United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the Operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2 (NUREG-0847, Supplement 27)

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Manuscript Completed: December 2014
Date Published: January 2015

Docket No. 50-391: Tennessee Valley Authority

Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This report supplements the safety evaluation report (SER), NUREG-0847 (June 1982), with respect to the application filed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), as applicant and owner, for a license to operate Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) Unit 2 (Docket No 50-391).

In its SER and Supplemental SER (SSER) Nos. 1 through 20 issued by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the NRC staff documented its safety evaluation and determination that WBN Unit 1 met all applicable regulations and regulatory guidance. Based on satisfactory findings from all applicable inspections, on February 7, 1996, the NRC issued a full-power operating license (OL) to WBN Unit 1, authorizing operation up to 100-percent power.

In SSER 21, the NRC staff addressed TVA's application for a license to operate WBN Unit 2, and provided information regarding the status of the items remaining to be resolved, which were outstanding at the time that TVA deferred construction of WBN Unit 2, and were not evaluated and resolved as part of the licensing of WBN Unit 1. SSERs 22 to 26 documented the NRC staff's ongoing evaluation and closure of open items in support of TVA's application for a license to operate WBN Unit 2.

In this and future SSERs, the NRC staff continues its documentation of its review of open items in support of TVA's application for an operating license for WBN Unit 2.

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