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Event Notification Report for June 12, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           06/11/2001 - 06/12/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38061  38062  38063  38064  38065  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38061       |
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| FACILITY: BYRON                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:44[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        04/19/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        23:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MARRI MARCHIONOA             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AINV 50.73(a)(1)         INVALID SPECIF SYSTEM A|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     N          N       0        Cold Shutdown    |0        Cold Shutdown    |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 60 DAY REPORT - INVALID ACTUATION OF THE AUXILIARY FEEDWATER SYSTEM          |
|                                                                              |
| "On April 19. 2001, at 2300, during restoration of an out of service which   |
| required relanding two leads at Solid State Protection System slave relay    |
| K620, one wire came off the screw as it was being relanded to slave relay    |
| K620 and made intermittent contact with terminal 8.  It was subsequently     |
| found the Unit 2 'A' Auxiliary Feedwater pump breaker closed but the pump    |
| did not start since the breaker was in the test position and steam generator |
| blowdown containment isolation valve 2SD002H was closed.  The Unit 2 'A'     |
| Auxiliary Feedwater pump and 2SD002H are both actuated by slave relay K633   |
| which is fed from the same master relay that feeds slave relay K620.  It     |
| could not be determined how slave relay K633 was actuated during this        |
| evolution. This is considered a partial train actuation.  Other slave relay  |
| components were properly removed from service or in a position such that     |
| their safety function had already been completed or were not expected to     |
| actuate due to the short duration of the signal.  Subsequent slave relay     |
| testing verified all slave relays and equipment circuits were operating      |
| properly.  The event was entered into the Corrective Action Process to       |
| initiate corrective actions."                                                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this 60 day report by the         |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38062       |
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| FACILITY: MILLSTONE                REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [] [3]                 STATE:  CT |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:34[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-3,[2] CE,[3] W-4-LP           |EVENT DATE:        06/11/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:26[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT SMITH                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |ANIELLO DELLA GRECA  R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
|3     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| FIRE IN AN OFFSITE SUBSTATION - LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED                 |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee requested offsite assistance from the Goshen Fire Department    |
| because of a fire outside the protected area.  The fire is in a substation   |
| near the fire training facility and has affected power to the Emergency      |
| Operations Facility (EOF). The EOF has an emergency diesel generator, but    |
| this tripped when it was brought on line.   Plant operations are not         |
| affected.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| The fire department is on scene and has not identified any flames, but smoke |
| is still coming from the substation, the substation is partially             |
| underground.  The licensee will notify the town of Waterford and the State   |
| of Connecticut.  The NRC resident has been notified.                         |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38063       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:04[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        06/11/2001|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        13:23[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2001|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |ROGER LANKSBURY      R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |FREDERICK BROWN      NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GARY SALYERS                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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| OFFSITE NOTIFICATION                                                         |
|                                                                              |
| "At 1323 hrs, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) was notified   |
| per Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-15-06(B) that an opacity exceedance  |
| had occurred at the X-600 Steam Plant. Details are provided below.           |
|                                                                              |
| "At approximately 0500 hrs, Utilities Operations personnel began shutting    |
| off the steam flow to the X-333 Process Building in preparation for          |
| maintenance and repair work on the steam lines. Total steam demand dropped   |
| to approximately 92,000 lb/hr (46,000 lb/hr for each of the two operating    |
| boilers). The boilers are difficult to control below approximately 50,000    |
| lb/hr. At approximately 0518 (based on six-minute increments), Boiler #1     |
| reached an opacity of 23% for 6 minutes, then dropped below 20%. At 0530, it |
| rose to 33% for 6 minutes. At 0542, it again rose to 33% for 6 minutes. At   |
| 0600, it rose initially to 23%, then to approximately 28%. The Boiler        |
| Operators started several steam turbines to increase the load above 50,000   |
| lb/hr each and regained control.                                             |
|                                                                              |
| "OAC 3745-17-07 limits the boilers to an opacity of 20% as a 6 minute        |
| average. One 6 minute average per 60 minute period may exceed 20% but may    |
| not exceed 60%. There were four six-minute readings between 20% and 60% in a |
| 60 minute period, therefore, this is reportable to the Ohio EPA. OAC         |
| 3745-15-06(B) requires an immediate report in the event that a malfunction   |
| causes the emission of contaminants in violation of any applicable law. By   |
| reporting such an incident in a timely manner, the incident is not           |
| considered a violation. Details of the incident will be included in the next |
| quarterly OEPA opacity report. Site management has taken action to prevent   |
| recurrence of any further opacity exceedances related to the above mentioned |
| maintenance evolution.                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "This is reportable as a 4 hr. Event due to notification to a government     |
| agency (OEPA) being made per Nuclear Regulatory Event Reporting Procedure    |
| UE2-RA-RE1030 Appendix D Criteria P. (Miscellaneous)."                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification.           |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38064       |
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| REP ORG:  ION BEAM APPLICATIONS                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2001|
|LICENSEE:  ION BEAM APPLICATIONS                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:48[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ROCKAWAY                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        06/11/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  NJ |EVENT TIME:        12:25[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  29-3030801            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |ANIELLO DELLA GRECA  R1      |
|                                                |FREDERICK BROWN      NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+JOSEPH HOLONICH      IRO     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STAN YAP                     |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|MAAA 36.83(a)(1)         UNSHIELD STUCK SOURCE  |                             |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| IRRADIATOR SOURCE RACK STUCK IN THE UNSHIELDED POSITION                      |
|                                                                              |
| While initiating a run, one of two source racks did not fully withdrawal.    |
| The system is designed to automatically lower the racks if the full out      |
| position is not reached within a set amount of time.  This occurred, but the |
| same rack that did not fully withdrawal would not insert.  The licensee      |
| noted the occurrence and attempted to raise the stuck rack a little, hoping  |
| to free it.   This worked and then the rack was fully inserted without       |
| incident.                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| Upon investigation it was discovered that there was a loose guide cable.     |
| This cable was tensioned and the rack was tested several times with no       |
| problems.   The irradiator was then returned to service.                     |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38065       |
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| FACILITY: CATAWBA                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/11/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  SC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:50[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        06/11/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        14:00[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KEVIN PHILLIPS               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/11/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  DOUG WEAVER                  +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRIAN BONSER         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|APRE 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          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       94       Power Operation  |94       Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| GRASS FIRE IN THE OWNER CONTROLLED AREA - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION               |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee called the Bethel Fire Department for help in extinguishing a   |
| grass fire on owner controlled property outside of the protected area.  No   |
| power lines were threatened.  The fire was put out in 34 minutes.            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee also notified the States of North and South Carolina, the       |
| Counties of York, Gaston and Mecklenburg as well as the NRC resident         |
| inspector.                                                                   |
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