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Event Notification Report for July 31, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           07/30/2001 - 07/31/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38176  38177  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38176       |
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| FACILITY: GRAND GULF               REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/30/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  MS |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:33[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        07/30/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        11:10[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ERNEST MATHES                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/30/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |CHUCK CAIN           R4      |
|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  |
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| NOTIFICATION OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DUE TO A     |
| CHEMICAL SPILL.                                                              |
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| Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality was notified of a minor      |
| chemical spill, fire fighting foam, on site that entered the storm drain     |
| system.  The source of the spill is isolated.  The spill is contained and    |
| all effects are expected to remain on site.  The licensee continues to       |
| monitor the situation.                                                       |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.       |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   38177       |
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| FACILITY: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/30/2001|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:52[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: LEU CONVERSION (UF6 to UO2)          |EVENT DATE:        07/29/2001|
|           COMMERCIAL LWR FUEL                  |EVENT TIME:        14:45[EDT]|
|                                                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/30/2001|
|    CITY:  COLUMBIA                 REGION:  2  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  RICHLAND                  STATE:  SC |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  SNM-1107              AGREEMENT:  Y  |MALCOLM WIDMANN      R2      |
|  DOCKET:  07001151                             |E. WILLIAM BRACH     NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+R.  WARREN, NMSS     IAT     |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM HEATH                    |DICK WESSMAN         IRO     |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|KSNM 70.52(a)            LOSS OF SNM/CRIT       |                             |
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| ONE SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTAINER UNEXPECTEDLY RETURNED TO BWXT.        |
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| Westinghouse Electric Company received a telephone call from BWXT stating    |
| they had received one 3-gallon container of uranyl nitrate crystals from     |
| Westinghouse in a SNM shipping container labeled as empty.                   |
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| This container was originally shipped from BWXT to Westinghouse on 07/17/01  |
| for processing and was documented by a 741 form.  Ninety-six containers were |
| indicated on the 741, but one was inadvertently left in the outer shipping   |
| container or put back into the shipping container and returned to BWXT for   |
| the next shipment.                                                           |
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| BWXT stated that the original inner container Tamper Indicating Device was   |
| still on the container and intact.                                           |
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| After discussion and clarification of the incident with BWXT personnel,      |
| Westinghouse Electric Company personnel determined at 1700 hours that this   |
| incident was reportable to the NRC Operation Center.                         |
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