United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for June 13, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JUNE 13, 2000

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION I  JUNE 13, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co.          MR Number: 1-00-0009
Maine Yankee 1                         Date:   /  /
Wiscasset,Maine
Dockets: 50-309
PWR/CE

Subject: MAINE YANKEE SHIPS FIRST TWO STEAM GENERATORS VIA BARGE

Discussion:

At 8:00 a.m. on June 12, 2000, Maine Yankee launched the barge containing
two of its three steam generators from the site.  The steam generators,
which had been welded to transport saddles and shielded with an inch of
steel, had been loaded onto the barge on May 31 and June 1.  Preparations
to secure the steam generators to the barge continued through June 11,
2000.  The barge was moved out into the shipping channel at high tide and
transferred to the control of tug pilots experienced with maneuvering in
the Maine waterways.  No problems were encountered with the launch and
transfer.  US Coast Guard representatives were present for the launch and
some of the pre-launch preparations.  Once the barge reaches the ocean,
it will be transferred to the control of an ocean-going tug for the
approximate 15-day trip to a metal processing facility along the
Mississippi River in Memphis, TN.  US Coast Guard (USCG) stations along
the route have been notified of the shipment.  The barge is required to
check in twice daily with the USCG during the trip.  A senior licensee
health physics technician is accompanying the shipment.   An NRC Region I
Radiation Specialist was onsite for the loading of the barge and the
departure of the barge from the site.   A second barge that will receive
the third steam generator and the pressurizer is scheduled to be loaded
later this week and launched the week of June 26, 2000.

Contact:  Mark Roberts               (610)337-5094
          Ronald Bellamy             (610)337-5200
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