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Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Seabrook Station — Draft Report for Comment (NUREG-1437, Supplement 46)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2013
Date Published:
April 2013

Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This document supplements the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) which had been prepared in response to an application submitted by NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (NextEra) to renew the operating license for Seabrook Station (Seabrook) for an additional 20 years. This supplement incorporates new information that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has obtained since the publication of the DSEIS in August 2011.

This supplement to the DSEIS includes the NRC staff evaluation of revised information provided by NextEra pertaining to the severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analysis for Seabrook.

In addition, the NRC is taking the opportunity to (1) update the Uranium Fuel Cycle section in light of the June 8, 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (New York v. NRC, 681 F.3d 471 (D.C. Cir. 2012)) decision to vacate the NRC’s Waste Confidence Decision Rule (WCD) (75 Federal Register (FR) 81032, 75 FR 81037) and (2) to provide information on its analysis of new NEPA issues and associated environmental impact findings for license renewal.

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