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Event Notification Report for February 6, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/05/2001 - 02/06/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37710  37716  37717  37718  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37710       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:13[EST]|
|    CITY:  ROCK ISLAND              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        12/03/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|                                                |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
+------------------------------------------------+BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF HAVENNER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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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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| MISSING M67 MORTAR SIGHT DEVICE                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee reported that an M67 Mortar Sight Device was lost in December   |
| 2000 at Ft. Polk, LA during a training exercise for the 2nd Armored Cavalry. |
| The device contains multiple tritium sources with an aggregate activity of   |
| 5.8 Curies.  The licensee does not believe the device was inadvertently sent |
| to the landfill, however, there are no specific plans to attempt recovery.   |
| The training area is restricted and inaccessible to the general public.      |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1059 2/5/2001 FROM HAVENNER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *             |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee called to clarify the initial report. Personnel at Ft. Polk are |
| currently attempting to determine how the assigned unit lost track of the    |
| source and locate it. Notified R3DO (Clayton).                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37716       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 05:02[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        03:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVEN KASPAR                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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       9        Power Operation  |9        Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 10 CFR 73.71(b) SECURITY REPORT                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Safeguards system degradation related to detection/monitoring. Immediate     |
| compensatory measures taken upon discovery. Contact the NRC Operations       |
| Center for additional details.                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be informed of this event by the licensee.   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37717       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] [3]                STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:16[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        17:25[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAY MARTIN                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/05/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|DDDD 73.71               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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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  |
|3     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM DEGRADATION RELATED TO MONITORING AREA BOUNDARY.           |
| IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN UPON DISCOVERY.  THE LICENSEE INFORMED |
| STATE/LOCAL AGENCIES AND WILL INFORM THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37718       |
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| FACILITY: LIMERICK                 REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/05/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:55[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:07[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREG SOSSON                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/06/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*COM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
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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       95       Power Operation  |95       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| MAJOR LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIREN CAPABILITY DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS   |
|                                                                              |
| "On February 4, 2001 at 1807 it was determined that 24 of 44 Emergency       |
| Sirens in the southern Chester County area were inoperable due to the storm  |
| passing through the area.  Power was lost to these sirens.  This constitutes |
| approximately 55% of the sirens in a localized area.                         |
|                                                                              |
| "There are currently a total of 34 of 165 sirens inoperable in the EPZ due   |
| to the storm or approximately 21%.  Power restoration to the area is in      |
| progress. Estimated time to restore all the sirens is not known at this      |
| time.                                                                        |
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| "Current Siren Status                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Berks County                1 Inoperable                                     |
| Montgomery County   7 Inoperable                                             |
| Chester County          26 Inoperable                                        |
|                                                                              |
| There are 165 Sirens total in the EPZ."                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will inform the NRC resident inspector.                         |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0133 2/6/2001 FROM SOSSON TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| "As of 00:08 on 2/6/01, the following conditions exist for inoperable        |
| Emergency Sirens in the Limerick EPZ:                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Berks County                 None Inoperable                                 |
| Montgomery County    4 Inoperable                                            |
| Chester County            13 Inoperable                                      |
|                                                                              |
| There are currently 17 out of 165 sirens inoperable, or 10.3%. This          |
| represents an improvement from 34 inoperable."                               |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be informed. Notified R1DO (Bellamy).        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0549 2/6/2001 FROM SOSSON TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| "As of 05:12 on 2/6/01, the following conditions exist for inoperable        |
| Emergency Sirens in the Limerick EPZ:                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Berks County                 None Inoperable                                 |
| Montgomery County    4 Inoperable                                            |
| Chester County              3 Inoperable                                     |
|                                                                              |
| There are currently 7 out of 165 sirens inoperable, or 4.2%."                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector will be informed. Notified R1DO (Bellamy).        |
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