Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 (NUREG-1782)
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Manuscript Completed: September 2003
Date Published: October 2003
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1 (FCS), license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (staff). By letters dated January 9 and April 5, 2002, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD or the applicant) submitted the LRA for FCS in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). OPPD is requesting renewal of the operating license for Unit 1 (license numbers DPR-40) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration of midnight, August 9, 2013.
The FCS site is located in Washington County, NE, on the west bank of the Missouri River, approximately 19 miles north of Omaha, NE. The construction permit was issued by NRC on June 7, 1968, and the operating license was issued August 9, 1973. The unit consists of a Combustion Engineering (CE) pressurized-water reactor (PWR) nuclear steam supply system designed to generate 1500 MW-thermal, or approximately 475 MW-electric.
This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC through August 7, 2003. In its SER issued on April 21, 2003, the staff identified open and confirmatory items that had to be resolved before the staff could make a final determination on the application. These items and their resolutions are summarized in Sections 1.5 and 1.6 of this report. The staff's final conclusion of its review of the FCS LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.