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Event Notification Report for February 12, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/09/2001 - 02/12/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37715  37730  37731  37732  37733  37734  37735  

!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37715       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/04/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:52[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/04/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:45[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE MEYER                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*IND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       80       Power Operation  |80       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| DISCOVERY OF VALVE CLOSED THAT COULD AFFECT ACCIDENT MITIGATION              |
|                                                                              |
| "While performing troubleshooting operation on the Unit 1 Crossover Steam    |
| Dump System an Instrument Air Valve was discovered to be closed, when it     |
| should have been open.  This closed valve (IA-1553) isolates Instrument Air  |
| to the Crossover Steam Dump Valves rendering the system inoperable.  This    |
| system is required to be operable by the FSAR Appendix T and Power must be   |
| <437 MWe if the system is inop.  At the time of discovery power was <437     |
| MWe, however initial investigation leads to the conclusion that this valve   |
| has probably been closed since October, 2000.  Since Crossover Steam Dumps   |
| provide protection for a Turbine Overspeed Accident and is part of the PBNP  |
| Design Basis it was conservatively decided to make this 8-hour report.  Unit |
| 1 will remain < 437 MWe until the system is fully restored and tested.  An   |
| investigation is continuing."                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 2/9/01 @ 1630 BY ADAMS TO GOULD * * * RETRACTION             |
|                                                                              |
| This event reported that the cross over steam dump system was discovered to  |
| be inoperable because of a mis-positioned instrument air valve. This was     |
| reported as a condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety    |
| function for a SSC [structure, system, and component] needed to mitigate the |
| consequences of an accident.  Upon closer evaluation of the condition and    |
| examination of the applicable licensing bases, they have determined that     |
| this condition is not reportable for the following reasons:                  |
|                                                                              |
| 1. The cross over steam dump system is not a TS controlled system. The       |
| turbine overspeed protection system TS LCOs and surveillances were removed   |
| from the TS by License Amendments 176 and 180 on August 6,1997.              |
|                                                                              |
| 2. NUREG 1022, Rev 2, Page 54, clarifies that the systems included in the    |
| scope of criteria for 50.73(a)(2)(v) are those systems,  required by the TS  |
| to be operable to perform one of the four functions specified in the rule.   |
| As noted in item 1, the cross over steam dump system is not in the TS.       |
|                                                                              |
| 3.  A review of the accident analysis in FSAR Section 14.1.12 established    |
| that there is no mention of the cross over steam dump system for mitigation  |
| of this accident.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Therefore, the Licensee is retracting this event.                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The Reg 3 RDO(Clayton was notified)                                          |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37730       |
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| REP ORG:  NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|LICENSEE:  SYNCOR                               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:30[EST]|
|    CITY:  AINSWORTH                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/07/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        09:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  NE-02-37-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KEN BROCKMAN         R4      |
|                                                |PHILIP TING          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BRYAN MILLER                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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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 FROM NEBRASKA                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Received report from State of Nebraska in chronological or time line format. |
| Contents of report is summarized below:                                      |
|                                                                              |
| Silverhawk Aviation Aircraft carrying 3 boxes of radiopharmaceuticals        |
| crashed approximately 1 mile away from the Ainsworth Airport located in      |
| Nebraska.  The contents of the RAM packages were 18 unit does of             |
| Technetium-99m totaling 23.4 gigabecquerels.   State Highway Patrol has      |
| verified that 2 of the 3 RAM packages were unopened and that the third       |
| package was breached.  One package read 1 mrem/hr on contact (normal), the   |
| other unopened package read 100 mrem/hr at 1 meter, and that the third       |
| package was broken open in the plane and no unit doses were left in the      |
| package. Contamination on scene. Bryan Enterprises Mobile Nuclear Medicine   |
| Van was available to survey the area. Nebraska State Patrol was on scene.    |
| Responders at the scene were in full HAZMAT gear and are being monitored     |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37731       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:19[EST]|
|    CITY:                           REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        02/08/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |KEN BROCKMAN         R4      |
|                                                |DR. COOL             NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+BRENT CLAYTON        R3      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOYCE KUYKENDALL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|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 SOURCE AT FT. RILEY, KANSAS                                             |
|                                                                              |
| The U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds reported the loss of a chemical agent |
| detector, model number M43A1.  The detector contains 300 microcuries of      |
| Am-241.  The exact date, time and circumstances of the loss are not known.   |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37732       |
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| REP ORG:  COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH              |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|LICENSEE:  GROUND ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:39[EST]|
|    CITY:  AURORA                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/29/2000|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CO |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  586-01                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|                                                |PHILIP TING          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BONZER                       |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| UNATTENDED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE FOUND ON A CURB AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.   |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler Model 3440 series #29497 nuclear moisture density gauge belonging  |
| to Ground Engineering Consultants was found on the morning of 12/30/00 by    |
| the Aurora Police Department, who notified and requested the Fire Department |
| and the Colorado Dept of Health to respond to the site.  The gauge           |
| apparently had been left on the curb by a Ground Engineering employee who    |
| had unloaded it the night before from his truck near his apartment entrance  |
| prior to parking his vehicle in his parking space.  When he returned to his  |
| apartment he inadvertently left the gauge at the curb where the police       |
| discovered it the next morning.  That morning when the employee realized     |
| what was going on outside, he immediately went out to meet with the fire     |
| department and properly secured the gauge.                                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37733       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:13[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  OHRABLO                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SANBORN                 |
|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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOST/UNACCOUNTED FOR SECURITY WEAPON.  IMMEDIATE COMPENSATORY MEASURES TAKEN |
| UPON DISCOVERY.                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| CONTACT HOO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                       |
|                                                                              |
| THE RESIDENT INSPECTOR WILL  NOTIFIED                                        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37734       |
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| FACILITY: SOUTH TEXAS              REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/09/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:37[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/09/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KASPAR                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/09/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
|*COM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|TAD MARSH            NRR     |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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       48       Power Operation  |48       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| LOSS OF BOTH LONG DISTANCE COMMERCIAL AND ALL FTS COMMUNICATIONS.            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has lost all FTS communications and long distance commercial    |
| lines.  They have microwave capability via their Houston office for long     |
| distance and local service is still available from the site for contacting   |
| county officials.                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 2/9/01 @ 2156 BY BRINKLEY TO GOULD * * *                     |
|                                                                              |
| FTS Communication was restored at 2156 EST along with their commercial long  |
| distance.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| Reg 4 RDO(Sanborn) was informed.                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37735       |
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| REP ORG:  STANDARD TESTING AND ENGINEERING CO  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/11/2001|
|LICENSEE:  STANDARD TESTING AND ENGINEERING CO  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 19:11[EST]|
|    CITY:  DEL CITY                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        02/10/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OK |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  35-17054-01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/11/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |
|                                                |PHILIP TING          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  HURST                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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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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| STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| A Troxler 3430 serial #16299 was stolen out of the back of an employee's     |
| truck while it was parked at his house in Del City(a suburb of Oklahoma      |
| City).  The gauge, which contained 8 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries   |
| Am-241/Br, was triple locked in the back of the truck.  It was stolen on the |
| night of 2/10/01 or the morning of 2/11/01.  The local police were notified. |
| Troxler was notified and they will notify the state.                         |
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