United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, and Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1772)

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Manuscript Completed: January 2003
Date Published:
March 2003

Prepared by:
R. Franovich

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

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Abstract

This safety evaluation report documents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) review of Duke Energy Corporation's (Duke's) application to renew the operating licenses for McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 (McGuire 1 and 2), and Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 (Catawba 1 and 2). The NRC's Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has reviewed the McGuire 1 and 2 and Catawba 1 and 2 license renewal application for compliance with the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54), "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," and prepared this report to document its findings.

On June 13, 2001, Duke submitted applications for renewal of McGuire 1 and 2 Operating License Nos. NPF-9 and NPF-17, which were issued pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, for a period of up to 20 years beyond the current license expiration dates of June 12, 2021, and March 3, 2023, for McGuire 1 and 2, respectively. The McGuire nuclear facility is located 17 miles north-northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. McGuire 1 and 2 are four-loop, Westinghouse pressurized-water reactors with nuclear steam supply systems designed to generate 3411 megawatts thermal, or 1129 megawatts electric.

In the same submittal of June 13, 2001, Duke requested renewal of the Catawba 1 and 2 Operating License Nos. NPF-35 and NPF-52, which were issued under Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, for a period of up to 19 years beyond the current license expiration dates of December 6, 2024, and February 24, 2026, respectively. The Catawba nuclear facility is located 18 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, in York County. Catawba 1 and 2 are four-loop, Westinghouse pressurized-water reactors with nuclear steam supply systems designed to generate 3411 megawatts thermal, or 1129 megawatts electric.

The NRC McGuire and Catawba license renewal project manager is Rani Franovich. Ms.Franovich may be reached at 301-415-1868. Written correspondence should be addressed to the License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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