United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Core Power Uprates for Dresden and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Stations

November 13, 2001

MEMORANDUM TO: William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operations
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FROM: John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
SUBJECT: CORE POWER UPRATES FOR DRESDEN AND QUAD CITIES NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS

During the 487th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, November 8-10, 2001, the Committee met with representatives of the NRC staff and the Exelon Generation Company to review the license amendment requests for an increase in core thermal power for the Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3, and the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2, pursuant to the General Electric Nuclear Energy Extended Power Uprate Program. Our Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena also reviewed this matter during a meeting held on October 25-26, 2001.

The Committee cannot complete its review of this matter until the NRC staff resolves the open issues, particularly the issue of the need for conducting large transient tests. The Committee would like to discuss the resolution of these issues with the staff during its December 2001 meeting and anticipates concluding its review at that time.

cc: A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Craig, EDO
I. Schoenfeld, EDO
S. Collins, NRR
B. Sheron, NRR
J. Zwolinski, NRR
S. Bajwa, NRR
M. Shuaibi, NRR
L. Rossbach, NRR
A. Thadani, RES
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