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Event Notification Report for July 17, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/16/2001 - 07/17/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38142  38143  38144  38145  38146  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38142       |
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| FACILITY: WATERFORD                REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/15/2001|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:32[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        07/15/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        21:58[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAY PELLEGRIN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          ALERT                 |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |TAD MARSH            NRR     |
|AAEC 50.72(a) (1) (i)    EMERGENCY DECLARED     |NADER MAMISH         IRO     |
|                                                |SAM COLLINS          NRR     |
|                                                |JIM MULLINS          EPA     |
|                                                |CANUPP               FEMA    |
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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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| ALERT DECLARED DUE TO TOXIC GAS RELEASE NEAR PLANT SITE                      |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee declared an Alert (EAL EP-4-010 "Toxic Chemical Contingency")   |
| due to an anhydrous ammonia release at the Occidental Chemical facility      |
| located near the site.  The licensee reported that no ammonia has been       |
| detected onsite; however, personnel sheltering has been implemented. The     |
| release is ongoing and the chemical facility cannot estimate when the        |
| release will be secured. The NRC entered Monitoring at 0012EDT on 7/16/01.   |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 0300EDT ON 7/16/01 FROM LICENSEE COMMUNICATOR TO S.SANDIN * *   |
| *                                                                            |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee terminated the Alert at 0200CDT after verifying that all        |
| exiting conditions were satisfied.  The licensee informed the NRC resident   |
| inspector and will inform state/local agencies.  The NRC exited Monitoring   |
| at 0315EDT on 7/16/01.  Notified FEMA(Canupp), DOE(Stambaugh),               |
| EPA-DOT(Loreck), USDA(Conley) and HHS-CDC(Cruz).                             |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38143       |
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| FACILITY: MCGUIRE                  REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NC |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:20[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        09:58[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL MASON                   |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ARPS 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B)  RPS ACTUATION - CRITICA|                             |
|AESF 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   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|                                                   |                          |
|2     A/R        Y       100      Power Operation  |0        Hot Standby      |
|                                                   |                          |
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| AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DURING MAINTENANCE                                    |
|                                                                              |
| "The channel 2 of the 2B streamline pressure was in test.  The channel 3 of  |
| the 2B streamline pressure was taken out of service (transmitter).  This     |
| resulted in meeting the logic for main streamline isolation (2/3).  This     |
| resulted in a reactor trip on overtemperature delta temperature.  Auxiliary  |
| feedwater autostarted due to decreasing steam generator water levels.  This  |
| event started as a result of preventative maintenance of steam generator     |
| pressure 2B channel 2."                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| All rods fully inserted.  Unit 2 is stable in mode 3 at 2235 psig and 556    |
| degrees F with decay heat removal bypassing the main streamline isolation    |
| valves to the main condenser.  Efforts are underway to restore main          |
| feedwater and secure the operating auxiliary feedwater pumps (both           |
| electrical and the turbine driven).  During the transient all three primary  |
| PORVs lifted and reseated while secondary safety valves also cycled.  There  |
| is no known primary-to-secondary tube leakage.  All emergency equipment is   |
| available, if needed.  The licensee informed the NRC resident inspector and  |
| does not plan a press release.                                               |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38144       |
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| FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:51[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        07/16/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        10:33[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DORMAN                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|ACOM 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)   LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE|                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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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       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| PLANT HAD A MAJOR LOSS OF OFFSITE PUBLIC ALERTING SIREN SYSTEM               |
|                                                                              |
| While performing the weekly siren test, 35 of 47 sirens failed to respond.   |
| The weekly test was performed at 1033 EDT.  Preliminary investigation        |
| suggests a problem with the sirens electronic memory chip.  Troubleshooting  |
| and repairs are in progress.                                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.                                |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38145       |
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| REP ORG:  NORTECH ENVIRONMENTAL                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  NORTECH ENVIRONMENTAL                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:36[EDT]|
|    CITY:  FAIRBANKS                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        07/16/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AK |EVENT TIME:        08:00[YDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID GRAVES         R4      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHEEK                        |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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| NORTECH ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTED THAT AN  X-RAY FLUORESCENCE DEVICE WAS STOLEN |
| FROM THEIR OFFICES                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The device was stolen sometime this past weekend, but was just discovered    |
| this morning at 0800 YDT to be missing.  The device was a Niton XL model 309 |
| serial #U1002 containing 14 millicuries of cadmium-109 (serial #NR0853).     |
| This device was a hand held device used to analyze for lead in paint.  The   |
| local police and Niton have been notified.  The State will be notified.      |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38146       |
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| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/16/2001|
|LICENSEE:  TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY           |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:57[EDT]|
|    CITY:  MUSCLE SHOALS            REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        07/13/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  AL |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  01-06113-04           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/16/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JAY HENSON           R2      |
|                                                |JOSEPHINE PICCONE    NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KNUETTEL / FLANIGAN          |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
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| THE LICENSEE REPORTED THE RELEASE OF CONTAMINATED MATERIAL                   |
|                                                                              |
| On 7/13/01 two 30 gallon trash cans containing expendable contaminated lab   |
| items such as pipette tips, gloves, empty bottles, beakers, etc. were        |
| emptied into a dumpster.  These items were at very low levels and had been   |
| collected in the two trash cans since January.  The typical analysis that is |
| done in the laboratory is on nuclear plant effluent samples from which these |
| items received their contamination.  Only the items used to handle the       |
| effluent sample material were discarded in the two trash cans.  The material |
| itself was not disposed in these trash cans.  The dumpster was taken to the  |
| Hillsboro landfill in Lawrence County, AL this morning.                      |
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