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Event Notification Report for January 26, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           01/25/2001 - 01/26/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37680  37684  37685  37686  37687  37688  37689  37690  37691  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37680       |
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| FACILITY: QUAD CITIES              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/23/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3                    |EVENT DATE:        01/23/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:09[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE MacLENNAN               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*IND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION SYSTEM DECLARED INOP ON LOW FLOW          |
|                                                                              |
| "On January 23, 2001, while performing the Control Room Emergency Filtration |
| System (CREVS) monthly surveillance, the system flow was found to be 1741    |
| SCFM [standard cubic feet per minute].  The required Technical Specification |
| flow is 2000 SCFM +/- 10%.                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| "The CREVS system was declared inoperable per Technical Specification 3.8.D  |
| and both Units entered a 7 day shutdown LCO.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "This is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).           |
|                                                                              |
| "The initial flow measured was 1741 SCFM.  Approximately 15 minutes later    |
| the flow was measured to be within Technical Specification limits.  The      |
| station is continuing an evaluation of this issue."                          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * RETRACTION ON 01/25/01 AT 1107 ET BY D. NOHR TAKEN BY MACKINNON * * *    |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has completed their evaluation and has determined that the      |
| CREVS was always capable of performing its intended function in response to  |
| a LOCA.  Therefore the licensee is retracting this event.  R2DO (Jim Creed)  |
| notified.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this retraction by the licensee.  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37684       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:53[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        01/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:47[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  M ADRAMSKI                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |STEVEN DENNIS        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*INB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |
|*IND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(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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| HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION (HPCI) DECLARED INOPERABLE.                  |
|                                                                              |
| At 0247 ET on 01/25/01, the flow transmitter controller for HPCI system      |
| spiked from zero to approximately 1500 gpm.  The HPCI system was in standby  |
| lineup at the time.  The flow indication has been slowly drifting down.      |
|                                                                              |
| A similar event occurred on 01/23/01 at 0725ET.  HPCI was declared           |
| inoperable.  The flow transmitter, 23FT-82, and flow switch, 23FS-78, were   |
| vented and a small amount of air was noted.  The flow indication returned to |
| zero (normal standby indication).  After a HPCI operability surveillance     |
| test, HPCI was declared operable at 1332 ET on 01/24/01.                     |
|                                                                              |
| After the second flow indication perturbation on 01/25/01, HPCI was again    |
| declared inoperable with an LCO start date of 01/23/01 at 0725 ET (7 days to |
| returned HPCI to operable status).  The cause of this condition is still     |
| under investigation.  All other systems are operable.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37685       |
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| REP ORG:  SKW-MBT SERVICES, INC.               |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SKW-MBT SERVICES, INC.               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:48[EST]|
|    CITY:  CLEVELAND                REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        01/18/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|                                                |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+STEVEN DENNIS        R1      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ALICE MCFARLAND              |VERN HODGE           NRR     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| POSSIBLE NONCONFORMANCE RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF EMBECO 636 (CMTR)      |
| GROUT.                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| SKW-MBT Management, Inc. supplied Embeco 636 (CMTR) Grout, as a nuclear      |
| safety-related product, to six customers since June 1999.  This product may  |
| have been  purchased through either ChemRex, Inc. or Master Builders, Inc;   |
| both of these companies are part of SKW-MBT Management Inc.                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Recently, to ensure continued quality of the products that ChemRex and      |
| SKW-MBT provide, samples of our stock of Embeco 636( CMTR)  Grout that were  |
| late in shelf life were submitted to re-analysis by our Quality Control (QC) |
| Department.  Based upon the results of the analysis of some of the samples,  |
| we want to inform you of a possible shelf life issue that may exist for      |
| specific lot(s) under certain conditions.  During the course of preparation  |
| for application, Embeco 636 (CMTR) Grout, lot number M4-73733PO, if mixed to |
| a fluid consistency may possibly segregate.                                  |
|                                                                              |
| "Based on our review and in accordance with the requirements and operating   |
| procedures of the SKW-MBT Quality Assurance Program, we are notifying        |
| nuclear facilities that have ordered Embeco 636 (CMTR) since June 1999 of    |
| this situation described above"                                              |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Customers:  Davis Besse Power Station, Peach Bottom Power Plant, Limerick    |
