United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for April 25, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         APRIL 25, 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  APRIL 25, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Wisconsin Public Service Corp.         MR Number: 3-00-0021
Kewaunee 1                             Date: 04/22/00
Kewaunee,Wisconsin                     Notice from Resident Inspector Offc
Dockets: 50-305
PWR/W-2-LP

Subject: Start of 2000 Refueling Outage

Discussion:

On April 22, 2000, Kewaunee commenced a refueling outage with the opening
of the main generator output breaker. Major planned work activities
include modifications to the safety injection system, replacement of both
diesel generators' coolers, replacement of the spent fuel pool heat
exchanger tube bundle, and eddy current testing of the steam generators.

Regional Action:

Routine resident inspector coverage

Contact:  K. RIEMER                  (630)829-9757
          J. LARA                    (920)388-3156
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Nebraska Public Power District         MR Number: 4-00-0013
Cooper 1                               Date: 04/24/00
Brownville,Nebraska                    RIs
Dockets: 50-298
BWR/GE-4

Subject: UPDATE TO 4/18/00 MORNING REPORT -- EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION
         DEFICIENCIES WITH OKONITE TAPED SPLICES


Discussion:

On April 22, licensee management issued a stop work order on the
application of 3M tape on environmentally qualified splices until
resolution of discrepancies associated with the 3M qualification test
report.  The 3M tape splices were being used to replace existing Okonite
splices.  Identified discrepancies in the qualification test report
included the installation methodology and the adequacy of the electrical
testing of the representative splice.

As of April 24, the licensee was continuing efforts to identify the scope
of the use of taped splices.  Licensee personnel inspecting terminal
boxes in the reactor building over the weekend identified an additional
26 EQ splices with Okonite tape treatments.  Licensee management has
stated that all identified Okonite tape on environmentally qualified
splices will be replaced.

The licensee ended their refueling outage on April 21 stating that all
refueling work was complete and declared a forced outage for the purpose
of repair and resolution of the issues related to taped splices at the
facility.

Regional Action:

NRC personnel are evaluating the licensee's actions to correct EQ taped
splice deficiencies.

Contact:  David Loveless             (817)860-8161
          C. Marschall               (817)860-8185
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