Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (NUREG-1787)
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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 Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff. By letter dated August 6, 2002, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G or the applicant) submitted the LRA for VCSNS in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). SCE&G is requesting renewal of the operating license for VCSNS (License No. NPF-12) for a period of 20 years beyond the current license expiration of midnight, August 6, 2022.
The VCSNS plant is located in Fairfield County, in predominantly rural north-central South Carolina. It is situated on the shore of the Monticello Reservoir about 42 kilometers (26 miles) northwest of Columbia, the State capital. The VCSNS unit consists of a Westinghouse pressurized-water reactor with nuclear steam supply system designed to operate at core power levels up to 2900 megawatts-thermal, or approximately 966 megawatts-electric. Details concerning the plant and the site are found in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) for VCSNS.
This staff reviewed the VCSNS license renewal application in accordance with Commissionregulations and NUREG-1800, "Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants," dated July 2001. The staff's conclusion of its review of the VCSNS LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.
The NRC VCSNS license renewal project manager is Rajender Auluck. Dr. Auluck may be reached at (301)415-1025. Written correspondence should be addressed to the License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rajender Auluck, Mail Stop O-11F1.