United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for May 4, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         MAY 04, 2000

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS MAY  4, 2000

MR Number: H-00-0030

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Part 21 - Broken yoke on 3-inch air-operated
         pressure seal gate valve

VENDOR: Velan                           PT21 FILE NO: mm-12-0

DATE OF DOCUMENT: 02/04/00              ACCESSION NUMBER: ml003687595

SOURCE DOCUMENT: LETTER                 REVIEWER: REXB, T. Greene

The valve vendor Velan reports that the Farley licensee discovered a
broken bayonet style yoke on a 3-inch air-operated pressure seal gate
valve. The vendor performed visual inspection and magnetic particle
testing and found no linear indications in the area of the break or
elsewhere in the casting. The vendor has not manufactured valves of this
design since 1974. The vendor's records indicate that affected nuclear
power plants or utilities include Southern Nuclear Company, Browns Ferry,
Nine Mile Point, Pilgrim, Millstone, Fitzpatrick, Oconee, Turkey Point,
and Palisades.

The NRC will post ensuing reports on this subject on its website at
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/PUBLIC/PART21/2000.

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HEADQUARTERS      MORNING REPORT     PAGE  2          MAY  4, 2000

MR Number: H-00-0031

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Part 21 - Safety relief valve bonnets produced
         from improperly upgraded castings

VENDOR: Dresser Industries                  PT21 FILE NO: mm-14-0

DATE OF DOCUMENT: 04/14/00                  ACCESSION NUMBER: ml003704876

SOURCE DOCUMENT: EN 36890                   REVIEWER: REXB, C. Petrone

The valve vendor, Dresser Equipment Group, Inc., reports delivery of two
noncompliant safety relief valves to nuclear power plants. The valve
bonnets were produced from improperly upgraded castings. The affected
valves are described as follows:

    Safety Relief Valve, SN TL-89763 - 1" 1970-2 (1-1-1-2)-XNC3116 (code
    stamped as Section VIII, safety related service), delivered to Quad
    Cities

    Safety Relief Valve, SN TL-66815 - 1" 1970-2 (3-1-3-2)-XFL9-3090
    (code stamped as Section III, Class 2), delivered to McGuire

The NRC will post ensuing reports on this subject on its website at
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/PUBLIC/PART21/2000.

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REGION III  MORNING REPORT     PAGE  3          MAY  4, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Wisconsin Electric Power Co.           MR Number: 3-00-0023
Point Beach 2                          Date: 05/03/00
Two Rivers,Wisconsin                   Email from resident inspectors
Dockets: 50-301
PWR/W-2-LP

Subject: Unit 2 Mid-Cycle Maintenance Outage

Discussion:

Point Beach Unit 2 will shut down early in the afternoon of May 4, 2000,
for a planned mid-cycle outage. The purpose of this outage is to repair a
degraded containment fan cooler and to clean the main condenser.

Contact:  Roger Lanksbury            (630)829-9631
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