| Generating Station, Robinson Plant, Cook Nuclear Plant (both units),  and    |
| Beaver Valley Power Station.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC Operation Center for licensee contact information)             |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37686       |
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| REP ORG:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|LICENSEE:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:23[EST]|
|    CITY:  MILLS                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/24/2001|
|  COUNTY:  NATRONA                   STATE:  WY |EVENT TIME:        10:00[MST]|
|LICENSE#:  SUA-1341              AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |M. LAYTON/MINING XPT NMSS    |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
+------------------------------------------------+FRED BROWN, EO       NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN VASELIN                 |JOE STAMBAUGH        DOE     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                |PINKNEY, NRC #554745 EPA     |
+------------------------------------------------+ROBERT CONLEY        USDA    |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NMIN                     MINING EVENT           |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| GROUNDWATER RESTORATION SPILL INTO AN ONSITE DRY DRAW IN JOHNSON COUNTY,     |
| WYOMING (48-hour report in accordance with the license)                      |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "Reported Event - A groundwater restoration spill was discovered on          |
| 01-24-01, which was estimated at 13,392 gallons.  License Section 12.4       |
| states that the 'NRC staff considers any spill of 10,000 gallons or more to  |
| be significant from an operations standpoint, regardless of the chemical and |
| radioactive characteristics of the spill.'  Therefore, the NRC [Operations]  |
| Center is notified as instructed by this license section.  Note that the     |
| Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality was also notified."              |
|                                                                              |
| "Spill Date, Time, and Gallons - January 23 (10:00 [MST]) to January 24,     |
| 2001 (10:00 [MST]), estimated at 13,392 gallons"                             |
|                                                                              |
| "Spill Location - Irigaray Project, Unit 9, Well HP-63, NW, NW, S16, T45N,   |
| R77W, Johnson County, WY.  The spill entered a dry draw where it was         |
| contained and didn't enter any surface water or leave the NRC permit area."  |
|                                                                              |
| "Spill Cause - The spill resulted from human error when the pump in          |
| restoration well LP-63 was inadvertently energized and allowed to pump       |
| groundwater onto the surface."                                               |
|                                                                              |
| "Spill Source and Analysis - The spill consisted of groundwater from a       |
| wellfield which had completed the final phase of restoration.  The spill     |
| contained only 3.1 mg/I uranium as U."                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "Health or Environmental Hazards, and Corrective Actions - No recovery of    |
| the spill was conducted since the groundwater was from a wellfield which had |
| completed the final phase of restoration and is considered clean.  The       |
| nearest community is Linch, Wyoming, approximately 21 miles to the SSE.  No  |
| health or environmental hazards are anticipated."                            |
|                                                                              |
| "Written Notification - A written notification will be submitted to NRC Fuel |
| Cycle Licensing Branch Chief within 7 days."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that the water was considered to be clean and that this  |
| event was reported because of the quantity of water involved in the spill.   |
| The licensee also stated that drinking water standards for uranium content   |
| are 5 mg/l and the spill contained only 3.1 mg/I uranium as U.  In addition, |
| the licensee reported that a Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality     |
| representative was onsite when the spill occurred and that the State         |
| representative did not have any problem with the spill.                      |
|                                                                              |
| It was determined that there was no adverse impact to the public or the      |
| environment.                                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| (Call the NRC Operations Center for licensee contact information.)           |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37687       |
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| REP ORG:  US AIR FORCE                         |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|LICENSEE:  US AIR FORCE                         |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EST]|
|    CITY:  HICKAM AFB               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/23/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  HI |EVENT TIME:        00:00[HST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH GIITTER       IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  PUGH                         |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|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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| NUCLEAR MATERIAL WAS DISCOVERED IN A TRASH TRUCK MAKING A DELIVERY TO A      |
| TRASH YARD                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| A trash truck hauling trash from Hickam AFB to the Hawaii Electric Company's |
| trash yard set off the portal monitor upon entry into the yard.  The driver  |
| immediately returned to Hickam AFB where he had picked up the trash load.  A |
| Major from the Trippler Medical Center was dispatched to Hickam AFB and      |
| surveyed the material and determined that it was 1 millicurie of  I-131      |
| which could be a radiopharmaceutical.  The truck was secured and surveyed    |
| and measured 18 mr/hr at the back truck surface and 1 mr/hr at one meter     |
| from the truck.  It was determined that the material was picked up with a    |
| load of trash from the Billeting Office on Base and it appears was probably  |
| bodily excretions from an individual housed at the billets who recently had  |
| been treated with radiopharmaceuticals.  There is no way to determine the    |
| individual or where the treatment was administered.  The material will be    |
| transferred to the Trippler Medical Center where it will be held for 3       |
