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Event Notification Report for December 22, 2000

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           12/21/2000 - 12/22/2000

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37564  37623  37628  37629  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37564       |
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| FACILITY: PRAIRIE ISLAND           REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/03/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:08[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:16[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DWAYNE JOHNSON               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MICHAEL JORDAN       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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ESF ACTUATION                                                                |
|                                                                              |
| Today, 12/03/2000, at 1416 hours, 121 Spent Fuel Special & In-Service Purge  |
| System tripped due to high radiation on IR-22, the Shield Building Stack gas |
| radiation monitor.  This ventilation system operated for approximately 1-2   |
| minutes prior to the high radiation trip signal.   Other diverse indications |
| aligned to the Shield Building Stack include 1R-11 and 1R-12, which showed   |
| no increase in radiation.   A gas sample taken in containment (concurrent to |
| the vent system startup) also revealed no activity above the normal          |
| background level (.05 DAC).   A post-trip gas sample taken on IR-22 also     |
| revealed no elevated activity.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 1233 EST ON 12/21/00 FROM BRAD ELLISON TO LEIGH TROCINE      |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  The following text is a |
| portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:                           |
|                                                                              |
| "The event reported on 12/03/2000 (121 Spent Fuel Special & In-Service Purge |
| System tripped due to high radiation on 1R-22, Shield Building Stack gas     |
| radiation monitor) is hereby retracted.  Investigation and sampling as part  |
| of our Condition Reporting process has determined that the signal from 1R-22 |
| was due to a spike and not actual gaseous activity.  Thus, the trip of the   |
| 121 Spent Fuel Special & In-Service Purge System was not a valid ESF         |
| actuation."                                                                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations |
| center notified the R3DO (Kozak)                                             |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37623       |
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| REP ORG:  SOUTHEAST MO STATE UNIVERSITY        |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/20/2000|
|LICENSEE:  SOUTHEAST MO STATE UNIVERSITY        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:52[EST]|
|    CITY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/19/2000|
|  COUNTY:  CAPE GIRARDEAU            STATE:  MO |EVENT TIME:        13:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  24-09296-02           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/21/2000|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|                                                |CHERYL TROTTIER      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHRIS McGOWEN                |                             |
|  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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| LOST STRONTIUM-90 SOURCE                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The school has lost a 20-mCi Sr-90 sealed source.  It is unknown how long it |
| has been missing.  A search of physical areas and records have been          |
| unsuccessful in locating the source.  As long as the source remains sealed   |
| it presents little of no threat to the public.                               |
|                                                                              |
| The source was used as part of an ionization cell for an ion capture         |
| detector.  The equipment was sold sometime back at auction.  The paperwork   |
| for the equipment does not indicate that the source was included in the      |
| sale.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| The school has been in contact with NRC Region 3 (Kevin Null).               |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 1151 EST ON 12/21/00 FROM CHRIS McGOWEN TO LEIGH TROCINE     |
| *****                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| A Southeast Missouri State University representative called to provide       |
| corrected/clarifying information.  There is a possibility that the equipment |
| was previously sold at auction, but the licensee does not know exactly what  |
| happened to it.  In addition, the source was used as part of an ionization   |
| cell for an ion capture detector on a gas chromatograph.                     |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Kozak) and NMSS EO (Hickey).   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37628       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:52[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        12/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:40[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRETT WELER                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |THOMAS KOZAK         R3      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| UNAVAILABILITY OF THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER (TSC) DURING MAINTENANCE      |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Qualitative testing results associated with V-FU-17 (TSC-EVS system)        |
| prompted the need to replace the associated charcoal filter elements.        |
| During the period of filter element replacement, the TSC-EVS system [was]    |
| unavailable.  As such, the ability to maintain the TSC as an Emergency       |
| Response Facility during an event involving a radioactive release is         |
| challenged."                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "This constitutes a condition reportable to the NRC per 10CFR50.72           |
| (degradation of [an] Emergency Response Facility)."                          |
|                                                                              |
| Testing is ongoing prior to restoring the TSC to standby mode.               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37629       |
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| FACILITY: NINE MILE POINT          REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/21/2000|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:19[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-2,[2] GE-5                    |EVENT DATE:        12/21/2000|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:50[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  LANGE                        |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/21/2000|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          UNU                   |ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |JOSE CALVO           NRR     |
|AAEC                                            |SULLIVAN             FEMA    |
|                                                |FRANK CONGEL         IRO     |
|                                                |TAD MARSH            NRR     |
|                                                |CHARLES MILLER       IRO     |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PLANT DECLARED AN UNUSUAL EVENT AT 1150 EST DUE TO AN INADVERTENT CARBON     |
| DIOXIDE DISCHARGE                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| An inadvertent (personnel error) discharge in a localized area (switchgear   |
| room) of the reactor building occurred. The CO-2 discharge has been stopped, |
| area ventilation is in progress, and all personnel were evacuated and        |
| accounted for.  The Nine Mile Point 2 Fire Department was activated to help  |
| with this problem and is still in the area until the area is ventilated.     |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified along with the State and local       |
| Government and other agencies.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 12/21/00 @ 1646 BY LANGE TO GOULD * * *                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NOUE was terminated at 1639 following thorough air sampling of the       |
| affected areas to check the oxygen levels.  The oxygen levels checked good   |
| and the NOUE was terminated.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified along with the State, local and      |
| other Government agencies.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The HOO notified FEMA(Cegielski), EO(Marsh), RDO(Dimitriadis), IRO(Congel)   |
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