Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (NUREG-1891)
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Manuscript Completed: September 2007
Date Published: November 2007
Division of License Renewal
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 Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated January 25, 2006, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO or the applicant), submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations, “Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.” ENO requests renewal of the PNPS operating license (Facility Operating License Number DPR-35) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight June 8, 2012.
PNPS is located approximately 4 miles southeast of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The NRC issued the PNPS construction permit on August 26, 1968, and operating license on September 15, 1972. PNPS is a Mark 1 boiling water reactor design. General Electric supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Bechtel Corporation originally designed and constructed the balance of plants. The PNPS licensed power output is 2028 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 690 megawatt electric.
This SER presents the status of the staff’s review of information submitted through September 12, 2007, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff identified open items that were resolved before the staff made a final determination on the application. SER Section 1.5 summarizes these items and their resolution. Section 6.0 provides the staff’s final conclusion on the review of the PNPS LRA.