United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for June 28, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JUNE 28, 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  JUNE 28, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

American Electric Power                MR Number: 3-00-0031
Cook 2                                 Date: 06/28/00
Bridgman,Michigan
Dockets: 50-316
PWR/W-4-LP

Subject: COMPLETION OF CONTINUOUS NRC INSPECTION OF D.C. COOK UNIT 2
         RESTART ACTIVITIES


Discussion:

On June 28, 2000, at approximately 2:00 a.m. (EDT), continuous inspection
of D.C. Cook Unit 2 restart activities by NRC inspectors was completed
based upon adequate plant and licensee staff performance and plant
conditions meeting the pre-established termination criteria. Continuous
inspection was provided until the plant reached 50 percent power and was
operating with both main feedwater pumps running in automatic control.
NRC inspectors began continuous inspection approximately two weeks ago as
the licensee was preparing the Unit 2 reactor for restart. NRC inspectors
observed all of the major evolutions, including approach to criticality,
low power testing, and power ascension. The licensee encountered no
significant equipment problems during restart and power ascension. Unit 2
is currently approaching the next major hold point at 88 percent reactor
power for testing and monitoring of plant equipment.

Regional Action:

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