BWR Off-Gas Systems - Enclosing NUREG/CR-0727 (Generic Letter 79-38)

                                                            GL 79-38

                                UNITED STATES 
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                            WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 

                                        August 22, 1979

All Boiling Water Reactor Licensees ( Except Humboldt)


The NRC staff has concluded the review of BWR off-gas systems pertaining to
explosions.  The staff has determined that your system, along with procedures
and/or committed changes, provides reasonable assurance that the potential for
external off-gas explosions is minimized.

The enclosed report, NUREG/CR-0727, "Boiling Water Reactor Off-Gas Systems
Evaluation," prepared by the staff and its consultant, summarizes their
evaluation and is provided for your information.


                                    W. P. Gammill, Acting Assistant Director
                                      for Operating Reactors Projects 
                                    Division of Operating Reactors


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