| months for decay.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| ***** UPDATE AT 2112 ON 01/25/01 FROM ARTHUR MORTON TO LEIGH TROCINE *****   |
|                                                                              |
| Arthur Morton of Trippler Army Medical Center called to NRC Operations       |
| Center to ask a question.  The NRC operations officer notified R3DO (Creed)  |
| that the Army was also participating in corrective actions for this event.   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37688       |
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| FACILITY: SAINT LUCIE              REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:02[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE                        |EVENT DATE:        01/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:00[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM TOTTON                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION REGARDING A STRANDED SEA TURTLE                         |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1500 on 01/25/01, notification of a sea turtle stranding was made to the |
| Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  [The sea] turtle has     |
| minor injuries and require[s] rehabilitation and transport to [the] Florida  |
| Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Notification [to the NRC was]    |
| made due to notification of other government agencies."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37689       |
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| FACILITY: COMANCHE PEAK            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        07:00[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVEN SEWELL                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|HFIT 26.73               FITNESS FOR DUTY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |86       Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT REGARDING A CONTRACT SUPERVISOR WHO TESTED POSITIVE  |
| FOR ALCOHOL DURING A RANDOM TEST                                             |
|                                                                              |
| At 0700 CST on 01/25/01, the licensee received confirmatory results          |
| indicating that a contract employee supervisor tested positive for alcohol   |
| during a random test.  The individual's access has been pulled, and a review |
| of the individual's work has been performed.  (Contact the NRC operations    |
| officer for additional details.)                                             |
|                                                                              |
| HOO NOTE:  The licensee stated that the load reduction on Unit 1 (100% power |
| to 86% power) was not related to this event notification.  (Contact the NRC  |
| operations officer for additional details.)                                  |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37690       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:10[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        01/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:53[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE CHRISTIAN              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JAMES CREED          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*SHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|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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| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO A SNUBBER ISSUE             |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "A review of compliance with Plant Technical Specifications relative to      |
| safety-related snubber operability requirements has revealed that certain    |
| elements of the inservice inspection and testing program were not satisfied. |
| The discovery and resultant evaluation has also determined that the 72-hour  |
| LCO applicable to snubbers has elapsed.  An engineering evaluation to        |
| support an operability determination of these snubbers is in progress.  In   |
| the interim the plant has defaulted to the most restrictive LCO associated   |
| with the subject equipment and has commenced an orderly shutdown."           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37691       |
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| FACILITY: TURKEY POINT             REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/25/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [4] []                 STATE:  FL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:03[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        01/25/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:51[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS S. WACH               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/25/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |KERRY LANDIS         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*RPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|4     M/R        Y       50       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO TWO DROPPED RODS IN DIFFERENT BANKS               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
|                                                                              |
| "While conducting a plant shutdown due to a dropped rod in shutdown bank 'B' |
| (H-6), another rod in control bank 'D' (H-10) dropped.  In accordance with   |
| [procedure] 4-ONOP-028.3, 'Dropped RCC,' with two dropped rods in different  |
| banks the reactor was manually tripped and [procedure] 4-EOP-E-0 was         |
| entered.  All equipment operated as expected, and [the] plant is stable in   |
| Mode 3.  [An] investigation is in progress to determine [the] reason for     |
| [the] dropped rods."                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee stated that all rods fully inserted.  Auxiliary feedwater       |
| automatically started as expected and has since been secured.  Normal        |
| feedwater is currently being utilized to supply water to the steam           |
| generators, and the main condenser is available as the heat sink for         |
| secondary steam.  Normal charging, makeup, and letdown are being utilized    |
| for primary system inventory control.  Pressurizer heaters and sprays are    |
| being utilized for primary system pressure control, and the reactor coolant  |
| pumps are being utilized for primary system transport control.  Offsite      |
| power is available.  There were no emergency core cooling system actuations, |
| and none were required.                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee plans to notify the NRC resident inspector.                     |
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