United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for August 27, 2003

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REGION III

Mano K. Nazar Senior VP, CNO at D.C. Cook

Licensee/Facility:

INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER CO.
D.C. Cook 1, D.C. Cook 2
BUCHANAN, Michigan
Dockets: 05000315, 05000316
[1] W-4-LP, [2] W-4-LP
License No:
Notification:

MR Number: 3-2003-0007
Date: 08/26/2003

AEP Corp.Communication

Discussion:

On August 26, 2003, AEP announced that Mano K. Nazar will become senior vice president and chief nuclear officer of AEP's nuclear assets effective October1, 2003. Mr.Nazar will be responsible for oversight of AEP's D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan and AEP's 25 percent ownership of the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station in Texas.

Mr. Nazar will join AEP from the Nuclear Management Company (NMC) where he was senior vice president - nuclear operations responsible for all Westinghouse reactor sites. Prior to joining NMC, Mr. Nazar was with Duke Power Company and held management positions at the McGuire and Oconee nuclear stations, including the position of plant manager at Oconee nuclear station.

Mr. Nazar holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina. He replaces A. Christopher BakkenIII, who recently resigned.

Contacts:

Name Office Abbrev Phone No E-Mail
E. DUNCAN   (630) 829-9628  


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REGION IV

LOST ONE OFF-SITE POWER LINE DUE TO CROP DUSTER PLANE

Licensee/Facility:

WOLF CREEK NUCLEAR OPERATING CORP.
Wolf Creek 1
BURLINGTON, Kansas
Dockets: 05000482
[1] W-4-LP
License No:
Notification:

MR Number: 4-2003-0005
Date: 08/23/2003

Call from SRI

Discussion:

At 9:31 a.m. (CDT), on August 23, 2003, the Wolf Creek control room received annunciator alarms for a trip of the 345 kV LaCygne power line, which is one of the off-site power distribution lines to Wolf Creek Generating Station. At 9:46 a.m. the licensee commenced reducing generator load at 1 percent per minute. Reactor power was maintained at 100 percent utilizing the steam dumps. The grid voltage was stable. The reduction in electrical power output was a precautionary measure against the possible loss of a second off-site line.

At 10:49 a.m., the licensee was informed that a crop dusting airplane had hit the LaCygne power line, approximately 12 miles from the Wolf Creek power plant and that repairs to the line would take several hours to complete. At 11:38 a.m. the licensee commenced reducing reactor power to 82 percent. Power was maintained at 82 percent throughout the day.

The LaCygne power line was restored at 11:09 p.m. on August 23, 2003. Subsequently, the licensee commenced power ascension and, at 12:41 a.m. on August 24, the plant reached 100 percent power.

REGIONAL ACTION:
This morning report is being submitted for information only.

Accession Numbers:

Accession No Accession Date
ML032390373 08/27/2003

Contacts:

Name Office Abbrev Phone No E-Mail
GRAVES, DAVID N. RIV (817) 860-8141 dng@nrc.gov
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