Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2 (NUREG-1785)
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Manuscript Completed: March 2004
Date Published: March 2004
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 H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (HBRSEP), Unit No. 2, known as Robinson Nuclear Plant (RNP), license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff. By letter dated June 14, 2002, Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L or the applicant) submitted the LRA for RNP in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). RNP is requesting renewal of the operating license for Unit 2 (License Number DPR-23) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration date of midnight, July 31, 2010. The construction permit for RNP was issued by the NRC on April 13, 1967, and the operating license was issued September 23, 1970, pursuant to Section 104b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended
RNP is adjacent to Unit 1 of the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (SEP), a coal-fired steam power plant. The plant is located on the edge of Lake Robinson, a man-made lake in Darlington and Chesterfield Counties, South Carolina. RNP is a pressurized light-water moderated and cooled system. The nuclear power plant incorporates a three-loop closed-cycle, pressurized water, nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) Westinghouse Electrical Corporation and licensed to generate 2339 MW-thermal, or approximately 769 MW-electric.
This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC through January 21, 2004. In it's SER issued August 25, 2003, the staff has 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 it's review of the RNP LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.