United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for June 26, 2003



                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JUNE 26, 2003

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                    REPORT             NEGATIVE          
                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED    

HEADQUARTERS                                X                   
REGION I                                    X                   
REGION II                X                                      
REGION III                                  X                   
REGION IV                                   X                   


PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION II  JUNE 26, 2003

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Southern Nuclear Operating Company     MR Number: 2-03-0010
Vogtle 1 2                             Date: 06/26/03
Waynesboro,Georgia                                                        
Dockets: 50-424,50-425
PWR/W-4-LP,PWR/W-4-LP                 

Southern Nuclear Operating Company   
Hatch 1 2                            
Baxley,Georgia                       
Dockets: 50-321,50-366
BWR/GE-4,BWR/GE-4                     

Subject: POSSIBLE STRIKE AT VOGTLE AND HATCH SITES              

Discussion:

On June 6, 2003, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers     
(IBEW) union rejected a contract offer from Southern Nuclear Operating   
Company (SNC).  No further contract negotiations are presently scheduled;
however, the union is re-voting on the proposed contract prior to the 
contract expiring at midnight on June 30. The union will inform management
of the results on June 30. The union represents licensed reactor operators,
non-licensed operators, electrical and mechanical craft personnel, and 
health physics and chemistry personnel at both Vogtle and Hatch.  Security 
and instrumentation and control (I&C) technicians are not affected.          
                                                                         
The licensee has contacted local law enforcement concerning site access  
during the strike.  Site security personnel are to implement their normal
security procedures for any attempted unauthorized entry into the        
protected area.  The resident inspectors have informed union officials   
and they are aware of the regulations requiring NRC inspectors to have   
unimpeded site access.                                                   
                                                                         
This information is current as of 10:00 a.m., June 26, 2003.             

Regional Action:

Region II personnel have reviewed the licensee's strike contingency plans
for both sites and the resident inspectors are monitoring selected       
pre-strike preparations.  The licensee's strike contingency plans address
areas such as normal plant operations, emergency operations including    
emergency preparedness, fire protection, and physical security.  The     
strike contingency plans have been reviewed by each site's Plant Review  
Board.  If a strike occurs, Region II plans to initially perform 
24 hour observations of operating activities.  This monitoring would     
focus on control room activities, emergency response staffing and the    
ability of the replacement operating personnel to safely operate these   
sites.                                                                   
                                                                         
Region II will continue to monitor this situation and issue Morning      
Reports and Preliminary Notifications as additional information is       
obtained.                                                                

REGION II  MORNING REPORT     PAGE  2          JUNE 26, 2003
MR Number: 2-03-0010 (cont.)


Contact:  Joel T. Munday             (404)562-4560


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