United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for September 29, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         SEPTEMBER 29, 2000

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                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED      RECEIVED

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REGION IV           X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION IV  SEP. 29, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Arizona Public Service Co.             MR Number: 4-00-0016
Palo Verde 3                           Date: 09/29/00
Wintersburg,Arizona                    FROM SENIOR RESIDENT INSPECTOR
Dockets: 50-530
PWR/CE80

Subject: PLANT SHUTDOWN TO REPAIR SECONDARY LEAK

Discussion:

On September 27, 2000, the licensee completed a shutdown of Palo Verde
Nuclear Generating Station Unit 3, to repair a cracked seal weld on a
Steam Generator 2 sample line.  The cracked seal weld was on a 3/8-inch
diameter sample line fitting located inside the containment building. The
crack in the weld resulted in a leak from the secondary system of
approximately 8 gallons per hour.  The plant is currently in Mode 5 to
repair the cracked weld.

Regional Action:

Resident inspectors will continue to monitor licensee followup activities
associated with the plant shutdown.

Contact:  Phil Harrell               (817)860-8250
          James Moorman              (623)386-3638
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