Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Wolf Creek Generating Station (NUREG-1915)
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Manuscript Completed: October 2008
Date Published: October 2008
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 Wolf Creek Generating Station (WCGS), Unit 1, license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated September 27, 2006, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (WCNOC 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." WCNOC requests renewal of the WCGS operating license (Facility Operating License Number NPF-42) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight March 11, 2025.
WCGS is located approximately 3.5 miles northeast of Burlington, Kansas. The NRC issued the construction permit for WCGS on May 31, 1977, and operating license on June 4, 1985. WCGS Unit 1 is of a PWR design. Westinghouse Electric Corporation supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Daniel International originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant with the assistance of its agent, Bechtel. The WCGS Unit 1 licensed power output is 3565 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 1228 megawatt electric.
This SER presents the staff's review of information submitted through August 1, 2008, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER, and the final conclusion on the LRA review.