Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1803)
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Manuscript Completed: November 2001
Date Published: December 2001
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 Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant (Plant Hatch), Unit Nos. 1 and 2, license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff (staff). By letter dated February 29, 2000, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Incorporated (SNC or the applicant) submitted the LRA for Plant Hatch in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). SNC is requesting renewal of the operating licenses for Unit 1 and Unit 2 (license numbers DPR-57 and NPF-5) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration of midnight, August 6, 2014 and midnight, June 13, 2018, respectively.
The Plant Hatch site is located in Appling County, Georgia. Construction began on Unit 1 in 1969 and its operating license was issued in 1974. Construction began on Unit 2 in 1972 and its operating license was issued in 1978. Each unit consists of a General Electric (GE) boiling-water reactor (BWR) nuclear steam supply system designed to generate 2763 MW-thermal, or approximately 900 MW-electric.
This SER was issued on October 5, 2001 and presented the status of the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC through October 5, 2001. The staff identified open items that had to be resolved before it could make a determination on the application. These items and their resolutions are summarized in Section 1.4 of this report. The staffs final conclusion on the review on the Plant Hatch LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.
Since its issuance, the SER has been revised to provide several clarifications. These revisions are identified by status bars in the right margins.