United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for April 28, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         APRIL 28, 2000

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                    REPORT             NEGATIVE            NO INPUT
                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED      RECEIVED

HEADQUARTERS                           X
REGION I                               X
REGION II                              X
REGION III                             X
REGION IV           X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION IV  APRIL 28, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.             MR Number: 4-00-0014
Diablo Canyon 1 2                      Date: 04/28/00
Avila Beach,California
Dockets: 50-275,50-323
PWR/W-4-LP,PWR/W-4-LP

Subject: SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE SHIPMENT UNDERCLASSIFICATION

Discussion:

On April 26, the licensee informed Region IV of the results of a Quality
Assurance audit which identified a shipment of solid radioactive waste
(contaminated filters) that had been underclassified.  The radioactive
waste was shipped to a radioactive waste burial facility in South
Carolina in December 1999. It was received, accepted and buried at the
facility as Class C radioactive waste.  The audit results determined that
the shipment should have been classified as greater than Class C waste
because the calculated aggregate activity value exceeded the Class C
waste limit by 8 percent.

The licensee notified the waste facility of the error in classification.
The waste facility, in turn, notified the State of South Carolina.

Regional Action:

NRC personnel are evaluating the reactor licensee's and the waste
facility's corrective actions as they develop.

Contact:  J. Blair Nicholas          (817)860-8189
          Gail M. Good               (817)860-8215
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