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Event Notification Report for February 8, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/07/2001 - 02/08/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37716  37723  37724  37725  37726  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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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:  02/07/2001|
|  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.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * RETRACTION ON 02/07/01 AT 1132 ET BY GREG JANAK TAKEN BY MACKINNON* * *  |
|                                                                              |
| This event is being retracted because the individuals who entered the        |
| Protected Area were fully authorized and had completed the search process.   |
| The procedure was, however, violated.  This event is being made a loggable   |
| event only, Not Reportable.  R4DO (Sanborn) notified.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this retraction by the licensee.  |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37723       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S.  ARMY                           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/07/2001|
|LICENSEE:  U.S.  ARMY                           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:47[EST]|
|    CITY:  ABERDEEN                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        02/03/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  MD |EVENT TIME:        12:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  91-30563-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/07/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |RONALD BELLAMY       R1      |
|                                                |BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
+------------------------------------------------+BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TWO CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTORS AND ONE CHEMICAL MONITOR STOLEN.                |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Two M22GID3 Chemical Agent Detectors, and one Chemical Agent Monitor  where  |
| shipped in a connex container (closed secured container) by railway from Ft  |
| Campbell, KY to Ft Polk, LA. Upon arrival to Ft Polk it was discovered that  |
| the connex container had been broken into and the two M22GID3 Chemical Agent |
| Detectors and one Chemical Agent Monitor were missing.  Ft Polk military     |
| police are investigating this event.                                         |
| Each Chemical Agent  Detector contains 30mCi of Ni-63 and the Chemical Agent |
| Monitor contains 15mCi of Ni-63.                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37724       |
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| REP ORG:  SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/07/2001|
|LICENSEE:  B-D INCORPORATED                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:14[EST]|
|    CITY:  SUMTER                   REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        02/07/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  SC |EVENT TIME:        10:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  315                   AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/07/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KEN BARR             R2      |
|                                                |BRIAN SMITH          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAVID KING                   |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAD1 20.2202(a)(1)       PERS OVEREXPOSURE      |                             |
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| POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| B-D, Incorporated located in Sumter, South Carolina reported the following   |
| event to the State of South Carolina.                                        |
| B-D, Incorporated has a 2.3 million curie irradiator onsite.                 |
|                                                                              |
| On 02/02/01, B-D, Incorporated received from Landauer the radiation exposure |
| data on their film badges for the months of November through December, 2000. |
| The Radiation Safety Officer for B-D Incorporated did not review the film    |
| badge results until 02/05/01.  Upon reviewing the data, the RSO discovered   |
| that one of the film badges had been exposed beyond its limit (> 1000 Rad).  |
| The person whom the film badge had belonged to was administered a blood test |
| today, 02/07/01.                                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37725       |
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| REP ORG:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/07/2001|
|LICENSEE:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EST]|
|    CITY:  LINCH                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/05/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WY |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  SUA-1341              AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/07/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+DANIEL GILLEN        NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN VASELIN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NMIN                     MINING EVENT           |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| CONDITION OF LICENSE REPORT INVOLVING MINE IN EXCURSION STATUS               |
|                                                                              |
| "Notification of a Reportable Event per License Section 11.2                 |
|                                                                              |
| "Reported Event:                                                             |
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| A routine quarterly (every 3 months) water sample collected on February 5,   |
| 2001 from monitor well M2, exceeded 2 of its 3 upper control limits (UCLs).  |
| A confirmation sample was collected February 6, which also exceeded 2 UCLs.  |
| Monitor well M2 was then placed on excursion status as per license Section   |
| 11.2 and its sampling frequency increased to weekly. M2 is a perimeter ore   |
| zone monitor well located approximately 300 feet east of the restored        |
| Production Unit 2 boundary, at the Irigaray Mine, Johnson County Wyoming.    |
| The nearest community is Linch, Wyoming, approximately 23 miles to the       |
| southeast.                                                                   |
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| Analysis Data:                                                               |
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| Conductivity                                       Uranium                   |
| Date                                     Chloride mg/l     umhos/cm2         |
| Alkalinity mg/l       mg/I U3O8                                              |
| Sampled                            UCL 18.0               UCL 685            |
| UCL 131.1                no UCL                                              |
| 2-05-01                                19.5                         806      |
| 95.3                           <0.4                                          |
| 2-06-01                                20.5                         799      |
| 97.3                           <0.4                                          |
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| Health and Environmental Hazards:                                            |
|                                                                              |
| None                                                                         |
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| investigative Action:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Conduct further sampling to try to determine the extent and direction of the |
| excursion.                                                                   |
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| Written Notification:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| A written notification will be submitted to NRC Uranium Recovery Branch      |
| Chief within 7 days."                                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37726       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/07/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:15[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/07/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        18:29[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICK NANCE                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/07/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*RPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|*ESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     M/R        Y       10       Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
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| UNIT 2 MANUAL REACTOR TRIP FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF THE "A" REACTOR COOLANT     |
| PUMP DURING ELECTRICAL BUS REALIGNMENT                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "SOUTH TEXAS PROJECT ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION, UNIT 2, MAKES THE          |
| FOLLOWING REPORT PER 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B).                              |
|                                                                              |
| "AT 1829 ON 2/7/01, OPERATORS MANUALLY TRIPPED THE REACTOR FOLLOWING LOSS OF |
| POWER TO A REACTOR COOLANT PUMP DURING ELECTRICAL BUS REALIGNMENT.  PLANT    |
| DESIGN REQUIRES FOUR REACTOR COOLANT PUMPS RUNNING WHEN THE REACTOR IS       |
| CRITICAL.  THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP FOR A LOSS OF A SINGLE REACTOR |
| COOLANT PUMP BELOW 40% REACTOR POWER.                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "WE ALSO MAKE THE FOLLOWING REPORT PER 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).            |
|                                                                              |
| "DURING ELECTRICAL BUS REALIGNMENT, POWER WAS LOST TO TRAIN 'A' 4.16KV       |
| ENGINEERED SAFETY FEATURE BUS.  DIESEL GENERATOR 21 AUTOMATICALLY STARTED    |
| AND BEGAN SUPPLYING POWER TO THE BUS.  THE LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER SIGNAL      |
| RESULTED IN THE ACTUATION OF THE FOLLOWING TRAIN 'A' EQUIPMENT:  ESSENTIAL   |
| COOLING WATER, COMPONENT COOLING WATER, AUXILIARY FEEDWATER, ESSENTIAL       |
| CHILLED WATER, CONTROL ROOM HVAC AND FUEL HANDLING BUILDING HVAC.            |
|                                                                              |
| "ESSENTIAL CHILLER 22A STARTED ON THE LOSS OF POWER SIGNAL BUT WAS           |
| SUBSEQUENTLY DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO HIGH OIL TEMPERATURE."               |
|                                                                              |
| OPERATORS WERE ATTEMPTING TO TRANSFER POWER ON 13.8KV BUS "2F" WHEN THE      |
| SUPPLY BREAKER OPENED DUE TO OPERATOR ERROR.  ALL CONTROL RODS INSERTED      |
| FOLLOWING THE TRIP.  OFFSITE POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED TO THE "2F" BUS AND THE |
| DIESEL GENERATOR RETURNED TO STANDBY.  AN EVENT RESPONSE TEAM IS EVALUATING  |
| THE TRIP.  THE LICENSEE ANTICIPATES RESTORING THE "A" RCP IN APPROXIMATELY   |
| TWO HOURS.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| THE LICENSEE INFORMED THE NRC RESIDENT INSPECTOR.                            |
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