United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for January 31, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JANUARY 31, 2000

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION III  JANUARY 31, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Indiana                                MR Number: 3-00-0003
Michigan Electric Co.                  Date: 01/19/00
Cook 1 2                               SRI VIA TELECON
Bridgman,Michigan
Dockets: 50-315,50-316
PWR/W-4-LP,PWR/W-4-LP

Subject: CHANGE TO DC COOK RESTART SCHEDULE

Discussion:

On January 19, 2000, American Electric Power announced a change to its
schedule for restarting the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2. The
schedule change represents a delay in the restart of Unit 2 of
approximately 2 weeks. Unit 2 core reload is scheduled to begin on March
5, 2000. The licensee expects to take the unit critical on March 31,
2000.

Regional Action:

Information Only

Contact:  D. PASSEHL                 (630)829-9872
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Wisconsin Public Service Corp.         MR Number: 3-00-0004
Kewaunee 1                             Date: 01/18/00
Kewaunee,Wisconsin                     SRI VIA LAN
Dockets: 50-305
PWR/W-2-LP

Subject: KEWAUNEE MANAGEMENT CHANGES ANNOUNCED

Discussion:

On January 17, 2000, the licensee announced that the Kewaunee Plant
Manager, Kenneth Weinhauer, is being promoted to a newly created position
of General Manager and that Kyle Hoops will become the Kewaunee Plant
Manager. Mr. Hoops holds a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license at
Kewaunee and is currently filling the position of Process Leader - Plant
Operations. The General Manager position is an in-line position between
the Plant Manager and Site Vice President. An effective date for these
changes has not yet been announced.

Regional Action:

Information Only.

Contact:  J. LARA, SRI               (920)388-3156
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Commonwealth Edison Co.                MR Number: 3-00-0005
Dresden 1 2 3                          Date: 01/21/00
Morris,Illinois
Dockets: 50-010,50-237,50-249
BWR/GE-1,BWR/GE-3,BWR/GE-3

Subject: MANGEMENT CHANGES AT DRESDEN NUCLEAR STATION

Discussion:

On January 21, 2000, the licensee announced the following management
changes, effective February 1, 2000.

Dresden Nuclear Station's Site Vice President, J.M. Heffley, will become
Vice President of Nuclear Oversight for ComEd's Nuclear Generation Group.
Current Nuclear Oversight Vice President J. Stephen Perry will be
retiring.

Dresden's Station Manager, Preston Swafford, will replace Mr. Heffley as
Dresden's Site Vice President.

The licensee is currently interviewing possible replacements for Mr.
Swafford as Dresden's Station Manager.

Regional Action:

Information only

Contact:  M. RING                    (630)829-9703
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Iowa Electric Light & Power Co.        MR Number: 3-00-0006
Duane Arnold 1                         Date: 01/18/00
Palo,Iowa                              E-MAIL FROM RIO
Dockets: 50-331
BWR/GE-4

Subject: SPENT FUEL POOL HEATUP DUE TO OPERATOR VALVING ERROR

Discussion:

On January 13, 2000, a control room operator noted that the spent fuel
pool temperature had increased from about 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 141
degrees Fahrenheit. Subsequently, operators determined that the reactor
building closed cooling water system had not been aligned to the spent
fuel pool heat exchanger following maintenance activities on January 11.
Operators established fuel pool cooling and spent fuel pool temperature
decreased and returned to normal.

At the time of the occurrence, although not properly aligned, both spent
fuel pool cooling trains and all three trains of reactor building closed
cooling water were available. In addition, the level in the spent fuel
pool was above the Technical Specification low level limit which ensured
that a large volume of water was available to make up for any evaporative
heat losses. Therefore, the safety significance of the occurrence was
minimal.

The resident inspectors are monitoring the licensee's corrective actions.

Regional Action:

Information only

Contact:  E. DUNCAN                  (630)829-9705
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