-1 which shares  a common         |
| discharge header with pump RWP-2B.                                           |
|                                                                              |
| RWP-2A, Nuclear Services Sea Water Pump, discharge is also common to RWP-2B. |
| Consequently, RWP--2A would likely not have developed adequate discharge     |
| pressure, and therefore, adequate flow could not have been provided by       |
| either Nuclear Services Sea Water Pump.                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Although allowed by design, this single failure defeats the safety function  |
| of the Nuclear Services Sea Water System.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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| * * * RETRACTION ON 12/06/00 AT 1920 ET BY BILL BANDHAUER TAKEN BY MACKINNON |
| * * *                                                                        |
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| On December 6, 2000, FPC performed further evaluation of the required safety |
| function and the pertinent plant conditions observed during this event.      |
| Even with the partially stuck open check valve, sufficient capacity of       |
| system pumps and heat exchangers remained to remove design basis heat loads. |
| FPC has concluded that the Nuclear Services Sea Water System would have      |
| performed the required heat removal safety function, if called upon.         |
|                                                                              |
| Additionally, FPC considered the impact of increased electrical loading on   |
| the Emergency Diesel Generators caused by increased pump flow rate.  FPC     |
| concluded that the electrical diesel generators remained capable of          |
| supporting the required electrical loads.                                    |
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| Based upon these additional evaluations, FPC determined that this condition  |
| in not reportable and therefore, retracts this event.  R2DO (Paul            |
| Fredrickson) notified.                                                       |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified of this retraction by the        |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37572       |
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| REP ORG:  ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/06/2000|
|LICENSEE:  DAMES AND MOORE                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:38[EST]|
|    CITY:  TUCSON                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/06/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AZ |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  07-228                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  AUBREY  GODWIN (VIA FAX)     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING TWO STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGES          |
|                                                                              |
| "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.                                               |
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| "Date: December 6, 2000                                                      |
| Time: 9:00 AM (MST)                                                          |
| First Notice: 00-16                                                          |
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| "Arizona Licensee:   Dames and Moore                                         |
| License No. 07-228                                                           |
| 7500 North Dreamy Draw Drive                                                 |
| Phoenix, AZ 857020                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 2:00 PM, December 5, 2000, the Agency received a report    |
| advising that 2 Troxler Model 3440 moisture/density gauges were missing.     |
| This information was supplied by the Dames and Moore Radiation Safety        |
| Officer. The information supplied indicated that the LICENSEE was unsure     |
| when the gauges were taken. They were last seen on December 4, 2000 in a     |
| locked storage building at 1790 East River Road, Tucson, AZ. Each gauge      |
| contains a 8 millicurie cesium 137 source and a 44 millicuries Americium 241 |
| :Beryllium source. The serial numbers for the gauges are 13024 and 17318.    |
| The storage building was locked and had 24 hour security guard surveillance. |
| The lock had been cut. Tucson PD is investigating this matter. The LICENSEE  |
| is offering a $500.00 reward. The Agency will be issuing a press release.    |
|                                                                              |
| "The LICENSEE and the Agency continue to investigate this event.             |
|                                                                              |
| "The states of Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada together   |
| with the U.S. NRC, the U.S. FBI and Mexico are being notified of this        |
| event."                                                                      |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37573       |
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| FACILITY: QUAD CITIES              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/06/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:48[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3                    |EVENT DATE:        12/06/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:42[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CURT STEFFES                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/06/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHAEL PARKER       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(ii)     RPS ACTUATION          |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Shutdown     |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| REACTOR SCRAM - LOW REACTOR VESSEL WATER LEVEL                               |
|                                                                              |
| An automatic reactor scram occurred on low reactor vessel water level.  All  |
| systems responded as expected.  Operators noted lowering reactor vessel      |
| water level and were attempting to respond to the problem when the low       |
| reactor vessel water scram setpoint was reached.  The lowest water level     |
| seen during the transient was                                                |
| -10", neither HPCI nor RCIC started.   Reactor feedwater was maintained      |
| throughout the event.  Recirculation pumps are running and decay heat is     |
| being removed by steaming to the main condenser.  The cause of the feedwater |
| transient is under investigation.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified NRC resident inspector.                                |
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