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Event Notification Report for March 5, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/02/2001 - 03/05/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37798  37799  37800  37801  37802  37803  37804  37805  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37798       |
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| FACILITY: SUSQUEHANNA              REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  PA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 06:51[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        01:15[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BOESCH                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| BOTH PRIMARY CONTAINMENT HYDROGEN RECOMBINERS WERE DECLARED INOPERABLE.      |
|                                                                              |
| During operation of Unit 2 at 100% power, it has been determined that both   |
| Primary Containment Hydrogen Recombiners for the Suppression Pool Chamber    |
| are inoperable.  The 'A' recombiner had previously been removed from service |
| for maintenance activities, when the station's 'B' Emergency Diesel          |
| Generator was declared inoperable after the main control room received an    |
| unexpected trip alarm on the diesel.  The diesel failure is not reportable   |
| due to three diesels remaining operable.  However, Technical Specifications  |
| require that the 'B' recombiner be declared inoperable if the 'A' recombiner |
| is inoperable.  This failure requires a 8-hr ENS Notification under          |
| 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), loss of a safety function to mitigate the            |
| consequences of an accident.  The 'B' Emergency Diesel was declared          |
| inoperable due to a failed relay.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Technical Specification 3.8.1, condition 'B,' required action b.2, states,   |
| "Declare the required feature supported by the inoperable diesel generator   |
| inoperable when the redundant required features are inoperable also."        |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37799       |
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| FACILITY: PILGRIM                  REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 10:10[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        05:30[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KENNEDY                      |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|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  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| PLANT DECLARED RCIC INOPERABLE.                                              |
|                                                                              |
| During a panel walkdown, it was discovered that the RCIC flow controller     |
| setpoint pointer was indicating erratically.  Therefore, the flow controller |
| was declared inoperable resulting in RCIC being declared inoperable.         |
| Troubleshooting is currently being performed on the controller.  This        |
| condition put the plant in a 14-day LCO action statement.                    |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector will be notified.                                 |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37800       |
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| REP ORG:  NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  DELTA GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANTS, INC. |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:30[EST]|
|    CITY:  LAS VEGAS                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:  CLARK                     STATE:  NV |EVENT TIME:             [PST]|
|LICENSE#:  UT 18000038           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |FRITZ STURZ          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STAN MARSHALL (VIA FAX)      |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:                                |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE                      |
|                                                                              |
| Between 2300 PST on 3/1/01 and 0700 PST on 3/2/01, a  Troxler Model 3430     |
| gauge, S/N 25510, was stolen out of a Delta Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.   |
| pickup truck in Las Vegas, NV.  The licensee confirmed that the gauge was    |
| chained to the truck bed.  The Las Vegas Metro Police were informed.  Delta  |
| Geotechnical Consultants, Inc. is a Utah based corporation operating in      |
| Nevada under reciprocity of the Utah Rad. Material License.  This is NV      |
| Event Report ID No. NV 01-001.                                               |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37801       |
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| REP ORG:  CROW BUTTE RESOURCES                 |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  CROW BUTTE RESOURCES                 |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:06[EST]|
|    CITY:  CRAWFORD                 REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NE |EVENT TIME:        13:00[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  SUA-1534              AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+BOB PIERSON (EMAIL)  NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MIKE GRIFFIN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NMIN                     MINING EVENT           |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| MONITOR WELL IN EXCURSION STATUS                                             |
|                                                                              |
| Crow Butte Resources shallow monitor well #SM6-13 in uranium solution mine   |
| unit #6 in Crawford, NE, was placed in excursion status due to sulfates      |
| concentration measuring 26 mg/l exceeding the UCL (Upper Control Limit) of   |
| 21 mg/l and the multiple chloride concentration measuring 9.1 mg/l exceeding |
| the UCL of 8 mg/l.  The licensee believes these are normal variations. A     |
| license amendment has been approved which would exclude reporting of normal  |
| variations.  However, since the NE UIC (Underground Injection Control)       |
| permit has not been modified, the licensee informed the NE DEQ (Department   |
| of Environmental Quality) Onsite Representative and will inform the NRC      |
| Project Manager.                                                             |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37802       |
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| REP ORG:  KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|LICENSEE:  HUTCHINSON HOSPITAL CORPORATION      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:45[EST]|
|    CITY:  HUTCHINSON               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/02/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  KS |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  19-B081-01            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|                                                |JOSEPH HOLONICH      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES HARRIS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE                      |
|                                                                              |
| The Kansas Department of Health and Environment was notified by Hutchinson   |
| Hospital Corporation that a Cardiologist may have received an overexposure.  |
| The source and extent of the potential overexposure are under investigation. |
| This is Kansas Case Number KS010006.  This report will be updated when more  |
