Morning Report for June 2, 1999
Headquarters Daily Report
JUNE 02, 1999
REPORT NEGATIVE NO INPUT
ATTACHED INPUT RECEIVED RECEIVED
REGION III X
REGION IV X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED MORNING REPORT - REGION III JUNE 2, 1999
Indiana MR Number: 3-99-0049
Michigan Electric Co. Date: 06/01/99
Cook 1 2 via Telephone Resident Insp. Office
Subject: CHANGE IN PLANT MANAGER
Donald C. Cook Plant Manager, Douglas Cooper, resigns.
Mr. Douglas Cooper, Plant Manager for Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units
1 & 2 has resigned to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Cooper has
been the Plant Manager at D. C. Cook since January 1998. His last
official day will be June 11, 1999.
Mr. Chris Bakken, Site Vice President, will be acting Plant Manager until
a replacement has been found.
Contact: A. Vegel (630)829-9620
REGION IV MORNING REPORT PAGE 2 JUNE 2, 1999
MR Number: 4-99-0017
Fansteel, Inc. Date: 06/01/99
License No: SMB-911
Subject: TORNADO AND THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE AT FANSTEEL SITE IN MUSKOGEE, OK
On June 1, 1999, around 7:00 p.m. (CDT), the Fansteel, Inc. site near
Muskogee, Oklahoma was damaged by a tornado and thunderstorms. Licensee
representatives stated that the facility was not operating at the time of
the storm. According to the licensee's damage assessment, the site lost
power, telephone service, and several facility buildings were damaged.
The facility backup diesel power generator started automatically as
designed. The Sodium Reduction Building, which is the main storage
facility of packaged radioactive material (RAM), was affected, with metal
siding and part of the roof blown off. At least four one-ton bags of RAM
fell outside of the building because of the storm and a collapsed wall.
However, a licensee representative stated that the bags were not breached
and no RAM spilled on the ground. There were no chemical releases or
storage tank damage. The personnel change house and security guardhouse
were destroyed. The main and secondary process buildings (Chem-A and
Chem-C) and the site office building sustained roof and siding damage.
The groundwater cleanup system sustained some damage in that two
pump/sample station huts were missing and two doors were blown off the
groundwater evaporation building. Additionally, the environmental and
effluent monitoring stations were inoperable due to lost power. Although
the monitoring stations were inoperable for some period of time, no
further damage to the groundwater cleanup system has been identified at
According to Fansteel management, the facility will be remain shutdown
for the next two to four weeks. The licensee is continuing its
investigation of the extent of damage, and Region IV plans to get updated
information later today.
This information has been discussed with the State of Oklahoma.
Region IV will continue to monitor the licensee's damage assessments.
Contact: Linda Howell (817)860-8213
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