Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Appendices – Final Report (NUREG-1437, Volume 2)

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Manuscript Completed: April 1996
Date Published: May 1996

Division of Regulatory Applications
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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The generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) examines the possible environmental impacts that could occur as a result of renewing licenses of individual nuclear power plants under 10 CFR Part 54.  The GEIS, to the extent possible, establishes the bounds and significance of these potential impacts. The analyses in the GEIS encompass all operating light-water power reactors for each type of environmental impact.  The GEIS attempts to establish generic findings covering as many plants as possible. This GEIS has three principal objectives (1) to provide an understanding of the types and severity of environmental impacts that may occur as a result of license renewal of nuclear power plants under 10 CFR Part 54, (2) to identify and assess those impacts that are expected to be generic to license renewal, and (3) to support a rulemaking (10 CFR Part 51) to define the number and scope of issues that need to be addressed by the applicants in plant-by-plant license renewal proceedings.  To accomplish these objectives, the GEIS makes maximum use of environmental and safety documentation from original licensing proceedings and information from State and Federal regulatory agencies, the nuclear utility industry, the open literature, and professional contacts.

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