United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1825)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2005
Manuscript Published:
May 2005

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 Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant (FNP), Units 1 and 2, license renewal application (LRA) by the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (the staff). By letter dated September 12, 2003, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC or the applicant) submitted the LRA for FNP in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54). The SNC is requesting renewal of the operating licenses for FNP, Units 1 and 2 (Facility Operating License Numbers NPF-2 and NPF-8, respectively) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration dates of midnight, June 25, 2017, for Unit 1 and midnight, March 31, 2021, for Unit 2.

The FNP units are located about 16.5 miles east of the City of Dothan, in Houston County, Alabama, on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River. The NRC issued the construction permits for FNP, Units 1 and 2, on August 16, 1972. The operating licenses were issued by the NRC on June 25, 1977, for Unit 1 and March 31, 1981, for Unit 2. The FNP consists of two Westinghouse pressurized-water reactor units. Each unit is designed to generate 2775 megawatt thermal (MWt), or approximately 910 megawatt electric (MWe).

This staff reviewed the FNP license renewal application in accordance with Commission regulations 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 FNP LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.

Since its issuance, the SER has been revised to clarify a license condition listed in Section 1, Introduction and General Discussion, under Subsection 1.7, Summary of Proposed License Conditions. The revision is identified by a status bar in the right margin.

The NRC license renewal project manager is Ms. Tilda Liu. Ms. Liu may be reached at (301) 415-1315. Written correspondence should be addressed to the License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Mail Stop O-11F1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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