Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station: Section 3–6 and Appendices A–D (NUREG-1907, Volume 2)
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Manuscript Completed: May 2008
Date Published: May 2008
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS) 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 VYNPS operating license (Facility Operating License Number DPR-28) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight March 21, 2012.
VYNPS is located approximately five miles south of Brattleboro, Vermont. The NRC issued the VYNPS construction permit on December 11, 1967, and the operating license on February 28, 1973. VYNPS is of a Mark I Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) design. General Electric supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Ebasco originally designed and constructed the plant. The VYNPS licensed power output is 1912 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 650 megawatt electric.
This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through February 21, 2008, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff identified six confirmatory items which were resolved before the staff made a final determination on the LRA. SER Section 1.6 summarizes these items and their resolution. Section 6.0 provides the staffs final conclusion on the review of the VYNPS LRA.