United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for October 2, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         OCTOBER 02, 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 I  OCTOBER  2, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Entergy Nuclear Generation Company     MR Number: 1-00-0015
Pilgrim 1                              Date: 10/02/00
Plymouth,Massachusetts                 SRI
Dockets: 50-293
BWR/GE-3

Subject: PLANT SHUTDOWN DUE TO FEEDWATER HEATER TUBE LEAKAGE

Discussion:

At 9:30 p.m. on September 29, 2000, Entergy Nuclear Generation Company
commenced a normal shutdown of the Pilgrim reactor.  The main generator
was taken off-line at 10:32 p.m. on September 30.  At this time, the
plant is in cold shutdown.

The plant shutdown commenced after a leak was identified in the "A" fifth
point feedwater heater.  A licensee system engineer identified an
increase in the mismatch between feedwater and condensate flow.  The
licensee decided to shutdown the plant due to concerns of further
degradation of the feedwater heater and potential moisture carryover into
the main turbine.

The licensee expects the forced outage to last a few days, during which
an examination and repair of the fifth point feedwater heater will be
performed.

The resident staff is monitoring the licensee's shutdown and outage
activities.  The licensee notified state and local agencies of the
shutdown on October 2, 2000; they do not plan on issuing a press release.


Regional Action:

The resident inspector is following the licensee actions.

Contact:  James Linville             (610)337-5129
          Russell Arrighi            (508)747-0565

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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Iowa Electric Light & Power Co.        MR Number: 3-00-0036
Duane Arnold 1                         Date: 10/02/00
Palo,Iowa
Dockets: 50-331
BWR/GE-4

Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT OF DUANE ARNOLD MANAGEMENT CHANGE

Discussion:

On September 29, 2000, the licensee announced that, effective
immediately, Mr. Robert G. Anderson, Jr. will assume the position of
Plant Manager. Mr. Anderson has a Bachelor of Business Administration
from Mount Mercy College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and 20 years of
experience with DAEC in various positions. Mr. Anderson previously held
an SRO license at the station. Mr. Anderson will report to Gary Van
Middlesworth, Site General Manager. Mr. Richard L. Anderson, formerly the
Plant Manager, has accepted a position with another utility.

Regional Action:

Information Only

Contact:  MEL LEACH                  (630)829-9705
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