Resolution of Generic Safety Issue 29: Bolting Degradation or Failure in Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-1339)

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Manuscript Completed: March 1990
Date Published: June 1990

Richard E. Johnson

Division of Safety Issues Resolution
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

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This report describes the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Generic Safety Issue 29, "Bolting Degradation or Failure in Nuclear Power Plants," including the bases for establishing the issue and its historical highlights. The report also desribes the activities of the Atomic Industrial Forum (AlF) relevant to this issue, including its cooperation with the Materials Properties Council (MPC) to organize a task group to help resolve the issue. The Electric Power Research Institute, supported by the AIF/MPC task group, prepared and issued a two-volume document that provides, in part, the technical basis for resolving Generic Safety Issue 29. This report presents the NRC's review and evaluation of the two-volume document and NRC's conclusion that this document, in conjunction with other information from both industry and NRC, provides the bases for resolving this issue.

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