| details are available.                                                       |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   37803       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/02/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:58[EST]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        03/01/2001|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        22:17[EST]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/02/2001|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |ANTON VEGEL          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |JOSEPH HOLONICH      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEITH VANDERPOOL             |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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| NON-CFR REPORT INVOLVING A VALID ACTUATION OF A "Q" QUALITY CLASS SAFETY     |
| SYSTEM                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "On 3/1/01 at 2217 hours, Facility Operations Personnel received an alarm    |
| indicating that Cascade Automatic Data Processing (CADP) smoke head          |
| 'SXE-2783', located inside the housing near the LAW (low assay withdrawal)   |
| compressor 'AB', had actuated. Operations Personnel were taking actions to   |
| secure the LAW Station at the time of this actuation. Operations Personnel   |
| responded immediately to investigate the cause for the alarm. Upon arrival,  |
| no source for the alarm could be identified[.  The] smoke head reset at 2226 |
| hours. The PSS (plant shift superintendent) requested a firing plot for all  |
| smokeheads in the immediate area be printed for this time frame. The firing  |
| plots indicate that five (5) smokeheads did recognize activity however, the  |
| activity was minimal and did not actuate any other smoke heads. The PSS      |
| notified the Facility Operations Personnel of his findings and requested     |
| they have the housing panels removed for internal investigation to identify  |
| any evidence of out gassing. Upon completion of this investigation, it was   |
| identified that a minor out gassing had occurred. With this information this |
| event is reportable due to the valid actuation of a 'Q' Quality Class Safety |
| System."                                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| Operations personnel informed the NRC resident inspector.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37804       |
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| FACILITY: SUMMER                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/03/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 03:37[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP                           |EVENT DATE:        03/03/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:50[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN GOLDSTON                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/03/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |STEPHEN CAHILL       R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*SHU 50.72(b)(2)(i)      PLANT S/D REQD BY TS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       12       Power Operation  |11       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO FAILURE OF TWO FEEDWATER    |
| FLOW CHANNELS TO RESPOND DURING A PLANT STARTUP                              |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile and E-mail received from the  |
| licensee:                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "While performing a plant startup two channels of feedwater flow on [the] B  |
| Main Feed line failed to respond.  Investigation showed that both            |
| transmitter's output was too low to support operability.  These transmitters |
| provide the feed flow signal that, in conjunction with low steam generator   |
| water level, provide a reactor trip.  At 0225, [Technical Specification]     |
| 3.0.3 was entered, and power was reduced at 0250 to a nominal 11%."          |
|                                                                              |
| "We expect to complete calibration/repairs on at least one of the            |
| transmitter loops prior to 0725.  If at least one transmitter loop is not    |
| repaired, we must be in Hot Shutdown by 0925."                               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37805       |
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| FACILITY: COOPER                   REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/03/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  NE |NOTIFICATION TIME: 18:48[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4                             |EVENT DATE:        03/03/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:28[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN MYERS                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/03/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |LINDA HOWELL         R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Hot Shutdown     |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| VARIOUS SAFETY SYSTEM ACTUATIONS DURING A PLANNED SHUTDOWN                   |
|                                                                              |
| "While performing a planned shutdown for maintenance, an automatic scram and |
| group isolations occurred due to low Reactor water level.                    |
|                                                                              |
| "The sequence of events was as follows: Initial manual scram was inserted at |
| 09:42 CST to complete the shutdown as part of the plant shutdown procedure.  |
| Following the initial manual scram, 'B' Reactor Feed Pump (RFP) tripped on   |
| high water level. 'A' RFP was previously secured as part of the shutdown     |
| procedure. For undetermined reasons, 'B' RFP was unable to be returned to    |
| service. An attempt was made to start the 'A' RFP but efforts were stopped   |
| due to high vibrations received on 'A' RFP. Reactor Core Isolation Cooling   |
| (RCIC) was manually started to provide make up to the RPV [Reactor Pressure  |
| Vessel]. The subsequent shrink due to the relatively cool water being added  |
| caused water level to lower to the low level scram set point (level 3), and  |
| at 10:28 CST an automatic scram initiated, together with Group 2 (Primary    |
| Containment), Group 3 (Reactor Water Cleanup) and Group 6 (Secondary         |
| Containment) isolations. The Scram and automatic isolations functioned as    |
| designed, except Group 3 had been previously actuated due to high            |
| Non-regenerative Heat Exchanger temperature while initiating blowdown to the |
| main condenser for level control. Level was restored to approximately 17     |
| inches above the low level scram set point and the scram was reset. RCIC     |
| flow was lowered in anticipation of swell due to heating, and level again    |
| lowered. A manual scram was inserted approximately 4 inches prior to the low |
| level scram set point. Level was recovered using RCIC, and, following        |
| resetting of the scram, water level was restored to the normal level, RCIC   |
| secured, and condensate system used to raise level to the shutdown level     |
| band. Level is presently being maintained using the condensate system.       |
|                                                                              |
| "Investigation is on-going for the cause of being unable to restore 'B' RFP  |
| to service following the high level trip, and the reason for the high        |
| temperature isolation of RWCU [Reactor Water Cleanup].                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."                           |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is making preparations to place the unit in cold shutdown in    |
| the next 2-4 hours.                                                          |
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