United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for Macrh 1, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         MARCH 01, 2000

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                    REPORT             NEGATIVE            NO INPUT
                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED      RECEIVED

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REGION II                              X
REGION III          X
REGION IV                              X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION III  MARCH  1, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Consumers Power Co.                    MR Number: 3-00-0012
Palisades 1                            Date: 02/29/00
Covert,Michigan
Dockets: 50-255
PWR/CE

Subject: PALISADES STARTUP FOLLOWING PLANNED MAINTENANCE OUTAGE

Discussion:

The Palisades Nuclear Plant was taken critical at 11:05 a.m. on February
28, 2000, and was synchronized to the grid at approximately 1:50 a.m. on
February 29, 2000, following a planned maintenance outage. The outage
lasted approximately 24 days. Major activities that were completed
included: 1) replacing the seal package on Primary Coolant Pump P-50B; 2)
replacing the seals on eight control rod drive mechanisms; 3) replacing
the outboard motor bearing on Auxiliary Feedwater Pump P-8A; 4) repairing
known degraded sections of the alternate steam supply line to the turbine
driven auxiliary feedwater pump and subsequently isolating that line; and
5) cleanup of excessive sodium in the secondary chemistry.

Regional Action:

Resident inspectors observed portions of the reactor and plant startup
activities and will monitor power escalation to full power.

Contact:  MICHAEL JORDAN             (630)829-9637
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