United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3 and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1796)

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Manuscript Completed: July 2004
Manuscript Published:
October 2004

Prepared by:
T.J. Kim and R. Auluck

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 (SER) documents the technical review of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station (DNPS), Units 2 and 3 and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station (QCNPS), Units 1 and 2, license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (staff). By letter dated January 3, 2003, Exelon Generation Company (Exelon or the applicant) submitted the LRA for Dresden and Quad Cities (D/QCNPS) in accordance with Title 10, Part 54 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). Exelon requests renewal of the operating licenses for DNPS Unit 2 (License No. DRP-19), DNPS Unit 3 (License No. DRP-25), QCNPS Unit 1 (License No. DRP-29), and QCNPS Unit 2 (License No. DRP-30) for a period of 20 years beyond the current license expirations of midnight, December 22, 2009; January 12, 2011; December 14, 2012; and December 14, 2012, respectively.

DNPS is located in Grundy County, Illinois, on the shore of a man-made cooling lake, with the Illinois River to the north and the Kankakee River to the east. The QCNPS is located in Rock Island County, IL, on the east bank of the Mississippi River opposite the mouth of the Wapsipinicon River, and about 3 miles north of Cordova, IL. DNPS, Units 1 and 2, and QCNPS, Units 2 and 3, each consist of a General Electric boiling-water reactor (BWR/3) authorized to operate individually at a steady state reactor power level not to exceed 2957 megawatts-thermal, or approximately 850 megawatts-electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC through June 22, 2004, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff identified open items and confirmatory items that had to be resolved before the staff could make a final determination on the application. Sections 1.5 and 1.6 of this report summarize these items and their resolutions. Section 6 provides the staff's final conclusion of its review of the D/QCNPS LRA.

The NRC license renewal project manager is Mr. Rajender Auluck. Mr. 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.

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