United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for October 22, 1999

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         OCTOBER 22, 1999

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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 III  OCTOBER 22, 1999

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Iowa Electric Light & Power Co.        MR Number: 3-99-0086
Duane Arnold 1                         Date: 10/22/99
Palo,Iowa                              SRI via LAN
Dockets: 50-331
BWR/GE-4

Subject: DUANE ARNOLD ENERGY CENTER SHUTDOWN FOR PLANNED REFUELING OUTAGE

Discussion:

On October 21, 1999, at 12:00 p.m. (CST), the Duane Arnold Energy Center
operations personnel initiated a reactor shutdown in preparation for
refueling outage 16 (RFO 16). The generator was disconnected from the
grid on October 22 at 1:15 a.m. Major activities, in addition to
refueling the reactor, planned during this outage include: 1) noble metal
chemical addition analysis; 2) over-haul of the "B" low pressure turbine;
3) 4160V IA2 switchgear over-haul; and 4) replacement of all main turbine
electro-hydraulic control system servos.

Regional Action:

Resident inspectors observed portions of the reactor and plant shutdown
activities and will inspect various outage activities.

Contact:  Melvyn Leach               (630)829-9705
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