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 28)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2015
Date Published: August 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 SERs (SSERs) 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 (SE) 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 gave information on the status of the items remaining to be resolved that 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 27 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 OL for WBN, Unit 2.

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