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Event Notification Report for March 23, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/22/2001 - 03/23/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37824  37856  37857  37858  37859  37860  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37824       |
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| FACILITY: NORTH ANNA               REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/10/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 22:29[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        03/10/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        15:15[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES JOHNSTONE              |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |THOMAS DECKER        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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          Y       72       Power Operation  |71       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION (TS) SHUTDOWN                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "At time 2058 (EST) on 03/10/01, Unit 2 commenced a normal rampdown to cold  |
| shutdown for refueling.  The unit was in action statement that expires at    |
| 1515 on 03/11/01.  The action statement of TS 3.6.1.3.b had been entered at  |
| 1515 on 03/10/01 when 2-PT-62.1 failed.  This test was a routine pre-outage  |
| test on the containment equipment hatch personnel access air lock.  The unit |
| shutdown was planned for this date and time.  Repairs to the failed          |
| component will be made with unit in mode 5."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee thinks that the equipment hatch inner air lock door equalizing  |
| valve is leaking by.                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
|                                                                              |
| * * * RETRACTED AT 1301 EST ON 3/22/01 BY JIM CROSSMAN TO FANGIE JONES * * * |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee is retracting this event notification.  The original            |
| notification was conservatively made.  At the time the plant had planned to  |
| shutdown for a refueling outage and it was unknown at the time if repairs    |
| could have been made within the 24 hour time clock required by technical     |
| specifications.  The problem with the hatch turned out to be minor in nature |
| and easily corrected, thus the plant would not have been required to         |
| shutdown per the technical specifications.  The problem was excessive amount |
| of hardened grease applied to the seal surface.  The grease was removed and  |
| the air lock successfully passed leakage testing all within about one hour.  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.  The R2DO (Mark Lesser)    |
| was notified.                                                                |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37856       |
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| FACILITY: MONTICELLO               REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MN |NOTIFICATION TIME: 02:16[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3                             |EVENT DATE:        03/21/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:30[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DUSTIN WRIGHT                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*UNA 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)  UNANALYZED COND OP     |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| DRYWELL TO TORUS BYPASS LEAKAGE NOT REEVALUATED FOR POWER RERATE             |
|                                                                              |
| "An unanalyzed plant condition may exist due to Drywell to Torus bypass      |
| leakage as defined in Tech Spec Bases 3.7.A was not reevaluated for power    |
| rerate. The original evaluation determined that the maximum allowable        |
| leakage capacity was 0.12 square feet. When power rerate was being           |
| evaluated, General Electric assumed that Monticello was bound by a generic   |
| evaluation for the drywell to torus allowable capacity of an 0.01 square     |
| feet."                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Corrective action includes a reevaluation, as appropriate.  The licensee     |
| informed the NRC resident inspector.                                         |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   37857       |
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| REP ORG:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2001|
|LICENSEE:  U.S. ARMY                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:34[EST]|
|    CITY:  ROCK ISLAND              REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        02/21/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  IL |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  12-00722-06           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |GARY SHEAR           R3      |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
+------------------------------------------------+JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JEFF HAVENNER                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB2 20.2201(a)(1)(ii)   LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X    |                             |
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| MISSING M187 PANORAMIC TELESCOPE LEVEL DEVICE                                |
|                                                                              |
| A M187 panoramic telescope was found with a missing level vial, a sealed     |
| tritium source of 0.075 curies at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  The second    |
| level vial was broken and a wipe test indicated no contamination of the      |
| instrument.  A search was conducted of the reservation with negative         |
| results.  A written report will be made to NRC Region 3.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37858       |
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| FACILITY: HATCH                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:10[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4                    |EVENT DATE:        03/22/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:10[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GUY GRIFFIS                  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|*INB 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B)   POT RHR INOP           |                             |
|*IND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|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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| RCIC DECLARED INOPERABLE                                                     |
|                                                                              |
| During an investigation of a ground on Div I 125/250 volt D.C. bus, the      |
| source of the ground was determined to be 2E51-F008 primary containment      |
| isolation valve.  2E51-F008 is the outboard steam supply to reactor core     |
| isolation coolant (RCIC).  It was closed and de-energized.  2E51-F008        |
| closure rendered RCIC system inoperable.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.                            |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   37859       |
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| REP ORG:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2001|
|LICENSEE:  COGEMA MINING, INC.                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:54[EST]|
|    CITY:  LINCH                    REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        03/21/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WY |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|
|LICENSE#:  SUA-1341              AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOHN PELLET          R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+MICHAEL LAYTON       NMSS    |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JOHN VASELIN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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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               |
|                                                                              |
| The following is taken from a faxed report:                                  |
|                                                                              |
| Notification of a Reportable Event per License Section 11.2                  |
|                                                                              |
| Reported Event:                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| A routine monthly water sample collected on March 21, 2001 from monitor well |
| 5MW43, exceeded 2 of its 3 upper control limits (UCLs). A confirmation       |
| sample was collected March 22, which also exceeded 2 UCLs. Monitor well      |
| 5MW43 was then placed on excursion status as per license Section 11.2 and    |
| its sampling frequency increased to weekly. 5MW43 is a perimeter ore zone    |
| monitor well located approximately 300 feet south of the Mine Unit 5         |
| boundary at the Christensen Mine, Campbell County Wyoming. Note that Mine    |
| Unit 5 is currently in groundwater restoration and that the nearest          |
| community is Linch, Wyoming approximately 16 miles to the southeast.         |
|                                                                              |
| Analysis Data:                                                               |
|                                                                              |
| Conductivity                                                                 |
| Uranium                                                                      |
| Date                                  Chloride mg/l     umhos/cm2            |
| Alkalinity mg/I      mg/l U308                                               |
| Sampled                          UCL 22.7               UCL 1004         UCL |
| 134.3               no UCL                                                   |
| 3-21-01                                7.5                          1116     |
| 163.0                        <0.4                                            |
| 3-22-01                                7.4                          1133     |
| 169.0                        <0.4                                            |
|                                                                              |
| Health and Environmental Hazards:                                            |
|                                                                              |
| None                                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| Investigative Action:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| Collect additional samples from this well to further evaluate the water      |
| quality. Since the chloride concentration remains near its baseline level,   |
| it is felt that this is not an actual excursion from the Mine Unit.          |
|                                                                              |
| Written Notification:                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| A written notification with further information will be submitted to NRC     |
| Fuel Cycle Licensing Branch Chief within 7 days.                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37860       |
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| FACILITY: PALO VERDE               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/22/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  AZ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:06[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] CE,[2] CE,[3] CE                 |EVENT DATE:        03/22/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:43[MST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RUSSELL STROUD               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/22/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |JOHN PELLET          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       97       Power Operation  |97       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| SECURITY REPORT                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Unescorted access was granted inappropriately.  Immediate compensatory       |
| measures were taken upon discovery.  (Contact the NRC operations center for  |
| additional details.)  The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.      |
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