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Event Notification Report for April 4, 2007

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43272

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43272
Facility: INDIAN POINT
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [ ] [3] [ ]
RX Type: [2] W-4-LP,[3] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PHIL SANTINI
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 04/03/2007
Notification Time: 05:07 [ET]
Event Date: 04/03/2007
Event Time: 04:16 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/03/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1)
BILL BATEMAN (NRR)
CATHY HANEY (NRR)
JEFFREY CRUZ (IRD)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
3 M/R Y 60 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

MANUAL REACTOR TRIP WHILE PERFORMING BOILER FEED PUMP MAINTENANCE

"The Indian Point Unit 3 reactor was manually tripped at 04:16 on 4/3/2007 due to low steam generator levels that occurred while the 31 MBFP [main boiler feed pump] speed control was being isolated for maintenance. Indian Point Unit 3 is currently in mode 3 with all automatic actions for a manual reactor trip occurring as required. Unit 2 was unaffected and remains in mode 1 at 100% power."

The reactor was manually tripped when steam generator levels reduced to 18% in all four steam generators. All rods inserted on the trip. No safety or relief valves lifted due to the trip. The motor driven aux feedwater pumps automatically started on low steam generator level and are being used to maintain steam generator level. Atmospheric steam dumps are maintaining reactor temperature. The Unit 3 electrical lineup is the normal shutdown electrical lineup. The licensee has notified the state Public Service Commission.

The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector.

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