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Event Notification Report for December 1, 2006

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Event Reports For
11/29/2006 - 12/01/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43016

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43016
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: BRIAN ROKES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 11/30/2006
Notification Time: 19:00 [ET]
Event Date: 11/30/2006
Event Time: 14:45 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/01/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Hot Standby 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

AUXILIARY FEEDWATER PUMP AUTOMATIC START

"On November 30, 2006, at approximately 14:45 hours, an Auxiliary Feed Water (AFW) System actuation signal was generated as a result of maintenance activities on the 21 Main Boiler Feed Pump (MBFP). Both motor driven AFW pumps were running at the time and were not automatically started due to previously being placed in service to provide feed water flow to the steam generators. The actuation signal isolated the Steam Generator blowdown Containment Isolation Valves. Both MBFPs were isolated and not feeding the steam generators at the time the actuation signal was generated. The plant was in Mode 3 (Hot Standby) for a forced outage and 21 MBFP was in a maintenance / test condition. The automatic actuation occurred due to the reset oil pressure lowering below the trip set point and initiating an automatic actuation signal."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

* * * UPDATE ON 12/01/06 AT 0151 EST BY MR. TROULET TO MACKINNON * * *

"At 2100 on 11/30/2006, as a result of continuing work activities on the 21 MBFP an AFW System actuation signal was generated. Both motor driven AFW pumps were running at the time and were not automatically started due to previously being placed in service to provide feed water flow to the steam generators. 21 MBFP has been successfully placed in service."

The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this update by the licensee.

Notified R1DO (James Dwyer).

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