Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2: Cover through Section 2 (NUREG-1900, Volume 1)
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Manuscript Completed: June 2006
Date Published: September 2006
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 Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2 (NMPNS), license renewal application (LRA) by the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (the staff). By letter dated May 26, 2004, Constellation Energy Group, LLC submitted the LRA for NMPNS in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54). Due to concerns with the adequacy of support for and documentation of the license renewal activities in the initial submission, the applicant submitted an amended LRA (ALRA) on July 14, 2005. Constellation Energy Group, LLC is.requesting renewal of the operating licenses for NMPNS (Facility Operating License Numbers DPR-63 and NPF-69, respectively), for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration dates of midnight August 22, 2009, for Unit 1 (NMPI) and midnight October 31, 2026, for Unit 2 (NMP2).
NMPNS is located approximately six miles northeast of Oswego, NY. The NRC issued the construction permits for NMP1 on April 12, 1965, and for NMP2 on June 24,1974. The NRC issued the operating licenses for NMP1 on December 26, 1974 and for NMP2 on July 2, 1987. NMP1 is a boiling water reactor design with a Mark 1 containment. The nuclear steam supply system was supplied by General Electric and the balance of the plant was originally designed and constructed by Stone and Webster with the assistance of its agent, Niagra Mohawk Power Corporation. NMPI's licensed power output is 1850 megawatt thermal, with a gross electrical output of approximately 615 megawatt electric. NMP2 is a boiling water reactor design with a Mark 2 containment. The nuclear steam supply system was supplied by General Electric and the balance of the plant was originally designed and constructed by Stone and Webster. NMP2's licensed power output is 3467 megawatt thermal, with a gross electrical output of approximately 1144 megawatt electric.
This SER presents the status of the staffs review of information submitted to the staff through April 21, 2006, the cutoff date for consideration in this SER. On March 3, 2006, the staff issued a draft SER which identified two open items that had to be resolved before the staff makes a final determination on the application. The two open items have now been resolved and SER Section 1.5 summarizes these items and their resolutions. SER Section 6 provides the staff's final conclusion on the review of the NMPNS License Renewal Application dated May 26, 2004, as amended July 14, 2005, and all its subsequent supplemental letters as listed in SER Appendix B.