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Event Notification Report for February 22, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/21/2001 - 02/22/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37768  37769  37770  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37768       |
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| FACILITY: KEWAUNEE                 REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/21/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:34[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROY SCOTT                    |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/21/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MARK RING            R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*UNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED COND OP     |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
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| DISCOVERY OF 2 FIRE DOORS THAT MAY NOT MEET APPENDIX R REQUIREMENTS          |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee discovered that two Appendix R Barrier Doors may not have       |
| automatically closed when required.  The doors are normally open doors,      |
| designed to close automatically when a single temperature sensitive fusible  |
| link melts.  Contrary to the design it was discovered that the installation  |
| of the doors and associated fusible links may prevent the doors from         |
| closing.  In one scenario it would require two fusible links to melt to get  |
| the door closure.  This condition existed due to Kewaunee's failure to       |
| properly install the actuation equipment.                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Prior to the discovery, the doors have been closed as part of efforts        |
| involving a previous door failure (Event #37668 and LER 2001-01-00).         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee will keep the doors administratively closed until the problems  |
| are corrected.                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37769       |
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| FACILITY: FITZPATRICK              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/21/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NY |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOB STEIGERWALD              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/21/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GLENN MEYER          R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |ELINOR ADENSAM       NRR     |
|*UNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED COND OP     |                             |
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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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| DISCOVERY OF A HATCH PLUGGED THAT SHOULD NOT BE PLUGGED                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee was conducting an engineering review of HELB analysis in the    |
| reactor building which revealed the fact that a hatch was plugged that       |
| should not be plugged per the analysis.  The plug is thought to have been in |
| place since about 1983. This questions operability of various safety related |
| power supplies.  This discovery puts the plant into a 24 hour plant shutdown |
| technical specification.  The licensee expects to fix the problem prior to   |
| the 24 hour clock time limit.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37770       |
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| FACILITY: SAN ONOFRE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/21/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] [3]               STATE:  CA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:59[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] CE,[3] CE             |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:00[PST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ANDY BOLYEN                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/21/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LINDA SMITH          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*PRE 50.72(b)(2)(xi)     OFFSITE NOTIFICATION   |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Decommissioned   |0        Decommissioned   |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|3     N          N       0        Hot Standby      |0        Hot Standby      |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO DISCOVERY OF DEAD BROWN PELICAN                  |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee made a call to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Agency at 1300 PST   |
| to notify them of a dead brown pelican found within the protected area.  The |
| pelican was found at 0800 PST and identified it as a brown pelican,          |
| protected by the Endangered Species Act, at 1200 PST.                        |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee intends to notify the NRC Resident Inspector.                   |
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