Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2 (NUREG-1828)

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Manuscript Completed: May 2005
Date Published:
June 2005

Prepared by:
Gregory F. Suber

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

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2 (ANO-2), license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff (staff). By letter dated October 14, 2003, Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the applicant), submitted the LRA for ANO-2 in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). Entergy is requesting renewal of the operating licenses for ANO-2, (Facility Operating License No. NPF-6) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration dates (midnight, July 17, 2018).

The ANO site is located in southwestern Pope County, Arkansas, on a peninsula formed by Lake Dardanelle. The NRC issued ANO-2 construction permit on December 6,1972. The operating license were issued by the NRC on September 1, 1978. ANO-2 consists of a Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactor unit licensed to generate 3026 megawattsthermal (MWt), or approximately 1023 megawatts-electric (MWe).

This SER presents the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC in the application. The staff's conclusion of its review of the ANO-2 LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.

The NRC ANO-2 license renewal project manager is Mr. Gregory F. Suber. Mr. Suber may be reached at 301-415-1124. Written correspondence should be addressed to the License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-001.

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