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Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1931)

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Manuscript Completed: November 2009
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November 2009

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (SSES), Units 1 and 2, license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated September 13, 2006, PPL Susquehanna, LLC (PPL 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." PPL requests renewal of the Units 1 and 2 operating licenses (Facility Operating License Numbers NPF-14 and NPF-22, respectively) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expirations at midnight July 17, 2022, for Unit 1, and at midnight March 23, 2024, for Unit 2.

SSES is located approximately 5 miles northeast of Berwick, PA. The NRC issued the construction permits for Units 1 and 2 on November 2, 1973. The NRC issued the operating licenses for Unit 1 on July 17, 1982, and on March 23, 1984, for Unit 2. Units 1 and 2 are of Mark 2 boiling water reactor (BWR) design. General Electric supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Bechtel originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant. On January 3 0 th , 2008, an Extend Power Uprate amendment was approved for SSES and the licensed power output of each unit is 3952 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 1300 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through July 28, 2009. The staff identified no open or confirmatory items. SER Section 6 provides the staff's final conclusion of its LRA review.

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