United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for January 27, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JANUARY 27, 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 III  JANUARY 27, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Firstenergy Nuclear Operating Co.      MR Number: 3-00-0002
Perry 1                                Date: 01/18/00
Perry,Ohio                             SRI DISCUSSIONS WITH PLANT OPER.
Dockets: 50-440
BWR/GE-6

Subject: CORRECTION TO INFO PROVIDED RE: MINOR FUEL DEFECT AT PERRY

Discussion:

On January 18, 2000, a morning report was issued concerning Perry plant
operator actions which were taken to identify and suppress a minor fuel
defect. The report ended with a statement that there had been no increase
in the amount of radioactive material released from the site as a result
of the minor fuel defect. This statement was based on the licensee's
assertion that there had been no increase in the radiation level detected
by the plant's effluent monitors. The statement did not take into
consideration that long- lived radioactive noble gases could have been
present in the plant's gaseous effluents at levels below the required
sensitivity of the effluent monitors. Therefore, the statement should
have read that there has been no measurable increase in the amount of
radioactive material released from the site as a result of the minor fuel
defect.

Regional Action:

Information only.

Contact:  TOM KOZAK                  (630)829-9866
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